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Waterville Valley Stakeholders Meet

September 16, 2012

A couple of nights ago the temperatures dropped into the 40s and my husband asked me if he should pull out the ceramic space heater.  It’s still early September, for heaven’s sake!  Although the temperature is in the 80s today, the cool nights, morning dew, and coloring leaves are hinting that winter is on the way!

Speaking of winter…The top brass at Waterville Valley Resort invited members of the business community to attend a winter marketing and lodging meeting this past Thursday morning.  The meeting was part informational, part pep rally, and a chance for those of us who work on the valley floor to offer input and ask questions.  The resort company is working hard to improve communications between all of the independent businesses in Waterville Valley so that our vacationers, visitors, guests, customers and clients enjoy a memorable experience throughout the valley.

Waterville Valley Resort has always been family-friendly; but, this winter and going forward the resort is emphasizing its commitment to families by creating fun-filled Winter Unlimited vacation packages (similar to the uber popular Summer Unlimited packages that have attracted folks to the valley in summer).  The details are still being finalized, but these 3, 4 and 5-day midweek, non-holiday packages will be priced right for families and they will be all inclusive.  (As a parent, I LOVE that!)  That means lift tickets, a family breakfast and dinner, a NASTAR race, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, overnight ski and snowboard check at the mountain, evening programs like a torchlight parade, ice skating party, tubing, a swimming party, and a cross-country ski or snowshoe tour will be included.  The powers-that-be are even proposing that tax and service charge be included, which means you’ll know exactly what the price is when you book your vacation.  (As a parent, I LOVE that, too!)  The mountain will be offering special rates for lessons and rental equipment – and there’s even talk of offering free nursery! (As a parent, I would have LOVED that when my kids were little!)

The ski area is holding the line on lift ticket prices and, like last year, offering midweek, non-holiday lift ticket promotions to help save you even more money.

  • Mondays:  Special $43 on all tickets
  • Tuesdays:  Patriot’s special through football season – lift ticket price is the Patriot’s opponent’s score from the previous week’s game
  • Wednesdays:  Save $20 off all lift tickets with proof of purchase of a Dunkin’ Donuts breakfast sandwich
  • Thursdays:  TBA, but rest assured you’ll save some dough!
  • Fridays:  Boston Red Sox fans save $20 – all lift tickets are just $43!

You’ll enjoy the luck of the Irish on St. Paddy’s Day with $17 lift tickets.  No foolin’ on April 1s, all lift tickets will be $1!  Non-holiday Sundays kids 12 & under lift tickets will be just $15.

I’m looking forward to a GREAT winter at Waterville Valley and I hope to see you on the slopes, at the ice arena, in Town Square, out on the town, and here at my office checking out the great real estate opportunities!

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.

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