Waterville Valley, NH, October 27, 2009 …. Already known for its progressive learning programs, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire  has come up with an Olympic size learn to ski and ride deal in honor of the 21st Winter Olympic Games.  Three “WV Learn to Ski and Ride Weekends” are on the resort calendar, December 12 and 13, 2009, January 9 and 10 and March 20 and 21, 2010.  Each weekend will feature the resort’s Olympic $21 Learn to Ski and Ride Specials including a beginner lesson, skis or snowboard rental equipment and a beginner area lift ticket for the day.  “With all the excitement of the Olympics this winter”, explains Pete Weber, Waterville Snowsports Director, “we thought it would be really fun and fitting to create a few festive weekends to get people out on the slopes and give skiing and snowboarding a try.  It’s also a great way to bring attention to and honor the Olympic athletes who got their start at Waterville Valley.”

Waterville Valley ‘s Learn to Ski and Ride Packages are for ages 7 and up.  At the end of day one, each new skier or snowboarder will be given a WV Learn to Ski/Ride Pocket Guide full of incentives to come back for two more days.  After Day 3, a Love To Ski/Ride Pass provides 50% off lessons, rentals and lift ticket discounts for the rest of the season.

Waterville Valley is located two hours north of Boston at One Ski Area Road, in Waterville Valley, NH. Known for its variety of terrain, snowsports school and resort village, Waterville Valley is part of the Booth Creek family of resorts that include: Cranmore Mountain Resort, Northstar-at-Tahoe, and Sierra-at-Tahoe.