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).
ABOUT THE SNOW ADVICE FOR THE WEEK
What's Happening at ski resorts and XC Centers?
December 12, 2013 update
ALPINE SKI RESORTS as of December 12, 2013
As we look ahead to the weekend, here is a quick trail and lift count at the Valley's 7 ski resorts:
Attitash - 6 trails. Base depth: 12" - 24". Season snowfall total: 8". New snow in past 24 hours: 1".
Black Mountain - Opening Saturday, December 14.
Bretton Woods - 22 trails. Base depth: 10" - 20". Season snowfall total: 16". New snow in past 24 hours: 6".
Cranmore - Reopening Saturday, December 14 for daily operations.
King Pine - Opening, Friday, December 13.
Shawnee Peak - Reopening Saturday, December 14.
Wildcat - 5 trails. Base depth: 18" - 24". Season snowfall total: 17". New snow in past 24 hours: 2".
CROSS COUNTRY CENTERS as of December 5, 2013
Most of the Valley's XC centers are waiting until more snow falls before opening, so stay tuned. In the meantime, you can get out on your xc skis at Great Glen Trails, where there is limited XC skiing available on less than 1 km of groomed terrain, or at Jackson Ski Touring, where there is 3.5 km of classic groomed terrain and 5.5 km of skate groomed terrain.
SKI NH FORECAST from Mt Washington Obervatory for December 12, 2013:
Cold air will remain firmly in place over northern New England over the next several days, with temperatures remaining well below normal for December, perfect snowmaking weather! A clipper system will quickly move through during the overnight hours, with snow showers possible through Friday morning. Accumulations will be on the light side, with a trace to two inches falling. Skies will become partly sunny Friday in the afternoon ahead of the next storm system, which will take aim at New England late in the day Saturday. The forecast is for accumulating snow Saturday night through Sunday.
For the complete Ski NH Outdoor Lovers weather forecast, click here.
HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS OF THE WEEK:
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).