Guess what?! It's snowing and our snowmakers are also giving Mother Nature a helping hand. Snow guns fired up last night and our crew is currently blowing snow on White Caps, Upper Sels, and World Cup and sometime later tonight they'll light up the Pasture. With consistently cold temps in the extended forecast, it looks as though we'll be set up nicely for the start of the 2019/20 season. Our projected opening day is Saturday, November 23rd. Stay tuned to the snow report for updates. Opening weekend lift tickets can currently be purcased online for just $30! Buy now and save. We'll see you on the slopes soon!
400' long, Baseway connects over to the Valley Run Quad and Green Peak Triple.
Formerly 'Trail 52' - this Green cruiser is named in honor of Keith Sutherland by Waterville Valley Resort Senior Staff and long-time First Chair Joe Robertie. As the story goes, Keith was given 44 bottles of bourbon when he retired (one for every year he was at Waterville). Keith was one smooth operator.
Formerly 'Trail 51' - named in honor of Kathy Chandler by the Waterville Adaptive Snowsports Program . Kathy is in the Waterville Valley Hall of Fame 2016, U.S. Disabled Snow Sports Hall of Fame 2012 (formerly the Disabled Ski Hall of Fame), and is the founder of the first adaptive skiing program at Waterville Valley; Ability Plus. She is Adaptive Coordinator for PSIA-e (Adaptive Division) and is a PSIA certified examiner for both alpine and adaptive divisions.
A special zone for WV Kids Venture Kamps. Closed to the public, reserved for Kids Kamp and Snowsports lessons only. Magic-carpet serviced. Parents viewing station available at the bottom.
Coming over to Lower Meadows from the magic-carpet? Start here. Leroy's Loop is 1,350' long with 4.8 acres of green terrain. Named for Leroy Sawyer, a kindly, wizened local farmer from Thornton. Leroy was a much beloved lift attendant at WV who gave special attention to the skiing needs of kids and beginning skiers.
400' in length, it connects back to Lower Meadows Double, as well as over to Geen Peak Triple and Valley Run Quad. A little steeper than Leroy's Loop and Stemtation; when beginning skiers can handle Revelation, they are ready to explore more of the mid/upper mountain!
1,080 in ln length, Stemation is wide-open and a bit more challenging than Leroy's Loop. Great for beginners looking for a space to make some nice wide turns.
970' long, 3 magic-carpet lifts service Waterville Valley's beginner terrain on The Pasture.
12.9 acres of terrain that many called "Ego Alley". 3,480' long and home to Greenhorn Glades. There's this big valley between White Peak and Green Peak at the ski area, so it was named... Valley Run.
And Tyler TooMore DifficultClosed
Bear right after starting out on Tippecanoe at the split and you've discovered Tyler Too, 7.7 acres of blue square terrain running for 1,425 feet. Tyler Too Bumps are on skier's left.
Bail OutMore DifficultClosed
Not ready for True Grit? Use Bail Out to get over to Upper Bobby's for an easier route down towards the base area.
Calvert's CrossingMore DifficultClosed
Formerly 'Trail 59' - Named in honor of Richard "Dick" Calvert by Waterville Valley Resort Silver Streaks
Born on June 11, 1923, and one of the oldest ski racers in New England. He is also the last of his WWII 10th Mountain Division to continue ski racing. He has been a member of the Waterville Valley Silver Streaks for over 30 years and continues to bring his lovely wife, Millie, to the mountain weekly to participate in the Silver Streaks. Dick is a wonderful human being with a joyous heart that brings energy and inspiration to everyone around him. He reminds us all what to aspire to, at any age.
Governor's RunMore DifficultClosed
Formerly 'Trail 57' - Named in honor of Governors John H. Sununu and Chris Sununu by Robert Perreault
The family tradition started here when John H. Sununu was the Governor of New Hampshire (1983 - 1989) and would bring the family to ski every winter. The trail name "Governors Run" was chosen in honor of both the current (2017) New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu who spearheaded the new Green Peak Expansion when he served Waterville Valley as CEO, and his father, former New Hampshire Governor John H. Sununu.
Grimes WayMore DifficultClosed
750' trail runs into Tangent from High Country. Named for Howard Grimes, a long time resident and supporter of Waterville Valley and avid skier.
Lower Old TecumsehMore DifficultClosed
Intermediate quick cruiser - feeds into Lower Periphery and Lower Sel's Choice
Lower PeripheryMore DifficultClosed
1,200' long, Lower Periphery winds down 2.2 acres through the Little Slammer Terrain Park ending at the base area.
