Tuesday, February 4, 2020, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Waterville Valley announced today that the United States Forest Service has accepted its 10 year master development plan, bringing the resort one step closer to being connected to Town Square.
According to the press release, the plan calls for 15 new trails spanning 140 acres of skiable terrain. A gondola would connect Town Square to a new base lodge at the foot of Green Peak, extending the ski area's vertical drop some 200 feet lower to Tripoli Road. Existing and new Green Peak trails would be served by a high speed gondola.
The ten year plan also includes previously submitted plans for a new high speed six person chairlift replacing the White Peaks Quad and a fixed grip quad replacing the Sunnyside Triple.
Waterville Valley has been owned and operated by a group led by the Sununu family since 2010. The group recently acquired much of the remaining Waterville Company holdings in the valley, restoring the ski area and the resort development to common ownership for the first time in decades.