Exclusive photos and updates from Mt. Washington Valley ski area

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 14, 2010 6:42 am

Greetings from Mt. Washington Valley, NH,

Sunny days and temps in the high 20′s are in the forecast for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.  Ski and trail conditions are excellent throughout Mt. Washington Valley resorts and events, music and après-ski fun can be found all weekend long.

Photo Credits
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Dan Houde/King Pine photos: (Snowball with snowboarders and cross country images) King Pine’s mascot Snowball during Winter Trails Day this past weekend. Guests new to cross-country and snowshoeing were able to get free trail passes, clinics and rentals during the event.

Wildcat Mountain: (view image) Taken 1-13-10 – One of the spectacular views from Wildcat.

Attitash (groomer image) Taken 1-13-10 – Groomers sculpt and prepare quarter pipe features at the new West Slope terrain park at Attitash.

 Alpine Areas

(Note: snowmaking efforts have added to base depths.  Snowfall refers to natural snow to date) 

Attitash Ski Resort — 49 trails and 6 lifts operating / Season to date total snowfall: 29 inches

Black Mountain — 24 trails and 2 lifts operating

Bretton Woods — 100 trails and 6 lifts operating / Season to date total snowfall: 105 inches / 3 new snow last 48 hours

Cranmore Mountain Resort — 36 trails and 5 lifts operating / Season to date total snowfall: 25.5 inches

King Pine — 16 trails and 5 lifts operating / Season to date total snowfall: 32 inches

Shawnee Peak — 34 trails and 4 lifts operating / Season to date total snowfall: 36 inches

Wildcat Mountain — 43 trails and 3 lifts operating / Season to date total snowfall: 80 inches


Cross Country Areas

Bretton Woods XC — 60 km open / Season to date total snowfall: 93 inches

Great Glen Trails — 43 km open / Season to date total snowfall: 48 inches

Jackson Ski Touring — 117 km open / Season to date total snowfall: 21 inches

Bear Notch Ski Touring — 50 km open

Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring — 40 km open

Purity Spring XC & Snowshoe Reserve – 15 km open
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Events

Great Glen Trails: Saturday, January 16, 2010,  Nordic Demo Days, six manufacturers will be on hand with the latest in cross country ski equipment, snowshoes and accessories. Representatives from Atomic, Fischer, Rossignol, Salomon, Swix and Tubbs will be available from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm displaying, demonstrating and offering use of the newest in skis, boots, poles, snowshoes, wax and accessories.   Access to all the equipment available during Demo Day is free with the purchase of a trail pass.  www.greatglentrails.com

Black Mountain – Saturday, January 6, 2010, Winterfest & Wildquack Duck Race, hundreds of (plastic) ducks are released and make a mad dash down the specially constructed, very steep and very icy luge track to the finish line. The first 10 of each 100 make it to the finals and the winner takes home 30% of ticket sales up to $1,000.  Buy as many duck tickets as you like and increase your odds of having a winning duck.  www.blackmt.com

King Pine/Purity Resort – Saturday, January 6, 2010, Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through snowy fields and pastures, spruce-lined, back-country trails and back to neighboring Burnt Meadow Stables. Show up early to visit with the animals in the barn. $15 for adults $10 for Juniors (4-12) 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Reserve your sleigh ride by calling 603-367-8896.  www.kingpine.com

    

 

     

 

                                   

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

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