Waterville Valley Travel Guide
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Tucked away in the mountains of New Hampshire, Waterville Valley is a self-contained village and purpose-built ski resort. Designed in a classic New England village style, there are a number of quaint inns and accommodation options. A family-friendly resort that caters to a range of skills in skiing, makes Waterville Valley a great option for those in search of a great skiing holiday in New Hampshire.
Waterville Valley is home to 52 trails which cater most to intermediate skiers, so it's best visitors know the basics if they are to make the most of the resort. For true beginners there are some trails available though, and there is a selection of expert trails, although somewhat limited. There is also a terrain park for snowboarders and many miles of cross-country trails.
There are some great shopping options in the Valley. A bookstore, a toy shop, a Country Store offering everything from fine wines and specialty beers to fresh produce, cheeses and deli meats, and also an ice cream parlour to just name a few. There are also a few athletic shops which stock technical gear and accessories for a number of different activities. What's more is you can take home some memorabilia at the merchandise store, offering visitors all sorts of wearable takeaways.
There are a variety of dining options for those at Waterville Valley. All restaurants are located within walking distance from valley lodging. Try The Valley Pub & Grill or the Coyote Grill, both popular choices, or the Olde Waterville Pizza Company. These are only a few of the options available to skiiers of the Waterville Valley Resort; there is lots to choose from offering all visitors something to their taste.
The apres ski options in Waterville Valley will please all but the most avid partiers. A family-friendly resort, those after a night of extensive partying won't find it here. A laid back atmosphere is the order of the day.
There are a variety of activities to choose from at Waterville Valley. An indoor skating rink, golf, tennis, train rides and hiking are just some of the activities on offer, making Waterville Valley a popular summer resort too.
For those interested in a range of apres-ski options, Waterville does offer much choice. Waterville prides itself on being a family-friendly resort, so it may not be the first choice for young people in search of a few great bars and a club or two.