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