Waterville Valley, NH Real Estate News

By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
Mountain Sun Quarters at Waterville Valley Resort, NH.Buyers of resort real estate often look for a good value, a share in potential appreciation, and convenience.  Mountain Sun Quarters at Waterville Valley Resort offers buyers all of that...and more!  Mountain Sun Quarters is comprised of just 14 townhouse units owned as quartershare by 56 owners.  For a fraction of the cost of whole ownership, you can enjoy deeded ownership to a fully furnished, equipped, and maintained townhouse in the heart of Waterville Valley’s resort village.  Each unit has a spacious 1,600 sq. ft. of living space, 3+ bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and tasteful interior appointments.   Mountain Sun Quarters is located in the heart of Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire's White Mountains.  Four season recreation is w...
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
Head to the White Mountains of New Hampshire this Easter for a weekend Eggstravaganza!  At Waterville Valley Resort, we specialize in family fun.  Check out all the happenings below.  If you're looking for lodging, then check-out the Easter Weekend Eggstravaganza Lodging Packages that start at just $56 per person per night! Ski for a Buck It’s April Fools Day, but Waterville Valley Ski Resort isn’t fooling around with their $1 lift tickets!  That’s right, you can ski and ride for just a dollar today, so head to the mountain.  603-236-8311. Easter Crafts The Recreation Department will host two Easter-themed craft programs on Saturday, April 3.  From 10 a.m. to 12 noon join them for Easter Basket Decorating for all ages.  Bring your own basket or purchase one from the rec. dept.  They’ll ...
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
Limited land at Cascade Ridge in Waterville Valley Resort, NHMark Twain said it best.  Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.  Nowhere is that statement more true than at Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Waterville Valley’s premiere home site subdivision, Cascade Ridge, is made up of just 19 parcels located in the historic north end of the mountain resort village. The lots at Cascade Ridge are the last large home sites to be developed in Waterville Valley, a planned community whose development is restricted by a master plan and its location in the midst of 700,000+ acres of National Forest.  Waterville Valley is a small resort town located two hours north of Boston, with only 500 acres of private land and just 300 residents.    Sixteen of the 19 home sites ...
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
Moose Crossing at Waterville Valley Resort, NH.  After you've enjoyed a morning on the slopes of Waterville Valley Ski Resort -- hop in your car or on the resort's free shuttle bus and head down the ski area access road to Moose Crossing condominium, Waterville Valley Resort's ONLY new construction condominium.  Waterville Valley Realty hosts an open house at unit Moose Crossing unit #3, 3 Brownstone Way, on Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m.  Moose Crossing is located in the popular Moose Run subdivision, a mixed-use development in Waterville Valley, NH, a 500-acre resort community surrounded by 700,000+ acres of National Forest. Waterville Valley Resort has been called the town at the end of the road, with a sense of community as real as the mountains; a place where generations of families ha...
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
It's been over 20 years since Waterville Valley Resort last hosted a World Cup ski race.  Beginning today - and through Thursday, March 18 - the top 160 North American and international men and women will descend upon Waterville Valley, NH for the NORAM Cup Finals - just one step below the World Cup level.  The winning athletes in Giant Slalom and Slalom at the NORAMs will earn World Cup starts.The list of competitors who will be racing at Waterville Valley includes Olympians and top U.S. and Canadian Alpine Team athletes, along with a number of homegrown New Hampshire athletes, including current and former Dartmouth, University of New Hampshire and Plymouth State University alpine race team members.  The NORAMs are being presented by the Waterville Valley Black & Blue Trail Smashers sk...
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
You see them from time-to-time.  The 'Welcome to (insert state). Now Go Home' bumper stickers.  I just saw one on a shiny, brand-spanking new pick-up truck at the local market.  The driver had on the latest snowboarder outfit (for lack of a better term), and I bet if I peeked in the back of the truck I would have seen the newest riding gear, too. Probably all paid for with wages earned catering to the vacationers and visitors who flock to the Granite State's ski resorts.  Ski resorts that couldn't afford to stay open if weren't for the tourists.   Tourism pays mortgages in New Hampshire, and puts food on the table, and keeps the highways paved, and the roadways plowed, and store shelves stocked...the list goes on and on. Tourism is the second largest industry in New Hampshire in terms o...
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
It may be raining where you are, but not at Waterville Valley ski resort!   The snow starts as you drive up the access road to the ski area. One inch has fallen so far on the mountain, and more is forecasted!  48 trails plus all 5 glades, terrain parks and Exhibition's Superpipe are open.   Today is the last event of the Junior Freestyle Olympics at Waterville Valley - the dual moguls.  This is a great day to head to the slopes AND to watch some amazing freestyle athletes - and future Olympians?! - in person. Waterville Valley's base depth is 20-36" with all freestyle terrain, tree skiing and bump fields open.  Get the full mountain report right here.  32 kms of cross country trails are open.  Nordic skiers can get the latest info from Mike Seeger's Director's Diary right here.    Plan...
