Sundogs, skiers, riders & snowmobilers rocking it in Mt Washington Valley, NH

Greetings from sunny Mt Washington Valley, NH!

We’re enjoying a fabulous President’s Week at Mt Washington Valley’s 13 ski resorts and XC Centers. Snowmobilers are in their glory on beautiful trails in Northern New Hampshire too. From Valentine’s Day proposals on the trails to kids discovering the joy of skiing and riding, the energy is charged on the slopes and trails in Mt Washington Valley. We’re keeping fingers crossed for more snowfall this week, then some warmer temps next week to tease us into March. Adventure and tubing parks remain open for the rest of the vacation week, so even non-skiers can enjoy time at our ski resorts. Guided snowshoe tours, offering everything from yoga to stargazing and animal tracking along the way are great options for the whole family too. And the Mt Washington Auto Road’s SnowCoach runs daily, where passengers can observe phenomenon like the sundog pictured here. We hope to welcome you to some outdoor fun soon in Mt Washington Valley.

Photo above: A dramatic sundog is observed by those on the Mt Washington Auto Road’s SnowCoach over the weekend. Credit: Great Glen Trails/Mt Washington SnowCoach)

ALPINE SKI RESORTS – SNOW REPORT FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Attitash – 97% open with 66 trails (mostly all groomed), 1 terrain park and one Family Cross Course accessed by 6 lifts. 32” average depth. 1” of new snowfall in the past 48 hours, 3” in the past 7 days. 50” snowfall this season.

Black Mountain –Nearly 100% open with 42 trails open, served by 4 lifts, Ungroomed, expert trails off summit double left natural. 15”-24” base depth. 3” of new snow in the last 48 hours, 6” in the past 4 days.

Bretton Woods – Now 100% open with 63 groomed trails and 35 glades for 477 skiable acres. 6 lifts open today, including the new gondola. Base depths: 18-36”. 2” new snow in the past 48 hours, 4” of new snow in the past 3 days. 94” natural snowfall to date this season.

Cranmore – Nearly completely open with 53 of 57 trails open trails (83% groomed – Evergreen & glades left natural) and 8 glades + 3 terrain parks. 161 acres of skiable terrain. 7 lifts spinning today. Base depth: 18” – 22”. 2” of snowfall in the past 48 hours. Season total snowfall: 38”. Night skiing and tubing park open daily throughout President’s vacation week.

King Pine – 100% open with 17 trails, 100% groomed & 1 terrain park served by 5 lifts. Ungroomed & tree skiing left natural; beware of firm snow with crust. Base depths: 18”-30”. 3” of new snow reported in the past 72 hours. Season total snowfall: 44”. The Tohko Dome Ice Skating rink is now open daily. Tubing Park is open daily for vacation week, but tickets are sold out through Saturday.

Shawnee Peak – Open with 42 trails (49% groomed) & 2 terrain park, served by 6 lifts. Average base depth: 34”. 3” of new snow in the past 72 hours. Mon-Thurs, mountain opens at 11am. Fri at 9am & Sat-Sunday at 8:30am.

Wildcat – Open with 100% of skiable terrain, skiing and riding on 48 trails today – groomed & ungroomed steeps and bumps, with 4 lifts operating and access for all ability levels. 36” average base depth. 3” of new snow in the past 72 hours, 85” of snowfall this season.

XC CENTERS – TRAIL CONDITIONS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Bear Notch Ski Touring – Now open with 40 km of skiing on 17 trails. 10”-18” base. Western Trail Network freshly groomed, all trails recently groomed. 2” of new snowfall in the past 48 hours. Trail network is open for Season Pass Holders, plus, an additional 75 day pass holders (by reservation only).

Bretton Woods Nordic Center –27 trails (59 km) open today, 27 trails/59 km skate groomed and 26 trails/56 km track set. Base depth 4”-8”. 94” natural snowfall to date this season. Tubing hill open weekends. Fat biking allowed on trails.

Great Glen Trails Open with 45 km trails open, with 17km tracked and 20km skate groomed. 45km of snowshoe trails open. Average depth: 20” – 32”. Received 3” of snowfall in the past 7 days. 72.5” snowfall to date. Snowcoach tours are operating, fat biking trails open, double lane tubing hill open.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation – Open with 96km open on 31 trails. 52km groomed and 52km track set. Total of 53km groomed for today. Base depth: 4”-10”. 4” of new snow in the past 72 hours.

Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Preserve – Fully open with 17 trails/20 km groomed trails, 22 km snowshoe trails, additional grooming regularly. Base depths: 12” to 18”. 3” of new snow in the past 72 hours have translated to a decent natural base & nice conditions.

Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation – 45KM open in Whitaker Woods & Intervale networks. 45km single tracked and 45km skate groomed. 45 km snowshoe trails open. 2km of fat bike trails available in Whitaker Woods. Base depth: 9”-11”. 3” of new snow in the past 2 days. Reserve spots for guided snowshoe tours on Saturdays and Snowshoe Yoga on Sundays.

Photos

  • Vacation skiers relax at Black Mountain. Credit: Black Mountain
  • A passenger on board the SnowCoach captures a dramatic sundog. Credit: Great Glen Trails/Mt Washington SnowCoach.
  • The littlest skiers at Jackson XC. Credit: Jackson Ski Touring Foundation.

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