Snow Much Fun in Mt. Washington Valley

Snow Much Fun Photo: Wiseguy Creative

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We hit the bonanza this week with Old Man Winter delivering as much as 44" of new snow in the past week!  As they say at Wildcat, love is in the air and POW is on the ground! We're poised for delivering one of the best ski seasons yet to you!  Whether you ski, ride or snowshoe, hit the trails soon.  The conditions are just primo!

Getting first tracks after a 18" of new snowfall at King Pine....Priceless! (King Pine photo, 2/13/17)

Here’s the update on snow conditions from Mt Washington Valley today, Tuesday, February 14, 2017:

Attitash –  100% open with 68 trails (58 groomed) and 3 terrain parks, 6 lifts operating, 251 acres of skiable terrain. Base depths: 15”-35”. 15” of new snow in the past 28 hours & 26” of new snow in the past 7 days. 96” of snowfall for the season. Valentine’s Day Special: On February 14th, get 2 lift adult tickets for $75 at the window!

Black Mountain – 36 trails, 2 lifts operating, 130 acres of packed powder skiing. Base depths approx: 12”-30”. 15” of new snow in the past 48 hours & 21” of new snow in the past 72 hours. 72” of snowfall for the season. 

Bretton Woods -  100% open with 62 trails, 35 glades,  8 lifts, 464 acres of skiable terrain. Base depths: 22”-46”. 16” – 20” of new snow in the past 72 hours. Snowfall in season to date: 148”.  Tomorrow is “Two-Fer” Wednesdays when two can ski and ride for $78.

Cranmore – 51 machine trails, 4 lifts, 165 acres of skiable terrain. Base depths: 20”-38”. 15” of new snowfall in the past 48 hours. Mountain Adventure Park and Tubing Park open this weekend, starting on Friday at 11am.

King Pine – King Pine is 100% open with 17 trails (100% groomed), 5 lifts, 50  acres skiable terrain. Base depths: 17” – 48. 18” of snowfall in the past 48 hours, 36” in the past  7 days. 96” snowfall to date this season.  Don't miss today's Valentine's Day Sweetheart Race - Sponsored by Bavarian Chocolate Haus! Race with your sweetheart for the best-combined time! First prize wins dinner for two at Traditions Restaurant at Purity Spring Resort and a Bavarian Chocolate Haus chocolate basket and $10 Tuesday at Traditions.

Shawnee Peak – 36 trails (24 groomed), 3 lifts operating, 2 terrain parks open. Base depths: 30”-44”. 28” of new snow in the past 48 hours, 40” in the past 7 days.  

Wildcat –Wildcat is 100% open with 48 trails (22 groomed), 3 lifts, 225 skiable acres. Base depth: 30”-60”. 20” of new snowfall in the past 48 hours and 36” in the past 7 days, 165” of snowfall for the season to date.  Valentine’s Day Special: On February 14th, get 2 lift adult tickets for $75 at the ticket window!

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 the Western and primo conditions on the Eastern Trail Network. Upper and Lower Saco River trails have spectacular views and are beginner friendly. Base depth: 26”-32”. 16” to 19” of  new snow in the past 48 hours and 44” in the past 6 days.

Bretton Woods Nordic Center – 49 trails, 92km open. 26 trails (59km) track set and 45 trails  (85km) skate groomed, Base depth: 10”-12”. 14-16” ” of new snowfall in the past 48 hours.  Snowfall to date: 148”.

Great Glen Trails – 45km open, 20km tracked, 25km skate groomed, 45km snowshoe trails. Average base depth: 26”. 26” of new snow in the past 48 hours and 44” of new snow in the past 7 days. 131” of snowfall season to date.  SnowCoach is running. Tubing hill is open. Call ahead for fat bike terrain report

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation – 49 trails open (111 km total), 28 trails (56km) track set and skate groomed.  18 trails open for snowshoeing, 8 back country trails open. Base depth: 16”-38”. 18” of new snowfall in the past 72 hours, 89” of snowfall to date.  

Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring – 45km open in Whitaker Woods & Intervale Network, 35km single tracked and skate groomed. 45km open for snowshoeing, 2km open for fat biking. Base depths: 18”-28”.  13” of new snow in the past 36 hours, 21” in the past 6 days. Mark the calendar for the 28th Annual Chocolate Festival, Sun, Feb 26.  Ski or snowshoe and stop along the trails for chocolate treats galore. The sweetest event of the winter on skis.

Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Reserve – 17 trails open.  28km track set, 28km skate groomed.  Base depths: 12” – 18”. 18” of snowfall in the past 48 hours, 36” in the past 7 days.


We keep talking about the midweek storms in the Valley.  Here's a great shot taken at Wildcat on Thursday (2/9/17) in the midst of this week's third day of snowfall.  Credit: Wildcat Photo Library.

Another fabulous powder day at Attitash on 2/9/17.  By 10am they'd already received 4" of fluffy new snow. Attitash photo.

Another snow day at King Pine on 2/9/17! King Pine photo.

And the trails at Jackson Ski Touring Foundation are primo for XC skiers too.  Photo taken on 2/8/17 by Wiseguy Creative Photography.

Cathing some air on at Cranmore.  Doesn't this look like pure joy for this skier?  Photo taken 2/8/17 by Wiseguy Creative Photography.

Skiers took to the trails with their four legged friends on Feb 2 at Purity Spring Resort's XC and Snowshoe Reserve.

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Welcome to the Mt. Washington Valley, New England's premier snow sports and winter playground. The winter season is 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. For people who don’t ski or snowboard most resorts offer alternative activities such as tubing,  ice skating and scenic chairlift rides. The Valley is also known as a premier destination for snowmobiling with over 200 miles of trails winding through the White Mountain National Forest giving riders some of the best views in the Valley. We have many more ways to get you out on the snow and ice such as relaxing sleigh rides, exhilarating dog sledding excursions, world-class ice climbing or just joining the fun in a winter event. Click here for a complete list of all the accolades and awards we've posted in Mt Washington Valley this season.

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For more information on planning or creating a memorable ski getaway call the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364).

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