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Legendary snowboard coach Bill Enos has returned to his position as Snowboard Program Director for the Waterville Valley Black and Blue Trail Smashers Snowsports Educational Foundation (WVBBTS / SEF), home of the Waterville Valley Academy

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WVA names Tucker Barnaby as Head of Academics and Student Life for Waterville Valley Academy
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 10:41:00 AM

WVBBTS names Mike Savage Alpine Program Director & Head U19 Women's Coach
Monday, April 11, 2016 10:30:00 AM

U.S. Olympic Committee designates Waterville Valley Black and Blue Trail Smashers as Community Olympic Development Program
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:59:00 PM

Jumpstart Training Camp
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 2:35:00 PM

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:40:00 AM


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About New England’s Premiere Winter Sports School

Waterville Valley Academy (WVA) is a snowsports and academic academy located in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire designed for full time student athletes in grades 6-12 who are dedicated to pursuing the highest level of performance in alpine racing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding.

A History of Excellence, on Snow and in the Classroom

For over forty years, the Waterville Valley Academy has developed a unique community where students accelerate their athletic development, while thriving academically to shape high school students into exceptional winter athletes and well-rounded students.

Through our multiple winter sports training programs, WVA students are prepared for competitive and academic performance at the highest level, with alumni of every program gracing collegiate and Olympic podiums alike.

Academics at WVA

Individualized instruction for accelerated learning

To help our students succeed in the classroom and on the snow, WVA offers multiple programs that coordinate rigorous classroom instruction with equally rigorous on-snow training.

Through small class sizes and dedicated educators, WVA succeeds in guiding students to higher levels of understanding, while accelerating the learning process. At WVA, athletic performance never overshadows performance in the classroom, and a majority of students enroll in a full curriculum of honors and/or Advanced Placement courses.

WVA students reside at the WVA dormitory or other nearby locations.  Over the past six years WVA has enrolled students from over 20 states and several foreign countries representing over 110 home schools.  WVA has approximately 70 students.

Winter Sports Training at WVA

Train with Professional, Nationally Recognized Coaches

Every season, alumni from each program can be found excelling on snow, in the classroom, and at every level of competition. Whether your prospective student is committed to alpine, racing, or freestyle skiing or snowboarding, our goal is to provide the training and instruction that sets them apart.

In all three sports, students train rigorously with professional coaches dedicated to helping each student perform at their maximum potential. Through constant support and dedicated training programs, coaches for every sport help each student achieve mutually developed goals.

The Classic Waterville Valley Academy Experience

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The Full Winter Term

A 5-month program that runs November through March, using an academic curriculum based on each student’s home-school, with a 1:1 or 1:2 faculty to student ratio.

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The Early Season Program

A 2-month program that runs from November through December.

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The Late Season Program

A 3-month program lasting from January to March.

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The Pinnacle Program - WVA's Full Year High School

The Pinnacle Program is a 10+ month, four-year high school structured for elite winter athletes in grades 9 through 12. As one of the most unique institutions in the nation, the Pinnacle Program at Wateverville Valley Academy.

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of difference! By joining our donors, you too can help  
instill confidence in our athletes, make competition sites
safe and exciting, add opportunities to our programs,
and help develop the people who make the BBTS
experience one of a kind. Please consider a gift today.
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