The best way to discover hidden gems in a mountain town is to explore it firsthand with locals who know it best. Welcome to Mountain Recon, our snowboard travel series that dives into resorts and highlights the best terrain, après spots, nightlife and beyond.

Located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest is Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. We were greeted with some fresh snow on the day of our visit, which explains why it’s known as a winter wonderland. In the sixth episode of Mountain Recon, Eddie Wall meets up with locals Brendan Hart, Ely Campeanu, Jackson Saia, and Jamie Mills to get a tour of some of their favorite runs and learn a little about what makes the place so special.  Then we finished out the day checking out the sights and food at the Village at Waterville Valley.

Waterville Valley Local's Guide

Locals’ Favorite Lifts:
Valley Run Quad
White Peaks Express
High Country

Locals’ Favorite Terrain:
The Boneyard

Aprés Spots:
J.L. Sullivan’s

Mountain Stats:
Vertical rise: 2,020 feet
Top Elevation: 4,004 feet
Rideable Acres: 265
Number of Runs: 62
Number of Lifts: 11

See more episodes of Mountain Recon here.