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Welcome to Jan's Blog! Waterville Valley Realty's marketing director, Jan Stearns, has been living in and loving New Hampshire her whole life. Click on Jan's Blog every day for news about Waterville Valley Resort people, activities, events, and real estate opportunities. Email Jan with your comments at or call her at 603-236-3333.

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Paul Leavitt

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


Share your love and knowledge of Waterville Valley

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


Wanted: Ticks

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


Resort Insider: April 26-May 23

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


Resort Insider: April 19-May 11

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


Local Killed in Mt. Washington Avalanche

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


Snow Keeps Falling

Winter just won’t quit. The picture below was taken yesterday. It looks like a January powder day, right? Today Waterville Valley is skiing and riding on 59 trails. You read that right. FIFTY-NINE TRAILS! Check out the snow report. Lift … Continue reading


Resort Insider: April 5-28

Mud season may be coming soon, but there’s still plenty of fun on tap in Waterville Valley. The Ski Area has extended the spring skiing another week through Sunday, April 14. So grab your sunglasses and sun screen and hit … Continue reading


Waterville Valley Connections on NH Chronicle

Set reminders on your phone. NH Chronicle, a nightly news magazine on WMUR Channel 9, has two episodes in their line-up next week, each with a Waterville Valley connection. On Wednesday, April 3, producer Audrey Cox tells the story of … Continue reading


Resort Insider: March 29-April 20

Winter ain’t over til it’s over! BIG ANNOUNCEMENT from the Ski Area: Due to the amazing snowpack that’s still holding on through the warmer temperatures, the resort will stay open daily through Sunday, April 14th.  Get the scoop on what’s happening in … Continue reading


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