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Waterville Valley Resort Named US Ski & Snowboard Team Development Site
Friday, April 07, 2017

 

Waterville Valley Resort and the Black and Blue Trail Smashers Announce Partnership with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Assoc.

Waterville Valley Resort, April 6th, 2017 – Waterville Valley Resort and Waterville Valley Black and Blue Trail Smashers (WVBBTS) announced today a new multi-year comprehensive partnership with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). The agreement designates Waterville Valley Resort as a U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Development Site, confirming two annual competitive events.

Tim Smith, President and General Manager of Waterville Valley Resort, says, “Waterville Valley Resort was designed by a two-time Olympian and U.S. Ski Team member and has a long history of producing high caliber competitors.  Having hosted 11 World Cup Races, Waterville Valley truly is a competitor’s mountain. It is very exciting to bring together these three entities and formalize the enormous growth and support that our site has to offer competitive snowsports.”

Peter Stokloza, WVBBTS and Waterville Valley Academy (WVA) CEO and Executive Director, says, “It is exciting to continue to develop a strong partnership and alliance with both Waterville Valley Resort and the U.S. Ski Team, for the benefit of all the WVBBTS and WVA athletes and the entire New Hampshire ski community.  Officially being named a U.S. Ski Team training site, enables athletes from around the country to experience a world-class mountain and a snowsports organization that is rich in tradition and legacy, continually looking to improve and augment the on-hill venues and resources.”

 One of the oldest ski clubs in the country, WVBBTS has become one of the leading training and competition centers in the United States. In 2014 WVBBTS was named a Certified Gold Level Club as part of the club development program by the USSA. In 2015 WVBBTS was selected by the United States Olympic Committee as a Community Olympic Development Program (CODP), and was the first mountain sports organization in the eastern United States to receive the designation and is one of 15 CODPs nationwide.

The recent partnership with USSA continues the commitment of Waterville Valley Resort and Waterville Valley BBTS to the support and advancement of athletes, on and off the slopes. 

WVA's Grace Henderson Takes First at Aspen Open
Thursday, February 23, 2017

This past weekend, WVBBTS-SEF freeski slopestyle athlete Grace Henderson (Madbury, N.H.) took 1st place in the Big Air competition and 7th place in the Slopestyle competition at the Aspen Snowmass Freeskiing Open.  Held at the same venues as the X-Games, The Aspen Snowmass Open is one of the longest running independent freeski competitions in the nation and attracts skiers from around the world.  Grace’s coach, Freeski Program Director Dan Shuffleton, had this to say about Grace’s performance, “Grace is a hard working and talented athlete and this win is just the start of many great results to come."

Grace is a year-round student athlete in the Waterville Valley Academy operated by WVBBTS-SEF.  The Academy’s “Pinnacle” program allows elite snowsports athletes like Grace to maximize their training, while still receiving an excellent high school education.  During the winter, Grace trains at the Waterville Valley Resort.  In the off-season, she participates in trampoline training and practices jumps into a giant airbag at WVBBTS-SEF’s state-of-the-art training facilities -- Phil’s Hill Bag Jump Training Center and the Tom Barbeau Training Center. For more information about WVBBTS-SEF’s training facilities see www.wvbbts.org



WVBBTS/SEF Annual Meeting
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Notice of WVBBTS/SEF Annual Membership Meeting 

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 3 pm

BBTS Clubhouse

with a Board of Trustees reception immediately following at T-Bars

Agenda:
1. Report on the state of the club
2. Election of trustees
3. Other business

 

Waterville Valley Academy Receives NEASC Accreditation
Thursday, February 09, 2017

Waterville Valley Academy Receives NEASC Accreditation

Waterville Valley Academy, a snowsports academy for students in grades 6-12, announced today that they have 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 WVA’s curriculum, policies and procedures, facilities and institutional resources; followed by an on-site peer review, conducted by a committee made up of faculty and staff from other NEASC accredited schools. 

NEASC is an independent, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization which connects and serves over 2,000 public and independent institutions of learning in New England plus International Schools in more than 65 nations worldwide. A globally recognized standard of excellence, NEASC Accreditation attests to a school’s high quality and integrity.   According to Tucker Barnaby, WVA’s Head of Academics and School Life, “Being fully accredited adds credibility to our already strong academic reputation.”

Peter Stokloza, CEO and Head of School commented “Our community of students, teachers, coaches and administrators could not be more pleased with receiving NEASC accreditation this week.  It is a validation of all the good work and people we have at our school and in our community.  WVA’s accreditation will give sending schools, prospective colleges and universities and students, confidence that we are fully in-line with the high standards and rigor expected of all NEASC accredited schools and colleges”

WVA was founded in 1972 and operated as a five-month winter-sports academy until 2013 when the Pinnacle Program, a ten-month, four-year high school for committed student-athletes, was created.  The addition of this program to WVA’s already extensive academic offerings, lead the Academy to seek accreditation by NEASC.

For more information about Waterville Valley Academy visit www.wvbts.org.

 

 

WVA Students and Alumni Shine Grace Podium at Rev Tour
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Grace Podium

 

Waterville Valley, NH – NH teens win U.S. Rev Tour competitions at Waterville Valley Resort on January 10 and 13, 2017

This week, the Waterville Valley Resort hosted the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour and two New Hampshire teens took the podium in the freeski and snowboard slopestyle competitions.  On January 10, 2017, WVBBTS-SEF freeski slopestyle athlete Grace Henderson (Masbury, N.H.) took first place in the second of two freeski slopestyle competitions in the Rev Tour event taking place at Waterville Valley Resort.  The day before, Grace took second in the first day of competition.  Grace’s coach, Freeski Program Director Dan Shuffleton, who was also the Chief of Course for the freeski competition, had this to say about Grace’s performance, “This is Grace’s second year competing at the Rev Tour level and she made a great showing this week in the first slopestyle competition events of the tour. I am very proud of her and look forward to seeing what she can accomplish on the rest of the tour and during the rest of the season.” 

Grace is a year-round student athlete in the Waterville Valley Academy operated by WVBBTS-SEF.  The Academy’s “Pinnacle” program allows elite snowsports athletes like Grace to maximize their training, while still receiving an excellent high school education.  During the winter, Grace trains at the Waterville Valley Resort.  In the off-season, she participates in trampoline training and practices jumps into a giant airbag at WVBBTS-SEF’s state-of-the-art training facilities -- Phil’s Hill Bag Jump Training Center and the Tom Barbeau Training Center. For more information about WVBBTS-SEF’s training facilities see www.wvbbts.org

On January 13, 2017, WVBBTS-SEF alum Nora Healey (Plymouth, NH) took first place in the second day of the snowboard slopestyle competition.  Nora also attended Waterville Valley Academy and is a new member of the U.S. Rookie Snowboard Slopestyle team.

WVBBTS-SEF congratulates both athletes on their amazing performances and wishes them the best of luck with their future competitions.

WVA Freeski Slopestyle Athlete Podiums at U.S. Rev Tour
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Waterville Valley, NH – WVBBTS-SEF freeski slopestyle athlete podiums at U.S. Rev Tour competition at Waterville Valley Resort on January 9, 2017

On January 9, 2017, WVBBTS-SEF freeski slopestyle athlete Grace Henderson took second place in the first of two freeski slopestyle competitions in the Rev Tour event taking place at Waterville Valley Resort.  Grace’s coach, Freeski Program Director Dan Shuffleton, who is also the Chief of Course for the freeski competition, had this to say about Grace’s performance in the first competition day, “This is Grace’s second year competing at the Rev Tour level and she made a great showing in the first slopestyle event of the tour. I am very proud of her and look forward to seeing what she can accomplish on the rest of the tour.” 

Grace is a year-round student athlete in the Waterville Valley Academy operated by WVBBTS-SEF.  The Academy’s “Pinnacle” program allows elite snowsports athletes like Grace to maximize their training, while still receiving an excellent high school education.  During the winter, Grace trains at the Waterville Valley Resort.  In the off-season, she participates in trampoline training and practices jumps into a giant airbag at WVBBTS-SEF’s state-of-the-art training facilities -- Phil’s Hill Bag Jump Training Center and the Tom Barbeau Training Center. For more information about WVBBTS-SEF’s training facilities see www.wvbbts.org

The Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour brings together some of the best junior freeski and snowboard slopestyle athletes in the world, including several WVBBTS/SEF freeski and snowboard athletes.  The Rev Tour offers up-and-coming slopestyle athletes aged 14-19 the chance to break into the professional ranks. Skiers earn points on the Association of Freeski Professionals tour, snowboarders earn points on the World Snowboard Tour, and both earn important FIS points. The Rev Tour also offers an overall prize purse of $67,000 to the overall winners of the four stop tour.  The Rev Tour is an important stepping stone between grassroots amateur events and elite-level professional events.  For more information on the Rev Tour, seehttp://usfreeskiing.com/events/revolution-tour-0/

WVBBTS-SEF freeski and snowboard slopestyle athletes will be continuing to compete in the Rev Tour at Waterville all week.  The schedule of activities for the week (subject to change) is as follows:

 

January 10   Freeski Slopestyle Qualifications and Final No. 2
January 11   Snowboard Training and Registration
January 12   Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifications and Final No. 1
January 13   Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifications and Final No. 2

 

Rev Tour Comes to Waterville
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Waterville Valley, NH –WVBBTS-SEF athletes compete in U.S. Rev Tour and WVBBTS/SEF provides substantial technical assistance for the event

 Some of the best junior freeski and snowboard slopestyle athletes in the world, including several WVBBTS/SEF freeski and snowboard athletes, will be competing this week in the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour at Waterville Valley Resort’s Exhibition Terrain Park. The event at Waterville Valley is the second of four stops on the Rev Tour.  The Rev Tour offers up-and-coming slopestyle athletes aged 14-19 the chance to break into the professional ranks. Skiers earn points on the Association of Freeski Professionals tour, snowboarders earn points on the World Snowboard Tour, and both earn important FIS points. The Rev Tour also offers an overall prize purse of $67,000 to the overall winners of the four stop tour.  The Rev Tour is an important stepping stone between grassroots amateur events and elite-level professional events.  For more information on the Rev Tour, seehttp://usfreeskiing.com/events/revolution-tour-0/

 Among the WVBBTS-SEF freeski athletes competing this week are: Grace Henderson, Hunter Henderson, Jack Barry, James Pouch, Max Switzer, Leland Broadhurst, Brian Gardiner and Noah Duval.  Among the WVBBTS-SEF snowboard athletes and alums competing this week are: Nora Healey (U.S. Rookie Team member), Grant Shambo, Douglas Fay and Tyler Vallieres.  In addition to having its athletes compete in the event, WVBBTS/SEF is also providing substantial technical assistance for this national competition.  Freeski Program Director Dan Shuffleton is the Chief of Course for the freeski competition, while WVBBTS/SEF Snowboard Program Director Bill Enos is the Chief of Course for the snowboard competition.  WVBBTS/SEF members are also providing volunteer assistance at the event.  According to Dan Shuffleton, the Rev Tour course at Waterville “is very challenging and includes three large jumps and some difficult rails and other terrain park features.”  The schedule of activities for the week (subject to change) is as follows:

 

January 10   Freeski Slopestyle Qualifications and Final No. 2
January 11   Training and Registration
January 12   Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifications and Final No. 1
January 13   Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifications and Final No. 2

 

Considering WVA? Interested in what student life is like? Come Experience the Academy.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

2017 Experience the Academy Camp 

Dates:  January 23-27, 2017 (lodging check-in January Monday the 23rd)

Cost Details:  

4 Day Camp includes coaching and lunch   $440

4 Day Camp with Lodging (includes breakfast and dinner)  $740

Lift tickets are not included but a 4-day ticket may be added to either option listed above for $120.

Note:  For those who attend this camp and apply to WVA for the 2017-18 year, the $50.00 academy application fee will be waived.

Who:  Open to all interested Alpine, Snowboard and Freestyle athletes, entering Grades 6-12 (for the 2017-18 school year)

Details:  This 4-day camp is designed to give each athlete a true academic and athletic experience at Waterville Valley Academy.  You will be a part of the WVA team, training both on and off the snow with WVA student-athletes under the eyes of our world class coaches.  When off the snow you will experience our academic program via our direct instruction model (1:1) at WVA.  Experience being part of a full time training program and see how WVA can help take your skiing to the next level, all while keeping a focus on your academic goals.

Students attending this camp should bring all assignments and work from their school.  There will be designated study hall time with supervision to complete assigned work.

To Register:  Online registration available at register.wvbbts.org

For more information about this camp, please contact Kimberly Berman, WVA Director of Admissions/Dean of Studies at (603) 236-4246 x115 or kberman@gowva.org.

 

 

 

WVA Student-Athlete Hunter Henderson presents at TedX Beacon Street.
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Earlier this fall, WVA Winter Term 8th grader, Hunter Henderson was a featured presenter at  TedxYouth@BeaconStreet.  Check out Hunter's talk here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOQyhMHcmTQ

 

Competition Center Update
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Over the summer the building housing the BBTS Competition Center was demolished to make way for the bottom terminal of the new Green Peak lift.   Renovations are currently underway on the Comp Center’s new location, the former WVR snowboard rental shop.  Work is expected to be complete in time for the first day of training on November 25th.  The new location will house office space for our coaches, club and events staff.

