Waterville Valley Resort: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Submitted on April 8, 2018 by rocket21 (725 Rating725)
Session SessionFull Day
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeDiscount from Ski Area
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions85% open; Packed Powder, Loose Granular
Glades GladesDid not venture in, but still plenty of snowpack.
Moguls MogulsMean Jean's Ravine, side of Ciao/True Grit, side of Chute, Sel's Choice, Preston's Path, and side of Tyler Too.
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)Multiple still set up.
Run of the Day Run of the DayTyler Too
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageChicken tenders, fries, and Snapple were $13.75 at the base lodge.
Comments CommentsWaterville sometimes gets a bad rap, but today was one of those days that it really shined.

No crowds. Never a lift line or crowded trail. Often had trails to ourselves. Good conditions, even at closing. $45 full day tickets.
Non-intrusive RFID ticketing system (scanners mounted to the top terminals of the lifts). Friendly lift operators at every lift; White Peaks operators let people on a few minutes early because everything was ready to roll, and let folks on a minute or two after 4, as to not deny last runs; top operators on a few of the lifts were waving; etc.

Roughly three trails open on Green Peak. Governors Run was top to bottom, wall to wall (a few random rocks). Some loop-de-loops were open of another trail. Chandler's was open from the top down to South Street (lower Chandler's not open), then Bourbon Street (also Mean Jean's Ravine was open ungroomed). All skied nicely.

Almost everything on the main mountain was open, with the exception of upper Scramble, Gema, Lower Bobby's (looked like it had good half-width coverage, but 100% bumps), and Boneyard.

On Sunnyside, True Grit was groomed 2/3rds wide and Ciao 1/2.

High Country was left ungroomed, with perhaps 3-4" of powder from Friday. The High Country chairlift carried its last skiers ever this afternoon; replacement T-Bar parts are being staged.

Exhibition platters and World Cup Ts have been removed from their respective lines for the season.

Northside skied nicely, with every trail groomed except Preston's Path. Lower half of that had decent soft moguls.

Skied every open trail and managed 43K vertical, even with numerous fixed grip chair rides. Temperatures hovering around the freezing mark with partly sunny skies.
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