Waterville Valley Adds New Ski Trails for a Long-Needed Expansion

Yes, it’s true. The Waterville Valley ski resort, already a favorite for many New England skiers, will be opening trails on a 45-acre slope that they are calling Green Peak. They say the work will be done and the trails open by this winter’s ski season. It is a $2M project, and the resort’s first expansion in 30 years.


The project expansion is called Green Peak, and it includes the construction of 10 New England-style slopes that will add terrain to the resort’s existing 50 trails.  The trails will wind through the mountain, providing guests with a classic touring experience rather than a straight alpine slide down the face.  Green Peak also includes the installation of a triple chair with the capacity to move 1,800 guests per hour up the mountain.

The CEO, Chris Sununu, plans for the project to be completed in December this season, providing enough time to start adding snowmaking capacity to the resort before its closing date. Every part of the project is being sourced by local companies, including clearing the land and installing the new lift.

Located in New Hampshire, the Waterville Valley resort is situated in some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. Its atmosphere is laid-back, and it appeals to serious skiers who don’t care for being in a party town each night. Due to this lack of a heavy night-life scene, as well as specialized programs for children, and an indoor Olympic-size skating rink, it’s also an excellent choice for families with children.

The trails are located on a 4,000-mile peak in a natural snow basin, and with the addition of the new trails, the skiing options will be expanded significantly. The basin lies above the village of Waterville, a quaint location with something for couples and families alike who are looking for an unpretentious environment in which to enjoy their skiing experience.

Waterville offers multiple picturesque lodging accommodations, just right below the resort, as well as a small town feel and several choices in good restaurants and coffee shops. If you’re looking for an all-around serious ski adventure in a quiet setting, Waterville is the place for you.

Plan a trip to visit the new trails at the Waterville Valley ski resort this season. You’ll be glad you did!