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

Cross-country ski areas reporting:

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

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


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