Waterville Valley Resort
Waterville Valley Resort
Monday, March 16, 2020
Submitted on March 16, 2020 by rocket21 (1081 Rating1081)
Session SessionFull Day
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeDiscount from Ski Area
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions85% open; Loose Granular, Loose Granular
Glades GladesThere is a crust, so I did not go in. Still natural snowpack.
Moguls MogulsBulletproof today
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)Fun Run, Exhibition
Run of the Day Run of the DayClean Shaven
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageKind of surreal...outdoors only...order at the ticket window (prepackaged sandwiches and soup and bottled non-alcoholic beverages), then pick up at another window. Second floor bathrooms open, but nothing else inside open.
Comments CommentsWe were originally supposed to be skiing Sugarloaf today, but alas they shut down, so it was a long drive back last night.

Waterville is one of the last ski areas in the country still operating, albeit with basically no base facilities. The mountain still has full snow cover and there were no issues with crowding.

Initially, only the groomed trails were open, however they opened most everything else at lunch time. Ungroomed terrain didn't soften up much, but you could at least get an edge to catch.

Everything off Green Peak was open, with the exception of Wayne Wong Way (looked pretty firm). Piano Man and the lift line were ungroomed/firm, but most everything else saw at least a pass of the snowcat. Clean Shaven was fun.

Meadows and High Country were closed.

On the main mountain, Upper Bobby's/White Caps were so so. Utter Abandon and Tommy's were okay (Tommy's was closed for a race for awhile). Psyched, Chute, and Lower Sel's were closed. Old Tecumseh was decent.

On Northside, Tippy and Tyler were decent. Boneyard opened later in the day and was scratchy, as was Tangent to Periphery. Did not venture onto Preston's, as the natural bumps were shining.

On Sunnyside, everything except Lower Bobby's (closed with a barespot near the access road) was open and had some grooming. Ciao, Gema, and True Grit had a few passes with the cat with bumps left on the side. A little scratchy in places later in the day, but all were nice when the snow softened in the sun late in the morning.

Not particularly crowded (no lines), but still a decent amount of folks skiing considering the circumstances. Beautiful blue skies and not too windy. Nice to get outside.
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