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Waterville Valley Reviews

SkiFlash

WV

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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...
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Willowmill

Family Friendly Waterville Valley

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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...
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