Welcome Back to Winter Party
Nov
24
5:00 PM17:00

Welcome Back to Winter Party

We invite everyone to learn what's new for the upcoming 2017/18 winter season as we progress to the Next Level of our expansion and development. Please join us on Friday, November 24th from 5-7pm at the Waterville Valley Resort Conference Center. Reception includes appetizers, drinks, and desserts. A kids movie, cookies and drinks will be available!

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5th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge
Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

5th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge

Come help us celebrate the start of the Holiday Season in Waterville Valley and raise funds to support our Athletic Programs for persons with disabilities. Organize a team of family and friends or join our team of volunteers and “Plunge Cold Turkey” into Corcoran Pond at 1:00pm on November 25th.

Each Turkey is required to raise a minimum of $50
Plungers are rewarded with a WVAS Bracelet, a 2017 Plunge Long Sleeve T-shirt, a free hour of Tubing at the WV Tubing Center and a tasty Cold Turkey Sandwich courtesy of Chef Sean Stout and the Coyote Grille. 

Additional Premium Incentives awarded for reaching other fundraising benchmarks. Prizes for Teams and Individuals in various categories including Best Costume (Costumes Optional)

VIP’s (Very Important Plungers) will be pampered in return for an individual donation of $250 or more in a heated viewing stand with Irish Coffee. Designated Plungers will dip on their behalf!

Captain Tom Turkey will sacrifice a WV Snowmaker to the Snow Goddess of Corcoran Pond and lead an Ancient Snow Dance on the beach to insure a great ski season! Santa arrives by dogsled shortly after the Plunge and the shops and restaurants will ready to kick off the Holidays in fine fashion!

Go to www.firstgiving.com to set up a Personal Plunge Page!
Follow us on Facebook @ Waterville Valley Adaptive Turkey Plunge
or visit us @ www.watervilleadaptive.com for more details and Plunge news!

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Santa Arrives by Dogsled
Nov
25
3:30 PM15:30

Santa Arrives by Dogsled

Santa and his elves ride into Waterville Valley pulled by a team of sled dogs from The Valley Snowdogz. Santa will arrive in Town Square at 3:30 bearing gifts and candy for each child who comes to visit. Parents are welcome to take photos of their children with Santa. Hot cocoa and cookies will be on hand, and a raffle will be held for an assortment of prizes donated by Waterville Valley area businesses. Suggested donation, from those who are able, of $5 per child/$10 per family will be gratefully accepted. All proceeds will be donated to the Whole Village Family Resource Center.

The Tree lighting ceremony is at 7:00 pm, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over Corcoran Pond. Enjoy winter ambiance in our village, gathering with your family by the outdoor fireplace or partaking of holiday hospitality in one of our cozy shops.

  • 3:30pm Santa Arrives
  • 7:00pm Tree Lighting Ceremony & Fireworks
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Wilderness First Aid Course
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Wilderness First Aid Course

Wilderness First Aid Course

Presented by WVAIA, Waterville Valley's outdoor club

Taught by SOLO Wilderness Medicine

All Day Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 4 & 5, 2017

The Meeting Place at Town Square

Cost:  $140/person ($125/person for WVAIA members)

Sign-up:  Mail check payable to WVAIA to PO Box 412, Waterville Valley, NH 03215 (include name, email address, phone number and mailing address)

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Documentary Screening: Monkey Business, The Adventures of Curious George's Creators
Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

Documentary Screening: Monkey Business, The Adventures of Curious George's Creators

Margaret and H.A. Rey, creators of Curious George, were former residents of Waterville Valley and founders of the Curious George Cottage. Their memory is honored through the Rey Center, inspiring curiosity for all ages in science, nature, art, literature, and most importantly, community. As the summer home of Curious George, Waterville Valley is proud to host a special screening of the documentary that explores the incredible lives of George and his creators.

Documentary filmmaker Ema Ryan Yamazaki will join us for a special showing of, "Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators".

WV Recreation Department.

October 7th, 2017 at 4:00 pm.

More information and a sneak peek: http://thereycenter.org/curious-george-documentary.html

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Fall Foliage Festival
Oct
7
to Oct 9

Fall Foliage Festival

To complement the brilliant fall foliage, join us for a weekend of family fun, including free outdoor concerts, merchant tent sales, ski swap, 5K road race, 1.6 K fun run, 10-mile trail race and more activities such as kid’s games, pumpkin painting and more!

Saturday 10/7,  12:00-3:00pm  Live Music w/ SUM X 4

Sunday 10/8,  1:00-4:00pm  Live Music w/ The Conniption Fits

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White Mountain Story Telling Festival
Sep
29
to Oct 1

White Mountain Story Telling Festival

Back for its sixth year, this festival provides stories for people of every age.  Storytellers bring an exciting festival program to the Valley which includes Friday night ghost stories, programs for kids, families, and adults all day on Saturday, and sacred tales on Sunday morning.