Special thanks to the crews at Benson Lumber and 525 East Painting for their work on this project.

BBTS/WVA Athletes Named to Eastern Region Super-G Project
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It was announced today that current BBTS/WVA athletes Madison Lord, Peter Fucigna, Logan Slattery, Chris Bertram, Hunter Brayton, Will Trudeau and Elliott Ryan have been selected to participate in the upcoming East Regional Training Group Super-G Project. They will be joined on the project by coaches Parker Spear and Pete Anderson.  The purpose of this project is to prepare athletes for early season SG and GS races at Copper Mountain, Colorado and Panorama, British Columbia and also for the February 2017 NorAm at Copper.  The project is hosted by Copper Mountain and the US Ski Team Speed Center.

Bill Enos returns to BBTS/WVA
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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 .

Bill has been involved in snowboarding since the early days of the sport.  He competed in the pre-Olympic era of snowboard racing in the late 1980s, captured ISF and FIS World Cup wins and was a member of the first-ever U.S. Snowboard Team from 1994-1999. After retiring from competition, he headed back to New Hampshire to start the BBTS snowboarding program and become the Snowboard Program Director at WVA . He left BBTS/WVA to join the US Team as the head slopestyle coach. In 2014, he coached Sage Kotsenburg and Jamie Anderson to Olympic Gold at the games in Sochi, Russia. He retired from the US Team in 2015 and is happy to be re-joining the BBTS/WVA family this season.

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

Great News! Tucker Barnaby has accepted the position of Head of Academics and Student Life for Waterville Valley Academy. He will begin on July 1st. 

Tucker has been the Math Department Chair and Associate Athletic Director at Trinity Pawling School in New York for nine years. His experiences makes him uniquely qualified for our athletically focused school. Originally from the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Tucker is anxious to return to his home state. With a Master's in Education, he looks forward to working closely with the faculty to continue evolving our curriculum to suit our unique program. Over the years, he has coached skiing, soccer and baseball and truly looks forward to taking an active role in the life of our School.

“Tucker brings a unique blend of experience and understanding of both a high quality private school education and student life.  I am greatly looking forward to him helping to lead our academy forward and enriching the lives our students and the WVA community.” - Peter Stokloza

Tucker will be returning to the Granite State with his wife Amy and their children, Cannon, Tucker Clayton and Campbell. Please join me in welcoming the Barnabys to WVBBTS/SEF.

WVBBTS names Mike Savage Alpine Program Director & Head U19 Women's Coach
Monday, April 11, 2016

Michael Savage, a veteran in the Alpine coaching world, has been named the new Alpine Program Director and U19 Women’s FIS coach for Waterville Valley Black and Blue Trail Smashers Snowsports Educational Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

I’m confident Mike will have an immediate impact on the BBTS program. Throughout his career, he has had tremendous success with the athletes he coaches. We are very lucky to have him.” – Peter Stokloza, CEO and Executive Director

From Tom Barbeau, BBTS Head Alpine U16 coach & Director of Athletics, “We are very excited to have Mike join the coaching staff. He brings enthusiasm, a deep knowledge of our sport and loads of energy! He has what it takes to make our athletes successful.”

Mike has traveled with the USST Women’s Europa Cup and World Cup circuits, led the SMS Women’s team and directed alpine programs at Sage Ridge School and more recently Carrabassett Valley Academy. During his time at CVA, he helped establish one of the top Women's Alpine Programs in the United States, coaching future Olympian Kirsten Clark. In 2005, Mike started an elite women's private alpine team, Team Savage Ski Racing, where he trained elite women from across the country to become the best they could be in alpine ski racing. Team Savage alumni represented NCAA programs across the United States. He is looking forward to applying the knowledge he has acquired globally to WVBBTS/SEF.

“We welcome Mike to BBTS and look forward to the positive impact he will have on our athletes and the program.”  - Brad Benson Chairman of the WVBBTS/Snowsports Educational Foundation.

 

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

WVBBTS becomes first eastern mountain sports organization to receive CODP designation

WATERVILLE VALLEY, NH November 6, 2015 – The Waterville Valley Black and Blue Trail Smashers Sports Educational Foundation has been selected by the United States Olympic Committee as a Community Olympic Development Program. WVBBTS – a premier snow sports training and competition center – is the first mountain sports organization in the eastern United States to receive the designation and is one of 15 CODPs nationwide.

Created by the USOC in 1998, the CODP partners with sport communities across the country to help enhance high quality, intermediate sports programs for talented youth, while maximizing their potential in Olympic and Paralympic sports. Since 1966, WVBBTS has provided accessible, family friendly snow sports programming, helping develop more than 25 U.S. Olympians in skiing and snowboarding.

We are thrilled to receive the CODP designation,” said WVBBTS CEO Peter Stokloza. “This aligns WVBBTS with the U.S. Olympic Committee and other organizations that develop athletes in Olympic sports. This partnership will provide WVBBTS access to current resources, best practices and highly trained educators who will help our organization develop young athletes to their full potential. This alliance will keep the Olympic spirit alive in our community.” 

“The USOC is pleased to welcome WVBBTS to its diverse portfolio of CODPs,” said Alicia McConnell, USOC director of training sites and community partnerships. “The center’s commitment to excellence and youth development is evident in their athletes’ success, both on and off the snow.”

As part of the CODP designation, WVBBTS will continue to provide leadership and guidance in helping athletes strive for elite performance in alpine racing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. Through the partnership with the USOC, the center will have access to nutrition research, sport psychology, and programs that emphasize coaching techniques and athlete development. The goal of the partnership is to broaden interest and participation in skiing and snowboarding, while maximizing the program’s potential for Olympic athlete development.

"Congratulations to all WVBBTS families and staff on the designation as a Community Olympic Development Program,” said Wesley Preston, freestyle program director and former U.S. national team member. “The Olympics are about sportsmanship. They are about being the best that you can be. It is more about personal growth than it is about winning. This fits well with the mission of WVBBTS. I am proud to be a part of WVBBTS and the Olympic Movement."

“I'm very excited for our organization to become a larger part in the advancement of the Olympic Movement,” said Dan Shuffleton, WVBBTS freeskiing program director and 2014 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association Freesking Domestic Coach of the Year. 

From Waterville Valley Resort's founding by two-time Olympian Tom Corcoran to the recent Olympians who have been trained by WVBBTS, the CODP designation continues a proud tradition,” said Pete Sununu, marketing and communications coordinator of Waterville Valley Resort. “We're excited to see WVBBTS recognized as a pillar of winter sports, not just in our community, but among world-class skiers and snowboarders.”

For more information about the USOC’s Community Olympic Development Program, visit TeamUSA.org/CODP.

 

Jumpstart Training Camp
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sign-up today for our 2015 Jumpstart  Alpine Training Camp!

December 3 - 6 at Waterville Valley Resort

Join us for early season skiing and coaching to get in some quality preseason preparation for the competitive season.

This year we are offering a 2-day camp for BBTS member athletes on Thursday and Friday, December 3 & 4; and a 4-day camp for Non-BBTS athletes from Thursday through Sunday, December 3-6.  This is a great opportunity for all U16, U14, and U12 athletes.

For more information and to download application to register, CLICK HERE.

Space is limited and application with payment must be received by November 30th so don't wait, sign up today!

Let it Snow!

 

WVBBTS Fit Days
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

WVBBTS Swap
Monday, September 14, 2015

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Save the Date for: BBTS Swap!

Dear New and Returning Families,

Please mark your calendars for our annual Swap! 

The BBTS Swap takes place under the Sport Thoma tent in Waterville Valley's Town Square over Columbus Day weekend. This is a great opportunity to sell your gently used winter equipment and buy the next size up or a newer model! 

The Swap Shop                                                                                                           Saturday, October 10th, 9AM-5PM                                                                                  Sunday, October 11th, 9AM-4PM 

The Swap Drop-off Details:
(If you have gently used equipment to sell)

Where: Sport Thoma tent in Town Square                                                                         When: Friday, October 9th, 3PM-6PM or Saturday, October 10th, 8AM-10AM

  • Please pre-mark items for sale before dropping them off.
  • Sales tickets can be found HERE. Please secure them firmly to the items for sale.  
  • To simplify the process, please use personal return mailing address labels on your sales tickets.
  • Please pre-hang clothing on hangers
  • All types of gently used and safe winter equipment will be accepted 
    • (BBTS reserves the right to turn away equipment that does not meet these requirements).
  • Remaining unsold equipment will be disposed of at 4 pm on Sunday, October 11th.

Proceeds from sales at the Swap will be divided 70% to seller and 30% to BBTS.

A limited number of worker credits will be available for the Swap.  Sign-ups for worker credits will be handled via the on-line worker credit sign-up system in late September.  In order to earn a worker credit, volunteers must work a full eight (8) hour shift at the Swap.  More information about worker credit opportunities and sign-ups will follow.

Tim Maguire
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Travel Manager
tmaguire@wvbbts.org
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New Masters Head Coach
Friday, August 21, 2015
 

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Dear BBTS Families,

Congratulations are in order for Matthew Chester, WVBBTS’ new Head Coach for the Masters! This is Matt’s second season with BBTS, and for those of you who don’t know him, there is so much more to his story than just coaching.

Matt has been a professional ski instructor for more than 20 years, teaching at Steamboat Springs, Whistler/Blackcomb, and Eldora in Boulder County CO.  He grew up in Connecticut and made the St. Anselm College ski team in 1992 as a freshman.  After his sophomore year, he took a job as a ski instructor at Eldora. There he worked towards his PSIA certification, qualifying him to teach internationally. 

 

Matt then traveled to Chile to teach, but instead spent 6 months skiing, climbing, and backpacking through western South America.  Invigorated by his experience, he went to Whistler to focus on big mountain skiing and devoted his time to skiing exposed highly technical terrain.  Matt had modest success in the extreme skiing competition scene with a crew consisting of some of the top freeskiers in the world.  

 

He returned to Boulder in 2003 to direct the children's ski school at Eldora.  That’s where he met his future family, when he was assigned a private lesson with a 5-year-old boy named Elliot.  Matt and his family moved to Steamboat where he taught private lessons for the Steamboat Ski School. Elliot began racing for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, and that’s when Matt made the transition to parent of a ski racer.  His life revolved around travel, ski tuning and support roles.  Matt and his family decided to move to Waterville Valley so Elliot could attend Waterville Valley Academy.  His background as a ski instructor finally came full circle when he became a ski coach. Matt calls his first season as a FIS coach for WVA the "Pinnacle" of his career to date. 

 

Matt’s unique background lends itself perfectly to the position of Masters’ coach.  He says his goals are to “create a challenging, fun, safe environment to enable the Masters to reach their greatest potential.”  He plans to work with each athlete to create a plan that addresses technical skiing skills, tactics, equipment, and fitness.  During the week, Matt will continue his role as a men’s FIS coach at WVA. “I am very excited to be part of this great organization, and look forward to a productive season.”  

 

Best of luck this season! 

 

Sincerely,

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Last Call for Dryland Campers! Sign-up TODAY !
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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Last Chance to Join Us for our 

 

Dryland Camp July 20-24 or

 

our Mites Dryland Camp July 27-31!

 

 Dryland Camp - July 20-24 

led by Tom Barbeau!

 

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 Dryland Camp Info Click HERE

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Our NEW Mites Dryland Day Camp is for kids ages 7-9 and promises to be great fun for all!  

NEW! Mites Dryland Day Camp - July 27-31

led by Steven Cooney!

Mites Day Camp Info Click HERE

WE HAVE A FEW SPACES OPEN FOR EACH CAMP SO DON'T WAIT, SIGN-UP TODAY!

Hope to see you up here!

Rosemary

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Camps & Advancement Coordinator
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WVBBTS Welcomes New Staff Members!
Friday, July 10, 2015

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Greetings,

I’d like to take a moment to welcome two new staff members to the BBTS community, Lori Hartlen Tetley and Tracy McNally White.

Lori joins BBTS as our new Financial Controller.  Lori is a New Hampshire native.  She spent 30 years in the Finance & Administration world, 27 of which were as an officer with Community Guaranty Savings Bank.  Lori has degrees in Accounting and Financial Management from Plymouth State University, Granite State College, and multiple diplomas from Northern New England Center for Financial Training.  She lives in Campton with her daughter Liza, a former USSA Alpine Racer and current US Telemark Development Ski Team member.  Some of Lori’s interests include volunteer work, painting and crafts, along with enjoying the outdoors.

We look forward to having a skilled and experienced financial professional at the helm of our financial operations.  Lori’s unique background and professional skills will help us create efficiency and increased frequency of financial reports in the very near future.

I’d also like to welcome Tracy to BBTS as our new Director of Advancement.  She grew up in Somerset, Massachusetts and began skiing at Waterville Valley in 1969 with Ronny Boulay’s group.  Tracy worked with coaches like Fred Turton before entering Waterville Valley Academy.  From Waterville she then went on to ski for St. Lawrence University for four years.  After college, Tracy spent 20 years in Scientific Research sales before moving into the Development world eight years ago. In addition to being a BBTS alumna, she is also the parent of two boys who raced in the program.

