Winter in Mt. Washington Valley

Winter is snow much fun in Mt. Washington Valley!

What's Your Adventure? Find it 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. Skiing is tops on most lists, but if you 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.

Please vote for Mt Washington Valley businesses  in the current 10 Best/USA Today Reader's poll.

Vote for North Conway as Best Ski Town - vote daily until November 26, 2018

Vote for Jackson Ski Touring Foundation as Best XC Resort - vote daily until November 25, 2018

Vote for Santa's Village as Best Holiday Event - vote daily until December 5, 2018

For a complete list of accolades and awards!

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

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! 

Ski season is underway in Mt Washington Valley!  As much as 39" of snowfall has graced our ski resorts so far in the 2018/19 ski season, with 4" to 10" of new snowfall in the past week alone.  Snowmaking is underway and skiing and riding conditions are positively mid-winterlike!

Here's the ski report as of Thursday, November 21, 2018

expect conditions to change daily and be sure to click through to the individual snow reports for the most up-to-date information

Alpine Areas:

Attitash - Opening for the season on Dec 8th. Snowmaking is live on Upper Saco, Humphrey's Ledge, Northwest Passage, Illusion, and Morning Star. 4" of new snow in past 24 hrs; 12+" in last 7 days. 

Black Mountain - Scheduled to open for the 2018-19 season on Dec. 8th. Present approx base depth: 11". 6.5" of new snow in the past 24 hrs.

Bretton Woods - Open with 10 trails, 70 acres skiable terrain 1 lift. Base depth: 10"-18". 4" new snow in past 24 hours, 24"-37" of snowfall to date. Snowmaking underway.

Cranmore - Re-opening Friday for skiing and riding. Snowmaking underway. 4" of new snowfall in the past 24 hours; 14" of snowfall to date. Full Thanksgiving events calendar.

King Pine - Scheduled to open Sat, Dec. 8th. Snowmaking underway. 6" snowfall in the past 24 hours. 14"-15" of snowfall to date. Triple card specials online starting Friday.

Shawnee Peak - Scheduled to open Dec 8. The mountain has received consistent natural snowfall all week. Snowmaking underway as temps allow.

Wildcat  - Closed today; planning to re-open for season on Thanksgiving day. Snowmaking underway throughout the mountain. Base depth range: 6" - 12". Snowfall in last 7 days: 10", Snowfall this season: 39". Ski school opens Fri.

XC Centers

Bear Notch Ski Touring - Opening date TBA, based upon snow conditions. Consistent snowfall throughout the week brings the ski center closer to opening.

Bretton Woods Nordic Center - 16 trails (29km) open. 12 km track set, 29km skate groomed. Base depth: 4"-12". Recent snowfall: 2", 8" in past 5 days. Snowfall to date: 24"-37".

Great Glen Trails - Open for skiing and snowshoeing Fri-Sun from 8:30am-4pm 17km tracked, 17km skate, 45km snowshoe expected. Average depth: 6". 13" of new snowfall in the past 7 days. Season snow total: 27" to date.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation - 12 trails (20km) open. 12 trails track set, 12 trails skate groomed. 4" of new snowfall in the past 48 hours. Vote for JSTF for Best XC Ski Resort in the 10 Best/USA Today Readers Poll.

Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Preserve - Will open when trail conditions allow. All King Pine lift tickets include XC skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating while valid.

Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation - Opening day scheduled for Dec 15th, weather permitting. 15km fatbiking trails open - all in Whitaker Woods trails.

Looking pretty and ready to welcome guests to ski on Friday at Bretton Woods (Bretton Woods photo).

With 4" to 5" of new snowfall this week, Cranmore is opening this weekend (Nov 17-18) with 3 trails and one lift. Earliest opening date ever! (Photo credit:

Open weekends since earlier in November, Wildcat has received 29" of snowfall so far this year! Plan to ski top to bottom this weekend too. (Wildcat Photo)

Snowmaking is underway at King Pine in anticipation of a December 15th opening.  (King Pine photo)