School Ski Trips to
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, USA

School Ski Trips to
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, USA

Waterville Valley offers a truly friendly and welcoming atmosphere, complete with some incredible slopes.
  • Compact and safe resort and slopes
  • Purpose built resort centre
  • Steady progression for all abilities

The skiing offers quick progression, with the superb ‘Valley Run’ trail making for a great warm-up or a starting place for first time skiers.

The resort centre is like something from a film-set, being purpose-built with convenience at its centre. The accommodation option is just 30 seconds from the centre, so shops and amenities are on-hand and après ski activities are either nearby or a short ride away in Lincoln.

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Waterville Valley FACT FILE

Ski Area Acres 370
Number of Trails 61
Resort Height 950 ft
Highest Point 3,050 ft
Beginner Trails 20%
Intermediate Trails 60%
Expert Trails 20%
Lifts 12
Artificial Coverage 97%
Coach Transfer Times Boston - 2h 15
NYC - 5h 30


Customer favourite: Snowy Owl Inn   
  • Ideally located near Town Square Village for great shopping and dining
  • Easy access and transportation to Waterville Valley ski area
  • Fitness centre and indoor heated pool

Nestled in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, this traditionally decorated inn combines relaxation with endless opportunities for indoor and outdoor leisure time. After a day of skiing, warm up in the hotel’s indoor heated pool and hot tub or stroll into the village centre for a spot of shopping and a bite to eat.

Its spacious rooms are well-equipped, all featuring cable TV, air-conditioning, small refrigerators and private baths, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout.


More Accommodation Options

Looking for a different type of hotel? Whether you want a small, sole occupancy hotel or a large hotel with lots of facilities, we’re sure to have something for you.

All our hotels have been fully audited to exceed the School Travel Forum’s standards and adhere to the health and safety standards set by our internal Safety Management System.

  • Large hotels with lots of facilities
  • Hotels with a pool
  • Hotels with a private après venue

Every ski resort we offer has been visited by a member of the Rayburn Tours team in order to guarantee its suitability for school groups and to offer you the best advice for your group’s specific requirements.

Get in touch with a specialist school ski trip consultant today.

Waterville Valley APRÈS OPTIONS

When the sun goes down, the après ski comes to life! Keep the fun going off the slopes and take a look at some of our most popular activities you can choose from.

Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.


Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

What Our Customers Say


  • What about après events?

    We supply a basic après package to all groups, which includes ideas and materials to run a number of in-house après activities, such as quiz nights, games nights and bingo nights. However, we also offer an extensive list of additional après ski events in each resort, which can be included in your package for a small supplement if you wish. For more details, please see the information on the individual resort pages.

  • What about ski equipment?

    Skis, boots, poles and helmet hire are all included as standard. You’ll usually be issued and fitted with your equipment on the day of arrival.

  • Which ski schools do you use?

    We have close, established links with all the ski schools in the resorts we offer. In all instances, we can guarantee highly qualified, English-speaking ski instructors who will make sure each student gets the most out of their time on the slopes.

  • Is a Trip Courier included as standard?

    Yes, all of our ski groups have one Trip Courier designated to them to take care of all the logistics and ensure everything runs smoothly. Your courier may meet you in resort but it’s sometimes possible for them to travel to and from resort with your group.

  • What else should I be looking for in a resort?

    Choosing the right resort should be governed by two main criteria: the skiing and the resort facilities. If your group has younger children or a majority of beginner skiers, then a large ski area isn’t necessary. However, for advanced skiers, the opportunity to ski more pistes will be important.

    Younger groups will not need a wide-ranging après program and lots of events can be organised in or near the hotel, including those provided in the complimentary après ski pack. However, adult groups and groups with older children will want to organise some evenings out and for après ski events to be in abundance.

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