Freeski Camps FAQ’s

Freestyle/Freeski Training Programs & Camps Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why choose a BBTS Freestyle/Freeski Training Session Program or camp?

Located in beautiful Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, only 2 hours north of Boston, our training programs and camps are based at Waterville Valley Academy’s campus. Athletes will have use of the facilites there including Phil’s Hill BagJump Training Center, featuring the first dryslope BagJump training venue on the East Coast and the Thomas Barbeau Training Center, an indoor training facility.  They will also make use of Waterville Valley’s extensive network of trails, athletic fields and the surrounding mountains for training and activities.

Our destination on-snow camp offerings are hand-picked and led by our experienced coaches and are designed to take athletes to the next level in their sport.

Which training session program or camp is best suited for me?

We offer many different training programs and camp options.  The one that is best for you will depend on your age, skiing level and ability, overall goals, and personal schedule. We offer programs and camps for all athletes ranging from novice through elite competitors. Specific details along with minimum age requirements are listed on each program or camp specific page. Our coaches will identify each athlete’s individual skill level and engage them accordingly throughout each camp or program.

What’s included in your training session programs and camps?

Each of our programs and camps differ. Specific details are included on each program or camp page.

How do I register for a BBTS Freestyle/Freeski training session program or camp?

Registration for all our camps and training programs is available online at www.register.wvbbts.org

What should I bring to Freestyle/Freeski BagJump/Trampoline training session programs and camps?

Our spring, summer and fall BagJump/Trampoline skills training sessions and camps include conditioning, trampoline training, rails, and our dry slope BagJump. For our summer training program sessions and camps, we may likely swim in a nearby swimming hole or hit the skateboard park, time and weather permitting. Below is a recommended (and *required) list of what to bring.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Skis – Twin tips or rounded tail ski, no broken edges (*required)
  • Ski Boots (*required)
  • Helmet (*required)
  • Poles (optional)
  • Back protector (strongly recommended)
  • Mouth guard (recommended)
  • Light weight ski gloves
  • Light weight ski pants
  • Running shoes or cross-trainers (2 pairs)
  • Extra socks
  • Athletic wear – gym shorts, t-shirts (no zippers), socks (ladies – athletic top / sports bras) NO jeans or cargo shorts
  • Padded shorts (recommended for rails/boxes)
  • Change of clothes
  • Warm layers (fleece, sweatshirt, sweatpants)
  • Rain gear
  • Bathing suit and towel (summer programs / camps only)
  • Small back pack or tote bag
  • Sunscreen and  Bug Spray
  • Sunglasses
  • Large plastic water bottle (with your name on it)
  • Healthy Snacks
  • For day training session programs or camps where lunch is NOT included, campers need to bring their own healthy lunch and snacks.
  • For OVERNIGHT CAMP (in addition to above)
        • Ice Skates (if you have your own, bring them, otherwise rentals are available from the Ice Arena 603-236-4813)
        • Change of clothes for each day
        • Knit gloves and knit hat for Ice Arena (rink is cold!)
        • Overnight campers are housed in the Waterville Valley Academy Dorm and will need to bring the following for their stay with us:
          • Twin Sheet set, Pillow with pillowcase, Blanket or sleeping bag, Desk Lamp
          • Towels, shower caddy, personal toiletries as needed
          • Small fan or window fan, small clothes line with clothes pins to hang clothes on in room after working out or getting wet.
        • $30 Spending money for evening activities

For destination camps, can I choose my own roommate?

We do our best to meet all of our athletes’ requests; however, this isn’t always possible. Please email rooming request to rbell@wvbbts.org

What day and time do I arrive and depart each camp?

Arrival and departure times are listed on each program or camp specific web page. If anything should change, we will notify you accordingly.

What is your Camp Cancellation Policy?

All of our programs and camps are non-refundable.

Pre-Camp Fitness is Highly Recommended

It’s essential that athletes come to camp physically prepared so that they can get the most out of their summer training. With that in mind we have created a list of pre-camp fitness activities that will help athletes be prepared. Please arrive well rested and in good physical condition! We suggest a fitness program that includes both strength and aerobic activities several times a week.

  • Run 1 mile or bike 3 miles (or other similar aerobic activity)
  • 10 minutes of stretching (Legs, back, shoulders, arms, neck)
  • 60 sit ups (30 crunches, 30 twisting sit up (bent knees, touch elbow to opposite knee)
  • 50 Push-ups (10 each: regular, circle grip, wide arms, and pike position, regular)
  • 20 side crunches each side (lie on hip, legs bent arms across chest)
  • 30 Back crunches (Extended down on stomach, hands under chin, shoulders back)
  • Warm down with 10 minutes of stretching.