CONWAY — Thoughts have turned the corner to skiing locally, with snow in the forecast for Tuesday, snowmaking gearing up at local ski areas, and ski sales sponsored by local clubs and touring centers.
The Eastern Slope Ski Club is presenting its 49th annual Used and New Equipment Ski Sale at the North Conway Community Center Nov. 8 (3-8 p.m.) and Nov. 9 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.).
Those who dropped off items to be sold at the ESSC event must pick up any unsold items (and proceeds from your sales) on Saturday, Nov. 9, between 4-6 p.m.
Anything not picked up will be considered a donation, and all proceeds from the sale will benefit the club, which promotes skiing and runs the Junior Ski Program, providing inexpensive learn-to-ski opportunities for school children throughout the Mount Washington Valley.
For more information, go to ESSC on Facebook or go to easternslopeskiclub.org.
In other local ski news, the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation’s annual Ski Swap and Yard Sale returns Nov. 9 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (The yard sale is a new twist on this year’s sale, according to the jacksonxc.org page). Note: The yard sale is for non-ski equipment.
For more information, call (603) 383-9355.
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center (603-466-2333) in Pinkham Notch is hosting its annual open house Nov. 22 from 4-8 p.m.
Bretton Woods (603-278-3326) is presenting Warren Miller’s 70th film, “Timeless,” sponsored by Volkswagen, Friday night, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. as part of its homecoming weekend.
Cranmore Mountain Resort (603-356-5543) is showing the film Nov. 29 and 30 at 9 p.m. as part of its skiers homecoming weekend.
Cranmore Mountain Meisters (603-356-5543) will hold an informational meeting Dec. 4 from 6-9 p.m.; the Attitash Race League (603-374-2368) is holding its pre-season meeting at Ptarmigan’s from 3-5:30 p.m. Dec. 17.
The Red Parka Steakhouse and Pub (603-383-4344) in Glen is hosting its annual Skiers Appreciation Night from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 9, with representatives of all local alpine and ski touring centers providing an overview of the upcoming season.
Proceeds benefit the Eastern Slope Ski Club.
Wildcat Mountain fired up its snowmaking guns Nov. 2, when temperatures dropped for the first time this season.
Snowmaking continues on trails including Upper Lynx, and Lynx Lair. Middle Lynx, Lower Lynx, and Lower Catenary are next up in a snowmaking push expected to run as long as Mother Nature cooperates (see related story). For more, go to skiwildcat.com.
Many local Mount Washington Valley ski areas plan to attend the boston.com Ski and Snowboard Expo, scheduled to be held at the Seaport World Trade Center Nov. 15-17.