Cross-Country Skiing Area Waterville Valley Resort in the Merrimack Valley: Position on map

Cross-Country Skiing Waterville Valley Resort

Trail Map Waterville Valley Resort

The Cross-Country Area

Nestled in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, nordic skiers can discover 80 kilometer of skating and classic trails in the Waterville Valley Resort. The blue pond loop and the golf course trail offer perfect conditions for beginners whereas the more advanced skiers can enjoy magnificent views on the Upper Snows Mountain Trail. Professionals can choose from 28,5 kilometers of black trails with various challenges. 

Moreover, the Adventure Center hosts regular classic nordic skiing as well as skating workshops for advanced skiers and several events. The Nordic Kids program is perfect for children ages 5 to 12 who want to learn techniques and enjoy ski games in a group. For those who want to enjoy a guided tour, the Nordic Silver Streaks program offers a great opportunity with two hours of fantastic Nordic skiing, lunch and après ski. 


Interesting facts

  • Offering 49.71 miles cross-country trails, Waterville Valley Resort is among the 10 largest Cross-Country Skiing Areas in the USA.
  • Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 30 " at summit elevation and 21 " at the base.


Resort Spotlight - The Nordic Center
Cross Country Skiing in the White Mountains of NH at Waterville Valley

Dining along the Tracks

Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, the Clubhouse Restaurant serves pancakes, burgers and sunset cocktails. From the glassed in dining room, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Waterville Valley Golf Course. During winter, the clubhouse turns into a snow tubing center and serves at the starting point for thrilling winter fun on snow tubes after skiing. 

Next to Corcoran Pond, you can also check out "Mulligan's Tap Room & Eatery" for après-ski and enjoy a cold beer with your friends while watching hockey and celebrating a successful day. 

Further close restaurants are the "Hacienda Mexicana" with authentic Mexican cuisine, "Olde Waterville Pizza Company" and the coffee shop "La Tassa Café" where you find cakes and snacks. If you are up for dancing, you should check out "Legends 1291 Sports Restaurant" where great DJ's turn the dancefloor into a huge party every Saturday night. 

Getting Here

From Boston, you can reach Waterville Valley Resort via I-93 N. At Exit 28, take Rt. 49 E, which will take you to Resort Village (2 hours).

From Manchester in New Hampshire you take I-293 and I-93. Take exit 28 to Rt. 49E, which will take you to the resort.

Other nearby airports are Providence, Rhode Island (2.5 hours) and Montreal, Canada (3.5 hours).


Adventure Center Waterville Valley Resort
6 Valley Road
NH 03215
Waterville Valley
Phone+1 (603) 236 4666


Rate the Cross-Country Skiing Area


Elevation1821 ft - ft
Skating 49.71 miles
Classic 49.71 miles
Lighted trails N/A

Cross-Country Trails

Overall 49.7 miles