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Fast Facts

List of 13 items.

  • 120

  • 60

    faculty and coaches
  • 10

    Average class size
  • 6

    countries represented by students
  • 2/3

    male students
  • 1/3

    female students
  • 2/3

  • 1/3

    Day students
  • 50%

    Alpine Athletes
  • 20%

    Snowboard and Ski Cross Athletes
  • 20%

    Freestyle Athletes
  • 10%

    Backcountry Athletes
  • >55%

    Receive Financial Aid and/or Scholarship

Alumni Fast Facts

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  • 11

    X Games Competitors - 10 Medals
  • 12

    Olympians - 3 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals
  • 26

    NCAA and USCSA All Americans
  • 39

    National Team Members
  • 8 times

    Best Big Mountain Snowboarder of the Year


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  • The Podium Project

    Since the very beginning, CVA, the Sugarloaf Ski Club, and Sugarloaf have partnered to create ski and snowboard competition programs that provide young athletes with more than medals. They serve as an important platform to set and achieve ambitious goals, raise aspirations, and connect with athletes from around the world. Today that commitment deepens, and it is with great excitement that we announce the launching of The Podium Project.
    The Podium Project is about “raising the bar” for student athletes by building the country’s best ski and snowboard training venue, right here at Sugarloaf. It takes two excellent training and racing trails, Narrow Gauge and Competition Hill, to the next level, by adding a high-speed surface lift and state-of-the art snowmaking.
    CVA Head of School Kate Punderson shares, “Our community has been dreaming about this project for 30 years, and with the support of our partners, and the dedication of the CVA and Sugarloaf communities, I am confident the vision will now become a reality for current and future generations.”
    The goal is for T-bar construction to begin in the spring of 2022, with the lift spinning by November 2022. At 1200’ length and 380’ vertical gain, the new T-bar will be located just above the Peavey Crosscut between Narrow Gauge and Comp Hill. Comp Hill will also be widened to accommodate more training space. Installing a high-speed T-bar will optimize athlete’s time on-snow and greatly improve training. Coupled with higher density snowmaking, and trail-widening, this will provide an ideal training environment for our student athletes.
    In the words of CVA alumnus and US Ski Team Head Men’s Alpine Coach Forest Carey, “Simply put, we look for quality snow and quick turnaround time to maximize training. With a T-bar between Narrow Gauge and Comp Hill, Sugarloaf will have it all.”
    The total project cost is estimated to be $1.6 million. To find out more about becoming a leadership level donor please contact:
    For more information on how the Podium Project will benefit CVA and the community visit
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    Today is Giving Tuesday

    When you give back to CVA, you do so much. You allow us to continue to provide exceptional classroom instruction and offer a world-class winter sports experience to students who want to pursue their dreams with us.
    We invite you to join us in making a gift to CVA on Tuesday, November 30th, Giving Tuesday - a global generosity movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity. Established in 2012 to encourage people to do good, it’s grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
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  • Students Holding Wreaths

    Annual Wreath Sale

    Your most-loved Annual CVA Wreath Sale is here, thanks to the CVA Parent Support Organization.
    Each fresh, balsam Maine wreath is made locally, in Maine. Proceeds from the sale support educational, cultural, and athletic projects at CVA. 
    There’s only 1 week left to order! You can order your wreath online through December 1, 2021, right here: A deluxe wreath, with bow, is only $35, with $12 to ship anywhere in the US. As a perfect gift, wreaths will be shipped the first week in December. Wreaths not being shipped/delivered, can be picked up at CVA, or delivered locally by our PSO volunteers, on December 4, 2021.
    For more information, please contact Jodi Polchies '25 at 
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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.