A couple of notable exceptions are Crotched Mountain and Pat's Peak which are 100% open. However, according to Karl Stone, Marketing Director for Ski NH, the overall feeling is positive. A couple of weeks ago business was down 40 to 60 percent. But the past two weeks have seen business rebound with round-the-clock snowmaking temperatures allowing resorts to make snow at will – and the forecast is for continued cold weather.
Continuous snow flurries, along with snowmaking, have enabled base depths and trail counts to accumulate and Stone says "we are just one good storm away from getting everything open".
There are still three months of ski season left, including two weeks of February vacations as well as an early Easter this year. So most areas across New Hampshire feel there's plenty of time left to make up for lost early season business. Meanwhile, areas throughout the state are offering up some great deals to entice skiers to the slopes despite what's in their backyard.