About the Snow in Mt. Washington Valley, NH

Welcome to About the Snow, a weekly look at everything snowy in the Mt. Washington Valley.
March 27, 2014
A great view of Wildcat Mountain from the 4-mile mark on the Mount Washington Auto Road, March 25. Photo by: Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative.
Still tons of snow in the glades at Bretton Woods, March 26. Photo by: Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative.
Beautiful day at Wildcat, March 25. Photo by: Max Gosselin/Wildcat.


3/27 – 3/28

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4/1 and every Tuesday


Snow Reports

Alpine Resorts
Black Mountain
Bretton Woods
King Pine
Shawnee Peak
Nordic Centers 
Great Glen Trails
Jackson Ski Touring
Purity Spring


This Week’s Skiing Videos 


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This Week


Greetings from snowy Mt. Washington Valley, New Hampshire! Traditionally when we come to the last issue of the year for About the Snow, we’re talking about spring flowers and seasons end. While this is the last issue of About the Snow for the 2013-14 season, there is plenty of snow, and spring flowers may appear a little later. We’ll definitely be skiing and riding (and snowmobiling, dog sledding and sleigh riding) right into April, so plan your Spring Skiing getaway with some fabulous conditions at Mt. Washington Valley’s 13 ski resorts and XC centers. We’ll be sending a quick survey soon to measure your impressions and gather your feedback about this newsletter. It’ll come with the chance to win lift tickets for April! We hope you’ll help us out with your input. Until next year! Have a great end-of-the-season and we hope you’ll come back to visit us this summer and fall!


This Week’s Weather Report: The weather report is calling for increasingtly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 20s for today, Thursday, March 27. The winds will also gradually depart. There is the chance for snow showers overnight before warmer air moves into the region for Friday and the weekend. Click here for the complete Ski NH Outdoor Lovers weather forecast.

This Week’s Photos: The Chamber’s Flickr gallery is a great place to view the most up-to-date photos of winter fun from around the Mt. Washington Valley.

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Snow Reports

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

Attitash – 64 trails. 6 lifts. Base depth: 24″ – 48″. Season snowfall total: 118″. New snow in the past 7 days: 15″.
Black Mountain – 45 trails. 3 lifts. Base depth: 36″ – 48″. Season snowfall total: 135″. New snow in the past 7 days: 12″. Closing for the season at the end of the day on March 30.
Bretton Woods – 62 trails. 5 lifts. Base depth: 32″ – 48″. Season snowfall total: 151″. New snow in the past 7 days: 8″.
Cranmore – 57 trails. 6 lifts. Base depth: 30″ – 38″. Season snowfall total: 107″. New snow in the past 7 days: 14″. Cranmore will close for daily operations at the end of the day on March 30, then will reopen April 5 & 6, weather depending.
King Pine – Closed midweek. Reopening for skiing and riding on Friday, March 28 for the weekend. Closing for the season at the end of the day on March 30.
Shawnee Peak – Closed midweek. Reopening for skiing and riding on Friday, March 28 for the weekend and will continue weekend operations dependent on weather.
Wildcat – 49 trails. 3 lifts. Base depth: 30″ – 50″. Season snowfall total: 147″. New snow in the past 7 days: 17″.

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

Bear Notch Ski Touring – 54 km open with 54 km classic groomed and 54 km skate groomed. Base depth: 26″ – 36″. New snow in the past 7 days: 14″.
Bretton Woods Nordic – 100 km open with 80 km classic groomed and 90 km skate groomed. Base depth: 10″ – 14″. New snow in the past 7 days: 8″.

Great Glen Trails – 45 km open with 22 km classic groomed and 24 km skate groomed. Base depth: 20″ – 30″. New snow in the past 7 days: 12″. Closing for the season at the end of the day on March 30.
Jackson Ski Touring – 155 km open with 153 km classic groomed and 60 km skate groomed. Base depth: 13″ – 43″. New snow in the past 7 days: 13″ – 17″.

Closing for the season at the end of the day on March 30, but will continue to groom the  international race course and nearby fields for skiing at no charge.

Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring – 45 km open with 40 km classic groomed and 40 km skate groomed. Base depth: 20″ – 35″. New snow in the past 7 days: 15″.
Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Reserve – 15 km open with 15 km classic groomed and 15 km skate groomed. New snow in the past 7 days: 12″.

Please note: As we approach the end of the ski season, daily hours, conditions and end-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. 

Valley Finds of the Week


All smiles enjoying the sun and snow at King Pine on March 23.
Photo by: Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative.


This winter, and year-round, the Valley is full of great deals, giveaways and specials, just waiting for you to discover!


Here are the Valley Finds for this week:

King Pine Sunday Afternoon Special: Enjoy discounted lift tickets at King Pine on Sunday afternoon starting at 12:30. Adults – $24; Juniors – $16.

    • Opening Day in Boston Special at White Mountain Cupcakery: The first 100 customers to show off Red Sox gear will get a free cupcake at the White Mountain Cupcakery on Friday, April 4.




  • Group Snowmobile Discount: Grab your friends and head to Let’s Ride Rentals for a March snowmobile adventure. 10% off for groups of 6 or more riders.


