Waterville Valley’s Growin on UpBy admin • Sep 25th, 2013 • Category: News
This seems exciting. I’m a little rusty on my NH geography, but it seems like the snow must end up somewhere when it blows off the current area.
We have big news to share, and as loyal passholders and email subscribers, we want you to be among the first to know! We have officially received the green light from the U.S. Forest Service for Waterville Valley Resort’s first major trail expansion in over 30 years. The Green Peak Expansion will add over 40 acres of trails plus an additional 12 acres of glades. Field engineering will begin on the Green Peak expansion area this fall and construction is scheduled to start in 2014. The expansion will add a new high-speed four-person chairlift to reach the summit of Green Peak, plus it will incorporate eight new trails to connect and run parallel to the existing trail network.
“Waterville Valley was born as a skier’s mountain, one that offered the kind of excitement and challenge that made it the place to ski in New England. With Green Peak, we will add more intermediate and beginner terrain to become one of the most comprehensive ski resorts in the East,” said Waterville CEO Chris Sununu. “With this expansion, there will be something for every skier and rider, for both families and racers.”
Field engineering will begin on the Green Peak expansion area this fall and construction is scheduled to start in 2014. The expansion will add a new high-speed four-person chairlift to reach the summit of Green Peak, plus it will incorporate eight new trails to connect and run parallel to the existing trail network. There will also be 12 acres added in a new glade area. The overall layout will offer more gradual levels of terrain challenges for novice and beginner skiers and riders.
From the first years of the ski area up to the 1990s, Waterville Valley hosted 11 World Cup events, as well as a broad range of competitions for both youth and adults. Whether it was movie stars or The Kennedy’s, Waterville Valley was the place to ski in New England. Waterville Valley struggled following sale of the resort to a West Coast corporation in 1996 but began a robust turnaround in 2010 when the resort was sold to a local investment group led by the New Hampshire based Sununu family. Under new management the resort has made significant investment into the infrastructure, with the Green Peak Expansion highlighting one of the most exciting developments yet.
For more information on Waterville Valley Resort log onto waterville.com or call 1-800 GO VALLEY (800 468 2553).