Waterville Valley, New Hampshire has enjoyed a long history of ski racing that started with resort founder and two-time Olympic ski racer Tom Corcoran. Corcoran put Waterville Valley on the map by launching world class athletes in skiing and snowboarding.
Several Waterville Valley athletes are hoping to represent the U.S. in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Michelle Gorgone, a 2006 Olympian and WVBBTS Ski Club alumna, is expected to compete again in Alpine Snowboarding. Hannah Kearney, also a 2006 Olympian and alumna of the WVBBTS Freestle Ski Program is currently on the Women’s A Team for Moguls and a frontrunner to represent the U.S. Nordic skier Kris Freeman will be heading to his third Olympic appearance and claims Waterville Valley as his official training site. The resort is also hoping that Dylan Ferguson, currently on the U.S. Aerials B Team will be selected to the Olympic roster.
In honor of this winter’s 21st Olympic Games and the Olympic athletes who got their start at Waterville Valley – Waterville Valley Resort is offering an Olympic-sized learn to ski and ride deal over three weekends: December 12 & 13, 2009, January 9 & 10 and March 20 & 21, 2010.
Each weekend will feature the resort’s new Olympic $21 Learn to Ski and Ride Specials, including a beginner lesson, skis or snowboard rental equipment, and a beginner area lift ticket for the day. At the end of your first day on the slopes, Waterville Valley will give each new skier or snowboarder a “WV Learn to Ski/Ride Pocket Guide” full of incentives to come back for two more days! After day three, a “Love to Ski/Ride Pass” will provide you with 50% off lessons, rentals and lift ticket discounts for the rest of the season.
This is great, affordable way to learn. Who knows? Maybe we’ll see some future Olympians on Waterville Valley’s slopes this winter!
If you’re heading to Waterville Valley this winter, be sure to stop by Waterville Valley Realty and say hello!