Looking to make a breakthrough in your skiing before the season begins? Consider joining a GMVS Junior Development camp. Throughout the year, GMVS offers several camps for aspiring ski racers who want to gain important technical and tactical skills, or experience GMVS first hand. We offer a variety of opportunities throughout the year when you can visit the GMVS campus, train at our amazing facilities, and/or travel with our coaches and racers.
Meet Our Junior Development Program Director
GMVS Ski Club Assistant Director
Sally grew up in the Mad River Valley and was a member of the Sugarbush/GMVS Ski Club as a young racers. Sally graduated from GMVS in 1987, was a member of the U.S. Ski Team from 1985 to 1989 and a four-time first-team All-American and NCAA champion, skiing for the University of Vermont. While at UVM she majored in Secondary Education. After coaching U19 boys at GMVS, Sally spent ten years running the Mad River Ski Club before coming to the Sugarbush/GMVS Ski Club during the 2011 season. Sally lives in Waitsfield with her husband, Steve, and their two daughters, Katie and Hannah.
BigSnow Indoor Skiing (Multiple Sessions Available)
Open to U8’s and older, these camps are designed to provide early season, on-snow mileage focused on fundamental skills, including fore/aft balance, carving, and pole plants (among other skills).
Lorant Gudasz, Ski Club Director, and Sally Utter, Ski Club Assistant Director will lead these camps. Additional staff will depend on the numbers and ages of participants.
- Each session will run for the duration of the 2-hour ticket purchased.
- Families are responsible for their own room and board as well as lift tickets.
- All participants must be current members of U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
COACHING FEE (does not include tickets, lodging, or lane space):
- $125/day – does not include tickets, lodging, or lane space
- Minimum of 5 registered athletes are needed to run the session.
DAILY CAMP SCHEDULE:
9:15am Meet at BigSnow locker space
10am–12pm On-snow session
12pm – 12:45pm Lunch break
12:45pm – 1:30pm Dynamic stretching, agility, and core
1:30pm Athlete pickup
CAMP DATES 2022/2023:
July 16 & 17 – 10am – 12pm
August 13 & 14 – 10am – 12pm
September 17 & 18 – 10am – 12pm
October 15 & 16 – 10am – 12pm
November 5 & 6 – 10am – 12pm
Slope Access Information: Big Snow Slope Access.
*If you are planning to join us multiple times this summer and fall, we suggest you look into the Slope Access 6 Pack. For more information on BigSnow, including hours of operations and directions click HERE.
Sunday River Race Camp (November 19-22, 2022)
Open to U10s and older, this camp is designed to provide early season, on-snow mileage focused on technical free skiing. Sally Utter will be leading this camp—additional staff will depend on the numbers and ages of participants. The goal of this camp is to get athletes back on snow and work on fundamental skills including fore/aft balance, carving, and pole plants (among other skills).
Camp Cost: $845 – Does not include lift tickets, lodging or food.
GMVS Power Term (December 5-9, 2022)
GMVS Power Term is a five day program designed to jumpstart the young ski racer’s season. It is open to U.S. Ski and Snowboard and Alpine Canada registered U12 and U14 athletes.
Participating athletes will see GMVS’ renowned athletic program first hand. They will train with GMVS coaches and athletes on the famed Kelly Brush Race Arena, and participate in dryland training in the Racing Performance Center.
On a typical day, Power Term athletes spend 4 – 6 hours on-hill training under the direction of GMVS coaches, incorporating directed free skiing, drills, and gate training.
Each afternoon Power Term athletes participate in a regeneration session in the Race Performance Center. Sessions focus on improving the athlete’s agility, coordination, balance, stamina, and aerobic fitness.
At Power Term, athletics and academics are in balance. When athletes are not participating in our athletic activities, designated academic blocks allow Power Term athletes to complete lesson plans and homework set up by their home school. GMVS faculty are present to monitor Power Term athletes during academic blocks and address any questions they may have regarding their homework.
$975.00 – Does not include lift tickets, lodging or food.
$1475 – Includes lodging and meals (no lift ticket). Campers will lodge with a GMVS staff member at the Mad River Barn Inn. Breakfast will be served at the Inn. Lunch and dinner will be at GMVS.
Holiday Race Camp (December 19-21, 2022)
The three day GMVS Holiday Race Camp is open to U.S. Ski and Snowboard and Alpine Canada registered U12 and U14 racers. This high-volume training opportunity will be focused on technical free skiing, as well as Slalom and Giant Slalom drills and exercises.
The daily schedule is packed with activities that will jumpstart the young ski racer’s season. Each day will include a technical free ski block, a break for lunch, and a gate-training block on the famed Kelly Brush Race Area. After skiing, campers will go to the GMVS campus for physical conditioning and U.S. Ski and Snowboard SkillsQuest-Fitness testing, video analysis, tuning, and tuning clinics in the Racing Performance Center (GMVS’ world-class athletic facility). The Holiday Race Camp coaching staff is primarily made up of fulltime GMVS coaches—many of whom are former national team coaches or athletes. Participants receive a written camp evaluation focused on technical and tactical strengths and areas for improvement, along with the results of the SkillsQuest-Fitness testing. Does not include lift tickets, lodging or food.
$585 – Does not include lift tickets, lodging or food.
$1085 – Includes lodging and meals (no lift ticket). Campers will lodge with a GMVS staff member at the Mad River Barn Inn. Breakfast will be served at the Inn. Lunch and dinner will be at GMVS.
Power Race Camps
January 10-12, 2023: GS Focus | REGISTER HERE
February 7-9, 2023: Slalom Focus | REGISTER HERE
March 14-16, 2023: Slalom Focus | REGISTER HERE
Registration for all camps is open and closes two weeks prior to the start of each camp.
These three-day camps are designed to be intense training periods, focusing on one discipline at a time. Camps run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and include a comprehensive technical progression with video analysis and timing. These camps are designed for U12 and U14 athletes. U10s may be accepted with coach’s recommendations. For possible housing for these camps, please contact Sally Utter.
Camp Cost: $600 – Does not include lunch or lift ticket