Instructor: Arlene Taranow is a National Writing Project in NH teacher-consultant who also works with student teachers through Plymouth State University.
Participants will be encouraged to unleash their inner poet, regardless of background and level of experience in writing verse (or lack thereof). Our focus will be on accessible poetry for everyone! We’ll explore various poems and take a close look at language, humor, and poetic devices to help us stretch our own creativity. All writing will be guided with step by step exercises. Come and tap into your creativity!
Celebrating 19 years as a stand-up comic, Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and has appeared on nearly every show on the late-night TV circuit including The Late Show with David Letterman, "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, "Late Night" with Conan O’Brien, and "The Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. Don't know Bob? Check out his website. Tickets on sale HERE.
Where: Waterville Valley Resort Conference Center
When: February 18, 2018| Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm
USTSA and Waterville Valley will host the Minus33 Telemark Sprint Classic, part of the Minus33 Eastern Telemark Series on Saturday February 24, 2018. This 2 run event will include GS Gates, a Nordic style jump, a 360-degree banked turn, before a short Nordic skate.
There will be race categories for everyone:
Junior - ages 17 and younger
Citizen - ages 18 and older
Expert - all ages
Speedsuits and experience are not required.
Helmets are required. Competitors in the Expert Category MUST have helmets with hard ear coverings. All other competitors are encouraged to have helmets with hard ear coverings.
Bring your Nordic skate poles to help with the skate.
Join us for a day of skiing and fun. If you haven't tried racing before with jumps, gates and skating, come give it a try!
Registration Fee is $55 for a lift ticket and entry fee and $35 for Pass holders!
Online registration will be open until midnight on Thursday, February 22nd. Registration the day of the event will also take place at the mountain. Registration and check in will be on the second floor of the base lodge from 8:15 am until 9:00 am. Inspection will run from 9:00-9:45 with a 10:00 start. The event will conclude with awards and a raffle at the conclusion of the second run.
We are always in need of volunteers for race day, please click here to sign up for gate judging. Volunteers will receive a lift ticket and one ticket for the raffle!
For more information and to register click here. You can also join US Telemark Ski Team on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @ustelemarkski.
USASA Members race their way through our custom BX/SX course here at Waterville Parks.
More info here.
Boardercross/Skiercross: Each competitor will run the course alone for a time trial. Competitors will be seeded and bracketed based upon the time trial results and the number of competitors within each group. We will run the largest heats of the day first. Heats of less than 4 can take a 2nd "Fun Run" if they choose and time allows, but the results of the first race will represent the official results. Conciliation runs are given. In the case that a group's size is not a factor of 4 the athletes with the slowest time trials will race in a Last Chance Qualifier bracket for an opportunity to advance.
The good folks from Telemarkdown will be here onsite and providing Telemark Demos.
Now's your chance to try something new and experience Mt Tecumseh in a brand new way!
Come take a telemark skiing clinic taught by Waterville Valley Resort’s own certified Telemark instructors! It will be a two hour group clinic starting at 10:00, meeting in the Courtyard uphill from the Private lesson meeting signs. Cost is $23 for the two hour clinic. Lift ticket and any needed equipment is extra. Space should be reserved through the Snowsports desk by calling 603-236-8311 x 3136.
The Clinic is aimed at Telemark “never evers” and also Nordic/Alpine/ Snowboard crossovers to introduce Telemark and teach the basics of equipment and technique. If anyone needs to rent equipment, Top Dog rentals has a very limited amount of Telemark gear, so call and see if we have the sizes you need, or there are other shops in the area that rent Telemark gear. (Cross Country gear should not be used.)
Telemark is unique in its linkage to all the other Snowsports disciplines. Regardless of their primary activity, 2 hours on Telemark gear will allow participant to see the mountain through a new set of goggles.
Waterville Valley's outdoor club, WVAIA, is hosting its annual Winter Social at the Waterville Valley Resort Conference Center. A brief annual membership meeting will be followed by dinner, cash bar, fun raffles and special guest speaker Jeff Leich. Leich is Executive Director of the New England Ski Museum and author of two books. He will present, 'Over the Headwall: Skiing in Tuckerman Ravine'. WVAIA members ($25) and guests ($30) are welcomed. Register on Facebook or learn more HERE.
Cost: $150 (Includes 6-hour course, manual, course materials, hands-on instruction, First Degree Reiki Certification, Reiki Certificate, and ongoing post-class guidance).
