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Olympic Champion Visits with Local Girls at Waterville Valley

December 30, 2010

Young girls had the chance to ski with 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Kearney as she returned to Waterville Valley Resort, the mountain where her athletic career began.

On Wednesday, Dec. 29, Kearney spent the morning skiing with local girls to help raise interest in the sport of women’s mogul skiing. Excitement was overflowing as the girls had the chance to ski alongside Kearney while she gave tips on skiing the moguls and signed autographs on skis, helmets, goggle straps and anything with a writable surface. Never short of smiles with every flash bulb, Kearney took photos with every single girl that participated before heading on her way.

At age two, Kearney began skiing moguls as a member of the Waterville Valley Black & Blue Trail Smashers Snow Sports Club, also known as WVBBTS. She made her World Cup debut in 2003 and since then has landed on the podium 39 times, highlighted by winning Gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.

WVBBTS would like to thank Hannah for her visit and dedication to the young athletes. Good luck in your upcoming World Cup season!

Check out the video from Hannah’s visit.

WVBBTS is a non-profit snow sports educational foundation that offers competitive training for alpine racing, freestyle skiing and snowboard athletes. The organization runs an intensive weekend program for athletes of all ages, as well as a winter-long academy for athletes who wish to take their competition skiing and riding to the next level while keeping a focus on their academics. For more information please visit

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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