Athletes, 13 and older, train to compete in slopestyle, big air and rail contests. They will also spend time perfecting their acrobatic skills and freeride maneuvers on the trampolines at the Thomas Barbeau Training Center and on the BagJump at Phil’s Hill. Our training venues at Waterville Valley Ski Resort include a nationally ranked terrain park with a dedicated Poma lift and a private aerial site, home of the 2010 US National Junior Olympics. The aerial site is serviced by the World Cup T-Bar.
Athletes compete on the Eastern Championship Series (“A” Series) as well as in many open events around New England. Select athletes who qualify may also attend competitions on the FIS Nor-Am Tour, Junior Olympics, US Selection Events, US National Championships, the Rev Tour and the Aspen Open.
About Dan Shuffleton
Dan brings more than 12 years of freeski and acrobatic training experience to WVBBTS. He is a Level 400 certified Aerial coach and heads up our ELITE Freeski Program. He has worked with athletes who have appeared on both the national and international freeskiing scene. He works year-round and was a key player in the design of our summer training venues. In 2014, USSA named Dan the U.S. Freeskiing Domestic Coach of Year.
Dan may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org