developing equally the body, mind, and spirit
CVA's charge was to develop a school for student-athletes based on the Greek ideal of developing equally the body, mind, and spirit. With its initial 15 students, the program was designed to provide young athletes with a high quality college-preparatory academic program while allowing for and emphasizing time on the mountain.
The following year CVA relocated to the former Capricorn Lodge as a full-time ski academy and college preparatory program. Since that time, CVA has seen many exciting changes and reached a number of goals and milestones including the first snowboard, big mountain and freeride programs. Following the development of a new campus plan twenty-two acres of land was purchased; a soccer field, 29,000 sq. ft. Anti-Gravity Complex and new residential dormitory, and academic center have been constructed.