We look forward to Tracy helping the organization achieve its strategic objectives with continued emphasis on improving the BBTS and WVA experience.

Again, welcome aboard and we all are looking forward to working with you both.

Best of luck,

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BBTS Race Suits
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
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Order your WVBBTS race suits at an EARLY BIRD Rate 

NOW!

Visualize the athletes on the hill wearing a custom designed WVBBTS FIS legal race suit with a matching gear pack! 

Don’t miss out on this Early Bird Rate!  Send in your order by June 12th! 

Orders placed AFTER June 12th will cost an additional 10%.

Suits are available in both adult and children sizes.

Download a copy of the order form and sizing chart HERE.

All orders will be run through Peter Kailey of Sport Thoma and his contact information is listed on the bottom of the order form.

 

Have a great summer!

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2014-15 Annual Fund Goal
Thursday, June 04, 2015

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 Dear BBTS and WVA Families,

Thank you for helping us reach and exceed our 14-15 Annual Fund Goal.  The incredible generosity of BBTS families and friends donated $74,155.88, an amount well above the yearly goal of $72,000.  

These funds directly impact the organization in a meaningful way and have allowed greater access for BBTS athletes to participate in our programming as well as enhance training environment itself.  The philanthropic support by our community is very meaningful and sends a clear message that the community believes in “education through snowsports.”  

Dreams are what our children and athletes are reaching to fulfill, your commitment and support allows them to pursue their passion and commit themselves to a program and experience that develops vital life skills, while creating memories that will last a lifetime. 

With sincere gratitude,

Peter

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Congrats to Hannah!!!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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Greetings BBTS Community,

Congratulations are in order for BBTS alum and Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney who is this year's recipient of the USSA Beck International Award.  This prestigious award is given to the top USSA athlete involved in international competition.  The 2014-15 season was Hannah's final season competing and she went out with a bang, bringing home both the moguls and overall freestyle titles!  The World Championship moguls skier is recognized as one of the best moguls skiers in U.S. history, winning 46 World Cups during her career.  Hannah was also recognized as this year's Freestyle Athlete of the Year.

Members of the BBTS family were in Salt Lake City supporting Hannah at the annual USSA Congress Chairman's Awards Dinner including: myself, board member Anna McIntyre, freestyle coach Wes Preston, and former BBTS coach Nick Preston. Hannah is an active BBTS alum, stopping by frequently to ski with the Mitey Mites and Freestyle athletes. She also served on the club's Board of Trustees for several years. The Vermont native is now attending Westminster College in Salt Lake City where she is focusing on her education. 

Again, congratulations Hannah, we're all proud of you!

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Snowsports Educational Foundation

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BBTS Summer Camps & Programs
Thursday, May 14, 2015

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Sign-up TODAY 

 

for one of our summer camps or programs here in

 

beautiful Waterville Valley!

 

Freestyle & Snowboard BagJump Camps

3-Day Camps:  May 23-25 & October 10-12   5-Day Camps:  June 22-26, July 6-10, August 10-14

Freestyle Info Click HERE                                   Snowboard Info Click HERE  

 

 

Dryland Camp - July 20-24 

 

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Dryland Camp Info Click HERE

 

 

NEW! Mites Dryland Day Camp - July 27-31

 

 

Mites Day Camp Info Click HERE

 

 

For Freestyle Development Programs, Click HERE for more info

For Freeski Elite Full Time Programs, Click HERE for more info

For Freeski "A" Weekend Program, Click HERE for more info

For Snowboard Fall Weekend Program, Click HERE for more info

 

 

 Trampoline Club

Starting on May 28th, we are offering 3 sessions: Thursday sessions for children ages 4-7, Friday & Saturday sessions for all ages. Each session includes 18 one hour classes. Cost per session is $300.00. The time slots for each session shall fill at 6 athletes. Time slots shall be awarded first come-first serve. 

Trampoline Club Sign-Up HERE

 

 

Space is limited so don't wait, sign-up TODAY!

 

 

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

 

Best,

Rosemary

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10 Reasons to Apply & Enroll in WVA
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Hello BBTS Families,

 

Now that the 14/15 season is in the books, we can start looking forward to next year.

 

Does your child want to take their snowsport to the next level?  Waterville Valley Academy is the place for them to do just that.  Limited spaces are still available in all programs.  

 

Here are 10 Reasons to apply to and enroll in WVA:

  

 

You can download an application to WVA HERE and feel free to contact me with any questions. 

 

I look forward to talking with you. 

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WVA April Spring Training Camp at Waterville Valley Resort
Thursday, April 23, 2015

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Dear BBTS and WVA Families,

As I write this message, I’m pleased and amazed to tell you that we still have student-athletes participating in on-snow camps at Waterville Valley.  There’s even some snow falling here!  Check out the photos, from yesterday, in this email!

My purpose in writing today is to thank you for being part of BBTS this past winter.  It is our hope that the 2014-15 season was filled with great experiences and opportunities for your family.  BBTS and WVA are family-orientated, athlete-centric programs and your commitment to and support of our snowsports, academy, camps and fundraising is very much appreciated.  Through the efforts of many individuals, both staff and volunteers, BBTS continues to provide excellent athletic and academic programs.  While we deliver world-class coaching and a rich and diverse educational experience at WVA we are committed to continually developing better and newer ways to create excellence in our programs.  

We have a strong legacy and passionate long-time members in Anna McIntyre and Robert Mann, who help guide us in achieving our mission and vision “to be the BEST Snowsports organization in the United States”. Believing in our vision to enrich the lives of individuals through snowsports is key.  We work hard to develop programs, facilities and professional staffs to support your children’s dreams.  BBTS is a complex organization and the integration of our resources to support and develop each of our programs is a delicate balance.  Throughout it all, our first priority remains the goal of developing each athlete and student to his or her full potential.  

In the coming months, we will review staff and all aspects of our programming to determine what worked well and what areas are in need of improvement.  It’s through this process that we shape the programs for next year.  In conjunction with key staff and the Board of Trustees, we will also begin a new strategic planning process, a road map to a bright future.  Every effort will be made to ensure all constitutes have a voice in the process and I look forward to keeping our community informed and engaged.

I encourage you to stay connected to BBTS by regularly visiting our website wvbbts.org and by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  We post regular updates, current news and information on these social media sites.  Speaking of information, please be on the look out for our spring newsletter at the end of the month.  And check out our full complement of camps for all three snowsports on the website. 

As a 501c3 nonprofit we are always in need of  continued strong support for our capital campaign  and fundraising initiatives.  It is these projects and  annual requests that allow us to move into the bright future I spoke of above.  To all of you who have given this year and in years past, thank you.  If you haven’t made a philanthropic gift to our organization this year, please consider supporting our Snowmaking Initiative and/or our Annual Fund.  We have exciting plans to continue improving our programs for your children and we need everyone’s help to achieve them!

http://www.wvbbts.org/donate-to-wvbbts/SNOWMAKING-INITIATIVE

http://www.wvbbts.org/donate-to-wvbbts/ANNUAL-FUND

Sincerely,

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Peter Stokloza

WVBBTS & WVA
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Snowsports Educational Foundation

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$15,000 Snowmaking Pledge with a 1:1 Match Opportunity
Friday, April 17, 2015
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$15,000 Snowmaking Pledge with a 1:1 Match Opportunity

WVBBTS / SEF is pleased and honored to announce that an avid Master’s Racer and family have generously pledged $15,000 towards our Snowmaking Initiative with a 1:1 match opportunity.  With this support they look to continue the forward momentum of the snowmaking project while inspiring other donors to step forward with gifts towards reach the match.  We have secured $5,000 towards the match and are asking for your help in raising the rest by clicking below! 

www.wvbbts.org/pages/Snowmaking-Initiative/donate-now-

According to the donors, “We are very happy to help with this project as it benefits everyone - BBTS and WVA student-athletes, Masters and Mitey Mites, the community of Waterville Valley and the general public - all will benefit from increased snowmaking capacity on the mountain.”

The goal is to reach the match by 5.26.15 so as to provide an aggregate of $30,000 more towards this strategic initiative.

CEO, Peter Stokloza had this to say, “This generous 1:1 match is rooted in a clear love of BBTS and our strong presence in Waterville Valley.  We are extremely grateful for this opportunity to leverage other donations in achieving the match.”

For those of you who have already donated to the Snowmaking Initiative, THANK YOU!!!!!

For those of you who have not yet donated, please consider helping us reach this match!

 

Questions?  Please contact:

 Krista Katz at kkatz@wvbbts.org 

OR Peter Stokloza at pstokloza@wvbbts.org  

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Online Auction
Friday, April 10, 2015

GOING, GOING…GONE!

Auction Closes Soon! Crazy Deals to be had!

Closing April 11, 2015 at midnight 

Your bids support student-athlete's goals :)

24fundraiser is a viewer-driven site so share it with friends & family!

ONLINE Bargains!

Patriots Tickets, 2 pairs!!

Premium Concert Tickets Galore:

The Beach Boys, Peter Frampton, Barenaked Ladies, Pat Benatar, The Wailers  & Rusted Root, Steve Miller, CSN, Nickelback, Weezer & MANY more!

Red Sox Tickets, 2 pairs!!

Unique Experiences Galore:

(Some of these sold to 4 bidders at Vail's auction!)

Fighter Pilot, Churchill Downs, Exotic Supercars, Indy-Style Racing, Nascar, Astronaut & more

Travel Excursions:

(Tell me you couldn't use some warm sunshine!)

San Francisco & Sonoma Escape, Charleston, New Orleans Jazz & Dining, Costa Rica Getaway, Costa de Campo & more!

Cool BBTS Swag - signed bibs & shirts

AND MORE!!!!!

To Create Your Account: Go to 24fundraiser.com & click on "Sign Up," click on “Sign Up to Bid” then follow the prompts!

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Local Snowboarder Wins Gold At Junior World Championships In China
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Plymouth, NH Snowboarder Nora Healey takes the gold in Slopestyle at the 19th FIS Junior World Championships in Yabuli, China. 

The 16-year-old rising star shined in Monday’s competition, earning an 87.50. She is now ranked 12th in the world for USSA Women’s Slopestyle Snowboarding. This win also earned Nora an invitation to the Völkl Rookie World Tour Finals in Ischgl, Austria April 7th -12th.

Nora is a current student at Waterville Valley Academy where she  excels academically. A can-do positive attitude and a great artistic sense are also hallmarks of Nora’s personality. 

Peter Stokloza, CEO, had this to say, “Nora set her sights, kept focused and achieved an amazing result.  Our entire community is extremely proud of her!  A performance like this really positions her for success at higher-level competitions.  She truly is a force to be reckoned with.”

WVA Headmaster Robert Sampson commented, “Nora is an awesome student. She works very hard and stays humble. The faculty are all thrilled by this major win for her.”

Her coach Greg Maxwell added, “This season has been a great ride for her. She’s stayed positive and zeroed in on what she needed to do on all fronts - travel, training, and schoolwork. She’s just an amazing kid.”

Nora’s sister Colleen will join her in China this week. Colleen, also a snowboarder and Waterville Valley Academy alum, is competing in the Junior World Championships Boardercross event. She spent the past week competing in the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard National Championships at Mt. Bachelor where she placed third overall individually.

More info about the Junior World Championshipscan be found at:

 http://ussnowboarding.com/news/healey-wins-junior-worlds-gold

 http://www.fis-ski.com/snowboard/freestyle-snowboard/news-multimedia/news/article=healey-and-bastiaansen-take-first-titles-2015-junior-worlds.html

Help support Nora’s Journey:

An all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Fundraiser Dinner is being held tonight (Tuesday, March 10th) at the Italian Farmhouse in Plymouth from 5–8 p.m.

Dinner is $15 per person and $10 of each dinner sold will be put towards Nora's sponsorship goal. Dinner will include a garden salad, bread, pasta & sauce and a non-alcoholic beverage.  Raffle prizes will also be up for grabs!

If you can't make it to the event, please consider a donation to Nora's GoFund Me page here: http://www.gofundme.com/juniorworlds

Event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1611679435733407/

News From Snowboarders Nora & Colleen Healey
Monday, March 09, 2015
 
Nora arrived in China on March 6th and then had quite a long car/van ride to the resort. They arrived in Yabuli Skiresort around 3:00 AM and then were up to practice a few hours later. The other Slopestyle female athlete and Nora traveled together from Park City and that worked out well. She checked in last night on a coach's phone and stated that she had a great day of training and was ready for qualifiers the following day. They are 13 hours ahead in time and so she will be on the mountain around 10:00 pm our time. It was also announced that the Slopestyle team will be visiting a school in Harbin, China on their last day. This is very special event and the group will be giving a snowboarding presentation to the students at the school. The Chinese students will also be giving a presentation to the US athletes. It is a great opportunity for cultural exchange and everyone is very excited! If you Google images about Harbin, China, they have amazing lighted ice sculptures all over the city. 
 
