Improvements in snowmaking, faster chairlifts, and refurbished base areas highlight the many new wrinkles being added to ski areas and resorts across New England this season.
Here’s a rundown of everything new to expect this winter when you make your first turns in New Hampshire.
Officials at Cranmore Mountain Resort had hoped to utilized the first floor of its new Fairbank Lodge, which will house the North Conway resort’s new base lodge and condominiums, at the start of this season. But a delay in the delivery of construction materials has pushed the open date back to next winter, leading Cranmore to seek other options for this season. Thus, the resort will introduce a temporary tent for guests in 2022, bringing in facilities that include heated portable restrooms, seasonal locker space, and a temporary 3,000-square-foot cafeteria structure off Zip’s Deck. “It’s exciting to watch the daily progress of the construction of Cranmore’s new era. I know guests will be in awe when it’s completed,” Cranmore president and general manager Ben Wilcox said. “In the meantime, for this winter, we want to make sure guests are comfortable, and to ensure they will have a seamless ski and ride experience on the mountain.”
The lodge is part of Cranmore’s $60 million-dollar base area redevelopment plan. The ski area also just completed a $1 million lift upgrade on the Skimobile Express Quad that included a full-system modernization.There’s also a new Fairfield Marriott currently under construction.The 89-room hotel, located next to the Artist Falls Lodge, is projected to open this winter.