One of New Hampshire’s most epic mountains (pun intended) is opening on Wednesday.
Throughout November, Wildcat Mountain has been making snow. On Saturday, Wildcat Mountain GM JD Crichton announced they’ll be opening this week. Lift operations will start Wednesday from 9 am to 3:30 pm. The trail and lift lineup has yet to be announced.
Wildcat will likely be the second ski resort to open in New Hampshire, as Bretton Woods became the first to open last week. Loon Mountain will likely be opening soon, but an official date has yet to be announced.
In terms of other Vail properties in New Hampshire, their opening dates have yet to be announced. Based on historical trends, Sunapee would seem like the next Vail mountain in New Hampshire to open. Chris Corliss, who’s the Director of Operations at Mount Sunapee, gave a snowmaking update last Friday. They believe that the cold weather required for snowmaking is coming later today. Sunapee tends to open in late November.
Attitash has done some snowmaking, but a lot of their focus right now is understandably on the completion of the Mountaineer Express chairlift. They typically open in early December.
Over at Crotched Mountain, which usually opens in December, they recently released a quirky video showing their crews doing a snowmaking test. That’s pretty cool!