Waterville Valley Resort will be offering nine Stay and Ski Packages for the
upcoming ski season, this year adding a new twist to their great value
deals. Guests can now enjoy an extra late 3:00 p.m. checkout time on all
packages for 2009 and 2010, excluding holiday periods.
Adding the extra-late checkout feature to Waterville Valley’s Stay and Ski
packages allows skiers valuable added time to take advantage of all that the
mountain has to offer, said Jim Wefers, President of the Waterville Valley
Skiers can get an early start on the season with two nights lodging and two
all-day lift tickets. Waterville Valley hosts a variety of early season
events like the Northern Lights celebration with fireworks on Nov. 29,
Cookies and Snow on Dec. 12 and annual Demo Day on Dec. 19. Add on a semi
private tune-up ski lesson for $45 per person.
From $77 pp/night, double occupancy. Valid November to December 20, 2009.
Family Holiday Tree & Ski – Kids Ski Free
Includes two nights lodging, a Saturday or Sunday lift ticket and a
horse-drawn wagon ride to pick out a tree from the White Mountains Christmas
From $84 pp/weekend, quad occupancy. Children 12 and under ski free (one
free child ticket per adult ticket). Valid weekends of Nov. 27–29, Dec. 4–6,
and Dec. 11–13, 2009.
January Midweek Snow Escapes
An easy midweek ski escape that includes lodging and lift tickets. Add on a
group lesson for just $20 per person.
From $79 pp/night, double occupancy. Valid midweek Jan. 2010, excluding
Ring in 2010 with $210 Weekend – and Bring the Kids for Free
There are lots of bells and whistles included in this package. Enjoy two
nights lodging, two adult lift tickets for two days and complimentary lift
tickets for ages 12 and under, (one free child ticket per adult ticket).
Ring in 2010 package guests also receive a 50 percent discount off rentals,
group lessons, all day Kids Venture Kamps and Child Care, and complimentary
valet parking on Sunday.
From $237 pp/weekend quad occupancy in a 3 bedroom condominium or from $210
pp/weekend, double occupancy. Valid weekends of Jan. 9–11, 23–25 & January
30 to February 1, 2010.
Nordic Midweek Getaway
Includes lodging in a one-bedroom condo, daily Nordic trail pass and
equipment rental and a $50 dinner voucher to use at a choice of the Town
From $99 pp/night, double occupancy. Valid Sunday to Thursday, non-holidays.
Unavailable Jan. 17–18, Feb. 14–19, 2010.
WV Fab Feb
Includes two nights lodging, two all-day lift tickets. Ski and stay three
nights and get a $50 shopping/dining voucher for use at a Town Square
restaurant or shop. Add on a group lesson for just $20 per person.
From $99 pp/night, double occupancy. Valid through February. 1–11, 2009.
Kids Rule Waterville during New Hampshire Vacation Week – Kids Ski Free
Includes lodging and lift tickets, as well as one free child ticket per paid
adult ticket. Receive a 50 percent discount off rentals, group lessons,
all-day Kids Venture Kamps and Child Care. Two-night minimum stay required
and package must include at least two adults.
From $43 pp/night, quad occupancy. Valid nights of February 21-25, 2009
Canadian Vacation Week – March 2010
Includes five nights lodging Sunday through Thursday and daily lift tickets
Monday through Friday. Package also features a 50 percent discount off
rentals, all day Kids Venture Kamps and Child Care. Add on a group lesson
for just $30 per person.
From $295 pp/for 5 nights, quad occupancy. Rates include tax and resort fee.
Spring It On Stay & Ski
Includes lodging in a one-bedroom condo or lodge room and lift tickets.
Package guests also receive a 50 percent discount off rentals, group
lessons, all day Kids Venture Kamps and Child Care.
From $56 pp/night, quad occupancy. Offered midweek in March plus the
weekends of March 26–28, 2010 and April 2–4, 2010. A list of the full Spring
It On events calendar is available at waterville.com.
Waterville Valley offers 250 skiable acres, 52 trails and 12 lifts within a
two-hour drive from Boston. The ski area peaks at 4,004 feet, with a
vertical drop of 2,020 feet and has snowmaking ability on every trail. Once
at the Valley, visitors can park the car for the weekend. The area is very
walkable, with everything connected by a free shuttle that circulates
For those who like their skiing with a little less altitude, Waterville
Valley’s Nordic Center features 75 km of wide-groomed trails with terrain
for every ability level, groomed daily for both skate and classic skiing
styles. Skiers can take off from the Nordic Center in the Valley’s Town
Square, or directly from one of the vacation rentals. The trails are only
steps away from most of the resort’s accommodations.
Every trail offers incredible views of the surrounding White Mountain
National Forest. Trail-side warming huts make it easy to stop for a rest and
a snack, and the Nordic Center offers a welcoming fireplace at the end of
Waterville Valley was designed and planned specifically as a self-contained,
four seasons resort. 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 cuisine. For more information,
call 1-800-GO-VALLEY or visit www.visitwatervillevalley.com.
