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.
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!