Waterville Valley was designed and planned specifically as a self-contained, four-seasons resort. Today in addition to its world-class ski area, Waterville Valley Resort has award-winning tennis courts, golf, hiking, biking, lodging, cultural activities and summer theater, an indoor ice rink, boating, a skate park, and a host of outdoor activities. Dining options include traditional favorites and elegant dining.
Other places will lure visitors with a promise of world-class wine lists, shopping, biscotti and cappuccino; we will confidently promise a charm born of the New Englander’s love for nature and sport, and a character created from an unwavering commitment to family and tradition. In Waterville Valley, there is just enough glitz to provide great wine, delicate pastries, rich cappuccino and espresso – luring the occasional celebrity – without distracting you from the tremendous magnetism of the mountains.
Since the 1960’s, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire has been well known for its ski area, which features trails and activities for all ages and abilities. From alpine to Nordic there’s something for every level of skier.
Waterville Valley Resort offers 250+ skiable acres with the ability for snowmaking on every trail. The ski area peaks at 4,004 feet, has a vertical drop of 2,020 feet, with 52 trails and 12 lifts. But for those who like their skiing with a little less altitude, Waterville Valley’s Nordic Center features 75 km of wide groomed trails, again with terrain for every ability level, groomed daily for both skate and classic skiing styles. Skiers take off from the rental center in the Valley’s Town Square, or just step out the door of their vacation rental—the trails are only steps away from most of the accommodations in the valley. Once on the trail, you’ll enjoy incredible views of the surrounding White Mountain National Forest.
For young skiers, age 3 to 12, Kid’s camps have their own ski rental facility in the base lodge—no more jockeying for position with adults and older kids.
For the more mature skier, there are individual and group lessons, as well as lessons for family groups. Seniors have their own group, the Silver Streaks, the longest running senior skiing program in the country. Silver Streak members meet several times a week for fun, friendship, and coffee in the lodge.
No one gets left out of the fun at Waterville Valley. The resort sponsors the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports Program, which teams physically and mentally challenged children and adults with caring volunteers who help them enjoy the thrill of skiing.
Summer in Waterville Valley is just right! Never too hot, always mild and inviting. This is why folks have come here since the 1830s.
A favorite activity for early visitors to Waterville Valley Resort was tennis. Back in 1884, the valley had only one court; today there are 18, and they are among the best courts in the country. Tennis Magazine ranks the Waterville Valley Tennis Center as one of the top 50 tennis resorts in America, and Tennis Resorts Online rated it a top spot in America for its glorious setting amidst the White Mountains.
The Adventure Center is also home to the Waterville Valley Super Park, a skateboard and inline skate park that features a 10-foot-high half-pipe, vert ramp, street court, pyramids, grind rails, and more. There’s also an outdoor dirt BMX track. The park offers daily and seasonal admission, rentals, and skate camp.
Throw in swimming, kayaking, paddleboats, and you’ve got more activities than most folks can choose from. To make it easier, Waterville Valley offers its Summer Unlimited package. From Memorial Day to Columbus Day, visitors can pay one price and enjoy everything the valley has to offer: 9 holes of golf a day; unlimited court time at the tennis club; an hour of canoe, kayak or pedal boat rental daily; two hours of bike rental daily; unlimited use of the facilities at the White Mountain Athletic Club, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas, weight rooms, and cardiovascular room; admission to the town recreation department’s open gym program; a day at camp for kids age 6 to 12; and even a ride up on Snow’s Mountain chair lift to view the scenery.
Fall in Waterville Valley brings the explosion of autumn colors for which New Hampshire is celebrated. The brilliance of fall foliage adds an extra dimension of enjoyment to every outdoor activity, from serene strolls through our resort paths to mountain bike rides down Snows Mountain. In fact, just about every activity you enjoy all summer you can do in the fall – hiking, mountain biking, golf, chairlift rides – albeit with an additional layer of clothing.