Resort Poll 2013: Top 5 East Coast Parks


4. Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

Jeremy Landy. Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. PHOTO: WATERVILLE VALLEY

Parks: 6

Pipe: Mini Pipe

Jumps: 16

Jibs: 50+

Peak Features: New Year’s


There’s the ground lift running the length of the park and the iconic Hubba. These two things usually stand out when you remember Waterville. But then there’s the consistent shuffling of rails in the park, dialed jumps, the influence of events like Pat Moore’s Back To The Boneyard and our own TransAm. It’s a shred-driven atmosphere, one lead by former Think Thanker and current Park Supervisor Luke Mathison. It’s all about snowboarding, the young guns riding with the old dogs, and it’s casual. Tyler Davis rides Waterville whenever he’s not teaching high-school English. “There’s a lot of history here, like the Boneyard and Snow’s Mountain,” he says. “Even the younger generation of riders all respect that.”