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Reviews for Waterville Valley

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Waterville Valley that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Waterville Valley stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Waterville Valley review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience.

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Todd M KERRIGAN
Great Family mountain that my family and I bought a condo in. Recent and future expansion of the mountain and base has greatly improved a dated mountain. The Expansion of Green peak along with the renovated base lodge has helped relieve congestion but more is needed. the lift system is slowly being upgraded and modernized but a total overhaul is needed. The future expansion of Green Peak south should make WV the second largest ski designation in NH. The expansion should have a second base lodge and Gondola linking the center of town to the mountain. Completion date for the expansion is unknown but the work is underway for the White Peaks lift upgrade and replacement. ... Full Review
Wide variety of terrain, Close...
Older Lift system, Crowds
6 months ago
Martha Stewart
Ryan at the rental shop was an amazing source of advice about what trails to ski and in what order for our first time to the ski area. We enjoyed the trails he suggested. Very friendly. My only complaint is that the beginners’ chair lift ran too fast. I didn’t make it on the first time. I wish they helped a bit more making sure the chair lift scooped up riders if it is going that fast. The other lifts ran slower. Otherwise a great two days of spring skiing. ... Full Review
Rental shop was great
Beginners chair lift ran too f...
10 months ago
Alec undefined
Met an off-duty instructor while skiing with my two buddies. They decided to take me down a blue/ black diamond for my second time skiing, and about half way down I was seriously struggling. A man approached me and offered me life-saving tips shortly after he helped me recover one of my poles and skis. Turns out he was an instructor at Waterville Valley named Kim. Kim demonstrated enthusiasm, patience and a passion for what he does to the point where it inspired to be more like him. He stayed with me and encouraged me even though i continued to fall off my skis,and cheered me on when I succeeded which helped me eventually regain my confidence and I was able to make it all the way down the mountain. He spent about 30 minutes with me and continued to instruct me throughout the whole thing. To be honest that man was a life savor. I offered him money or a beer but he said that wasn't necessary. Kim demonstrated an impressive skill in skiing instruction and a love for what he does, and I will probably never forget the favor he did for me.... Full Review
Amazing Instructor
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2 years ago
Adam undefined
So many solid runs @ Waterville. Good terrain for all without the crowds of Loon, Killington or other resorts.... Full Review
The most underrated ski resort...
I wish they would keep expandi...
2 years ago
Michael
Great snow despite the slow start to snowfall In the northeast. Best place we’ve hit so far this year in New England. Kids loved the terrain parks and we liked the variety. Restaurant at top of the mountain was a great place to warm up. New bar area in main lodge wasn’t done yet, but it looks like they are really improving on the space there. ... Full Review
3 years ago
Louis Botta
We came over on Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 after a 6" dump which seemed to be a lot more in the upper elevations at the mountain. IT WAS SPECTACULAR!!!!! There were freshies until 11 AM. The snow that fell was on top of groomed terrain so ice was non-existent. Big puffs of powder all over the place. This was one amazing day... Full Review
3 years ago
John Castro
Unreal snow!!! The best family vacation setup with great mountain & snow and cute village with a ton more than skiing. ... Full Review
Family Friendly, Great Terrain...
Need lift updates
4 years ago
Robert Kalantari
Nor groomed well at all. Very disappointed. they claim they leave powder snow for the skiers to experience power snow, really, what happened to packed powder and grooming. I most likely will not come back, go to. y usual place, Bretten Woods, where I have never been disappointed. ... Full Review
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Not groomed well at all
4 years ago
Robert Kalantari
Nor groomed well at all. Very disappointed. they claim they leave powder snow for the skiers to experience power snow, really, what happened to packed powder and grooming. I most likely will not come back, go to. y usual place, Bretten Woods, where I have never been disappointed. ... Full Review
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Not groomed well at all
4 years ago
Mark O'H
I've been coming to WV for years. Back in the early 90's it was pretty meh, but it's come a LONG way since then, especially the past 5 or so years. The expansion of Green Peak was really necessary to bring WV up to par with the other larger(st) NH resorts. Just based on what I skied last year along (only about 1/2 of Green Peak), it gives the skier options as the rest of the mountain got somewhat boring. I'm a fan of the older, narrower trials and really can't stand the wide open trails many large resorts have. The thinning of trees in glade areas and the new glades at Green Peak, along with trails like Periphery make WV worth the short trip from the Boston area. Especially when it's much more affordable than a place like Loon, and way less crowded. I think if they ever expand to the village with a gondola it would really improve the apres and make it a truly destination resort. Regardless, I believe it's the most improved ski area in NH.... Full Review
location, vertical, expansion
lack glades, snowmaking so/so
4 years ago
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