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July 2014

Within the Valley that surrounds Waterville Valley exist a number of New England’s highest peaks. The Denali Challenge will be to hike the two Osceola peaks, Tecumseh, Welch and Dickey Mountains – all in Waterville Valley. The altitude of these five peaks approximates the height of Mount Denali in Alaska. This hiking weekend will propose the challenge of hiking all of these peaks in one weekend. The weekend will be filled with intense hiking for some, but will also include talks by hiking heroes, time for socializing, hikes for families with kids, games and entertainment. The ultimate challenge is to... Read more →


Waterville Valley Resort and WVBBTS / Snowsports Educational Foundation have announced a joint project that will yield significant upgrades in snowmaking for the 2014/15 season. The resort and the snowsports foundation will make a combined investment of more than $250,000. There will be seven new fan guns as well as additional improvements and upgrades made to the existing snowmaking system. All this comes just four years after Waterville Valley Resort invested another $500,000 in snowmaking and improvements back in 2010. Waterville Valley Resort and WVBBTS look forward to working together on this project as well as others in the future... Read more →


Five Rivers promotes a Paddle Trip on the Merrimack River

Boating for a good cause Concord, NH – Clear your schedule on Sunday, July 27 to join a Paddle Trip on the Merrimack River hosted by Five Rivers Conservation Trust, Merrimack County Savings Bank and Quickwater Canoe & Kayak. Starting at 11:00 a.m. through noon, boaters can launch their boat at the County Farm in Boscawen for a 10 mile paddle down the Merrimack to the Quickwater location, on Hannah Dustin Drive on the Canterbury/ Concord line. The trip should take 3-4 hours of paddling. Refreshments will be available, but all participants should bring plenty of water and snacks for... Read more →


This first-ever Pinnacle race will take place at Waterville Valley Resort, New Hampshire, USA on September 19-20, 2014. Waterville Valley is located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest and has worked closely with the U.S. Forest Service to plan the event. Read more →


Waterville Valley Resort will also host the 15th Annual Chocolate Fest on August 2 in Town Square from 6-8:30 p.m. A free concert by Scarlett Moon will be available to attend during the event, and fireworks over Corcoran Pond at 8:30 p.m. will cap off the evening. Read more →


Exhibit explores relationship between people and the land GORHAM, NH: The White Mountain National Forest, Androscoggin Ranger District is hosting a special exhibition this summer that delves into the history of the Northern Forest of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and New York. Exhibits from the Northern Forest Center’s mobile forest heritage museum, Ways of the Woods: People and the Land in the Northern Forest, are already on display and open to the public at the Androscoggin district visitors’ center. “Visitors really enjoyed the exhibit over the winter, so we’re delighted to make it available during our busy summer months,” said... Read more →


At the helm will be professional photographer George Mitchell, who will focus on the majestic Presidential range from the top of Mount Washington. The tour consists of a round trip train ride to the summit and back down, with two hours to spend at the top with a short guided hike to Great Gulf. There will be plenty of vantage points for shooting the passing trains, panoramic views and unique characteristics and weather of the Presidential range. Read more →


MARSHFIELD STATION, NH - The Mount Washington Cog Railway is open for its 145th season of bringing visitors to the summit of the Northeast's highest peak. Once again this year, the Cog is offering the popular Summer Photo Workshop Series. This season, each tour will have a different focus and will be geared to varying ability levels. The Summit Photo Tour, on July 21, will focus on the summit of Mount Washington itself as a subject. With two hours to spend at the top, there will be plenty of vantage points for shooting the passing trains, panoramic views and unique... Read more →


The award-winning New York Times and Boston Globe featured Theatre Under the Stars continues their “no/low cost” 2014 summer season of Governor Commended professional theatre with the wildly popular return of award-winning shows by Young NH Playwrights. “Romeo and What Julie-et” by 12 year old Hannah Gohr and “The Merry Wives of Seuss” by 8th grader Ellie Knight, are both witty “winks” that poke fun at some of Shakespeare’s most popular shows. Performed as a double feature, both short plays are helmed by NYC-based director Jon Peacock, who has lead the NY State Art Camps and worked at a variety of regional theatres across the US including both the Redlands and Southwest Shakespeare Festivals. Read more →


Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise with Jazz Entertainment. Sundays the M/S Mount Washington takes you to Alton Bay. Departing Weirs Beach the M/S Mount Washington will follow the western shore until Diamond Island. Ply the waters between Sleepers Island and the mainland on the trip over to Alton Bay. You know when you have passed Little Mark Island that you are entering the 5 mile arm of the lake known as Alton Bay. Alton Bay is located at the southernmost part of the lake. Upon your departure from Alton Bay, you will pass between Sleepers Island and Rattlesnake Island. The approach... Read more →