My Waterville Valley: Pat Moore’s Granite State of Mind

By Lindsay Fraka


Black and white, and red all over. Moore knows his way around Waterville.

Pat Moore is known for being able to pull off pretty much anything he wants to while strapped to his board. In the 2012 season alone, the New Hampshire native scored the bronze at the 2012 Winter X Games for his Real Snow video entry that showed off his urban riding, and he was also featured in Red Bull’s “The Art of Flight.” This jack-of-all-trades, who calls Waterville Valley his home mountain, has been riding for Forum Snowboards for about a decade and continues to surprise all with his versatile talent and style. It may be his red hair, although we’re thinking this guy is just that good. Here are a few of his favorite places in Waterville:

Place to ride on a powder day: I would stay on the Sunny Side chairlift and ride True Grit and Lower Bobby’s. They are the steepest, so you can stay afloat.


Place to grab breakfast: Dunkin’ Donuts right of the highway! Quick, delicious, and bomb coffee.


Place to grab food with the family: TBars is perfect when your family is in town. It’s on-mountain in the base area and has tons of live entertainment on the weekends. The burgers and sandwiches get rave reviews.


The park is the place to be when the sun is out at WVR. P: Waterville Valley.

Place to go for happy hour: Buckets is the best for apres ski at the mountain, but if you’re in town Legends is the spot for sure.


Spot to ride on a spring day: The park! Spring days at the Waterville park are the best. With the Poma lift you can get a ton of runs in quick and watch your friends on the way up.