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With the 2015-2016 ski season swiftly approaching – and even upon us in some cases – every skier and rider is undoubtedly counting the days until ski areas around the Granite State start spinning their lifts and take down their ropes.

While some areas have already opened terrain, others are blasting snow at feverish paces in anticipation of their own first days. Skiers and riders can expect the following resorts and mountains to begin opening their doors and with the cooperation of Mother Nature, on these highly anticipated dates, which are tentative and subject to change.

Bretton Woods: Tuesday, November 24

Loon Mountain Resort: Wednesday, November 25

Cranmore Mountain Resort: Friday, November 27

Mount Sunapee Resort: Friday, November 27

Waterville Valley Resort: Friday, November 27

Cannon Mountain: Friday, December 4

Gunstock Mountain Resort: Friday, December 4

Pats Peak: Saturday, December 5

Ragged Mountain Resort: Saturday, December 5

King Pine at Purity Spring Resort: Friday, December 11

Granite Gorge: Friday, December 18

McIntyre Ski Area: Friday, December 18

Dartmouth Skiway: Saturday, December 19

Abenaki Ski Area: Saturday, December 26

Whaleback Mountain: Saturday, December 26


Need opening day passes? Ski NH tickets can be purchased online at SkiNH.com and printed at home and are fully transferable. Tickets are valid any day of the 2015-2016 ski season, allowing for great flexibility for those unsure what days they want to ski.

Ski NH is the statewide association representing 33 alpine and cross country resorts in New Hampshire. For more information on ski areas, vacation planning, and updated winter events at Ski NH resorts, call Ski NH at 603.745.9396 or visit the Ski NH website at www.SkiNH.com. For statewide travel info, visit www.visitNH.gov.