Ski Camps

Come try out one of our alpine or Nordic camps so you can experience GMVS yourself! 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.
 

Should you be interested in any camp opportunities, please contact our Alpine Director, Steve Utter (sutter@gmvs.org) or Nordic Director, Colin Rodgers (crodgers@gmvs.org) for more information.

2018-2019 CAMPS

Alpine Camps

Thanksgiving Sunday River Race Camp: November 16-20, 2018
REGISTER HERE between July 1 – October 1, 2018       

This camp is for GMVS Ski Club athletes U10 and older and is designed to provide early season on-snow mileage and will focus on technical free skiing. Sally Utter will be the Head Coach for 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, pole plants, etc. We will drive up to Sunday River in a GMVS van leaving Friday evening, and we will ski Saturday, November 17th - Tuesday, November 20th. Pick up will be at GMVS Tuesday night at 6:30pm.

The cost of this camp is $1000 per athlete. Transportation, food, lodging or lift ticket all included. For inquiries or questions, please contact Sally Utter at sally@gmvs.org.


GMVS Power Term: December 2-7, 2018
REGISTER HERE

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 as well as Alpine Canada registered U12 and U14 racers.
Athletics
Athletes participating in Power Term will see GMVS' renowned athletic program first hand. They will train alongside GMVS coaches and athletes on the famed Kelly Brush Race Arena, and do dryland training in the world-class Racing Performance Center.
On a typical day, Power Term athletes spend 3.5 - 6 hours on-snow 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 Racing Performance Center. Dryland sessions will focus on improving the athlete's agility, coordination, balance, stamina and aerobic fitness. Regeneration sessions last anywhere between 1 and 2 hours in length and largely depend on the day's on-snow training and desired objective.
Academics
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
Room and Board
Campers will lodge with a GMVS staff member at the White Horse Inn at the base of Mount Ellen, GMVS’s primary training site. Breakfast will be served at the Inn, lunch and dinner will be at GMVS.

 

Holiday Race Camp:  December 16-19

REGISTER HERE between July 1st and closes October 1st.

GMVS is hosting a Holiday Race Camp for USSA and Alpine Canada registered U12 and U14 ski racers, December 16-19, 2018.  Our focus will be to provide participants with a three day, high-volume training opportunity, focused on technical free skiing, and slalom and giant slalom drills and exercises.

Campers will lodge at the White Horse Inn at the base of Mount Ellen—GMVS’s primary training site.  Breakfast will be served at the Inn, lunch at Mount Ellen cafeteria, and dinner at GMVS.

The daily schedule is packed with activities that will jumpstart the young ski racer’s season.  Each day will have 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 US Ski and Snowboard SkillsQuest - Fitness Screening, video analysis, tuning, and tuning clinics in the Racing Performance Center (GMVS gym and tuning facility).  The HRC coaching staff is primarily made up of fulltime GMVS Academy 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 in need of improvement, and results of the US Ski and Snowboard SkillsQuest - Fitness Screening.

It is important to apply early as our Holiday Race camp will be capped at forty athletes.  For inquiries or questions, please contact Sally Utter, HRC Camp Director at sally@gmvs.org.

 

Power Race Camps:

January 8-10, 2019: GS Focus   REGISTER HERE
February 5-7, 2019: Slalom Focus  REGISTER HERE
March 12-14, 2019:  Slalom Focus  REGISTER HERE

Registration opens July 15th and closes 2 weeks prior to the start of camp.

These three day camps are designed to be an intense training period focusing on one discipline at a time with a comprehensive progression with video analysis and timing provided for each camp.  Camps will run 9:00am-3:00pm each day.

 These camps are designed for U12/U14’s.  U10’s accepted with coaches recommendations only.  
For inquiries or questions, please contact Sally Utter at sally@gmvs.org.   

 

Mt. Hood Summer Race Camp: June 18-27, 2019
REGISTER HERE between July 1st and April 2nd

Camp Director Steve Utter, along other GMVS academy and club coaches, will offer an exceptional on-snow experience for U12 – U14 athletes. The Mt. Hood Summer camp offers:
  •. 7 days of on-snow training
  •. Daily technical free skiing, slalom and GS training
  •. Physical conditioning, tuning and video analysis
  •. Technical and tactical written evaluations
CLICK HERE to view our blog from the 2018 Mt Hood Summer Camp. For more information please contact Sally Utter at sally@gmvs.org.

 

Vermont Nordic Summer Dry – Land Camp at the Green Mountain Valley School (One week in August)

A focused dry-land training experience brings athletes from around the country to train beside GMVS skiers in our home environment. We focus on video technique analysis and time trial testing efforts, head to head high speed sprint training, strength and plyometric work at the Racing Performance Center on campus, and complete over distance work outs on the Long Trail.

 

Eliteam World Cup and Europa Cup Camps – July

Eliteam camps , coordinated by Doug and Kelly Lewis, utilize the entire GMVS campus, including the Racing Performance Center, dormitories, fields and ropes courses. Eliteam teaches young athletes to challenge themselves, “dig deeper”, and become stronger, faster, healthier and more confident athletes.