Winter Activities

More Than a Mountain

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One of the Original Eight

NASTAR, (National Standard Race), offers recreational racing with a giant slalom format. The course is open to the public and is designed for skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. Participants who score within an appropriate percent of the pacesetter time will win a platinum, gold, silver or bronze medal, right at the finish! It's a great way to test and improve your skills, and wage some friendly competition on the slopes. Compare your scores and national ranking, for your age group, with those of other racers throughout the country, by going online to Family and friends, ski shops and ski clubs can also compete as teams by registering in those categories.

The Waterville course is located on the Lower Utter Abandon trail and operates on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning at 12 pm. Register to race at our desk on the first floor of the base lodge each race day between 10am and 12pm. We can also sign you up right at the starting gate once the race is underway.  

2 Run NASTAR Race $5
Daily Unlimited Runs $10
Season Pass $100


Dog Sled Excursions

About The Mountain Taster Ride

After check-in at the Town Square, guests will drive to and park at Livermore parking area and walk around to the base of Tripoli Road to meet the guides and dog teams. Following a question and answer period, the guides will get guests loaded in the sled, and then dogs, guests, and musher will be off and running!  The trail ascends to Osceola Campground for moonlit mountain vistas and then loops back for the excitement and thrill of the downhill back to the staging area. This run is just under two miles.

$65 per person  Entire experience is approximately 25-35 minutes. (2 miles)

Single riders only. Maximum weight per sled is 200 pounds.Minimum age is 7 years.

Ages 12+ : single riders only. $65.

Ages 7-11: if riding single $65 (adult rider must be booked on another single sled).

Ages 7-11: if riding double $80.

Up to 4 sleds available.


Friday and Saturday Evenings from late December to early March (or as Mother Nature allows), beginning around December 18. Other evenings may be possible with advance reservations. Ride schedule subject to change depending on snow and weather conditions.

Excursions at 5:00, 5:45, 6:30 (7:15 ride may be scheduled once others are full.)

Deposits and Cancellations

Full payment is due at the time of booking. If guest cancels a ride more than 72 hours prior to ride, deposit is refunded less a $15 cancellation fee. No fee will be charged for rides that are rescheduled more than 72 hours prior to ride. If guest cancels a ride less than 72 hours prior to ride, deposit is forfeited in entirety. Weather-related cancellations made by the guide will result in full refund of deposit. 

Reservations required.

To reserve your excursion or for more information, please call 603-236-8175 ext 1904 or visit the Town Square check-in desk.  Info also available via email:

For photos and more information about the dogs, please visit


Sleigh Rides

A sleigh ride can be fun and relaxing for the entire family. Enjoy our charming town in an authentic Austrian sleigh, complete with upholstered seats and cozy blankets and pulled by a team of magnificent 2,000 pound Belgian horses. Mountain peaks frame your vista. Rides are approximately 30 minutes.

AGES 13+


AGES 2-12







Sleigh rides are available every weekend (conditions permitting) during the winter season, beginning December 26th, 2016. Reservations are required. Private rides may also be scheduled midweek with advance notice, based on availability.

Schedule: Rides depart from the center of Town Square every half hour during the times below:

Saturday:  1 – 6:30 (every half hour)
Sunday: 10 - 12:30; Private Sleigh Reservations accepted
Monday-Friday:  Private Sleigh Reservations accepted
Holiday Weeks: Daily 1 – 7:30 (every half hour)

Sleigh will run daily during holiday weeks 12/26/16–1/1/17 and 2/12/17–2/21/17. Schedule subject to change or cancellation depending on snow and weather conditions. We advise warmwinter outdoor attire for the ride.

For reservations, information, and ticketing visit the Town Square Condominium check-in desk or call 603-236-8175.



Recreation Department

The friendly staff at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department is dedicated to creating recreational experiences that enhance an individual's quality of life, and contribute to the cultural environment here in Waterville Valley. Some seasonal activities include: Open Gym times, Adult programs, Fitness classes, Indoor Rock Climbing Wall, Pickleball, Concerts, Boat Rentals on Corcoran Pond, and a variety of Special Events and Field Trips. Whether someone lives in Waterville Valley full time or part-time, or is planning a vacation here, everyone is sure to enjoy the many recreational opportunities that await.

For more information, call (603) 236-4695 or visit Waterville Valley Recreation Department

Indoor Climbing

Check out the indoor rock climbing wall at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department!  A great anytime activity to keep your adventure going.  Check out the Resort Insider for weekly climbing hours.


Ice Arena

The Waterville Valley Ice Arena is located at the center of activity in the Town Square complex on the shores of Corcoran's Pond. The Ice Arena offers numerous public skating and stick and puck sessions throughout the week. Rental skates and skate sharpening services are available. The Arena is home to the NH Ice Cats Junior Hockey Club and hosts many youth hockey tournaments and camps. Private ice rentals are available upon request. Call 603-236-4813 or email 



Tubing in the Valley is better than ever! On the hill adjacent to the Waterville Valley Golf Course are multiple dedicated tubing lanes, complete with a warming center. Guests of all ages can participate, but children must be at least 42 inches tall to tube alone. The tubing hill is walk-up (not lift serviced). Dress appropriately, warm clothing, including gloves and winter footwear are advised. For everyone’s safety, ski and other hard shell boots are not permitted. Have fun!


White Mountain Athletic Club

Featuring modern, four-season recreational opportunities. The WMAC is a full-service athletic club that offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, cardio and weight rooms, indoor tennis, spas, a new indoor pool complex, new sauna and steam rooms, and game room.