- Overall, CVA has had 11 Olympians, taking home 3 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze medals. Graduates also include 28 national team members, 72 national titles, 10 X-Games competitors, 6 times "Best Big Mountain Snowboarder of the Year", and 22 NCAA and USCSA All-Americans. These statistics span all of the disciplines offered at CVA.
- Carrabassett Valley Academy has a variety of winter athletic programs as well as cross-training sports in the fall and spring seasons. Winter program offerings include Alpine, Snowboard, Moguls, Park and Pipe, ALPS, and Skier X . In the fall, CVA offers soccer and mountain biking. In the spring, there are many non-competitive teams that change year to year based on student interest. Some of the teams offered have been golf, tennis, kayaking, and cycling.
- The Athletic department is a pivotal aspect of the co-curricular experience at CVA. It provides students with the opportunity to compete around the world, but also helps teach life skills about goal setting, teamwork, time management, and commitment.
Our Coaching Staff
CVA prides itself in offering one of the most qualified coaching staffs in the country. The staff includes former national team, collegiate, and X-games coaches. Many of CVA’s coaches attended CVA when they were younger, and have experience competing in World Cups, World Championships, Nor-Ams, NCAA Championships, and many other levels across all programs. CVA coaches have extensive experience traveling with athletes across the world. They are a source of both guidance and mentorship in the time spent competing and training, teaching student-athletes the lessons of life on and off of the hill.
Many of the most prominent snowsports athletes in American history are CVA graduates. Bode Miller, Seth Wescott, Kirsten Clark, Jeremy Jones, Emily Cook and Mark Fawcett have all made immense contributions to the development of their sport after graduation. Overall, CVA has had 11 Olympians, taking home 3 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze medal. Graduates also include 28 national team members, 72 national titles, 10 X-games competitors, 6 times “Best Big Mountain Snowboarder of the Year,” and 22 NCAA and USCSA All-Americans. These statistics span all of the disciplines offered at CVA.
Striking a Balance
Whether or not a CVA student-athlete goes on to become an Olympian, the critical balance between academics and athletics teaches important life lessons. CVA student-athletes are posed with the challenge of balancing rigorous college preparatory work with intense competition schedules. This teaches our students how to manage their time, gear, bodies, and skills to create a successful person both inside and outside of the classroom, and on and off the mountain. College officials tell CVA teachers and administrators every year how much they love our graduates because of their exceptional time-management skills. Alumni attribute their college success to the unique challenges they encountered at CVA.
Everyone in the CVA community works to create a competitive environment that fosters personal growth and promotes the setting of and achievement of goals. The unique CVA co-curricular experience creates student-athletes who are prepared for the most rigorous collegiate settings including Harvard, MIT, and Dartmouth. Colleges want students that can perform at the level of CVA students for both academic and athletic purposes. Colleges know that CVA students are bred to succeed in challenging environments and situations. This is why CVA graduates have such high college acceptance rates, and such high acceptance rates to first college of choice.