Sean Chatellard
Alpine Program Director and Head U19 Men's Coach

Sean returns for the 19-20 season, and his passion, communication, and connection with his athletes is top notch.  In addition to several years at CVA with our U19 and U16 men’s teams, Sean has coached at Aspen Valley Ski Club and most recently the Divison 1 Colby College ski team.  

 

Travis Plass, Head U19 Women's Coach

It is with great pleasure we announce the promotion of Travis Plass to the position of Head Coach of the Women's U19 group for the 2019-20 season. Travis did amazing work with our U19 Men last year. His expertise and familiarity with our athletes will bring consistency and new energy to the group and their individual skiing.

A former high-level racer, after graduating from CVA himself, Travis went on to ski for Colby-Sawyer College. Upon completing his degree in Sports Management he remained at CSC as a coach from 2010-2017. During his tenure there, he was vital to the success of the program as it competed at the highest level of collegiate racing. He has worked with athletes at the Nor-AM and NCAA Championship levels, and he is thrilled to have this opportunity to lead this group of young ladies and be a part of the future of CVA.

 

Jeff Beauregard, Head U16 Men's Coach

Jeff has been coaching full-time with the Academy since 2015. His track record in developing and improving skiers is fantastic, and the example and tone he sets for the program is even better.  Before joining the Academy full-time, he spent 11 seasons with the CVA Weekend Program.  

Jeff holds a USSA Level 200 certification and is an Alpine official. He brings a genuine passion for skiing, ski racing and CVA, which he naturally shares with his athletes. Jeff grew up skiing at Jay Peak, VT, and was a member of the ski club there. After college he went on to coach and teach skiing at Jay Peak and was part of the race crew at Beaver Creek, CO. Jeff recently retired from the U.S. Border Patrol after a 24-year career in Federal Law Enforcement. He and his wife Ragan live off-the-grid in Eustis, Maine. Ragan and Jeff are the parents of Patrick, CVA '11, Christian, CVA '11 and Matthew, CVA '13. 

 

Ron Bonnevie, Weekend Program and Bridge Camp Manager & Head U14 Coach

Ron brings with him 38 years of alpine coaching experience with all age groups. He started his coaching career in the late `70’s in the Mt Washington Valley, NH, arriving in ME in 1980 to coach the U. Maine Farmington ski team while earning his BA there. In 1985, after a year of coaching at Squaw Valley, CA, he came east to NY to earn his masters in physical education at SUNY Cortland, where he also headed the Greek Peak Ski Club for 5 years.

In 1990 Ron returned to New England, landing at the Green Mountain Valley School, coaching and teaching there for 9 years.  From 1999-2009 Ron was the Head of Coaches’ Education in the Ski Industries Program at the University of Maine, Farmington. Since returning to Maine in 1999, Ron has coached at Shawnee Peak, Titcomb, Black Mountain & Sugarloaf, and has done independent coaching & ski camps in the West, Europe, & South America. He was most recently Program Director for the Saddleback Ski Club.  He has held a level 500 USSA coaching certification and PSIA level 2 certification since the early `90’s, and worked for 15 years delivering USSA Coaches Education throughout the East and at National Academies as an examiner in the West. Ron is the MARA Alpine Officials Chairman, a level 6 USSA & FIS Technical Delegate. He is fluent in French. 

 

Chip Cochrane, U14-U19 CoachChip

Chip spent most of the 2018-19 season with Sam Morse in the US Men’s Speed Team. We are ecstatic to have Chip back with us all throughout the winter for the 2019-20 season. Chip’s knowledge and experience at the regional, national, and international levels is an asset for not only our U19 groups, but others as well. Chip will support all ages during each age group’s speed block; his first hand knowledge in speed skiing is second to none! He'll lend a hand in our weekend program assisting our youngest athletes and coaches there as well.

Chip has been at CVA for over 20 years, and has been coaching for over 30. Chip was a U.S. Ski Team member from 1978-1983 and competed in the World Championships in Shladminig, Austria in 1982. His coaching was critical in Bode Miller's early successes and in 2007 was named the USSA Domestic Coach of the Year. That same year his coaching supported CVA racer Ben Morse to the Topolino Trophy in Italy. His ability to elevate his athletes is evidenced by the fact that 95% of them have gone on to post-season championships. Chip attended Sierra College, and holds a USSCA Level 2 and USSA Level 300 certificiations. CVA is incredibly lucky to have Chip's extensive coaching knowledge and experience integrated through all levels of the program.

 

Matt Jones, U19 Men's/Women's Coach

Last season Matt assisted our U16 athletes with his technical prowess and calming influence. We're pleased to have him on board for the 2019-20 season.

 

Sean Sullivan, U16 Coach

Sean graduated from CVA in 2016.  He is a former accomplished racer himself and he spent the past few seasons coaching at Eldora Mountain in Colorado in the U14 and U16 programs. Sean’s first-hand experience and passion for the sport brings great energy and spark to the U16 program. Welcome back to the Loaf Sean!

 

Jon Wagner, U14 Assistant Coach

Jon joined the CVA coaching team in 2016 and coached with the Saddleback Ski Club for 6 years prior to that. Jon is a certified Alpine coach and official. He has been involved in alpine ski racing all his life, which started at 10-years-old at Saddleback, Maine.  As a teenager he joined Waterville Valley Academy in their early years with former USST coach Georg Capaul, to train at summer camps in France.

As a college athlete Jon raced for Western State College, CO. and raced out of Mt Hood, Oregon upon graduation. He then moved to Southern California, skiing out of Mammoth MT, where he ran a successful publishing business. His experience working with athletes of all ages has provided him a diverse understanding of not only their physical abilities, but also the psychological barriers many young athletes face.

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