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
The spring skiing is the BEST it's been in YEARS at Waterville Valley Resort, NH!  The Ski Area is celebrating the 21st Winter Olympic Games by offering Olympic Size $21 Learn to Ski & Snowboard Days on Saturday & Sunday, March 20 & 21.For $21 you get:    * A beginner lesson    * Skis or Burton snowboard rental equipment    * A beginning area lift ticket for the day What a deal!  No reservations are needed, just come on up and have a ton of fun!Get on up here to Waterville Valley this spring.  Love it!Share your comments with me by emailing wci@wvnh.com.Cheers!  Jan1-888-987-8333Waterville Valley RealtyMy BlogFacebook - Become a Fan of Waterville Valley RealtyTwitterYoutube
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
Waterville Valley Resort and the WVBBTS Ski Club will be the focus of the alpine ski world this month with the NorAm Cup Finals being held March 16-18 and the J4 Future Stars from March 21-23.    There will be some incredible ski racing happening at Waterville Valley and you can be part of it!   WVBBTS Ski Club is looking to fill a number of key volunteer positions to help at both championship events.  The club welcomes anyone with race or volunteer experience and a passion for New Hampshire and alpine ski racing to sign-up.    Volunteers will be utilized in every aspect of the event.  The greatest need is for gatekeepers, who will be on the mountain from approximately 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on competition days.  No experience is necessary other than attentiveness and appropriate clothing!...
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire's White Mountains.  LOVE IT! Friday, March 5Ski & Ride 2 for 1 at the Ski Area.  Plus, spin the Wheel of Deals for a chance to win a free lift ticket and more!9 a.m.-4 p.m.Burton Demo Tour Super Stop.  Test Burton gear at the Ski Area.Saturday, March 6      7:30-9 a.m. (check-in at the Event Yurt) 9 a.m. (practice time) 10:15 a.m. (competition)Burton Amateur Series Superpipe8 a.m.-4 p.m.Burton Demo Tour Super Stop.  Test Burton gear at the Ski Area.11 a.m.-6 p.m.Rey Center Open HoursImmerse yourself in all things Curious George at the Rey Center in Town Square (2nd level). Try your hand at drawing in the style of H.A. Rey, relax on a bean-bag chair and read your favorite Curious George stories, see original art work by the Reys, and more. All ag...
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
Moose Run: Waterville Valley Resort's last subdivisionMark Twain once said, "Buy land, they're not making it anymore."  That is certainly the case at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.  You drive through eight miles of National Forest, along the banks of the energetic Mad River, to get to Waterville Valley.  Tucked in the White Mountains, this pedestrian-friendly village is comprised of just 500 acres of privately owned land and is completely surrounded by National Forest.  Waterville Valley is like an island in the middle of the forest, and that creates a permanent limited supply of land.  Unlike in other communities, there isn’t another 25, 40, or 100 acres right down the road that someone will develop next.  What you see in Waterville Valley on the valley floor is all there is.  Moose...
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
If you watched the Vancouver Winter Olympics (and who didn't?!), you may have noticed that a freestyle skier with signature pigtails popping out of her helmet - Hannah Kearney - won the first gold medal for the United States.  New Englanders, and New Hampshirites in particular, are beyond excited because Hannah's a hometown girl.  She is a member of the Waterville Valley Black and Blue Trail Smashers ski club, better known as BBTS, and has been coached by legendary freestyle coach, Nick Preston, of Waterville Valley, NH.  Learn more about the history of freestyle skiing - and its birth right here in Waterville Valley, NH - by watching this excellent television program produced by WMUR's newsmagazine, NH Chronicle. Cheers!  Jan Stearns, Marketing Director, Waterville Valley Realty1-888-9...
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
The New England Sports Network (NESN), which is delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and nationally via DirecTV and Dish Network, will broadcast a segment on the Waterville Valley Academy this Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. on Sportsdesk!  Catch a sneak peak here.The Winter Olympic games have launched a number of American athletes into the world spotlight, including skier Hannah Kearney who won gold in freestyle.  Hannah cut her teeth on the slopes of Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire's White Mountains and was coached by Nick Preston of the Waterville Valley Black & Blue Trail Smashers Ski Club (BBTS), one of the oldest ski clubs in the country.   NESN's Naoko Funayama took a trip to the ski resort, where students spend their mornings in th...
