November 21, 2017
Ski season is now underway with snowmaking operations providing skiers and riders with some excellent conditions for the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. As snowmaking continues later in the week, we expect trail counts at our local resorts to expand daily. Below is the latest conditions at our partner ski mountains. We invite you to come experience some early season skiing. Welcome to the Royalty inn!
Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Thanksgiving Day marks the beginning of daily operations for the season. Starting this Thursday, Wildcat will be open daily until the end of ski season. Starting Friday, Wildcat will offer private ski/snowboard lessons throughout the weekend. The nursery will also be open on a limited basis so make sure you call to book in advance. Additionally, the newly-stocked rental shop will open for the season on Friday.
Snowmaking has been online since about 4 p.m. on Sunday on Middle and Lower Polecat in an effort to get that open top-to-bottom as soon as possible. Unfortunately they will have to shut down for a short time as temperatures will be rising above optimal snowmaking range, but Wildcat will be right back at it the minute Mother Nature allows. The goal is to expand terrain for the holiday weekend.
Make sure you stay tuned to the snow report for updates on snowmaking progress. Once Polecat is finished, the plan is to move to Upper Catapult, and then they will hit Upper Lynx for a refresher.
The Barker Express is open! Both the Locke Triple and Barker Express are spinning. Cascades is open but ungroomed (expert skiers and riders only).
A clear cool night with perfect temperatures was just what the Sunday River snowmaking team needed last night and it is exactly what they got. Over 150 guns were on full blast all night, covering Monday Morning, Road Runner, Barker Basin, Lazy River, Broadway, Easy Street, Wonderland, and Sundance.
Come Wednesday morning, Sunday River plans to have the South Ridge Express running with beginner terrain on Broadway and Sundance. The Locke Triple and Barker Express open at 9AM with skiing and riding on Sunday Punch, Jungle Road Ecstasy and Right Stuff with the possibility of Cascades post Patrol checks. T2 is closed to the public for race training and Cascades remains ungroomed.
Check out the Thanksgiving weekend event lineup. There will be all kinds of action going on both on and off the slopes this holiday weekend.
Bretton Woods has over 70 acres of open terrain, the most in NH currently. The Bethlehem, Zephyr, and Learning Center Quads will all start spinning at 9am sharp. You’ll be carving down 7 open trails with machine groomed conditions. Bretton Woods received 2” of fresh snow overnight and the snow making will be quiet today after a busy night. Early season ticket rates are just $39 for adults, teens and juniors, and Seniors pay just $25. The Learning Center Lift will be complimentary through Thursday, November 23rd. The Season Pass office is open all week from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. The rental shop will be open from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.
Wednesday’s weather looks to be similar to today but clearing after midnight to usher in a cold and sunny Thanksgiving day.
Join Bretton Woods for Homecoming this Weekend November 24th-26th. This Friday night is the 24th annual screening of Warren Miller’s 68th annual feature film and Saturday’s Annual Homecoming Brew Fest is a great way to kick off the season with live music, food, and fun.