Following this past weekend's storm, some skiers and riders have already earned their first turns of the season at select New Hampshire ski areas like Gunstock and Mount Sunapee. As far as when the lifts will run, the state today released its anticipated open dates.
Attitash Mountain Resort - Nov. 24
The Balsams Wilderness Ski Area- Dec. 20
Cannon Mountain- Nov. 25
Cranmore Mountain- Nov. 26
Dartmouth Skiway- Dec. 12
Granite Gorge- Thanksgiving Rail Jam Nov. 24th, full operations Dec. 15
Great Glen Trails- Nov. 26
Gunstock Mountain Resort- Dec. 9
Jackson XC- Dec. 1
Loon Mountain- Nov. 19
Mount Sunapee- Nov. 25
Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation - Dec. 17
Ragged Mountain- Nov. 26
Waterville Valley- Nov. 19
Wildcat Mountain- Dec. 9
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familysktitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.