CONWAY — After having enjoyed nearly 20 inches of snow since the New Year’s Eve storm, the valley is in for a warmer and wet weekend, meaning that the snow will be soft for making your turns.
Plus, Accuweather North Conway says the showers are not to begin until Saturday afternoon and to be over with by Sunday at noon, so dress accordingly and get out and ski.
Earlier in the week, when it was cold, snowmakers and groomers put down some good cover.
As of Friday:
• ATTITASH MOUNTAIN (603-374-2368; attitash.com): 35 of 68 trails, two terrain parks, 149 acres of skiable terrain, seven of nine lifts running. Events: Attitash and Wildcat College Week, Jan. 13-17 (discounted tickets, events including: Tuesday: Monster Scavenger Hunt; Wednesday: Free Race Arena; Scavenger Hunt (sister Vail resort of Wildcat Mountain); Friday: Live Apres Ski at Wildcat) and giveaways). Attitash Race League nine-week series, Jan. 7 through March 17 (excluding Jan. 21 and Feb. 18). Jan. 11: U Go Girl Race No. 1 benefit for Jen’s Friends, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Apres ski: Jan. 11, 2-4:30 p.m.: Den Sessions, Bear Peak: Packman Dave; Ptarmigan’s, 3-6 p.m.: The Grumps.
• BLACK MOUNTAIN (603-383-4490; blackmt.com): 15 trails, three lifts running. Friday Night Lights Uphill/Downhill Series.Apres ski, 3:30-5:30 p.m.: Jan. 11 and 12: Greg Walsh; Jan. 17: Ericka Cushing.
• BRETTON WOODS (603-278-3320; brettonwoods.com): 52 of 63 trails, 11 glades, 354 acres of skiable terrain, seven of 10 lifts running. Apres ski, Slopeside Lounge: Jan. 11: Broke and Ugly. Ted Gilbert Race Series Mondays and Fireball Series Friday Nights Under the Lights.
• CRANMORE MOUNTAIN RESORT (603-356-5543; cranmore.com): 35 of 57 trails, two terrain parks, 116 acres of skiable terrain, all eight lifts running. Tubing and Mountain Adventure Park open Fridays, 4-8 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; lifts are open Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays, 8:30-4 p.m. and Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Events: Jan. 11: Vertical Challenge, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Safety Day with Ski Patrol, terrian park rangers and C-More sponsored by Memorial Hospital 11 a.m.-2 p.m. behind Zip’s Deck . Apres ski, 4-7 p.m.: the Rafters; family apres ski pasta night with ski movies, 6-8 p.m. Cranmore Mountain Meisters Wednesdays; entertainment by Riley Parkhurst Duo.
• KING PINE SKI AREA (603-367-8896; kingpine.com): 16 of 17 trails, one terrain park, five lifts running. Night skiing, Saturdays, Fridays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 4-9 p.m. Jan. 11: Passholder Appreciation Morning. Apres ski, Trails End Tavern, Jan. 11: Even Better Medicine. Pioneer Racing Series Mondays .
• WILDCAT (603-466-3326; ski-wildcat.com): 38 trails, 255 acres of skiable terrain, four lifts running. College Week, Jan. 13-17 (see Attitash listing above). Apres ski: Jan. 11, 1-4 p.m.: Jonathan Sarty Band; Jan. 17, 12:30-3:30 p.m.: Andrew Gravel.
• BEAR NOTCH SKI TOURING (603-374-2277; bearnotchskitouring.com):Bear Notch Ski Touring Open for snowshoeing and skiing, with skate grooming and tracks on the Western Trail Network. More trails opening today on the Yates Farm Trail Network. Great dog-friendly skiing and homemade soups and bread in warm-up barn.
• BRETTON WOODS NORDIC CENTER (brettonwoods.com; 603-278-3322): 30 of 57 trails, 50 of 100 km open (13 km track set and 13 km skate groomed. Nordic Center Grille open 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
• GREAT GLEN TRAILS OUTDOOR CENTER (greatglentrails.com; 603-466-2333): 35 trails (45 km). 25 km skate groomed, no km track set. 45 km of snowshoeing. Fatbiking and tubing open. SnowCoaches are running. Call ahead for availability on SnowCoach.
• JACKSON SKI TOURING (603-383-9355; jacksonxc.org): 28 trails (54 km). 54 km skate groomed, 30 km track set. Trail pick for touring: Boggy Brook or Ellis to the Cocoa Cabin. Upper Village and Prospect Farm also recommended. Best for fitness: The Wave and Upper Village. Jan. 11: Guided snowshoe tours, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 12: snowshoe tour 10 a.m. Mondays: Toddlers and Tots, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Weekly Friday Gliders
• KING PINE/PURITY SPRING RESERVE (603-367-8896; kingpine.com): Snowshoers are welcome to access 12 km of trails. Caution is advised and water crossings not recommended. Stay tuned for opening and grooming of Nordic trails.
• MWV SKI TOURING AND SNOWSHOE ASSOCIATION (603-356-9920; mwvskitouring.org): 15 km of trails available for skiing in Whitaker Woods. Most trails are tracked and skate groomed. 40 km of snowshoeing available. 10 km fatbiking trail in Whitaker Woods open. 45 km of snowshoeing in Whitaker Woods and Intervale network. Guided snowshoe walks Saturdays at 1 p.m.; snowshoe yoga Sundays at 10 a.m. On Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 7, beginning at 7 p.m.: Intervale Snowshoe After Dark. Call the touring center for reservations before 5 p.m. 10th annual Whitaker Woods Snowshoe Scramble Jan. 18, 10 a.m
• 100 ACRE WOOD (603-356-9980; believeinbooks.org). All trails open, packed and skate groomed. Storybook trail, "Rhinos Who Snowboard" by Julie Mammano.”