Waterville Valley Resort’s Phase II improvements are continuing at a feverish pace. Renovations are currently underway at the ski area base lodge. This season you will find changes to the ground floor of the base area that improve flow, add more amenities, and create a more effective and efficient arrival process.
Over the past two weeks, the ski resort has been demolishing and removing snowsports office spaces and removing the walls and other infrastructure in the original ticket and season pass office. This winter guests will be able to purchase or pick up tickets and passes from new ticket windows centrally located between the main entry doors and the ski check. By heading inside the main entry doors onto the ground floor, guests will have access to a new ticket and pass office, the snowsports desk, and a renovated changing area with new lockers.
The relocation of the ticket office not only means more convenience for skiers and riders, it will also make room for the new headquarters of the Adaptive Snowsports program. The original pass office is being converted and expanded, providing more space and resources, better accessibility to the building and parking area, and direct access to the courtyard. Volunteers and athletes of the Adaptive Program were heavily involved in the design and construction of the new space, including Chris Salomon of Samyn-D’Elia Architects, who is contributing both his professional expertise and Adaptive program volunteer experience.
The stairway to the left of the snowsports desk, as well as the second-floor portion of the stairway that leads to Buckets Restaurant will be removed, which will reduce congestion and create more seating and dining space on the second and third floors, including way more window seats with views of the mountain! There will be more space to kick back or refuel on the second-floor deck to the left of the base lodge, which will wrap around to the front of the building over the ski check and new ticket windows, providing more outdoor hangout space.
While there is a lot of work being done with just a few months to go until the snow flies, this is just the tip of the iceberg. In upcoming years, Waterville Valley will continue renovations that will expand the base lodge and relocate the rental shop, providing a continuous flow from purchasing tickets, to booking lessons, getting geared up, and then heading right onto snow in the new learners area on The Pasture. The expansion will also add more seating and lounge space and windows for spectacular views of the mountain.
Stay tuned for progress on this and all Waterville Valley’s new projects!
If you can’t wait for the snow to fly, be sure to join us in Waterville Valley for Columbus Day Weekend and Fall Foliage Fest. The mountain folks will be unveiling some of their new winter developments for the 17/18 skiing and riding season.