Upcoming Alumni Events 

Portland Alumni Event 

Root, root, root for the Sea Dogs with the CVA Big Dogs Thursday June 18th!  We invite all CVA alumni, trustees, and families in and around Greater Portland area to join us for a night of “baseball the way it should be” at Haddlock Stadium to watch the Portland Sea Dogs take on the Binghampton Mets. Who doesn’t love a Maine summer night out with fireworks, baseball, and Sea Dogs Biscuits?

This will be a very special night -- not only do we have more than 70 members of our CVA family coming to the game but Director of Academics Eric Chamberlin ’86 will be throwing out the first pitch at 5:30pm!  You won’t want to miss this!

 We have special reserve tickets are available just for YOU for purchase which are available by clicking here

When: Thursday June 18, 2015. Gates open at 4:30 pm, game starts at 6 pm. Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Connections Sarah Hinman will be standing by the entrance to greet you.

Where: Haddlock Field, 271 Park Avenue Portland, ME 04102 

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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