Winter in Mt. Washington Valley

Winter is snow much fun in Mt. Washington Valley!

Welcome to New England's premier skiing, snow sports and winter playground. The fun starts right here in North Conway NH and you don't have to travel far to find the best skiing in the east. We're all about the snow and the multitude of activities you can enjoy when you visit! With seven Alpine Resorts and six Nordic & Snowshoe Centers, all within 1/2 hour of North Conway Village, skiing is our primary winter sport, Not a skier? Not a problem! There is so much more to do. Tubing & zip lining, ice skating, fat biking, scenic chairlift rides, snowmobiling with over 200 miles of trails winding through the White Mountain National Forest, dog sleddingsleigh rides, world-class ice climbing, ride to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast or come in out of the cold to enjoy a fun indoor activity. There are lots of exciting winter events plus wonderful choices for lodging from motel to resort. Find your getaway here.

7 Alpine Ski Resorts

6 XC & Snowshoe Centers
Attitash Mountain Resort
Black Mountain
Bretton Woods
Cranmore Mountain Resort
King Pine at Purity Spring Resort
Shawnee Peak
Wildcat Mountain

Bear Notch Ski Touring
Bretton Woods Nordic Center
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation
Purity Spring XC & Snowshoe Reserve
Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring &
Snowshoe Foundation

North Conway with the lights of Cranmore in the background. Photo:

Let the photos tell the story! 

Week after week we talk about all the snow in Mt Washington Valley.  That's because it just keeps coming down on our trails and slopes!  In the past 7 days we've seen as much as 23" of snowfall accumulation, and we're expecting another six to ten inches this week and weekend!  It's February Vacation Week and tons of event are on the calendar.  For skiers, riders and snowmobilers, there's no better time to visit Mt Washignton Valley than now!

Snow report from Mt Washington Valley’s 7 ski resorts for Wed, February 20, 2019

Attitash -68 trails/49 groomed, 319 acres of skiable terrain and 9 lifts. Abenaki Terrain Parks open. Base depth: 12"-24". 15" of new snowfall in the past 7 days. 95" snowfall total this season.

Black Mountain - 45 groomed trails, 4 lifts. Base depth: 24"-50". Received 3" of new snow in the past 48 hours days & 20" in the past 7 days. 106" of snowfall year to date.

Bretton Woods - 63 trails + 35 glades, 468 acres skiable terrain, 9 lifts. Base depth: 24"-44". 3" snowfall in past 48 hours. 20" snowfall in the past 7 days. 149"-185" of snowfall to date this season.

Cranmore - 55 trails/47 groomed runs & 4 terrain parks, 170 skiable acres and 8 lifts. Base depth: 20" - 30". 14" of new snowfall in the past 7 days. 90" of snowfall to date. Tubing & Adventure Park open daily throughout Vacation Week.

King Pine - 100% open with 17 trails with 100% groomed runs & 2 terrain parks. 50 acres of skiable terrain and 5 lifts. Base depth: 24" - 36". 13" of new snow in past 7 days. 79" of snowfall this season. Tubing Park open, night skiing during vacation week.

Shawnee Peak - 43 trails/36 groomed & 3 terrain parks open. 6 lifts running. 28" - 40" base. 3" of new snow in past 48 hours, 15" in the past 7 days.

Wildcat  - 48 trails/25 groomed and 225 skiable acres, 4 lifts running. Base depths: 20" - 30". 19" of snowfall in the past 7 days. Snowfall this season: 139".

Trail report for Mt Washington Valley’s 6 XC Centers for Wed, February 20, 2019

Bear Notch Ski Touring - Open with 32 km of fresh classic and 35K skating on freshly groomed trails. Base depth: 24" - 38". 3" of new snowfall in the past 72 hours & 14" in the past 7 days.

Bretton Woods Nordic Center - 100% open. 57 trails (101km). 53 trails/97km track set, 53 trails/97m skate groomed. Base depth: 12"-24". 3" snowfall in past 48 hours. 20" snowfall in the past 7 days. 149"-185" of snowfall to date this season.

Great Glen Trails - 45km trails. 20km tracked, 28km skate, 45km snowshoe terrain. Average depth: 26". 3" of new snowfall in the past 48 hours/9" snow in past 7 days. Season snow total: 145" to date. SnowCoach running, Tubing Hill & Fatbiking open.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation - 82.5km open, 80km groomed, 80km track set, Base Depth: 15" - 36". 15" snowfall in the past 7 days.

Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Preserve -  

Open with 15 trails,12km of trails tracked, 12km state groomed . Base depth: 18" - 24". 13" of snowfall in the past 7 days. Last groomed 2/18/19.

Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation - Open with 45km in Whitaker Woods & Intervale Networks, 45km single tracked, 6km double tracked & 45km skate groomed & snowshoe trails on Whitaker Woods & Intervale Networks. 10km Fatbiking trails open in Whitaker Woods. Base depth: 19"-30. 2" of new snow in the past 48 hours. 30th Annual Chocolate Fest on Sunday.


Sneak to the Peak during Vacation Week, is the quote that goes along with this sunrise photo taken at Shawnee Peak (Shawnee Peak photo).

New England Patriot offensive lineman Shaq Mason spent a second day, the only two he's ever been on skis, at King Pine with friends linking turns down all of our beginner trails and he even tackled Red Pine among his final runs of the afternoon. (King Pine photo).

Kids wave to the camera from atop Cranmore during vacation week (Cranmore photo).

The whole family hits the trails at Jackson XC during vacation week. (Jackson Ski Touring Foundation photo).

Getting steep and deep in the glades at Bretton Woods this week.(Bretton Woods photo)

It's never too early to get the young ones on the trail for a blue sky day of skiing at Great Glen Trails (Great Glen Trails photo).

The cardboard box race is a Wildcat Mountain Feb vacation week tradition (Wildcat photo).

The trails are ideal for snowmobilers with all the snow we've had this winter.  Photo shows snowmobilers with Northern Extremes Snowmobiling enjoying a ride in Bartlett (Credit:

A busy vacation week is underway at King Pine (King Pine photo)

The vacation week was lit at night with a brilliant Super Moon, captured here rising over the Swift River Bridge in Conway. (Credit:

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