BMW XDrive Experience coming to Waterville Valley Resort

BMW will host an XDrive Experience driving event at Waterville Valley Resort on March 16th to 18th, and March 23-25 Friday through Sunday.  The dynamic and educational event will take place at Waterville Valley Resort.

The free to public, interactive and informative event with BMW professional drivers, is going to provide education and demonstrations for guests on teach safety tips and techniques for driving in winter conditions – exactly what all New Englanders need to know.


Join the BMW Winter xDrive Experience and test drive the full lineup of BMW Sport Activity Vehicles, including the all-new X3. Professional driving instructors will teach you how to conquer the winter elements using xDrive, BMW's intelligent all-wheel-drive system, through street drives and a timed autocross course.

Additionally, attendees will have the ability to see the first-ever BMW X2 on display.


BMW X series are known for its standout body styles, powerful engines, and advanced engineering. Optimal fuel consumption and advanced safety features create the perfect balance of thrills and peace of mind. With Waterville Valley hosting the unique expo, everyone can become the part of the thrilling experience.

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Olympians head to East Coast and Birthplace of Freestyle Skiing for 2018 U.S. Freestyle Championships

Next week, 48 years after the first National Freestyle Championships debuted on the slopes of Mt. Tecumseh, New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley Resort will welcome the Nation’s best mogul skiers for the 2018 U.S. Freestyle Championships, March 20-24th.


Waterville Valley Resort, the “Birthplace of Freestyle Skiing,” will host athletes from around the country, including 18 members of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team, as they compete for national titles in ladies’ and men’s mogul and dual mogul events. Competition returns to the East Coast for the first time since 2012, following aerial events at the Utah Olympic Park.


Of the U.S. Ski Team athletes competing, seven hail from New England including New Hampshire native, Nessa Dziemian, of East Hampstead. Troy Murphy of Bethel, ME and Emerson Smith of Dover, VT will compete against fellow Olympic Team Members including Casey Andringa, who placed 5th in the Pyeongchang Games, claiming the best U.S. men’s Olympic finish since 2010. Olympic Bronze Medalist, Bryon Wilson, will also compete alongside younger brother, Bradley Wilson.


Founded by Olympian, Tom Corcoran, Waterville Valley Resort is no stranger to world-class skiers and events. Waterville Valley Resort became the birthplace of freestyle skiing in 1969 when it began the first organized freestyle skiing program and introduced the sport to the world stage while hosting the World Cup Finals that year. In 1970, alongside Skiing Magazine editor, Doug Pfeiffer, Corcoran organized and hosted the first National Championships of Freestyle Skiing at the Waterville Valley ski area. In recent years, Waterville Valley’s ski club, WVBBTS, has continued to produce world-class athletes including Olympic Moguls Gold Medalist Hannah Kearney and saw six alumni named to the 2018 U.S. Olympic team.


Ladies’ and men’s mogul finals will take place on Friday, March 23rd. Ladies’ and men’s dual moguls will take place on Saturday, March 24th. All events will be held on Lower Bobby’s Run, accessible by skiers with a valid lift ticket or pass, and free for spectators on foot who will receive one free round-trip ride on the Valley Run chairlift to access the event.


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Birthplace of Freestyle Skiing

White Mountain Athletic Club Offers Improvements

The White Mountain Athletic Club is renovating and relocating the cardio room and program and weight rooms, and making improvements to its parking lot.

“With these improvements everyone wins," says Club President Tom Gross, Jr. "The program instructors get a larger, improved space, the weight room expands significantly, and the cardio room will provide a more suitable environment to work out in with better views and an increased space.”

Construction of a new cardio room is underway on the 1st floor, with new windows facing the forest, a full-length glass entrance as well as sound dampening wind sails.

“We plan to bring in new cardio equipment after we take a look at the room and move the current fleet into it,” says Rene Schwartz, General Manager.   “The idea is to keep the good equipment we have while slowly rolling in new cardio options as money and time permits.”

The weight room will be larger, and will offer the space to spread out equipment and  people. New rubber flooring will be added as will new equipment.

The program room, that currently offers exercise balls, hand weights and fitness programs such as yoga, will move to the former cardio space. 

And the club will repave parking lot, adding more parking spaces. 

A modern, four-season recreational facility for vacationers, property owners, and local townspeople in Waterville Valley and the greater Waterville Valley area.




Waterville Valley Resort Acquires Silver Fox Inn, Diversifying Lodging Portfolio

Waterville Valley Resort has acquired ownership of popular local lodging property, the Silver Fox Inn, formerly Best Western Silver Fox. The addition aims to strengthen and diversify the resort's portfolio of hospitality businesses. Waterville Valley Resort began the transition in February and is now operating the 32-room hotel alongside it's two and three-bedroom, fully-equipped Town Square Condominiums and the budget-conscious Snow Star Inn. The new addition, located next to the resort's Conference and Event Center, will also provide further comfort and convenience for resort conference guests.


Waterville Valley Resort acquired the property, formerly a Best Western franchise, upon the retirement of local couple, Tor and Susan Brunvand. "Their long-time dedication to their product has generated an incredible reputation," said Matt Hesser, Director of Marketing and Sales. "They have been a great help in the transition and we are looking forward to continuing their high standards of service."


