Mount Washington State Park 11-16-12

We are enjoying an ‘Indian Summer’ here at Mount Washington State Park with temperature inversions making it warmer at the highest elevations and colder in the valleys. The resulting high clouds have been making for some spectacular sunsets too.

Many local ski areas are taking advantage of the cooler nighttime temperatures to make artificial snow. As the mountains are mostly brown in color, the ski areas who are making snow and visible from the summit are quite pronounced.

Snowmaking at Wildcat ski area.
Snowmaking at Bretton Woods.
Loon Mountain
Mount Cranmore
Waterville Valley
Jay Peak – Maybe?
Somewhere in Vermont

While Cannon Mountain is hidden from our view by the Franconia range they are busy making snow as well and planning to open next week on November 23rd!

For a full list of ski areas making snow and their opening dates please visit

Our beautiful late fall weather looks like it will continue for another week or so but come later part of November the forecast is showing a return to winter so we’ll enjoy this weather while we can!


Mike Pelchat, Manager of Mt. Washington State Park

I've been working atop Mt Washington for past 30 years so you can guess I like it above the tree line! After all these years I still never tire of the beauty of our NH White Mtns and consider my employment an extreme honor and privilege to work for the State Of NH and serve its visitors. When not on the summit you can find me enjoying the rock & ice climbing one of the many beautiful granite cliffs we have in Franconia, Crawford or Echo Lake State Parks. I have taken these climbing skills learned at our NH State Parks to climb in Alaska, Andes, Canadian Arctic and Himalayas. I live in Gorham NH with my wife Diane Holmes.

One thought to “Mount Washington State Park 11-16-12”

  1. Jay Peak is labeled correctly. “Killington” is actually Mount Mansfield (I believe Killington’s slopes face north/ northwest, so I’m not sure that they’d be visible from anywhere in New Hampshire.

    I believe “somewhere in Vermont” is one of the mountains west of the Mad River Valley. Potentially Lincoln Peak or Mount Ellen.

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