Cold weather in the east doesn’t keep these skiers away

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 31, 2009 7:23 am

Greetings from Mt. Washington Valley, NH,

It’s been a busy vacation week at Mt. Washington Valley Alpine and Nordic resorts as cold temps haven’t kept skiers and riders from enjoying the slopes and trails. Quoting Thom Perkins from the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, “Remember there’s no bad weather, just bad clothing!”

The rain that fell in the cities south of Mt. Washington Valley this week was snow in the mountains. The North Conway area received 3-4 inches on Monday and Bretton Woods got another 6 plus inches of snowfall on Tuesday.  We are all watching the forecast over the next few days hoping for a major snow event.

Photo credits:
Thom Perkins/Jackson Ski Touring Foundation: (Cross country skier and ski trail sign photos) Taken 12-29-09 – Skiers on the Riverbank Loop and Eskergo Snowshoe Trail offering a good look at the snow depth.

Mark Butterfield/Omni Mount Washington Resort: (Skier in red) Taken 12-29-09, (Skier in flight photo) Taken 12-30-09 – Trail at top of Rosebrook Summit after yesterday’s snowfall of over a half foot of new snow.

 Alpine Areas 

Attitash Ski Resort — 36 trails and 7 lifts operating / Season to date total snowfall: 21 inches

Black Mountain — 15 trails and 2 lifts operating

Bretton Woods — 79 trails and 9 lifts operating / Season to date total snowfall: 59 inches

Cranmore Mountain Resort — 26 trails and 9 lifts operating / Season to date total snowfall: 15.5 inches

King Pine — 11 trails and 5 lifts operating / Season to date total snowfall: 25 inches

Shawnee Peak — 30 trails and 5 lifts operating / Season to date total snowfall: 24 inches

Wildcat Mountain — 22 trails and 4 lifts operating / Season to date total snowfall: 59 inches

Cross Country Areas

Bretton Woods XC — 45 km open / Season to date total snowfall: 51 inches

Great Glen Trails — 43 km open / Season to date total snowfall: 32 inches

Jackson Ski Touring — 73 km open / Season to date total snowfall: 21 inches

Bear Notch Ski Touring — 40 km open

Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring — 40 km open

                         

 

                                                           

 

               

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

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