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Waterville Valley

 

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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Waterville Valley Town Square Condominiums

 

 

One and three bedroom units.  Most units have complimentary wireless internet access.  Access to the Athletic Club pool, Jacuzzi, and cardio facilities included with lodging.

 

Extra person charges may apply 

 

$194 and up 

 

 

The Golden Eagle Lodge

 

 

 

 

One and two bedroom units with a full kitchen, living/dining area, private bath(s), indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzis and game room. 

 

 

 

Extra person charges may apply 

 

 

$104 and up 

 

 

 

Snowy Owl Inn

 

 

 

 

 

85-room full service hotel with continental breakfast, afternoon wine & cheese social.  All rooms have small refrigerators and hair dryers, some have full kitchens & Jacuzzi tubs. Amenities include indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, saunas, fitness room, 5 fireplace lobbies, conference rooms, and a free shuttle bus to the mountain.

 

Extra person charges may apply 

 

 

 

$110 and up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Marketplace


Buckets


Schwendi Hutte
 

Sunnyside Timber Lodge


T-Bars Restaurant 

 

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Waterville Valley
Description:

Founded by US Olympic skier Tom Corcoran and located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, Waterville Valley is found at the end of an 11 mile stretch of scenic road. The 4,004 foot high mountain soars above you, 2,020 feet of it lift-served. With runs up to three miles long and over 50 trails -- almost all covered by snow making -- this is a big ski area. Cross country skiing facilities are particularly good and Waterville is rated in the top 5 US cross country skiing destinations. The resort boasts more than 70km of groomed trails plus backcountry terrain.Expert downhillers head for the Sunnyside area with its double-black diamond runs. The most challenging trail is generally considered to be True Grit. Beginners have easier terrain closer to the base area and two-thirds of the slope are wide cruisers, ideal for relaxed intermediate skiing.Waterville boasts a charming ski-in, full-service base village with excellent off-slope facilities. Acommodation ranges from cosy mountain inns to spacious condos and amenities include sleigh rides, massage, ice skating and speciality stores.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent100%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double3
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts12
Lifts-Total lift capacity14,867/hr.
Trails-1-Beginner20%
Trails-2-Intermediate60%
Trails-3-Advanced20%
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park5
Trails-6-Half pipe1
Trails-Total52
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run3 miles
General-Base elevation
General-Vertical drop2020'
General-Owner
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds500 acres, 250 skiable acres
General-Snow making coverage250 acres
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Close, nice terrain

Cons: Windy, no new improvements in awhile

The mountain was just bought out by the Sununu family this fall. Hopefully improvements will be coming soon as Booth Creek pulled ALL of the money out of the mountain, destroying the massive crowds (can't really complain there) and the entire town. They bought 27 new snow guns, a new groomer, and are revamping the base lodge (food and bathrooms) for this year. From what I've been hearing they are going to add more snow making ponds to increase their output and open up new terrain (prob within the next 5 yrs or so). Right now I hear they are looking at opening up Green Peak (off the left side of valley run looking up the hill) as beginner/easy intermediate terrain and they have permits to open runs off of high country.

Posted

Pros: Great snowmaking & grooming; family friendly, short lift-lines, top-notch racing & seasonal programs, quick trip from Boston suburbs

Cons: no top to bottom beginner terrain, seasonal locker rooms need serious renovations.

Waterville Valley is a great place for skiing families for several reasons.  All trails lead to one base area, so no need to worry that young kids skiing on their own will end up somewhere else.  The competitive racing program, WVBBTS is a top-ranked team with fantastic coaches; the seasonal program for non-racing kids is fabulous.  All of this allows parents to ski on their own, knowing their kids are getting great instruction while making new "ski friends."  Be sure to visit the Schwendi Hutte at the summit for some great food and views.  The village of Waterville Valley is small but charming with a variety of restaurants, ice rink, indoor swimming and health club, fireworks on Saturday nights and plenty of housing options, mostly condos for rent.  WV is a quick trip up 93, followed by a lovely 15-minute drive through National Forest Service land.