Waterville Valley New Hampshire Skiing and SnowboardingWaterville Valley New Hampshire Skiing and Snowboarding

Did You Know?

  • In October 2010, Waterville Valley Resort was purchased by the Sununu family, Valley residents for the past 20 years. For the first time since 1994, the Resort is back under local control.
  • Organized skiing first started on Mount Tecumseh in the 1930s with the construction of two Civilian Conservation Corps ski trails. The first of the two trails was abandoned after a decade, while the latter would later become incorporated into the Waterville Valley ski area.
  • Waterville Valley is the Birthplace of Freestyle Skiing. Waterville Valley was the first ski area to offer freestyle instruction, with the freestyle program formed in 1969. In 1970, Tom Corcoran and Doug Pfeiffer, editor of Skiing Magazine, organized the First National Open Championships of Freestyle Skiing at Waterville Valley. Freestyle skiing saw its Olympic debut as a demonstration sport at the 1988 Calgary games, and was made an official medal sport in 1992.
  • Waterville hosts the “Black and Blue Trail Smashers” (also known as BBTS) ski club, one of the oldest in the USA, founded in 1934. The team has expanded its training to include ski racing, freestyle skiing and snowboarding, and boardercross disciplines.
  • The Town’s original one-room school house was built in 1885, and now houses the Osceola Library. After a fire destroyed the Waterville Inn in 1967, the library moved into the old school house. This charming building continued to serve as the Town’s school until 1974. Please stop by to enjoy this little piece of local history, browse through the books and relax.
  • Margret and H.A. Rey, best known as the authors of Curious George, used to spend their summers in Waterville Valley. In the early 1950s, Hans and Margret Rey visited and became enamored with the dark night sky, which aided Hans in revising his book, The Stars. Although the Reys wrote many of the Curious George stories prior to their time in the Valley, George’s playfulness, curiosity, and antics lived on in Hans and Margret who entertained and engaged both children and adults throughout their many years here.
  • In 2010, Waterville Valley Resort began implementing environmentally sound initiatives including renewable fuels, high-efficiency technologies, and single-stream recycling.
  • Most of our marketing materials are printed by R.C. Brayshaw & Co., Warner, NH, on paper manufactured by Monadnock Paper Mills, Bennington, NH. Monadnock papers are manufactured carbon neutral using 100% renewable electricity, half of which the company produces itself with its own low-impact hydroelectric power facility.