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.

2019-2020 CAMPS

 

Thanksgiving Sunday River Race Camp: Nov. 23-26, 2019

Open to GMVS Ski Club 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).

Cost:  $600 per athlete - lift tickets are included, families are responsible for their own room and board.

Contact Sally Utter (sally@gmvs.org) for details. Register HERE by October 1, 2019

 

GMVS Power Term: Dec. 1-6, 2019

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. On a typical day, Power Term athletes spend 3.5 – 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. Regeneration sessions last between 1 to 2 hours in length and largely depend on the day’s on-snow training and desired objective.

Academics at Power Term keep 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.

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.

Cost:  $1,350 All inclusive—Lodging, lift tickets and 3 meals/day.
          $1,150 All inclusive, Sugarbush Pass Holders—Includes lodging and 3 meals/day.
          $1,055 Day Camp—Includes lift tickets, lunch & dinner.
          $   855 Day Camp—Includes lunch and dinner

Contact Sally Utter (sally@gmvs.org) for details. Register HERE by October 1.

 

Holiday Race Camp: Dec. 15-18, 2019

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.

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 the GMVS Ski Club, and dinner at GMVS. 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.

It is important to apply early as our Holiday Race Camp will be capped at forty athletes.

Cost:  $800 All inclusive—Lodging, lift tickets, and 3 meals/day.
          $685 All inclusive, Sugarbush Pass holders—Includes lodging and 3 meals/day.
          $625 Day camp—Includes lift tickets, lunch and dinner
          $500 Day camp, Sugarbush Pass holders—Includes lunch and dinner.

Contact Sally Utter (sally@gmvs.org) for details. Register HERE by October 1, 2019

 

Power Race Camps

January 7–9, 2020: GS Focus – Register HERE

February 4-6, 2020: Slalom Focus – Register HERE

March 10-12, 2020: 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 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 approval. 

Cost:   $375    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (does not include lunch or lift ticket)
           $525    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (includes lift ticket, but does not include lunch)

For possible housing for these camps, please contact Sally Utter at sally@gmvs.org.

 

Mt. Hood Summer Race Camp: June 16-26, 2020  

Register HERE by April 2nd • By Feb. 1st for Early Bird Pricing

GMVS academy coaches will offer an exceptional on-snow experience for U12 – U14 athletes. The Mt. Hood Summer camp offers:
  • 8 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 2019 Mt Hood Summer Camp.

Cost:   $3,000  (airfare not  included)  Before 1/1/20
           $3,200  (airfare not included)   Before 3/15/20
           $3,400 (airfare not included)   After 3/16/20

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.