Waterville Valley to Host 2019 U.S. Freestyle Championships

Waterville Valley to Host 2019 U.S. Freestyle Championships

PARK CITY, Utah (November 28, 2018) – The East Coast will play host to the nation’s best freestyle skiers when they compete for national titles this season. The aerials competition will take place in Lake Placid on January 26, 2019, and moguls competitions will take place at at Waterville Valley Resort on March 16-17, 2019.

What's New for the 2018/19 Season

What's New for the 2018/19 Season

This winter we will see Phase II of a $7.5 million investment plan to completion. This project has progressed the entire resort to the Next Level with renovations, upgrades, and innovations to snowmaking, terrain, lifts, the Base Lodge, and ticketing experience. Read on for all of the new updates we have coming your way for the 2018/19 season...

Forest Service Approval Launches Construction of New High Country T-Bar Lift for Waterville Valley Resort

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Waterville Valley, NH (September 26, 2017) — Waterville Valley Resort received approval from the USDA Forest Service last week to begin construction of the new High Country T-Bar Lift, proposed in May. While the ski season is just around the corner, the achievement of this significant milestone has spurred construction to begin immediately.

“So much happens behind the scenes before a project finally breaks ground so it is incredible what has been accomplished in just a few months through the collaborative efforts of the USDA Forest Service, SE Group, Horizons Engineering, Inc., LST Lifts, and our team,” says Tim Smith, President and General Manager of Waterville Valley Resort. “Developed from the feedback of industry experts and our own athletes, passholders, and guests, it has been clear from the start that this is the best plan to improve and innovate the High Country experience and now we have the go ahead to bring it to life.”

The new lift is part of a larger, $7.5 million multiyear investment plan, dubbed Phase II. This summer saw the launch of multiple projects set to improve the skier and guest experience with resort-wide renovations, upgrades, and innovations in snowmaking, terrain, lifts, activities, the base lodge, and more.

“Our philosophy for taking on ambitious projects at this point in the season is unique but has served us well in recent years,” says Smith of moving forward on the T-Bar lift. “By prioritizing flexibility over the customary, but limiting, opening day guarantee, we can make progress and deliver results sooner on projects that otherwise might not get started until the next season.”

Those excited skiers and riders who can’t wait for opening day are invited for a sneak peek during the Columbus Day Weekend Fall Foliage Festival. Tour the new Phase II developments on a guided hike with Tim Smith, attend demonstrations of new technology and equipment in Town Square, and take advantage of the season pass sale, now through October 10th. 

Further details and regular updates can be found at:  http://www.waterville.com/Phase-II

 

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Waterville Valley Resort Partners with ResortBoard and Debuts New Summer Activities

Waterville Valley, NH (July 26, 2017) – Waterville Valley Resort continues to offer opportunities for summer fun in the White Mountains with the addition of three new summer activities, including a partnership with GolfBoard to bring ResortBoard Adventure Tours to Waterville Valley, the first experience of its kind in New England.

“It is exciting to not only be adding new activities that we have never had in Waterville Valley, but to also be creating a new type of experience in the Northeast,” says Tim Smith, President and General Manager of Waterville Valley Resort. “You can’t really experience the White Mountains without getting outside, getting off the beaten path, and seeking out a bit of adventure. Partnering with ResortBoards is allowing us to take some of what we love about snowsports and apply it to the summer months.”

ResortBoards are highly versatile personal transportation vehicles and can be used on pavement, gravel, loose dirt, mud, and even packed powder. The rugged design includes heavy-duty front and back spring brackets, off-road suspension system, plus 13x5 inch wheel package that improves stability and optimizes clearance. According to ResortBoard, it is “simply the most exciting, safe, and accessible way to experience any vacation destination.” 

Waterville Valley Resort’s guided Adventure Tours are designed around each group’s abilities and interests, and pairs practice and play with trail riding along cross-country trails, woodland paths, mountain biking system, and expansive wildflower fields. Stops include photo-worthy views, local landmarks, and some little-known hidden gems, allowing an intimate tour of the Valley floor for new and long-time visitors alike.

ResortBoard Adventure Tours debuted this week and will offer the hour and a half experience on Weekends at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm for the rest of the summer. Additional tour schedules are anticipated.

