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:

February 15th update:

Mt Washington Valley ski resorts & XC Centers have received anywhere fro 60" to 130+" of natural snowfall this season.  Often, when it's been raining South of the Valley, we are receiving snow at the 13 ski resorts and XC Centers in the Valley!  We head into February Vacation Week poised for a fabulous week of skiing, tubing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, ice fishing and so much more! It's the ideal vacation destination for families, adventure-lovers, couples and singles alike.

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! 

This skier found his heart at 4000+ feet atop Wildcat Mountain (2/14/18, Wildcat photo)

Left your heart at Black Mountain? Time to go back to Black! (Black Mountain photo, 2/14/18)

Since we're in the Olympic mood, here's a photo of 2002 Olympic snowboarder, Peter Thorndike, riding with his family at King Pine. (King Pine photo, 2/9/18)

These skiers took time out to find celebrate happy hearts on Valentine's Day at Bretton Woods (Bretton Woods photo, 2/14/18).

A glow sets over Shawnee Peak as the mountain gets ready for an evening of lighted night skiing. Photo taken on 2/14/18 by Wiseguy Creative Photography.

Here's to a great week of skiing and snow sports in Mt Washington Valley.  Drive safely on your way up!

Catching some air after 4" of new snow fell at Attitash on 2/18/18.  Attitash photo.

The family that snowshoes together, smiles together - two and four legged snowshoers hit the trails at MWV Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation for a Valentine's Day stroll, 2/14/18.  Photo by Wiseguy Creative Photography.

Drive safely on your way up!  We look forward to welcoming you 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.