Among the improvements in Granite State skiing and snowboarding are these:

[R216R, Loon Mountain] in Lincoln added 14 acres of skiing terrain, installed a magic carpet on Sarsparilla, and moved the handle tow it replaced to the upper part of the trail, and added 20 new Boyne Low-E fan guns and 50 new tower guns to its snowmaking arsenal.

[R78R, Bretton Woods Mountain Resort] installed a new spa and conference center, opened Canopy Tours that offer a 1,000-foot descent on zip lines, suspension bridges and hiking trails; added rope tow, sledding hill, and fire pit to Kinderwoods Playground; replaced all rental skis and snowboards; and started seasonal rentals of high-end demo gear.

[R119R, Cranmore Mountain Resort] in North Conway is adding two intermediate trails, a connector trail, and a new glade.

[R100R, Cannon Mountain] in Franconia Notch is adding four expert glades and one intermediate glade to the upper mountain, and another glade and new trail to the Tuckerbrook Family Area; naming some existing trails to make on-mountain navigation easier; and adding a new Prinoth Bison grooming machine to its fleet.

[R1557R, Granite Gorge] in Keene has three new trails, an upgraded snowmaking system, new rental facility, and valet parking.

[R1491R, Crotched Mountain] in Bennington has more snowmaking, a new glade, regraded trails, expanded base lodge, and refurbished groomers.

[R287R, Mount Sunapee] in Newbury put in 30 new HKD tower guns.

[R315R, Pats Peak] in Henniker added 14 HKD tower guns, eight SMI fan guns and a high-capacity water pump to its snowmaking, which now covers 100 percent of the area; added lights to Tornado Trail, for 100 percent night skiing; cut a new glade; and added new gear to it rentals.

[R501R, Wildcat Mountain] in Pinkham Notch is expanding terrain park features, renovating the base lodge, and upgrading snowmaking.

[R128R, Dartmouth Skiway] in Lyme Center blasted and regraded 200,000 square feet of its FIS competition slalom and giant slalom trials to meet FIS suggested upgrades; enhanced its snowmaking with three new SMI fan guns, rebuilt pumps, and added new gear to its rentals.