1 Ski Area Road
Waterville Valley, NH 03215
Reservations Number: (800)468-2553
Snow Report Number: (603)-236-4144
Resort Overview: This family-oriented ski resort in northern New Hampshire offers lots of trails for beginning and intermediate skiers. The resort has spent $4 million in mountain improvements, and offers a $10 Kids' Ticket. Youths ages 6-12 pay $10 everyday, all season. The Town Center, its off-slope village has plenty to keep everyone occupied: a health club with a pool, tennis and weight rooms; an indoor ice-skating rink, cross-country skiing, showshoeing trails, sleigh rides and a handful of shops, bars and restaurants. Best of all, it's all within walking distance or a short shuttle ride of the resort's lodging, which means you can turn the kids loose in what one employee calls "the world's largest cul-de-sac," due to the resort's box-canyon location. Heeding skiers' requests for better value, Waterville is striving to offer guests more for their money. There are now interchangeable lift tickets and midweek passes with sister Booth Creek resorts Loon and Cranmore, including the tri-resort "Threedom" season pass, which one reader calls "the best value in the Northeast." Another reader applauds the resort's "aggressive management aimed at guest enjoyment," which may explain the new free one-hour clinics. "There's something for everyone," a reader says.
An expanded Exhibition Park will offer a variety of on-snow activities, including tubing, snowblades and snowbikes. Activities are included with child's lift ticket, 9 am to noon. A good deal is the $15 valet parking is a blessing for families and others who don't want to deal with parking lot shuttles and crowds For more information, call 800-GO VALLEY.
What's New This Year: This winter at Waterville Valley kids get an all-access pass to fun in Exhibition Park, featuring snowtubing excitement at Skittery Gulch. From 9:00 am - noon, kids 12 and under with a daily lift ticket can use all the cool toys in Exhibition Park for free including snow tubes, ski bikes, snowscoots, ski foxes, and snow blades. New Tubing Area: Skittery Gulch, Waterville Valley's new daytime tubing area, debuts this winter, with service off the World Cup Triple chairlift. Running directly under the Triple and Quad chairs, half the fun will be watching the action on Skttery Gulch's two corkscrew courses. Guests will be able to purchase tickets and rent snow tubes at the Snowtoy Center at the base of the mountain. For an extra charge to their lift ticket, parents can join in the morning fun at Exhibition Park with their kids.
New Little Slammer Terrain Park: Kids not quite at the level of snowboarding on Exhibition Park's terrain features, can cruise next door to Little Slammer. Located on Valley Run, this new, smaller park, has scaled down elements, including a smaller halfpipe (6' X 100'). Little Slammer is the place to practice tricks and work on technique before heading to the bigger stuff
Also, Mondays and Fridays at Waterville Valley are now Refresher Days - a mini 1-day vacation with all the bonuses that our overnight guests receive. And all for just the normal price of a midweek lift ticket. We're also having two 3-day retreats exclusively for women in Jan. and Feb
Plus, Waterville's Women's Wednesday's - Every Wednesday at Waterville will feature special programs designed for women, from free child care to 1/2 price kids programs, and more.
Vertical Drop: 2,020
Skiable Acres: 255
Average Annual Snowfall: 156"
Season: Mid November - late April
Snowmaking: 100% coverage
Night Skiing: No
Ski-Only Areas: No
Snowboarding Offered: Yes
Snowboarding Trails: 52
Terrain Parks: 3
Cross Country Skiing Offered: Yes, 22 groomed trails
Lifts: 11: 2 detachable high-speed quads , 2 triple chair lifts, 3 double chair lifts, 4 surface lifts
Lift Capacity/Hr: 14,867
Lift Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. weekends & holidays and 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. weekdays
Terrain: 20% Beginner; 60% Intermediate; 20% Advanced/Expert
Longest Run: 3 miles
Lift Ticket Prices: $41 adult; $33 teen(13-18); $19 youth(6-12) & senior(65+) Ages 5 and under always ski free!
Passes/Discounts Available: Yes, The Threedom Pass: Adult (Ski Anytime Pass) $449; (Sunday through Friday) $249; Teen (13-17) (Anytime Pass) $349; (Sunday through Friday) $249. Youth Threedom Rates: (aged 6-12) (Anytime Pass) $299; (Sunday through Friday) $199. They also feature tons of deals and packages on their website.
Day Care: The full-service child care facility, conveniently located on the bottom floor of the base lodge, is designed for children ages 6 months to 4 years. There's a self-contained area for infants, rocking chairs for nursing moms, plenty of toys, games and other activities for toddlers and older children. Child Care rates Hourly $10 Half day $32 Full day $42 2 Days $77 3 Days $114 4 Days $153 5 Days $190
· Half days run 8:00 am - 12:30 pm, or Noon - 4:30 pm.
· Full days run 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Other configurations will be charged by the hourly rate.
· Minimum two-hour charge
· Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Lunch may be purchased at a cost of $6, or children may bring their own.
