Waterville Valley Resort, New Hampshire

Ski the White Mountains of New Hampshire!

Waterville Valley's alpine ski area and the cross-country center are both located in the vast and scenic White Mountain National Forest.

Waterville Valley offers big mountain skiing with varied terrain, ranging from challenging and exhilarating to gentle learning slopes.

Downhill enthusiasts are challenged with expert and intermediate trails pouring down a 2,020-foot vertical drop on Mt Tecumseh.

All 52 trails reconverge at one convenient base area, making this a terrific family place.

You will find a top-rated ski school featuring award-winning children's programs and alpine and snowboarding programs for all ages. A slopeside nursery for tots from 6 weeks rounds out the family vacation experience.

Check out the new South Street Park! Located just off Oblivion, this park will offer small features to help you dial in those tricks.

Cross-Country Skiing

The Cross-Country Ski Center offers full-service rentals, retail and lessons servicing more than 105km of trails. You will find 70 km of groomed and tracked trails for both diagonal and skating and 35 km of wilderness ski access, making it perfect for the novice, intermediate or expert skier.

Plus every alpine pass is valid for free same day cross-country trail access. There is snowmaking on a 2.5 km loop for early-season skiing.Adaptive Skiing

Adaptive Skiing

Waterville Valley has an excellent Adaptive Skier Program. They have mono-skis, bi-skis and other specially-designed equipment available.

There are five on-mountain restaurants, from basic cafeteria-style to mountain-top gourmet dining and full-service retail, rental and repair shops.

Be sure to get to the mountain early on weekends, especially if you are driving. After all, Boston is only two hours away.

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Mountain Statistics for Waterville Valley Resort
Base Elevation: 1,984 ft (605 meters)
Summit Elevation: 4,004 ft (1,220 m)
Vertical Drop: 2,020 ft (616 m)
Skiable Area: 220 acres (89 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 148 in (376 cm)
Longest Run: 10,032 ft (3,058 m)
Snowmaking: 100 %
Number of Lifts: 11
Uphill Lift Capacity: 14,707 per hour
Types of Lifts: 4 Surface Lifts
3 Double Chairs
2 Triple Chairs
2 HiSpeed Quads
Number of Trails: 50
Trail Ratings for Waterville Valley Resort
Easiest: Easiest 20%
More Difficult: More Difficult 60%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 15%
Experts Only: Experts Only 5%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Waterville Valley Resort
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 105 km
Half Pipe: Yes
Nearby Snow Tubing: Yes
Snowshoe Trails: Yes