On Saturday, Feb. 15, Waterville Valley Black & Blue Trail Smashers Club (WVBBTS) and Waterville Valley Academy (WVA), both operated by WVBBTS Snowsports Educational Foundation (WVBBTS/SEF), will be celebrating National Club Day in conjunction with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA).
This first annual National Club Day is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the 400-plus skiing and snowboarding clubs across the nation.
USSA clubs educate and train skiing and snowboarding athletes, some of whom go on to be Olympic competitors. As one of those clubs, WVBBTS/SEF has been operating since 1934 to support competitive skiing and snowboarding at Waterville Valley.
USSA is the national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding with a Best in the World vision. Developed to facilitate participation in national and international competition, the Olympic sports organization provides structure for competitive skiing and snowboarding. USSA is based in Park City, UT. Individual club communities made up of children, athletes, parents, coaches and officials provide avenues for lifelong involvement in the sports, and high-quality experiences plant the seeds for the success and support of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. Together with USSA clubs, the USSA provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders who share an Olympic dream while maintaining a strong adherence to core values.
Members of the Waterville Valley community are invited to participate in National Club Day and learn more about the WVBBTS Ski Club and Waterville Valley Academy with its innovative new 4-year high school, the Pinnacle Program, and take part in the following events:
Ski or snowboard for the day at Waterville Valley Resort
Cheer for the BBTS / WVA Ski & Snowboard parade from 10-10:30 a.m.
As part of this event, WVBBTS and WVA will be participating in a continuous coast-to-coast snowsports parade with clubs across the country in honor of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing athletes competing in the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.