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Waterville Valley Resort

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The Ski Resort

Waterville Valley makes fans out of visitors! Nestled in New Hampshire´s Mountains it offers everything a genuine ski area needs. It is a fantastic mountain with a vertical drop of over 600 meters. Waterville Valley consistently hosts international races, including world cups! Yet, it offers something for everyone.  It boasts over 100 hectares of skiable terrain with a total amount of 52 trails. Beginners, intermediates and experts love this mountain alike as they all find numerous trails that they can enjoy. Whether it is your first day on a mountain, you love carving or you´re looking for deep powder, Waterville Valley will not disappoint you! There are also several terrain parks available. Features range from smaller features for beginner to larger features for more experienced skiers and riders. Yet, all parks are affectionately designed  by the park crew that is eager to always offer you best conditions and exciting park updates. There are numerous events taking place in the parks throughout the season, so check the events calender to be up to date. Moreover, Waterville Valley has a lot to offer for families. The Snow Sports School provides great programs for all ages and ability levels. There are great programs especially designed for kids as well as family packages that enable families to learn together! In addition, there is a day care available for the little toddlers. Waterville Valley also has a great Nordic Center that is among the top 15 nordic ski areas in the U.S.! You have access to 70 km of groomed tracks designed for both classic and skate style. The terrain is varied offering trails for beginners and advanced skiers alike. If you have never tried Nordic skiing before you can take lessons at the Nordic Center. Get some instruction by a pro and soon you can explore the vast trails of Waterville Valley on your own. Moroever, even as a non-skier you can experience the winter landscape. Snowshoeing is a fast growing winter activity that is enjoyed by individuals of all ages. It is a fun and gives you the opportunity to explore the winter landscape and wildlife at low costs! Waterville Village is a small mountain village. However, it offers great hotels, lodges and condos in a lovely environment. You will also find great restaurants and retail stores as well as a spa to relax for a while. All this taken together will make you instantly fall in love with Waterville Valley just like thousands have before you!


Interesting facts

  • Offering 264 acres of slopes and terrain, Waterville Valley Resort is among the 5 largest Ski Resorts in New Hampshire.
  • Waterville Valley Resort is among the 5 best rated Ski Resorts in New Hampshire.
  • Elevated between 1982 ft and 4003 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 3 highest elevated Ski Resorts in New Hampshire. The vertical drop from summit to base is 2021 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 1227 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 28 " at summit elevation and 18 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 30 " at summit elevation and 21 " at the base. Therefore Waterville Valley Resort is among the 3 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in New Hampshire.
  • Waterville Valley Resort features 38 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 40 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 18 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

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About the author
last update on Feb 10, 2023
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Waterville Valley Resort
1 Ski Area Road,PO Box 540
NH 03215
Phone1-800-GO-VALLEY (468-2553)


Rate the Ski Resort
Charlie Downey
on 23 Jan 2018
Waterville Valley is great. Have been skiing here since the 1960’s. There is no better ski area in New Hampshire.
The staff are great - always friendly. Great on-hill amenities. Can get crowded o...

Mountain Stats

Elevation1982 ft - 4003 ft
SeasonDecember - March
Opening DayDec 10, 2022
Closing DayMar 19, 2023
Capacity N/A


Total 12

Skiable Terrain

264 acres
Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 264 acres
Number of Slopes 60

Weather (4003 ft)


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Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult $116
1 day youth $106
1 day child $96
All rates & fees