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So, I am leaving for New Hampshire and was planning on going skiing tomorrow. They were planning on opening a top to bottom run, but are only opening the bunny slope. I called and they have plenty of snow up top, but are having issues getting snow cover at the bottom of the trail (which is odd because it runs parallel to the bunny slope???). So this is my only shot at skiing for another month and a half, so I'm thinking about hiking to the top. I've never done it before, and wasn't sure if anyone knows if they would have any problems with it. They had a guy from WMUR news channel there yesterday ski up top and there were 2 locals who hiked to the top and skied, but wasn't sure if they would mind me doing it if the mountain is open? I know it may be a mountain by mountain thing, but if you had to haphazard a sterotypical guess would it be yes or no?
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 What mountain are you talking about?
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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

So, I am leaving for New Hampshire and was planning on going skiing tomorrow. They were planning on opening a top to bottom run, but are only opening the bunny slope. I called and they have plenty of snow up top, but are having issues getting snow cover at the bottom of the trail (which is odd because it runs parallel to the bunny slope???). So this is my only shot at skiing for another month and a half, so I'm thinking about hiking to the top. I've never done it before, and wasn't sure if anyone knows if they would have any problems with it. They had a guy from WMUR news channel there yesterday ski up top and there were 2 locals who hiked to the top and skied, but wasn't sure if they would mind me doing it if the mountain is open? I know it may be a mountain by mountain thing, but if you had to haphazard a sterotypical guess would it be yes or no?

Killington is open, and bretton wood is opening as well. Sunday River is open as well.
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Where are you going?  Does it have to be New Hampshire?  Vermont got snow yesterday -- in NH, though, we didn't see much.  Killington (in Vt) is open tomorrow -- only blues and blacks, no greens.  I've checked a few other resorts, but no one else admits to being open.
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 Bretton Woods says "Bretton Woods will be open this weekend with sking and riding limited to the Rosebrook Lane trail only with access provided by the Learning Center Quad. Rosebrook Lane should have a couple of rails and a tractor tire to test out your riding skills after a long summer off. Hours are 9AM - 4PM and ticket price is $10 per person with proceeds donated to Bretton Woods Adaptive Ski Program and Ski Team. We'll also have the Williwaw Dual Racing Zip open from 10AM - 4PM. "  Seems limited.
post #6 of 9
Come on, Early November in New England?  Anywhere you go will be limited so where ever you go, enjoy it. 
post #7 of 9
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Im going to bretton woods because i have to be in littleton, nh that afternoon and just skiing for a few hours. I want to ski something other than the bunny hill and they have snow at the top of one of the trails if i hike there.
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If you can hike up - go for it.  Cusif only the bunny slope is open at Bretton Woods - yick. You will have a hard time rolling down the bunny slope at Bretton Woods.  For the most part Bretton Woods is a very nice family mountain - the blacks are blues, the blues are greens, and the greens are mostly greens. (the tree skiing can be decent though that won't be open tomorrow) If you have young kids, this is the place to go (and oh yeah deep pockets too).  But once my kids (5 year old kids) got a year under their belt, the skiing bored even them.

If you are in Littleton, see if Burke or Jay has anything open yet.  They are much better mountains.  Or keep going down the road to Attitash - although I don't think they are open yet.
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Originally Posted by mikestaple View Post

If you can hike up - go for it.  Cusif only the bunny slope is open at Bretton Woods - yick. You will have a hard time rolling down the bunny slope at Bretton Woods.  For the most part Bretton Woods is a very nice family mountain - the blacks are blues, the blues are greens, and the greens are mostly greens. (the tree skiing can be decent though that won't be open tomorrow) If you have young kids, this is the place to go (and oh yeah deep pockets too).  But once my kids (5 year old kids) got a year under their belt, the skiing bored even them.

If you are in Littleton, see if Burke or Jay has anything open yet.  They are much better mountains.  Or keep going down the road to Attitash - although I don't think they are open yet.

 

I've skied Bretton Woods every year for the last 5 years, I'm very familiar with the mountain, but I am just curious if mountains are usually against people hiking up to closed trails?
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