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.
On Tuesday, December 27th, Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA) officially opened the CVA Colby T-bar, realizing a 40-year dream of a new and improved training venue at Sugarloaf. The new high-speed surface lift, situated between a widened Competition Hill and the Narrow Gauge trail, coupled with state-of-the-art snowmaking, provides an ideal training ground for competitive skiers and snowboarders.
The capital project, called The Podium Project, is the result of a partnership between CVA, Sugarloaf, Sugarloaf Ski Club, Colby College, and the University of Maine Farmington (UMF). The venue helps position Sugarloaf as a world-class, early-season destination for training.
Early in December, CVA coaches, athletes, and their families reunited with dear friends and welcomed new ones with the start of our Weekend Program. Three hundred athletes ages 8 to 19 registered for our program this year, representing the disciplines of Alpine, Freestyle, Snowboard, and Ski Cross.
CVA is pleased to announce the two newly-elected members to the CVA Board of Trustees - Sarah Fossett '13 and Greg Tobias ’87. We look forward to collaborating with them, moving forward, to support the future of academics, athletics, and community at CVA.