Waterville Valley Resort: Monday, March 18, 2019
Submitted on March 18, 2019 by rocket21 (725 Rating725)
Session SessionMorning
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeDiscount from Ski Area
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions75% open; Loose Granular, Packed Powder
Glades GladesDid not go in, but plenty of base.
Moguls MogulsMean Jean, Ciao, Lower Bobby's, Chute, Sel's, And Tyler Too, Preston's, Boneyard
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)Multiple
Run of the Day Run of the DayClean Shaven
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageHot chocolate and cookies (which they will warm up for you) at the Schwendi Hut. Base lodge is brighter and easier to move around now that they've renovated it. The new main floor addition is now open and has a bar and garage doors that can be opened in warmer weather.
Comments CommentsNice blue sky morning at Waterville. Cold start, but a dusting to an inch of overnight powder.

High Country had full coverage, but was not open today (T-Bar wasn't operating).

On the main mountain, White Caps, Upper Sel's, Terry's Trail, upper Old Tecumseh, Utter Abandon, and Tommy's World Cup were not open due to racing. Upper Bobby's skied nicely with the new powder on top. Psyched and Chute were groomed but a little scratchy in the middle. Lower Old Tecumseh (accessible via Siegel Street) was very nice loose granular. Tippy/Tyler skied nicely (especially Tyler; half groomed half bumps), as did Tangent-Periphery-Boneyard (half groomed half bumps).

The Sunnyside steeps were not groomed and seeing how bulletproof the ungroomed boilerplate was, I opted to skip them. No Grit and Oblivion skied nicely.

What made the day was Green Peak. The lift is slow in comparison to the high speed quad, but the newly opened terrain skied very nicely and makes Waterville feel a lot bigger (and runs off this peak aren't much shorter than the main mountain runs). Pfosi's and Wayne Wong Way were opened, but not groomed, and looked too gnarly for my tastes. Clean Shaven, an expert trail that opened this year, was groomed wall to wall and was a blast. Piano Man is a nice intermediate trail and Calvert's skied decently. Governor's is one of the best intermediate trails on the mountain and skied really nicely with the new powder mixed in.
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