The southwestern New Hampshire ski area may only operating snow tubing and cross country skiing this winter.
Thursday, October 18, 2018, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
In a statement issued this week, Granite Gorge announced its primary focus this winter will be snow tubing and cross country skiing, casting doubts about the downhill ski season at the southwestern New Hampshire ski season.
When reached for comment, Granite Gorge referred to its statement, that "For this winter, we will primarily be offering snow tubing and cross country skiing." Snow tubing season passes are now on sale.
Granite Gorge added, "Granite Gorge wants to promise only what we can deliver and than [sic] deliver more than we promised. We hope to open ski/ride lifts one at a time as conditions permit."
Granite Gorge was unable to offer chairlift served skiing until January 17th last season due to issues with its Borvig double. Its Facebook feed has been dominated by posts attempting to sell a house and snowmaking pump this off season.
Located on Route 9 east of Keene, Granite Gorge was opened on the site of the defunct Pinnacle ski area in 2003. Prior to 2005, Granite Gorge and the Pinnacle were serviced exclusively by surface lifts. The area cut its weekend ticket price from $49 to $33 for the 2017-18 season.