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Snow Much Fun in the Mt. Washington Valley
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Welcome to Mt Washington Valley, New England's premier snow sports playground.  Here we're all about the snow! The 13 ski resorts and XC Centers in Mt Washington Valley are all within a half-hour of North Conway, named among the top 25 ski towns in the world by National Geographic in 2012 and the #1 Affordable Ski Town by TripAdvisor in 2012 and 2013.  We've recently been named among the best towns for ski bums too!  It's all here.

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Welcome to spring skiing in Mt Washington Valley!

 SNOW REPORTS: April 24 on..

Here is a quick trail and lift count at the Valley's seven ski resorts and six XC Centers from this morning: 

Attitash - Closed for the season

Black Mountain - Closed for the season.

Bretton Woods - Closed for the season

Cranmore - Closed for the season.

King Pine - Closed for the season.

Shawnee Peak - Closed for the season.

Wildcat -  Following a brief weather closure on Tuesday and Wednesday, Wildcat re-opened Thursday upholding its reputation as New Hampshire's spring ski area and is scheduled to operate through the weekend currently offering 21 trails and 2 lifts, including the high-speed Wildcat Express summit quad and the Snowcat triple chair. At this time, spring discount ticket rates are $49 for adults and $39 for young adults, juniors & seniors, but the area is offering a "Youth Pay Your Age" discount for ages 6-18 on Sunday, April 26.

Here's a look at the cross country ski and snowshoe terrain open at the Valley's six XC centers: 

Bear Notch Ski Touring - Closed for the season.

Bretton Woods Nordic - Closed midweek. Re-opening next weekend, weather dependent.

Great Glen Trails - Closed for the season. 

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation - Closed for the season.

Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring - Closed for the season.

Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Reserve - Closed for the season.

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Alpine Ski Resorts

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Please note: Remember, daily hours, conditions and information for Mt. Washington Valley's 13 ski resorts and XC centers is weather-dependent and based upon today's date only. Be sure to check the resort's ski report for updated information as trail, lift and snow depths will change daily and as resorts/XC Centers close for the season.

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

Who says that spring skiing has to stop in April?  Photo taken at Wildcat on 4-1-15 shows winter conditions prevail, along with great views.  Photo by Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creaitve.


We're gearing up for skiing in Tuckerman Ravine this spring.  Check out all the snow.  Photo taken on 4-1-15 by Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative.


Dog-friendly Bear Notch Ski Touring still has lots of snow and fun for our two and four-legged skiers.  Photo taken 4/1/15 by Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative.


Spring skiing conditions are primo at Attitash on March 25th when this rider took in the view.  Photo by Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative Photography.

Check out the view from the SnowCoach on 3/25/15.  Photo by Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative.

A crowd gathered at King Pine on 3/22/15 for the annual Cardboard Box Derby.  Photo by Aly Coakley.

St. Patricks Day revelers gathered at Bretton Woods on 3/17/15.  Photo by Mark Butterfield.

Skiers take to Cranmore on a perfect spring day, 3/11/15.  Photo by Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative.

Look who came for a visit to Jackson XC Center on March 8th.  Photo by Breanne Torrey.  

Contest of the Week

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Thank you for a great winter season

We can't thank our dedicated skiing and riding fans enough for making the Mt. Washington Valley their number one choice for all things winter fun. It's been a great season, with more than 170 inches of snowfall, spectacular events, and brand new features at each resort. The 2014-2015 winter season is definitely one for the books.  






Summer in the mountains; ski in the winter, adventure in the summer

Just because the snow stops falling doesn't mean the mountains go into hibernation. While they do enjoy a short stint of rest, some closing down throughout the month of April and others hoping to stay open until May, they come back alive with summer adventure, park rides, events and much more. 

All of the valley attractions anticipate opening for weekends by Memorial Day (May 25th) and open daily for the season by June 21st. Make sure you put some of the valley's note-worthy summer happenings on your calendar and plan a fun-filled family vacation with the summer attractions at your favorite ski resorts.

If you love horses or want to find your place in the saddle for the first time, enjoy a horse-themed  mountain adventure at Black Mountain in Jackson. 

Great Glen Trails in Pinkham Notch offers endless family fun. Enjoy true quality time with your family while biking, running or walking on a beautiful trail system, all at the base of Mt. Washington. 

What are alpine ski trails in the winter, quickly turn to the thrilling Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, guided rock climbing, downhill mountain biking and Polaris Ranger Tour trails in the summer at the Bretton Woods resort. 

Cranmore Mountain is adding a new kid's ropes course, that will be part of the mountain adventure park for this summer.  It's a continuous belay, so kids get harnessed in and can go right around without having to clip in and clip out. The course is geared for kids ages three to eight and includes bridges, zip lines and other fun obstacles.

Wildcat Mountain opens its doors to summer vacationers with a zip line, scenic gondola and disc golf. The Wildcat Express Scenic Gondola has consistently ranked #1 Scenery in the East by SKI Magazine and offers eye level views of Tuckerman Ravine, Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range. 

 To help plan your action-packed summer vacation, click here for a complete list of resort activities. 

Apres-ski

Come try the newest restaurant on the North Conway block, Sea Dog Brewery. Located in the heart of North Conway, enjoy beers on tap, including special cask conditioned ales brewed on the premises at the restaurant's own nano-brewery. The menu focuses on fresh seafood and creative pub fare with new specials each week. Sample signature brews such as the Blueberry Wheat Ale or the Old Gollywobbler Brown Ale, which will leave you coming back for more.
Every Thursday Christmas Farm Inn in Jackson is serving all-you-can-eat BBQ for only $18.00 per person. Fill your plate with ribs, french fries, cornbread, coleslaw and more. Call 603-383-4313 for more information. 

 
You be the judge of Delaney's Hole in the Wall's Buffalo Wings. Voted as one of the top five restaurants with the best wings in New Hampshire by readers of NH Magazine, Delaney's wants your opinion. This family tavern also serves traditional dishes from pasta to pizza, steaks and salads with homemade specials, desserts and more. Pair your wing order with one of the ten beers on tap or try a hand-crafted cocktail to help quench your thirst.

For more information on dining, apres-fun and live music to quench any thirst of craving, click here.