Lower StillnessMore DifficultClosed
A bit steeper and a little more narrow. 1,560 feet long and covering 2.5 acres - The Twilight Venture Zone can be found off of Stillness.Named for its location, Stillness is a quiet trail away from the crowds - where you can ski along and enjoy the stillness of the mountains.
Lower TippyMore DifficultClosed
1,200' long, Lower Tippecanoe provides 2.2 acres of blue square terrain. Choose Siegel Street, at the end, for an easier run to the base. The name comes from a presidential contest in 1840 between William Harrison and John Tyler. Harrison had won the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, defeating Indian Chief Tecumseh. He adopted the slogan, Tippecanoe, and Tyler Too! in his campaign.
Lower White CapsMore DifficultClosed
Carve your turns for 2,160 feet right under the White Peak Express Quad! 8 acres. In the old days, before the advent of high-quality slope grooming, the moguls would build up on White Caps and in the right light, they looked just like rolling waves!
Main StreetMore DifficultClosed
Connects from High Country to the top of White Peaks Quad. 720' long.
Mean Jean's RavineMore DifficultClosed
Formerly 'Trail 53' - an Intermediate run named after the Legend herself; Jean Brosseau - a Waterville staple for decades now.
Employees watch out; she won’t let you get away with anything out of line! The name "Mean Jean" is a perfect fit for such a rugged trail.
No GritMore DifficultClosed
Take Sun Run to 900' No Grit to get to Oblivion. No Grit is for skiers and riders who have no desire to test themselves on Sunnyside's trio of black diamonds - including True Grit. No Grit bypasses them all, and connects directly to Oblivion.
One of WV's longest and most iconic trails, 3,210' long, covering 6.8 acres. The moderate beginning leads to a hairpin turn with views of the Tripyramids and Green Peak, then feeds into a more mellow bottom section. When you start down, Oblivion you wonder if it will lead you back to the ski area base, or off into the wild blue yonder!
Old TecumsehMore DifficultClosed
This popular and mellow intermediate cruiser is a long 2,580 feet run and covers 5.5. acres. Old Tecumseh also follows the alignment of the original ski trail cut by the Civilian Conservation Corps on Mt. Tecumseh in 1937. It was an un-maintained walk up ski trail until 1966 when 5 lifts were put on Mt. Tecumseh. The Widener Memorial Ski Race, one of the oldest ski races in North America, is still held at WV.
Palmer's WayMore DifficultClosed
This 400' trail runs behind the Schwendi Hutte, connecting to Oblivion.
Tight, narrow turns down to the Northside Double, 1,950 in length, 4.4 acres.A suitable name for a trail that borders the ski area.
Formerly 'Trail 58' - Named in honor of Lenny Emery by PK Conti
Richard and Ellie Scherr: "To Lenny, there was never a bad day of skiing at Waterville Valley. From the opening day in November to Closing in April, he'd never miss "first chair"- often recording 120+ days of skiing. If it rained, when asked how it was to Lenny "it was a great day". When there was bullet proof ice, to Lenny "it was a great day of firm skiing". Lenny passed away much too soon a few years ago. He is buried up the hill here in Waterville Valley. Lenny always had a wonderful sense of humor. The inscription on his gravestone reads "I'd rather be here than Loon".
Rock IslandMore DifficultClosed
Slightly steeper than Valley Run with a "Fun-Run" section of banks and rollers, half bumps and half groomed terrain.
Ruthie's RunMore DifficultClosed
1,500' long. Can you see Mount Washington?Named for Ruthie Antonides,a loyal and popular long time Waterville Valley employee who never lost her love for skiing.
Wide High Country slope with terrain changes. 1,500' in length. 3.9 acres.
Take this winding 630" trail over to the Northside.
Siegel StreetMore DifficultClosed
1,560 in length, Seigel Street crosses over from the Northside to get to Tommy's World Cup Run. Named after Ed Siegel, the ski area's first marketing director who skied very well - despite having a wooden leg.
South StreetMore DifficultClosed
Links Lower Oblivion to Upper Stillness and the Stillness Park.
Long and scenic, Stillness is one of the General Manager's favorites. 3,120' long covering 6.5 acres. Named for its location, Stillness is a quiet trail away from the masses, where you can ski along thinking your own quiet thoughts.
