Waterville Valley – New Hampshire Overview

Waterville Valley Resort is a unique New Hampshire destination, nestled in a natural snow pocket in the White Mountains. It offers a variety of terrain for every skier or rider, whether a first-timer or an expert, and its excellent snow-making facilities ensure great conditions throughout the season. The resort also has a variety of thrilling terrain-parks for keen snow boarders. New for the 2017 ski season was the opening of the first stage of the Green Peak Expansion which will see 10 new trails adding an extra 45 acres of skiing for all abilities, served by a new chairlift. You can ski Waterville solely, or split your week and ski Waterville and Cannon – contact us for details. City stopovers available for New York or Boston.

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265 ac

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Waterville Valley – New Hampshire Accommodation

The Snowy Owl Inn

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Location: Waterville Valley

Capacity: 84

The Snowy Owl Inn is a lovely country inn perfectly located right next door to Waterville Valley Town Square with its selection of shops and restaurants, and only around 5 minutes by shuttle to the ski slopes. The Inn has a typical New England feel, and the team lay on a warm welcome coupled with lots of experience to meet the needs of our school group guests.

Rooms: The Inn has a variety of rooms accommodating 4 students in 2 double beds and a limited number of mezzanine loft rooms for up to 7 sharing in a combination of doubles, singles and sofa beds. Staff are accommodated on a twin-share basis.

Facilities: Cosy and impressive fireside lounge, spacious restaurant and bar area. Due to the configuration of the Inn, each group generally ends up with a meeting space which is conveniently located at the end of each major corridor and ideal for pre- and post- ski briefings. A continental breakfast is included, which consists of cereal, fresh doughnuts, muffins, pastries, fruit, juice, tea, coffee and hot chocolate. A hot breakfast buffet comprising of bacon, sausage, home fries, eggs and pancakes is available at a supplement. Select Says: A lovely property conveniently located next to shops and the ice rink, and close to snow tubing, which means the Snowy Owl Inn is within easy walking distance of a comprehensive evening activities programme.

Black Bear Lodge

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Capacity: 100

The Black Bear Lodge offers a superb standard of accommodation in the heart of picturesque Waterville Valley, around a 5 minute ride to the ski area. Centrally located, it is just a short walk to Waterville Valley Town Square with its selection of shops and restaurants.

Rooms: Students are accommodated 5 per spacious suite, each featuring a queen bed sleeping 2 and 2 trundle beds in the bedroom, with a sofa-bed in the lounge. Staff are accommodated 2-3 per suite.

Facilities: Games room, meeting room, free Wi-Fi, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness room and sauna. Select says: Meals are off-site. Breakfast is arranged up at the ski area, while evening meals are served in the nearby Waterville Valley Conference Center, a short shuttle ride away.

The Kancamagus Lodge

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Location: Lincoln

Capacity: 99

Ish and the rest of the Burman family know exactly what is required to make a successful UK school ski trip. Its location is brilliant, being just a 2 minute shuttle ride to Loon Mountain, 15 minutes to Cannon and 40 minutes to Waterville and having a variety of shops just opposite for those ski trip essentials. They even provide torches for groups who want to take the short walk along the roadside into Lincoln town in the evenings!

Rooms: Capacity is only 100, with the majority of rooms accommodating 4 in 2 double beds, and split into two blocks of around 50 making supervision ideal for most groups. Each comfortably decorated room is complete with TV, mini fridge, ensuite bathroom and WiFi access.

Facilities: Indoor heated pool, small games room with table tennis, bar area for teachers. Select Says: Breakfast and dinner are served buffet style in the in-house restaurant. This is a great option for groups looking for convenience and excellent value.

Indian Head Resort

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Location: Lincoln

Capacity: 380

The Indian Head is in a quiet location opposite the famous Indian Head Mountain, a 10 minute drive to the local town of Lincoln, 15 minutes to Loon Mountain, 10 minutes to Cannon Mountain, and 40 minutes to Waterville Valley. The Indian Head offers superb facilities for groups including indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools a games room, a lounge for discos and more. Space sells fast for half term and Easter so be sure to enquire early.

Rooms: 4 students sharing 2 queen beds with en-suite bath/shower, WC, 50 inch TV, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer and telephone. If your students are not able to share beds then please contact us as there may be possibility of arranging a number of rollaway beds in the spacious rooms.

Facilities: Indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, sauna, hot tub, games room, lounge for discos and karaoke, exercise room and gift shop. Select says: Breakfasts at Indian Head are legendary, with a wide variety of hot and cold items available. Evening meals are served buffet-style, and are also plentiful and child-friendly. Groups are also treated to cookies and hot chocolate after each day on the slopes.

Waterville Valley – New Hampshire Après Ski

Waterville Valley – New Hampshire Resort Facts

Resort height 604m
Highest lift 4004ft
Vertical drop 2020ft
Total acres of piste 265 acres
Total no of ski trails 60
Novice 14%
Intermediate 64%
Expert 22%
Total no of lifts 12
Chair lifts 8
Magic carpets 4
Longest run 1.9 miles
Lift pass covers Waterville Valley
Glacier No
Snowboarding facilities 6 parks for all abilities
Snow making 100%
Transfer time Boston – 2.5hrs, New York – 7hrs
Medical facilities Medical facilities at the mountain
Nearest hospital Plymouth (18 miles away)
Available stopover New York and Boston