December
Hi everyone,

First of all, thank you to so many of you who reached out with thanks and appreciation after our first weekend of on-snow programming for the 20-21 season. We’re doing it! I am grateful to everyone for working with all the new protocols and adapting on the fly.

As one of the coaches pointed out to me this morning, we think that we were the only club in NH to be able to offer skiing and riding last weekend, and we’re almost the only club in the East to be able to ski and ride on home-snow at this point. There has been so much work to get us to this point, so I have to just continually thank and appreciate our coaches and staff for their efforts to work through the summer and fall to imagine how we can operate this winter. I’d also be crazy not to acknowledge that we’ve gotten more than a few lucky breaks as well. What’s the saying, luck is at the intersection of preparation and skill? Thanks to our staff and many volunteers for bringing both, every day. All hands on deck this winter, for sure!

To the families, thanks for bearing with us as we iterate and pivot, iterate and pivot, our way through this winter. We are going to learn a lot every day that we have the opportunity to be together, and once we get to the other side of this pandemic I think we’ll look back on this as having given us a chance to re-focus on the core of our program: getting kids and families together to slide around on snow, push their skills, and create competitive opportunities for all our programs. We’re doing it!

See you soon,
Tory
COVID-19 Testing
If you did not initially register for Covid testing in Waterville on our first pass for registrations, you are now able to register per week, instead of buying tests in bulk. 

Please go ahead and register for testing with Veritas. To register/buy tests - https://schedule.veritasgenetics.com/

You can then use the discount code BBTS123 to reduce the price per test from $120 to $90. 

This was successful in week one, but we've identified a few hiccups and made a few changes - 
  • Changed the testing time from Sunday morning to Saturday afternoon. We are now offering testing Saturday afternoon from 2-5 pm, still at the WV conference center.
  • Let's please reserve the first 30 minutes of testing 2:00-2:30 for folks who don't live in WV, out of courtesy. 
  • We have expanded the number of medical personnel, so we'll have two testers working simultaneously. 

When you register, please make sure you include the correct individuals' names (i.e., your child), even if you're only using one email address for all results. This delayed some results. 

Note that after a successful rollout, this now is being expanded to seasonal programs at WV, and also to pass holders. BBTS has first priority. Please make sure you register if you know you'll need testing. Once it opens, we'll have more demand but we still intend to cap the overall number at a level where we can be efficient. 
Athlete Support Program
Welcome to the 2020 – 2021 Winter Season, a season that is sure to be like no other. While there will be many changes to what competitions like both here at Waterville and other mountains, WVBBTS is committed to holding safe, efficient, and fun competitions. WVBBTS has a rich history of hosting competitions and this year will be no different.

I a continuing effort to make things simpler and more efficient, we will be using Sports Engine Dibs to sign-up for Volunteer Credits this year. There is no need to have a separate account for volunteering, you can simply use the Sports Engine account you created when signing-up your child for the program. Before you can sign-up we ask that you please complete the Volunteer Application found HERE. Everyone who intends to volunteer should fill out the application. This application will collect your qualifications as well as indicate how many credits that your family will need to complete this season.


Please see the link below (Volunteer Registration and the DIBS sign-up website). If you have questions about the program please visit https://wvbbts.org/wvbbts-athlete-support-credit-program/

WVBBTS SWAG
Arriving for the Holiday Season is a new crop of BBTS Apparel. Apparel can be bought at the Competition Center (located behind the t-bars building) on weekends by going to the registration window. The comp center is closed to the public at this time. Apparel can be purchased during the week at the WVA Admin building. Please wear a mask no matter where you are buying items from

ITEMS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
WVBBTS Caps in Various Styles
WVBBTS Long Sleeves & Hoddies (limited sizes currently available)
WVBBTS Yeti Mugs & Water bottles
WVBBTS Neckies with built-in filter pockets (Black or Gray)
ITEMS ARRIVING SOON!
NEW Styles of Hats
NEW Sweatshirt styles
NEW Short Sleeve Shirts
More sizes of long sleeves & hoodies
Waterville Valley Town Forum
Every Tuesday at 10 am, the Town of Waterville Valley hosts a Town Forum via Zoom. The meeting includes weekly updates from the Town, Local Business, and Organizations, as well as an update from Tim Smith and WVR. It is a great way to get the most up to date information on the going ons of Waterville Valley. Meeting information found below.

Tuesday at 10 am!
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 964 4798 2874
Password: 249993
BBTS Cookbook Fundraiser
Arriving for the holiday season will be a BBTS Cookbook! Members are asked to submit their favorite family recipes, appetizers, dishes, soups, and more! A great gift that supports a great cause!

Thank you for contributing to this year’s cookbook, your recipe should be submitted as a PDF in letter size (8.5 x 11"). To make things easier, we have put together a template for you to use – but this is not mandatory as long as you send us your final as a PDF. Please submit your completed recipe to cookbook@wvbbts.org

CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO SUBMIT A RECIPE.
Thank you to our 20 - 21 Sponsors
Interested in being a 20-21 sponsor of WVBBTS? Reach out to Tory Amorello to find out more!
Follow us on social media!
 
WVA and BBTS is back in action! Follow us @watervillevalley.bbts, @watervillevalleyacademy @wvbbts_freestyle, and @wvafreeski and tag us in your photos!