Lifts begin to spin at Waterville Valley this Friday, November 23rd - it is opening day for the ski area with a Welcome Back to Winter Party. Saturday the resort has a Cold Turkey Plunge and Santa arrives in Town Square.
This winter Waterville Valley will see Phase II of a $7.5 million investment plan to completion. This project is made up of renovations, upgrades, and innovations to snowmaking, terrain, lifts, the Base Lodge, and ticketing experience. Waterville Valley Resort has a history of commitment to world-class events and athletes. In 1969 Waterville Valley formed the first freestyle instruction program, making the resort the birthplace of freestyle skiing. The following year resort founder, Tom Corcoran, and editor of Skiing Magazine, Doug Pfeiffer, organized the first National Open Championships of Freestyle Skiing on the Sunnyside trails. For the 2018/19 season the resort will continue a legacy of bringing world-class events to the slopes of Waterville Valley starting with the returning Toyota Revolution Tour January 13-18th and the World Pro Ski Tour February 8th & 9th. This spring they will be bring back the U.S. Freestyle Championships on Lower Bobby’s March 13-18th. For the last major event of the season Waterville will host first elite level race since it hosted the World Cup in 1991, by bringing the nation’s top ski racers to Waterville Valley with the U.S. Alpine National Championships on March 23-26. Directly following the resort will also host the U.S. Junior National Championships March 27th-29th.