School Ski Trips to Waterville Valley, USA

Our school ski trips to the USA in Waterville Valley is a beautiful purpose-built resort, famed as a much-favoured haunt of Hollywood stars and the Kennedys! Since 2010 there has been a huge investment in the resort resulting in a fabulous destination for school groups looking for excellent skiing and a safe après environment.

Waterville Valley features 265 skiable acres with an altitude of 4,004 feet and vertical drop of 2,020 feet connected by 12 slopes providing a breadth of incredible opportunity and scope for all abilities. Its powdery mountains make it an exceptional place to whip out those skis and snowboards. The compact resort is boasting with a great range of slope-side accommodation suitable for every taste which, unusually for the States, provides single beds.

Students depart and arrive via Boston (airport), giving scope for an amazing opportunity for groups to take advantage of a city stopover before heading home, proving great value for money.

Where to stay in the USA?

Snow Owl Inn

Located in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest, The Snowy Owl Inn oozes comfort and relaxation while being only a short 5-minute walk away from the thrilling ski slopes.

Presented as a traditional New England Country Inn situated in the hub of Waterville Valley, the hotel is surrounded by mountains of 360-degrees. Situated impeccably only one minute from the Village Square, suitable for groups to stroll into the town for some shopping and dining. Additionally, the Inn has an award-winning lobby atrium, with three-story fieldstone fireplace.

This accommodation is ideal for up to 50 students, has free WIFI, a half board basis with menus varied and tailored according to individual needs, free in-season shuttle bus and heated swimming pool, the Snowy Owl Inn hotel is the perfect hotel for your next school ski trip to the USA.

What to do in the USA?

There is plenty to do après-ski to make your trip to the USA memorable and exciting for your students.

  • Ice-Skating
  • Snow Tubing
  • Cinema
  • Disco
  • Hockey Match

Ski resort facts

No. of ski trails                                  52

Highest point (m)                            4000

Beginner pistes (Blue) (%)             14

Intermediate pistes (Red) (%)       64

Expert pistes (Black) (%)                22

Lifts                                                     12

Snow Cannons (%)                          100

Airports                                              Boston (2.5 hrs)

When to visit the USA?

For school trips to Waterville Valley, we recommend visiting between December and May, most suited for the Christmas, February and Easter half terms.

Our Recommendations  

“Waterville Valley is never short of the perfect powder day. Skiing is absolutely brilliant here, it’s almost like a culture; the ideal place to completely immerse yourself into this winter sport.”
– Mark Gardner, MSG Tours LTD

Find out where previous groups have travelled on their school ski trips:

St Martin’s School Ski Trip to Andalo, Italy
St John’s College: Ski Trip to Maine, USA

Get in touch with us to chat about how Waterville Valley, USA would make the ideal destination for your next school ski trip.

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