By David Schissler
(November 2013) Last January we reported Waterville Valley Resort was pursuing its first ski trail expansion in over 30 years. We’re pleased to inform you that after a public hearing process the U.S. Forest Service approved the addition of 60 acres of beginner and intermediate terrain, a new glade trail and a high speed quad adjacent to the existing ski area. Field engineering has begun and construction is scheduled to start in 2014. The expansion will add a new high-speed quad 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.
“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.”
For more information on Waterville Valley Resort log onto the Waterville website at: www.waterville.com