About Waterville Valley Academy

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

Students at WVA are either enrolled in the full-term high school (academic calendar August-May; WVA curricula); the winter term high school (November-March with academics following home-school curricula) or the WVA Middle School program (grades 6-8 with a hybrid approach of WVA curricula for humanities and sciences, and sending school curricula for mathematics and world language).  

WVA students reside at the WVA dormitory or are day students in the local community.  Since 2013, WVA has enrolled students from over 20 states and several foreign countries, and our students have matriculated at the following universities and colleges: Bates, Boston College, Colby, Colby-Sawyer, The Cooper Union, Dartmouth, Harvard, Haverford, Middlebury, Northeastern, University of New Hampshire, University of Denver, University of Vermont, Williams.  

Click for HERE 2020 – 2021 profile of WVA.

Waterville Valley Academy History

Waterville Valley Academy was founded in 1972. WVA is operated by the Waterville Valley Black and Blue Trail Smashers Snowsports Educational Foundation (WVBBTS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit education foundation. WVBBTS also operates the BBTS Ski Club, a weekend training program for alpine, freestyle and snowboard athletes ages five and up. The BBTS Ski Club, organized in 1934, is one of the oldest ski clubs in the country.

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