About CVA


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At home at Sugarloaf

Carrabassett Valley Academy's campus is located at Sugarloaf Mountain, in a four-season resort community offering skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, golfing, hiking, mountain biking, and other outdoor recreational activities. 


    • Antigravity Complex Center

      CVA student-athletes defy gravity every day in our Anti-Gravity Complex (AGC). Train year-round on our Olympic-quality trampolines, skate park and bowl, weight room, aerobics room, climbing wall, and indoor court. Combining controlled anti-gravity with great coaching CVA student-athletes add new tricks and sharpen their technique in the AGC - a one of a kind facility.

    • Capricorn

      When CVA first opened its doors in 1982 the Capricorn was the school's residential, academic and athletic facility. Throughout the schools 25 plus year history the Capricorn, once a ski dorm, has served many purposes. This facility is now home to administrative and coach offices, a dining area, and day room space for athletes and coaches.

Training Venues at Sugarloaf Mountain

Our Home Court Advantage

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  • Brackett Basin, Burnt Mountain and the High Peaks of Western Maine


    Adjacent to Sugarloaf sit Brackett Basin and Burnt Mountain, offering over 650 acres of backcountry-style glades, including steeps, chutes and cliffs. And easy access to the greater region provides CVA athletes with the East’s most comprehensive training ground for Backcountry athletes.
  • Olympian Designed Cross Course

    Boardercross & Skicross

    The challenging terrain at Sugarloaf combined with a custom course designed by two-time Olympic gold medalist, Seth Wescott, CVA ‘94, provides the perfect venue to hone all of your racing skills. A number of USASA, FIS and NorAm events are held each year - providing ample opportunity to practice against world-class athletes on your home turf.
  • Sugarloaf Terrain Parks and Mogul Course

    Snowboard & Freestyle Skiing

    CVA snowboarders and freeskiers train in Sugarloaf’s terrain park, which includes a robust jumpline and many rail features. Mogul athletes train on our U.S. Ski & Snowboard certified mogul course.
  • The Narrow Gauge Trail

    Alpine Racing

    Sugarloaf has the largest vertical drop of any ski area East of the Rockies, and offers varied and challenging terrain for our student-athletes, as well as unparalleled support for competitions and training. The Narrow Gauge Trail is one of the only FIS-certified downhill courses in the East, and has hosted a World Cup and seven National Championships.