Adventure Center



Welcome

The Adventure Center is the place to start and end your ski day, with a crackling fire and the camaraderie of our staff and new found skiing friends. We are located in Town Square, where you can access our 70+ km of trails. Trails are also accessible from the Alpine area once you have your ticket and gear. We groom for skate and classic skiing on our trails that traverse through the White Mountain Nation Forest. Snowshoeing is welcome on any trail and fat biking is welcome on select trails as well.

For more information, please call 603-236-4666.


Hours

Preseason: November 24th - TBD*: Friday-Sunday, 9am-3pm

Winter: Daily, 8:30am - 4pm 

Today's Notes: We will open for the season on Friday, November 24th with preseason hours! Check out the snow report or give us a call for current conditions.


Director's Diary

Director's Diary

Director's Diary

Stay informed on daily trail conditions and the skier experience with Ian Cullison's Director's Diary before you hit the trails.  Or... check it out when you need to day dream a little while you're stuck in the office.


Nordic Event Calendar 

Nordic Event Calendar 

Nordic Event Calendar

Waterville Valley Resort's legendary Nordic Trails provide an ideal location for remarkable races, clinics, tours, lessons, and just plain fun.  Stay informed and don't miss out by clicking here.


Nordic Trail Pass

Nordic Trail Pass

Trail Pass

  1 DAY AFTERNOON/12:30
ADULT

$21

$17

TEEN

$18

$15

JUNIOR/SENIOR

$16

$13


Rentals

  1 DAY
ADULT

$23

TEEN

$19

JUNIOR/SENIOR

$16


Nordic Silver Streaks

Nordic Silver Streaks

Nordic Silver Streaks

Join the Nordic Streaks program every Wednesday, non-holiday, at 10am at the Nordic Center in Town Square for 2 hours of fabulous Nordic skiing with our professional guide. Participants then can enjoy their own lunch at the Nordic Center, with complimentary coffee and pastries. Nordic Streaks program members are welcome at all Silver Streak après ski, banquets, and other special social events.
Alpine Silver Streaks may drop in to ski with the Nordic Streaks at no extra charge. All participants must either purchase a daily trail ticket or have a Nordic Season Pass.
Nordic Streaks Program will start as soon as trail conditions permit.

Rates:
Silver Streaks Seasonal Program: $65
Silver Streaks Daily Program: $12
Silver Streaks Daily Rentals: $10

 
Nordic Kids

Nordic Kids

Nordic Kids

This youth program for beginners is designed to share the fun of Nordic skiing with kids ages 5 to 12 by introducing techniques, playing games, and having a great time on skis! Cost is $20 per session or $170 for all 10 sessions. Price includes trail pass, rentals, instruction and a cup of hot cocoa after our ski. Special pricing for parents, too!                                                                                     Twice a month we’ll have a kids fun race, watch for dates to be posted.

Program Dates & Times:

January 6, 13, 20, 27
Februry 3, 10

Kids Skate 9:00-9:45
Intermediate Classic 10:00-11:00am
Fun Race 11:00-11:15am
Beginner Classic 11:15-12:00pm

 

Advanced Clinics

Advanced Clinics

Advanced Clinics

Learn advanced techniques for Nordic skiing from 4-time Olympian Kris Freeman and classic technique with our race coach. Space is limited, pre-registration is required.

Skate: Learn to optimize body position for better power, increased cadence, and more complete weight transfer.
1/14, TBA
10:30am-12:00pm

$35 per session

Classic: Experienced skiers take it to the next level. Address sport specific goals or race strategies on snow. Sessions are modeled around more ski/less talk and will offer a daily technique theme in specific workouts: intensity, strategy, specific terrain. Commit to improving your skills and fitness and meeting your skiing goals this season!
1/21, 2/4
10:30-11:30am

$30 per session


Waterville Valley Resort Fat Biking

Waterville Valley Resort Fat Biking

Fat Biking

The Adventure Center has several trails designated for daily fat bike use, see trail report for open trails. Additional terrain open for fat biking on Sundays and Thursdays as conditions allow.

Go where you can't with your mountain bike. What started as a way for cyclists to ride through the winter, now is a fun, year-round activity on terrain that was once un-rideable (snow, sand, and mixed-condition trails).

The wide, or FAT, tires and low tire pressure (4 inch minimum with a PSI of less than 15) roll like a snowshoe over snow and sand. The low tire pressure gives great traction in the snow and over rocks and roots.

Rentals:

$32 for a half day and $42 for a full day.
$50 Full Day Rental & Trail Pass Bundle.

