Winter is Snow Much Fun

Winter in Mt. Washington Valley

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, world-class ice climbing or just joining the fun in a winter event. There are wonderful choices for lodging from motel to resort. Find your getaway here.  

We're happy to announce that North Conway was voted the #1 ski town in North America in the USA Today/10 Best Reader poll, outpacing legendary ski destinations like Aspen, Breckenridge, Taos and more! Read all about it here.

Click here for a complete list of all the accolades and awards we've posted in Mt Washington Valley this season.

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

We sure have seen a mixed bag of weather over the past week! While we cringe at the "R" word (rain), it also stands for resilient, and that describes the incredible work of the snowmaking and grooming crews at all 13 ski resorts and XC Centers in Mt Washington Valley. With perfect snowmaking temps this week and ace groomers, all of the Valley's ski resorts and XC Centers recovered from last weekend's rain nicely. And Mother Nature delivered several inches of snow recently too, creating some really nice conditions for this weekend. Warmer temps and blue skies beckon for this weekend, sure to be one of our best weather-wise in January.

Click on any of the links below for the most up-to-date snow conditions...

7 Alpine Ski Resorts
Attitash Mountain Resort
Black Mountain
Bretton Woods
Cranmore Mountain Resort
King Pine at Purity Spring Resort
Shawnee Peak
Wildcat Mountain

6 XC & Snowshoe Centers
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

Let the photos tell the story!  All photos taken on the trails this week....

This green swish is a skier enjoying new snow at Black Mountain on Wed, Jan 17, 2018.  Photo by Andrew Drummond.

Look carefully through the snow falling on Jan 17th at Cranmore and you'll see skiers waving.  Photo by Dave Cowley

Who says they can't make snow at the Valley's XC Centers? With primo snowmaking temps, the guns were blasting at Great Glen Trails on Jan 16, 2018.  Photo by Wiseguy Creative Photography.

Hello powder conditions at King Pine.  Thanks Mother Nature! Photo taken on Jan 17, 2018. King Pine photo

Primo conditions on the Southern Ellis River Trail on Jan 17, 2018.  Jackson XC photo.

The clouds parted for this ski patroller to get that perfect view from Wildcat Mountain.  Photo taken Jan 17, 2018.  Wildcat photo.

See you soon for some great winter adventure in Mt Washington Valley!

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Apres Ski Anyone?

Here's what's in store for apres ski fun in Mt Washington Valley this week.