Top Skiers to Compete at Waterville Valley Resort

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH

It's been over 20 years since Waterville Valley Resort last hosted a World Cup ski race.  Beginning today - and through Thursday, March 18 - the top 160 North American and international men and women will descend upon Waterville Valley, NH for the NORAM Cup Finals - just one step below the World Cup level.  The winning athletes in Giant Slalom and Slalom at the NORAMs will earn World Cup starts.

The list of competitors who will be racing at Waterville Valley includes Olympians and top U.S. and Canadian US Ski TeamAlpine Team athletes, along with a number of homegrown New Hampshire athletes, including current and former Dartmouth, University of New Hampshire and Plymouth State University alpine race team members.  

The NORAMs are being presented by the Waterville Valley Black & Blue Trail Smashers ski club (better known as WVBBTS), one of the oldest ski clubs in North America.  The 75-year-old club is proud to be hosting such a prestigious international event at Waterville Valley, and even prouder that several WVBBTS and Waterville Valley Academy alums will be competing in the NORAMs:

Abby Fucigna - a 2009 Waterville Valley Academy graduate attending Dartmouth College
Erin Fucigna - a 2008 Waterville Valley Academy graduate attending Dartmouth College
Maddie Packard - a 2008 Waterville Valley Academy graduate attending Dartmouth College

Other New Hampshire favorites on the start lists include Leanne Smith from Cranmore ski area - a 2010 Vancouver Olympian, Warren Nickerson - a former US Alpine Team member, and Julia Ford of nearby Holderness - a US Alpine Team member.

WVBBTS Ski Club alpine ski racerWe're not only proud of our New Hampshire 'homegrown' athletes, but WVBBTS takes pride in sharing other New Hampshire homegrown elements with the athletes.  Top finishing athlete awards include floral bouquets supplied by Mountain Laurel Florists of nearby Ashland, which will include native New Hampshire pine and birch (NH's state tree).  Another featured award for top athletes is a granite-based keepsake made with granite quarried and fabricated right here in New Hampshire (known as the Granite State) donated by Gleason Ineson Stone Suppliers of Merrimack.  Artech, a 20+-year-old family-owned racing supply business out of Enfield, which serves alpine racers nationwide, is supplying top athletes with ski tuning kits.  And the Wild Coyote Grill restaurant, located right here in Waterville Valley, is providing a taste of New Hampshire's finest cuisine at an hors d'oeuvres reception to honor US and Canadian Ski Team athletes on Wednesday, March 17 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  This reception is open to the public and is your chance to meet the athletes and get autographs!  

The NORAM Cup Finals kick off on Tuesday morning, March 16, with men's Giant Slalom.  Learn more here.

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Cheers!  Jan
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