Meanwhile, Colleen has been at Mt. Bachelor( Bend, OR) competing in the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard National Championships for the past week. She competed in all events and placed third overall individually! Yesterday, she was up against 40 women in Giant Slalom and got third place, beating many specialized athletes with hard boot equipment. At the awards banquet, her college, Sierra Nevada, was awarded third place in the Women's division. Last night she was transported to Portland OR where she caught a connecting flight to San Francisco. She is going to catch up on sleep and studies on the next leg of the journey. She is now enroute to China via Seoul, South Korea. She is also traveling with another athlete. She will begin practices on March 10th in Yabuli with the rest of the boardercross athletes. Nora and Colleen will be together at the resort for 3 overlapping days, so watch out China!

 

Blending academics with snowsports training
Friday, March 06, 2015

 

Check out this story published in the Manchester Union Leader about the WVA Pinnacle Program!

 

Blending academics with snowsports training

It’s a question many families are faced with — how to educate a child who is serious about snowsports.

New England has many quality prep schools and ski academies offering a blend of academics and on-snow training, but the Pinnacle Program at Waterville Valley has raised the bar as the only year-round program in the nation for freestyle, snowboard and alpine competitors.

“Education and athletics are in conflict with each other,” said Pinnacle Headmaster Bob Sampson, a former public school principal and ski coach. “This just makes sense.”

In its second year, the Pinnacle Program at Waterville Valley offers intense academics and pre-season training in the spring, summer and fall to prepare for a demanding winter of snowsports competition with a reduced academic schedule during the winter months.

The 10 and 3/4-month high school program is run by the nonprofit Waterville Valley Black and Blue Trail Smashers (WVBBTS) Snowsports Education Foundation. It has 26 students enrolled.

Classroom time is reduced 30 to 50 percent in the winter, with an emphasis on math and language, allowing the athlete to spend more time training, competing, conditioning and tuning equipment without the stress of a heavy class load.

“The conditions are different today to get to elite level than 10-15 years ago,” Sampson said. “They need to be on snow year-long. No other sport would expect athletes to get to the elite level practicing only during the winter months.”

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE

 

New Hampshire’s Only Snowsports Academy stacks the deck with winning Freestyle and Aerial Alums
Wednesday, March 04, 2015

New Hampshire’s Only Snowsports Academy stacks the deck with winning Freestyle and Aerial Alums  

 

Congratulations to Kiley Mckinnon, Mac Bohonnon, Hannah Kearney, and Alex Bowen on their recent prestigious athletic awards. BBTS athletes continue to succeed in regional, national, and international competition. We are proud to announce World Cup Freestyle results from this past weekend as well as the final World Cup Aerial Standings. Every athlete listed is a BBTS Alumni. 

 

All of these athletes attend school at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT on full scholarship through a partnership with the U.S. Ski Team. This scholarship program is offered to all U.S. Ski Team athletes. WVBBTS has put a significant number of Freestyle athletes on the U.S. Ski Team. 


 

World Cup Aerials in Minsk, Belarus, on March, 1st

Women 

Gold – Ashley Caldwell

Silver – Kiley McKinnon

 

Men

Sliver – Mac Bohonnon

 

Final World Cup Standings

Womens Aerials

1st – Kiley McKinnon wins the coveted Crystal Globe 

 

Mens Aerials

1st – Mac Bohonnon wins the coveted Crystal Globe

 


Aerials World Cup Rookie of the Year – Alex Bowen. Alex was recognized for his Silver medal at the Freestyle World Championships.

 

The USA wins the Aerials Nations Cup! A majority of the points came from BBTS Alumni.

 

World Cup Moguls in Tazawako, Japan, on February 28th.

Gold - Hannah Kearney

Hannah is 2 wins away from the record for most career World Cup wins by a Freestyle athlete.

 

World Cup Moguls in Tazawako, Japan, on March 1st.

Bronze - Hannah Kearney

 

World Cup Moguls Standings with only one more world cup remaining

1st – Hannah Kearney

2015 Hintertux, Austria Camp
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
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Dear Alpine Racers U12 & Up,
 
Looking to train on snow with the best this summer? 
 We've got you covered!  
 
There is no better way to train in the summer than on the glacier in Hintertux, Austria! 
Hintertux Camp 2014
 
Hintertux is the summer training site for top World Cup skiers.  Our camps philosophy is to develop the individual athlete at his/her own pace and to instill the hard work ethic both technically on the slopes and athletically through daily conditioning.
 
The 4-star Alpenhof Hotel is our home during the camp.  Off hill activities include: Mountain runs, hiking, tennis, soccer, football, swimming, mountain biking, sight-seeing visits to Innsbruck and the legendary Kitzbuhel.
  
Featured coaching by:
  • Tom Barbeau, Director of Athletics & Head U16 Coach, WVBBTS/SEF
  • Peter Stokloza, CEO/Executive Director and Alpine Coach, WVBBTS/SEF
  • Phil Godwin, Assistant Race Director, Mt. Peter Ski Area
  • David Lorrey, U14 Weekend Coach WVBBTS/SEF
For more information and to download application to register, CLICK HERE.  
 
Space is limited so don't wait, sign up today!
 
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
 
Hope you can join us!  
Rosemary
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Camps & Advancement Coordinator
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WVA and BBTS Athletes Continue to Impress
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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Great Results from WVA and BBTS Athletes Continue to Impress 

With six weeks left to the regular season our athletes are continuing to shine with personal bests and podiums galore.  Parents are supporting their children and going the extra mile for each and every competition.  Our coaches and staff have created the individualized training programs, high-caliber venues and support networks to enable each individual to progress and excel.  

The world of Competitive Snowsports is a demanding environment, and individual successes are always noteworthy and deserve acknowledgment.  There's so much to spotlight I've chosen to highlight the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes and some breakout performances by some younger athletes.  For all those who haven't made it to the podium yet, your time will come!  Continue to ski and ride hard, fly high, and never stop dreaming BIG!

Here is an overview of some outstanding individual results over the past few weeks from all our snowsports.

ALPINE

FEBRUARY
BBTS U21's swept the podium at Gunstock’s U16-U21 Open Slalom
Devon Hawkins 1stMax Lash 2nd, and Spencer Kofoed 3rd


NHARA U16 QUALIFIER - Giant Slalom
Kristina Wolff 2nd and Lauren Turner 3rd 
Elliot Ryan placed 1st for the Men at Cranmore 


U12 / U14 Northern Division GS Qualifiers at Loon
BBTS U14 Ladies swept the podium.
Lillian Patterson 1stGrace Braun 2nd, and Allie Soper 3rd with 
U12 Mae Colwell placing 9th(2nd for her age group)

The U12 / U14 BBTS men showed well with U14 Rowen Ainslie 3rd with U12 Riki Nakamura6th (1st for his age group) and U12 Luke Theberge 10th (2nd for his age group)

Hannah Trudeau placed 1st in the NHARA U16 Qualifier - Giant Slalom

Peter Fucigna placed 1st in the Men's Rand Stowell – Downhill2nd in the Open FIS Downhill and 2nd in the Webber Cup - Super-G at Sugarloaf

Ladies U14 Northern Division Qualifier Slalom at Cannon; Zoe Zimmerman 1stReed Cole2nd, and Samantha Naples 3rd     U12 Girls - Gracyn Lord 2nd and Maeve Faigle 3rd     U12 Boys - Joseph Colwell 1st

JANUARY

Congrats to Anna Foley for placing 5th overall in the Super Series Sports Experts SG race at Whiteface. She was the 1st place American and 2nd place U18 in addition to placing 3rd in the Super-G at Whiteface earlier in the month

NHARA U16 SG Qualifier at Attitash​ January 29th

William Trudeau 2nd and Matt Austin 3rd in the Men’s First Race

In the Men’s Second Race, William Trudeau 1st and Matt Austin 2nd

Ladies First Race:

Gracie Getman 3rd in the Ladies First Race, and in the Ladies Second Race,  

Hannah Trudeau was 2nd and Gracie Getman 3rd 

Hunter Brayton, Pinnacle student-athlete played a big role in helping Team USA take 2ndplace in the Hahnenkamm-Juniors competition.  Competing in two races on the Ganslernhang Slope, Hunter earned the fastest time for an American in Slalom and the second fastest time for an American in Giant Slalom. 

Team USA is comprised of six U16 athletes from across the United States, three men and three women, who are nominated by national coaches. They raced against 11 teams representing 9 nations. 

We are very proud that a Pinnacle athlete represented our country at the most historic and legendary racing venue in the world!

 

Freeski & Freestyle

Sunday River - Saturday February 7th the Freeski team competed in the EASTFREE TOUR- Maine Open Event with Tucker Addison placing 1st.

Mount Sunapee’s Sun-Bash saw the Freestyle ‘B’ Team competed in Slopestyle and Moguls

Slopestyle – Saturday, February 7th

Paige Holmes 2nd Women’s U11

Digby Alexander 2nd and James Cristian 3rd in Men’s U11 

Margot O’Marah 1stCarolyn Fernandes 2nd, and Claire Sheehan 3rd - Women’s U13 - BBTS sweep 

Hunter Henderson 1st and Aidan Mitchell 2nd Men’s U13 

Grace Henderson 1st and Nina Morse 2nd Women’s U15 

Alexander DeMurias in 1stBrayden Joyal in 2nd, and Brent Cehalsky in 3rd - Men’s U15 - BBTS sweep! 

Nina Cragg 1st Women’s U17 

Women Overall - Grace Henderson 1stMargot O’Marah 2nd, and Carolyn Fernandes 3rd BBTS sweep

Men Overall - Hunter Henderson 1stAlexander DeMurias 2nd, and Aidan Mitchell 3rd BBTS sweep

Moguls – Sunday, February 8th

Digby Alexander in 1st for Men’s U11

Samantha Mulder 1stCarolyn Fernandes 2nd, and Jessica Stutzman 3rd Women’s U13

Hunter Henderson in 2nd Men U13

Grace Henderson in 2nd Women U15 

Alexander DeMurias in 2nd and Brayden Joyal in 3rd Men U15

Women Overall - Samantha Mulder 1st, and Grace Henderson 3rd

Men Overall - Alexander DeMurias in 3rd

Overall Combined:

Women - BBTS sweep with Grace Henderson 1stSamantha Mulder 2nd, and Carolyn Fernandes 3rd

Men –BBTS sweep with Alexander DeMurias 1stHunter Henderson 2nd, and Brayden Joyal3rd

Waterville hosted the USSA EASTFREE NH Open 

Overall results: Jimmy Curran 2nd and Lucas O’Brien 3rd

Freestylers competed in two USASA NH Series Slopestyle events.

Mt. Sunapee on January 31st

Grace Henderson 1st (13-15)

Nate Kelsey and Alexander DeMurias placed 1st and 2nd (13-15)

Hunter Henderson 1st, Drew Peatman 3rd (10-12) 

Claire Sheehan 1st (10-12)

Loon on February 1st

Nate Kelsey 1stMax Switzer 3rd (13-15)

Grace Henderson 1st (13-15)

Carolyn Fernandes 1st (10-12)

Hunter Henderson 1stDrew Peatman 3rd (10-12) 

The Mogul ‘A’ team traveled to Whiteface Bumps & Jumps and Remy Vrahas, qualified for the final round of 16 in Dual Moguls.

Congratulations to everyone who competed and were part of a truly impressive showing across the board.

 

Snowboard Results

Nora Healey competed in the 2015 Sprint US Snowboarding Grand Prix in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Congratulations to Nora for her 9th place finish and for moving up in the rankings to 42ndin the world!

USASA NH Series Halfpipe at Loon - Saturday February 7th

Rowan Driscoll 1st (7 & Under) 

Morris Gifford 2nd (10-11) 

Nicole Peltier 3rd place (10-11) 

Douglas Fay 3rd (16-17) 

USASA NH Series GS/SL at Cannon

Giant Slalom

Luke Saia in 1st (10-11) 

Nicole Peltier 2nd and Mersadies D’Agostino 3rd  (10-11) 

Isabelle Nagle 1st (12-13) 

Nate True 1stLogan Essaff 2nd, and Will Baldwin 3rd (14-15), BBTS sweep 

Alexis Moore 1st (14-15) 

Douglas Fay in 1st (16-17) 

Slalom

Luke Saia 1st (10-11)

Mersaides D'Agostino 2nd and Nicole Peltier 3rd! (10-11) 

Isabelle Nagle 2nd (12-13) 

Nate True 1stLogan Essaff 2nd, and Will Baldwin 3rd (14-15), BBTS sweep!

Alexis Moore 1st (14-15) 

Douglas Fay 2nd (16-17) 

On January 31st and February 1st, BBTS Snowboard Athletes competed in two USASA NH Series Slopestyle competitions.

Slopestyle at Mt. Sunapee on Saturday January 31st  

Jesse Warrington 1st - Open Men’s division 

Hannah Kelsey 1st place (16-17) 

Douglas Fay 1st (16-17)

Logan Essaff 2nd and Kenneth Houle 3rd (14-15)

Nicole Peltier 2nd (10-11) 

Rowan Driscoll 1st (7 & Under) 

At Loon on Sunday February 1st

Jesse Warrington 1st in the Men’s Open

Hannah Kelsey 1st for the Junior Women

Douglas Fay 2nd for the Junior Men 

Josh Cherner 3rd for the Youth Men 

Maxwell Saia 3rd for (12-13)

Nicole Peltier 2nd, and Mersadies D’Agostino 3rd

Rowan Driscoll 1st

Congratulations to all the snowboarders who competed strongly in these events!