Part of ‘Phase II’ of a multi-year development plan, additional new summer offerings include a 9-hole, lift-accessed Disc Golf Course. Located on some of the resort’s original ski trails on Snow’s Mountain, the slopeside course is already open to the public. The resort is also adding an Outdoor Climbing Wall and Bungee Trampoline. Training and installation are in progress, with a “Vertical Zone” set to debut in Town Square in the coming weeks. Also new to town, the White Mountain Athletic Club has added an outdoor pool, spa, cabana, and kid’s splash pad which opened today.

For more information on New Summer Activities, visit  www.waterville.com/summer-adventure-center.

For more information about ResortBoards, visit  www.ResortBoard.com.

 ResortBoard Adventure Tours are Now Taking Weekend Reservations!

ResortBoard Adventure Tours are Now Taking Weekend Reservations!

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Waterville Valley is a four-season resort set on 540 private acres surrounded by 360° of pristine National Forest. Sitting atop 4,004 foot Mt. Tecumseh, “New Hampshire’s Family Resort” features 265 acres of skiable terrain, a vertical drop of 2,020 feet, 60 trails, 11 lifts, and 74km of groomed nordic terrain nestled in the valley below.  Shuttles provide easy access to year-round events, shopping, and dining in the Town Square as well as a variety of lodging options, including country inns, condominiums, and all-suite hotels. In the summer of 2017, Waterville Valley Resort embarks on Phase II of a multi-year capital improvement and expansion project.  Learn more at waterville.com or by calling 1-800-GO-VALLEY.

 

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.

Regular updates can be found at: http://www.waterville.com/Phase-II.

 

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Waterville Valley is a four-season resort set on 540 private acres surrounded by 360° of pristine National Forest. Sitting atop 4,004 foot Mt. Tecumseh, “New Hampshire’s Family Resort” features 265 acres of skiable terrain, a vertical drop of 2,020 feet, 60 trails, 11 lifts, and 74km of groomed nordic terrain nestled in the valley below.  Shuttles provide easy access to year-round events, shopping, and dining in the Town Square as well as a variety of lodging options, including country inns, condominiums, and all-suite hotels. In the summer of 2017, Waterville Valley Resort embarks on Phase II of a multi-year capital improvement and expansion project.  Learn more at waterville.com or by calling 1-800-GO-VALLEY.

 

Waterville Valley Resort and Black and Blue Trail Smashers Announce Partnership with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Assoc.

Waterville Valley Resort, April 6th, 2017 – Waterville Valley Resort and Waterville Valley Black and Blue Trail Smashers (WVBBTS) announced today a new multi-year comprehensive partnership with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). The agreement designates Waterville Valley Resort as a U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Development Site, confirming two annual competitive events.

Tim Smith, President and General Manager of Waterville Valley Resort, says, “Waterville Valley Resort was designed by a two-time Olympian and U.S. Ski Team member and has a long history of producing high caliber competitors.  Having hosted 11 World Cup Races, Waterville Valley truly is a competitor’s mountain. It is very exciting to bring together these three entities and formalize the enormous growth and support that our site has to offer competitive snowsports.”

Peter Stokloza, WVBBTS and Waterville Valley Academy (WVA) CEO and Executive Director, says, “It is exciting to continue to develop a strong partnership and alliance with both Waterville Valley Resort and the U.S. Ski Team, for the benefit of all the WVBBTS and WVA athletes and the entire New Hampshire ski community.  Officially being named a U.S. Ski Team training site, enables athletes from around the country to experience a world-class mountain and a snowsports organization that is rich in tradition and legacy, continually looking to improve and augment the on-hill venues and resources.”

One of the oldest ski clubs in the country, WVBBTS has become one of the leading training and competition centers in the United States. In 2014 WVBBTS was named a Certified Gold Level Club as part of the club development program by the USSA. In 2015 WVBBTS was selected by the United States Olympic Committee as a Community Olympic Development Program (CODP), and was the first mountain sports organization in the eastern United States to receive the designation and is one of 15 CODPs nationwide.

The recent partnership with USSA continues the commitment of Waterville Valley Resort and Waterville Valley BBTS to the support and advancement of athletes, on and off the slopes.