Since the 1960s, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, has been well known for
its ski area, which features trails and activities for all ages and
abilities From Kids’ Venture Kamps to the Silver Streaks over-50 ski club,
from alpine to Nordic, boarders and hot-doggers, you’ll find something for
every level of skier.
For young skiers, age 3 to 12, Kids Venture Kamps provide their own ski
rental facility in the base lodge–no more jockeying for position with
adults and older kids. A day of Venture Kamp includes lessons, rentals,
lunch and even a snack for the youngest skiers. Resort staff makes sure
participants have the right boots, helmets and skis or snowboards. Then it’s
out to the slopes, with specially designed Venture Zones ranging from
Kinderpark to the black diamond True Grit. Kids can sign up for Kids Venture
Kamp for a day or an entire season.
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. The club provides special clinics for members only, a weekly
après-ski party, banquets twice each season, and the opportunity to hang
with some of the fittest seniors in the country.
No one gets left out of the fun at Waterville Valley. The resort sponsors
the AbilityPLUS Adaptive program, which teams physically and mentally
challenged children and adults with caring volunteers who help them enjoy
the thrill of skiing, free from the encumbrance of wheelchairs or braces.
Waterville Valley Resort offers 250 skiable acres with snowmaking ability on
every trail. The ski area peaks at 4,004 feet, with a vertical drop of 2,020
feet, 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
Nordic Center in the Valley’s quaint 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. Stop for a warm up
and a snack at the warming hut along the trail, or return to the Nordic
Center and sit by the fire.
It all started in the mid-1960s, when two-time Olympic ski racer Tom
Corcoran was scouring New England looking for a mountain he could develop
into a Western-style, year-round ski resort. When he saw Waterville–which
had a couple of rope tows and trails, an inn, and 500 acres for
sale–Corcoran knew it was the place. For the next thirty or so years
Waterville Valley grew slowly and steadily into “the” place to ski in the
Or Not to Ski
But what if you’re not into skiing? You’ve still come to the right place.
Waterville Valley is known for its wide variety of activities year-round,
and winter is no exception.
At the heart of many of these activities is the Curious George Cottage, once
home to Margret and H.A Rey, the creators of the world’s most beloved
monkey, Curious George. Today, the cottage is maintained by the Margret and
H.A Rey Center, whose mission is to honor the Rey’s legacy by recreating the
rich intellectual and creative environment they provided when they lived in
the valley. The Curious Kids program takes children and families into the
White Mountain National Forest, which surrounds Waterville Valley, for
nature-based learning experiences. Every Saturday afternoon, the Center
hosts chalk talks–just like the ones H.A. Rey used to do–featuring
characters from the Reys’ books. Each month, experts from the Christa
McAuliffe Planetarium and local members of the New Hampshire Astronomical
Society present stargazing sessions–with its dark skies, free of the glare
from over-development, Waterville Valley is the perfect place to check out
what’s happening in the heavens Then there are literary groups, writers
workshops, snowshoe hikes, discussion clubs, and lectures series.
If you prefer ice to snow, check out the Waterville Valley Ice Arena
adjacent to Town Square. A year-round facility, the arena provides open
skating, rentals and lessons for all ages. Youngsters and adults who dream
of Olympic glory can also sign up for figure skating and hockey lessons,
along with youth hockey league tournaments. The arena is also home ice for
the Plymouth State College hockey team, so you can join the locals in
cheering for the PSC Panthers.
A short walk from Town Square is the White Mountain Athletic Club, with
swimming, whirlpools, saunas, weight rooms, and cardiovascular room. Having
exercised, you won’t feel guilty about going upstairs to enjoy the
cutting-edge cuisine at the Coyote Grill, recently featured in Best
Restaurants of New England.
Waterville Valley’s recreation department sponsors a wide range of
activities for all ages including open gym with toys and sports equipment
for all ages, yoga, games, crafts, cooking for kids, indoor cycling, water
fitness, basketball, and more. The recreation department also hosts special
events, including the popular Waterville Idol, where visitors and locals vie
for the top honors and join the audience in a sing-along of old Waterville
favorites. Then there’s Shakespeare in the Valley, which presents the Bard’s
classics as he did, in the interactive, audience-pleasing style of the time.
(“It’s Shakespeare as Willy himself intended!” says The Boston Globe.)
If shopping is your game, the Village at Town Square offers a variety of
shopping experiences, from books and music to clothing and accessories,
souvenirs and specialty gifts—all tax-free.
New Hampshire has many towns that grew up around the state’s travel and
tourism industry, particularly its many ski mountains. But only Waterville
Valley was designed and planned specifically as a self-contained resort
town. In addition to its world-class ski area, Waterville Valley has
award-winning tennis courts, golf, hiking, biking, lodging, an indoor ice
rink, boating, a skate park, and a host of outdoor activities. Dining
options include traditional American favorites, ethnic cuisine, or elegant
dining. And when it comes time for après–ski —or après–whatever activity you
choose—you’ll find that Waterville Valley has a wide range of accommodations
in which to relax, from single rooms to condo rentals suitable for large
To ski or not to ski? At Waterville Valley, it’s up to you.
For more information, call 1-800-GO-VALLEY or visit