Instructor: Debra England, BSN, RN, CHC, INHC, RMT – Usui and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher (Deb is a Registered Nurse, Certified Health and Integrative Nutrition Coach, and Certified Reiki Master Teacher in Usui and Karuna disciplines with a decade of experience as a practitioner, coach, teacher, and healer.)
This interactive course will include a brief overview of the history of Reiki and the current science behind it, hands-on instruction in how to use Reiki for Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual health of self and others, and a summary of energy principles related to wellness. Students will earn First Degree Reiki Certification through an engaging combination of discussion, activities, and supervised skills demonstration. Please wear comfortable, unrestrictive clothing and bring a bag lunch, along with an open mind.
Prerequisites: An open mind and desire to learn. No prior experience necessary! This course is appropriate for ages 16 and above. Register here
NOTE: Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Rachelle Lyons at (603) 535-3270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome the whole Plymouth State campus community as they enjoy a day off to visit us here at Waterville Valley Resort. There will be Nastar Racing, Fat Bike Rentals, Nordic Rentals, Tubing, a Rail Jam, Live Entertainment and beer specials in Buckets from 1-4pm.
The Toyota Revolution Tour will return to Waterville Valley for slopestyle competitions for free skiing and snowboading on Feb. 11-16, 2018.
The U.S. Revolution Tour has proved to be a progressive venue for today’s top junior riders to take the competitive stage in halfpipe, slopestyle, skicross and big air. The tour is designed to serve as a stepping-stone for athletes making the transition from competing at the grassroots level to the elite level. The series is focused towards riders 14-19 years old for HP and SS, and 13-19 years old for BA and SX. Top winners may earn an invite to be part of the U.S. Grand Prix, Junior Worlds, USASA Nationals, and participate in Project Gold camps. Competition format may vary slightly at each stop, but athletes will always compete as an open class.
For more info and registration details please visit: ussa.org
The Margret and H.A. Rey Center is holding our annual fundraising Gala Dinner & Auction on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Waterville Valley Resort Conference Center.
This year’s event will feature dinner and dancing to the live music. There will also be a live and silent auction. All Gala proceeds directly support the Rey Center’s programming.
Margret and H.A. Rey, authors of the Curious George children’s books, were summer residents of Waterville Valley. The Reys were artists and adventurers, historians and naturalists, gardeners and stewards. Today their pursuits live on in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center at the Curious George Cottage in Waterville Valley (the Reys’ former summer home). The Rey Center is a nonprofit organization that honors the Reys’ spirit of curiosity and discovery by increasing understanding of and participation in art, science and nature programs for youth, adults and families.
You can help the Rey Center continue to honor the Reys’ legacy and bring our unique programs to the residents and visitors of the Waterville Valley region. Visit http://reycentergala.auction-bid.orgto purchase tickets and bid on auction items.
For more information on the Rey Center Gala Dinner & Auction, please contact Leah Elliot at 603-236-3308 or email email@example.com.
8:00-9:00 a.m. Yoga
9:00-10:00 Meet and greet with coffee and goodies
10:00-12:00 On-snow Instruction based on level and technique
12:00-1:00 Fresh lunch provided, Special Presentation with Dr. Heather Tallman-Ruhm
1:00-3:00 On-snow Instruction, specific skill based clinics, or free ski
3:00-4:00 Wine and Wax Clinic
Price is $95 ($85 for Season Pass Holders)
Includes ski passes, ski and boot demos or high performance rentals, coffee, goodies, lunch, yoga class and qualifies you for specials on gear at the Nordic Center. Expect a mini-Swix trunk sale this year!
What to Bring:
Ski Equipment (or Demo or rent from us).
Warm clothing and plenty of layers, extras for changing out of sweaty ones mid-day!
Hat, XC gloves, Sunglasses & Sunscreen
Water belt or pack recommended.
We are a full service touring center. This means we can suit you up from head to toe if you’re totally new to the sport or help you freshen up your skiing experience. We have a fantastic selection of technical and fun outerwear, accessories and shiny new skis and boots from Swix, Salomon, Atomic and Fischer.
We hand pick our merchandise and only have what we want to wear and to ski with, and as much fun as it is to have in the shop, it’s even more fun to see someone using it!
If you bring your own gear call ahead and we’ll make sure we can get your skis waxed and ready for your day.
Where to Stay:
Call our reservation specialists directly for the best prices. Group and special event pricing available. 1-800-GO-VALLEY.
