Ski areas across New England are closed due to damage to infrastructure and snow pack.
Monday, December 18, 2023, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
What started as a threat to manmade snow pack on the eve of Christmas week has turned into a massive disaster for many ski areas in New England.
Major ski areas have already cancelled operations through at least Tuesday while they await the ability to have staff safely survey damage. Large areas announcing the suspension of operations include Attitash, Bolton Valley, Bretton Woods, Loon, Smugglers Notch, Sugarloaf, Sunday River, Waterville Valley, and Wildcat.
As of Monday night, numerous major roads in northern New England are closed due to flooding and washouts, including portions of US 3, US 302, NH 16, NH 49, and ME 27. Flooding along the I-93 corridor in New Hampshire is rivaling the impact from Hurricane Irene in 2011.
Videos posted on social media show the new Barker 6 chairlift at Sunday River being hit with rushing flood waters, while there are also reports of significant damage to roads and structures.