A new skills development program at Mount Sunapee Resort called MyPlace was designed for skiers and riders ages 13 to 17. 

Mount Sunapee staff held conference calls with young skiers and boarders over the summer to help create a program just for them. Sunapee asked what they wanted out of a program, what would make it fun, what it should do, and shouldn't do.

"These kids were amazing," said Maura Gorman, director of the Learning Center at Mount Sunapee. "They were prepared, articulate, and knew exactly what they wanted and didn't want." 

The panel definitely wanted to improve their skills, but not on the "bunny" slopes.  Hence, MyPlace is for intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders.. Their classroom will be the main mountain at Sunapee including the glades, mogul runs, and terrain parks. Skiers and riders will be grouped by age and personal goals in a fast-paced two hour session.

Two-hour MyPlace sessions are available weekends and holidays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Each session costs $50 per person.   Contact the Learning Center at (603) 763-3500.