February 8, 2018

Up to 14” of New Snow Blankets New Hampshire’s Ski Areas

Winter weather readies resorts for February school vacation weeks.

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CONWAY, NH (February 8, 2018)—Traditionally, February is one of the top months for snowfall in New Hampshire, and this year appears to be following suit. After many ski areas in New Hampshire received close to or more than six inches of new snow earlier in the week, the storm on Wednesday, February 7 brought over a foot of snow to parts of the Granite State.

Alpine ski areas reporting:


Whaleback Mountain - 14"
Waterville Valley Resort - 12-14"
Gunstock Mountain Resort - 12"
Ragged Mountain Resort - 12"
Loon Mountain Resort - 11"
Dartmouth Skiway - 10-12"
Cannon Mountain - 10"
Black Mountain - 10"
Mount Sunapee Resort - 10"
Cranmore Mountain Resort - 10"
King Pine at Purity Spring Resort - 10"
Bretton Woods - 6-9"
Granite Gorge - 8"
Pats Peak Ski Area - 7"
McIntyre Ski Area - 4"


Cross-country ski areas reporting:


Great Glen Trails - 13"
Waterville Valley Adventure Center - 12"
Bear Notch Ski Touring Center - 12"
Gunstock Outdoor Center - 12"
Jackson XC - 11"
Loon Mountain Resort XC  - 11"
Purity Spring Resort XC & Snowshoe Reserve - 10"
Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring - 8"
Franconia Village XC Center - 8"
Granite Gorge XC - 8"
Bretton Woods Nordic Center - 6-9"
Windblown XC - 5"


With school vacation weeks just on the horizon, ski areas are hopeful for continued snow, great ski conditions, and increased skier visits as a result. Special events fill the calendars at the ski areas for the upcoming winter breaks, and accompanying ski and stay packages aim to encourage longer overnight visits.

“We see a large portion of the state’s skiing and snowboarding visitors during the months of February and March. Storms like this one help to create excitement among the skiing community, and the longer days help to encourage visitors to experience other offerings after a full day of skiing, like snow tubing, zip lining, and a variety of après-ski entertainment that the resorts put on,” says Karolyn Castaldo, Ski New Hampshire’s communications and marketing manager.

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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