Sun RunMore DifficultClosed
This 450' trail provides access to Sunnyside's Gema, Ciao, True Grit, and No Grit.
1,200 feet long, you can pick up Tangent from High Country or the White Peak Quad. Connects to Periphery and the Northside Double for a lift back up.A suitable name for a trail that borders the ski area.
Terry's TrailMore DifficultClosed
Head on over to Northside via this 630' trail. Named after Terry Christianson, who was Waterville's first chief snowmaker.
A wide trail of 5.4 acres, Tippecanoe is 1,980' long with plenty of terrain changes. The name came from a presidential contest in 1840 between William Harrison and John Tyler. Harrison had won the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, defeating the great Indian Chief Tecumseh. He adopted the slogan, Tippecanoe, and Tyler Too! in his presidential campaign against Tyler.
Tree LineMore DifficultClosed
2100 vertical feet below you.1,200 in length.
Upper Bobby's RunMore DifficultClosed
A wide trail covering 4.1 acres and traveling 1,230'. Upper Bobby's leads into a variety of choices like Psyched, Lower Bobby's, Terry's Trail, and over to the Northside or Old Tecumseh. Named for Bobby Kennedy, a good skier who spent his last skiing holiday in Waterville Valley before he embarked on his presidential quest in 1968.
Upper Valley RunMore DifficultClosed
The 990' slope links Oblivion to Valley Run
White CapsMore DifficultClosedSnowmaking in progress
Carve your turns under the White Peaks Quad. 1,860' long, 6.7 acres. In the old days, before the advent of high-quality slope grooming, the moguls would build up on White Caps, and in the right light, they looked just like ... white caps!
A long black diamond 2,370' long, half of Ciao's 4.9 acres is bumps and the other is half groomed. "Sayonara, baby", in Italian - a great run for cruisers that says, "so long".
Clean ShavenMost DifficultClosed
Formerly 'Trail 55' - named after Butch Cushing by the Waterville Valley Resort Senior Staff. Lift operations value and expectation of excellence goes as far as military-grade grooming and shaving standards for all lift attendants. Trail 55 has a very clean fall-line all the way down, and it is going to be a perfectly groomed slope. In honor of Butch, this trail will be of the highest standards, and definitely Clean Shaven!
After the challenging and steep headwall, carve your way down this 1,500' black diamond classic. 4.9 acres of expert terrain. Pronounced GAY-MA, this is the traditional chant used by world-class ski racers in Europe to cheer on their teammates. GEMA! GEMA! GEMA! It translates roughly to "go for it".
Lower Sel's ChoiceMost DifficultClosed
The 1,800' long trail is narrow at the start and covers 5 acres. On skier's right is the WVBBTS Ski Club Freestyle Training Hill. Named for Sel Hannah, owner of Sno-Engineering. Tom Corcoran hired Sel to lay out the mountain with him. Sel believed that ski runs should follow the fall-line and be wide enough to be skied in multiple ways by skiers of varying abilities.
Pfosi's PfollyMost DifficultClosed
Formerly Trail 56 - Named in honor of Paul Pfosi; the original director of the Waterville Valley Snowsports School in 1968, he also ran a lodge in the Valley called Pfosi's Lodge. Pfosi's is a trail you can accidentally end up on if you don't pay attention, a Pfolly you may want to make on purpose!
Preston's PathMost DifficultClosed
2,460 in length, this black diamond trail also has the Psyched Boardercross-style terrain park on its 4.6 acres. A steep, varied, cruiser of a run; try not to get Psyched Out on the way down.
Psyched OutMost DifficultClosed
Take a detour through this jughandle and find the beginning of some expert only trees, or get psyched out and head back to marked terrain...
Ruffled FeathersMost DifficultClosed
Formerly 'Trail 60' - named after William "Bill" Feather. Bill started vacationing in Waterville Valley in 1986 from New Jersey, and in 1994 sold his business to move to the Valley. Bill was in Ski Patrol for 22 years: Assistant Director 2001-2005; Director 2005-2016; PSPA - for 22 years, and Instructor Trainer for 9 years. His legacy will live on as his trail sign guides future generations. William H. Feather passed away unexpectedly on December 30th, 2016.
The BoneyardMost DifficultClosed
2.5 acres with a steep start and a mellow exit. The original site of Waterville Valley's first terrain park, The Boneyard. Also the site of Pat Moore's Back to the Boneyard on March 23, 2010. Named for all the parts pulled from the ski area's junkyard called the "Boneyard" and used in the first park including an old yellow school bus.
