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CVA Will Begin Construction Of Competition Center 

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — Carrabassett Valley Academy is ready to start construction on a new competition center, thanks to a $1 million grant from the Bill and Joan Alfond Foundation.

Earle Morse, chairman of the CVA board of trustees, says the building will bolster Sugarloaf’s standing “as a world-class competition venue.”

Construction is set to begin in May.

The center will include day lodge space, tuning and waxing facilities, locker rooms, trainers’ room, meeting space and offices.

Carrabassett Valley Academy and the Sugarloaf Ski Club are working to raise an additional $850,000 needed to complete the project. It won’t be finished before the U.S. Alpine Championships, which returns to Sugarloaf in March 2017.