Alums making headlines

December 12, 2018 Sarah Perry

Recent features in the press on Big Dog alums demonstrate a lifelong passion for their sport and for competition at the highest levels. Currently, CVA has three alumni competing on the World Cup circuit in their respective disciplines, Sam Morse (Alpine), '13, Nessa Dziemian (Freestyle), '12, and Alex Jenson (Freestyle), '13; along with several members of the National Team coaching staff, perhaps most notably, Mikaela Shiffrin's Head Coach, Mike Day, CVA '89.

Sam Morse, '13, U.S. Ski Team (Alpine): Sync Performance Blog feature

Alex Jenson, '13, U.S. Ski Team (Freestyle): Alex Jenson hits World Cup circuit

Also, check out this recent piece on Mikaela Shiffrin's Head Coach, Mike Day, CVA '89: Mainer at the top in Ski Coaching

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The CVA Annual Fund: Your support, the greatest gift

December 11, 2018 Sarah Perry


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Carrabassett Valley Academy supports homegrown student-athletes in their quest for academic and athletic success

December 11, 2018 Sarah Perry

When you think of CVA, the small private academy dedicated to preparing middle- and high-school aged kids for success on the slopes and in the classroom, you may think of families driving hours to get to campus, through windswept wintery nights, and dropping their children off for months of focused training and academic rigor; and you wouldn’t be completely wrong. But it isn’t just these out-of-towner's that make up the student-athlete population here in the valley. 

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November 2018 - Student Recognition Award Recipients

December 10, 2018 Sarah Perry

Each month the CVA faculty, coaching staff, and administration nominate and select three individuals who demonstrate exceptional commitment and/or growth in their studies, their sport, and the community. Congratulations to this month's recipients.

Athlete of the Month:

Emma Downing, Senior, Snowboard

Emma always demonstrates tremendous dedication to her fitness and her sport. She does everything she can to improve herself in each aspect of her training and consistently keeps a positive attitude when on the hill. 

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CVA Trimester 1 Honor Roll

December 10, 2018 Sarah Perry

Congratulations to those students who have attained honor roll status for the first trimester of the 2018/19 year.


HIGH HONORS (all grades 90 or above)

High School

Molly Bruno

Emma Downing

Eli Fournier

Ellie Hall

Mia Hatfield

Drew Hooker

Bianca Klepper

Noah Koenig

Ben Malone

Tallie Pilsbury

Ella Spear

Arianna Weaver

Matt Weaver

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Kate's Notes: An early season

December 10, 2018 Kate Punderson

Hello Big Dog friends and families,

As we roll through the early weeks of December, we are incredibly grateful for the early season snowpack that the now infamous Snovember of 2018 brought through New England. It has given our Academy and Weekend Program athletes a chance to explore acreage on Sugarloaf not typically open at this point in the season, and in late November it gave the athletes of the Audi FIS World Cup a fantastic stage on which to compete at "The Beast" course at Killington Mountain.

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Backcountry begins

November 01, 2018 Patrick Scanlan

What an incredible start to the school year we have had. Each fall brings discipline-specific dryland training, mountain biking, all-school activities, and training trips. This year in keeping with recent tradition, the Backcountry team went to the great wilderness of The White Mountains for a rock climbing trip.

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Legendary CVA Coach, Chip Cochrane, to join the U.S. Ski Team

November 01, 2018 Sarah Perry

CVA announces long-time Alpine Ski Coach, Chip Cochrane, has signed with the U.S. Ski Team to work directly with CVA alumnus Sam Morse, ‘13, and athletes on the B & C teams as the Europa Cup Speed Coach.

Pictured: Cochrane and CVA alumus Bode Miller, '96 at the 2002 Winter Olympic games.
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Kate's Notes: All Together Now

October 31, 2018 Kate Punderson

Each registration day it is our pleasure to welcome a new group of hardworking, passionate, curious, kind and committed student-athletes to the CVA campus. And at each of these bustling, activity-filled days I relate a quote that embodies the importance of where we all choose to call home for this significant time of our lives.

The quote is by writer and Nobel laureate, Scott Momaday, and reads, "There is great good in returning to a landscape that has had extraordinary meaning in one’s life. It happens that we return to such places in our minds irresistibly. There are certain villages and towns, mountains and plains that, having seen them, walked in them, lived in them, even for a day, we keep forever in the mind’s eye. They become indispensable to our well-being; they define us, and we say: I am who I am because I have been there."

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October 17, 2018 Sarah Perry

As September gave way to October, and before the intensity of the training and travel season kicked in, CVA Senior Art students, accompanied by CVA Art Director, Waylon Wolfe, went on a three-day trip to see the incomparable art features of New York, New York.

On their first day the group took in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), the Guggenhiem, and explored Central Park, Midtown, and Times Square. Tired but energized by the City, the second day had them at MoMa, Chinatown, the 911 Memorial, and Washington Square Park.

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