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Waterville Valley Ski Resort

Waterville Valley Ski Resort

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

191

Rank in
Region

29

Rank in
State

8

Best time for snow at
Waterville Valley Ski Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Waterville Valley Ski Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Monday
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0"
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Tuesday
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0"
Night
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Wednesday
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0"
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True Snow: 183" per year
Snow Quality Rank

197

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

149

Waterville Valley Ski Resort is ranked No. 149 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

6.3%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

0.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

57.5%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

149

Waterville Valley Ski Resort is ranked No. 149 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

197

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Waterville Valley Ski Resort

Core Strengths
Snow Volume
rank
149
score
41.1
Expert
rank
176
score
26.9
Travel Ease
rank
184
score
8.6

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1020 ft

4004 ft
Base Elevation: 1984 ft

Slope Aspects

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A Few Words On The Snow

If you're waiting for a powder day at Waterville Valley Ski Resort, then you might have a long wait. Only 6.3% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall, which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Waterville Valley Ski Resort to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.

Skiing at Waterville Valley Ski Resort is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can. It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska. With only 0.0% of months at Waterville Valley Ski Resort getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to set up your powderhound shack.

Drought Potential

The snow at Waterville Valley Ski Resort can disappear often enough that you may want to pack extra snow beads when taking a trip here. A good number of months, 57.5% to be exact, see less than 30 inches of snow. If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Waterville Valley Ski Resort, you should temper your expectations. This is a place where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 57.5% of the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.

Getting to Waterville Valley Ski Resort, if you're flying in

At the end of the drive from the Portland, ME airport to Waterville Valley Ski Resort, drivers will have been planted in their seats for nearly three hours (158 minutes), which, to us, is some kind of dark line that shouldn't be crossed unless utterly necessary--like, say, if you're going to Silverton Mountain for heli-drops. If that's the case, keep driving!