One of the many benefits of living in Waterville Valley is the opportunity to watch and, if you’re lucky, meet world class skiers and riders. Waterville Valley Resort is hosting three high caliber events this month, including the U.S. Freestyle Moguls Championships on Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17. Four members of the U.S. Ski Team took time out of their busy practice and training schedules to stop by the Waterville Valley Elementary School and meet the students.
Pictured above are USST members (l-r) Hannah Soar, Jaelin Kauf (2018 Olympian), Tess Johnson (2018 Olympian) and Olivia Giacco. They answered students’ eager questions and signed autographs. One of the key points the athletes stressed to the students is that they LOVE what they do!
I suspect that someday former Waterville Valley students will return to the school to talk about their experience as world class athletes. Hmmm…who will it be?!
Want to watch the Freestyle Championships? Here are the details:
Course Location: Lower Bobby’s
Best Viewing Location: Finish area at the bottom of Lower Bobby’s near the Sunnyside Lift. Spectators will be able to see the entire course from this location.
Course Access: Spectators can reach the finish line by taking the Valley Run Quad. Spectators who wish to only view the event are allowed one ride up the Valley Run Quad. Vouchers will be available at the registration table in the Harpoon Skybox in the 3rd floor of the Base Lodge. There will be signs with a walking path to the finish area for those who do not wish to ski/ride.
There will be no discounted spectator lift tickets. If people wish to ski/ride as well as watch the event, they will need to purchase a full priced lift ticket. This includes viewing the course slope-side on Lower Bobby’s accessed from the summit of White Peaks. Lift tickets are cheapest when purchased online and in advance.