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.

Summer Send-off Lodging Deal

August 11, 2018

By Jan Stearns

Waterville Valley Resort is offering a last minute lodging deal that’s worth sharing with friends and family. Book a minimum two night stay at a participating inn or lodge between Aug. 30 and Sept. 2. All guests receive a Freedom … Continue reading

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Resort Insider: Aug. 10-19

August 10, 2018

By Jan Stearns

Find out everything that’s happening in Waterville Valley this weekend – right through Aug. 19 – by reading the Resort Insider. You can print it out, save it on your phone, or pick-up a copy at the Information Booth in … Continue reading

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Waterville Valley Participates in National Night Out

By Jan Stearns

On Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, Waterville Valley’s Department of Public Safety partnered with their public safety colleagues from Campton and Thornton to host the first ever local National Night Out at the Sugar Shack campground in Thornton. National Night Out … Continue reading

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Denali Challenge – Hike Five Waterville Valley Peaks

August 8, 2018

By Jan Stearns

It’s time once again for indomitable peakbaggers to gather in Waterville Valley for the annual Denali Challenge. Beginning Friday, Aug. 10 and culminating on Sunday, Aug. 12, hikers are challenged to summit five peaks in and around Waterville Valley equaling … Continue reading

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Good News – Beach Advisory Lifted!

August 7, 2018

By Jan Stearns

Just in the nick of time, as the dog days of summer are upon us, the Corcoran Pond beach advisory HAS BEEN LIFTED as of Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  The pond water is now suitable for swimming and wading. Folks have asked me what … Continue reading

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Ugotta Regatta Cancelled

August 3, 2018

By Jan Stearns

The annual Ugotta Regatta at Waterville Valley’s Corcoran Pond, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.  In addition, the live music with Doug Thompson scheduled for Friday evening, Aug. 5, has also been cancelled. Other … Continue reading

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Corcoran Pond Dam Project Update

By Jan Stearns

Notice from the Town of Waterville Valley about the Corcoran Pond dam project… The Town of Waterville Valley is finishing up design plans for State-mandated repairs at Corcoran Pond Dam. The repairs are required to ensure that the dam does … Continue reading

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Let’s Grill and Chill

August 2, 2018

By Jan Stearns

UPDATE 8/7/18 – the Grillin’ & Chillin’ cookout has been cancelled…sadly there weren’t enough advance ticket sales.  Maybe next year?! C’mon people…we’re planning a community-wide party and we want you to come! But you need to get on the ball … Continue reading

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Forest Bathing in Waterville Valley

By Jan Stearns

The mountains that embrace Waterville Valley were mapped as early as 1524 by explorers to the New World. The peaks surrounding the valley – Tecumseh, Osceola, Sandwich and Tripyramid – have offered the intrepid a place for solace, delight and … Continue reading

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Corcoran Pond Closed

August 1, 2018

By Jan Stearns

I just received a notification that Corcoran Pond is closed to swimmers.  Read the message, below. The Town of Waterville Valley has issued a health advisory for Corcoran Pond Beach. Corcoran Pond Beach tested higher than the state criteria for … Continue reading

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