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Skiing in Waterville Valley
Waterville Valley - American Ski Resort (600m to 1220m)
Founded by US Olympic skier Tom Corcoran, in the heart of the white mountain National Forest. Charming walking and ski-in full-service base village with excellent off-slope facilities.
Waterville Valley Ski Facts
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The American ski resort of Waterville Valley has direct access to 52 individual pistes, served by 11 ski lifts.
The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 11 Ski Lifts of Waterville Valley are able to uplift 14,867 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
There are two Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Waterville Valley are perfectly feasible.
Skiing in Waterville Valley
Waterville has a healthy vertical and good uplift facilities, several added recently, serving more than 50 trails. It has terrain for all ability levels, although famous for its black diamond runs, which unlike many given that grade by other East Coast resorts, truly deserve their rating. Race events take place throughout the winter.
Most trails run from top to bottom and converge at a central point at the base of the slopes making staying together easier for groups and families of mixed ability levels. Twin quad chairs lift skiers from the base area, one going almost to the summit, the other serving easier lower terrain.
Waterville Valley's Wicked Adventure Zones contain bumps and glade (tree) skiing and are graded so that skiers and boarders can progress from easier to more difficult terrain by following the signage.
The cross country centre at Waterville Valley is one of the most highly rated in the country. Trails are wider than the norm which means they can be groomed for both skate and classic terrain. There's varied terrain offering a wide range of challenges from beginner to expert, with breath-taking views of the surrounding White Mountain National Forest.
Snowboarding in Waterville Valley
Along with racing and cross country skiing, Waterville Valley has a strong reputation for its boarding and regularly makes the top 10 in national and regional user polls.
The resort's main Park has a great range of features including pipe, boardercross and multiple hits that include more than 20 rails and 10 boxes. The design is changed every couple of weeks, in order to keep things fresh. Waterville's superpipe (which was the first in New Hampshire) has 16 foot walls and is 400 feet long with smooth trannys and walls.
Riders and freeskiers can also head to Little Slammer Park on Lower Periphery, across from the bottom of Lower Utter and World Cup trails. This contains scaled down elements for younger kids and those just starting out learning tricks.
Waterville Valley Aprés Ski
After 2pm T-bars, Located above Top Dog Rentals, is the hub of apres ski where the locals go when the lifts close down. There's live entertainment at weekends, an apres ski menu and regular fun promo nights. Guests are invited to become mixologists and create their own bloody mary. Choose from new, infused or well known vodkas to start the drink then take a trip to the bloody buffet. Here you'll find an array of ingredients, from Kapp's Bloody Mary Mix, assorted juices to shrimp, and everything else needed to create your perfect bloody mary.
Brews are also served at the Buckets Bar and the Schwendi Hutte at the top of the mountain serves a selection of beers.
Later on in the Town Square Diamond's Edge North has a good bar and Legends 1291 Night Club is the place to be into the late evening if dancing, action and a lively good time are on your agenda.
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