Southeast of Lincoln, the family-oriented Waterville Valley Resort ski area has 50 trails spread over 220 acres that are served by 7 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 2,020 feet. The runs are divided in a range of difficulty from 20% beginner to 60% intermediate and 20% advanced.
For the freestyler snowboarding in your crew, Waterville has two terrain parks totaling over 70 features. Both the main Exhibition Park with its triple jump line and the newer Extension Park are accessible by the Poma lift. There are 20 rails and 10 boxes to session. In addition, there is the Little Slammer Park for beginners located on Lower Periphery.
Up on the mountain, you'll definitely want to check out Schwendi Hutte for some fondue. After a long day of snowboarding at Waterville, the best option for apres ski is T-Bars. For some nightlife, the main choice is Legends 1291 night club.
To reach the snowboarding at Waterville Valley Resort ski area from Boston and the south, head north on US93 to Exit #28. Continue on SR49 (aka Valley Road) for 11 miles to the Waterville Valley Resort. The closest airports are in Manchester, Portland and Boston. Keep in mind, the base village is located across the highway from the ski area, so you'll need to use the regular shuttle base to get between.
Overall, Waterville Valley Resort is the 11th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 19 snowboarding resorts in New Hampshire.
Local Contacts: Waterville Valley Ski Resort (603) 236-8311; NH Tourism (800) 88SKI-NH.
Best Season: Jan. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Waterville Valley Basecamp (603) 236-4666; Silver Fox Inn; Valley Inn
Luxury Loding: Golden Eagle Lodge
Breakfast Restaurant: Blue Moon Cafe; Waterville Valley Coffee Emporium
Reference Source: click here http://www.waterville.com/
GPS: 43.965392, -71.527519
Date Published: 12/24/2015
Date Updated: 11/30/2018
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