Apres Ski in Waterville Valley

Waterville Valley Village

Just five minutes from the slopes is a quaint but lively mountain village that is unique among New Hampshire ski resorts.

The quaint mountain village is synonymous with skiing in Europe and portions of North America, though this type of amenity is often lost on eastern ski resorts. Such is not the case with Waterville Valley. Just a short drive down the road from the ski area, Waterville Valley offers an adequate and lively mountain village filled with entertainment, shops, plenty of lodging and restaurant options, and more.

Unique to New Hampshire, Waterville’s mountain village is centered around Town Square, a walking-only section that includes a multitude of shops, bars, restaurants, and recreation. Live music and entertainment is sprinkled throughout the ski season in Town Square as well, offering even more reasons to explore the village. Perhaps best of all, a shuttle service is offered between Town Square and the mountain, so resort guests need not worry about transportation while they are staying in Waterville.

The village is located at the end of the road on NH-49, and offers a quaint feel that keep families coming back. There is not too much trouble for children to get into, but plenty in the line of amenities and activities that the whole family can enjoy. From skating to snowshoeing, the village offers it all, along with many accommodation options to handle the winter surge of visitors.

Waterville Valley Restaurants, Bars & Apres Ski

Come hungry to Waterville, as restaurant and bar options are plentiful both on-mountain and in town.

Looking to eat while you’re at the mountain? Lunch at the mountain summit’s Schwendi Hutte is a great option as you can refuel on homemade but creative sandwiches and bakery items. If a more robust dining experience is in order, head to T-Bars restaurant at the mountain base and enjoy a more in-depth menu of North Country fare. If beers are in order, Buckets Bones & Brews is the place to be.

In addition to four on-mountain restaurants, Waterville Valley’s village also features plenty of restaurants and bars to feed the whole family. From pizza at Olde Waterville Pizza Co. to pasta, grilled American classics, and gourmet breakfast food, Town Square is the place to be to find three meals a day when you need it. The local favorite is the Valley Pub and Grille, and this is the clear hotspot for nightlife during the height of the winter season. Their creative take on adding some spicy heat to Hawaiian pizza is not to be missed! If sports are on your mind, there is also a sports bar located within the Town Square complex.

Waterville Valley Activities

Not just a skiing destination, there is plenty to do both on and off the mountain at Waterville Valley.

While skiing is generally the name of the game in Waterville, the resort setting does offer a variety of other activities. Winter hiking and snowshoeing is a common activity in the area, as well as ice-skating. The rink in the Waterville Valley village commonly hosts hockey tournaments with teams from all over New England and beyond, but a free skate session is also normally available certain days of the week. For those looking for more on their off day, Town Square has a variety of amenities, including shopping, and massages may be available at the White Mountain Athletic Club for those who need to work out the kinks after a long day on the mountain.

If a summer trip is in the cards, Waterville Valley also offers warmer weather activity. Located in the heart of the White Mountains, hiking trails are abundant in the area, and golf is available in the mountain village. For the more adventurous, lift-accessed mountain biking is also quite the treat and located right in town.

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