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Fat Bikes

January 31, 2015

Waterville Valley Resort has added fat bike rentals to its off-mountain offerings.  Fat bikes are mountain bikes with oversized tires designed to ride on unstable terrain like snow.  Developed in Alaska in the early 1980’s, fat bikes have grown in popularity in recent years but are still a rare find at ski resorts in the White Mountains.

You can now rent a fat bike at the Nordic Center in Waterville Valley’s Town Square.  

“One of Waterville Valley Resort’s most unique features is the wide variety of activities available to guests off the slopes,” says Nordic Center Director Leah Wilson. “Whether you’re an alpine skier or not, the valley a great place to stay and play. Fat biking is another excellent option in addition to the cross country skiing and snowshoing available at the Nordic Center.”

The Nordic Center has approximately 15 km of trails designated for fat bike use this season.  A fat bike rental costs $30 for a half day and $40 for a full day (as conditions allow…soft snow means no riding).  

Fat Bike Demo Ride

On Sunday and Thursday afternoons – when conditions allow – join a Nordic Center staff member for a 1 hour intro and ride leaving from the Nordic Center at 1 p.m.  Rentals are $10 and trail passes $5 for this twice weekly ride. Dress warm and wear insulated footwear and heavy gloves. Please call ahead to confirm the ride is on for the day.

For more information, call the Nordic Center at 603-236-4666.

Image from fatbike.com

Image from fat-bike.com

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.

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