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February 22, 2014

Waterville Valley received some press in the Boston Globe.  In case you missed it, check out the story by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, below.

Sled dogs took riders to see moonlit mountain vistas in New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley.

Not everyone loves winter weather. While skiers and boarders may delight in a snow storm and rush out to savor first tracks on the mountain, others prefer to enjoy the season from a cozy spot indoors.

But that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy mountain scenery, resort amenities, and après-ski fun. Activities for nonskiers include slope-side spas, mountaintop dinners, painting classes, swimming in heated pools, even golf. And they just might brave the cold to take sightseeing rides in ski gondolas and snowcats or snuggly tucked under lap robes on a horse-drawn sleigh or dog sled.

In New Hampshire’s White Mountains, guests at Waterville Valley ( hotels are welcome at the White Mountain Athletic Club’s indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and saunas, or they can skate in the indoor ice arena. Sled dogs take riders to see moonlit mountain vistas, and Percheron horses pull a sleigh for scenic rides along the snow-covered golf course, as riders sip hot cocoa.

Monthly Dark Sky Stargazing Nights are led by New Hampshire Astronomical Society volunteers and the Curious George Cottage hosts children’s story hours, crafts, and science activities on weekends and vacation weeks. Adult events include Saturday literary discussions, watercolor lessons, and films.

Image courtesy of Valley Snow Dogz, Waterville Valley

Image courtesy of Valley Snow Dogz, Waterville Valley

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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