Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA) proudly announces that two of our remarkable student-athletes, Morgan Shute and Maggie Swain, have achieved a significant milestone in their sports careers by being selected to represent Team USA in the sport of Ski Cross at the prestigious Youth Olympic Games.
CVA is thrilled to announce that Snowboard Cross student-athlete Boden Gerry ’24 and Ski Cross student-athletes Maggie Swain '24 and Morgan Shute '25 have been selected to represent Team USA at the 2024 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Gangwon, South Korea. Moguls student-athletes, Jack Egan '25 and Chase Littlefield '24 have been selected as first and second alternates, respectively, for Team USA.
CVA Head of School, Kate Webber Punderson '89, and Killington Mountain School Head of School, Claire Butler, joined the New England Ski Journal’s Basecamp podcast last month to talk about Ski and Snowboard Academy life. A companion article was recently published in the New England Ski Journal magazine.
On Saturday, June 3, 2023, sixteen student-athletes graduated from Carrabassett Valley Academy in a Commencement Ceremony held in the Richard Bell Chapel at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain.
"Together, you have traveled the world, endured a global pandemic, survived van rides in questionable weather, taken on physical testing, studied for exams, supported one another through disappointments, celebrated each other’s successes, and begun your plans for the next step in your journey," CVA Head of School, Kate Webber Punderson '89, told the Seniors. "You have shown courage, tenacity, fortitude, kindness, and gratitude."
In March, our ski community’s greatest supporters and champions from Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley Academy, Colby College, the Sugarloaf Ski Club, and the University of Maine Farmington came together to celebrate the inaugural season of The Podium Project at Sugarloaf Mountain. The Podium Project is a collaborative vision launched in 2022 to provide optimal training opportunities to athletes by offering a centralized training venue and dedicated surface lift that results in more time on snow.