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Waterville Valley Resort
Waterville Valley Resort
Friday, December 22, 2023
Submitted on December 22, 2023 by rocket21 (1390 Rating1390)
Session SessionMorning
Lift Ticket Ticket TypeIndy Pass
Lift Lines Lift Lines0 minutes
Snow Trail Conditions35% open; Loose Granular, Variable Conditions
Glades GladesPretty much no natural snow remaining after Monday's rain.
Moguls MogulsNone
Terrain Park Terrain Park(s)Boardcross and large jumps set up in High Country.
Run of the Day Run of the DayTippecanoe
Food and Beverage Food and BeverageDid not partake.
Comments CommentsConditions were impressive considering Monday's rain, but a little underwhelming as compared to the snow report.

Stillness, Upper Sel's, and World Cup were closed (contrary to what it read last night/this morning), Periphery is closed/has no snow on it (contrary to showing open on the map), Psyched is closed with only snow on the upper portion (contrary to the snow report), and the lift didn't start loading until 9:15.

On the plus side, surfaces on the open trails were generally pretty good. Upper White Caps, Upper Tippy, Tyler Too, No Grit, Upper Valley Run, and High Country (wall to wall coverage) were all good. Upper Oblivion was golf balls due to being groomed out after air/water snowmaking, while Valley Run was challenging due to on-going snowmaking (a couple of guns running wet) and various abilities congregating. Lower Tippy was bad (ice on the steep, single-cat width coverage on the waterbars; avoidable by taking Siegel Street to Old T) and Old Tecumseh/Upper Bobby's had either a few thin spots or a few icy spots. Lower Old T dumps into either Lower Periphery (better) or Lower Sel's (a few rocks). Stemtation was narrow and variable, but there are some whales waiting to be pushed out.

Snowmaking was cranking on Stillness, Bourbon Street and Leroy's, as well as Valley Run, a few guns on World Cup, and some assorted base area guns. There is still snow visible on Gema from that aborted snowmaking campaign prior to the rain. Looks like guns could run on Utter Abandon soon.

Clear, sunny morning with temperatures in the 20s and friendly employees.
Link URLhttps://www.franklinsites.com/temp/ski/waterville-2023-1222a.jpg
Rating Report Rating4 Rating4

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