ski resorts

All Things Considered
5:39 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Granite Geek: The Science Behind Snowmaking

David Brooks says nearly all of New Hampshire ski areas use snowmaking machines, such as fan guns, to ensure the slopes are ready for skiers all winter long.
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Mother Nature looks ready to unleash some snow on New Hampshire ahead of Thanksgiving. That's not great news for travelers, but it would be good news for New Hampshire ski areas - though, of course, they already have the technology to make their own snow no matter what’s coming down from the sky.

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Newscast
1:53 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

Despite Spring Weather, N.H. Ski Resort Opens For The Weekend

Spring is finally here, but at least one New Hampshire ski resort is holding out for another weekend of running the ski lifts.  Wildcat Mountain is open this weekend. There's still snow on some trails.  The ski area began operating daily for the 2013-2014 season on Nov. 3.  It plans to close again on Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, with the possibility of opening again next weekend.  

Business and Economy
6:00 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Harsh Winter Was Great (For The Ski Industry)

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It was a long, cold and snowy winter- that was good news for New Hampshire’s ski areas. Karl Stone, Marketing Director for Ski NH says the numbers are good for the resorts AND the state’s economy in general.

How has the 2013/2014 season stacked up?

Right now the numbers look really good… last year was our 5th best on record, and we’re tracking relatively even with that.

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Foodstuffs
5:50 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Come For The Skiing, Stay For The Giant Cookies

Cookies as big as dinner plates. There's very little we can add to that.

Every chair lift ride up Pats Peak in Henniker looks full on this mild winter day. Skiers and snowboarders are coming down the mountain, one after the other.

Joni Aubin and her colleagues spent much of the day before getting ready for these crowds – and not just on the slopes, either. Though she manages the snow sports office, Aubin helped out in the Tradewinds Café, wrapping up stacks of a Pats Peak specialty: the giant M&M cookie.

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North Country
2:19 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

N.H. Ski Areas React To Storm

Riding the Chairlift to the Loon Summit
Credit Loon Mountain

With only 6 to 8 inches of fresh powder, most New Hampshire ski areas aren't exactly reeling from the storm.  But even a little snow can bring skiers to the mountains.

Greg Kwasnik, marketing director at Loon Mountain is expecting a surge of skiers.

Up here we didn't have such a huge impact that people had in Southern New Hampshire so I think a lot of people will shovel their driveways and then get up here.  They might get here a little later than they anticipated but I think we'll see some strong business today.

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NH News
11:24 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Granite State Ski Resorts Set To Ring In 2014 With Festivities

Ragged Mountain in Danbury recently opened up a new snow tube park.
Credit www.raggedmountainresort.com

 Ski resorts across the Granite State will be holding New Year’s Eve celebrations tonight.

Ragged Mountain in Danbury is calling its bash Tube Year’s Eve, after the recent opening of a new snow tubing park.

Marketing manager Stacey Lopes says the park is over two football fields in length.

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NH News
10:02 am
Sat February 9, 2013

As Storm Eases Ski Resorts Say It's All Downhill From Here

While the storm is causing some problems around the state people at the ski resorts are delighted: Typically the resorts are reporting at least a foot of new snow.

“Conditions are great this morning. Lots of powder out there,” says Greg Kwasnik a spokesman for Loon Mountain. “I just went out and did a couple of runs. The winds aren’t that bad. They have not affected us at all.”

Kwasnik says crowds are about normal for a Saturday and he thinks some skiers probably decided to stay home because of the heavy snowfall in the southern part of the state.

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