Welcome to Mt Washington Valley, New England's premier snow sports playground. Here we're all about the snow! The 13 ski resorts and XC Centers in Mt Washington Valley are all within a half-hour of North Conway, named among the top 25 ski towns in the world by National Geographic in 2012 and the #1 Affordable Ski Town by TripAdvisor in 2012 and 2013.
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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK:
Mt Washington Valley ski resorts are celebrating snow this year! Nearly 200 inches fell last year and we're planning on another very successful year.
The Snow Coach at Great Glen Trails is ready to go! Check the Snow Report for operating hours. Ernie Mills Photo.
Snowboarders take to the trails at Attitash on Saturday, December 8 (Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative photo).
With plenty of snow for turns, this tele-skier was almost an artform on the mountain at Bretton Woods on December 10, 2013 (Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative photo).
Former Olympian, Sue Weymss takes to the trails at Great Glen Trails on Monday, December 9 (Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative photo).
Thom Perkins reported 9" of new snow at Jackson Ski Touring as of 5:30am, with a total of 11" for the storm on 12/15.
ABOUT THE SNOW ADVICE FOR THE WEEK
What's Happening at ski resorts and XC Centers?
Friday, December 26, 2013 update
ALPINE SKI RESORTS as of December 26, 2013
December 26, 2013 update
Attitash - 26 trails. Base depth: 18" - 24". Season snowfall total: 22".
Black Mountain - 25 trails. Base depth: 12" - 28". Season snowfall total: 23".
Bretton Woods - 33 trails. Base depth: 16" - 32". Season snowfall total: 32".
Cranmore - 32 trails. Base depth: 16" - 24". Season snowfall total: 17".
King Pine - 17 trails. Base depth: 18" - 30". Season snowfall total: 18".
Shawnee Peak - 34 trails. Base depth: 15" - 32".
Wildcat - 12 trails. Base depth: 18" - 24". Season snowfall total: 31".
CROSS COUNTRY CENTERS as of December 26, 2013
Bear Notch Ski Touring - 30 km open with 30 km classic groomed and 15 km skate groomed.
Bretton Woods Nordic - 10 km open with 7 km classic groomed and 10 km skate groomed. Base depth: 4".
Great Glen Trails - 16 km open with 10 km classic groomed and 16 km skate groomed. Base depth: 5".
Jackson Ski Touring - 30 km open with 22 km classic groomed and 22 km skate groomed. Base depth: 5" - 14".
Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring - 30 km open with 20 km classic groomed and 30 km skate groomed. Base depth: 5" - 8".
Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Reserve - 15 km open with 15 km classic groomed and 15 km skate groomed.
SKI NH FORECAST from Mt Washington Obervatory for December 26, 2013:
The weather forecast is calling for one to three inches of snow today, Thursday, December 26, followed by a sunshine on Friday. The weekend is looking partly cloudy with another chance of snow on Sunday.
For the complete Ski NH Outdoor Lovers weather forecast, click here.
HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS OF THE WEEK: Christmas Week:
From fireworks and fine dining to night skiing, tubing and family racing, you're bound to have fun!
Get out on the snow and tube, skate or ride! Great Glen Trails, Cranmore, King Pine and Bretton Woods all offer snow tubing, while ice skating fun can be found at King Pine and Ham Arena. Take a sleigh ride, go dog sledding, or get out on the trails for a snowmobile ride. The options are endless!
Where to find deals
Mt Washington Valley is full of great finds , giveaways and special promotions, just waiting for you to discover! No wonder TripAdvisor has named Mt Washington Valley the most affordable ski town in the Northeast for the past two years!
Each week we’ll highlight a few of the Valley’s great “finds” on and off the slopes. Here are the Valley Finds for this week:
For a complete list of 2013/2014 ticket deals and special rates at Mt. Washington Valley's 13 ski resorts and XC centers, click here.
Top 5: Top Five Ways to Find Fun in the Mountains
Named among the top 25 mountain adventure towns in the world by National Geographic and Men's Journal, Mt. Washington Valley is one great place to find mountain fun this winter.
Whether on skis, snowcoach or via ice ax, enjoy one of these unique adventures this winter.
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).