Greetings from Mt Washington Valley, NH!
Here we go again into the weekend after receiving a nice new blanket of snow between Tuesday and Wednesday. We’re sure grateful that the rain in lower elevations was snow at our ski resorts and XC Centers. We’ve received as much as 111” of fresh snowfall so far this season at our ski resorts. And it looks like we’ll even be picking up more over the weekend. We’re heading into another primo weekend for skiing in Mt Washington Valley.
Low clouds gave way to reveal the summit of Mount Washington on Monday, Jan 23, 2017. This photo taken from Bretton Woods Ski Resort. Bretton Woods/Omni Mt Washington Resort photo.
Here’s the update on snow conditions from Mt Washington Valley today, Thursday, January 26, 2017:
Attitash – 60 trails, 54 groomed runs, Abenaki Terrain Parks open including Mythmaker, Kachina and beginner Bear Base, 7 lifts operating, 232 acres of skiable terrain. Base depths: 15”-35”. 4” of new snow in the past 72 hours, 59” of snowfall for the season. Military Salute Weekend is celebrated Sat/Sun. FREE lift tickets for active and veteran service men & women all weekend. Check the events page for a schedule of all the festivities.
Black Mountain – 30 trails, 3 lifts operating, 110 acres of machine groomed skiing. Base depths approx: 12”-30”. 4” of new snow in the past 72 hours. 50” of snowfall for the season. Sundays Carroll, Coos & Oxford County Residents ski for $15.00 after 12:30 on Sunday afternoons. Valid ID required. Jackson Invitational Snowsculpting Competition takes place this weekend. Bonfires, scavenger hunts and watch 12 sculptor teams create masterpieces from cylinders of snow.
Bretton Woods – 51 machine groomed trails, 7 lifts, 303 acres of skiable terrain. Base depths: 18”-42”. 3”-4” of new snow in the past 72 hours; Snowfall in season to date: 86”. Saturday, January 28th is Veterans Appreciation Day; all veterans receive a complimentary lift ticket or Nordic Trail Pass with a current or past military ID at any outside ticket window. (Family members of the Veteran are eligible for Military discount on tickets with a valid military ID).
Cranmore – 43 machine groomed trails, 4 lifts, 156 acres of skiable terrain. Base depths: 18”-30”. 5” of new snowfall in the past 72 hours. Mountain Adventure Park and Tubing Park open this weekend. Events for the weekend include a jam packed Cranapalooza, live music in Zip’s and a hard hat tour of the first building of Kearsarge Brook all on Saturday.
King Pine – King Pine is 100% open and skiing and riding on 17 trails (100% groomed), 5 lifts, 50 acres skiable terrain. Base depths: 16” – 36. 4” of snowfall in the past 48 hours. 54” snowfall to date this season. Tubing park, skating rink, open this weekend. Saturday, January 28th is Powder Bear’s Snowfest and birthday!Come meet Powder Bear, King Pine’s mascot, and join a kids party. Face painting, tattoos, balloons, music, cake and Mr. Magic in the Evergreen Room.
Shawnee Peak – 30 trails (27 groomed), 4 lifts operating, 2 terrain parks open. Base depths: 17”-31”. 2” of new snow in the past 6 days. Friday is Open Mic Night in Blizzard’s Pub. Saturday enjoy Parlor Ski Demo Days.
Wildcat–Wildcat is 100% open with 48 trails (19 groomed), 4 lifts, 225 skiable acres. Base depth: 25”-55”. 4” of new snowfall in the past 7 days, 111” of snowfall for the season to date. This weekend is the Annual Military Salute Weekend. Active and retired members of the military receive FREE lift tickets as well as discounts for family members and deals on lodging. Plus, the Wildcat Pub hosts apres and entertainment every Friday and Saturday.
The XC Ski Centers in Mt Washington Valley are all open and jamming with recent snowfall.
Bear Notch Ski Touring – 35km classic, 35km skating with extensive grooming on both Western and Eastern Trail Networks. Base depth: 16”-24”. 4” of snow in the past 48 hours.
Bretton Woods Nordic Center – 22 trails, 42km open. 11 trails (17km) track set and 22 trails (42km) skate groomed, Base depth: 2”-4”. 3”- 4”of new snowfall in the past 72 hours. Snowfall to date: 86”. Fat bike and snowshoe trails open too. Saturday Veterans Appreciation Day; all veterans will receive a complimentary trail pass with a current or past military ID. (Family members of the Veteran are eligible for Military discount on tickets with a valid military ID).
Great Glen Trails – 45km open, 18km tracked, 23km skate groomed, 45km snowshoe trails. Average base depth: 10”. 10” of new snow in the past 7 days. 76” of snowfall season to date. SnowCoach is running. Tubing hill is open. Call ahead for fat bike terrain report. Guided snowshoe tours offered every Saturday, 1:00-2:15. Free with trail pass. Rentals available.
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation – 48 trails open (110 km total), 24 trails track set and skate groomed (56km groomed). 18 trails open for snowshoeing, 8 back country trails open. Base depth: 7”-14”. 2” of new snowfall in the past 24 hours, 4” of new snowfall in the past 48 hours. 50” of snowfall to date. Sat, Jan 21: 30km White Mountain Classic, 9:30-1:00pm.
Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring – 40km open in Whitaker Woods & Intervale Network, 20km skate groomed and 20km single tracked in Whitaker Woods & Intervale Network, 45km open for snowshoeing, 2km open for fat biking. Base depths: 7”-14”. 4” of new snow in the past 48 hours, 6” of new snow in the past 72 hours. UNH Winter Carnival takes place here Saturday – Sunday. Spectators welcome.
Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Reserve – 17 trails open. 20km track set, 20 km skate groomed. Groomed 1/21/17. Guided snowshoe tours offered at Purity Spring Resort.
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