Guests of the Silver Fox Inn can expect operations to continue as usual under the new ownership, including the popular hot breakfasts and afternoon wine and cheese welcome receptions. A growing number of year-round conferences, weddings, and events will also see a benefit to guests and employees with the integration of an additional property into the resort's planning and booking process. "It is great for us to be able to facilitate a larger variety of lodging options between the family-style condos in Town Square and the classic hotel-style at the Silver Fox Inn," said April Smith, Director of Lodging & Village Operations.


The resort plans to integrate online booking for the Silver Fox Inn at soon. At present, guests can continue to make reservations by calling 1-800-GO-VALLEY and in celebration of the new addition to the family, Waterville Valley Resort is also offering an exclusive deal, only available by phone reservation using the promo code "THE FOX". Valid Sunday-Thursday nights through the end of this ski season, stay at the Silver Fox Inn for $109/room/night, plus tax, which includes the complimentary wine and cheese welcome reception and a warm breakfast. Add lift tickets to make it a Ski & Stay for only $20/person/day and add the Freedom Pass for free access to the ice arena, athletic club, and more for $20/room/day. Guests must book by March 19th and some restrictions may apply.

Tim Smith, President and General Manager of Waterville Valley Resort, said, "This is an exciting opportunity for us to expand our portfolio and we are especially grateful to the Brunvand's for their many years of service to the Waterville Valley Community."

Waterville Valley Resort Acquires Silver Fox Inn

Waterville Valley Easter Egg Hunt is March 31

The Town of Waterville Valley’s Recreation Department is pleased to announce the annual Easter Egg Hunt! This year the Hunt will take place at Town Square on Saturday, March 31st. There will be more than 1,000 filled eggs with a chance of finding a golden egg.  Come welcome Spring with us – Prizes & pictures with the Easter Bunny! Registration is at 9am at Town Square with the hunt beginning promptly at 9:30am. Kids 11 years old & under are invited for $5/per child (1 year & under are free). Bring your own basket to collect eggs! Follow us over to the Rec afterwards for Open Gym (included with the registration fee).

Ask about the Bear Factory where you can stuff your own bunny to take home. (additional fees apply)

For program updates please visit us at and at our website at Contact Recreation Director, Brooke Wakefield at (603) 236-4695 with any questions.

Waterville Valley Easter Egg Hunt is March 31

Five Tips for a Great Wedding Reception

A few simple tips can spell the difference between a fiesta and a fiasco.

Help! You’re planning your wedding reception and worried that it won’t be everything you dreamed. How can you make sure your reception is success and not a flop? Here are a few tips, based on years of helping couples host the perfect wedding reception.

1. Anticipate your guests’ needs.

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make or break a wedding reception. Will they have something to nibble on while you’re having your pictures taken? Do any of your guests have special dietary needs? If so, let your hosts know ahead of time--vegetarians, vegans, and people with food allergies deserve to enjoy the reception as much as everyone else. Even without advance notice, a good wedding site should be able to handle your guests needs, but alerting them ahead of time will allow them to prepare special meals or snacks and prevent anyone from feeling left out. 

It’s often helpful to have a basket with basic necessities available in the restrooms—Band Aids, mouthwash, and maybe a mini-sewing kit for when Aunt Mary’s hem comes undone.  

2. Have a budget. 

Knowing what you have to spend will make planning your reception much easier. These days, most reception sites have their menus and fees available on-line so you can decide ahead of time what it might cost to hold your reception there. Your budget should include not just food, but the facility fees, equipment (such as a microphone for toasts), and any special items you want—piñatas over each table? Pineapples? Pirates serving drinks? Anything’s possible, you’ve just got to budget for it.

If money is tight, keep in mind that being flexible can save you some money. Since Saturdays are the most popular days for weddings, you might save money if you plan yours for a Friday evening or Sunday.

3. Visit the reception site. 

The Internet is great for getting a general feel for a location, but you can’t be positive it’s what you are looking for until you see it. Is the room they’ve reserved for you the right size for your needs? Has the carpeting been replaced since the Johnson administration? What’s the lighting like?

When you do visit the site, ask a lot of questions and communicate your expectations—believe me, your hosts would rather answer your questions than have to guess about what you really want. If you are clear about what you have in mind, it’s much easier for them to make it happen.

4. Trust the site staff.

Assuming that you’ve chosen your site carefully (any reputable facility should be willing to give you references), then sit back and let the staff do their work. It won’t help if you stress out over every detail. Do your best to plan ahead, then let go and let someone else do the worrying. Trusting the professionals will take the stress off of you.

5. Enjoy yourself.

Try to relax and enjoy your reception. Sure, things may go wrong, but you won’t make them better by stressing out. If yours is a multi-day affair, make time to have a little fun. Depending on what the facility has available, organize some group activities for your guests and take the time to participate yourself. This could be as simple as a hike or a game night, or as involved as a golf tournament. Think creatively.

Having a great wedding reception doesn’t have to be stressful. If you go into it with positive expectations, you’ll be surprised at how positive the results are.

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