Ski Season Has Arrived in NH
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This week’s return to cold weather and the brief flurry of snow has heralded the start of another snow sport season in New Hampshire. Several Granite State ski areas have their opening days booked.
Bretton Woods opens Friday, reporting Thursday that the mountain had one trail ready to ride. Wildcat Mountain opens Saturday.
Next week, trails at Bretton Woods will open on Nov. 13. Skiers and riders will find Waterville Valley Resort open on Nov. 18. Cannon and Cranmore plan to open Nov. 24.
Several hiring events are planned or have already been held at resorts across the Granite State. Other preseason events are on resort calendars, like the chili cookoff at Whaleback Mountain on Saturday from 4-7 p.m. Many other Granite State snow sport resorts have yet to commit to dates, but calls to their snow condition hotlines indicate snowmaking will start once conditions allow.
Looking ahead into December, Gunstock Resort plans a Dec. 1 opening, and Black Mountain will open Dec. 2. McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester will start their season on Dec. 15. Abenaki Ski Area in Wolfboro plans to open Dec. 26.