The Area

So Much To Do

What’s great about the Waterville Valley area

Waterville Valley has been a favorite vacation spot and getaway for over a century. Considered by many to be an oasis in the mountains, the resort offers a self-contained community surrounded by 4,000’ mountains.  It was first developed as a summer retreat in the early 1900’s, later as a ski resort in the 1960’s, and now is recognized as one of New Hampshire’s most popular year-round tourist destinations. There is skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, nordic skiing, and tubing in the winter, golf in summer, and hiking, biking, swimming, tennis, and an abundance of other activities in all four seasons.  Numerous inns, shops and restaurants give ample opportunities to relax.

Shopping & Dining

Shopping – This small mountain town has it all. From books and antiques, name brand clothing, to condo and home decorations, you’ll find something that you need in your life.

Dining – Waterville Valley is a quaint oasis in the mountains, but the dining selections outweigh its size. From gourmet fare from Johnson and Wales trained chefs to simple pizza and salads, Waterville Valley has something for every taste and wallet.

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Tennis

Tennis – 18 clay courts waiting for you at the base of surrounding 4000’ peaks – no wonder the Waterville Valley Tennis Center is considered is a Gold Medal Resort by tennisresortsonline.com and is recognized as a Top 25 in World distinction.

Available with the Freedom Pass

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Golf

Golf – A scenic 9-hole course for all abilities, nestled in the White Mountain National Forest. Bring the family or friends to challenge your ability on this par 31 course.

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White Mountain Athletic Club

Athletic Club – Rain or shine, the White Mountain Athletic Club offers activities and relaxation for all. Whether it be the sauna or steam room, hot tubs, indoor tennis courts, indoor or new outdoor pool and splash pad, you’re sure to find a way to enjoy your time here. Available to Freedom Pass holders and members only.

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Hiking

Hiking – New Hampshire has 48 4000’ peaks, Waterville Valley is home to seven of them. Conquer this rugged terrain or stroll along some of our well marked trails leading to scenic vistas, bubbling brooks and endless cascades.

Biking

Biking – Bring your bike or rent one through the nearby Adventure Center because you’ll be staying in a peddlers paradise. From winding smooth roads, subtle woods trails and intense National Forest adventure, Waterville Valley has it all.

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Skiing (Winter)

Ski Area – Started by Olympic skier Tom Corcoran, the Waterville Valley Ski Area has been open for more than 50 years. Having hosted the most World Cups and opening the first terrain park in the country, the Ski Area has 62 trails with 100% snow making mountain coverage.

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Cross Country Skiing (Winter)

Cross Country SkiingThe Waterville Valley Adventure Center includes 100KM of groomed and tracked cross country trails that wander in and around the White Mountain National Forest. Match this with fat bikes and snowshoes and you have numerous ways to keep yourself busy.

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