Ski North Conway NH in the Heart of the White Mountains!

Welcome to New England's premier skiing, snow sports and winter playground in the heart of the White Mountains. Ski North Conway NH and find the best skiing in the east with seven Alpine Ski Resorts and six Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Centers, all within 45 minutes of North Conway Village!

Not a skier? Not a problem! There is so much more to do in the White Mountains. 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 activityThere are lots of exciting winter events plus wonderful choices for lodging from motel to resort. Find your getaway here.

Last week’s weather was a challenge for ski resorts and XC Centers in Mt Washington Valley.  A 30-degree change plus rain stymied snowmaking efforts, but as soon as temps allowed, it was “revenge of the snowmakers” once again.  Snowguns have been blasting and it doesn’t take long to recover.  Mother Nature intends to throw additional rain obstacles at us this weekend, but as always, we’ll cope.  We hear snow is in the forecast for next week, and we’ll keep our eyes on that prize just in time for Christmas week.  Meanwhile, we’re delighted to see that we’ve had more than 45” of natural snowfall in higher elevations so far this ski season. 

Snow report for Mt Washington Valley ski resorts on December 12, 2019

Attitash - 26 trails, 1 terrain park, 104 acres of skiable terrain, 3 lifts running. Base depth: 12”-18”. 1” of snowfall in the past 7 days. Snowfall this season: 2”. Snowmaking underway as temps allow.
Black Mountain - Opening Dec. 14 for skiing, riding and seasonal programs.
Bretton Woods - 18 trails, 96 acres of skiable terrain, 3 lifts running. Base depth: 16”-24”. 1” of snowfall in the past 72 hours. Snowfall this season: 46”. Snowmaking underway as temps allow.
Cranmore - Reopening Dec. 14 for daily operations. Projecting 17 trails, 1 terrain park and 56 acres of skiable terrain. Base depth: 10”-12”. Snowfall this season: 9”. Snowmaking underway as temps allow. Tubing and Mountain Adventure Park open weekends.
King Pine - Opening Dec. 13 with special hours noon-7 p.m. Snowmaking underway as temps allow.
Shawnee Peak - Closed midweek. Reopening Dec.14, 15 & 16, then opening on Dec. 20 for daily operations. Snowmaking underway as temps allow.
Wildcat - 11 trails/6 groomed, 80 acres of skiable terrain, 1 lift running. Base depth: 10”-40”. 2” of snowfall in the past 7 days. Snowfall this season: 35”. Snowmaking underway as temps allow.

Nordic Centers
Bear Notch Ski Touring - Opening day TBA once conditions allow.
Bretton Woods Nordic Center - 28 trails (44km). All trails are currently ungroomed due to warmer temperatures. Base depth: 2”-8”. Snowfall this season: 46”.
Great Glen Trails - 31 trails (40km). 12km skate groomed, no tracks currently set. 40km of snowshoeing. Base depth: 8”. 2” of snowfall in the past 7 days. Snowfall this season: 36”. SnowCoach tours begin Dec. 14.
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation - Trails currently closed to recover from weather and preserve snow pack. Check back daily for conditions report.
Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Preserve - Opening date TBA. Anticipating opening this month, depending upon weather.
Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation - Ski and snowshoe trails to open as soon as conditions allow. Call ahead for fatbiking trail update.

Let the photos tell the story!Moonrise over Bretton Woods. (Bretton Woods photo).  

Lights add festivity to the trees in North Conway Village and light up the trails at Cranmore Mountain Resort.
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Skiers and riders are treated to a grand Presidential view at Wildcat! (Photo by Wiseguy

Revenge of the snowmakers at King Pine after Mother Nature's challenges this week. Getting ready to open on Friday, Dec 13th with special hours starting at noon. (King Pine photo)

Click here for a complete gallery of photos from this week
on the Mt Washington Valley's online photo album.