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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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Blending academics with snowsports training

March 10, 2015

By Jan Stearns

I read a great story in the Union Leader newspaper about Waterville Valley BBTS Snowsports Education Foundation’s unique Pinnacle Program.  Pinnacle combines academics and snowsports training and competition for high school-age athletes on a year-round basis. Union Leader writer, Kathleen … Continue reading

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“When the heck did WVA become a powerhouse?”

April 8, 2014

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley BBTS athletes rocked USSA’s U16 Nationals at Park City and the organization’s CEO & Executive Director, Peter Stokloza, fills us in on the club’s successes: The USSA U16 Alpine Nationals were held in Park City, Utah from March … Continue reading

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Chadbourne Named Head Women’s & Pinnacle Coach

February 27, 2014

By Jan Stearns

Peter Stokloza, Executive Director and CEO of Waterville Valley BBTS Snowsports Educational Foundation and Waterville Valley Academy, recently announced that Adam Chadbourne has accepted the position of Head Women’s Coach and Pinnacle Coach for BBTS.  Chadbourne assumes the new position … Continue reading

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Hintertux Rocks!

October 24, 2013

By Jan Stearns

Yesterday I posted a link to a BBTS summer training video.  Today I want to share an update on the first of two BBTS Pinnacle Program camps held in Hintertux, Austria. Pinnacle students traveled to Hintertux, Austria to a glacier … Continue reading

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BBTS Newsletter

September 25, 2013

By Jan Stearns

The fall issue of “Black & Blue,” the BBTS Snowsports Educational Foundation’s newsletter, is now available online.  Learn about the Pinnacle Program launch, new hires, alumni notes, including profiles of BBTSers who’ll (hopefully) be competing at Sochi, and an informative … Continue reading

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Pinnacle Program Featured on WMUR

August 30, 2013

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley Academy‘s new Pinnacle Program was featured on WMUR New Hampshire Channel 9 in a live segment, plus this article with photos! (By Paula Tracy, WMUR.com)  While some high schoolers are still in the mall choosing which pair of … Continue reading

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