XC Ski: Waterville Valley!

Date and Time

Saturday, January 29, 2022, 9:30AM - 4:00PM


Waterville Valley Town Square,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
MA United States


Registration is required for this activity.


All abilities and beginners welcome! Join us for a day of machine cut track kick and glide skiing on Waterville Valley's 70+ km trail network. We will likely split into two groups; one moderate to vigorous-paced group may stay out on the trails all day and the other relaxed to easy-paced group may ski a few hours, return to the lodge for lunch, then ski a few hours in the afternoon. In both cases, you can either bring your own lunch or buy one from a cafe in Waterville Valley. If you are on the trails all day, be prepared to carry your lunch! There isn't a remote Yurt or warming hut, so the weather may influence if people want to stay outside all day or not. Ability Level & Pace: Beginner to advanced skiers welcome on our tour. We recommend beginners take a group lesson before attending this trip, or take a lesson in the morning and ski with the group in the afternoon. The group will likely break into a relaxed/easy paced group and a moderate/vigorous group. Extremely fast (and skaters) or slower skiers are welcome to self-guide. Trail Passes: Participants should self-pay the $24 center trail fee. Please see the Waterville Valley Nordic trail pass website for details about costs Conditions: These trails are machine groomed for both skate and classic skiing, and trails are patrolled. Trip may run in marginal conditions, but lack of snow and/or rain will likely cancel the trip. Consult the co-leader with questions. Ski conditions, trail map and driving directions are available at the Waterville Valley Adventure Center website below. Registration & Waiver: This trip is sponsored by the AMC Boston Ski Committee. Register for the trip on by clicking on the "Register Now" button on the AMC Club System. This will gather your info and an emergency contact and will click you through an electronic waiver. If you haven't yet created an AMC log-in it will walk you through creating one (however, you don't need to be an AMC member to attend). Gear List: Rent Nordic XC skis/boots/poles onsite or bring narrow XC skis/boots/poles for machine cut tracks. Very small daypack or fanny pack with 1l water, snacks, spare jacket, lip balm/chapstick, sunglasses, spare gloves, and balaclava or hat. Wear clothing, gloves, hat, balaclava, glasses/goggles per expected weather. Use map from adventure center and/or GPS app on smartphone for navigation. Detailed directions here (or denote that a leader will follow up with you) Meet at the touring center at 9:30am and be prepared to be fully equipped and ready to ski off (or attend a beginner lesson) at 10:00am.

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.


Adult: $24 member / $24 non-member
*Participants will self-pay $24. daily trail fee. Rental equipment is $25. A first-timer package, including lesson, trail fee, and rental equipment is available for $54.

Related Link(s):

Waterville Valley Adventure Center

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

Use Google maps to get to Waterville Valley Town Square: Adventure Center. Park in large parking lot across street from Town Square and walk to Adventure Center.

Groomed Trails at Waterville Valley!


Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)

Offered By





Relaxed to Vigorous


Adults (18+)


(best time to call: text is preferred)
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Mary E MacDonald is all about "all abilities and beginners welcome!" She considers herself a differently-abled person, and enjoys a relaxed/easy pace, stretching and gliding in the cut tracks, while appreciating natural beauty. Originally from the Syracuse, NY area, Mary began XC skiing in 1990.


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Mike Barry is a reformed alpine skier who leads multi day XC Ski tours in Maine, Quebec, Norway and the Whites with the Boston Chapter & Adventure Travel Committees. His favorite places to BC ski are Norway and Maine, and tracks is Quebec. Though he is overdue for a downhill trip to the French Alps (now on Telemark skis). Mike has been very involved in the Chapter and Club since 1998 and currently on the Adventure Travel Committee in addition to being an active chapter ski leader