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December 16, 2013

Dine Mountainside During Starry Nights!

Waterville Valley is one of the first communities in New England to enact a Dark Skies ordinance that protects the nighttime sky.  One of the best ways to enjoy the stars that glimmer over Waterville Valley at night is with a special mountainside dinner event, Starry Nights at Sunnyside Timberlodge.

Starry Nights offers gourmet dining to acoustic music while nestled around a fire at the Sunnyside Timberlodge on Mt. Tecumseh.  Guests will enjoy the stars as they are transported up the Valley Run Quad lift, then ski or ride to the Sunnyside Timberlodge along a torch-lit trail. Upon arrival at the lodge, diners trade out ski and snowboard boots for cozy souvenir socks and warm-up fireside with appetizers, wine and beer while chatting with friends and listening to a local musician.  The evening’s dinner menu includes herb-crusted tenderloin, lobster ravioli and cumin dusted swordfish served with oven roasted vegetables and seafood pasta.  This special evening culminates with guests skiing or snowboarding down the Valley Run trail under the stars in a torchlight parade.

The first Starry Nights of the 2013/14 winter season is on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, followed by additional dates on Jan. 18 and Feb. 22, 2014.  Tickets are $100 plus tax per person and include beer, wine and dinner.  Starry Nights is open to ages 16+.  Space is limited and reservations are required by calling Therese at 603-236-8311 ext. 3000 or 1-800-468-2553.

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Waterville Valley Resort is known as New Hampshire’s family resort and offers 220 skiable acres.  The ski area peaks at 4,004 feet with a vertical drop of 2,020 feet, 50 trails and 11 lifts.

New Hampshire has many towns that naturally grew around the state’s travel and tourism industry, particularly around its many ski mountains. But only one, Waterville Valley, was designed and planned specifically as a self-contained, four seasons resort. In addition to its world-class alpine and Nordic ski areas, Waterville Valley Resort has a thriving cultural and arts community, an indoor ice arena and a host of warm-weather activities.

For more information on Waterville Valley Resort visit or call 1-800-GO-VALLEY.

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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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