Nice people, well-designed trail structure
Very expensive food
We skied at Waterville Valley on January 2nd on a bad day, with very, very icy conditions on all but the beginner terrain. We were a mixed-ability group that day -- everything from beginners to experts -- and everyone still had a good time and would be willing to give the area another try with better snow. Despite the holiday, the lift lines moved quite quickly and the mountain didn't seem too crowded.
WARNING: Bring your own food and drink or be prepared to shell out a fortune! A burger, fries, and drink cost $16 and a coffee and cookie came to more than $5. Highway robbery, if you ask me.