Waterville Valley Resort
Waterville Valley Resort
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Submitted on April 9, 2022 by rocket21 (1239 Rating1239)
Session SessionFull Day
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeDiscount from Ski Area
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions85% open; Spring Snow, Variable Conditions
Glades GladesFried, but there is still snow in the woods in places.
Moguls MogulsPreston's Path, Upper Bobby's
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)Stemtation, Utter Abandon
Run of the Day Run of the DayAnd Tyler Too
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageHad a chicken quesadilla at the Next Level Food Truck parked at the base of Sunnyside ($14). Ordered it, took a run, then it was ready to go!
Comments CommentsAmazed with the magic the groomers worked to put everything back together after Thursday/Friday's rain. Almost every trail was open. Thankful that ski patrol left some of the borderline trails open too (calling it 'adventure conditions').

On Green Peak, the only Wayne Wong Way and Mean Jean's Ravine were closed. Somehow they put Pfosi's back together (very tight on the steep, but the rest was skiable with caution). Clean Shaven was once again the best trail on the peak. Did not venture into the Meadows complex, but it was still open.

High Country was open with wall to wall coverage on all trails. The lift operator said he was running the T-Bar at 850 feet per minute; I was to the top in about 2 minutes. Apart from soft bulge ice in places, the snow was really good up there.

Sunnyside was rough, but fun with rock skis. True Grit was amazingly put back together (single cat wide for the top quarter with some rocks mixed in, widening further down). Gema was decent, but Ciao is probably done today (two single-ski width passages). No Grit was good, but Oblivion is very thin in places (in part due to the construction traffic). Lower Bobby's is closed/bare.

The White Peaks Quad lift line was closed, as the snow is thin and they're in the process of removing the chair (top terminal being demolished; above half the towers are down). Snow was piled on the haul rope to allow crossing over the line. Upper Bobby's was a little sloppy, but Psyched/World Cup/Lower Sel's/Old Tecumseh/Terry's Trail had some nice stretches and a few thin spots.

Northside double was running so that you didn't have to ski to the bottom and take the Valley Run Quad back up to Sunnyside. Tangent is thin/icy (natural), but Periphery was still good, as was And Tyler Too. Upper Tippy was not was good, in part because a hiker decided to bareboot down it during the rain and left behind postholes. Preston's Path was still open on natural with some obstacles. Lower Tippy and Boneyard were also thin in a few spots, but otherwise good.

Inquired about using my day 3 25% off Indy discount, but was told it only applies to full rack rate, not the late season rate. ((On 4/10/22, Indy responded to my inquiry and said that the 25% should have been applied to the $46 late season rate for this day, not the full rate rate)).

Lucked out with the weather, as there were only a couple of brief light showers. Otherwise, it was a mostly cloudy day with occasional very brief glimpses of sun and blue sky. Very light crowds - never waited in a lift line and generally had each trail to myself.
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