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! 

We got a taste of spring this week as temps rose into the 50s.  But that was short lived and we're back to winter again.  Phew! We want the winter to last a little longer.  With some light snow on Thursday, we're headed into Valentine's Day and February Vacation Week with amazing conditions.  Looking for love in all the wrong places? You'll find it in Mt Washington Valley throughout February!

 Snow report for Mt Washington Valley?s 7 ski resorts on Thurs, February 7, 2019

Attitash -52 trails/52 groomed, 3 Terrain Parks open, 232 acres of skiable terrain and 8 lifts. Base depth: 12"-24". 80" snowfall total this season.

Black Mountain - 45 trails, 2 lifts. Base depth: 24"-45". Received 1" of new snow in the past 24 hours days & 2" in the past 3 days.

Bretton Woods - 43 trails/0 glades, 283 acres skiable terrain 7 lifts. Base depth: 24"-44". 1" snowfall in past 4 days. 126"-159" of snowfall to date this season.

Cranmore - 53 trails/44 groomed runs & 4 terrain parks, 169 skiable acres and 4 lifts. Base depth: 20" - 30" . 75" of snowfall to date. Tubing & Adventure Park open Fri-Sun.

King Pine - 100% open with 17 trails with 88% groomed runs & 2 terrain parks. 50 acres of skiable terrain and 5 lifts. Base depth: 24" - 36". 1" of new snow in past 24 hours. 66" of snowfall this season.

Shawnee Peak - 36 trails/28 groomed & 3 terrain parks open. 4 lifts running. 26" - 36" base. 1" of new snow in past 24 hours.

Wildcat  - 45 trails/29 groomed and 211 skiable acres, 4 lifts running. Base depths: 20" - 30". Snowfall this season: 120".

Trail report for Mt Washington Valley?s 6 XC Centers for Thursday, February 7, 2019

Bear Notch Ski Touring - Open with 30 km of fresh classic and 35K skating on groomed trails. Base depth: 28" - 38". 1" of new snowfall in the past 24 hours.

Bretton Woods Nordic Center - 100% open. 57 trails (101km). 11 trails/23km track set, 14 trails/28m skate groomed. Base depth: 18"-24". 1" snowfall in past 4 days. Snowfall to date: 126"-159".

Great Glen Trails - 45km trails. 20km tracked, 26km skate, 45km snowshoe terrain. Average depth: 14". 1" of new snowfall in the past 24 hours/2" snow in past 48 hours. Season snow total: 125" to date. SnowCoach running, Tubing Hill & Fatbiking - call ahead.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation - 51.5km open, 25km groomed, 20km track set, Base Depth: 10" - 15". Snowfall in past 7 days - 17".

Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Preserve -  

Open with 15 trails,12km of trails tracked, 12km state groomed . 1" of snowfall in the past 24 hours Last groomed 2/3/19.

Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation - Open with 15km in Whitaker Woods and Powerline, 15km single tracked & skate groomed, 45km snowshoe trails on Whitaker Woods & Intervale Networks. 2km Fatbiking trails open in Whitaker Woods. Base depth: 14"-23. 1" of new snow in the past 24 hours.


Putting the finishing touches on a perfectly groomed trail at Sunrise at Attitash Mountain Resort (Attitash photo).

The perfect way to end a great day of skiing at Great Glen Trails - on the tubing hill! (Great Glen Trails photo)

Lucky snowboarder catches  first tracks on perfectly groomed trails at King Pine after 9" of snowfall Tuesday-Wednesday this week. (King Pine Photo)

Powder day at Cranmore after Mother Nature dropped 8" of fresh fluff on Wednesday. (Credit:

New snow on the trails of Purity Spring XC & Snowshoe Preserve right before the groomer came through on Wednesday (Purity Spring Resort photo).

This boarder puts up quite a powder wake at Wildcat on Wednesday! (Wildcat photo).

When it snows all day at Bretton Woods, skiers and riders are treated to first tracks all day long! (Bretton Woods photo).

What a perfect day to hit the trails at Jackson XC! (Jackson XC photo)

Powder hounds flocked to Attitash to get first tracks on Wednesday! (Attitash photo)

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