Momentum for revitalization began in the Fall of 2016 when ground broke on Green Peak, the first major expansion in more than 30 years and the largest project of its kind on the East Coast. With construction beginning in late August, work continued throughout the season to open the first trails in January 2017 and the new lift in February. A total of 7 of the 10 new trails opened with natural snow and strategic grooming, just 6 months after the first trees were felled. In the spring, the new trails also received their official names, nominated by the public to honor significant people in the resort's history. After a busy summer of construction, 18,000ft of snowmaking pipe and new snowmaking equipment has been installed on all but 9 acres of Green Peak, bringing the resort's total snowmaking coverage to 97%. Additional blasting, grubbing, and trail grading will make it possible for all 10 beginner, intermediate, and expert trails to open this season as weather permits. One of the new expert trails also received some extra attention this summer making it the first ever custom built freeride slope with natural terrain features enhanced and reinforced specifically for a freeride event. New Hampshire’s first IFSA Freeride Event will be held at Waterville Valley Resort on January 27th, 2018.