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Cranmore Enhances Snowmaking for 2017-2018 Season
Becca Deschenes
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Cranmore Enhances Snowmaking for 2017-2018 Season

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Cranmore Mountain Resort is ready to fire up the snow guns for the winter season, with new energy-efficient initiatives in snowmaking that mean more snow, more quickly.

The resort will add 86 new high-efficiency snow guns to the mountain inventory, which were developed by Cranmore owners, Brian and Tyler Fairbank. The guns are called the LPX-Y Gen 3, or “Sledgehammers.”

These snow guns will use 90 percent of water pumping capacity – a typical snow gun would utilize about 50 percent or less. This technology uses 50 percent less air, which means less electricity is used, and overall, two times the amount of snow is made.

This past summer, crews upgraded Cranmore’s on-mountain piping system, to improve water capacity, which will also allow for more snowmaking, faster and earlier in the season.

“We strive to improve snowmaking at Cranmore each year,” said Cranmore President and General Manager, Ben Wilcox. “These investments continue to let us lead the region in snowmaking and grooming quality.”

Snowmaking at Cranmore will begin in early November, weather permitting, with a projected opening day for the winter season on Friday, November 24th. Visit for details.


Cranmore Mountain, located in the heart of North Conway Village in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and only 2.5 hours from the Boston area, has been entertaining families with fun and festive activities for 80 years.  With over $10 million dollars in improvements since 2009, Cranmore has begun the next chapter of their $50 million base area redevelopment plan, Kearsarge Brook Condominiums at Cranmore.  For more information on Cranmore Mountain, Kearsarge Brook Condominiums, resort savings and special events, visit or call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.

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