About the Snow: We’re in the sweet spot for up to 18″ of snow in Mt Washington Valley. NH

Greetings from Mt Washington Valley!

We love the word Bombogenesis. It’s fun to say and even more fun to anticipate the 12”-18” of snow we’re hoping to get in Mt Washington Valley. The 13 ski resorts and XC Centers have been jamming during Christmas week, offering everything from XC skiing with your best friend to tubing, mountain coasters, terrain parks and much more. Click here to read how well the Mt Washington Valley ski resorts did in the 2016 Liftopia Best in Snow Awards.

Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Center, Whitaker Woods Trails, 12/28/16. Wiseguy Creative Photography photo.

While conditions are changing today, here’s the update on snow conditions from Mt Washington Valley today, Thursday, December 29, 2016. We’ll be sending out an update after the storm on Friday or Saturday too.

Attitash – 32 trails, 30 groomed runs, Abenaki Terrain Park open, 7 lifts operating, 125 acres of skiable terrain. Base depths: 10”-22”. Snowing presently, 15”- 24” predicted for the next 24 hours. 24” of snowfall for the season.

Black Mountain – 18 machine groomed trails, 3 lifts operating, 60acres of skiable terrain. Base depths: 12”-24”. 16” of snowfall for the season.

Bretton Woods – 28 machine groomed trails, 6 lifts, 138 acres of skiable terrain. Base depths: 12”-36”. 1” of new snowfall in the past 24 hours. Snowfall in season to date: 55”. Light snow falling, with 12” to 16”+ predicted for the next 24 hours.

Cranmore – 30 machine groomed trails, 7 lifts, 100.5 acres of skiable terrain. Base depths: 12”-24”. Significant snow predicted for today and early tomorrow. Cranmore Adventure Park open for holiday week.

King Pine – King Pine is 100% open! 17 trails (95% groomed), 5 lifts operating, 50 skiable acres skiable terrain. Base depths: 24” – 36. 21” snowfall to date this season. Significant snowfall predicted for the next 24 hours. Tubing park, skating rink terrain parks open.

Shawnee Peak – 32 trails (26 groomed), 5 lifts operating, 1 terrain park open. Base depths: 14”-26”. 1” of new snowfall in the past 24 hours. 10” to 18” of new snow predicted for today and tonight.

Wildcat–16 trails (16 groomed), 4 lifts, 108 skiable acres. Base depth: 25”-55”. 7” of snowfall in past 7 days, 5” of snowfall for the season to date. Presently snowing with accumulations of up to 27” anticipated from today’s storm.

The XC Ski Centers in Mt Washington Valley are all anticipating opening in December with opening dates totally dependent on weather.

Bear Notch Ski Touring – 15km classic, 15km skating Base depth: 4”-10”. Snow showers predicted today to heavier snowfall tonight.

Bretton Woods Nordic Center –Trails are not open today; anticipate re-opening after the snow storm. Base depth 1”-2”. 1” of new snowfall within the past 24 hours. Significant snowfall anticipated in the next 24 hours. Snowfall to date: 55”.

Great Glen Trails – 12km open for snowshoeing only. Average base depth: 4” to 8”. of new snow in the past 7 days; 22” of snowfall to date. SnowCoach is running. 4” of new snow in the past 7 days. Light snow falling now. Heavier snow predicted for tonight.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation – 24 trails open (51.6km total), 24 trails tracked and skate groomed. 18 trails open for snowshoeing. Base depth: 4”-9”. 12”+ of snow accumulation expected for today.

Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring – 15km open in Whitaker Woods and Powerline, 10km single tracked in Whitaker Woods. 45km open for snowshoeing, 2km open for fat biking. Base depths: 4”-10”. Snow expected for today.

Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Reserve – 16 trails open. 20km skate groomed.

Photos of the Week:

  • Black Mountain: speaking of four legged skiers, Black Mountain’s horses are part of the ski scene every day at this Jackson ski area. Photo by Wiseguy Creative Photography, 12/28/16.
  • Attitash Abenaki Terrain Park: This skier catches some air in the Abenaki Terrain park on his last run at Attitash on 12/28/16. Photo by Wiseguy Creative Photography.
  • King Pine: The tubing park has been jamming throughout Christmas Week! King Pine Photo taken 12/28/16.

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