Alpine Ski Coach

Staff / Full-Time

Carrabassett Valley Academy, Carrabassett Valley, ME

2024-2025 Alpine Coaching Opportunities at Carrabassett Valley Academy

Carrabassett Valley Academy has openings within our full-time alpine coaching staff for 2024-2025. Based on the growth and momentum of our alpine program we have positions within our U14 through FIS staff. The ideal candidate’s qualities include enthusiasm, a love of working with young athletes, a desire for personal growth as a coach, and the ability to connect with athletes. Compensation is competitive with housing possible. Coaches receive a Sugarloaf ski pass and other CVA employee benefits. Applicants must be able to pass and secure a U.S. Ski & Snowboard background check, CPR/First Aid certification, Safesport, etc. This is a great opportunity for a coach who wishes to develop professionally and is looking for mentoring to become the best coach you can be!

General Information

Job Title: Alpine Coach

Location: Carrabassett Valley, Maine

Employee Status: Full-time

Classification: Salary with benefits

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to pass and secure a U.S. Ski & Snowboard background check.
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • SafeSport certification
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license
  • A love of working with young athletes and the ability to connect with them.
  • A desire to develop professionally to become the best coach you can be.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coaching men and/or women U14 through FIS Alpine athletes
  • Training with athletes 5-6 days a week
  • Providing video analysis of athletes
  • Goal setting for each athlete
  • Planning and managing athlete training & travel
  • Budgeting and reconciling financial costs 
  • Traveling for one week, or more, at a time required

Other Duties

  • Perform requisite number of weekday and weekend dormitory duties required of all faculty and staff 
  • Tap into a student’s passion for skiing, love of the outdoors, and willingness to work hard to help each athletes achieve his/her/their personal best

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Compensation is commensurate with experience.
  • Health Insurance, STD, LTD, Voluntary Accident, Dental and Vision Insurance for employees working 6+months of the year
  • Sugarloaf Alpine and Nordic Season Pass for all employees
  • Membership to local gym
  • Meals in Campus Dining Hall open to employees and their families during the school year
  • On-campus housing, pending availability
  • Access to endless recreation opportunities in the Carrabassett Valley region including skiing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, and more

Interested candidates should contact Kirk Dwyer at or 970-409-7765.

About Carrabassett Valley Academy

Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA) is an independent, college-preparatory boarding/day school for 7th grade to post-graduate students, located at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain. The mission of CVA is to foster focused, individual student-athlete development by providing the optimum balance between college preparatory academics, responsible community living, and world-class athletic training in competitive skiing and snowboarding. CVA is more than a school; it is a way of life that is shaped by the ruggedness of the terrain and environment. We create a life-changing experience not found elsewhere, an experience that creates growth, opportunity, and choices. To learn more about our unique school, visit our website at

About Our Region: 

Carrabassett Valley is home to Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, Maine’s largest ski area. The resort offers 162 skiing and snowboarding trails, terrain parks, and an Olympian-designed Cross course. In the winter months, Carrabassett Valley also offers over 80 miles of groomed trails connecting four backcountry eco-lodges for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and fat biking, open to the public at no charge. In warmer weather, grab a round at Sugarloaf’s renowned golf course or enjoy the nearly 100 miles of mountain bike trails.  With a short ride to nearby Flagstaff Lake, the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail, or any of the surrounding ponds and streams in the region, you can enjoy boating, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding opportunities. Feel like hiking? Access to the Appalachian Trail is right out our front door! Carrabassett Valley has it all!

Carrabassett Valley Academy

Carrabassett Valley, ME
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