Waterville Valley Resort, as you know it, is about to become even more of a New England destination.
“It’s the one drawback of Waterville that we, as the ownership group have identified; we’re not connected [to the town of Waterville Valley],” resort general manager Tim Smith said. “We connect through a bus, but it would be much more convenient and better for our guests if we had some sort of a lift there.”
A new gondola, or chon-dola, near Town Square is just one step in Waterville’s comprehensive, 10-year master plan. It promises to help push Waterville Valley into the conversations of top ski town destinations in the East.
Smith, along with his wife, Katie, director of accounting at Waterville Valley, joined New England Ski Journal Basecamp podcast hosts Eric Wilbur and Mike Specian to discuss the resort’s rich history, its new, one-of-a-kind chairlift, and the changing face of Waterville Valley.