The ChuteMost DifficultClosed
All 1,170 feet and 4.2 acres of this black diamond runs under the White Peak Quad Chairlift.
Tommy's World Cup RunMost DifficultClosedSnowmaking in progress
Steep with lots of terrain changes and fun rollers. Training site for the WVBBTS Ski Club. #15 in The Ski Channel's Gnarly 99. Named after founder Tom Corcoran and home to the original World Cup Ski Races including the Finals in 1991. Watch the kids racing on the World Cup and you're looking at the U.S. ski champions of tomorrow.
Upper Sel's ChoiceMost DifficultClosedSnowmaking in progress
3.1 acres, 1,200' long, Upper Sel's starts out mellow, with a steeper middle section, tapering to a narrow end. Named for Sel Hannah, owner of Sno-Engineering. Tom Corcoran hired Sno-Engineering to lay out the mountain with him. Sel believed that ski runs should follow the fall-line and be wide enough to be skied in multiple ways by skiers of varying abilities.
Utter AbandonMost DifficultClosed
7.1 acres and 2,160 in length, Utter Abandon starts off steep then winds down to the NASTAR Race Course. This is a great cruising run with lots of variety - it can be skied with UTTER ABANDON and so it was named.
Wayne Wong WayMost DifficultClosed
Formerly 'Trail 54' - Named in honor of Wayne Wong. At the age of 21, Wong travelled from Vancouver on $200 in sponsorship money to the first World Cup Freestyle event held on Waterville Valley's True Grit. Wong's Way drops off of Chandler's Way, so everyone should be careful not to go the Wong way...
Lower Bobby's RunExpert OnlyClosed
This double black diamond is 1,350' long, covers 8.1 acres of terrain and is often left untouched by the groomers. One of the steepest trails on the East Coast - named for Bobby Kennedy, a good skier who spent his last skiing holiday in Waterville Valley before he embarked on his presidential quest in 1968.
True GritExpert OnlyClosed
A classic East Coast double black diamond, True Grit made #11 in the Ski Channel's "Gnarly 99 Trails with Superpowers". Half and half grooming lets you choose to hit the bumps or not. The first time a skier stands at the top of True Grit and looks down, it takes grit to commit and drop in.
Exhibition has produced some of the best skiers and riders from the East Coast, with a park-dedicated Poma lift, creative feature design, innovative layouts, and good lines/flow. With everything from street-style rails and boxes, to multiple jump lines; you’ll be pushing your park riding to new heights in no time. Don’t forget to hop on over to our new secret extension park - located on Higher Ground just off riders' right from Exhibition.
Accessed by the Valley Run Quad - this is a family-oriented boarder-cross style run with banks, rollers, and small tabletops that help introduce more novice level skiers and riders to freestyle terrain.
Higher GroundTerrain ParkClosed
Home to the infamous Mike Baker Banked Slalom - a 225' shortcut to the Northside trails.
People's ParkTerrain ParkClosed
Our 'Progression' park designed for park riders looking to build their confidence and skills before taking their tricks to our main park, Exhibition.
Sugar Shack GladesTerrain ParkClosed
Located just below The Sunnyside Lift - the Sugar Shack Glades is a great intro to skiing/riding in the trees. Explore and discover all-natural terrain park features!
TFL (Terrain Focused Learning) ParkTerrain ParkClosed
Designed and built for our entry-level park users. The features in the Burton Progression Park include ride-on boxes and rails, along with spines, rollers, and small jumps.
The Kinderpark is serviced by its own magic carpet.
Lower Pasture CarpetConveyorClosed
New for the 2017/2018 Season - the LPC services the bottom half of the Pasture learning area, giving beginner skiers a lower-mountain option
Upper Pasture CarpetConveyorClosed
New for the 2017/2018 Season- the UPC services the upper half of the Pasture learning area, providing beginners with more terrain options to choose from.
Exhibition PomaSurface LiftClosed
Servicing the Exhibition Terrain Park and Higher Ground. Waterville Valley has the only lift-served park in the East!
High CountrySurface LiftClosed
1,570 lift brings you up 370 vertical feet to the 4,000' summit of Waterville Valley. Servicing blue square terrain.
