First snow of the season…

On October 23, 2008, in Uncategorized, by admin

It’s full-on stick season in the Valley now, and a lot of folks are taking a few weeks to catch up at home before the start of ski season.  In a couple of weeks, the guns will light up on High Country, and in 29 days, we’ll be back to what we love, that which brought most of us to Waterville Valley in the first place.

For those of us anxious for our first turns, yesterday was a nice treat.  We awoke to a cold, wet morning down on the Valley floor — but there were a couple inches of fresh snow above 2500 feet!

Debbie Auger took this beautiful photo of the first snow of the season on Wednesday October 22nd

Debbie Auger took this beautiful photo of the first snow of the season on Wednesday October 22nd

When I think about the things that make Waterville Valley unique, this view, on a cold fall morning, with fresh snow on the mountain and the infinite promise of a new season about to start, certainly makes the list.


I hope you had a chance to join in the fun on Sunday, October 19th for the annual Waterville Valley sashay.  Breaking with history, today’s weather was nearly perfect for the event, with crisp fall air but lots of bright sun.  Dozens of residents, weekenders, and guests met at the Waterville Valley Golf Clubhouse for appetizers, then enjoyed an afternoon of strolling, dining, and conversation in three historic locations:  at the gazebo on the fairway, at the quirky but fun Stone Tower, and finally, at the venerable (and recently renovated) gazebo on the site of the old Waterville Inn by the Tennis Center.

The fare was sensational — for me, the highlight was Bonnie Nigrosh’s wonderful lobster bisque — and the company even better.   On this first weekend of stick season, with the air cool and a light breeze, the warmth of community (and a thoughtfully placed firepit) were much appreciated.

The Waterville Valley Foundation proudly supports the preservation of the Valley’s gazebos, which are a unique and historic feature that celebrates the slower pace of life here in the Valley, where taking the time to stop and visit with a friend just seems like the right thing to do.

— Andy Knight


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