The following page is the Nordic Skiing update for Whitaker Woods in North Conway. Check-in daily to see what the conditions of the trails are as well as the weather.
Members and Friends (January 11th) –
Due to the warm temperatures and predicted rain over the next 24-48 hours we have suspended trail grooming. We have been performing skate grooming regularly each morning generally on most trails in Whitaker Woods and frequently on the Powerline out to the 1785 road crossing, the Stonehurst Manor and Starlight. The trail deck is still pretty thin and as a result setting tracks was not feasible this week. The weather has resulted in the cancellation of the first Full Moon Snowshoe Walk this season this evening as well as the Snowshoe Yoga program tomorrow morning.
The next big event we will host is next Saturday’s Whitaker Woods Snowshoe Scramble at 10:00 am. This is the 10th year we have hosted one of the largest snowshoe races in New England and we have seen as many as
100 participants in past years. It is a fun event to spectate as you seldom see that many competitors racing on snowshoes at one time. And this is always a mass start event over a 4 mile race course. Check-n time is 8:30-9:30 am. Advance registration is $25, day-of $30.
Hopefully we will see some fresh snow in the near future. We will resume grooming once again once freezing conditions arrive and if we have any standing water in the trails, that those areas drain and freeze up.
Rates for the public are as follows:
ADULT (15-59): $15 $10
JUNIOR (6-14): $10 $7
CHILD: (under 6): free free
SENIOR: (60-70): $10 $7
SENIOR (70+): free free
1/2 DAY (1-dusk)
ADULT: $10 $7
JUNIOR: $7 $5
FOR CONWAY RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENT CONWAY TAXPAYERS:
SEASON PASSES are available at the Touring Center at Ragged Mountain Equipment seven days a week starting each season on December 1st. The initial pass is $15.00 which covers photo, pass lamination and processing. Renewal passes are processed for $5 per season by bring in the old pass and having it renewed and stamped each season. Resident passes are valid for use in the entire network of trail both Whitaker Woods and the Intervale network.
SAU#9 and SAU#13 students ski for free. Students should display their Student ID while skiing (or student passes are available for $5 at the Touring Center).
Season Passes for non-resident, non-taxpayers (everyone else), are also available. Adult $85, Junior $65, Senior $65 and Family $155.
Trail passes are available at the Whitaker House during the mid-day (weather condition dependent), the Touring Center at Ragged Mountain, Eastern Slope Inn, 1785 Inn, Stonehurst Manor, Local Grocer, and several other locations (refer to the web page or trail map for other locations).
Refer to the web site for additional information, including the Fat Tire Bike policy, trail map, event listings, etc. at www.MWVSkiTouring.org