World Cup T-BarSurface LiftClosed
Servicing Tommy's World CupRun. 1.150 feet in length and 305' vertical.Named after founder Tom Corcoran who started the Waterville Company in 1965 and secured the Forest Service permit to build a ski area on Mt. Tecumseh.
Lower Meadows was designed as a learning area and features a low to the ground double chair and 3 wide runs, each slightly steeper from left to right, intended to build skills and confidence. Calling the place "Lower Meadows" seemed appropriate.
Servicing intermediate and expert terrain. You can access the High Country Chairlift from this lift as well. 2,584 feet long.
Green Peak TripleTripleClosed
3,932' long, accessing our newest terrain the Green Peak Triple services beginner, intermediate and expert terrain.
2,920 feet in length with a vertical rise of 996'. Provides access to intermediate trails from the summit but better known for servicing the expert Sunnyside Trails. Runs right over double black diamond True Grit and the WVBBTS bump runs, making it especially fun in the Spring.
Valley Run QuadQuadClosed
Servicing both easier green and intermediate blue terrain. 3,979 long with a vertical rise of 682.4 feet. Valley Run takes you up to the Sunnyside Double/Sunnyside Timberlodge.
White Peaks ExpressQuadClosed
Servicing intermediate and expert terrain. White Peaks takes you to the Schwendi Hutte mountaintop restaurant for the best sticky buns in ski country. Schwendi features outdoor deck apres and BBQ's in the spring.
Dining & Drinks
Dining & DrinksT-Bars RestaurantDining & DrinksLOCATION: T-Bars RestaurantDESCRIPTION:
Waterville's one-stop for great apres! Serving a pub-style menu, craft beers, and full bar - located at base across from Valley Run Quad/Green Peak Triple.
Dining & DrinksThe Freestyle LoungeDining & DrinksLOCATION: Buckets, Bones & BrewsDESCRIPTION:
Located upstairs in the Main Base Lodge - lunch service and a full bar.
Dining & DrinksThe Waffle CabinDining & DrinksLOCATION: The Waffle CabinDESCRIPTION:
Located next to Valley Run Quad - you haven't lived until you've hit the Fun Run while eating a chocolate Waffle...
LodgesBase LodgeLodgesLOCATION: Base LodgeDESCRIPTION:
Main Base Lodge; newly updated for the 2017-2018 season - ski/bag check, lockers, changing rooms, Child Care, Kids Kamps, Main Cafeteria.
LodgesSchwendi HutteLodgesLOCATION: Schwendi HutteDESCRIPTION:
Top-of-the-hill Food & Drink! Located between White Peaks Quad and High Country, Schwendi serves breakfast, lunch, coffee, and assorted beers. Sit on the outdoor deck and take in beautiful views of the Presidentials.
LodgesSunnyside TimberlodgeLodgesLOCATION: Sunnyside TimberlodgeDESCRIPTION:
Firepit, Restrooms, Warming/Sitting Area,
Bag CheckBag CheckBag CheckLOCATION: Base Lodge
RentalsTop Dog RentalsRentalsLOCATION: Top Dog RentalsDESCRIPTION:
Ski and Snowboard gear rentals; boots, boards, skis, poles, helmets.
Snowsports SchoolSnowsports SchoolSnowsports SchoolLOCATION: Base Lodge
Information DeskInformation DeskInformation DeskLOCATION: Base Lodge
RestroomsRestrooms - Base LodgeRestroomsLOCATION: Base Lodge
RestroomsRestrooms - T-Bars RestaurantRestroomsLOCATION: T-Bars Restaurant
RestroomsRestrooms - Schwendi HutteRestroomsLOCATION: Schwendi Hutte
RestroomsRestrooms - Sunnyside TimberlodgeRestroomsLOCATION: Sunnyside Timberlodge
ParkingValet ParkingParkingLOCATION: ParkingDESCRIPTION:
Drop your gear, and go!
ATMATM - Base LodgeATMLOCATION: Base Lodge
Wheelchair AccessibleWheelchair Accessible - Base LodgeWheelchair AccessibleLOCATION: Base Lodge
Ski Patrol & First Aid
Ski Patrol & First AidSki Patrol HeadquartersSki Patrol & First AidLOCATION: Ski Patrol HeadquartersDESCRIPTION:
Located between Green Peak Triple and Lower Meadows.
ShoppingSport Thoma Retail ShopShoppingLOCATION: Sport Thoma Retail ShopDESCRIPTION:
Waterville apparel, Top-brand gear from Poc, Oakley, North Face, Armada.
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