Author Archives: Jan Stearns

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

Waterville Valley gets a mention in NY Times

December 13, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley Resort gets a mention in a New York Times article, “At Smaller (and Affordable) Ski Resorts, New Lodges, Lifts and Runs.” “With the size and variety to engage skiers for weeks, the ski industry’s big players like Aspen and … Continue reading

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Message from Gigi

December 12, 2017

By Jan Stearns

I bet snowsports lovers are staring longingly out their windows right now as snow is dumping from the sky.  The weather gurus have upped the snow accumulation to 10 inches.  As I reported yesterday, the Nordic Center is opening tomorrow … Continue reading

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CBS Will Televise Dual Slalom at Waterville Valley

By Jan Stearns

I just saw an article in Snow Industry News reporting that CBS Sports Network will televise the World Pro Ski Tour, which includes the White Mountain Dual Challenge that is going to be held right here in Waterville Valley on … Continue reading

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Waterville Valley Nordic Opening Wednesday

December 11, 2017

By Jan Stearns

This just in from the Waterville Valley Nordic Center Director, Ian Cullison… “I’m anticipating Nordic terrain being officially open as of Wednesday, Dec. 13. Any open trails will be snowmobile groomed.  With that, we will move to our regular in-season daily hours … Continue reading

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Candy Cottage Workshops

By Jan Stearns

‘Tis the season for a Waterville Valley family tradition – Candy Cottage Workshops – at the  Recreation Department.  There will be two workshops – Friday, Dec. 15, from 2:45-5 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  … Continue reading

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Kids Won’t Want to Miss This Party

December 10, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Parents, are you looking for a fun drop-off program for your kids on New Year’s Eve so you can have a little adult time out?  Sign them up NOW for the Waterville Valley Recreation Department’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza on … Continue reading

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Over the Headwall: A Ski History of Tuckerman Ravine

December 9, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Weekends in February are already filling up with fun activities and events.  Mark your calendar for Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.  Jeff Leich, Executive Director of the New England Ski Museum in Franconia, will be the special guest at WVAIA’s annual … Continue reading

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Cookie Raffle Winners

December 8, 2017

By Jan Stearns

Thanks to all who stopped by Waterville Valley Realty’s office in Town Square yesterday for Customer Appreciation Day.  We had two dozen freshly baked and creatively decorated holiday sugar cookies to raffle off.  Look at them!  Aren’t they adorable?  And … Continue reading

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Resort Insider: Dec. 8-17

By Jan Stearns

It’s time for your weekly Resort Insider activities calendar! Download and print or save to your phone because you don’t want to miss any of the fun ON and OFF the mountain! >> The Resort Insider: December 8-17

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New Speed Limit on NH Route 49

By Jan Stearns

The 40 mph speed limit on much of Route 49 – the road in and out of Waterville Valley – has elicited complaints, debate, angst, frustration and speeding tickets for many years.  Many of you will be happy to know … Continue reading

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