Trip report


Nordic Skiing DATE: 01/27/2024 - 01/27/2024

Trip/Event Location: Waterville Valley, NH

Trip Leader(s): Gandalf , JDNnh

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Click Here For Directions to Town Square and Nordic Center. 

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 on your right]. BRING YOUR SKIS WITH YOU BECAUSE AFTER WE MEET TO PURCHASE PASSES, WE’LL BE SKIING IN THE SOUTH END. Find parking on the right hand side of the road and walk across the street to the Town Square. The Nordic Center is near Corcoran Pond on right hand side.We’ll be meeting inside the ticket office at the Town Square. 

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We seven intrepid adventurers met up at Waterville Valley Nordic Center for a day of cross-country skiing. It was a cloudy day with occasional snow flurries with temperatures in the mid-30’s. Conditions were solid with just a few spots of thin cover here and there. It was amazing how good the conditions were despite the recent rainy events!

We met at the Nordic Center to purchase tickets with Paul and Craig staying there for lesson. The rest of us drove to the North End to ski uphill up Livermore Road. Who could ask for more! The trails were wide, beautiful, and well groomed. Quite a few people on the trails enjoying this warm day. It was so warm; we ran into Nordic skiing legend Kris Freeman skiing shirtless!

It was a fast descent back down to the parking lot where we returned back to the Nordic Center to meetup with Paul and Craig for lunch indoors. Afterwards we drove to Snow’s Mountain parking lot and walked to the Connector Trail to continue our skiing adventure. The Connector Trail has a beautiful stretch of skiing along the Mad River with some trophy homes on the other side.

Paul and Craig decided to focus on this area to practice their skiing skills while the rest of us continued up skiing up Lower Osceola, Moose Run, Wicked Easy and Bob’s Lookout. We had enough for the day and headed back to our house for some après ski activities. We soaked our tired muscles in the hot tub, warmed up by the fireplace and enjoyed hardy vegetarian pesto lasagna with a side of seasoned meatballs, sausage and peppers prepared by Jon! We finished our meal with a delicious strawberry cheesecake. A fantastic time was had by all! 

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