Sunday River Ski & Snowboard Club


The Sunday River Ski & Snowboard Club, founded in 1992, is a (501C-3) non-profit snowsports educational foundation located in Bethel, Maine. The primary role of SRSSC is to provide support, both financial and human resources, to improve the overall experience of the athletes engaged in competitive training programs at Sunday River Ski Resort through the Gould Academy Competition Program (GACP). GACP offers training programs for alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, and snowboarding. Fulltime and weekend training programs offer outstanding coaching for athletes who are dedicated to pursuing athletic achievement.
  • Alpine skiers can participate in training programs for J6 through J1 age racers.
  • Freestyle programs include moguls, halfpipe, and slopestyle in categories known as "B" or "A" competitors.
  • The Snowboarding Program provides training for athletes interested in halfpipe,  slopestyle, bordercross, slalom, and giant slalom.
SRSSC also provides numerous social activities and benefits for the Sunday River skiing and riding enthusiast. A variety of social and fundraising events are conducted throughout the ski season to bring families together and to raise money to support programs. The Club supports a grant program designed to help local kids become involved in skiing and riding. The Club also dedicates funds to various projects, programs, and/or equipment that serves to enrich and improve the overall training experience of the athletes involved in competition programs. Examples of this are the purchase of new timing equipment, race bibs, and most recently, a jump bag that can be used year-round for jump training in all disciplines. For more information on Gould Academy Competition Programs, please go to or

SRSSC Vision - Our vision is to be the best snowsports club in the nation supporting the best training and competition programs in the United States. Our vision is to have an active, engaged membership that see and understand the value of working to support our athletes and those who work with them at the highest level. Our vision is to provide support and guidance driven by the core principles of excellence, integrity, and family values.

SRSSC Mission - Our mission is to provide value to our members and to the programs we support. We provide support to give young athletes of all ages, abilities, and committment levels the opportunity to enjoy and pursue excellence in alpine and freestyle skiing, and snowboarding. We do this in the spirit of volunteerism and a sense of community.

Social Events
The club schedules get-togethers several times a month during the winter. Some examples are apres ski socials at area restaurants, tubing night and pot-luck dinners.  The club is committed to offering activities for its adult, family and youth members.

Member Discounts
Membership in the SRSSC provides members with access to discounts at area merchants and restaurants.

The club awards up to $5000 in grants each year to youth members who belong to a seasonal program at Sunday River, including Alpine Racing (Gould Academy Competition Program or Telstar), Freestyle and Snowboarding. Applicants can be involved in part-time or full-time programs. Grants are awarded to local youth as assistance for payment of program fees and to support athletes who have earned the opportunity to compete in regional and/or national skiing and snowboarding competitions based on their competitive performance during the season. Grant money has also been given to the local schools to expand and enhance the RugRats program. RugRats is a learn-to-ski program run cooperatively through Perfect Turn and Gould Academy students to offer elementary school children the chance to learn how to ski and ride. Many of these local children might not otherwise have the chance to ski or ride if it were not for RugRats. Funding for all of these programs comes from dues and fundraising activities.

Gould Academy Competition Program Support
The SRSSC provides funding to The Gould Academy Competition Program (GACP) for the purchase of special equipment for seasonal programs in all disciplines. In addition, the SRSSC provides GACP with funding to support its coaches in special training and certification opportunities.

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