The Waterville Valley Athletic & Improvement Association [WVAIA], was initially formed in 1888 to manage the recreational activities
of the Waterville valley, and "to encourage all healthful exercise and afford facilities thereto."
Today, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization offering a variety of outdoor activities in the White Mountains of New Hampshire; such as, year-round guided hikes and
snowshoe hikes, guided backcountry and classic Nordic skiing excursions, the unique and time-honored tradition of croquet.
In partnership with the United States Forest Service, the WVAIA is dedicated to the maintenance and stewardship of our local hiking
trails, hosting Volunteer Trails Days, and providing the trail network with a professional Level One Trail Patrol. We also sponsor
wilderness first aid classes, produce a dedicated hiking trail map of the area, and host very entertaining winter and summer social events.