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.

Resort Insider Activities Calendar

June 21, 2019

By Jan Stearns

Get the scoop on everything that’s happening in Waterville Valley for the next couple of weeks – right through Independence Day – by downloading the Resort Insider activities calendar, below. Waterville Valley News The damn dam construction at Corcoran Pond … Continue reading

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Resort Insider: June 7-July 19

June 7, 2019

By Jan Stearns

A mega issue of the Resort Insider is hot off the press. Find out everything that’s happening in Waterville Valley from June 7 right through the Independence Day holiday.  > Resort Insider: June 7 – July 19

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Ski Magazine Survey Time

June 5, 2019

By Jan Stearns

It’s time to show your love for Waterville Valley. SKI Magazine’s annual reader survey is now open, and we want YOU to rate your favorite resort (hint…Waterville Valley Resort!).  The link below will take you right to the survey. It … Continue reading

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Waterville Valley Student Athletes Named to U.S. Ski Team

June 4, 2019

By Jan Stearns

WVBBTS/Waterville Valley Academy was named the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Freeski Club of the Year for 2019.  It seems fitting that two of the club’s student athletes – brother and sister, Grace and Hunter Henderson – have been named to the … Continue reading

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Paul Leavitt

May 7, 2019

By Jan Stearns

Long-time Waterville Valley resident and retired Chief of Police Paul Leavitt passed away on Monday, May 6, after a lengthy illness.   Paul started his law enforcement career after graduating from UNH. He served in the Hampton, NH Police Department for … Continue reading

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Share your love and knowledge of Waterville Valley

May 3, 2019

By Jan Stearns

Love Waterville Valley? Want to feel like a hero by helping visitors discover all that Waterville Valley has to offer in the warm weather months. Spend this summer in an outdoor ‘office’ at Waterville Valley’s Town Square. The Waterville Valley … Continue reading

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Wanted: Ticks

April 26, 2019

By Jan Stearns

A local company, BeBop Labs of Ashland, NH, is asking for our help. They want ticks.  You read that right. They want the ticks that we find on our pets and on ourselves. BeBop Labs’ mission is to research, gather, and … Continue reading

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Resort Insider: April 26-May 23

April 25, 2019

By Jan Stearns

Here’s the latest issue of the Resort Insider activities calendar through May 23. Can you believe Memorial Day weekend is around the corner? >> Resort Insider YOUTH FISHING DERBY — The annual Casting for Kirby youth fishing derby has been moved … Continue reading

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Resort Insider: April 19-May 11

April 19, 2019

By Jan Stearns

Someone asked me why I bother to publish the Resort Insider in April and early May. The answer is simple. We are still living and working here. Not all residents have escaped to South Carolina or Florida for mud season. … Continue reading

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Local Killed in Mt. Washington Avalanche

April 17, 2019

By Jan Stearns

The Waterville Valley community is reeling from the news that Nick Benedix, 32, was killed in an avalanche while skiing on Mt. Washington on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Nick is the son of Gary Benedix, a longtime staff member at … Continue reading

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