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 and Assistant Director
High-Performance Director of Conditioning and GMVS Jr. Program Director
A Romanian native, Lorant brings more than 15 years of coaching experience and international prestige to GMVS. Lorant’s coaching career began in 1996 during college in Romania when he was invited to run on snow sessions at the National University of Physical Education & Sports in Bucharest where he also pursued a degree in Physical Education and Sports. Lorant went on to compete nationally and eventually internationally, as a junior on the Romanian National Ski Team.
Lorant comes to GMVS most recently from Mount Mansfield Ski Club and Academy with experience as the Head of Strength and Conditioning, and alpine coach. With extensive knowledge of ski racing and athlete development, Lorant is dedicated to fostering individual development while pursuing competitive success and cultivating sportsmanship and team spirit.
GMVS Junior Program 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 Junior Program during the 2011 season. Sally lives in Waitsfield with her husband, Steve, and their two daughters, Katie and Hannah.
BigSnow Indoor Skiing (July 13 & 14, August 10 & 11)
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Camp Dates 2023: July 13 & 14, August 10 & 11
Open to U10’s and older, these indoor summer camps are designed to provide SL training opportunities in a constraint-based environment. Our goal for these high mileage indoor private training blocks is to establish and develop the fundamentals of skiing including fore/aft balance, carving, and pole plants (among other skills), as well as a SL skill sets in a variety of gate training elements.
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 training block.
- Families are responsible for their own transportation, and room and board.
- All participants must be current members of U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
- Camp registration fee: $455/camp. Non-refundable. The camp fee is based on 30 participants.
- The price for the camp is subject to change, if fewer than 30 athletes register.
Daily Camp Schedule:
8:30 am Meet at BigSnow (outside the parking lot entrance)
9:30 – 11:30 am On-snow session
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch break
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Dynamic stretching, agility, and core
1:30 pm Athlete pickup
Sunday River Race Camp (November 18-21, 2023)
Camp Dates 2023:November 18-21, 2023
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: $850 – Does not include lift tickets, lodging or food.
Holiday Race Camp (December 18-20, 2023)
Camp Dates 2023: December 18-20, 2023
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 full-time 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.
$700 – Day Camper; Does not include lift tickets, lodging or food.
$1300 – Overnight Camper; 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 (Multiple Sessions Available)
January 9-11, 2024
February 6-8, 2024
March 12-14, 2024
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, aligned with the NVC race schedule. When the race schedule is released camp disciplines will align and be announced at that 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