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December 7, 2016


Thank you everyone for a great first weekend.  The first weekend has so many moving parts, and it worked out great this year. Thank you for your time on Saturday afternoon.  As coaches we are using this feedback from the athletes to set up the season.


This upcoming weekend Alex Wulff and Hailey will be taking a coaching class so they will not be joining us, but we will see them out on the hill.


We will try to get gates setup this weekend prior to the race next weekend.  Due to limited terrain I am unsure if I can make that happen, but first I will try every tactic I know that make it happen.  I will be at the race coaching next weekend.


Conditions are still early season, however snow is falling.  When picking a board to use for the day, keep in mind the early season snow.



Parent Handbook is here:Please take an evening and look over this, many questions that have come up in the past have been added to this year's handbook.  


This Saturday, December 10th the Comp Center’s Gondola Room will be closed at Noon in order to set up for the Dedication. Please move all your personal items out of the room by Noon. You are welcome to store your items in the wax room.



The CVA January camp is fast approaching.  Please look here for more information.  For those interested but concerned about academics, in the state of Maine it is highly likely your home school has experience with working with CVA about academics.  I will be able to answer more detailed questions this weekend.  


Meghan Price
CVA Snowboard Weekend Program Manager



December 2, 2016

Hello and here we go!

Welcome to the first weekend of the 2016 - 2017 season!  It was great to see many of you over the summer and fall. Thank you for stopping by and saying, ”hello”; it made Main Street feel like home.
On Saturday, December 3, we will be meeting at the New Competition Center at 8:00. By 8:30 we will be off and running.  We will be experiencing early season conditions, so please come prepared for a bit of a slower paced day as we get our body, mind and soul in line for a fantastic season.
Parents, athletes, and coaches will meet at 1:30 at the Competition Center.  Traditionally this has been a pizza and goal setting meeting but we may swap to donuts this year. I’ll see what the team thinks.
Staffing updates -  
  • Colin Mello has joined the CVA Boardercross development program.  Colin’s mix of snowboarding, his degree in education and his love of physical fitness make this a great fit for Colin and CVA.  He’s with the CVA team in Austria for the next few weeks, but he’ll be joining us on weekends and at competitions, so he won’t be far away.

  • Cam Audet has decided to focus on finishing his degree this season.  While we are sad we won’t be seeing him every weekend, he’s around Carrabassett and I think we can count on seeing him frequently.  He’ll be down at the Sugarbowl so stop by and say “hello.”

  • This season Alex Wulff, a UMF graduate with a passion for snowboarding, will join our team. He is also working with Sugarloaf’s park crew, so we’ll have a heads-up on the park set up prior to hitting the chair!

  • Gabe Sylvestre is joining us from Woodward at Copper.  He spent time at Sunday River before his  westward migration. Like me, he’s a Maine transplant. There’s something about this place that brings you back once you’ve spent a little time in Carrabassett.  

  • Sugarloaf and CVA are about family, and we are taking this literally by adding Gabe’s brother Derek to the coaching team. Gabe convinced him that Sugarloaf was worth leaving Sunday River for, let’s prove that true.  (however we do love our Gould family)

  • After being the only female for 3 years, I’m bringing some female friends this year.  Haley Michienzi and Katie Wilson are CVA Post Graduate competitors who I’ve asked to join our coaching staff . They have a wealth of knowledge in Boardercross.  Nikki Pilavakis will also be joining us this season as a guest coach.

There is so much more to share, I’ve just been waiting for the season to start.  I will see you all Saturday morning (and afternoon)!
Meghan Price
CVA Snowboard Weekend Program Manager


Hello Weekend Program Families! 

We hope you are enjoying your summer and have transitioned from goggle to farmer's tans. We are both very excited to once again be a part of the CVA community – USSA’s 2016 Club of the Year! – and look forward to seeing you and your children. We are talking with parents, coaches and Sugarloaf personnel, creating calendars, inventorying equipment and designing programming to help ensure this season builds upon the program’s proven excellence. We will continue to be in touch as more plans are finalized and details become available. 

Key notes today: 

Weekend Program Registration for the 2016/2017 season is NOW LIVE. Please note: to save $75 on your registration fee you must submit all forms and payment by October 11th.  

The program will run from December 3rd, 2016 to April 2nd, 2017. All other aspects (times, training during vacation weeks) of the program will remain unchanged. The price is the same as last year. 


Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on opening day! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact either of us. 

Meghan Price
CVA Snowboard Weekend Program Manager
Alex Tuttle
CVA Snowboard & Ski Cross Program Director
(207) 491-7447


3197 Carrabassett Drive
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947


Fax: 207.237.2213