January 5, 2018

Bomb Cyclone Brings Up to 17in of New Snow to NH Ski Areas

Warmer temperatures to return in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

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Conway, NH (January 5, 2018)—Though some may bemoan the shoveling from the Bomb Cyclone blizzard that hit New England on Thursday, January 4, Ski New Hampshire's member resorts are celebrating the storm. With snow totals reaching up to 17in through the course of the storm, many of the Granite State's ski areas are 100 percent open, or very close to it, heading into the weekend.

Alpine ski areas reporting:

  • McIntyre Ski Area - 17in
  • Pats Peak Ski Area - 16in
  • Bretton Woods - 16in
  • Granite Gorge - 14in
  • Gunstock Mountain Resort - 14in
  • Ragged Mountain Resort - 12-14in
  • Cranmore Mountain Resort - 13in
  • Loon Mountain Resort - 13in
  • Cannon Mountain - 12in
  • King Pine at Purity Spring Resort - 12in
  • Whaleback Mountain - 12in
  • Waterville Valley Resort - 10-12in
  • Mount Sunapee Resort - 11in
  • Black Mountain - 10in
  • Dartmouth Skiway - 6in

Cross-country ski areas reporting:

  • Bretton Woods Nordic Center - 16in
  • Franconia Village XC Ski Center - 14in
  • Gunstock Outdoor Center - 14in
  • Windblown XC - 14in
  • Loon Mountain Resort - 13in
  • Nordic Skier Wolfeboro XC - 12in
  • Granite Gorge XC - 12in
  • Dexter's Inn Trails by Norsk - 12in
  • Purity Spring Resort XC & Snowshoe Reserve - 12in
  • Waterville Valley Adventure Center - 10in
  • Great Glen Trails - 10in
  • Jackson Ski Touring Foundation - 9in
  • Bear Notch Ski Touring Center - 9in
  • Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation - 8in

Though forecasts are calling for single digit temperatures again this weekend, it's looking as though the deep freeze that has held many parts of the country last week will lift, ushering in more palatable winter temperatures, plus the likelihood of more snow next week. Current snow conditions and the potential for more snow on the horizon sets New Hampshire's ski areas up for a great long weekend on January 13-15.

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 SkiNH.com. For statewide travel info, visit visitNH.gov.


Karolyn Castaldo, Communications & Marketing Manager, Ski New Hampshire
603.745.9396x205 | Karolyn@SkiNH.com

Kris Neilsen, Communications Manager, NH Division of Travel & Tourism Development
603.271.2665 | Kris.Neilsen@LiveFree.nh.gov