Gould Academy Competition Program

(Ages 7-19)
Alpine, Freestyle & Snowboard

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 their ability 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. In 2020, GACP took a giant leap forward with the addition of the Alera Group Competition Lift on Locke Mountain which allows 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 incorporates full-time competition programs into their overall school curriculum to offer an unmatched opportunity for student-athletes.


GACP Overview

What to Expect

  • Program Schedule
    Programs run every weekend and holiday period beginning mid-November through the last weekend in March.
  • Typical Day
    A typical training day begins at 8:30AM from the Gould Competition Center and ends at 2:00PM.
  • Training Schedule
    Generally, training consists of two sessions with a lunch break to warm up, eat, and spend time with friends.
  • Competition Schedule
    Schedules vary by age and compition level, but include multiple events at Sunday Rive and some travel to other Maine mountains.
Program Philosophy

Healthy Competition

The Gould Academy Competition Program is designed to build and support a love for skiing, snowboarding, and competition while creating an environment that helps kids grow into self-motivated, confident, and respectful athletes who support each other.

2020-21 GACP Pricing Through 10/12/20 After 10/12/20
Alpine $1,599 TBD
Freestyle $1,599 TBD
Snowboard $1,549 TBD
Sunday River Ski & Snowboard Club

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