Green Peak Trail Clearing Resumes at Waterville Valley
Related lift and facility removal activities continue.
Saturday, August 27, 2016, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Full scale trail clearing as commenced at Waterville Valley in recent days, suggesting the long-awaited Green Peak expansion is moving forward.
Clearing has been conducted between the Revelation Trail and the service road above it. The cleared area is the bottom of Green Peak Trail 4, which could potentially open with or without the installation of a Green Peak lift. Meanwhile, additional survey tape has been hung higher up the mountain and underground snowmaking lines near Green Peak have been marked, suggesting top to bottom clearing activities to come.
The World Cup Triple haul rope was removed and spooled about a month ago, however the terminals, towers, and communications line remain standing. The chairs were disassembled in July. Though a lift survey line was cut on Green Peak in 2015, no additional clearing or excavating has been conducted to date.
Meanwhile, a dumpster has been parked behind the Competition Center. As part of the Green Peak project, the building will eventually be demolished to make way for the base terminal of the Green Peak lift. A two story racing building is proposed to be constructed adjacent to the J-Bar slope.
Green Peak Phase 1 is expected to include 8 trails and 12 acres of glades serviced by a refurbished 4,380 feet long by 1,011 foot vertical World Cup triple chairlift or a high speed quad chairlift. Mainly composed of novice and intermediate trails, the new complex is first large scale terrain expansion at Waterville in nearly 50 years. There are long term plans to connect a village gondola to a future phase of Green Peak.