On Tuesday, December 27th, Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA) officially opened the CVA Colby T-bar, realizing a 40-year dream of a new and improved training venue at Sugarloaf. The new high-speed surface lift, situated between a widened Competition Hill and the Narrow Gauge trail, coupled with state-of-the-art snowmaking, provides an ideal training ground for competitive skiers and snowboarders.
The capital project, called The Podium Project, is the result of a partnership between CVA, Sugarloaf, Sugarloaf Ski Club, Colby College, and the University of Maine Farmington (UMF). The venue helps position Sugarloaf as a world-class, early-season destination for training.
Early in December, CVA coaches, athletes, and their families reunited with dear friends and welcomed new ones with the start of our Weekend Program. Three hundred athletes ages 8 to 19 registered for our program this year, representing the disciplines of Alpine, Freestyle, Snowboard, and Ski Cross.
This schedule will begin on November 13th if we can ski/ride by then. If we are unable to do so, a special schedule for November 13th - 27th will be issued, and this schedule will begin on November 28th running through April 7th.
Come See for Yourself
Carrabassett Valley Academy is a Private Middle & High School at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine, offering a balance of college preparatory academics and competitive ski & snowboard training.