Green Mountain Academy was founded in 2014 as an organization committed to competition based training for Freeski and Snowboard athletes age 6-17. From extreme mountain and freestyle skiing to all disciplines of snowboarding we offer programs which further development beyond instruction based lessons. Using the U.S. Ski and Snowboard training system in combination with our skill progression system creates a clear path for maximum growth. Our staff is one of the highest certified group of coaches in the country. These amazing individuals empower athlete's to support each other, respect self/others, set goals for personal growth, manage fear/risk/reward, overcome adversity, and have fun while representing their sport in a responsible and respectful manner.
Each session begins in the Mansfield base lodge with weekend groups heading to the lift at 8:30 and weekdays at 9:00am and 12:30pm. We typically begin with a highly structured session while conditions and athletes are fresh.
-To participate in GMA programs/camps all athletes must have current USSA membership.
-Must have ability to remain in control using all edges on intermediate terrain at a moderate pace.
-Must have appropriate clothing/equipment and able to withstand mountain environment for extended periods.
-Helmet use is mandatory.
-Must have pass or ticket.
-Must submit GMA athlete code of conduct, concussion awareness, and waiver forms.
We provide fundamental competition based training and support for all snowboard and freeski disciplines. Competing in USASA, USSA, IFSA, STEFT, and other events is not mandatory but highly encouraged. The common mission of these organizations is to facilitate fun and fair events for all ages across the country, to attract snowboarders and freeskiers, promote their development, provide member education, influence the future of our sports, and serve as qualifiers for national and international competition. There are many lessons to teach an athlete before, during, and after a competition day. These experiences build charachter and help prepare athletes for the future wherever they may go. We will ask everyone to try one event.