Waterville Valley is NH’s best family ski destination for action-packed winter fun in a beautiful contained White Mountain valley, easy to reach of I-93. Waterville offers terrain from family friendly mellow Valley Run and Green Peak, to moguls on Bobbie’s Run, all with great views from 4,004′ Mt Tecumseh.
New for Waterville Valley is the 6-person, high-speed bubble White Peaks Express with chairs designed by Porsche. This improvement follows WV’s opening of Green Peak adding 45-acres of skiing with a fixed grip triple and 10 new trails. Waterville has everything from a Kids Adventure Trail to larger parks and terrain features in Exhibition Park, Psyched, and South Street Park plus a Superpipe with 18′ walls to host Big Air events.
Waterville Valley has a very family friendly vibe, including all inclusive ski weeks with lodging, lifts, lessons, snowshoeing, snow tubing, ice skating, athletic center and swimming pool access for a great family ski week. Its one of the top family ski resorts in New Hampshire along with Bretton Woods, Loon and Gunstock.
Waterville has ski school and snowboard programs for every age, ability level and preference on up to race training with the WVBBTS (Waterville Valley Black and Blue Trail Smashers), they even have an official NASTAR race course. Waterville is a training hill for up and coming racers and a popular midweek spot for the Silver Streaks. The nearby resort village and Town Square offer lodging, dining, cross-country skiing and ice-skating, plus a sports center with indoor tennis and swimming.
Waterville is affiliated with the Boston Red Sox as the official ski resort for the Sox – so you may see Wally the Green Monster out on the slopes this winter. You might also bump into Olympic skier Hannah Kearney, the ski ambassador at Waterville Valley.
In October of 2010, Waterville Valley was purchased by the Sununu family, yes, that’s the family of two Governors of NH. This acquisition reunited the previous owner Tom Corcoran (who started the resort in 1966) along with GM Bob Fries. Families heralded the return to Waterville’s roots as a family ski resort with a proud racing heritage, and all-inclusive ski weeks full of family fun and activities for the entire clan!
Waterville Valley Stats:
Ski Area Road, Waterville Valley, NH
603-236-8311, Lodging 1-800-Go-Valley
Vertical Drop: 2,020’
Summit Elevation: 4,004′ Mt Tecumseh
Skiable Terrain: 265 acres
11 Lifts, 62 Trails, 5 glades and 4.5 acres of Old T Trees Glades
Waterville Valley Official Site