For a complete list of 2013/2014 ticket deals and special rates at Mt. Washington Valley’s 13 ski resorts and XC centers, click here.


Top Five Late Season Wallet Busters


Enjoying the snowshoeing at Bretton Woods Nordic, March 25. 
Photo by: Mark Butterfield/Bretton Woods, Omni Mount Washington Resort.


Celebrate spring on the slopes with these great ski ticket deals!


    1. Bretton Woods Beach Party: Celebrate the 2013/2014 winter season at Bretton Woods 27th Annual Beach Party on Saturday, March 29. Wear your favorite beach attire and ski or ride for just $25! There will also be live music, a BBQ and the Annual Slush Pond event.


  • April Fools at Attitash and Wildcat: Ski all day at Attitash and Wildcat on Tuesday, April 1, for only $9.



Wildcat Trail 80th Anniversary Spring Celebration: Purchase a two-day lift ticket for $80 at Wildcat for Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6 in celebration of the Wildcat Trail 80th Anniversary, and enjoy the 1st Annual Cat Scratch Fever spring mogul event and outdoor music too. 



Patriot’s Day at Bretton Woods: Wrap up the season at Bretton Woods with $17.76 lift tickets on Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 21.


  • Special ‘Kids Pay Their Age’ Tickets on Sundays at Attitash and Wildcat: Every Sunday in April, youth ages six to eighteen pay their age at Wildcat and Attitash when accompanied by a paying adult

Snow Much Fun: Tuckerman Inferno


Skiing the slalom course during the Tuckerman Inferno.
Photo by: Jamie Gemmeti.

Looking for a unique Mount Washington Valley challenge this spring?

Test yourself on roads, on the river, on the bike, on the hiking trail and on your skis in Tuckerman Ravine during the Tuckerman Inferno next month! The Tuckerman Inferno will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 with individual and team members competing in five different sports as they head from Mount Washington Valley up to Tuckerman Ravine in Pinkham Notch. If you’re not into this kind of competition, this is an equally fun event for spectators too. Bring the camera!

The Tuckerman Inferno adventure race started in 2000 as the annual fundraiser for the Friends of Tuckerman Ravine. The race pays homage to the original American Inferno ski races of the 1930s, and while the classic American Infernos were top-to- bottom ski races only, the current Tuckerman Inferno includes running, kayaking, biking, hiking and skiing to create a pentathlon event that is one of the most challenging adventure races in the country. Individuals and relay teams of two or five people compete to see who will be the fastest to cover an approximately 36 mile course that starts in the Mount Washington Valley and finishes in Tuckerman Ravine. Individual champions are crowned Tuckerman and Tuckerwoman and there are terrific prizes for all categories of competitors.

The Inferno Pentathlon starts at Story Land in Glen, and finishes in Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington. The race consists of five legs – run, kayak, bike, hike and ski. An 8.3 mile road run is followed by a 5.5 mile kayak leg, an 18.2 mile bike ride up into Pinkham Notch and a 3 mile hike up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail up to Tuckerman Ravine. The final ski/snowboard leg will consist of a hike from the transition area to the start of the slalom course set in Tuckerman Ravine, with a ski to the finish. The exact ski course will be decided the day of the race depending on snow conditions and safety considerations.

Sound like a fun adventure? Sign yourself (and your friends) up for the challenge! If you aren’t interested in racing, but would still like to be part of the event, hike up to the Ravine and cheer on the athletes as they make their ski run down the slalom course, or better yet, volunteer! The Friends of Tuckerman Ravine are still seeking volunteers to help with race day operations. More information about the race can be found on the Friends of Tuckerman Ravine website: http://www.friendsoftuckermanravine.org/inferno.


Video of the Week

Ski Mount Washington Valley
Click here if you are unable to open the video at the arrow.

Stay a Little Longer


One of the terrific things about the Mt. Washington Valley is all the options for alpine and cross country skiing, plus all the other outdoor adventure from dogsledding to snowmobiling, skating, tubing and more.

And there’s no better way to explore all that great variety than to stay a little longer. Don’t just visit for the weekend. Spend a few midweek days with us! Our midweek Snow Much Fun Vacation Packages make it easy, and the variety of properties gives you plenty of choices.


The Royalty Inn in Gorham is the ideal home base for those who wish to experience backcountry skiing in Tuckerman Ravine this spring. Hike, ski and explore for the day and return to the Royalty Inn for a good night’s sleep with the Royalty Inn’s Tuckerman Ravine Packages.

The Royalty Inn is offering two different Tuckerman Specials, both of which are valid from 3/30/14 to 5/31/14, with blackout dates of 4/4, 4/5, 5/23 and 5/24. Both packages include the free use of the Royalty Athletic Club, featuring an indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi.

Tuckerman Special #1 includes lodging in a one queen room for $69 plus tax per night, or $79 plus tax per night for a double queen room.

Tuckerman Special #2 includes two nights of lodging with rates of $85 to $89 per night for two queen beds or $79 to $83 for one queen, with a third night free!

Call the Royalty Inn at 603-466-3312 or toll-free at 800-43-RELAX to book your Tuckerman Special today.

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