Waterville Valley New Hampshire
This original community has changed from the farming, and logging community with the first settlers of 1760’s, and then incorporated as Waterville in 1829.
In the 1960’s there were some major changes not just in the name Waterville Valley, but, when the Mount Tecumseh Ski Area started. Up to this point and time in its history, Waterville was a summer destination. Winter visitors didn’t start coming to the area until after the Second World War. Read more
Incorporated in 1829, Waterville Valley is a year-round resort community located in the heart of New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest, conveniently located only 2 hours from Boston. In winter, the Valley is alive with its abundant ski and snowboard activities on Mt. Tecumseh, snow shoeing, indoor tennis, swimming, hockey, ice skating, and amazing cross country skiing. The summer months offer an abundance of hiking, biking, swimming and numerous opportunities to enjoy the beauty outside your door!
Waterville Valley has one of the oldest, maintained network of trails in the United States. For more info, please visit the Waterville Valley Athletic & Improvement Association.
Tommy Corcoran represented the United States in the 1956 and 1960 Winter Olympics, nearly winning a medal in the 1960 Giant Slalom at Squaw Valley. Why mention this amazing skier? In 1965, Corcoran left Aspen and started the Waterville Company, Inc., purchasing most of the privately owned land in the town of Waterville Valley. During the planning and initial construction phases, Corcoran continued to ski race. Corcoran allegedly received help in obtaining Federal permits and loans from friend Robert Kennedy. Read more
Waterville Valley has established itself as a premier winter vacation resort. However, it has also become known for its summer amenities which include a sporty 9-hole golf course, 18 clay tennis courts, Corcoran's Pond and related water activities, mountain biking, a roller blade sport park, numerous hiking trails, and several good fishing holes. Both the summer and winter activities are enhanced by an athletic club with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor tennis and handball courts, and weight rooms.
Plymouth is the principal trading center for Waterville Valley and is home to Plymouth State College, a branch of the state university system. The Silver Cultural Arts Center, on the college campus, offers a rich and varied selection of performances by artists from around the word. Hospital facilities like Spear Memorial are also located in Plymouth with direct affiliation with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, about a one hour's drive from Plymouth.
For more about Waterville Valley Ski Resort visit: http://www.newenglandskihistory.com/NewHampshire/watervillevalley.php
Waterville Valley, a wonderful place to live and play no matter the season!