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Although there is no official snow report up at Mt. Washington just yet, there is some snowing going on. Skiing and boarding may not be far away.
On Tuesday November 21st there was snow falling, and the ground was already covered in a thin, heavenly blanket of the good, white stuff.
Typically Mt. Washington opens in mid-December; on occasion they open early or late. With new ownership they have snow-making machines, which will benefit users during those El Nino years.
Updates on the ski conditions will be ongoing starting on December 9th. see links below.
Mt. Washington has brought back the much-loved six pack (6ixPack) ski pass. On November 14th it was announced that in partnership with Thrifty Foods, they returned the popular six-pack of lift passes. They can be purchased at Thrifty Foods only.
According to a media statement, over two million dollars was spent on improvements to infrastructure, equipment, and service outlets for the upcoming winter season, in addition to the investment made this summer to bring back mountain biking. According to Peter Gibson, Mount Washington’s General Manager, “These investments will improve the on-snow product and the quality of our guest experience from new groomers to a new restaurant to new rental skis.”
It was also announced that a partnership with Rossignol to bring an industry leading retail concept to the mountain took place this year.
For anyone who was having trouble forking over vast amounts of cash for product in the past, a larger, more innovative ski shop will move into the east end of the Alpine Lodge and the space has undergone a complete renovation. Don Sharpe, Director of Business Operations, said, “the store will have a very contemporary feel in its expanded space. Along with the traditional ski and snowboard gear from Rossignol and other suppliers, the General Store has been integrated into the new location as a small French themed market. The Petit Market will sell grocery items as well as beer and wine.”
Wax up your sticks and boards folks, sliding season can’t be far away.