Cue the sound of a dinner bell clanging and a voice yelling "Come and get it!" Amidst an unprecedented season meltdown and with time for spring skiing and riding quickly running out in the East, Waterville Valley is offering a deal that no other mountain can touch -- FREE skiing and riding through the end of the season, set for Sunday, April 1. That's right skiers and riders, head to New Hampshire to get your last turns of the season and pay zero, zilch, nada.

While other resorts are busy spending money on snowmaking to maintain a higher ticket cost, Waterville has pulled the plug on the cash registers and realized that, in a season that's been so hard to get the snow we wanted, they can give people the next best thing, free skiing. 

The grooming crew has been moving snow around and stockpiling it to have plenty of reserves for late-season die hards. Open terrain will be for intermediate and advanced abilities, no beginner trails will be available.

Skiers and riders planning ahead for next season can get the best rates of the year by purchasing a 201/13 season pass during the early period until May 31. Plus Pass season passes include bonus incentives: Two lift tickets to Cannon Mountain; one lift ticket to Sugarbush, VT; and one lift ticket to Waterville Valley Resort for the 2012/13 winter season. The Plus Pass includes blackout-free skiing or riding for the 2012/13 season and summer access to Waterville's Snow's Mountain chairlift for mountain biking and hiking.

Hall of Fame Opening Event:
To mark the 45th anniversary of the opening of the Waterville Valley Ski Resort, a new Hall of Fame has been established to honor those who have had an impact on the legacy of Waterville Valley. An award dinner and induction ceremony is planned for Saturday, March 31. Tickets for the dinner are $75/pp. Proceeds from the event will benefit the non-profit Waterville Valley Foundation. Space will be limited so advance reservations are encouraged.

For more info call 603-236-8311 or visit waterville.com.