Snow Much Fun in Mt. Washington Valley

Welcome to New England's premier skiing, snow sports and winter playground in the heart of the White Mountains. Ski North Conway NH and find the best skiing in the east with seven Alpine Ski Resorts and six Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Centers, all within 45 minutes of North Conway Village!

Not a skier? Not a problem! There is so much more to do in the White Mountains. 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

Ski North Conway Village New Hampshire

North Conway with the lights of Cranmore in the background. Photo:

Let the photos tell the story!

Mt Washington Valley's ski resorts have kicked off the season with some of the earliest open dates on record.  Bretton Woods opened on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, with Wildcat opening on Friday, November 15th and Cranmore opening on Saturday, Nov. 16th. Snowmaking is underway and as much as 13" of new snow has fallen in upper elevations.  Here's a tentative schedule for opening - weather dependent, of course!

Attitash Mountain Resort: Snowmaking underway. Opening day to be determined.

 Black Mountain:  Natural snowfall received on 11/12/19. Opening day to be determined

 Bretton Woods: 13” of natural snowfall to date. Snowmaking underway. Opening day was Wednesday, November 13 (open from 12:00pm to 3:30pm). Regular daily operating hours begin Thursday, November 14. 

 Cranmore Mountain Resort: Snowmaking and natural snowfall means opening is Saturday, November 16 (lifts only, 9:00am – 4:00pm) - earliest opening on record. Tubing will open on Friday, November 29.

 King Pine Ski Area: Snowmaking has fired up. Projected opening day is Friday, December 13, possibly earlier if snow conditions allow. 

 Shawnee Peak: Opening day to be determined by weather. 

 Wildcat Mountain: 4” of early snowfall and snowmaking allowed Wildcat to open Friday, November 15, 2019.  

 Jackson XC: Light natural snow fall received over the past few days. Projected opening day: Saturday, November 23, 2019.

 Great Glen Trails: Some snowfall has accumulated to date. Projected opening day: Friday, November 29.

Sunset over Cranmore Mountain Resort.  Photo by Paula Jones/MWVCC

Snowmakers hard at work at Wildcat.  Wildcat photo. 

Look for additional photos and videos of the week here.

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"Mt. Washington and the many notches in NH are breathtaking and I love it all!! Highly recommend to all!! Definite add to your bucket list for true natural beauty and all it's wonder and glory!"