Gould Academy Competition Program

(Ages 7-19)

Next Level Competition

Sunday River is proud to partner with Gould Academy, a private college preparatory school located in Bethel, to offer the premier ski and snowboard competition programs in the Northeast.

The Gould Academy Competition Program (GACP) is designed for advanced skiers and snowboarders ages 7 to 19 with a desire to improve and compete within alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, or snowboarding. This is a season-long program that runs on weekends and holidays, focused on teaching young athletes the skills to compete in their chosen discipline. GACP combines the resources of Gould Academy and Sunday River to offer a high level of instruction with experienced coaches and low coach-to-athlete ratios complemented by the terrain and support of the ski resort, including dedicated training space. This winter, GACP will take a leap forward with the addition of the new Alera Group Competition Lift which will allow athletes to spend more time on snow and make the most of their training opportunities.

For athletes who want to pursue ski or snowboard competition further, Gould Academy also offers full-time competition programs.

GACP Overview

What to Expect

  • Program Schedule
    Programs run every weekend and holiday period beginning mid-November through the last weekend in March.
  • A Typical Day
    A typical training day begins at 8:30AM from the Kailey Competition Center, ending back there at 2:00PM.
  • Training Schedule
    Generally, training consists of two sessions with a break to warm up, eat, and spend time with family and friends.
  • Competition Schedule
    Many of our events are at Sunday River with some travel to area mountains in Maine and New Hampshire.
Program Philosophy

Healthy Competition

The Gould Academy Competition Program is designed to promote a love for skiing. snowboarding, and competition, and aims to creates an environment that encourages kids to be self-motivated, confident, and respectful. The program is intended to prepare athletes to compete at the highest levels in every age group.  

2019-20 GACP Pricing Through 10/14/19 After 10/14/19
Alpine $1,549 $1,649
Freestyle $1,549 $1,649
Snowboard $1,549 $1,649
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