Upcoming Alumni Events


Portland Alumni Event


With all the cold weather we’ve had this winter, we are looking forward to getting outside and (hopefully) enjoying some warm weather activities soon! Currently, we are thinking about getting people together for a Portland Sea Dogs game for May or June, potentially with dinner at Salvage BBQ (just up the street from Haddlock Field) beforehand depending on the game start time. We want to make this an event that is open to everyone and family friendly. If you are interested in coming or would like to help us recruit people to come, please contact Sarah Hinman at shinman@gocva.com or (207) 237-4471.


For all event info/questions, please contact:

Sarah Hinman, Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Connections

Recent Alumni Events


CVA Alumni Day and Holiday Party


We are still smiling at the fact we had such great participation and energy for our CVA Alumni Day and especially for the annual alumni Holiday Party. This was the best year yet! 15 alumni bought tickets as part of our special deal with Sugarloaf and it was great to see so many people out on the slopes, enjoying hot chocolate and coffee at Bullwinkle’s and burgers at The Bag.

We were worried a few years back when we decided to have the alumni party at the CVA Academic Center rather than at the Rack, but you guys and gals proved you can have fun just about anywhere. We’d like to give a special shout out to the Big Dogs from the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014 who came back – we hope you join us every year! 

A few lucky alums walked away with some good looking CVA swag from LL Bean that they won in the Annual Fund raffle. Our best guess is that we had 76 Big Dogs with us at the party and clearly the message of the evening was that although the campus may have changed for some of you, our CVA spirit remains the same.

CVA Alumni Event- Park City, UT


We had another great Ski Academy Alumni Reunion out in Park City, UT in February. Alums gathered at High West Distillery for some après ski fun and then enjoyed a day of Utah powder on Saturday.  A big thank you to all who came out to reconnect with their fellow Big Dogs and alums from other New England ski academies; the CVA community spreads far and wide!.  We are looking forward already to next year’s event. If you are interested in getting involved, please email Sarah Hinman at shinman@gocva.com.



December 11, 2014  

A small but very merry group of CVA alumni gathered in Tribeca at the gorgeous home of Damon Bayles ’96 and Clinton Kelly. We had a wonderful time reminiscing about CVA and getting updates on life and work. The party was made even more festive by Damon’s wonderful mother Casey making an appearance as well as by their sweet dog, Mary, who may not look it, but is indeed a stellar Big Dog!  We hope more of you can join us next year when we’re back in the city – we’re looking to possibly do this event in November instead. Give us a shout if you’d like to be involved: shinman@gocva.com.



November 7, 2014

This year’s Portland event was a fun combination of casual conversation and high energy movie viewing. Ten alumni gathered at the Little Tap House to enjoy some snack and refreshments and swap stories about life in the Capricorn (basement flooding and skylight adventures were hot topics). We then ventured to the State Theater to view the ski movie “Almost Ablaze” by Teton Gravity Research – there was tangible excitement in the room with great anticipation of a very snowy winter.  It was a great night deemed “babysitter worthy” by those alums with kids at home. We are all looking forward to the next gathering of Big Dogs in Portland – likely in late Spring 2015.



This year’s event happened on October 17, 2014 at the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill in Boston, MA and was a great success! We had a strong Big Dog showing of 13 alums who had the opportunity to mingle with some alums from Killington Mountain School, Stratton Mountain School, Green Mountain Valley School, and Okemo Mountain School. A good time was had by all and we look forward to next year’s event!

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