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October 24, 2016

Dear Freestyle Weekend Program Families:

Registration is still open for the Freestyle Weekend Program.  If you haven't registered  your athlete(s) for this season, this is a good time to do so, as our opening day (December 3rd) is only 6 short Saturday’s away.  If you have family or friends with children that may be interested in joining our weekend program, please encourage them to register and to get in touch with me if they have any questions.  We always welcome new families into the program and it’s fun to see new faces out on the slopes.  

L.L. Bean CVA Jackets are ready for you to order: We encourage you to order this week for the best selection. This winter, we will be ordering team mogul pants from Rutt Mogul Pants. Check out the Rutt Mogul Pants website for detailed sizing information. Our team color will be white to blend in with the snow better, making it less likely that the judges will notice minor technique flaws during competition.  The pant sizes begin with children’s size 7-8, and sizing goes all the way up to adult large pants. They regularly cost $160 per pair along with a $40 per pair shipping charge.  By placing a team order, the shipping fee will be waived.  I plan to place the team order the week of November 14th. Email me by November 7th at to let me know you plan to order mogul pants. Once I receive an email from you, I will reply with an order form and payment information.

We will have an after-skiing parent/team meeting at 2:30 p.m. on December 3rd at a location to be determined. We will discuss competition schedules and other program logistics.  This meeting will be followed up with a Holiday Vacation week meeting at a date/location also to be determined.

If your child needs new ski equipment, please plan to visit Jerrod Dicentes at The Downhill Supply Company on a Saturday before the program begins.  Jerrod has years of experience and knows exactly what skis, boots and bindings will work best for freestyle athletes.  Boots that fit and flex properly are critical for young athletes; please don’t make the common mistake of buying boots that are too big, as they make it very difficult to turn quickly. Generally speaking, entry level freestyle program athletes should be skiing on weight and ability appropriate twin tip skis.   If your athlete can ski comfortably and aggressively on all terrain, their skis should fall somewhere between their nose and forehead.  If your athlete falls into the advanced-intermediate or beginning-expert categories, or is quite light in weight for their age, the recommended ski length would be between chin and nose. If you can’t make it to the mountain before ski season, we will be holding a “fit night” in early December at Downhill Supply Company at a date to be determined.

The majority of CVA freestyle weekend program athletes will be competing in USSA competitions this winter.  The USSA schedule has yet to be finalized, but should be posted soon at  which has a wealth of information on competing in our sport.

Trampoline Club:

Improve your performance and confidence on the snow by joining our Trampoline Club.  The Trampoline Club is offered exclusively to WP athletes. Our coaches will teach you upright and inverted tricks at our trampoline facility at the Anti-Gravity Complex complete with harness and spotting apparatus.

Trampoline Club is for athletes ages 8-19. We will meet on select Saturdays at 2pm-4pm from December to March. CVA will provide Transportation from Sugarloaf Mtn. The pick-up spot is at the stairs below Delle's Restaurant.  A CVA van will depart at 2pm for the Anti-Gravity Center.

For more information on the Trampoline Club contact Joan Dolan, 207-215 8741 or register online..

Dates (Not available during Christmas & February Vacation):

December  17th.

January  7th, 14th, 21st, 28th.

February  4th, 11th, 18th.

March  4th, 11th, 18th, 25th.

We understand that athletes will be competing on some of these weekends, We have scheduled trampoline training every Saturday that the AGC is open to our program this season. It is our hope that each athlete could attend at least 9 sessions of the 12 that are offered.

Winter Training Camp: SAVE THE DATES

Save the dates for our upcoming  winter training camp at Sugarloaf. More information and registration will be coming soon.

January 3rd-6th  

Joan Dolan
Freestyle Weekend Program Manager
Carrabassett Valley Academy
(207) 215-8741



Hello Weekend Program Families! 

We hope you are enjoying your summer and have transitioned from goggle to farmer's tans. We are both very excited to once again be a part of the CVA community – USSA’s 2016 Club of the Year! – and look forward to seeing you and your children. We are talking with parents, coaches and Sugarloaf personnel, creating calendars, inventorying equipment and designing programming to help ensure this season builds upon the program’s proven excellence. We will continue to be in touch as more plans are finalized and details become available.

Key notes today:

Weekend Program Registration for the 2016/2017 season is NOW LIVE. Please note: to save $75 on your registration fee you must submit all forms and payment by October 11th. 

The program will run from December 3rd, 2016 to April 2nd, 2017. All other aspects (times, training during vacation weeks) of the program will remain unchanged. The price is the same as last year. 


Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on opening day!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact either of us. 

Nate McKenzie
CVA Freestyle Program Director
Joan Dolan
CVA Freestyle Weekend Program Manager


3197 Carrabassett Drive
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947


Fax: 207.237.2213