Moguls World Cups coming to New Hampshire

  • The world’s top mogul skiers will descend upon Waterville Valley — whose freestyle skiing graduates include Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney — for FIS World Cup competitions the next two seasons. Courtesy Waterville Valley Resort

Monitor staff
Published: 5/17/2023 6:20:34 PM

U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced on Tuesday that the FIS World Cup moguls and dual moguls will take place at Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire for the 2024 and 2025 seasons.

This will be the first time Waterville Valley hosts an International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) freestyle World Cup. The resort previously hosted FIS Alpine World Cup Finals in 1966 and has hosted 11 FIS Alpine World Cup races overall.

“I competed in my first sanctioned mogul event at Waterville Valley when I was 8 years old,” retired two-time Olympic medalist Hannah Kearney said in a news release. “I was instantly hooked on the sport. I spent every weekend over the next eight years training with the exceptional WVBBTS (Waterville Valley Black & Blue Trail Smashers) Freestyle Team until I made the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team in 2002.

“When young athletes watch the best in the world compete in their backyard, it provides a source of tangible inspiration to achieve their potential. I hope to return to my roots to cheer them on in person next January!”

The first event is currently scheduled for Jan. 27-28 of next year.

“Waterville Valley Resort is honored to host the upcoming 2024 and 2025 World Cup and continue our partnership with U.S. Ski & Snowboard,” said Tim Smith, president and general manager of Waterville Valley Resort in the release. “Having a World Cup event back in New Hampshire after the resort last hosted a World Cup race in 1991 is extremely exciting.”


ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL is a sports reporter for the Monitor. He graduated from Northwestern University in June 2022 with a degree in journalism and spent his last two years as sports director for the campus radio station, WNUR, leading coverage for nine different sports. A New York native, he's a diehard Yankees and Giants fan much to the displeasure of most of the newsroom.

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