Waterville expansion

Under a Master Development Plan recently accepted by the U.S. Forest Service, the area near Town Square in Waterville Valley, shown on Tuesday, will eventually be connected to the Waterville Valley ski area above it via a gondola.

WATERVILLE VALLEY — Waterville Valley Resort on Tuesday announced that the U.S. Forest Service has accepted its 2020-2030 Master Development Plan which calls for adding 15 new downhill trails; replacing two lifts; and the construction of a gondola that would carry visitors from near the Town Square to the top of Green Peak.

Last updated in 1999, the MDP was refined over the last three years by Waterville Valley and the Forest Service and will serve as “the foundation for subsequent planning, design and implementation of numerous capital improvements and expansion over the coming decade,” the resort said in a prepared statement.

Waterville expansion

Employees April Smith and Andrew Hostetler in the new Waterville Valley Welcome Center on Dec. 26. The welcome center offers a variety of amenities and information and is the only place in New Hampshire where Arrive Outdoor will deliver and pickup clothing and gear that users rent from it online.