Here's the Deal: We decided it was time to roll out some major upgrades.
The Green Peak Expansion project that added a second peak and 45 additional acres of terrain in 2016/17 was the first major expansion in more than 30 years and the only one of it's kind on the East Coast. Now, we are going even bigger! Phase II of Waterville Valley Resort's development will include the completion of the Green Peak Expansion, plus even more brand new projects throughout the resort. Major improvements will debut this summer, throughout the 2017/18 season, and over the coming years.
Phase II projects include:
- Green Peak Expansion Completion
- Snowmaking Upgrades
- Multiple Lift Enhancements
- Base Lodge Renovations
- New Learners Area Experience
- Nordic Terrain Improvements
- Expanded Summer Offerings
In anticipation of the major enhancements set to debut throughout the 2017/18 Season, a 10-day Seasonal Pass Flash Sale ending on Friday, June 23rd will offer the lowest pricing of the year on seasonal products for one last time.
Progress Update: Check out what we are working on this week.
Green Peak Snowmaking System Progresses
Rain or shine, our crews are out there today working hard on the new Green Peak Snowmaking System. Over the past few weeks 40ft sections of 4" airline pipe have been welded together in groups of three. Today the new 120ft long segments are being moved by a massive loader, slowly and carefully, to the Green Peak summit via access roads. Once there, crews will begin assembling, welding, and installing this pipe on Chandler's Way. The 6" water lines have already been installed on the Oblivion trail and across Upper Valley Run to connect the Green Peak system to the existing Mt. Tecumseh infrastructure. As installation has progressed over the last few weeks production (measured in feet of pipe installed per day) has been speeding up as our crews get into the rhythm of construction.
On the other side of Green Peak excavation work has been making a major dent in Governors Run trail clearing and grading. Crew's have been making their way uphill and are almost at the summit, with a quick detour to the Jugtown jug handle coming up soon. Learn more about the significant meanings behind the Green Peak Trail Names.
Waterville Valley Resort Secures Funding To Begin Phase II of its $7.5 Million Improvement Plan
Waterville Valley Resort, June 14, 2017—Waterville Valley Resort announced that it has secured funding to begin work on Phase II of its $7.5 million capital improvements plan that began with the Green Peak Expansion in Fall 2016. Phase II of this capital investment program will bring multi-year infrastructure upgrades and improvements throughout the resort.
“This is the second step in the most exciting revitalization of Waterville Valley Resort in over 30 years. We are proud to be the only mountain on the East Coast pursuing a renovation of this magnitude” says John H. Sununu, Waterville Valley Resort CEO and Chairman.
The Green Peak Expansion project added a second peak and 45 additional acres of terrain in 2016/17. Phase II of development will include new projects throughout the resort, as well as the completion of the Green Peak Expansion. Work will include additional Green Peak trail clearing and installation of a new snowmaking system, upgrades to existing snowmaking infrastructure on Mount Tecumseh, multiple lift enhancements, base lodge renovations, a new beginner area experience, nordic trail system improvements, and additional summer offerings.
“It is very exciting to be progressing to the next level of development of Waterville Valley Resort and bring to life the vision of our ownership, fellow employees, and guests,” said Tim Smith, President and General Manager. “Financing from The Provident Bank is allowing us to look to the future and continue our evolution, on and off the slopes.”
In anticipation of the major enhancements set to debut throughout the 2017/18 Season, a 10-day Seasonal Pass Flash Sale ending on Friday, June 23rd will offer the lowest pricing of the year on seasonal products for one last time. Waterville Valley Resort is expected to release further details of the multi-year project as progress continues.