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Impressive College Acceptances for Waterville Valley Academy Students

January 9, 2018

By Jan Stearns

‘Tis the season high school seniors and their parents (and teachers!) look forward to — early decision college acceptances.  We are experiencing the excitement right here at the Waterville Valley Academy, a snowsports and academic academy located in Waterville Valley.  … Continue reading

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Waterville Valley Academy Featured on TV

November 8, 2017

By Jan Stearns

I was in Maine visiting my kids last weekend and saw a great plug for the Waterville Valley Academy and BBTS on WGME-TV Channel 13 (Waterville, ME).  Meteorologist Adam Epstein is awed by Phil’s Hill BagJump Training Center at Snow’s … Continue reading

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New Snowboard Program Director at BBTS

November 2, 2017

By Jan Stearns

This just in from Waterville Valley Black and Blue Trail Smashers/ Snowsports Educational Foundation (WVBBTS/SEF) (and home of the Waterville Valley Academy). Tim McLaughlin has returned to Waterville Valley and BBTS as the Snowboard Program Director. Tim previously served as … Continue reading

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Waterville Valley Skier Named to Irish Ski Team

October 28, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Congratulations to Waterville Valley skier Emma Ryan who’s been named to the the Irish National Alpine Ski Team.  Emma is hoping to represent Ireland at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. There’s a great write-up about Emma in the Irish Times, excerpted … Continue reading

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Ski and Snowboard Swap

October 5, 2017

By Jan Stearns

When my kids were young I looked forward to the WVBBTS Ski & Snowboard Swap that is held in Waterville Valley over Columbus Day weekend.  That’s when we’d go shopping for “new” ski wear and equipment.  My kids were none … Continue reading

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Waterville Valley Academy Student Named to U.S. Freeskiing Team

May 3, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley Academy student, Grace Henderson, a native of Madbury, New Hampshire, was recently named to the U.S. Freeskiing team. Grace is currently ranked 17th in the world in the Big Air and 28th in Slopestyle, by the Association of … Continue reading

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Waterville Academy Student is Hometown Hero

March 14, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Each week WMUR-TV’s Hometown Hero sports segment spotlights a New Hampshire high school student/athlete. Last week’s Hometown Hero was Waterville Valley’s own Grace Henderson, a freeskier with the WVBBTS club.  Grace recently took 1st place in the Big Air competition … Continue reading

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Waterville Valley Academy Receives Accreditation

February 19, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley Academy (WVA), a snowsports academy for students in grades 6-12, has received full accreditation status through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). This recognition comes after two years of rigorous self-study involving the review of … Continue reading

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Waterville Valley Academy Student Athlete Presents TedxYouth Talk

December 27, 2016

By Jan Stearns

Earlier this fall Waterville Valley Academy student-athlete, Hunter Henderson, was a featured presenter at [email protected] Check out Hunter’s talk about what it takes for the Olympics, below. Well done, Hunter!    

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Clay Soper Memorial Race

December 22, 2016

By Jan Stearns

The 2nd annual Clay Soper Memorial Race is coming up on January 14 & 15, 2017 in Waterville Valley.  The race honors the memory and skiing passion of Clay Soper who tragically passed away in 2015 at the age of … Continue reading

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