Live or ski in New Hampshire? If so, here’s what to look forward to this year:
As part of the ongoing South Peak expansion, two additional trails will be opened this winter with a total of 14 acres of additional terrain. Snowmaking will also be enhanced by the addition of 20 new Boyne Low-E fan guns, and 50 new tower guns.
Brettonâ€™s year-round Canopy Tours, consisting of a 1,000 ft. descent utilizing zip-lines, suspension bridges and hiking trails.
Cranmore is adding several new trails to bring their total to 50. The resort has also added Gibson Chutes, a new gladed area.
Cannon has added 6 additional glades and a new trail. One of the additional glades and the new trail will be located in the Tuckerbrook Family Area bringing the total in this area to fourteen trails and glades. The additional glades will be located on the upper mountain including four expert and one intermediate glade.
Granite Gorge has made major upgrades to its snowmaking system which will now reach the summit of the mountain, along with lighting to the summit. Three new trails are being cut as well, including Glider (a beginner’s area), a traditional trail and another area to be called Patriot Glades.
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A variety of improvements were made over the summer at Crotched including the addition of more snowmaking capacity, trail re-grading, rebuilding and expanding the base lodge deck, and overhaul of all of the tillers in the grooming machines. A new area of glades has been cleared and named Solstice Glades.
More efficient snowmaking production tops the list of capital improvements at Mount Sunapee. The investment features 30 new HKD energy efficient snow guns, allowing Mount Sunapee to continue to reduce its electrical and diesel fuel consumption.
Pats Peak snowmaking now covers 100% of the resort. New for this winter are 14 additional HKD Tower Guns, 8 new SMI Fan Guns, and a high capacity water pump. Pats will also have 100% of its terrain available for night skiing with lighting added to Tornado Trail. A new gladed area has been cut between the East Wind and Duster trail.
Wildcat is adding several items in its relocated terrain park. With assistance from Snow Grind, the area will be adding several boxes and rails in the resortâ€™s enhanced park. The ZipRider zipline will have 4 cables, the base lodge will be receiving an facelift and new low-energy snowguns will help reduce environmental impact as well as energy costs. Other environmental efforts include a vegetation restoration project in Mountain Jag glade which will involve restricted use in areas allowing for growth to regenerate.
The Skiway has blasted and regraded 200,000 square feet of its FIS competition slalom and giant slalom trials in order to meet FIS suggested upgrades. Snowmaking improvements include 3 new SMI fan guns, rebuilt pumps, and drainage.