Gould Academy continues to provide some of the best alpine training in the East, and with the addition of a new $1.1 million T-bar on their training venue, this top-notch program just got stronger.
The new lift will service the Monday Mourning training and race slope at Sunday River. The venue provides excellent early-season training on the most dependable snow in the East. It also allows for full-length Slalom and Giant Slalom runs with a four-minute turnaround.
Former U.S. Ski team coach Parker Gray recently joined Kurt Simard and Rogan Connell in a leadership position on the Gould coaching staff. A Gould grad who served on the Men’s Alpine staff for three years and coached in the 2018 Olympics, Gray now leads Gould’s post-graduate Gap Year program, a small program for highly competitive skiers who are college-accepted high school graduates (male and female) and focused on earning spots on college programs and/or the US Ski Team (Simard and Connell are both former Division I collegiate coaches).
Athletes can get an early start in the Gould program as well. Based at the Gould campus only six miles from Sunday River, the Winter Term program for 7th and 8th graders provides a strong academic component to alpine training six days a week from November to March.
“This is incredibly exciting,” says On Snow Program Director Kurt Simard. “Gould is unique in that we have all the pieces here for student-athletes to reach their goals.”
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