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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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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 Designated a US Ski Team Development Site

April 8, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley Resort and Waterville Valley Black and Blue Trail Smashers (WVBBTS) announced today a new multi-year comprehensive partnership with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). The agreement designates Waterville Valley Resort as a U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team … 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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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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Former BBTS AD Making Strides in Steamboat

December 14, 2016

By Jan Stearns

Steamboat Magazine recently ran a story about Adam Chadbourne, former Athletic Director for the Waterville Valley Academy and WVBBTS, and new Alpine Director for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. “Adam Chadbourne did not go home after spring break this year. … Continue reading

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Bike Ride in Memory of Clay Soper

October 2, 2016

By Jan Stearns

WVBBTS is hosting a bike ride in memory of Clay Soper on Saturday, Oct. 8. Registration begins at 12 noon.  The long ride starts at 1 p.m. and a short ride begins at 1:15 p.m.  Registration and the start and … Continue reading

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