· Each child must bring 6 diapers and a box of wipes.
Reservations can be made by calling Waterville Valley at (603)-236-8311 ext. 3196 or 3197.
Children's Lessons: SKIwee (3-5 years) You have a choice of half-day (8:30-12:00 or 12:30-4:00) or full-day (8:30-4:00) versions of the nationally acclaimed Ski Magazine SKIwee program. SKIwee is a highly effective learning experience that includes plenty of fun and games. Children learn to ski on beginner terrain, including our special Kinderpark with its many favorite cartoon characters.
Mountain Cadets (6-8 years) Available as a half-day (8:30-12:00 or 12:30-4:00) or full-day (8:30-4:00) program, Mountain Cadets offers quality time indoors and out, with ski video surprises and ski gymnastics. This program accommodates children of all ability levels, on terrain ranging from beginner to black diamond.
Mountain Scouts (9-12 years) Available as a full-day (8:30-4:00) or half-day (8:30-12:00 or 12:30-4:00) program, Mountain Scouts is perfect for the child who wants lots of skiing time with other kids of the same age and ability level. The focus of Mountain Scouts is to provide as much skiing time as possible; scouts spend the entire time with their instructor. This program accommodates children of all ability levels, on terrain ranging from beginner to black diamond.
Mountain Cadets & Mountain Scouts Lessons Lessons & Rentals Half day (8:30 - 12:00 or 12:30 to 4:00) $34 $41 1 day $51 $59 2 day $89 $109 3 day $133 $163 4 day $153 $1835 day $167 $197 Lunch is available for $6.
Babysitting: They offer a full-service child care facility, conveniently located on the bottom floor of the base lodge, is designed for children ages 6 months to 4 years. There's a self-contained area for infants, rocking chairs for nursing moms, plenty of toys, games and other activities for toddlers and older children. They maintain a maximum four to one child/staff ratio. Rates are: Hourly $10; Half-day $32; 2 Days $77; 33 Days $114; 4 Days $153; 5 Days $190.
Family Recreational Activities: Ice skating, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and music on mountain.
Kids Rental Items: Many items are available at the condos and hotels.
Lodging: Town Square Condominiums Located in the heart of the village, Town Square Condominiums offer the convenience and comfort found in your own home. Our three bedroom, two bath units feature a fully equipped kitchen, large living / dining area, two cable TV's and a VCR. Our units accomodate up to 8 people, ideal for large families or group gathering. Economical enough for small families too. The Valley Inn The Valley's only full service, four season hotel features elegantly appointed Master, Townhouse, and Parlor suites with sitting areas, wet bars, small refrigerators, and whirlpool baths. Enjoy year round indoor/outdoor pool, game room, sauna and jacuzzi. Serving breakfast and dinner daily, with a meal plan for dining room, tavern and room service. The Snowy Owl Inn and Condominiums AAA rated country inn selected for SKI Magazine award for design excellence in Best Places to Stay in New England. Over half the rooms have a wet bar, refrigerator, and whirlpool tub. All rooms have cable TV. The Lodge has an indoor pool, whirlpool, and game room, plus five finely crated fieldstone fireplaces in the lobby areas. Hearty continental breakfasts and afternoon wine and cheese parties. The Silver Fox Inn This newly renovated country inn is conveniently located to everything and offers complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese social, and a comfortable sitting room with stunning alpine views. All rooms have private bath and cable TV. The Black Bear Lodge A luxurious all-suite hotel featuring one bedroom condominiums. Comfortably sleeps 4-6. Each unit features fully-equipped kitchen, dining/living area, full bath, separate bedroom(s), color cable TV. The lodge also offers an indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, steamroom, and whirlpool, a children's cinema, and a gameroom. Village Condominium Completely equipped 1-5 bedroom units. Dishwasher, washer/dryer, private entrances, living room with fireplace, cable TV. Also features an outdoor pool, a central gameroom, and a sauna. The Golden Eagle
Lodge, Waterville Valley's premier all-suite hotel is reminiscent of the grand hotels of an earlier era. One and two bedroom condominiums with full kitchen, living/dining area, full bath, separate bedroom(s), color cable TV. Sleeps 4-6 comfortably. The lodge also offers an indoor pool, gameroom, sauna, and whirlpool. Resort Condominium Rentals Offering a variety of 1 to 4 bedroom units situated throughout the valley. Complete kitchens, multiple bedrooms, many with fireplace or woodstove and outdoor decks, cable TV, and some with washer & dryer. All serviced by the free Waterville Valley Shuttle.
Ski and Stay packages are available on the web site.
Transportation Available: The Waterville Valley Shuttle Bus is a free valley wide bus. It takes you to and from activities and to your lodging accommodations.
Awards: Waterville voted #5 resort in the East by readers of SKI magazine. Also ranked by SKI Magazine #3 for Family Programs and Lodging.