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By Mike Lowe
CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Keegan Kilbride once played football and lacrosse at Portland High School. But after his freshman year on Cumberland Avenue, he decided he wanted to attend Carrabassett Valley Academy, where, he said, “I can ski every day.’’
Now a senior, he has a difficult time getting his friends in Portland to understand that he actually does more than ski.
Sophomore Abi Zagnoli added that her friends often ask, “Do you guys even go to school, or do you just ski?’’
Who can blame them?
Since it opened in 1982, Carrabassett Valley Academy has gained a reputation for producing some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the nation, 11 of whom have gone on to compete in the Olympics, pulling in three gold medals, three silvers and a bronze. When the Winter Olympics open in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 7, as many as 12 CVA alumni could be on the mountains of Krasnaya Polyana. Two more will be coaching on their national teams. Read full article