February finds New Hampshire winter resorts and snow fields overflowing with visitors and preparing for special holiday events. Skiers everywhere have taken advantage of unusually good snow conditions, and many resorts report the largest turnover of guests in many years.
One Jackson ski resort told of not only many skiers but also a great number of non-skiers who had gone north solely to admire the winter economy and White Mountain peaks, despite the plentiful snowfall farther South.
Work was said to be progressing on the 2,400 foot standard guage cable railway on Thorn Mountain's steep slopes at Jackson. The owner hopes to have his railway, which will tap many new slopes on Thorn and Middle Mountains, operating sometime this month.
Sunapee Mountain will boast a 3,000 foot chair lift by next winter if summer construction work goes well. The development will allow slat addicts to make a 1,000-foot ascent on the north side of the mountain near Mount Sunapee Station.