Our rental bikes are by Framed Bikes of St.Paul, MN.

Fat Bike Demo Ride:

Sunday and Thursday 1:00pm $15
Join a staff member for a 30-60 min. intro and ride leaving from the Adventure Center. Dress warm and wear insulated footwear and heavy gloves. Please call ahead to confirm ride is on for the day!
 **Conditions Allowing

Best Practices for Fat Biking on Groomed Nordic Trails:

  • Ride only when you can travel over snow without leaving a rut deeper than one inch.
  • Only ride on designated trails
  • Yield to all other users when riding. Skiers don't have brakes but you do!
  • Ride on the firmest part of the trail.
  • Do not ride on or in the classic tracks
  • Leave room for skiers to pass (Please do not ride side-by-side blocking the full trail).
  • Allow the trail time to set up after grooming and before riding, if the tire leaves a rut of more than an inch, chose a different activity for the day!
  • Ride only a purpose-built fat bike, not any old mountain bike. Minimum tire width is 4 inches
  • Be an ambassador for the sport: stay polite, educate other riders, discourage bad behavior and follow the rules.
  • Help out and get involved by joining your local NEMBA chapter.
  • Basic equipment guidelines
  • Wide tires — deep snow coverage may require tires wider than 4 inches.
  • Tire pressure often be less than 10 PSI.
  • Sufficient traction that you are able to safely control your bike and ride in a straight line.

 For more information, call the Adventure Center at 603-236-4666.


Waterville Valley Resort Snowshoeing

Waterville Valley Resort Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Many of our Nordic and alpine skiers and non-skier guests are discovering that this activity offers a low cost, easy and enjoyable way to experience the winter landscape while improving your physical fitness.

Snowshoeing Is Easy For All Ages

Snowshoeing requires no special skills. If you can walk it's a cinch. We also have racing snowshoes available if you want to try winter trail running.

Snowshoeing Is Great Exercise

Like hiking and walking, snowshoeing is a low impact activity that people with average fitness levels can enjoy.
Runners, cyclists and other active people have found that depending on your pace, the snow conditions and your work-out schedule snowshoeing can be an excellent aerobic activity.

Snowshoeing Is Affordable

All you need is a trail pass and snowshoes--just $37 with rentals.

Snowshoe Trips

Since there are no lifts required and you can go virtually anywhere, a snowshoe adventure can be a self-guided, casual, spur of the moment walk in the woods or a daylong trek to a local summit. Guided tours are available on the weekends.


Nordic Ski School

Nordic Ski School

Nordic Ski School

Nordic Lessons: Upgrade Your Nordic Skills and Have More Fun!  Ski lessons are a specialty of Waterville Valley's Adventure Center. Our instructors provide the kind of coaching that not only builds skills, it builds a strong foundation for the future of the sport.

In order to help you get the most from our expansive terrain, our ski school offers a wide range of programs for all ages and disciplines - from skating to traditional striding. Lessons on week days by appointment only. Call 603-236-4666.

Learn to Nordic Ski: Learn how to cross-country ski in a friendly group setting. If you've never savored the Nordic experience, we can help you get started, with Group (3 or more) Learn to Ski packages that include lessons, rentals, and trail fees for only $51.
Weekends and holidays, mid-week by appointment.

Group Lessons: Even if you've been skiing for years, our instructors can show you how to ski more efficiently. We show you how to diagonal stride, how to climb and descend hills with confidence, even how to get up easily after a fall. You'll learn the basics required to truly enjoy your ski outing with a focus on fun. $23 per person, not including rentals or trail pass
Weekends and holidays, mid-week by appointment.

Private Lessons: Available for all skill levels for those who feel  that individual learning fits into their skiing plans. This lesson is geared toward the skier's specific needs. Both Classic and Skate disciplines available.
$44 per person, $76 for trail pass and rentals.
Weekends and holidays, mid-week by appointment.                                                                                              

Nordic Adaptive: We also offer Adaptive lessons for those athletes interested in Nordic. First timers and more experienced cross country skiers are all welcome! Please call the Adaptive office for more information, 603-236-8311 ext 3175 or e-mail Cynthia Powell at info@watervilleadaptive.com. Waterville Valley is pleased to bring winter sports to everyone!

Race Coaching: Meet your goals this season. Sessions address techniques to improve your skills and performance. Take one lesson or design sessions as part of a training plan.                                         
$55 per person (Not including trail pass and rentals.
Offered by advanced registration only.