CVA Alpine Program

2016 USSA Club of the Year

Sugarloaf Mountain, right here in Carrabassett Valley, is our school’s home mountain. Sugarloaf has the largest vertical drop of any ski area East of the Rockies, and offers varied and challenging terrain for our student-athletes to train on, as well as unparalleled support of competitions and training. CVA Alpine racers train on Sugarloaf’s “Narrow Gauge,” one of the only FIS-certified downhill courses in the east. This trail was host to the World Cups in 1971, and the U.S. National Championships in 1996, 1997, 2006, 2008, and 2015.

CVA has established itself as a premier school for Alpine skiers. It has often been said that “the road to the Olympics goes down Narrow Gauge,” which is why, in 2017, Sugarloaf will again be the site of the U.S. Alpine Championships.

Bode Miller is CVA’s most decorated Alpine graduate. Bode was the 2004/05 and 2007/08 Alpine overall World Cup champion and has also brought home six Olympic medals (one gold).

Program Director



Last season Jeff joined CVA full-time as the U14 boy’s coach. Previously he coached the CVA Weekend Program for 11 years. During his last 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.  He 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 US Border Patrol after a 24 year career in Federal Law Enforcement. He and his wife Ragan (CVA French teacher) are building an off-the-grid home in Eustis, Maine, Ragan and Jeff are the parents of Patrick, CVA ’11, Christian, CVA ’11 and Matthew, CVA ’13. 


CVA has recently been named a U.S. Ski & Snowboard High Performance Center. With this designation CVA will collaborate with U.S. Ski & Snowboard's Park City based Center of Excellence and other High Performance centers to share best practices in stregnth and conditioning, sport science and sports medicine. CVA also has a state-of-the art Antigravity Complex (AGC). This training facility is the only one of its kind in New England and ensures optimal dryland training through our Human Performance Program

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3197 Carrabassett Drive
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947


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