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
Boarding for Breast CancerWaterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire will turn pink on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7.  The resort invites skiers and snowboarders to hit the slopes and raise funds for Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC), a non-profit, youth-focused foundation aimed at increasing breast cancer awareness, the importance of early detection, and the value of an active lifestyle.  There will be a Pink Rail Jam at 12 noon on Sunday (registration is from 8-10 a.m. at Waterville Valley ski area's event yurt).  The $40 registration fee includes a terrain park lift ticket, goodie bags stuffed with event sponsor swag, and a raffle ticket for the pink raffle.  Pink raffle tickets will be sold throughout the weekend on both Saturday and Sunday for the "Ultimate Women's Set-ups" donated by B...
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
Wolves in New Hampshire? A couple of weeks ago as I was driving home from work at night an animal ran out of the forest and across the road in front of my car.  I saw it clear as day.  It was a wolf...or, at least it looked like the wolves I've seen on TV and in movies.  I told my husband about it, but he said I probably saw a coy dog, not a wolf.  Well, I've seen coy dogs before and this was definitely NOT an eastern coyote.  And its appearance was wild and not domesticated. Being an obsessive Googler, I searched online for photos of wolves (yup, the animal I saw looked just like the gray wolves I found in the Google images - example at right), but the news articles I found online indicated that there have been no confirmed sightings or killings of wild wolves in New Hampshire in many,...
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
Trout Unlimited established a “First Cast” program to teach youngsters how to fly fish. The objective is to interest young people in fly fishing and by association teaches conservation.  The Pemigewassett Chapter of Trout Unlimited (in New Hampshire) started the First Cast program with Boy Scoutmaster Paul Piscitelli and about eight boys from the Campton/Thornton, NH Boy Scout Troop #58, and Scoutmaster Mark Decoteau and five scouts from Waterville Valley’s Troop #56. TU members provided sponsorship and direct instructional support to the program. Steve Hackett organized and led a group of counselors in instructing the scouts, including Angel Carrillo, Todd Baldwin, Richie Bernard (a licensed Orvis guide & certified merit badge examiner), Boni Gross, Joyce Hackett, Carl Lehner, Mike Max...
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
My co-worker, Kate Wheeler, stopped by our local Dunkin Donuts for a coffee to go.  Check out the customers waiting in front of her in the drive-up lane...er, should I say, the ride-up lane?! Cheers!  Jan1-888-987-8333Waterville Valley RealtyFacebook - Become a Fan of Waterville Valley RealtyTwitterYoutube
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
Small Town, Big Olympic Dreams!  The winter Olympics are right around the corner.  A number of spots on the U.S. Ski Team will be filled by athletes with a Waterville Valley, NH connection!  Considering how small our community is (less than 300 residents), and how small the state of New Hampshire is (1,315,809 people), that's something to crow about!Freestyle skiers Dylan Ferguson, of Amesbury, MA, and Ashley Caldwell, of Hamilton, VA, were just named to the US Ski Team's Olympics squad.  Dylan is a Waterville Valley Academy alumni and member of the US Freestyle Team's aerial squad who started skiing at Waterville Valley as a Mitey Mite when he was very young.  Ashley was with the Waterville Valley Academy as a training-only athlete a few years back.Hannah Kearney, of Norwich, VT, is a ...
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
I just received an email from BestRetirementDestinations.com listing the 'best rental & seasonal retirement communities' for January 2010.  Imagine my surprise when I found our very own Waterville Valley Resort ranked #17!  And imagine my further surprise when I clicked on the link and found that Waterville Valley Resort is also rated a 'best retirement destination!' I hope the publicity will encourage more people to discover our little secret:  Waterville Valley! Share your comments with me by emailing wci@wvnh.com. Cheers!  Jan 1-888-987-8333 Waterville Valley Realty Facebook - Become a Fan of Waterville Valley Realty Twitter Youtube
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By Jan Stearns, Marketing Director for Waterville Valley Realty
(Jan Stearns, Waterville Valley Realty, Waterville Valley, NH)
We had so much fun at Waterville Valley Realty's last Apres Ski Party, we have decided to do it again!  Join us at Waterville Valley Realty on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. for apres-ski/pre-dinner drinks and delectables...including my now famous (?!) chicken hot wings.  Co-hosting our Apres Ski Party will be Ted Hammond and Ron Poitras.  Ted is a local building contractor who recently completed construction on a beautiful home in Waterville Valley's new Moose Run subdivision.  This home is one of the first in Waterville Valley to install a geothermal heating system.  Ted specializes in all aspects of green building, including use of local sources and earth-friendly materials, energy efficient construction, application of geothermal and solar technology, and emphasis on recycling ...
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