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Waterville Valley Academy

PO Box 277 Waterville Valley, NH 03215

603-236-4246 x115


Founded: 1972

Sports: Alpine, Freestyle/Freeski, and Snowboard

Grades: 6 through PG

Category: Full year traditional ski academy, Full year school with winter term option, Day School, Boarding School

Application Deadline: 4/1/2017

Day School Cost: $37,000

Boarding School Cost: $49,500

Financial aid: Yes

CEO/Head of School: Peter Stokloza; Tucker Barnaby, Head of Academics and Student Life

Athletic Approach: Academy athletes are one of the few groups of athletes in the world who utilize the Burdenko Method of training, conditioning and recovery. Burdenko workouts integrate the six essential qualities of human performance: balance, flexibility, coordination, endurance, speed and strength and focus on body weight as opposed to overuse of exercise machines that isolate muscle groups. Our success rate in dramatically increasing all six qualities in snowsport athletes is unprecedented. Our new breed of athlete jumps quickly to levels higher than their peers at other snowsports academies. Our on-snow training consists of experiences around the world during the off-season and the fall. During the winter Waterville Valley Resort becomes our home and offers our athletes a variety of terrain and challenge. Students train rigorously with professional coaches dedicated to helping each student perform at their maximum potential. Through constant support and dedicated training programs, coaches help each student achieve mutually developed goals. Waterville Valley Academy is a USSA Gold Certified club and a Community Olympic Development Program.

Notable Coaches: Mike Savage, Tom Barbeau, Jason Guilbert, Nate Jenckes, Dan Thompson, David Lorrey, Parker Spear, Peter Anderson Sr, Matt Chester, Scott Daigle

Notable Alumni: Nick Baker, Abby Fucigna, Pete Anderson Jr, Mark Mikos, Hillary McCloy, Brian McLaughlin, Felix McGrath

Training Facilities: Waterville Valley Resort

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