Green Peak expansion
10 new trails // 45 new acres
1st major expansion in over 30 years
Beginner, intermediate, and advanced terrain
Proudly partnered with the US Forest service
Investing in New Hampshire’s workforce
The First Green Peak Trails Are Open!
We dropped the ropes today on the first two Green Peak trails, Trail 52 & Trail 53! Many guests got to be a part of Waterville history and make the first tracks on Green Peak trails! We also opened Stillness for the first time this season and more than half of our brand new chairs have been strung on the Green Peak lift line. We are making snow on Trail 51 and are groomers are going to be working on that trail and South Street today and tonight!
Help Us Give These Trails New Names! Submit your suggestions and stories behind them to our Trail Naming Contest!
The Lift Chairs Are Out Of The Shop
The new Green Peak Chairs are out of the shop today and even got their first dusting of snow for the season! Some are already at their final home and being put on the line after a successful spin today on auxiliary power. Spinning the line helped to confirm that all the towers are aligned.
Both Lift Line And Comm Line Are Tensioned
The Lift Line is spliced and tensioned. The Comm Line is also tensioned. These are two very large steps in the Lift erection, and we can't be more excited about moving forward with that! On Monday we will be placing the Top Lift Shack, and then we will proceed with the low-voltage connections. This brings us really close to the Green Peak Opening Day!
The Green Peak Lift Is Getting Ready To Spin
The Green Peak Lift is getting a lot of work done during the Christmas week. With all the Towers up, cross arms and the communication cable ready, the haul rope will go up this week. The hardworking crew is putting together 157 chairs, which have been re-galvanized and will look and feel like new with new aluminum back slats and cushions for seats. The max speed of the Green Peak Lift will be 1800 people per hour.
The Green Peak Trail Name Contest
Waterville Valley Resort announces the Green Peak Trail Name Contest – a chance for anyone and everyone to become a part of the Resort’s history by suggesting official names for the 10 new Green Peak Trails. Name suggestions with stories behind them will be accepted via email now until February 10th, 2017. The new Green Peak Trail Names will be announced February 25th, 2017.
Check the Contest Page for more info
First Natural Snow On Green Peak
"Assemblies going up! Yahooooo!", - said Wallace Weaver, our Lift Maintenance Supervisor. We are fortunate to work with such a positive and professional crew. White looks really good on Green Peak. We are beyond excited for cold temperatures and natural snow delivered by Mother Nature.
Lift Towers Are Up On Green Peak
A lot of work has been done before the snow covers Green Peak. Lift Towers are up and are looking monumental in the quietness of the mountains. Thanks to our great construction team, everything is getting together before we see first snowflakes.
Concrete Has Been Poured On Top
Concrete has been poured for the Green Peak lift terminal footings, as well as the top three tower footings. The remainder of the tower footing forms are in place or staged nearby.
Green Peak Chairs Delivered
Recently galvanized Green Peak chairs arrived and are ready to be installed as soon as the lift is ready.
The Return Bullwheel And Terminal Are Off
Big moves up on the mountain today. The return bullwheel and terminal are off. Thanks Lift Maintenance team and SkyTrans.
First Snow On Green Peak
First Snow on Green Peak doesn't stop the cement truck to reach the top and complete the mission.
World Cup Triple Lifts Taken Down
It's happening! Bruce can't wait to be transported to the top of Green Peak for the 2016/17 Season.
Green Peak Trails Are Cut
Thank you to everyone who joined our informational hike to Green Peak with Tim Smith. Over 100 people left their footprints on the top of the new Waterville Valley Peak! While we were on top, Sam Garber took nice pictures of Green Peak trails.
Bruce Is Ready To Move The Lift
Bruce the Moose is ready to help and move World Cup Triple to its new location. Green Peak base is getting ready for a new lift.
Waterville Valley Resort Kicks Off Construction Of Green Peak Expansion
WATERVILLE VALLEY, NH – Waterville Valley Resort announces today the start of the Green Peak Expansion project, scheduled to open for the 2016/17 Winter Season. This first phase of the project will include the cutting of 10 new trails to provide 45 new acres of skiing and riding and will be serviced by a fixed grip chairlift.
This will be Waterville Valley Resort’s biggest expansion project in more than 30 years.
Jack Sanders, a longtime skier at Waterville Valley and attorney for the Resort said “I congratulate Chris Sununu, his leadership team and the management of Waterville Valley Holdings on launching the first expansion of the ski area. Chris Sununu is President of the ownership group which is the fourth company to own Waterville Valley, but the first to expand the ski area.” Sanders continued, “I have been skiing in Waterville Valley since Tom Corcoran developed it as a first class ski area and now with new leadership, the updated master plan is on the road to being fulfilled. What is amazing is to see a ski area in New England invest on the heels of the winter we experienced with so little snow.”
“The expansion process has been very exciting for us internally,” said CEO Chris Sununu. “There’s been a lot of hard work done by members of our team and the U.S. Forest Service to make sure this project is a success. We are especially excited to be partnering with local New Hampshire contractors for this project.” M.E. Johnston Construction of Thornton, NH and Wade Reed Logging of Rumney will provide the site work while SkyTrans Manufacturing of Contoocook, NH will be installing the lift.
“We are honored to be working with Waterville Valley Resort on the Green Peak expansion project,” said SkyTrans GM Rich Combs. “This project builds on our history together starting when O.D. Hopkins Associates, the predecessor to SkyTrans, who installed the very first lifts at Waterville Valley Resort, and the nearly 50 years of experience our company has gained since then in ski lift and amusement ride design and manufacture. We look forward to contributing to the success of this project, the future of Waterville Valley Resort, and New England Skiing.”