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The Skinny on Opening Day

November 22, 2013

It’s official … opening day for Waterville Valley ski resort is Saturday, Nov.  23!  The snowmaking gurus have been making snow all week and there’s been enough natural snowfall so they can open three trails starting at 8 a.m. Who do you think will make first chair?!

The White Peaks Quad will whisk you up to the High Country lift.  Open trails will include Main Street and Ruthie’s Run, as well as The Pasture for beginner terrain, serviced by the J-Bar.  You know the drill:  It’s November in New Hampshire, so expect early season terrain.

Lift ticket prices for Saturday are $35 for adults, $25 for college and teens and $15 for youths and seniors.

The Marketplace, T-Bars, and Schwendi Hutte will all be open for food and beverage service.

Snow Report.

snowmaking at Waterville Valley Resort

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

3 thoughts on “The Skinny on Opening Day

  • LAURIE PAYNE says:

    November 23rd is a Friday? So is opening day Friday or Saturday? I am off Friday, just saying….
    I have been skiing at Waterville for 48 years and I own property in the Estates. Thank you for making all my winters great…. So many awesome memories….
    So excited for all the new stuff. Went on the tour and hike with Tim he is super and I can’t wait…. It is going to be an EPIC YEAR for the Valley….
    We love you Waterville Valley !!!!!

    • Jan Stearns says:

      Hi Laurie: Thanks for stopping by my blog and for sharing your love of the Valley!
      Ski resort management hasn’t made the call yet on opening day. As soon as I find out, I’ll be joining the throngs on social media in announcing it 🙂
      I’m going to share your kind comment with Tim Smith and his team.
      Cheers to a great season at Waterville Valley!

    • Jan Stearns says:

      Hi Laurie: This just in from the ski resort’s marketing director:

      As far as opening day goes, with this window of cold temps coming in we are looking to start snowmaking this week and are shooting for opening on Friday, 11/23, Black Friday as long as the weather cooperates. We’re going to take the opportunity to dial things in after all our construction and give our employees Thanksgiving Day off.

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