Costs are:
Saturday, daytime single event: $5 adult / $2 under 12
Saturday, daytime only: $15 adult
Saturday, evening concert: $10 all ages
Full festival: $25 non-NHSA member / $20 NHSA member
Full Festival Adult tickets can be accompanied by up to 4 children under 12 free!

Featured Teller - Simon Brooks
Simon Brooks, storyteller Born in Gloucestershire, England, and raised in Worcester, England, Simon moved to the United States in 1994. He has lived in Portland, Oregon; Boston, Massachusetts; and in New Hampshire.
Simon’s work as a storyteller and voice actor has won honors from Storytelling World and Parent's Choice, including the latter's prestigious Gold Award for his CDs. Simon is also an accomplished photographer as well as a published writer and poet. Simon tells folk tales, myths and legends for both adult audiences and for young people. He tells fairy tales and, on the odd occasion, personal stories too.
Simon can be found performing at festivals and concerts. He works in all communities, telling tales and teaching every demographic from 'at-risk' communities, to ivy league institutes, and all points between.

For more info on the Festival please visit: http://nhstorytelling.org/festival

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REI Outessa
Sep
22
to Sep 24

REI Outessa

This women's only REI Outessa event will be held at Waterville Valley, showcasing sweeping views, the pristine Corcoran Pond, and adventure-ready terrain with miles of trails for running, hiking, and mountain biking. 

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End of Summer Bash
Sep
2
9:30 AM09:30

End of Summer Bash

Help us send summer out with a bang, and ring in our colorful fall season in Waterville Valley! Free outdoor concerts, kids’ games and fireworks over Town Square

9:30-11:30am- Complimentary Face Painting
11:00-2:00pm  Live Music w/ Flashback Duo
5:30-8:30pm   Live Music w/ Gone by Sunrise
8:30pm- Fireworks over Corcoran Pond

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Live Music with Brooks Hubbard
Sep
1
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music with Brooks Hubbard

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Animal Encounter Series: NH Wildlife
Aug
27
10:00 AM10:00

Animal Encounter Series: NH Wildlife

Join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Town Square for live animal presentations led by expert naturalists.  On Sundays (and select Mondays) this summer, beginning at 10am native wildlife ambassadors will inform and inspire children, adults, and families alike.

This Week’s Program: New Hampshire Wildlife

Are you curious about the critters that inhabit the Granite State? Join a Squam Lakes Natural Science Center naturalist to meet three wild animals that you could encounter in our forests, fields, or wetlands.  Discover what makes them well-suited for life in New Hampshire.

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Live Music with Zen Again
Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music with Zen Again

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Live Music with Chris Way
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music with Chris Way

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Animal Encounter Series: Why Do Animals Do That?
Aug
20
10:00 AM10:00

Animal Encounter Series: Why Do Animals Do That?

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Live Music with Jimmy and Marcelle
Aug
19
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music with Jimmy and Marcelle

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Live Music with Corey Brackett
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music with Corey Brackett

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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Animal Encounter Series: Owls of NH
Aug
13
10:00 AM10:00

Animal Encounter Series: Owls of NH

Join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Town Square for live animal presentations led by expert naturalists.  On Sundays (and select Mondays) this summer, beginning at 10am native wildlife ambassadors will inform and inspire children, adults, and families alike.

This Week’s Program: Owls of New Hampshire

Who calls in the night? Who glides on shadowy wings in silent flight? What makes owls such extraordinary night hunters? A Squam Lakes Natural Science Center naturalist will introduce you to three of our state's owls to help you find out what is myth or fact about these amazing nocturnal birds.

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Live Music with Lil Penny
Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music with Lil Penny

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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50th Anniversary Poolside Family BBQ
Aug
12
5:30 PM17:30

50th Anniversary Poolside Family BBQ

Waterville Valley’s year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary continues with a Town of Waterville Valley-sponsored Poolside Family Barbecue on Saturday, August 12, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the White Mountain Athletic Club. 

There will be a cash bar, live entertainment provided by the band Sum X4 and stories and tales told by some of Waterville Valley’s colorful characters.

Other activities scheduled that day include games for children and adults of all ages on Packard Field from 2:30-4 p.m., and fireworks over Corcoran Pond at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and can be purchased at the Recreation Department.  Call Brooke or Nelson at 603-236-4695. 

The first 100 people to purchase tickets will receive a commemorative 50th anniversary T-shirt!  The deadline for purchasing tickets is July 25.

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Live Music with Doug Thompson
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music with Doug Thompson

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

 

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Denali Challenge
Aug
11
to Aug 13

Denali Challenge

Within the mountains that surround Waterville Valley exist a number of New England's highest peaks. The Denali Challenge is to hike five of these peaks in one weekend. The ultimate challenge is to hike the five peaks equaling 20,000 feet (Denali is at 20,328') claiming the title "Alive after five". This year, hikers will be able to choose from a number of different peaks for the five mountains they will climb. Participation in the weekend is free and everyone is welcome. Whether you're an experienced hiker looking to master all five peaks, or just looking to join the fun, there is something to fit all abilities and ages. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Please e-mail jcobbett@waterville.com to pre-register. 

