Vertical Drop: 2,020ft
Summit Elevation: 4,004ft
Base elevation: 1,985ft
Ski area: 265 acres
Snowmaking overage: 90%
Runs: 63 (14 per cent beginner /64 per cent intermediate/22 per cent advanced)
Longest run: 1.9 miles
Ski parks: 4
Airport Transfer (Boston): 2 hrs
Located in the heart of glorious snowy mountains of New England and just 2 hours from Boston airport, Waterville Valley Resort offers wonderful skiing for all levels of skiers and boarders. In addition to its new Green Peak which has 10 new trails, there’s the spectacular Exhibition Park. Nearby is Town Square, with a selection of shops, a Nordic Centre and an indoor ice-skating arena. Waterville Valley offers everything you’d expect from a first class American ski resort: Guaranteed snow, short and well-organised lift queues and unrivalled customer service.
Our school ski trip groups at Waterville Valley can also ski on Cannon Mountain, which is just a short 40-minute drive away.
There are extensive beginner runs, which are served by their own high-speed quad chair. The 1 ½-mile long Valley Run is rated one of the best learning slopes in New England and the North side of the mountain features wide intermediate trails and runs. Meanwhile the more advanced skier can head to Sunnyside’s black diamond trails.
There is a wide variety of activities on offer when you’re not on the slopes including tubing, ice-hockey games, bowling, ice-skating, discos and party nights. In addition, Waterville Valley has a host of interesting shops and cafés, where you can take advantage of the tax-free goods on offer in this State.
Sarah Whitbread, London