News

2022

  • CVA Big Dogs Compete in Enduro World Series

    Two CVA Big Dogs competed in the Enduro World Series at Sugarloaf Mountain August 19th-21st, 2022.

    CVA student-athlete, Calvin Punderson '23, and CVA alumnus, Greg Blaisdell '99, sent it down all 5 stages during the EWS 100. Congrats to both athletes on some incredible finishes!
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  • CVA Podium Project Update - Trail Work and Construction Starting This Month!

    For years, we’ve dreamt of expanding the training and race venue on Competition Hill and installing a surface lift for our athletes. We’ve looked forward to more training lanes, quicker turnaround times, increased snowmaking capacity, and early-season access to on-snow training. Now our dreams are being realized!

     
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  • CVA Students at US Snowboard Project Gold

    Congratulations to Boden Gerry ‘24 and Brady Harvie ‘24 on being selected for
    U.S. Snowboard Project Gold.
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  • An Interview with Kirk Dwyer, Alpine Program Director

    Interviewed by Kim Karn
    I got to sit down with Kirk Dwyer, the Alpine Program Director at Carrabassett Valley Academy, who is entering into his second year as a leader of the CVA Alpine Program. 

    As with any shift in leadership, programmatic changes result. I wanted to take some time to chat with Kirk about what changes CVA families can expect to see in the Alpine program for the 2022-2023 school year and moving forward.  
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  • What Happens Next for CVA Seniors?

    "You're off to great places. Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so...Get on your way!" - Dr. Seuss
     
    We are so proud of all of our seniors who are on their way to new, great adventures. Their journey at CVA has been unique to each one of them, and so are their post-graduate plans.
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  • CVA Celebrates the Class of 2022

    Last Saturday, nineteen student-athletes graduated from Carrabassett Valley Academy, receiving their diplomas at the Richard Bell Chapel, at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain. Two winter term seniors also received certificates of attendance to recognize their time at CVA.
     
    This year's commencement marked the 40th anniversary of Carrabassett Valley Academy's founding, which took place in 1982.
     
    Congratulations to the 40th graduating class at CVA- the Class of 2022!
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  • CVA Spring Highlights

    CVA students have been keeping busy in their final weeks of school. Check out the latest on Student Council and Peer Mentor elections, Spring Sport explorations and the Annual Art Show! 
     
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  • Four CVA Students Inducted to the National Honor Society

    CVA inducted Charlie Koenig ‘24, Ruby Poland ‘23, Caleb Stefanakos ‘24, and Maggie Swain ‘24 into the National Honor Society (NHS). 
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  • Successful Athlete Development - Kirk Dwyer with SYNC Performance


    CVA Alpine Technical Director, Head Women's Coach, and Director of Special Projects, Kirk Dwyer, sat down with SYNC performance this week to discuss what successful athlete development looks like at the High School level, and how upcoming projects at Sugarloaf Mountain will contribute greatly to athlete development here at CVA.
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  • Student Celebration Week at Sea Dogs Stadium

    On Saturday, May 7th, the senior class at CVA went on their class trip to watch The Portland Sea Dogs, a Minor League Baseball team based in Portland, Maine play the Fightin' Phils. This weekend was Student Celebration Week at the Sea Dogs stadium, and our students had a wonderful time celebrating their senior year together.

    A Big Dog thank you goes out to the CVA Parent Support Organization for sponsoring the senior trip!  PSO parents, we are so grateful for everything that you do for CVA. 
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  • Thirty Athletes Represent CVA at USASA Nationals

    Our student-athletes in the disciplines of Freeski, Snowboarding, and Ski Cross recently attended USASA Nationals held at Copper Mountain in CO.  The student-athletes showed up to win at their events, and win they did!
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  • Sugarloaf Ski Club Big Dog Tuition Scholarship

    The Sugarloaf Ski Club is offering an annual athletic merit scholarship award for a current CVA winter term or seven-month student who will return the next school year for the full-year term; or for a CVA Weekend Program athlete who is applying for the full-year term. 
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  • PreCalculus Students Learn Surveying

    Four students from the PreCalculus class - Lance Dolan ‘22, Kai Glidden ‘23, Francois Meloni ‘23, and Cassidy Strunk ‘22- went to the top of Sugarloaf to perform a survey of the surrounding mountains.

     
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  • Backcountry Team Travels to Washington's Cascade Range

    The Backcountry Team recently returned from a two-week trip to Washington’s Cascade Range. This trip was the culmination of months of training and incorporated elements of avalanche education, ski mountaineering, team building, and off-the-grid living.
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  • CVA Backcountry Athletes, Winning Submission for Short Film, Petite Amies

    Three CVA Backcountry athletes, Dionis Phelan ‘26, Kai Glidden ‘23, and Cassidy Strunk ‘22 were featured on WSKI TV. They talked about the CVA Backcountry program, the Mt Washington Backcountry Fest, and the Diamond 48 Hour Film Festival where their film, Petite Amies, was the winning submission.


    View the Petit Amies Short Film About Women in the Backcountry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-QAYd87fNU
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  • US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Inductions

    Carrabassett Valley Academy and the Sugarloaf Ski Club would like to celebrate CVA alumni and long-time Sugarloafers, Kristean Porter Thorpe ’89 and Seth Wescott ’94 and congratulate them on their formal induction into the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame.
     
    Both Seth and Kristean were announced as inductees in 2020. However, with COVID, the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame couldn't hold the formal induction ceremonies.
     
     
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  • CVA Alumni Coaching at the Paralympics

    Two CVA alumni are currently in Beijing coaching at the 2022 Paralympics.  
     
     
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  • Online Auction Still Open!

    Thank you for supporting the CVA Scholarship Fund! We have raised just over $100,000 of our $150,000 goal so far. With your help, we can reach that goal! The online auction is open for bidding this week, through March 6th at 8PM EST.
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  • 2022 CVA Scholarship Bash

    The annual Scholarship Bash is a critical piece of Carrabassett Valley Academy’s fundraising efforts, to raise scholarship money for current and prospective student-athletes. Each year, we award scholarship funds to over 55% of student-athletes, who demonstrate financial need and exceptional potential in their athletic discipline and academic performance.

    Two Ways to Join the Fun...
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  • Liam Moffatt '15 Represents Canada in 2022 Olympic Games

    Liam Moffatt, CVA Class of 2015, will be representing Canada in Snowboard Cross at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.
     
     
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  • CVA Alumni and Students on the Big Screen

    CVA Alumni and students were featured in "Winter Starts Now", Warren Miller Entertainment’s 72nd annual film.
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  • Introducing Garrett Morrow

    CVA has a new Program Manager for the backcountry team, and we are proud to introduce him to you!
     
     
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  • Podium Project News

    It's been one month since we announced the launch of The Podium Project. We have received $500,000 in donations to date! Thank you for your partnership.
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  • Sam Morse'13 with CVA Athletes

    Celebrity Moments

    The U12/U14 Academy and Weekend Program student-athletes had a surprise visitor for dinner – US Ski Team speed skier, and CVA alumnus ‘13, Sam Morse.
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