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About the Snow
This Week: Snowmaking Resumes!
Cranmore Snowmaking, 12/2/11

The hills are alive with the sound of snowguns!

Air pressure, wet bulb temperature, water flow, flakes on coat sleeves. It's a complicated formula. Only the expert snowmakers really know how it all works. The most important point is that snowmaking leads to terrific skiing and snowboarding throughout the Mt. Washington Valley.

In the past week, Attitash, Bretton Woods, Cranmore, Shawnee Peak and Wildcat have all made snow. And all the ski resorts and Nordic centers are busy prepping for their opening days. With one exception: Bretton Woods. Bretton Woods opened just after Thanksgiving and has remained open since.

Be sure to check out the shots of snowmaking from around the Mt. Washington Valley in our Flickr gallery.

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Opening Dates

We're Open

As we inch closer toward winter, it's time for you to start planning your weekends. Or better yet, your "sick"days. To help you out, here are some planned opening dates across the Mt. Washington Valley:

Attitash: Friday, December 9
Cranmore: Saturday, December 10
King Pine: Friday, December 16
Wildcat: Friday, December 9 
Weather Report

It looks like snowmaking weather is here to stay, and winter is on its way in the Mt. Washington Valley. It should be all systems go around the Mt. Washington Valley with snowmaking overnight and sunny skies during the day in the upcoming week. The weather prediction is just the way we like it at this time of year. Additionally, we may have a little natural snow headed our way for the proverbial icing on the cake. As more ski resorts fire up the snowguns, we'll be sure to offer updates on the progress with the words and pictures you've come to expect from "About the Snow." And, of course, you can also visit the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for updates, too. 

Stay a Little Bit 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 dog sledding to snowmobiling, sledding, skating and more. With so many terrific ski resorts and Nordic centers to choose from, you can see a new trail practically every day. 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 ski & stay packages make it easy, and the variety of properties give you plenty of choices.


Each of the ski and stay packages includes lift tickets to ski midweek at your choice of the Valley's ski resorts OR a trail pass, lesson and rentals from a XC Center.


North Colony Motel    

Midweek package includes: Two nights lodging in one of their clean and comfy motel rooms with 1 queen for 2 adults and 1 midweek day of skiing at Attitash. Special Available for Check-In Sunday-Wednesday. From $191.00, including tax. Please call 800-685-4895 to make your reservation. 

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