Officials with the U.S. Forest Service have approved a plan that would allow New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley resort to expand it’s boundaries and to install a new gondola that would start near the town square.

The plan includes a boundary extension, allowing for 140 acres terrain expansion with 15 new trails, additional parking, new buildings for events and dining, as well as four new Nordic trails. The plan also anticipates the replacement of the White Peaks Quad Chair and the Sunnyside Triple Chair.

Plans include the eventual installation of a gondola that will start in the Town of Waterville Valley near Town Square and transport guests to the summit of Green Peak.

The future gondola will whisk guests out of the Valley towards the South Ridge of Green Peak, where skiers/riders and sightseers alike can enjoy the mid-station services, including a new Base Lodge and learning area, as well as expanded Nordic facilities. From there, guests will have the option to continue their journey to the summit of Green Peak for dining, exploring, or simply enjoying the 360-degree mountain views.

“We’re thrilled to continue Waterville Valley’s development and look forward to fulfilling our team’s vision,” said President and General Manager, Tim Smith. “This is just the first step in a long process, but it marks an exciting milestone towards progressing Waterville Valley into the future.”