HIKES & EVENTS
WATERVILLE VALLEY NORDIC CENTER XC SKI
DATE: Mar 12, 2022
END DATE: Mar 12, 2022
Hike/Event Location: Waterville Valley NH
Thornton, NH United States,
Manchester, NH United States
Meeting Time: 10:30 AM
Max # People: 10
Hike Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
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Join us for a day of cross country skiing at the Waterville Valley Nordic Center. The trails are wide, beautiful and well groomed. One of the best in the New Hampshire! Waterville is nestled in a high valley within a ring of 4,000 footer mountains in the White Mountain National Forest!
We will do a variety of trails, some hilly and some flat. We ski a combination of easier and intermediate trails. We’ll spend the morning in the North End exploring the Osceola Vista Campground trails and either Livermore or Tripoli Road. After lunch in the Livermore parking lot, we’ll drive to the South End, trail conditions permitting, to explore those trails.
If you need to rent XC Ski equipment please arrive a half hour early so by the time we arrive at the main lodge for 10:30 AM, you are ready to GO! If this is your first time cross-country skiing, we highly recommend you sign up for a beginner class and we’ll then pick you up at the main lodge once you are finished.
Don't forget to wear warm layers [NO COTTON OR BLUE JEANS], gloves, warm hat, rain/wind shell, water, lunch, snacks, pack and anything else you would bring for a cross-country ski adventure. We will be having lunch on the trail.
The trail fee is $21. Contact us if you have any questions.
Après Hiking Dinner: Everyone is welcome to join us back at our house in Waterville Valley if you provide us proof of vaccination to relax beside our fireplace with views of the Sandwich Mountain/Mad River [BYOB and bring snacks] followed by one of Jon's delicious dinners. We ask $10 per person to help pay for our food costs. Showers are available so bring a change of clothing to make your visit with us more comfortable.
Lodging Option: Bunk beds are available at our house [with Wi Fi] near Waterville Valley, NH for Friday and/or Saturday night if you provide us proof of vaccination. The cost is $25 for Friday night and $35 for Saturday that includes dinner [$60 for the weekend]. Coffee/bagels each morning and linen/blankets/towels are provided. Space is limited so email ASAP to reserve a bunk!
Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot
The Nordic Center is near Corcoran pond on right hand side.
We’ll be meeting at the ticket office at the Town Square. Do not take the left to the Waterville Valley Ski Area!!! Instead continue forward and take the left to the Town Square [after the Athletic Center]. Find parking on the right hand side of the road and walk to the Town Square. Leave your skis in your vehicle because after we meet, we’ll be driving to the North End Livermore Trail parking area.