Be Part of CVA History


For the past three decades, what once was just a bold vision from a few has continued to evolve to become a prestigious ski and snowboard academy. Young people now come from around the globe to the Western mountains of Maine to fulfill their dreams of becoming world class winter athletes while pursuing a quality, college preparatory education. CVA produces champions in mind, body, and spirit.

  Bode Miller '96

At this critically important time in our history, we need the community to come together once again to support our move to the King Cummings Campus. We hope that you will consider becoming an indelible part of CVA history by making a gift and naming a space within the new academic center or creating an endowed fund.  Named spaces also present a wonderful way to honor, celebrate, or memorialize a beloved family member or friend, and range from $10,000 - $150,000.



Leave Your Tracks


All gifts of $5,000 or more will be recognized on our main donor plaque. These names will welcome students and their families for decades to come and will reflect the collective investment the CVA community has made to continued athletic and academic excellence.

There is a wide array of spaces available for naming.  Named spaces are often about more than just leaving a legacy, they are a wonderful way to honor, celebrate or memorialize a beloved family member or friend.  We are honored that the academic center will include the WILLIAM R. JACKSON SCIENCE LAB, lovingly named by Ms. Polly Townsend for her father who always said he would have liked to have been a physics professor.  Polly Townsend is the grandmother of alumni Henry and Lisle Townsend. 

Seth Wescott '94

  • 1982: CVA opens its doors with a 5-month tutorial program for ski racers and freestyle skiers, operating from the Richard Bell Chapel at the base of Sugarloaf.
  • 1983: CVA moves into the Capricorn Lodge with a full-year program.
  • 1989: CVA was the first winter sports academy to offer snowboarding.
  • 1997: CVA purchases the Lumberjack Lodge, which served as the girls dorm.
  • 1999: CVA was the first winter sports academy to offer a competitive park and pipe skiing program.
  • 2000: CVA acquires the music and art annex and constructs a free-standing science lab.  
  • 2001: CVA adds the Alpine Leadership Pursuits for Skiers & Snowboarders (ALPS) program to its offerings.
  • 2001: CVA partners with town of Carrabassett Valley to create the Anti Gravity Complex.
  • 2003: CVA celebrates the dedication of the Fremont-Smith soccer field and running track.
  • 2007: CVA opens the Spencer L. Murfey Hall dormitory.
  • 2008: CVA dedicates the King Cummings Campus.
  • 2012: CVA endowment reaches the $1 million mark
  • 2013: CVA celebrates the creation of the new academic center.
  • 2016: CVA partners with the Sugarloaf Ski Club and Sugarloaf to open the Bill and Joan Alfond Competition Center.


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