Waterville Valley Green Peak Plans Approved by Forest Service
Construction Could Begin in 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
A year and a half after obtaining approval from the White Mountain National Forest for the long awaited Green Peak expansion, Waterville Valley's updated plans have been given the green light.
In a decision dated February 11, 2015, Forest Supervisor Tom Wagner declared, "Based on all available information, I have decided that Alternative
C will allow Waterville Valley Ski Resort to relocate an
underutilized lift in order to provide access to new trails previously
approved for construction on Green Peak. Waterville Valley has
determined, and I concur, that the relocation will provide costeffective
access, while improving the visual character of the
Waterville base area when compared with the previous decision to
approve an additional lift."
According to the scoping documents, the World Cup Triple, a 1985 Stadeli rebuilt by Doppelmayr in 2000, only operates about 10 days per season. The lift would be removed (no replacement planned) in early 2015 and refurbished on site.
Two additional towers would be added to the lift, as well as a longer haul rope. Slated for a 2015-16 opening, the relocated triple would be 4,380 feet long by 1,011 feet vertical on Green Peak, serving up to eight new trails.