Waterville Valley

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One of New Hampshire’s Largest Mountains

Waterville Valley will be our second, close single-day coach trip from Boston. At 2,000 vertical feet, Waterville Valley is not a small mountain, but the variety of chairs mean you can pile up a lot of vertical feet in a day. The terrain is biased toward the blues and navy-blues, with several more challenging runs over on Sunnyside.

Waterville has had consistently good conditions and as much or more terrain than any other New Hampshire ski area. It is also 1,000 feet higher than its sister resort Loon and often has better natural snow conditions as a consequence. The resort has several terrain parks and has expanded its “freestyle” terrain all over the mountain, including small, medium, and large mogul fields. They’ve added a Burton Progression park and usually open two halfpipes—a smaller one, Little Slammer park, and a large one in the Exhibition terrain park.

With 259 ski and ridable acres, a run over three miles, a summit elevation of 4,000 feet, Waterville is one of New Hampshire’s largest mountains. Finish riding then hang out in one of five on-hill restaurants.


Base Lodge Alpine Grill

Grab a slice of pizza, bowl of spicy homemade chili, or a classic burger and fries. For quick eats this is the place to go. Check out the soup of the day served in a warm bread boule. Located on the main level of the base lodge, they serve breakfast at 7:00 am on weekends and snacks until 4:00 pm every day. Now with panini sandwiches!


An expanded Buckets Restaurant will now be open all weekends and holidays. What started as a fun outdoor setup for BBQ’s, Buckets Deck became so popular last season that it will now have a full kitchen set-up and more items on the menu, such as pulled-pork sandwiches, shaved-steak sandwiches, and specialty fries, to go with its buckets of ribs, grilled chicken sandwiches, and burgers.

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Schwendi Hutte

Sitting at 4,000 feet and serving up fresh soups and fondues, Schwendi Hutte puts new meaning on high-altitude dining. Enjoy their selection of fine beers, relax with some wine, or warm up with Starbucks coffees and gourmet hot cocoas by the fire. You can’t beat the view from this rustic restaurant—this place is something special.

Sunnyside Timber Lodge

Enter the “comfort zone” with award-winning turkey chili, soups, burgers, fries, deli sandwiches, pizza, and more. Comfort food for your belly! This grand lodge consists of three floors and is the most family-friendly spot on the mountain. The first-floor deli features signature sandwiches like the Snowmakuhs’ special, a hot pastrami on pump. And when the weather permits, they’ll be grilling out on the deck. The Timberlodge is located at the base of the Sunnyside Triple lift close to the top of Valley Run. Hours are 9 am - 3 pm.

T-Bars Restaurant & Lounge

Getting rave views are Christie’s creative oven-baked sandwiches, such as Jack’s Outback (melted brie on multi-grain with sprouts, spinach, and tomato, dressed in parmesan vinaigrette), Sel’s Sizzlin’ Steak, and Maxwell’s Mogul (reuben with turkey, ham, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing). According to Barry, a lot of regulars are also excited about T-Bars’ duck salad and the salmon salad and the Buffalo Soldier (bison burger topped with blue cheese and bacon) and Burton Burger (grilled venison topped with cheddar cheese and grilled onion). T-Bars is open daily at 11:00 am.

T-Bars is also where to go for après-ski with live entertainment on weekends, an après-ski menu, and tons of fun promos. Recently acclaimed in the Boston Globe,T-Bars’ Bloody Mary Bar, with over 21 ingredients, is served 10 am - 1 pm on Sundays.

That’s why you’ll find us at Waterville Valley.

Logistics | Pickups & Departures

Pickup/Dropoff Locations

Permissions Slip for Minors

A parent or legal guardian must complete and bring along a Minor Permissions Slip for each child age sixteen (16) and under.

How do I select the correct snowboard stance?

Your bindings settings usually follow your batting stance. If you are right-handed and bat right-handed, then you will probably feel most comfortable with your left foot forward (regular). If you are left-handed or bat “lefty,” then you will likely feel right foot forward is more natural (goofy).

These are just guidelines to start. We can help you find the right fit for your ride.

What type of skier are you?

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Determining your ski ability is your responsibility!

Your ski ability, height, weight, age, and boot-sole length are used by the shop to determine the visual indicator settings of your ski bindings. Be sure to provide accurate information, as any error may increase your risk of injury. Consult the skier type descriptions to select your classification. These descriptions are compatible with ASTM and ISO documents.

Type I Skier (Beginner)

Cautious skiing at lower visual indicator settings

  • Prefer slow to moderate speeds
  • Prefer gentle to moderate terrain
  • Receive lower-than-average visual indicator settings (this may increase the risk of inadvertent binding release in order to increase the likelihood of release in a fall)
  • Type I settings apply to entry-level skiers uncertain of their classification
  • Type I- setting apply for skiers who desire visual indicator settings lower than settings for a Type I skier

Type II Skier (Intermediate)

Moderate skiing at average visual indicator settings

  • Prefer a variety of speeds
  • Prefer varied terrain
  • Type II settings apply to skiers who do not meet all the descriptions of Type I or Type III classifications

Type III Skier (Advanced)

Aggressive skiing at higher visual indicator settings

  • Prefer fast speeds
  • Prefer steep terrain
  • Receive higher-than-average visual indicator settings (this may reduce the likelihood of release in a fall in order to reduce the risk of inadvertent binding release)
  • Type III+ settings apply for skiers who desire visual indicator settings higher than settings for a Type III skier