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.
Holiday Race Camp (December 20-22, 2023)
Camp Dates 2023: December 20-22, 2023 (registration closed) | Stay Tuned for 2024 Dates
The three-day GMVS Holiday Race Camp is open to U.S. Ski and Snowboard and Alpine Canada registered U12 and U14 racers. Due to the highly selective nature of this camp, you will need to apply via the link above. Don’t wait to reserve your spot!
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. This is a perfect way to prepare for the Hobart Memorial Holiday Open U12/U14 race on Saturday, December 23. 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.
Tentative Daily Camp Schedule
8:30am – 3:00pm: On snow at Sugarbush Resort
3:00pm – 6:00pm: Evening activities including goal setting, guest speakers, SkillsQuest, regen, and more.
6:00pm Day camper pick up. Dinner for overnight campers followed by activities.
8:30pm- 9pm Lights out for overnight campers.
$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.
Race entries for the Holiday Hobart Open are not included in camp cost.
Power Race Camps (Multiple Sessions Available)
January 7-9, 2025 (SL Focus)
February 4-6, 2025 (GS Focus)
March 12-14, 2024 (SL Focus) — Registration Closes March 6th
These three-day camps are designed to be intense training periods, focusing on one discipline at a time, aligned with the NVC race schedule. 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.
2023-2024 Camp Cost: $600 – Does not include lunch or lift ticket
BigSnow Indoor Skiing
Camp Dates 2024: July 18 – 19, August 8 – 9
Open toU14s and under, 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.
- 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: $550/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
Mammoth Summer Race Camp
Camp Dates 2024: June 18-25, 2024
Join GMVS at Mammoth Mountain for six days of on-snow training focused on building solid ski racing fundamentals in a GS environment this summer. Designed for U12 and U14 athletes (Years of birth: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011), this camp will provide aspiring racers personalized instruction tailored to their skill level and goals. With access to world-class terrain and top-notch training facilities, participants will elevate their racing in a supportive and dynamic environment.
Athletes born in 2015 and 2016 are welcome to join the camp, though they must stay with an adult chaperone, typically a parent, who books accommodations through Juniper Lodge. Chaperones are expected to secure their own travel/transportation, travel with their child, prepare their child for activities each day and put them to bed at night.
The Mammoth Summer camp offers:
- 6 days of on-snow training
- A combination of technical free skiing and GS training on a daily basis
- Video analysis
- Technical and tactical written evaluations
A Typical Day on Snow:
7:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Load the lift
8:15 a.m. On-Snow Training
12:30 p.m. Lunch at Mammoth Mountain’s Broadway Marketplace
1:00 p.m. Head back to condos – free time to rest
2:30 p.m. Dryland, local adventures, video and ski tuning
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. All camp meeting/activity
8:00 p.m. In rooms
8:30 p.m. Lights out
Off snow adventures such as hiking around Convict Lake, Devil’s Postpile and Rainbow Falls, trail running, swimming in alpine lakes, visiting the local hot springs, bowling at Mammoth Rock n’ Bowl, ice skating and activities at the Community Recreation Center, and exploring the town of Mammoth Lakes.
Camp rates include lift access, coaching, dryland, off-snow activities, lodging and meals.
- $3,000 ($3200 after May 5th) — airfare not included
All participants must be current members of U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
Families are responsible for booking athlete flights. GMVS has booked flights for staff on the following itinerary:
DL 859 U 18JUN BOS-SLC 635A-1003A 18JUN
DL1595 U 18JUN SLC-RNO 1100A-1130A 18JUN
WN 991 W 25JUN RNO-MDW 600A-1135A 25JUN
WN1377 W 25JUN MDW-BOS 120P- 440P 25JUN
This is not a group booking and reservations will be made on a first come first served basis. Please note that airfare is currently running at approximately $750-$900 roundtrip and are subject to change until tickets are purchased. We recommend that you book soon to make sure that you are on the same flights as staff and that you get the best pricing.
If you are traveling with your athlete and are flexible with your travel dates and airports, then you can book alternative flights so long as you arrive in Mammoth by the evening of June 18th.
Ground transportation from the Reno International Airport will be provided for athletes who book flights landing within 2 hours of the coaches’ itinerary noted above.
If you book your athlete on their own itinerary that doesn’t match up with the group within a reasonable time, you will also need to coordinate transportation down to Mammoth Lakes to meet the group there.
Sunday River Race Camp (November 23-26, 2024)
November 23-26, 2024
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).
Estimated Camp Cost: $850 – Does not include lift tickets, lodging or food.
Meet Our Junior Development Program Director and Assistant Director
High-Performance Director of Conditioning and GMVS Junior 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.