At Least 8 N.H. Ski Areas Open This Weekend

Nov 29, 2013


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  According to, a total of 8 ski areas will be open to the public this weekend.

It is opening weekend for New Hampshire’s Pat’s Peak, Ragged Mountain, Mount Sunapee and Cannon Mountain.  When NHPR caught up with Mount Sunapee’s Marketing Director Bruce McCloy, he had his ski boots on, and was headed for the trails himself:

We’re excited to be open this early, we’ve had a really good run of cold weather, we’ve invested a lot of money in energy efficient snow making guns over the last four or five years that has helped us make a lot more snow in early season snow making temperatures.

McCloy says this is the most terrain Mount Sunapee has had open on Thanksgiving weekend in a long time. 

Next weekend should see opening days for both McIntyre and Gunstock ski areas.