New Hampshire Ski Areas Announce Opening Dates

Snow has already fallen in some parts of the Granite State and ski areas are getting ready for what forecasts indicate will be a snowy upcoming winter season.

The following mountains and resorts have announced their opening dates so skiers and riders can count down the days until they can hit the slopes. (These dates are tentative and weather dependent.) Check for opening day updates, as well as information about open trails and lifts, surface conditions, and more.

Loon Mountain Resort: Wednesday, November, 23

Bretton Woods: Thursday, November 24

Cranmore Mountain Resort: Friday, November 25

Mount Sunapee Resort: Friday, November 25

Cannon Mountain: Friday, November 25

Waterville Valley Resort: Friday, November 25

Gunstock Mountain Resort: Friday, December 2

Black Mountain: Saturday, December 3

Ragged Mountain Resort: early December

Jackson XC: Saturday, December 10

Granite Gorge: December 15

McIntyre Ski Area: mid-December

Dartmouth Skiway: mid-December

King Pine at Purity Spring Resort: Friday, December 16

Whaleback Mountain: mid-late December

Abenaki Ski Area: Monday, December 26

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Ski NH is the statewide association representing 34 alpine and cross-country resorts in New Hampshire. For more information on ski areas, vacation planning, and updated winter events at Ski NH resorts, call Ski NH at 603.745.9396 or visit the Ski NH website at For statewide travel info, visit

Contact for further information or hi-res photo requests
Jessyca Keeler | Ski New Hampshire | Executive Director
603-745-9396 | |