December 13, 2017

New Hampshire Skiers Will Have a White Christmas After Recent Storms

Snowfall totals reached nearly two feet between Saturday and Tuesday's weather events.


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CONWAY, NH (December 13, 2017)—Skiers and snowboarders won’t have to dream of a white Christmas this year. Snowstorms overnight brought up to 8 inches of new snow by Sunday, December 10 for some of Ski New Hampshire’s member ski areas, followed by another weather event on Tuesday, December 12 which totaled up to a foot in some parts of the state. With cold temperatures and more snow in the forecast for next week, New Hampshire’s ski areas are expecting excellent conditions for the holiday vacation week.

Alpine ski areas reported the following totals from Tuesday’s storm:

  • Waterville Valley Resort - 11-15"
  • Bretton Woods - 12-14"
  • Loon Mountain Resort - 12"
  • Ragged Mountain Resort - 12"
  • Mount Sunapee Resort - 9"
  • Cannon Mountain - 8-12"
  • Pats Peak Ski Area - 8" (Reopening on 12/15)
  • Granite Gorge – 8” (Opening 12/14)
  • Cranmore Mountain Resort - 7"
  • Gunstock Mountain Resort - 7"
  • King Pine at Purity Spring Resort - 6" (Opening on 12/15)

Many of the Nordic ski areas in the state received enough snow to open for the season as well:

  • Bretton Woods Nordic Center - 12-14"
  • Great Glen Trails - 13" (Opening 12/15)
  • Loon Mountain XC - 12" (Opening 12/16)
  • Jackson Ski Touring Foundation - 10"
  • Gunstock Outdoor Center - 7"
  • Waterville Valley Adventure Center - 6-8”
  • Purity Spring Resort XC & Snowshoe Reserve - 6" (Opening 12/26)
  • Windblown XC and Snowshoeing - 4" (Reopening 12/14)
  • Pine Hill Ski Club - 4"

Even those that aren’t reporting their snowfall from the most recent snow are reaping the benefits. McIntyre Ski Area opens on Friday, December 15, and Whaleback Mountain and Dartmouth Skiway will open on Saturday, December 16. Black Mountain also plans to reopen on Saturday. Abenaki Ski Area will open on December 26.

New Hampshire's ski areas will have much more than skiing on the schedule for Christmas through the New Year. Guests can enjoy a variety of other outdoor activities, such as snowshoeing, tubing, and fat biking, plus specially-planned activities to celebrate the holidays. 

For more information on conditions for Ski New Hampshire’s 34 alpine and cross-country ski area members, and upcoming events, visit

Ski New Hampshire is the statewide association representing 34 alpine and cross-country resorts in New Hampshire. For more information on ski areas, trail conditions, vacation planning, and updated winter events at Ski New Hampshire resorts, visit For statewide travel info, visit


Karolyn Castaldo, Communications & Marketing Manager
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