Greetings from snow-filled Mt Washington Valley, NH!
We hit the Mother Lode with 16" of snow from Tuesday’s storm reported at Wildcat and 14" at Bretton Woods. All of our ski resorts reported anywhere from 6" on up and that means all 13 ski resorts and XC Centers can now open just in time for Christmas week. In addition, storms earlier in the week offered up to 6” of snowfall, so all our ski resorts and XC Centers are sitting pretty! With snowmaking temps ideal for the upcoming week, snowmakers and groomers will be hard at work opening new terrain daily. There’s a sense of excitement among skiers and riders anxious to get in on the great snow conditions.
Here’s the good news from Mt Washington Valley’s ski resorts and XC Centers on Thurs, December 14, 2017:
Attitash – The countdown’s on for opening day tomorrow, 12/15 with 18 trails and 5 lifts anticipated. Base depths: 5"-15". 15" of new snowfall in the past 7 days. Look for Santa and be sure to get your photo with him on the slopes from 12:30-2:00pm on Sat, Dec. 16th.
Black Mountain -Re-opening: Dec 16, 2017. 12-13" of new snowfall in the past 4 days. Check snow report for trails/lifts. Mark the calendar for the Sam Adams Christmas Party on Dec. 23, 3:30-5:30pm.
Bretton Woods – Open daily! 32 trails, 3 lifts. Base depth: 23"-33", 167 acres of skiable terrain. Snowfall: 4" new; 17"-22" past 24 hrs, 35" this season. Stop by the Slopeside Climbing Wall open from noon-4pm. When purchasing your ticket you can get an additional 5 minutes of climbing for $3, which will be donated to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
Cranmore – Open daily! 11 trails, 3 lifts, 42.7 acres skiable terrain. Average base depth: 19". 12" of new snow in the past week! Tubing & Mountain Adventure will reopen Fri, Sat, Sun. Check out Cranmore’s gift guide for the skier or rider on the list.
King Pine – Opening Fri, Dec 15th from noon to 7:00pm with front and back side skiing and riding on 7 trails accessed via 3 lifts. Nearly 12" of snowfall since Sunday. Donate non-perishable food items on opening day, you’ll receive an additional $1 off for each item received ($5 discount per person max). Active United States Military personnel and their dependents can ski/ride for FREE until Dec. 24th Retired US Military personnel can ski/ride free until December 24. Military I.D. card must be presented.
Shawnee Peak -Opening daily on Sat, Dec. 16. Base depths: 5"-8". 6" of new snowfall in the past 24 hours. Check snow report for open terrain.
Wildcat – Open daily! 20 trails, 1 lift, 114 acres of skiable terrain on base depths 10"-20". 27" of snowfall in the past 7 days. Snowfall to date: 32". Santa will be on the mountain, ready to pose with skiers and riders from 9:30-11:00am on Sat, Dec. 16th.
Mt Washington Valley’s XC and Snowshoe Centers (photo of Jackson XC by Wiseguy Creative Photography)
Bear Notch Ski Touring: Open for passholders. Official opening day on Sat, Dec. 16. 14" of snowfall in the past 4 days. 17" snowfall to date.
Bretton Woods Nordic Center: Open!10 trails, 20km open. 20km skate groomed. Base depth: 17"-23". 4" new; 17"-22" past 24 hrs, 35" this season.
Great Glen Trails: Opening Friday, Dec 15th with XC skiing, tubing and SnowCoach Tours. Snowfall: 13" in past 48 hours plus 6" on Saturday. 19" of snowfall to date. Average base depths: 8". On Dec 12, &19:Nordic Warm Up at Great Glen Trails: A weekly ski class emphasizing instruction, a supportive atmosphere, and fun. Open to ages 16 to adult.
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation: 15 XC Trails open (31km). 8 trails track set, 15 trails skate groomed (31km). 18 snowshoe trails open. 10" of new snowfall in the past 48 hours. Snowfall season to date: 13.75". Thurs, Dec 14: Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Season Pass Apres Ski & Appreciation Night: JSTF Season Pass holders are encouraged to stop by for a sip (wine and beer) and snacks. More info here.
Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation: Open on Whitaker Woods Trails only. 10km skate groomed. 45km snowshoe trails. 2km fat biking trails. Base depths: 4"-6". 9" of snow in the past 48 hours.
Cranmore: This rider was treated to fab powder conditions on Wed, Dec 13th. Photo credit: Wiseguy Creative Photography.
Bretton Woods: Another fabulous day on the slopes filled with great snow on Wed, Dec. 13th. Photo Credit: Bretton Woods Photo.
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation: The Fournier family from Jackson hit the trails on opening day at Jackson XC on Wed, Dec. 13th. Photo credit: Wiseguy Creative Photography.
Video Footage: Taken at Cranmore and Jackson Ski Touring on 12/13/17: https://youtu.be/lQUqK8Qam-I