WATERVILLE VALLEY, New Hampshire — Known for its annual line up of family fun, Waterville Valley kicks off this season with the Little Slammer Park series for ages 16 and under. Little Slammer ski events will be held Dec. 9, Dec. 29 and Jan. 20. Snowboard events will run Dec. 10, Dec. 30 and Jan. 21. Kids have the choice of entering the Little Slam division for a great intro to competition or the Big Slam. The Big Slam division costs $5 to enter with prizes like goggles, snowboards, skis and a best of series 2007-08 Waterville Valley sponsorship. All events are held in the Little Slammer Terrain Park with registration from 8-10 am.
Skiers and riders looking to give the latest skis and snowboards a test drive on the slopes should head to Waterville Valley on December 16 for Demo Day. The resort expects representatives from Rossignol, Atomic, Volkl, Marker, Salomon, Head, Dynastar and more. There’s no charge to demo equipment if you have a lift ticket or Threedom pass, but you will need a valid license and credit card and your own ski or snowboard boots. Registration runs from 8:30-1:30 in the base lodge.
Also on the 16th on Exhibition is the East’s newest event on the snowboard circuit, the Dekal Design and Destroy Jam, presented by Dekal, Future Snowboard Magazine and Eastern Boarder. There will be amateur and pro divisions with the pro riders vying for a $2,500 cash purse. The next day, the park hosts the first of the season United States Amateur Snowboard Association Slopestyle competition for all ages.
December ends with a bang when Waterville Valley celebrates the New Year with its annual fireworks over Town Square at 7:30 pm on December 31. For a look at Waterville Valley’s full season of events, log onto waterville.com.