Hike any five of the following peaks to achieve 20,000’ (or a sixth peak if elevation is needed).
Peaks (Elevation)
Tecumseh (4003)
Welch (2605)
Dickey (2734)
Snow’s (2800)
North Peak Tripyramid (4180)
Middle Peak Tripyramid (4140)
South Peak Tripyramid (4100)
Mt. Osceola (4340)
Mt. Osceola East (4156)
The Scaur (2200)
Goodrich Rock (2200)
Noon Peak (2976)
Jennings Peak (3460)

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday
Hikes can be done on Saturday and Sunday, but hikers can choose to get one of the mountains out of the way on Friday. We do encourage a warm up hike on Friday to one of the many scenic outlooks in Waterville Valley.

Friday Night
Registration is from 6-8PM in the Town Square next to the info booth. Hikers will receive a welcome goody bag, t-shirt and hiker card.

Saturday
10am Family Hike to Cascades-meet at the Info Booth in Town Square. Transportation is provided. Hikers bag 2 or 3 peaks.

Sunday
10am Family Hike to Goodrich Rock-meet at the Info Booth in Town Square. Transportation is provided.

Hikers finish 5 peaks and turn in finished cards at the Info Booth in Town Square.

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Animal Encounter Series: Animal Architects
Aug
6
10:00 AM10:00

Animal Encounter Series: Animal Architects

Join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Town Square for live animal presentations led by expert naturalists.  On Sundays (and select Mondays) this summer, beginning at 10am native wildlife ambassadors will inform and inspire children, adults, and families alike.

This Week’s Program: Animal Architects

We don’t typically think of animals when we think of architects and building, but many of our wild animal neighbors are habitat architects. A habitat is an animal’s home, the place it finds everything it needs to survive. Through shelter construction and other activities, many animals build habitat for themselves and other species too. A woodpecker is an expert habitat architect. By drilling holes in trees for feeding and nesting, woodpeckers provide many cavity nesting birds, like a saw-whet owl, a safe nest it couldn’t build on its own. A Squam Lakes Natural Science Center naturalist will show you three live wild animal architects and the habitats they build. (2017 Library Summer Reading Program)

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Farm to Table Garden Dinner
Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

Farm to Table Garden Dinner

The Margaret and H.A. Rey Center Present:

An Elegant 5 Course Dinner of locally sourced cheese, shelfish, meats, vegetables, and berries sourced from NH, MA, VT, and ME.  Located at the Mary Bierbrier Community Gardens, next to the Curious George Cottage on Noon Peak Road in Waterville Valley.

This celebration of the seasons' bounty will be prepared by Chef Sean Stout of the Coyote Grill.

This is a BYOB event. Music provided by Peter James Templeton. Dark Sky Stargazing will follow dinner.

Seating is limited, has sold out in previous years, and prior reservation is required. Tickets are $100 per person and available online or by calling: (603) 236-3308.

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Live Music in Town Square
Aug
5
12:00 PM12:00

Live Music in Town Square

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

12-3pm  Brad & Joey
6-9pm   Brian Walker

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Ugotta Regatta in Waterville Valley
Aug
5
11:30 AM11:30

Ugotta Regatta in Waterville Valley

The free canoe, kayak and paddle boat races will be held at a five-acre lake, next to Town Square.

9:30-11:00a.m. Boat Building class with free supplies provided for the onsite boat-building workshop at the Corcoran Pond beach.  All boats must be made of tape and cardboard.

9:30am-11:30a.m. Join the Curious George Cottage on the beach for some story time and paper boat building as well.

11:00 a.m. Boat “Oughtta Float” contest

11:30 a.m. Kayak and canoe boat races will happen immediately following the boat contest.  

12:00-4:00 p.m. Craft Brew Sampling hosted by Amoskeag Beverages with
DogFish Sea Quench Ale
Ballast Point Even Keel
Nauti Seltzer
Baxter Stow Away

1:00-3:00 p.m. Join us on the beach for some classic water games and water fun with our new Aqua Lily Pads!

If you would like to pre-register for the boat races you can do so by contacting the WV Rec. Department at 603-236-4695 or stop by the Info Booth in Town Square on Friday 8/4.

There will also be live music from the gazebo stage 12-3pm with Brad and Joey, 6-9pm with Brian Walker.

Call (603) 236 - 4695 for more information. 

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Live Music with Bryan Conway
Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music with Bryan Conway

Pack your coolers, claim your picnic table, and put on your dancing shoes! Popular local musicians are flocking to the Waterville Valley Town Square this summer for a live outdoor concert series from May through October. The gazebo stage will be rocking most weekends and select weekdays as talented artists jam out all summer long overlooking the quaint square, shops, restaurants, and beautiful Corcoran Pond.

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