Call the Nordic Center 603-236-5201 for more information or to register.
Join our great staff at the Adventure Center for a women's focused Nordic Clinic.
This event will be one of the only opportunities to witness a field of Olympians, national champions and NCAA champions in the US as they face off side-by-side in dual slalom action. The White Mountain Dual Challenge at Waterville Valley will be held February 8-10. Stay tuned for a complete schedule. For more info please visit: https://worldproskitour.com/
CBS Sports Network will again serve as the television partner for the World Pro Ski Tour.
“We are thrilled to expand the World Pro Ski Tour schedule to three events this winter to create more opportunity for ski racers from across the globe. The American ski community is craving more events to see their idols go head to head in dual slalom, the most exciting alpine race format that will also make its debut in the South Korea Olympics,” said Ed Rogers, President of the World Pro Ski Tour. “Our official partners Maine Office of Tourism, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Greenhead Lobster are making it possible to grow these events"
Season Passholder Bring a Friend Weekend
February 3rd & 4th
Friends of Season Passholders get the best deal on lift tickets this weekend! Bring a friend and present your valid season pass for one $35 alpine or $15 nordic lift ticket per day. It pays to be a passholder, or at least to know one!
More info and all Passholder Perks visit:
Take part in our annual Pink Raffle to support B4BC. Waterville has raised over $50,000 in the last 11 years through this event. Boarding 4 Breast Cancer (B4BC) is a non-profit, youth-focused education, awareness, and fundraising foundation. B4BC’s mission is to increase awareness about breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the value of an active lifestyle.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
THE ANNUAL B4BC RAFFLE- SAT. 2/3 & SUN. 2/4
Tons of product will be up for grabs! We will be raffling off everything from helmets to outerwear and even snowboards! Raffle tickets can be purchased Saturday or Sunday in the Sunroom of the Base Lodge for $2 each or 6 for $10. Don't worry, you do not need to be present to win! Raffle winners will be drawn Sunday 2/4 and 3pm.
Rail Jam Sunday 2/4
- Registration is from 8-10am in the Base Lodge Sunroom $20 per person to enter. Must have a lift ticket or seasons pass.
- Rail Jam starts at 11am
- Awards in the Base Lodge Sunroom at 12:15pm
Where the Money Raised Goes...100% of the funds raised will be donated to B4BC to support their Step 1, Step 2 educational program.
Ski like a Pirate at the Swashbucker's Ski-A-Thon. All proceeds benefit the Waterville Adaptive Sports program. There will be a Apres Ski Beach Bash and Auction at the Waterville Valley Conference and Event Center. For all the info visit:
firstgiving.com to set up your Personal Pirate Page and follow watervilleadaptive.com for all the latest news and info.
Raise money for the Waterville Valley Adaptive Program and receive an Express Lift Pass for the Ski-A-Thon on February 3rd!
REGISTRATION: 8:00 - 9:00 AM under the tent located near the base of White Peaks Quad. START TIME: 9:00 AM with 5 hours of skiing or riding to get the most runs in!
Sign up as an individual or team, raise or donate $100 ($150 if you need a ski pass for the day), and enjoy:“No Wait” Express Lift Line Privileges! Souvenir Ski-A-Thon Tee Shirt!All participants receive a commemorative Tee Shirt, but the prizes just build from there.
Join WVAS for an Après Ski Beach Party at the Conference Center beginning at 5:00pm on Saturday, February 3rd. The evening will include live and silent auctions along with a (jimmy) buffet and appetizers. Tickets to the event will be $50.00/ person and $20.00 for kids 12 and under. Grab your Hawaiian shirt and grass skirt for a night that will melt the cold away!!
Join us at Buckets for some great live music from Austin Pratt!
Join us on Pfosi's Pfolly on one of the newest trails on our Green Peak expansion for the first ever IFSA Freeride Event at Waterville Valley! For more info and all registration information please click HERE.
Cost: $60 per person or $100/couple (includes materials)
Instructor: Susan Carr CZT [Certified Zentangle Teacher]
Participants will engage in a relaxed setting to learn the Zentangle method. The process is a simple pathway to relaxation, focus and calming a busy mind. The Zentangle method is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. No artistic skill is needed to experience satisfying results. This meditative art form can be easily integrated into your daily life.
Join us at Buckets for great live music from Clint LaPointe.
Join Austin Pratt in T-Bars for some great live music!