And best of luck and skill to all for a successful second half of the competition season!

Pete Stokloza Peter Stokloza
WVBBTS & WVA
CEO & Executive Director
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Office: 603-236-4246 x116
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National Club Day Celebrations 2015!
Friday, February 06, 2015
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Pete Stokloza Peter Stokloza
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Waterville Valley Academy Info Session
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

 

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Greetings, 

Is your child ready to take their snowsport to the next level?

Waterville Valley Academy will host an informational session this Saturday where you can speak with current students and administration to learn what WVA can do for your child athletically and academically.

This session is open to all interested families!

Light refreshments will be served.  

When:

Saturday, February 7th at 4:30 PM 

Where:

WVA Community Room
WVA Snow’s Mountain Campus
88 Boulder Path Road

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday.

Robert Sampson

WVA Headmaster
rsampson@gowva.org
603-236-4246 x 114
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Rally Me
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
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Greetings,

Help support WVBBTS / SEF athletes by using a new online platform called RallyMe!  This platform is part of the growing crowdfunding movement and is closely associated with USSA.  Our Rally is now live so check it out by clicking here.

Our athletes will benefit from your contribution and your help spreading the word about our Rally.  Email friends, family, and coworkers and share the link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pintest - wherever you go online.

Thank you for sharing our Rally far and wide!

Pete Stokloza Peter Stokloza
WVBBTS & WVA
CEO & Executive Director
pstokloza@wvbbts.org
Office: 603-236-4246 x116
Fax: 603-236-9906
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Local Skier instrumental in putting Team USA into second place at the legendary Austrian Kitzbühel
Friday, January 23, 2015



 

Hunter Brayton, Pinnacle student-athlete played a big role in helping Team USA take 2nd place in the Hahnenkamm-Juniors competition Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

Hunter competed in two races on the Ganslernhang Slope, earning the fastest time for an American in Slalom and the second fastest time for an American in Giant Slalom. Both these events feature very steep terrain and many transitions, making them extremely challenging.

Hunter is pictured here with USST coach Michael Rogan and teammate, good friend, and former BBTS athlete Fredi Schneider (BMA).

Team USA is comprised of six U16 athletes from across the United States, three men and three women, who are nominated by national coaches. They raced against 11 teams representing 9 nations. An estimated 30,000 spectators were on hand watching these young racers who are being inspired by the elite athletes competing in other Hahnenkamm events.

According to the official Hahnenkamm website, Michael Huber, the President of Kitzbühel Ski Club praised the young ski stars by saying, “To ski down the Ganslernhang in a Giant Slalom for the Juniors is just as testing as the Alta Badia classic Giant Slalom – a truly worthy challenge for the U16 racers!"

Once the day’s events ended, the Juniors were given the opportunity to view the Streif raceway during a course inspection with FIS Race Director, Hannes Trinkl.

 

Peter Stokloza, WVBBTS / SEF CEO, had this to say, “We could not be more proud of a Pinnacle athlete representing our country at the most historic and legendary racing venue in the world. Go BBTS!”

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WVBBTS / SEF December 2014 Newsletter
Thursday, January 08, 2015
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Greetings from arctic New Hampshire!

Wind chills were in the negative twenties this morning here in Waterville Valley.  I am glad to let you know our Newsletter is now online and you can enjoy reading it from the warm comfort of your home. Just click on the link below!

CLICK HERE FOR OUR DECEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER

Articles include: Nick Preston's Amazing Career; Highlights and quotes from Ted Ligety from the USSA Ski & Snowboard Ball; an article on the knee from Dr. Stuart Braun; alumni updates; important dates and much more!

Enjoy and stay warm!
Peter

Pete Stokloza
Peter Stokloza
WVBBTS & WVA
CEO & Executive Director
pstokloza@wvbbts.org
Office: 603-236-4246 x116
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WVBBTS/WVA Parent-Coaches Orientation
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
 
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WVBBTS/SEF PARENT-COACHES ORIENTATION

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 2014

5:30 - 9:30

Waterville Valley Conference Center

56 Packards Road, WV, NH 03215

 

 

Greetings,

What a great start to the season!  Skiing and riding on November 20th, what could be better?  And though Mother Nature is bent on taking some of that snow away, there's more in the forecast.

I enjoyed visiting with or meeting many of you this past weekend and look forward to seeing many more of you, our members, this Saturday, December 6th at the Waterville Valley Conference Center for our very important and highly informative Parent-Coaches Night.

Parents, coaches, athletes and admin are all invited to this event that is a fun way to learn what our world-class coaches have planned for your child, or children, for the 2014-15 season of programming, training and competition.

It's also a very nice evening, with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, to meet new friends and catch up with returning friends!  There's a brief auction where we auction off items such as skiing with some of those wonderful coaches, naming the Mitey Mites for the season, and two combo packs from the Resort with 10 valet passes and a gift certicicate to T-Bars!

See you there!

PS - If you're unable to attend, general information from packets handed out at the event will be posted online at www.wvbbts.org and an email to your coaches would be in order so they can help get you up to speed on the season.

Pete Stokloza
Peter Stokloza
WVBBTS & WVA
CEO & Executive Director
pstokloza@wvbbts.org
Office: 603-236-4246 x116
Fax: 603-236-9906
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Snowsports Educational Foundation

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Great New Alpine Scholarship!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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Dear WVBBTS/SEF Alpine Athletes and Parents,

Please see the message below from NHARA:

"The New England Masters Ski Racing Foundation a (501-c3) is open for business.

Last week I sent this announcement and application to NHARA & VARA as well as Eric Harlow.

Attached is the application which is based upon financial need for $500 for youth racers.

Would you please assist in distributing this announcement. We are awarding 2 scholarships in NH & 2 scholarships in VT this year. Our intent is to increase the number of scholarships awarded annually as well as increasing the States that are eligible.

Thank you for your feedback & support.

Regards

Greg Gill
ggill@mcttelecom.com
NHARA Br member & President of the NE Masters Ski Racing Foundation"

Think Snow!

Pete Stokloza
Peter Stokloza
WVBBTS & WVA
CEO / Executive Director
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Mobile: 802-274-2595
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Ten Reasons to Apply to Waterville Valley Academy
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

 

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Ten Reasons to Apply to Waterville Valley Academy 

  • Enables student-athletes to pursue the highest level of performance in their snowsport
  • Excellent record of college acceptance at top-ranked colleges
  • Choices! Pinnacle High School, Winter Term 1:1 or 2:1 learning opportunities, and Peak Middle School
  • Teaches young athletes the value of grit and perseverance, that research shows is a key predictor of academic and lifelong success
  • Highly-qualified and engaged teachers and coaches
  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Teaches student-athletes the value of commitment
  • Develops mental and physical strength
  • Fosters independence and responsibility
  • Gives young athletes the opportunity to fully explore their snowsports passion

 

 

WVBBTS Ski & Snowboard Swap Details & Worker Credit Signups
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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Hello WVBBTS Members,

About Ski & Snowboard Swap
The ever-popular Swap takes place under the tent in Waterville Valley's Town Square over Columbus Day weekend.  This is a fabulous opportunity to sell your gently used winter equipment and buy the next size up or a newer model!  The Swap will be open for sales to the public on Saturday, October 11th from 9 am - 6 pm and Sunday, October 12th from 9 am - 6 pm.  All types of winter equipment can be sold - skis, snowboards, boots, poles, helmets, outerwear, ice skates, snowshoes, etc.  All unsold equipment must be picked up by 5 pm on Sunday, October 12th or it will be donated or thrown away.  Proceeds will be divided 70% to seller and 30% to BBTS. 
Drop off for selling gear at the Swap takes place before the Swap opens for sales to the public.  Gear will be accepted at the tent in Town Square on Friday, October 10th from 4-6 pm or Saturday, October 11th from 8-9 am ONLY.  Sellers are encouraged to consider bringing return mailing address labels for use on sales tags.  Only equipment in good, safe condition will be accepted for sale in the Swap.  
Please bring your used items to sell and come shop for equipment for the 2014-15 season!    
About Swap Worker Credits
A limited number of worker credits are available for working at the Swap and they fill up within minutes.  One worker credit is available for each 8 hours worked as a volunteer.  Volunteer duties include: helping with equipment and clothing drop off at the beginning of the Swap; organizing and displaying equipment and clothing for sale; assisting customers with equipment and clothing selection and fitting; making sales to customers; and, helping with equipment and clothing pick up at the end of the Swap. Worker credit positions are available on a first-come first-served basis.
On-line sign-ups for worker credit positions for the Ski & Snowboard Swap will open on Tuesday, Sept. 30th at 8 pm and will close as soon as all the slots are full, which typically takes only a few minutes. 
Here is the important information:
  • Website for sign-ups - http://www.timetosignup.com/wvbbts/
  • Sign-up sheets will be live on Tuesday at 8 pm (you may need to reload your web browser to show open sheets)
  • Sign up for only one slot
  • You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging a successful sign-up
  • Please add "timetosignup" to your safe sender list or check your spam box for confirmation emails
  • Worker credit tracking sheets will be available in November 
  • There will be many other chances to fulfill your worker credit requirements

For questions regarding the Swap or worker credit sign-ups for the Swap, please contact -diane.saunders@ogletreedeakins.com
WVBBTS 
Tim Maguire
Weekend Programs Manager/Travel Manager
tmaguire@wvbbts.org
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You’re Invited to a Fantastic Wine Tasting & Hors d’Oeuvres Event!
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Wine Tasting & Hors d'Oevres Event
For more information, or to RSVP please contact Krista Katz: kkatz@wvbbts.org or 603-236-4246 x 117
Krista Katz
Krista Katz
Director of Advancement & 
Marketing & Communications
kkatz@gowva.org
Office: 603-236-4246 x 117
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Mark Your Calendars! BBTS Swap and Fit Days!
Friday, September 12, 2014

 

 

Mark Your Calendars! BBTS Swap and Fit Days!

 

Dear New and Returning Families,

 

Mark your calendars now for our annual Swap as well as Fit Days.  These are important events to attend if you're looking for advice on and/or equipment for your athlete(s) for the 2014-1015 season!

   

SWAP!

The ever-popular Swap takes place under the tent in Waterville Valley's Town Square over Columbus Day weekend.  This is a fabulous opportunity to sell your gently used winter equipment and buy the next size up or a newer model!  The Swap will be open for sales to the public on Saturday, October 11th from 9 am-6 pm and Sunday, October 12th from 9 am-6 pm.

 

Drop off for selling gear at the Swap takes place before the Swap opens for sales to the public.  Gear will be accepted at the tent in Town Square on Friday, October 10th from 4-6 pm or Saturday, October 11th from 8-9am ONLY.  Sellers are encouraged to consider bringing return address labels for use on sales tags.  Only equipment in good, safe condition will be accepted for sale in the Swap.  All types of winter equipment can be sold - skis, snowboards, boots, poles, helmets, outerwear, ice skates, snowshoes, etc.  All unsold equipment must be picked up by 5 pm on Sunday, October 12th or it will be donated or thrown away.  Proceeds will be divided 70% to seller and 30% to BBTS.

 

A limited number of worker credits will be available for the Swap.  Sign-ups for worker credits will be handled via the on-line system in late September.  More information about worker credit opportunities and sign-ups will follow.

   

4 FIT DAY OPTIONS!

Thank you to SportThoma, a long-time BBTS supporter, that sponsors all Fit Days. Various reps will be on hand to showcase their company's newest gear.  There will be BBTS Alpine and Freestyle coaches at the Nashoba event.  BBTS Alpine, Freestyle and Snowboard will all be represented at the Waterville Valley Fit Day.

 

Nashoba Valley

79 Power RoadWestford, MA 01886

 

Friday, September 26th 4-8pm

Saturday, September 27th 9am-8pm*

          *BBTS Coaches & Reps will be on hand!

 

Sunday, September 28th 9am-8pm

 

Waterville Valley Resort

1 Ski Area RoadWV, NH 03215

 

Sunday, October 12th 9am-1pm

 

Questions about Fit Days?  Contact Adam Chadbourne

603.236.4246 x 113 or achadbourne@wvbbts.org

Questions about the Swap?  Contact Diane Saunders

617.699.2375 or diane.saunders@ogletreedeakins.com 

 

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Peter Stokloza

WVBBTS & WVA
CEO / Executive Director 
603-236-4246 x 116 

  

 

 

Sign Up for Amazon Smile!
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
 
                
To Everyone in the BBTS Family,

WVBBTS Snowsports Educational Foundation has partnered with AmazonSmile!
 
You Shop.  Amazon Gives.

How to get started:

1) Go to smile.amazon.com on your computer or mobile device's web browser.  Bookmark AmazonSmile for ease of access.

 

2) Shop just as you normally would.

 

3) Select WVBBTS as your charity when checking out your purchases.

