Green Peak Triple Chair Opening At Waterville Valley
Waterville Valley Resort in white, with the new Green Peak trails to the left. (Waterville Valley)
After breaking ground on Waterville Valley’s Green Peak expansion in September, the new Green Peak Triple lift will debut Feb. 11 with an opening ceremony and ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.
The new Green Peak is the Resort’s biggest expansion in over 30 years and the only ski resort expansion on the East Coast this year. When completed, it will add 10 new trails spread across 45 acres for skiers and snowboarders of all levels at the New Hampshire resort.
The new lift, with a length of 4075 horizontal feet, can carry 1569 passengers per hour. Repurposed from the World Cup Triple, "the Green Peak Triple has 157 chairs, which have been re-galvanized and will look and feel like new with new aluminum back slats and cushions for seats," Waterville Valley's Tatiana Baier told SnoCountry.com.
“We are very excited to open Green Peak during Waterville Valley Resort’s 50th Anniversary Season,” said President and General Manager Tim Smith. “The Green Peak Expansion is a tremendous accomplishment for everybody who was involved in the project: the U.S. Forest Service, the local enthusiasts, the management team, and all of the Waterville Valley Resort family. Getting this project achieved is a huge step forward for Waterville Valley Resort. The expansion will provide an exciting new peak experience for the guests.”
The names of the 10 new trails on Green Peak are still up in the air, as the public has been invited to submit names for the 45 acres of trails cut this fall. The resort is encouraging all of their Waterville Resort family and friends to participate in the Green Peak trail name contest by submitting trail name ideas by Feb. 10. The New Green Peak Trail Names will be announced Feb. 25.
Waterville Valley premieres the 50th anniversary documentary “50 Years of Firsts Waterville Valley” by Degan Media Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, Plymouth, N.H. The documentary recaps the legendary past of Waterville Valley Resort and unites the many milestones the Resort reached within the snowsports industry.