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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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SNOW REPORTS (as of 11/21/14):

As we look ahead to the weekend, here is a quick trail and lift count
and projected opening dates at the Valley's seven ski resorts from this morning: 

Attitash - Projected opening day is Friday, December 6. 

Black Mountain - Projected opening day is Friday, December 12.

Bretton Woods - 4 trails. 1 lift. Base depth: 6" - 18".
New snow in the past 7 days: 0". Season Snowfall total: 8."

Cranmore - Projected opening day is Friday, November, 28.

King Pine - Projected opening day is Friday, December 12.

Shawnee Peak - Projected opening day is Saturday, December 13. 

Wildcat - Closed midweek, reopening Friday, 11/21 - Sunday, 11/23.
0 trails. 0 lifts. Base depth: 6" - 24." New Snow in the past 7 days: 3."
Season snowfall total: 8."

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

Bear Notch Ski Touring - Stay tuned for a projected opening date. 

Bretton Woods Nordic - Stay tuned for a projected opening date.

Great Glen Trails - Stay tuned for a projected opening date.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation - Stay tuned for a projected opening date.

Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring - Stay tuned for a projected opening date.

Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Reserve - Stay tuned for a projected opening date.

Please note: As we approach the official start of the ski season, daily hours, conditions and start-of-season dates for Mt. Washington Valley's 13 ski resorts and XC centers will be weather-dependent. Be sure to check the resort's ski reports for updated information.


Snowmaking is underway! Snowguns blanketed the slopes at
Cranmore Mountain Resort so that the resort was able to open a
week early on Nov. 22nd. 


There is no such thing as "off-season" for Mt. Washington Valley's premier ski resorts. While we are all enjoying our summer and fall fun, the seven ski resorts throughout Mt. Washington Valley were busy making major upgrades for a great 2014-2015 winter season. Get ready for a winter full of great snow, exclusive rental equipment, and new trails to help you get the most out of all the secret powder stashes, great resort amenities and more.

For a complete look at everything that is new at Mt. Washington Valley's ski resorts, click here. 


Did you know that North Conway, NH was rated one of the most
affordable ski destinations by TripAdvisor? Plan a great ski vacation  here for your entire family without breaking the bank. The Valley's ski resorts, XC Centers, shopping centers and boutiques and dining establishments offer special deals and packages to help make the most of your Mt. Washington Valley ski vacation. We've corralled some of the holiday's best deals below for you and your family to enjoy this holiday season.

 Click here for a list of holiday deals throughout the Valley. 


A day on the slopes and an evening of apres-ski pairs as well as a fine wine and cheese in Mt Washington Valley. Evenings in the Valley have so much going on from live music to wine-and-dine specials, and trivia nights visitors will have no problem filling their getaways with a different place to ski and then enjoy a drink and great food each day.

For a list of Apres-Ski hot spots, click here.