CVA Freestyle PROGRAM

2016 USSA CLUB OF THE YEAR

If you are an athlete interested in mogul, freeski (park and pipe), freeride (competitive big moutain), CVA has the program for you. Freestyle skiing has seen many changes over the last decade with the addition of many new disciplines. As the sport of freestyle skiing has evolved, so has the way in which these student-athletes train. With a focus on development and performance, CVA offers all aspects of training, so that developing freestyle student-athletes may reach their optimal performance. To read more about the program’s training philosophy, click here

Freestyle Disciplines

CVA offers Freeski, FreeRide, and Mogul disciplines. Check out our Freestyle Facebook page for more videos, pictures and events.

Moguls 

Coached by Nate McKenzie, our  mogul team continually charges through fields of snowy bumps and launches themselves off jumps to win competitions. They are as competent and confident in the air as they are picking the fastest line through the moguls. 

Freeski

Coached by CVA graduate, Ted Porter, '10, our focused team knows how to handle a variety of terrain filled with rails, hips, table tops, and jumps as they combine technical tricks into one run. Trips to the water ramps at Lake Placid along with the hours of work on our two Olympic trampolines prepare these athletes to increase their amplitude and difficulty of line and level of tricks. 

FreeRide

Coached by Jesse Duncan, Freeride skiing is gaining traction as a popular option for young freestyle athletes. They train and compete in “all-mountain" events, where athletes are judged on technique and clocked on the time it takes them to navigate the steepest and most intense black diamond terrain in the east and around the country. To learn more about this program, click here.

FREERIDE DEVELOPMENT TEAM 

Skiing in the backcountry and side country is rapidly growing and middle school students are becoming increasingly interested in the two disciplines that utilize that terrain; Freeride and Backcountry. We have found that eighth graders don’t always have a clear sense of which discipline they want to focus on or may need a year to learn skills or gain maturity; the Freeride Development team might be for them. Click here for more information.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Nate

Nathan McKenzie is the founder and program director of the CVA Freeski program. Entering his 20th year with CVA, Coach McKenzie remains head coach to the longest running and most successful freeski program in the country. To read more about Coach McKenzie, click here.

TRAINING

Alongside Coach McKenzie's extensive knowledge, 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 dry land training for our competitors.

Click here to read more about CVA’s Training Philosophy & Opportunities 

Athletics

3197 Carrabassett Drive
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

207.237.2250

Fax: 207.237.2213
Email: kpunderson@gocva.com