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Celebrating 50 Years of Firsts


50 years ago, 135 acres were cleared on the slopes of Mount Tecumseh, accomplishing the most extensive construction, in the world, of a major ski area completed within a single year. In conjunction with this 50th anniversary, Waterville Valley Resort is excited to announce the Green Peak Expansion, the first in over 30 years. So, here we are, again in an optimistic stage of expansion, one that will propel us forward into the next half-century. 

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50 years of Firsts

special showing at the 50th anniversary dinner

Join us at the Waterville Valley Conference and Event Center on Saturday February, 25th at 5pm as we celebrate 50 years! A cocktail hour will start the night off followed by a delicious buffet dinner with dessert.

Waterville Valley Resort will open an exhibition where guests may browse archive pictures, learn about the Resort’s history and future, and take a picture with friends in an interactive selfie station. Commemorative 50th Anniversary Books will be presented by author and graphic designer Will Zimicki. The Entertainment program will include a special showing of the 50th Anniversary Documentary “50 Years of Firsts, Waterville Valley” by Degan Media. All guests will receive a copy of the movie as a 50th commemorative gift!

Event's MC: Tom Gross, a famous announcer and a legend of Waterville Valley Resort
Special guests and speakers: Tom Corcoran, Jack Sanders, and Former Governor John H. Sununu.

Event costs $50.00 per person. 

To make a reservation, please call Therese at 603-236-8311 ext. 3000 or go online.

We look forward to seeing you.

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50th Anniversary Book (Teaser)

Available at the Snowsports Desk, the Pass Office, Guest Services, and the Adventure Center. Purchase your piece of Waterville history for $20!

50th Anniversary Event Series


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60's: The Early Years

December 31

We've come a long way since our days of leather Cubco boots and wooden Strato Rossi's, but that doesn't mean we can't take a day to remember the early years. Join us in T-Bars for a 60's sweater competition starting at 4pm, with participants winning a buy one get one free lift ticket! Specialty 60's food and drink will be served at T-Bars from 11am-close. 


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70's: Hot Doggin' Freestyle

January 21

Waterville Valley Resort is the birthplace of Freestyle skiing. Freestyle has revolutionized the sport of skiing, paving the way for the new generation of skiing rippers that grace our Waterville parks. That's a hefty legacy to live up to, one that we wish to honor properly with a nice dose of hot doggin' fun.
More details coming soon. 


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80's: World Cup Waterville Race

February 25

Over the course of Waterville’s history, ten World Cup races have been hosted on the slopes of Mount Tecumseh. Legend has it that Waterville Valley also held the first official NASTAR race back in 1968, the day after the trials. We're honoring the tradition on February 25th. More details to come.


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90's: Boneyard Beginnings Snowboard

March 18

As the first park in New Hampshire (another first), we honor the forefathers of good ol' NH boarding. It's all happening March 18th, so be there for some spring park throwbacks. Stay tuned for more information. 


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