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Waterville Valley Resort
Waterville Valley Resort
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Submitted on March 24, 2021 by newenglandskier13 (506 Rating506)
Session SessionFull Day
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeComplimentary from Ski Area
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions98% open; Spring Snow, Variable Conditions
Glades GladesSome still had enough snow, but they were getting thin
Moguls MogulsLots of moguls across the mountain. Very soft and lots of fun!
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)3 parks open
Run of the Day Run of the DayRuthie's Run
Food and Beverage Food and Beverage
Comments CommentsToday was an ideal day for spring skiing at Waterville Valley! Snow was soft all day long and temperatures were in the 40s and low 50s. Surpringly, almost every trail was open except for Lower Bobby's Run and Wayne Wong Way and there were no lift lines all day. Waterville has one of the few RFID systems which I don't mind because they didn't charge me extra for the card, there are no gates, and they don't ask for any personal information.

We started our day with a few warm-up runs off the Valley Run Quad. It's a fast lift and it makes it easy to lap the easier terrain it accesses. Coverage was still pretty much wall-to-wall on the 4 or so runs accessible from the lift.

From there, we headed up Green Peak for a few laps. Although shorter runs than the main mountain, Green Peak has a great variety of fun trails, from steeper ones, such as Clean Shaven, to blue crisiers, such as Governor's Run. Coverage was pretty good on Green Peak, although the natural snow trails were getting thin. There was very little traffic on Green Peak, and we were still getting first tracks on trails close to 10:00.

On the main mountain, there was also still pretty good coverage on most trails, with a few exceptions. Preston's Path, under the Northside Double, is a very fun trail, but had a number of rocks poking through which had to be avoided. Physched Out and Lower Bobby's Run had significant bare patches. Lower Bobby's Run was closed at the top, but was accessible via a crossover from Physched part way down. There were many trail which had nice soft spring moguls.

Today I was excited to get to use the new High Country T-Bar for my first time. They run it fast and it makes it easy to lap the terrain in the High Country area. Those runs were some of my favorite of the day with nice edgable snow on the wide open slopes at the top of the ski area.

Waterville is one of my favorite larger resorts around, and the fact that they remain independent while so many similar resorts are getting bought out definitely shows with friendlier service, better prices, and more accomdating policies. Hopefully they remain independent for many years to come.
Link URLhttp://snowjournal.com/discussion/3169/waterville-valley-3-24-2021/p1?new=1
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