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
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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 14 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 - 14"
Dartmouth Skiway - 14"
Pats Peak Ski Area - 12"
Ragged Mountain Resort - 12"
Black Mountain - 11"
Waterville Valley Resort - 11"
Gunstock Mountain Resort - 10"
King Pine at Purity Spring - 9"
Cranmore Mountain Resort - 9"
Bretton Woods - 8"
Loon Mountain Resort - 6"
Cannon Mountain - 5"
Cross-country ski areas reporting:
Pine Hill Ski Club New London - 14"
Bear Notch Ski Touring Center - 13"
Great Glen Trails - 13"
Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation - 12"
Windblown XC - 12"
Waterville Valley Adventure Center - 11"
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation - 11"
Gunstock Outdoor Center - 10"
Nordic Skier/Wolfeboro XC - 9"
Purity Spring XC Ski & Snowshoe Reserve - 9"
Loon Mountain Resort XC - 5"
Bretton Woods Nordic Center - 3"
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. Spring is also a great way to save on season passes for 2018/19, which have started to go on sale recently.
“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 SkiNH.com. For statewide travel info, visit visitNH.gov.