March 8, 2018

Winter Storm Quinn Sets Up Ski Areas for Sweet Conditions

Granite State Alpine and Cross-Country Ski Areas reporting up to 14 Inches of Snow So Far.

Photos will be available to download throughout the day:

CONWAY, NH (March 8, 2018)—As the saying goes, March comes in like a lion, and the Nor’easter outside Granite Stater’s windows is proof. The snow event, deemed Winter Storm Quinn, has dropped X inches of snow as of 8:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, and will continue through the day.

Alpine ski areas reporting:

Mount Sunapee Resort - 14in

Pats Peak Ski Area - 12in

Ragged Mountain Resort - 12in

Black Mountain - 11in

Waterville Valley Resort - 11in

Gunstock Mountain Resort - 10in

King Pine at Purity Spring - 9in

Cranmore Mountain Resort - 9in

Bretton Woods - 8in

Loon Mountain Resort - 6in

Cannon Mountain - 5in

Cross-country ski areas reporting:

Pine Hill Ski Club New London - 14in

Bear Notch Ski Touring Center - 13in

Great Glen Trails - 13in

Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation - 12in

Windblown XC - 12in

Waterville Valley Adventure Center - 11in

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation - 11in

Gunstock Outdoor Center - 10in

Nordic Skier/Wolfeboro XC - 9in

Purity Spring XC Ski & Snowshoe Reserve - 9in

Loon Mountain Resort XC - 5in

Bretton Woods Nordic Center - 3in

The snow is timed perfectly ahead of the weekend, which should offer excellent snow conditions for skiers and riders. It will also help the ski areas to stay on track for their spring events calendars, which for some, go into mid-April.

But rather than out like a lamb, Ski New Hampshire expects March to go out with a bang. Visitors to the Granite State will find spring like conditions on the ski trails in the coming weeks, comfortable temperatures and plenty of events, such as pond skimming, 80s days, and cardboard box derbies to ring in spring.

“We’re excited to see this huge amount of snowfall after this season’s up and downs with the weather, but there’s nothing quite like spring skiing. The events all have such a celebratory atmosphere, the sun is shining, and our ski areas make sure that conditions are fantastic,” says Karolyn Castaldo, Communications and Marketing Manager for Ski New Hampshire.

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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