Conway, NH – Many New Hampshire ski areas are celebrating enormous snowfall gains from Saturday's snowstorm, with some areas reporting more than two feet of new snow. After what has been a challenging season due to warm weather and rain events that resulted in several earlier-than-usual ski area closures, yesterday's storm helped solidify the plans of numerous New Hampshire ski areas to stay open until their expected closing dates, which for many is in mid-April.

 

The snowfall resulted in several ski areas receiving 24-30 inches of snow, with others receiving snow in the 10-20 inches range. "This late-season storm is going to help our ski areas ride out the rest of the season on a high note," said Ski NH President, Jessyca Keeler. "After challenges with unusually warm temperatures and lots of rain this year, the large snowfall totals are kind of like a built-in insurance policy that they will make it to the finish line."

 

The alpine and cross-country ski areas that are open reported the following snowfall amounts:

 

  • Wildcat Mountain - 30"
  • Cannon Mountain - 22-30"
  • Waterville Valley Resort - 27-30"
  • Mount Sunapee - 27"
  • Loon Mountain Resort - 26"
  • Attitash Mountain Resort - 25"
  • Cranmore Mountain Resort - 24" (open through March 26, may reopen on weekend)
  • King Pine - 24" (March 24 is final day of operations)
  • Bear Notch Ski Touring - 20"
  • Bretton Woods - 20"
  • Ragged Mountain Resort - 20"
  • Gunstock Mountain Resort - 13-14"
  • Crotched Mountain - 6" (March 24 is final day of operations)

 

Ski New Hampshire is the statewide association representing over 30 alpine and cross-country ski areas in New Hampshire. For more information on trail conditions, vacation planning, and updated winter events at Ski New Hampshire resorts, visit SkiNH.com. For statewide travel info, go to VisitNH.gov.

 

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