4) Feel great about supporting a worthy cause :)

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to WVBBTS.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service!
  • Support your charitable organization by shopping at smile.amazon.com
How does AmazonSmile work?
When you first visit AmazonSmile, type WVBBTS in the search bar.  Once you've selected WVBBTS, start shopping!  For all eligible purchases, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to WVBBTS!
 
Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?
No.  There is no cost to WVBBTS or to you.  The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit of the AmazonSmile Foundation donating to WVBBTS.
 
Sign up today!  We all shop online and Amazon is the fastest and easiest way to get almost anything you can think of.  Make WVBBTS your AmazonSmile charity of choice; on behalf of our athletes, thank you for your support as we turn raw talent into high-level skills on the slopes, at competitions and in the classroom!  
 
 
Krista Katz
Director of Advancement, Marketing & Communications
603-236-4246 x 117
 
Pioneering Snowsports; Cultivating Tomorrow's Leaders 
 
 
 
Tim McLaughlin Named Snowboard Program Director
Friday, August 08, 2014
 
 

Dear Athletes, Members, Supporters and Friends,

 

WVBBTS Snowsports Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that Tim McLaughlin will be taking over the role of Snowboard Program Director.  

 

Tim's former role with the organization was as the Snowboard Program Manager / Coach and he has been coaching for BBTS for the past 5 years.  In this time he has learned the landscape of the sport, gotten to know our snowboard families and our greater community as well.  

 

A graduate of Plymouth State University in 2009, Tim brings solid coaching and administrative skills to our snowboard program and will work towards increasing Club and Academy enrollments, and year-round camp attendance.  Most recently, Tim was a participant coach at a US Snowboard Team Project Gold Camp with coach Bill Enos and US snowboard athletes, adding to his knowledge, skills and elite-level coaching experience. 

 

  

 

Academy Head Coach, Greg Maxwell, and former Snowboard Program Director and former Olympian, Pete Thorndike, will assist Tim.  

 

I want to personally thank Pete Thorndike for the years of services as the director of our snowboard program.  His efforts and talents have helped shape the program and leaves it with great potential!  

 

Please join me in congratulating Tim on his new role and in wishing him the best.

 

Regards,

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Sport Thoma 2014 Fit Days
Thursday, August 07, 2014

Our wonderful sponsor Sport Thoma, and all our friends there have created a great schedule of Fit Day options for September 2014! While the focus is on skiing, there will be snowboard apparel and accessories available. So mark your calendar now for the Fit Day nearest you to get equipped and geared up for the 2014-15 season!

 

Sport Thoma Race Fit Day Flyer

 

July 2014 Newsletter Now Online!
Thursday, July 10, 2014

 

Dear BBTS Family & Friends,

 

July 2014 Newsletter is now available online!

 

 

Check out the July newsletter for great stories on our 1st Pinnacle Graduation; USSA's awarding of Certified Gold Club status to WVBBTS / SEF; the new website; interviews with Olympian Julia Krass and BBTS/WVA alumnus Peter Anderson, Jr. and much more!

 

CLICK HERE to "read all about it" today! 

 

I'd love to hear what you think so feel free to email me!

PS-updated head shot July 13  

Peter Stokloza
WVBBTS & WVA CEO / Executive Director
603-236-4246 x 116
 
 
 
Study Shows Decline in Sportsmanship
Monday, June 16, 2014

 

Now that Freeskiing season has wrapped up, a new national survey of 2,000 youth sports parents and coaches by Liberty Mutual Insurance illuminates a troubling decline in what some would say is the most important lesson of youth sports: sportsmanship. The results generated new resources and information available to help address this important issue head on.


The survey reveals that sportsmanship is considered among the most important lessons taught by youth sports.  
Regrettably, approximately 50 percent of parents and coaches believe that sportsmanship has worsened in youth sports since they participated as children, while only 12 percent feel it has improved.

 

To read the entire article on the USSA's website, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

USSA Club Excellence Resources
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

 

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Dear WVBBTS / SEF Members, Volunteers, Friends and Staff,

As a participant at the recent USSA Club Excellence Conference, I can say with certainty that this year's event was a big step in a new and positive direction. 

I encourage each of you to click on the link below and look over areas relevant to your positions.  I also encourage you to pick a topic or two that will familiarize you with organizational development topics.  All these topics are aimed at benefitting our athletes, families, employees and organization as we prepare for 2014-15 and make long-term plans for the future of WVBBTS / SEF.  

Our goal, in alignment with USSA, is to be Best in the World and, as one of only eight Gold Certified Clubs in the nation, we're making strong strides in that direction.  Thank you all for sharing your time, talent and energy.  Together we will continually improve this nonprofit snowsports educational foundation. 

Below is a link to videos, commentaries and materials from USSA's Club Excellence Conference.  
 
Please see the 2014 Club Excellence Conference webpage: 

 

Sincerely, 

PS-updated head shot July 13



 
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Peter Stokloza

WVBBTS & WVA
CEO & Executive Director
603-236-4246 x 116

 

Strong Close to the 2013-14 Annual Fund
Friday, May 30, 2014

Support your Gold Club! 

  

 

On behalf of athletes supported by the Annual Fund, please help us close out the Annual Fund STRONG!

 

Check out our new website at www.wvbbts.org and on the front page, bottom right, click on Donate Now to the Annual Fund to secure great Hannah Kearney autographed item(s) right now.  Limited numbers mean this is a first come, first serve proposition. 

 

For an AF donation of $100 you will receive a signed cowbell!

 

For an AF donation of $50 you will receive a signed comic book!

 

Special incentive: for $125 you'll get a cowbell, a comic book & a BBTS hat!! 

 

Our new fiscal year starts on June 1, 2014 and we want to end this fiscal year with a bang as we move onto the next big project - Early Season Snowmaking -  We'd love to gratefully acknowledge your gift in the June newsletter.

 

Many, many thanks to those who have donated to the Annual Fund and helped us achieve our Scholarship Match!  We now have over $61,000 on our goal of $80,000. 

 

Annual Fund benefits all athletes and, as a  501c3 nonprofit, we truly need your support!  Donate today!

 

Best, 

  USSA Gold Certified Club - PNG

Krista Katz

Director of Advancement, Marketing & Communications

kkatz@wvbbts.org

603-236-4246 x 117

 

 

WVBBTS-SEF Receives Gold Certified Club Status from USSA
Thursday, May 29, 2014

USSA Club Development Program

Announces the First Podium Certified Clubs

WVBBTS / SEF Among the Inaugural Class

 

  

 

Excerpts from the USSA Press Release

 

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) named ten ski and snowboard clubs as its first podium certified clubs as part of its new club development program. The clubs were recognized at the annual USSA Club Excellence Conference in Park City, UT. The podium level certification process involves a rigorous self-study and peer review of best principles and practices for ski and snowboard clubs. Each club had an on-site visit and review conducted by USSA High Performance staff and other leaders in the ski and snowboard club world.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ten ski and snowboard clubs from around the country were awarded podium certification as part of the USSA's new club development program.
  • USSA Club Development offers clubs a basic certification level as well as Bronze, Silver or Gold levels of certification.
  • Four additional USSA clubs are continuing to work through the certification process, including the Park City Ski Education Foundation, Park City Freestyle Ski Team and Utah Olympic Park Sports Club (all of Park City, UT) and the Squaw Valley Ski Team (Olympic Valley, CA).
  • An additional 20 clubs will start the process in the 2014-15 season.

 

Gold-Certified Clubs:

Burke Mountain Academy (East Burke, VT)

Killington Mountain School (Killington, VT)

New York Ski Education Foundation (Wilmington, NY)

Stratton Mountain School (Stratton, VT)

Waterville Valley BBTS (Waterville Valley, NH)

Buck Hill Ski Racing Club (Burnsville, MN)

Ski and Snowboard Club Vail (Vail, CO)

Rowmark Ski Academy (Salt Lake City, UT).

 

Silver-Certified Clubs:

International Snowboard Training Center (Frisco, CO)

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundations (Sun Valley, ID)

 

QUOTES

 

Luke Bodensteiner, USSA Vice President of Athletics

Working in closer partnership with our member clubs to recognize excellence and create a platform for continued improvement is the next frontier for our organization.  Our clubs are our sport's biggest asset to athlete recruitment and development, and working hand-in-hand with them to enhance their levels of achievement will transform the performance of our athletes and teams at all levels.

 

Brian Krill, USSA Club Development Manager

This is an exciting time for the USSA and its partnership with clubs. This process not only recognizes club excellence, but also gives a clear roadmap for all clubs to become stronger organizations. This is a strategic move for the USSA to support clubs, be a more club-based organization and better understand the challenges and opportunities that exist for clubs in every corner of the country.

 

Jon Nolting, USSA Sport Education Director

The process to achieve podium level certification was not easy for any of these clubs, but all the clubs found value in doing the work to complete the certification. The positive impact was not so much in the certification designation as it was in uncovering the true opportunities each club has to continue to deliver sustained excellence. These clubs all set a great example and offer excellent programming for their membership.

 

Walt Evans, Director of Excellence, Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club

I had the privilege several years ago of working with many club, sport and industry leaders to initiate and envision this program. I am not only pleased, I am impressed with the progress that has been made - it was exciting and inspiring to see the first certifications announced.

 

Krista Katz, Director of Advancement, M & C, WVBBTS

Brian Krill did a great job creating a rigorous and collaborative process as the basis of a strong ongoing partnership. We now have a more strategically focused picture of BBTS via the presentation of our organization to USSA and our self-reflection report. These gains will benefit our athletes, families, members and staff.

 

Aldo Radamus, Executive Director Ski and Snowboard Club Vail

The certification process has made us a better organization and will drive continued improvement in all aspects of how we operate and serve our community.

 

Rob Clayton, Executive Director, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation

The resources available through club certification, the care shown to the club level, will give direction, professionalism and leadership to the overall institutional advancement of each club and organization. This is a really great service to be offered by USSA. To be a Best in the World club is to be a small part of the whole.

 

Kirk Dwyer, Headmaster, Burke Mountain Academy

It's important to engage in the key initiatives of our governing organization.  USSA has done a great job of establishing a process, which balances looking outward and inward similar to the well-established accreditation for independent schools.

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Be on the lookout for information specific to BBTS' certification in our upcoming June Newsletter.

 
Sincerely, 

PS-updated head shot July 13




Vegas signature 7-13  
Peter Stokloza

WVBBTS & WVA
CEO & Executive Director
603-236-4246 x 116

 

Dan Shuffleton Named USSA Coach of the Year
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Dear WVBBTS / SEF Members and Friends,

 

It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I share the news that our very own Dan Shuffleton has been named by USSA as their 2014 Freeskiing Domestic Coach of the Year.

 

     

 

Please see the letter below from Tiger Shaw, President & CEO of USSA:

 

 

  

Via e-mail: dshuffleton@wvbbts.org 

 

 April 22, 2014 

 

Dan Shuffleton 

RE: U.S. Freeskiing Domestic Coach of the Year Award 

 

Dear Dan, 

 

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on having been selected to receive the 2014 U.S. Freeskiing Domestic Coach of the Year Award. USSA Coach of the Year Awards are made in each sport to a USSA staff or USSA Competition Club coach based on outstanding contribution to either the domestic program or international program, resulting in high-level performance of his or her athletes in domestic or international competition. Each respective USSA Sport Committee makes these selections. 

 

The Sport Committee wrote the following for your nomination. Dan Shuffleton has coached Freeskiing for the past 10 seasons at the Waterville Valley Academy and the WVBBTS/SEF. Dan is a career coach. He coaches year-round and was instrumental in helping to design Waterville Valley Academy's summer training venues. Dan manages three coaches and 30 freeskiing athletes and is a Level 400 certified Aerial coach. He is also involved in Freeskiing coaches' education. Dan has four Slopestyle athletes ranked in the top 25 in the US. Dan has many notable alumni from his team: Julia Krass, Jamie Crane-Mauzy, Annalisa Drew, Julia Marino, Jess Breda, Clayton Vila, Nick Martini, and Cam Riley. 

 

During the 2013-2014 season Dan's Team's accomplishments include: Four of Dan's slopestyle athletes were rookies this season on the World Cup Tour (Tim Ryan, John Brown, Brent Whipple and Eddie Gildea). 

 

Four alumni from Dan's team qualified for the Sochi Olympics (Devin Logan, USA, Slopestyle, Silver Medal. Julia Krass, USA, Slopestyle, 11th. Annalisa Drew, USA, Halfpipe, 9th. Julia Marino, Paraguay, Slopestyle, 17th.). 

 

Currently, five of Dan's athletes are ranked in the top 100 in the world on the AFP list (Tim Ryan, Brent Whipple, Eddie Gildea, John Brown, and Matt Crowe - all are still teenagers). Tim Ryan qualified for Jr. World Championships in Slopestyle.

 

USASA NH Series Rankings: Top 4 Slopestyle men in the 10-12 age group, Top 2 Slopestyle women in the 10-12 age group, Winner of women's Slopestyle in the 13-15 age group, Top eight Slopestyle men in the 13-15 age group, 7 of the top ten Slopestyle men in the 16-18 age group, Top 2 Open Class Slopestyle Men. 26 athletes qualified for USASA Nationals in Slopestyle. 

 

Finally, he has four of the top 10 Eastern Slopestyle skiers and three of the top 10 skiers in the Rev Tour Slopestyle rankings. 

