About the Snow

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About the Snow

This Week: The Ultimate Pre-Game Show

Word on the street is that a certain local team has reached some type of championship game to be played on Sunday. Very few details are available. It hasn’t been talked about much. What better way to get ready for the big game, than to spend it playing on the hills and trails of the Mt. Washington Valley?

We’ve rounded up a list of special deals and events from around the Mt. Washington Valley. Everything from snowmobiles to buffets. We have it all. Visit our website for the complete list.

Of course, the main event during your pre-game celebration will be snow. Here’s a look at a few folks who got started earlier this week.

Jackson XC - UNH Carnival Race Start
Start of the women’s race at the UNH Winter Carnival at Jackson XC. Photo by Thom Perkins.
Cranmore - Snowboarding in the Powder
Powder stash at Cranmore. Photo by April Deschenes.

For more shots of the the pre-game festivities, check out our Flickr gallery. It’s packed with shots from around the Mt. Washington Valley.

View our photos on flickr
More snow in the forecast and detailed snow conditions and trail counts from the ski resorts and Nordic centers are available from the Snow Reports in the sidebar.

Weather Report
Up to 6″ of new snow fell on Tuesday and Wednesday across the Mt. Washington Valley. Last night the groomers were out in full force providing perfect packed powder conditions all around. Perfect cruising groomers on the hills and smooth, wide skate lanes on the Nordic trails. It doesn’t get much better.
Looking ahead to your weekend, you’ll be looking at perfect bluebird days. It’s the type of ski days you dream about. We hope to see you this weekend. We guarantee you’ll be smiling.
Weather, snowmaking and grooming updates can always be found on the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

Horsepowered Snow!

Fun on the trails in the Mt. Washington Valley isn’t just about gliding and sliding. Jump on a snowmobile for some horsepowered fun. Imagine how far you can go and all the sights you can see aboard a snowmobile.

Miles and miles of trails lead to and from the Mt. Washington Valley, and the eight snowmobile rental and touring companies have everything you need including rentals, guided tours and outfitters. Visit our website for information on snowmobiling in the Mt. Washington Valley.

Don’t just take our word for it, the Mt. Washington Valley is tops for snowmobiling according to Yahoo Sports. Writer Killeen Gonzalez picked A Better Life Snowmobile Tours & Rentals and Northern Extremes Snowmobiling as among the leading outfitters in the state.

Ski for Health & Wellness

One of the things we love the most about the snow sports community is the spirit of camaraderie. The friendships made last a lifetime and the community is always there to pick others up. It is in that spirit that two events are coming up this month to help raise awareness and funds for disease prevention and research.

Go Red for Heart Disease at Great Glen Trails, Feb. 2: February is heart month! Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer in women? Red is the color of the day, so come wearing your best red sweater or outfit and receive 50% off trail passes, rentals and a Go Red Dress pin. Help raise heart disease awareness.

Hope on the Slopes at Cranmore, Feb. 12: This Race to Beat Cancer event is a family-oriented event where participants enjoy the camaraderie of a day on the slopes and also raise funds to support the activities of the American Cancer Society. Whether you’re a recreational skier, a snowboarder, a downhill racer, a tubing enthusiast, or just want to help in the fight against cancer, you can join this worthwhile event.

Valley Girl Videos
Valley Girl - Chairlift Speed Dating
Hang out with “Valley Girl” as she takes on the adventures of the White Mountains! Every week she will be taking on a new adventure and letting you see it from first person view! Check out what the “Valley Girl” is up to next in the Mt. Washington Valley!
This week, Valley Girl tries her hand a Chairlift Speed Dating at Black Mountain.

Ski Free Midweek!
We all know that the weekends are too short, so extend your stay with one of the Midweek ski packages offered by lodging partners through the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. Stay right on the slopes of one of the Mt. Washington Valley’s premiere ski resorts at the Attitash Grand Summit.
Attitash Grand Summit

Stay slope side midweek at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel for just $99 per person and ski or ride your choice of 7 Mt. Washington Valley Alpine or Nordic ski areas! Alpine skiers can choose from Attitash, Black, Bretton Woods, Cranmore, King Pine, Shawnee Peak and Wildcat Mt!  Cross Country Skiers can choose from Bretton Woods, Bear Notch, Great Glen, Jackson Ski Touring, MWV Ski Touring and King Pine and include an all day trail pass, rental and group Nordic Lesson! Call the Attitash Grand Summit for details and to make a reservation, 888-554-1900.

February Contest Ramps Up
The January entries are in, and we’re sorting through all the terrific submissions. We’ll announce the winner soon. Be sure to get your February entries in! Details below:


Each week a name will be drawn randomly from those who’ve signed up to receive the monthly E-Traveler newsletter or the weekly ABOUT THE SNOW newsletter.  Winners will be announced on the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Each Monday, a new prize is posted on the Mt Washington Valley’s Contest page on the website.  Each Friday, one lucky winner is drawn randomly to win the weekly prize. Prizes include pairs of lift tickets to one of the Valley 7 ski resorts, 6 XC Centers or other winter adventure opportunities.


Each month, a different prize package will be offered combining lift tickets or trail passes with gift certificates to restaurants and stores in Mt Washington Valley.  All photos are accepted, and those depicting winter adventure, family fun in the snow or even fun with Fido are all encouraged. The zanier, the better.  Post your photos on the special Photo Contest tab on the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

Upcoming Events

Bretton Woods - Nordic Race

Black Mountain
Jackson XC
Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring
Snow Reports

To learn more about skiing getaways and for complete vacation planning resources, visit www.MtWashingtonValley.org  or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (1-800-367-3364) 

Alpine and Cross Country Ski Vacation Packages 

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Mt. Washington Valley Vacation Planner


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