Jeff returns this year as the head coach for the U16 men's and women's programs. Additionally, he will be the Interim Alpine Program Director. Jeff joined CVA full-time in 2015 and prior to that he coached in the CVA Weekend Program for 11 years. During his years with the Weekend Program he was the U16 Head Coach and prior to that, was the U18/U21 Head Coach. Jeff holds a USSA Level 200 certification and is an Alpine official. Jeff has a genuine passion for skiing, ski racing, and CVA, which he naturally shares with his athletes. Jeff grew up skiing at Jay Peak and was a member of the ski club there. In 1985/86 he was a member of the NJCAA National Champion team at Champlain College. 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, CVA French teacher Ragan Beauregard, live off-the-grid in Eustis, Maine. Ragan and Jeff are the parents of Patrick, CVA ’11, Christian, CVA ’11 and Matthew, CVA ’13. 


Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Kenny moved to Kitzbuhel, Austria at age 10 and attended the fourth grade at the Austrian Volkschule, the local Austrian grade school. Kenny later attended the University of Denver in Colorado, and speaks multiple foreign languages, including Spanish, German and basic French. As a racer, Kenny began competing at age 13, qualifying for the US Ski Team at age 17, and remaining a member for five years.  Following his term with the U.S. Ski Team, he spent six years on Bob Beatties World Pro Skiing tour. Kenny is a Level 200 USSCA Coach, Level 3 PSIA (retired) ski instructor and Level 4 USSA TD, and has been dedicated to teaching and coaching skiing for the last 40 years. From his first job coaching for the U.S. Ski Team in Australia in 1972 at age 22, to operating Corrock Summer Race camps since 1973, in North and South America and Europe, Kenny’s depth of knowledge is an invaluable resource for our athletes. Kenny spent four years at Snowbird, Utah, as the Program Director and Head Coach before settling in to a coaching tenure at Sun Valley, Idaho, where he was also a builder/contractor in the Wood River Valley (Sun Valley) for over 35 years. His Son, Tyler (33) and Daughter, Lily (37) were born, raised and still live in Sun Valley. 


ChipWith 30 years of coaching experience, Chip Cochrane has been at Carrabassett Valley Academy for over 20 years. Chip was a U.S. Ski Team member from 1978-1983 and competed in the World Championships in Shladminig, Austria in 1982. Bode Miller’s coach at CVA, Chip was named the 2007 USSA Domestic Coach of the Year. That same year he accompanied Ben Morse to the Topolino Trophy in Italy. His ability to elevate his athletes is evidenced by the fact that 95% of them having gone on to post-season championships. He attended Sierra College and holds USSCA Level II, and USSA level 300 certifications.    


Kevin brings 24 years of coaching experience around the world to CVA. Since 2005 Kevin has been living full-time in Europe, immersing himself in the European ski racing culture and coaching from the club to the elite level. He has spent seasons in Europe coaching for the US men’s and women’s teams, Finland’s Women’s Europa Cup team, FIS level club teams in Finland, Norway, Austria, and New Zealand. After growing up in Oregon Kevin earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a French Ski Instructors diploma. Kevin is fluent in French and enjoys cross country skiing and cycling.   


ChipJohn returns to CVA for his second year on the men’s U16 staff. John has been sharing his passion for skiing for over 28 years in various roles. Growing up skiing and racing in New Hampshire, influenced by great coaches and ski area operators, John was inspired to follow their example. After NCAA racing at Johnson State College in VT, John returned to Temple Mountain where he worked as a head coach and later was responsible for all skier development. For several years after that, John was the Director of Alpine Activities at Gunstock Mountain Resort where he was responsible for all guest experiences as he led all resort profit centers. With a strong desire to get back to coaching full-time, John returned to Crotched Mountain where he launched a new USSA race program that quickly grew into a vibrant club. John also was the resorts Director of Snow Sports; expanding children’s development programs and private lessons. From 2011 to 2015 John was the Head U16 and U14 coach at the Pat’s Peak Ski Club. John is a 26 year member of PSIA and a Fully Certified Level 3, as well as a USSA Level 300 Coach.   


Martha loves to share her passion and enthusiasm for skiing and ski racing that has flourished her whole life. Originally from North Conway, NH, Martha skied under the tutelage of the Hannes Schneider Ski School at Cranmore. The challenging environment led her to a four-year stint on the US Ski Team, racing on the Can Am and World Cup circuit, winning US junior and Senior National Slalom and GS Championships. She is a four-time US National Champion, and was ranked top seed in the world in SL, GS and Downhill at the time of her retirement.

In 2006 she was honored at the Vermont Ski Hall of Fame for establishing the first Ski Academy in United States (Burke Mtn Academy). After ski racing Martha spent the next few years as coach/director at Glenwood Acres, NY, Steamboat Springs, CO, and Alpental, WA.

After moving back to North Conway, Martha rekindled her passion for coaching. She coached at Cranmore Mtn. for 10 years; U10’s - U16’s, Gould Academy as Head Women’s FIS coach, then returned to MWVST as FIS coach. Martha is a level 1 PSIA instructor, Level 100 Coach, Certified CPR & Wilderness First Responder – SOLO.



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, having studied in France for 2 semesters.   

Jon Wagner, U14 Assistant Coach


Jon Wagner returns as the U14 assistant coach again this year.  Jon coached with the Saddleback Ski Club for 6 years prior to joining the CVA staff, and 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 ateenager he joined up with the 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 hurtles for young athletes.  




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