 

I applaud your commitment and leadership and wish you continued success. 

 

Your award will be presented during the USSA Congress 2014 at our Chairman's Awards Dinner, Friday at 6:30 p.m., May 16 at the Park City Marriott. 

 

Again, our congratulations!

 

Sincerely,

  

Tiger Shaw

President & CEO

 

As you can see, Dan's accomplishments are high-level and extremely numerous. He is a valued member of our coaching staff and I know you will all join me in welcoming Dan into an elite group within WVBBTS / SEF.  Dan joins three other former USSA National Coach of the Year recipients as our latest star coach.

 

Several WVBBTS / SEF staff and Board will be attending the USSA Congress in Park City and will be cheering Dan on as he accepts this prestigious award.

 

Way to go Dan!

 

Nora Healey's World Rookie Tour in Austria
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
 
World Rookie Tour Finals in Ischgl, Austria
 
On March 30th, I started my journey across seas to the World Rookie Tour finals in Ischgl, Austria.  This was the most amazing experience ever.  There were girls from all over the world ranging in age from 15 to 18.  The first day we got there, we registered and then went to explore the little town of Ischgl.  I woke up the next day and had a one hour practice before the groms had qualifications.  I was overwhelmed with the amount of snow that was on the mountain.  On the third day it was the rookie girls' qualifications!  When we got to the mountain, the conditions were similar to those in Waterville Valley.  When it came around to the 2 qualification runs, the sun was out in force making the snow very slow.  I finished in seventh which was one spot from finals.  My Rail Section scored the highest in qualifications!
The top spots on the podium were Great Britain, Australia and Norway for the women.  The Rookie men were amazing to watch and the top spot was taken by Japan followed by Norway and Austria.
 
Next year will be the 10th Anniversary of the World Rookie Tour.  My goal is to return and to podium in Ischgl or to compete at the US Junior World Championships in Slopestyle.
 
I will always remember this, my first trip to Europe and meeting athletes from all over the world!  Thank you to everyone who has supported my snowboarding this season.  I will be working on new tricks this summer at Waterville Valley Academy's bag jump.
Nora Healey meets the World Rookie Tour organizers from the World Snowboard Federation.
A view of the Alps in the background with the Rail Section of the course.  
The US team members of the World Rookie Tour (Nora is seated to the left of the flag)  
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Please join me in congratulating this fantastic WVA Snowboard athlete and her WVA coach, Greg Maxwell!

 

Brayton, Coutu and Lazzari Shine at USSA U16 Nationals
Saturday, April 05, 2014

 

BBTS Athletes Rock at USSA's U16 Nationals 

 

The USSA U16 Alpine Nationals were held in Park City, Utah from March 29th-April 3rd.  WVBBTS-SEF was extremely well represented and experienced unprecedented success.  This by-invitation-only event saw 54 U16 men, and 54 U16 women participating in a 7-day program that included three days of racing as well as sport science education and subjective skiing skills assessment. Each of the three regions send 8 men and 8 women born in 1998, 5 men and 5 women born in 1999 and 5 men and 5 women born in 2000 to this prestigious event.  Patrick Rimi, USSA's Alpine Director, and Lester Keller, Regional Alpine Development Director headed up the project. 

 

WVBBTS athletes arrived in Park City to familiarize themselves with the venue and enjoy some big mountain skiing two days before the competitions began.  A few even ran into World Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medal winner Ted Ligety while he was out shredding the slopes. 

 

On March 29 it was time to put the skis to the snow and show USSA what we could do. 

  

In the opening SL competition, WVBBTS Pinnacle athlete Hunter Brayton stole the show, finishing first for his year of birth ('99) and more impressively 2nd overall in the competition.  At just 14 he showed real guts competing successfully against guys as old as 16 and in the process landed on the podium twice in one day.  Tatum Coutu and Emma Ryan (WVA athletes, YOB 2000) were strong in their age groups, finishing 5th and 7th respectively. 

 

The following day, competitors had to brave difficult conditions in the Giant Slalom as temperatures climbed well into the 40s.  Coutu and Brayton both showed tremendous determination, placing 4th each in their age divisions on the soft, salted, sun baked courses.  Both runs were extremely technically challenging and set to the maximum vertical drop allowed on the already difficult, famed CB's race hill.

 

The next day was scheduled for the parallel SL, but the race was postponed due to unsafe conditions.  Instead the athletes enjoyed an afternoon of sport science education lead by USSA's sport science department.

 

Fortunately, temperatures dropped that night and despite extraordinarily demanding conditions BBTS racers showed up to race the next day in the parallel SL.  It was a fantastic showing for the BBTS team as all competitors advanced at least as deep as the "round of eight" in this head-to-head knock out format. 

 

  

Giovanni Lazzari, also a Pinnacle athlete, was the star of the day.  After, experiencing a couple of tough DNFs in SL and GS, he showed up a different young man on this day.  He battled through a series of qualifying and knock-out rounds to advance to the finals.  The conditions were brutal as group after group ran the same courses throughout the day and the field dwindled one by one.  After the first run of the finals, Lazzari held a lead of .3 seconds against his final competitor.  On the second run a mistake just before the flats cost him the win, but nevertheless he finished an outstanding 2nd place. 

 

  

Tatum Coutu also showed the crowd that she was the real deal and a force to be reckoned with.  Coutu showed tremendous consistency throughout the scored competitions to finish just off of the overall podium in 4th place against an extremely deep and strong YOB '00 ladies' field. 

 

When the dust settled Hunter Brayton finished first in the overall for all YOB '99s in the country.  Brayton, a Waterville Valley resident, has trained at BBTS throughout his life, through our BBTS Club, our Peak Middle School and now in our Pinnacle High School.  Mentored by our Alpine Director, Tom Barbeau, Brayton follows a strict year-round Burdenko training regime that has toned and conditioned him for peak performance.  

 

Adam Chadbourne, our Director of Athletic Performance, accompanied our 5 athletes and characterized their overall performance as, "Spectacular!"

 

He went on to say, "We're all extremely proud of these athletes, their hard work and determination over the season has paid big dividends.  Now they need to stay focused, remain centered and keep their momentum going."

 

Chadbourne says he received several compliments from USST coaches, including one who asked, "When the heck did WVA become a powerhouse?"

 

I'd like to answer that question for everyone.  WVBBTS Snowsports Educational Foundation has been strategically moving towards our goal of becoming the best snowsports development club in the nation.  Key hires, the Pinnacle High School, fundraising for significant capital improvements, realignment with Core Values and, most importantly, superior athletes and coaches across all three snowsports adds up to an unbeatable combination.  Our nickname isn't the Evil Empire for nothing!

 

U14 Eastern Championships & Piche's Race
Thursday, March 20, 2014

 

Tatum Coutu wins Eastern U14 Championships!


Several BBTS athletes qualified for the U14 eastern championships held in Stowe, VT this past weekend and brought home fantastic results.  Following an intense snowstorm that saw up to 30" of snow, the regions top U14 alpine athletes met and mastered this additional challenge on the race course.  

BBTS Youth Coordinator and Head U14 Coach Fred Turton, assistant Andrew Howe and our entire U14 coaching staff prepared our team well and commented on the event. 

"We are very proud of the determination and effort of our entire BBTS team at the U14Eastern Champs."  
BBTS had several great finishes, headlined by theGS Gold Medal for WVA/BBTS athlete Tatum Coutu.  Coutu also captured the Silver Medal in the Slalom and won the overall.  
 
  
 
WVA/BBTS athlete Emma  
Ryan came in 5th overall and 
 
posted strong results with a 7th in SL and a 4th finish in 
 GS.  
 
On the boy's side, Sam Braun led our team with a Silver Medal in GS and came in 4th overall.

 

Tatum, Emma and Sam also received invitations to the new U14 Nationals in Park City from March 26th to April 4th. 

 

  

 

 Other strong finishes included:

   Dexter Hansen 14th in SL

   Ben Lash 19th in GS and 27th in SL

   Mari Nakamura 27th in GS

   Jesse Gentilella 27th in SL and 30th in GS, pictured below

   Ruby Antonioli 29th in SL and 31st in GS

   Zane Zimmerman 30th in GS 

   Elizabeth Murphy 31st in SL

 

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Zoe Zimmermann wins U12 GS in Piche's Race
 
 


We are very proud of all of our U14 athletes as well as all the U12's and U14's that attended the Piche's Race at Gunstock this past weekend as noted below:

GS Results - U12
   Zoe Zimmermann 1st

   Nick Hotermans 2nd 

   Joe Caldwell  4th

   Jackie Salvucci 7th 

   Will Bertram 8th 

GS Results - U14
   Rowan Ansley 2nd 

   Caroline Patterson 3rd

   Kyle Wolf 7th

   Brianna Lucas 7th

   Crosby Fay 8th

   Allie Soper 10th

 

Outstanding Freestyle & Freeride Results!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

 

WVBBTS /SEF  wins "Best Freestyle Team" 

at East Coast Junior Freestyle Championships, 
plus recent results from Shuff's Team!
 
Twenty teams from all across the east competed at Holiday Valley in Ellicotville, NY this past weekend.  BBTS and WVA sent 21 athletes to Championships, and everyone gave it their all!   The competition was stiff in Slopestyle, Moguls and Aerials.  Here are the top ten finishers in each event. We are very proud of all our athletes and their coaching staff.
 
 
 
Junior Women's Slopestyle
1st - Grace Henderson (1st F4)
7th - Claire Sheehan 
10th - Carolyn Fernandes 

Young Gun Women's Slopestyle
1st - Samantha Mulder (1st F5)

Junior Men's Slopestyle
2nd - Aidan McCloskey (2nd M3)
4th - Jack Barry (3rd M3)
5th - Jackson Hipple (1st M4)
6th - Nate Kelsey
8th - Hunter Henderson (3rd M4)
9th - Max Switzer 

Young Gun Men's Slopestyle
4th - Michael Sheehan (3rd M5)
8th - Drew Peatman 

Young Gun Women's Moguls
10th - Samantha Mulder

Junior Men's Moguls
7th - Hunter Henderson

Young Gun Men's Moguls
6th - Michael Sheehan
9th - Drew Peatman

Junior Women's Aerials
3rd - Clair Sheehan (1st F4)
4th - Carolyn Fernandes (2nd F4)
7th - Grace Henderson
10th - Jessica Stutzman

Young Gun Women's Aerials
8th - Samantha Mulder

Junior Men's Aerials
1st - Jackson Hipple (1st M4)
3rd - Aidan McCloskey (2nd M3)
4th - Jack Barry (3rd M3)
5th - Hunter Henderson (2nd M4)
6th - Brent Cehelsky
7th - Nate Kelsey

Young Gun Men's Aerials
4th - Drew Peatman

Junior Women's Overall Combined (Slopestyle, Moguls and Aerials)
3rd - Grace Henderson (2nd F4)
6th - Carolyn Fernandes
8th - Jessie Stutzman 

Young Gun Women's Overall Combined (Slopestyle, Moguls and Aerials)
3rd - Samantha Mulder (1st F5)

Junior Men's Overall Combined (Slopestyle, Moguls and Aerials)
2nd - Jackson Hipple (1st M4)
4th - Hunter Henderson (3nd M4)
5th - Nate Kelsey (2nd M3)
6th - Jack Barry (3rd M3)
7th - Max Switzer
8th - Aidan McCloskey
Young Gun Men's Overall Combined (Slopestyle, Moguls and Aerials)
4th - Drew Peatman (3rd M5)
5th - Michael Sheehan 
 
Results from Shuff's Team!
 
Scott Nelson -  1st at the last stop of the Heavenly North Face open series
Tim Ryan - 3rd at the last stop of the Rev Tour 
     & 4th at the Heavenly North Face open  
Brent Whipple - 6th place in the Heavenly North Face open
 
Congratulations to Pinnacle athlete, Morgan Brandner, who took 10th place at his first Junior national Championships in Park City UT.

 

Hintertux, Austria - The Ultimate Camp for Competitive Alpine Skiers!
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

 

Dear Alpine Athletes,

 

Join us for our Summer

 Hintertux, Austria Alpine Camp!

 

Dates:  June 20 - July 1, 2014 

 

Cost:    $4,295 (includes Air from BOS or EWR, transportation in Europe, breakfast and dinner daily, coaching fees, lodging, and lift tickets.)

 

Who: Alpine Racers U12 and up are welcome 

 

Details: Get back on snow this summer in Hintertux, Austria!  The camps philosophy is to develop the individual athlete at his/her own pace and to instill the hard work ethic both technically on the slopes and athletically through daily conditioning.

 

The camp is conducted on the Zillertal glacier, located in the Tyrol Alps, 1.5 hours southeast of Innsbruck. Hintertux is the summer training site for top World Cup skiers-  Austrian, Solvenian, German, Canadian and US ski teams.

 

Lodging is located at the 4-star Alpenhof Hotel!

 

Off hill activities include: Mountain runs, hiking, tennis, soccer, football, swimming, mountain biking, sight-seeing visits to Innsbruck and the legendary Kitzbuhel.

