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.
Not a skier? Well that’s ok as Waterville Valley, NH is home of The Freedom Pass, a pass that complements your vacation with many amenities already included.