Winter


Golden Eagle Lodge is set quietly in the heart of Waterville Valley’s pedestrian village, just steps from shops, restaurants, bars, and a short shuttle ride to the Mountain. Our resort offers the comfort and elegance to bring you an unforgettable vacation. Waterville Valley is truly a Winter Wonderland. Here, there are so many ways to take advantage of the beautiful winter months, both on and off the slopes. Explore the snow-covered village with your family, enjoy special holiday events, even go above and beyond on backcountry adventures and legendary après ski.

Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding - The ski area peaks at 4,004 feet, and has a vertical drop of 2,020 feet with 52 groomed trails and 12 lifts. Waterville Valley is ideal for competitive athletes, ski enthusiasts and families. Lessons and rentals available.

Cross Country Skiing - Waterville Valley has a world class Nordic center with over 40 miles of well-marked, expertly maintained trails. The nightly groomed trail network meanders through some of New England’s most beautiful forests.

Terrain Parks - You will find four terrain parks located on the mountain, available for you to either work on or just show off your skills. Exhibition Park is used for training by athletes competing in events around the globe and is home to several competitions throughout the season.

Kid’s Kamps – (Reservations are recommended) - Kamps make skiing and snowboarding fun for all ability levels. Kid’s Kamps are conveniently located in the ski area base lodge and include lessons, rentals, and lunch.

On-Mountain Child Care – (Reservations are recommended) - Waterville Valley’s full-service Child Care facility is designed for children 6 months to 4 years. There is a self-contained area for infants and plenty of toys and activities for toddlers and older children. On-Mountain Child Care is conveniently located on the bottom floor area of the ski area base lodge.

Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports – (Reservations are required) - WVAS offers disabled people of all athletic participate in adaptive skiing and other recreational opportunities throughout the year.

Dog Sledding - Try out this unique addition to the resort! The “Snow Dogz” program offers a choice of two excursions that will run every Saturday and Sunday Evening through the end of March. Guests have the opportunity to experience the unique tours by moonlight or headlight.

Ice Skating - The indoor ice arena is located in the center of Town Square. The Ice Arena operates a daily schedule of events, including public skating, hockey hour, and figure skating.

Snowshoeing - If you enjoy hiking, you will love snowshoeing! Waterville Valley has 40 miles of well-marked trails for you to explore. Sleigh Rides - Come take a scenic winter ride! The sleigh is pulled by a beautiful pair of Percheron Draft Horses. It departs from the Town Square and offers views of surrounding mountain peaks along the way. Bring your favorite beverage on the 45 minute ride.

Fireworks Shows - Nothing lights up the Valley quite like these presentations! Most Saturday nights of the Winter Season, you can finish off your fun by stepping outside for our colorful fireworks show, one of the many highlights of winter weekends!

Restaurants and Nightlife - No need to drive! Waterville Valley has dining and entertainment options just footsteps from the Golden Eagle Lodge.

Shopping - Be sure to save some time to browse through the unique shops and pick up a special gift or a souvenir. All shops are conveniently located in the Town Square. The kids will want to see The Rey Center and Curious George Cottage.

Waterville Valley Recreation Department - The Town Recreation Department offers a full slate of daily activities for all ages, including rock climbing, art programs, and family activities.



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