 

Featured coaching by:

 

  Tom Barbeau tbarbeau@wvbbts.org 

  • Director of Athletics & Alpine Program, WVBBTS/SEF
  • MS Exercise Physiology, McGill University
  • Conditioning & Technical Men's Coach, Canadian National Ski Team
  • World Cup/Nor-Am Coach CNST
  • Alpine Coach & Exercise Physiologist, Mt. Washington Valley Ski Team
  • 30+ Years Coaching Experience
  • Level III Canadian Ski Coaches alliance

  Peter Stokloza  pstokloza@wvbbts.org 

  • CEO & Executive Director, WVBBTS/SEF
  • Alpine Coach, WVBBTS/SEF
  • USSA International Certified 500 Level Coach
  • Former USST Eastern Development Coach
  • 20+ Years of FIS Level Coaching Experience
  • USSA Coaches Education Staff

   Phil Godwin pgodwin@optonline.net  

  • Assistant Race Coach - Mt. Peter Ski Area
  • Head Coach - Don Bosco Race Team
  • Level 200 USSA Coach
  • 13+ Years Coaching Experience
  • Level 2 Telemark Instructor
  • Senior Level National Ski Patrol Instructor
  • NJSRA U10/12/14 Chairperson to USSA
   Dan Thompson dan_thompson@gowva.org  
  • U16 Coach, WVBBTS/SEF
  • Head Coach, Beech Mountain
  • USSA and PSIA Certified
  • PHD
Space is limited so don't wait, apply today!
 
Register now!  To download application to print out and fill in by hand,  CLICKHERE.  To download application to fill in electronically, CLICK HERE.

 

Fantastic Snowboard Results!
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

 

Dear BBTS Families, Friends, Staff, and Coaches:

 

WVBBTS/SEF's Snowboard Team has had an amazing season, with athletes taking the podium at local and national competitions. One 15-year old snowboard athlete has been invited to compete in an international competition in Austria.  Here are some highlights from the season.

 

The United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) has just released their national rankings and six WVBBTS weekend-only athletes achieved top rankings nationally, for their age groups, by participating in competitions held at mountains throughout New Hampshire and sponsored by the New Hampshire Series of USASA.  USASA is the leading governing body for amateur, junior snowboarding competition and holds competitions throughout the country in all of the disciplines of snowboarding - slopestyle, rail jam, boardercross, halfpipe, slalom and giant slalom.

WVBBTS's six weekend-only athletes with top rankings from USASA are:

 

            Elliot Thomas from North Andover, MA, 16-17 year bracket

                 Giant Slalom #2 & Slalom #3 nationally

            Nate True from Hampstead, NH, 12-13 year bracket

                 Giant Slalom #7 & Slalom #4 nationally

            Paige Sherwood from Silver Lake, NH, 14-15 year bracket

                 Slalom #4 nationally

            Erin Curran from Silver Lake, NH, 12-13 year bracket

                 Slopestyle #8 nationally

            Hannah Kelsey from Weston, MA, 16-17 year bracket

                 Slopestyle #3 nationally

            Danny McGonagle from Milton, MA, 16-17 year bracket

                 Slopestyle #3 nationally  

 

USASA-NH also gave the nod to three of WVBBTS's weekend riders with its end-of-the-year slopestyle awards

 

            Danny McGonagle - "Slopestyle Rider of the Year" 

            Max Saia of Pembroke, MA,12-13 year bracket

"Most Improved Sopestyle Rider"

            Jesse Warrington of Gardner, MA, 16-17 year bracket

       "NH Jibber of the Year"

 

All of these athletes, as well as many other members of the BBTS snowboard team, have qualified to compete in the USASA Nationals in Copper Mountain, CO beginning March 30. 

 

Snowboard Program Director and former Olympian, Peter Thorndike, boasted about the team's accomplishments in the USASA New Hampshire Series, saying,

"Our riders sweep the podiums week after week and it makes everyone on the BBTS snowboard team proud!"

 

The Waterville Academy (WVA) Snowboard travel team arrived home recently from competing in the United States Ski and Snowboard Association's (USSA) Revolution Tour in Mammoth, CA and Sun Valley, ID and had a lot to be proud of as well.  The USSA Revolution Tour is the next level up in amateur snowboarding competition and is designed to bridge the gap between junior and elite level snowboarding competition. 

 

All athletes on the the WVA SB team landed their slopestyle runs successfully... as Rookies! Let's hear it for:

            Nora Healy of Campton, NH

            Sam Gildea of Weston, MA

            Reid Smith  of Chatham, NJ

            Dillon Mailand of Center Sandwich, NH

 

Not only did they all land runs successfully, some finished in the top half of the competition field.  Nora Healy, a sophomore at WVA, made it to finals on both stops of the tour, taking 5th in Sun Valley and 8th in Mammoth!

 

  

 

 According to Waterville Academy Coach Greg Maxwell,

"All the WVA athletes in this USSA Rev Tour were first timers and they did great!  Most landed runs with multiple double flips.  It's a real accomplishment to travel to and then land runs at a high-level snowboard contest.  Nora Healy took it one step further and made it to finals at both stops.  Our athletes work hard, on and off snow, and that made it possible to bring four 'rookies' all the way to the Rev Tour!  Great job, and congratulations to all Rev Tour athletes that competed this season."

 

Nora Healy's tremendous showing on the Revolution Tour secured her a slopestyle spot at the World Snowboard Federation's prestigious World Rookie Fest competition in Ischgl, Austria from April 2-6th. 

 

Please join me in congratulating all the amazing BBTS Snowboard athletes, both those mentioned here, and all the athletes in the program who persevered, improved and are better riders now due to their efforts and the skills of our coaching staff! 

 

News for Pinnacle 2014-2015
Friday, March 14, 2014

 

Dear Current and Prospective Pinnacle Families, 

Based on constructive feedback from current Pinnacle Program parents, students and faculty, we are pleased to announce the following new initiatives for the upcoming academic year.

  • 3 Pinnacle-Only faculty will be hired and they will have no Winter Term responsibilities
  • Spring and Fall academic schedule: 
    • 7.75 hours per day
    • SAT/ACT test prep for all students, grades 9-12, two days per week
  • Math and Foreign Language instruction will continue over the Winter Trimester
  • Students will take an elective online course over the Winter Trimester 
  • Students will have 3x more face-to-face contact days during the Winter Trimester
  • Pinnacle students will have dedicated, full-year living spaces
  • The College Board has approved WVA's AP courses.  We are the only snowsports academy in the East that offers AP courses.
We are also nearing the end of two important approval processes that we expect to be finalized by month's end:
  • NCAA Core Curriculum Approval
  • State of NH Department of Education Non-Public School Approval

We believe these changes will strengthen Pinnacle and look forward to a great academic and athletic year in 2014-2015!Pinnacle 2014-2015

U16 Eastern Championships and Beyond!
Thursday, March 13, 2014

 

Dear BBTS Families, Friends, Staff, and Coaches:

 

Eleven WVBBTS / SEF U16 athletes set out for the USSA Eastern Championships at Whiteface Mountain, New York and we'd like to recognize each of them for reaching this level as top 14 and 15 year olds in our region. 

 

Congratulations to: Matt Austin, Hunter Brayton, Lyons Brown, Tess Coutu, Anna Foley, Ashley Houser, Giovanni Lazzari, Derek Peake, Peter Rowe, Benjamin Slater and Kristina Wolff.

 

From March 6th-10th these BBTS, WVA and Pinnacle athletes competed in Slalom, Super G and Giant Slalom.

 

Director of Athletic Performance and U16 Coach, Adam Chadbourne had this to say,

"Overall I am thrilled with the performance of the WVBBTS athletes at this year's Eastern U16 Championships.  Qualifying 11 athletes to the event is commendable in and of itself, realizing podium results and multiple qualifications to the U16 National Championships further validates the strength and depth of our program.  Whiteface is a challenging venue.  Our kids stepped up to the challenge and showed great fortitude.  WVBBTS is truly a program on the move.  These results, not just the podiums, but the big moves from the back of the pack, demonstrate that we have the strength and depth to compete with and succeed against what have traditionally been the strongest programs in the Eastern region.  Go WVBBTS!"

 

Top results include:

Anna Foley wins Slalom

Hunter Brayton 7th overall and top YOB 1999 in Slalom after starting 38th

 

  

  

 

Other great results were:

Giovanni Lazzari top YOB 1999 in Super G

Hunter Brayton second YOB 199 in Super G

Tess Coutu 10th in Super G

 

Chadbourne goes on to note, "We also had several boys move up considerably from late start positions to cut their bibs in half or better. That's a real accomplishment at an event of this caliber."

 

  

 

In a more emotional email, U16 Coach Dave Reynolds had these heartfelt words for the kids as they headed off,  "I wanted to congratulate you on your achievements so far and let you know a few things.  First, I'm happy to know and have worked with you because you're lots of fun to spend time and train with!  Second, all the coaches and I are proud of your efforts and dedication in achieving this goal.  Third, don't be content with 'being there.' Make sure you keep the focus you have developed all year, listen to your coaches on site, believe in yourselves and your skiing, and ski to win!  When you leave there, be able to say, 'that was my best effort of the season.'  We coaches all believe in you, your parents believe in you, but most important...hey.. you believe in you!  You have every reason to, and zero reason not to. Good Luck and, just kill it!"

             

All our U16 Ladies qualified for Can-Ams: Tess Coutu, Anna Foley, Ashley Houser and Kristina Wolff.  All our U16 Men also qualified: Hunter Brayton, Giovanni Lazzari, Derek Peake and Peter Rowe with alternates Matt Austin, Lyons Brown and Ben Slater.  Well done!

 

Three athletes will also be going to U16 Nationals: Hunter Brayton, Anna Foley and Gio Lazzari. Well done!

 

We are very proud of these exceptional young student-athletes and look forward to their future achievements as they serve as role models for their peers and younger athletes!

 

Fucigna Captures U18 National Championship GS
Monday, March 10, 2014

 

To Everyone in the BBTS Family,

Peter Fucigna, long-time BBTS and WVA athlete, captured the U18 National Championship in Giant Slalom at Copper Mountain, Colorado on Tuesday, March 4th.  Other outstanding performances at this 8-day long FIS competition by Fucigna included a strong 5th place finish in the downhill on 3/2 and ranking as the 4th American.  On 3/4 Fucigna came in 2nd, and was the first American in the GS earning him the prestigious title as our country's National U18 Champion.  Rounding out his exceptional overall performance, Fucigna finished 3rd in the Parallel Slalom on 3/6. 

 

Coach, Pete Anderson, said, "Peter skied two amazing runs in very difficult course sets and came away with a well-deserved validation of his hard work and training."

 

A poster child for the Burdenko Method, his mother, Laurie Fucigna, is a master certified practitioner and current WVA Conditioning Coach, Peter's top-level fitness was another factor that propelled him onto the podiums.  

 

These latest results are the continuation of Fucigna's stellar season that has also seen him on the podium at other international competitions such as the Canadian U18 National Championships. 

 

With these latest elite-level results, Peter has earned the right to compete in the US National Championships in Squaw Valley, California, March 19th-23rd.

 

I know I speak for all of us in the BBTS family when I say,

Congratulations Peter and best of luck at US Nationals!

 

New Responsibilities for Adam Chadbourne
Friday, February 21, 2014

 

Dear WVBBTS / SEF Members, Coaches, Staff and Friends,

 

Below is the text of a press release, written by our marketing and communication department, that will be going out today.  I wanted to share it with you first.  Please join me in congratulating Adam on his new roles.

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New Responsibilities for Adam Chadbourne

 

"Adam's hire was an important strategic initiative for our organization, " says Peter Stokloza, WVBBTS & WVA Executive Director and CEO.  "Our goal is to provide the very best programming in the nation and Adam's accomplishments are unmatched."

 

Today in Sochi, a third athlete that Adam coached extensively has medaled.  That would be Mikaela Shiffrin winning gold in the slalom.  Add to that Ted Ligety's gold in GS and Andrew Weibrecht's silver in Super G and you see the trend.

 

Adam joined us in June of 2013 and as the Director of Athletic Performance he has bent his keen intellect and winning perspective towards improving all things athletic from individualized athlete management plans to developing an organizational athletic philosophy encompassing Mitey Mites through Masters.  Adam has worked closely with Athletic Director, Tom Barbeau, this season as a U16 coach and learned what we do well and where we can improve.

 

Improvement is something Adam does well.  Over the course of 7 years at Burke, as their Alpine Program Director and Head Women's Coach, he engineered tremendous program growth and the increased realization of athletic potential amongst the kids he coached.  Prior to that were 3 years as the Men's National Team Coach in Park City, and another 3 years as the Eastern Youth Development Coach and Coordinator for USSA.  He's also a USSA level 500 Certified Coach and was awarded Coach of the Year in 2010 by USSA.

 

"I'm very pleased to report that Adam has agreed to take the position of Head Women's Coach and Pinnacle Coach, starting this spring, in addition to his overarching title of Director of Athletic Performance," says Stokloza.  "We've developed on a new tagline, 'Fueling Olympic Dreams' and that's exactly what we're actively pursuing, the placement of our athletes on national and Olympic teams.  I couldn't have a better wingman in this endeavor."

 

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