Waterville Valley Ski Vacation Guide

The area provides an incredibly beautiful backdrop for skiers of all experience levels, making it one of the top resorts in the state. Visitors will find themselves surrounded by the beauty of the White Mountain National Forest while racing down over 250 acres of skiable land. The only thing more beautiful than the surrounding landscapes are the well-groomed slopes and runs to be found here.

Ski Levels

The resort has 12 lifts that direct you to more than 50 expertly cut trails. Nearly 60 percent of the trails are rated as intermediate, 20 percent rated for advanced and expert skiers, and the remaining 20 percent for beginners. The resort also houses three terrain parks for freestyle skiers and boarders to explore. The mountain's summit is 4,003 feet and has glades and moguls scattered throughout the ski area.

The resort has a lot more to offer than just challenging runs and three-mile trails. It has been recognized as a top ten resort for cross-country skiing in the United States, making it a dream destination for Nordic skiers. Top-notch ski lessons for both adults and children help guests master the tips and tricks for both alpine and Nordic skiing. Additionally, there are rental, repair, and retail shops located right on the mountain for your convenience.

Après Ski

There are six restaurants at Waterville Valley that offer a variety of delicious and affordable meals. The T-Bar specializes in tasty homemade artisan sandwiches and creative, hearty burgers. The town of Waterville Valley also has several dining options and an impressive amount of coffee shops for a town of its size. The Waterville Valley Town Square Condominiums provide the best of both worlds, spacious, modern lodging in the center of town and it’s just a free shuttle away from the mountain’s great skiing. The scenic drive gives you with a taste of what’s to come—a beautiful, exciting, and enjoyable vacation at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.

Waterville Valley Snowboard Vacation Guide

Rider’s Guide

The resort has 255 acres of expertly crafted, snow-covered land that provides riders with plenty of space to carve. You’ll ride 12 lifts, carrying you around this masterpiece of a mountain and its 2,000-feet of vertical terrain. There are 52 trails in all, 20 percent rated for beginners, 60 percent rated for intermediate, and the remaining 20 percent dedicated to advanced and expert riders.

Parks and Pipes

Exhibition is the advanced park complete with more than 15 features, including jumps, boxes, ledges, rails and is located next to the Superpipe. This 350-foot-long pipe has 15-foot walls that are guaranteed to send you into the sky. Other parks in Waterville Valley include Psyched, Little Slammer, and the Burton Progression Park.

Out of Bounds

The resort is all about skiing and snowboarding, providing riders with an impressive array of runs and slopes. There is also snowshoeing, ice skating, and sleigh rides available. The town offers shopping, quaint cafés, and affordable dining.

Hangout & Hookup

Waterville Valley is not known for its nightlife, but there are still plenty of places to grab a beer and some food at the end of the day. There is a lovely bar located slope side called, the T-bar, it has a great après ski environment and live entertainment on weekends. The T-Bar’s excellent Bloody Mary Bar from 10-1 pm on Sundays features more than 21 ingredients and the perfect cure for the night before.