Winter in Mt. Washington Valley

Winter is snow much fun in Mt. Washington Valley!

Welcome to New England's premier skiing, snow sports and winter playground. The fun starts right here in North Conway NH and you don't have to travel far to find the best skiing in the east. We're 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, Not a skier? Not a problem! There is so much more to do. 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 activity. There are lots of exciting winter events plus wonderful choices for lodging from motel to resort. Find your getaway here.

7 Alpine Ski Resorts

6 XC & Snowshoe Centers
Attitash Mountain Resort
Black Mountain
Bretton Woods
Cranmore Mountain Resort
King Pine at Purity Spring Resort
Shawnee Peak
Wildcat Mountain

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

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

Let the photos tell the story! 

It's been an amazing ski season in Mt Washington Valley, and it's not over yet!  With as much as 200" + of seasonal snowfall at our ski resorts, we'll be skiing well into April.  Plan on using some of those vacation days to visit us at Mt Washington Valley's 13 ski resorts and XC centers through March.  Check your favorite ski resort for closing day in late March or April.

A number of the 13 Mt Washington Valley ski resorts and XC Centers are extending their closing dates given all the snow they have.  Click here for a list of upcoming spring skiing events and proposed closing dates. 

Here are the snow reports from Mt Washington Valley’s 7 ski resorts on March 14, 2019

Attitash -57 trails/37 groomed, 288 acres of skiable terrain and 5 lifts. 3 Terrain Parks open. Base depth: 24"-48". 3" of new snowfall in the past 4 days. 108" snowfall total this season.

Black Mountain - 35 groomed trails, 2 lifts. Base depth: 24"-50". Received 5" of new snow in the past 4 days. 122" of snowfall year to date.

Bretton Woods - 63 trails + 35 glades, 468 acres skiable terrain, 7 lifts. Base depth: 24"-44". 7" snowfall in past 4 days. 177"-213" of snowfall to date this season.

Cranmore - 50 trails/41 groomed runs & 4 terrain parks, 160 skiable acres and 4 lifts. Base depth: 20" - 30". 8" of new snowfall in the past 4 days. 103" of snowfall to date. Tubing & Adventure Park open Fri, Sat, Sun.

King Pine - 17 trails with 100% groomed runs & 1 terrain park. 50 acres of skiable terrain and 4 lifts. Base depth: 24" - 36". 8" of snowfall in the past 4 days. 96" of snowfall this season. Tubing Park open.

Shawnee Peak - 35 trails/30 groomed & 3 terrain parks open. 245 skiable acres. 4 lifts running. 32" - 44" base. 5" of new snow in past 4 days.

Wildcat  - 48 trails/22 groomed and 225 skiable acres, 4 lifts running. Base depths: 24" - 48". 3" of snowfall in the past 7 days. Snowfall this season: 157".

Here are the snow reports from Mt Washington Valley’s 6 XC Centers on March 14, 2019

Bear Notch Ski Touring - Open with 32 km of fresh classic and 32K skating on freshly groomed trails. Base depth: 24" - 38". 5" of new snowfall in the past 72 hours.

Bretton Woods Nordic Center - 56 trails (94km). 41 trails/63km track set and 50 trails/82km skate groomed. Base depth: 12"-24". 3" snowfall in past 72 hours. 177"-213" of snowfall to date this season.

Great Glen Trails - 45km trails. 20km tracked, 28km skate, 45km snowshoe terrain. Average depth: 30". 7" of new snowfall in the past 7 days. Season snow total: 171" to date. SnowCoach running, Tubing Hill open. Fatbiking closed for now.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation - 82.5km open, 25km skating, 26km classic, Base Depth: 15" - 40".

Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Preserve -  Open with 15 trails,12km of trails tracked, 12km state groomed . 20 km groomed & ungroomed snowshoe trails. Base depth: 24" - 36". 8" of snowfall in the past 4 days. Crossing the lake is always considered “pass at your own risk”.

Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation - Open with 45km in Whitaker Woods & Intervale Networks, 40km single tracked & skate groomed & 45 km snowshoe trails. 2km Fatbiking trails open in Whitaker Woods. Base depth: 22"-34". 4" of new snow in the past 3 days.


The SnowCoach is poised and ready for some winter sightseeing on Mount Washington! (Great Glen Trails photo).

Week 7 of Race League at Attitash - looks like pretty amazing competition! (Attitash photo).

Skiers take a break for some mid-mountain refreshment and libations at the Lostbo Cabin at Black Mountain (Black Mt photo).

Out for an afternoon stroll at Jackson Ski Touring Foundation (JSTF photo).

A beautiful morning alpen glow taken from Cranmore Mountain Resort. (Cranmore Instagram photo)

Who wouldn't stop to take in this grand view of the Presidential Mountains from atop Wildcat? (Wildcat photo)

Snowshoers, Steven Hoyt & Christine Taylor pose before hitting the trails at Purity Spring XC & Snowshoe Preserve (King Pine photo).

Catching some early morning runs at Bretton Woods! (Bretton Woods photo).

It's never too early to get the kids started in the woods at Attitash (Attitash photo).

What a cutie! Great smiles from a young snowboarder at Black Mountain (Black Mt photo).

Groomer, Tyler Duncan, caught this photo of sunrise over the trails at Jackson XC this week (Tyler Duncan/JSTF photo).

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