Ski Cross Coaches – Full and Part-time Opportunities


Carrabassett Valley Academy, Carrabassett Valley, ME

Carrabassett Valley Academy has full-time and part-time openings within our growing Ski Cross Program for the 2024-2025 season. The ideal candidates have a solid racing background in ski cross or alpine. Coaching experience is a plus. Candidates must have 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 and benefits for full-time coaches. These are great opportunities for coaches who wish to develop professionally and are looking for mentoring to become the best coach they can be! Interested candidates should contact Mike Phelan, CVA Ski Cross Program Director and Head Coach at or 401-787-0683.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities of Full-time Academy Coach:

  • Coaching the Ski Cross Development team (ages 15 and under)
  • Managing travel and training camps/planning for the season
  • Training with athletes 5-6 days a week when at Sugarloaf
  • Providing video analysis of athletes
  • Goal setting for each athlete
  • Ski tuning and waxing
  • 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 athlete 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 the endless recreational opportunities of the Carrabassett Valley area including skiing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, and more


Essential Duties and Responsibilities of Weekend Program Coach:

  • Coaching the Ski Cross Weekend Program athletes, ages 8-18.
  • Execute athletic training on weekends and vacation weeks at Sugarloaf Mountain.
  • Travel to local races to coach athletes.
  • Effectively communicate with athletes, parents, and coaching staff.
  • Complete written athletic evaluations at the end of the season.


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
Middle School, High School, Post Graduate
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