It may be an accident of geography, or the fact that Mother Nature really does show favoritism, but our valley is blessed with abundant snowfall-far more than you might see at a resort only 20 minutes in any direction. And when nature falls a little short, Waterville Valley Ski Area has one of the area's most powerful snowmaking systems, capable of covering 100% of the resort with the best thing this side of natural snow.
There's skiing, and then there's skiing on 52 beautifully cut trails that stretch across one of New England's most spectacular 4,000-foot peaks. 12 lifts - two of them high-speed quads - so you spend less time in the lift line and more time staring down the fall line.www.waterville.com
First time? You're in for a great time.
Gravity. While riding a snowboard a force of 9.8 Newton's (N) is pushing down on every inch of your body. It does not only push you down the mountain, but it keeps the snowboard on the snow trail.
Acceleration. The speed that changes to get you to a constant speed. Acceleration is calculated by (A=Vf-Vi/Tf-Ti). Acceleration equals final velocity minus initial velocity over the final time minus initial time.
If you've read this far and have no idea what any of this means, but you still want to try it, you'll find a ton of snowboard programs and clinics. For riders just getting started to the more serious ones who want to turn it up a notch or three.www.waterville.com
Our Kids' Kamps make skiing and snowboarding fun for all ability levels. Kamps are conveniently located in the ski area base lodge and include lessons, rentals, and lunch. (A snack is also provided for Mogul Mites.) Our staff fits all Explorers and Scouts with boots, helmets, and skis or Burton snowboards. For extra fun, Kids' Kamps head into our kid-sized WV Zones, and earn special pins! Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling 1-800-GO-VALLEY (1-800-468-2553).www.waterville.com
On-Mountain Child Care
We have the best job on the mountain because we can cuddle our customers all day long! Waterville Valley's full-service Child Care facility, conveniently located on the bottom floor of the ski area base lodge, is designed for children ages 6 months to 4 years. There's a self-contained area for infants and plenty of toys, games and other activities for toddlers and older children. If weather permits, outdoor activities and playtime are optional. Lunch is included for one year olds and up. Reservations are highly recommended for weekends.www.waterville.com
The Town Recreation Department offers a full slate of daily activities for all ages. Supervised programs are always age appropriate with great staff-to-children ratios. 603-236-4695www.waterville.org
The indoor Ice Arena is located at the center of activity in Waterville Valley, Town Square. The Ice Arena offers a daily schedule of ice events throughout the year, including public skating, stick-and-puck hockey hour, figure skating freestyle sessions, hockey tournaments and hockey camps. The Ice Arena is the home ice for Plymouth State University men's & women's hockey teams. Click for 2007 Hockey Camp Information.www.watervillevalley.org
Waterville Valley has a world-class Nordic center with over 40 miles of well marked, expertly maintained trails. Our extensive trail network, which is groomed nightly for both classical and skating style, meanders through some of New England's most beautiful silent wilderness.www.waterville.com
If you like to hike, you'll love snowshoeing. Snowshoeing is a great way to introduce you to winter backcountry travel. Whether your goal is to get out for a leisurely walk in the snow or to go for a more physically challenging adventure higher into the mountains, the snowshoe course can provide the skills and experience you need. Waterville Valley has 40 miles of groomed, well-marked trails for snowshoeing. But the beauty of snowshoeing here is that there are no limits to where you can go and how far and wide you can explore.www.waterville.com
Come take a scenic winter sleigh ride in beautiful Waterville Valley! The sleigh is pulled by a beautiful pair of Percheron draft horses. It departs from Town Square and tours the golf course along the foothills of the valley, offering views of the surrounding mountain peaks along the way. Bring a cup of hot cocoa or your favorite beverage along on the 45 minute ride.
Rides are generally available late December through late March. Schedule subject to change or cancellation depending on snow and weather conditions. Reservations required.
For reservations, information, and tickets, visit the Town Square check-in desk or call 603-236-8175.
Waterville Valley Adaptive Program
Waterville Valley Adaptive Snowsports provides snowsports experiences for people with disabilities. Alpine skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing are all available with advance reservations at the Adaptive Office at the Ski Area Base Lodge. The staff and volunteers are well trained and excited to take anyone out skiing/riding, making adaptations to equipment as needed.
603-236-8311 ext. 3175
Waterville Valley Academy and the BBTS Ski Club
WatervilleValley is home to one of the oldest ski clubs in North America, the Waterville Valley Black & Blue Trail Smashers, better known as WVBBTS and now operated under the umbrella of the non-profit WVBBTS Ski Educational Foundation.
Waterville Valley Academy is a five month academic and snowsports training academy designed for full time student athletes in grades 6-12 who are dedicated to pursuing the highest level of performance in alpine racing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding in conjunction with an individualized academic program following the student's home school curriculum.
BBTS Ski Club is a season long weekend training program for young athletes ages 5-18 who are dedicated to pursuing higher performance in alpine racing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. The club also offers a Masters Program for alpine skiers ages 18 and up.
BBTS was named the US Ski Association's 2006 Club of the Year, 2006 Snowboard Club of the Year, and the 1999 and 2004 Freestyle Club of the Year.
WVBBTS/SEF operates WatervilleValleyAcademy and the BBTS Ski Club. For more information contact us at email@example.com or visit our web site at www.wvbbts.org.