Last week, I took a week off from work to do some deer hunting. The open hardwoods that I hunt are literally knee-deep with natural snow making walking extremely difficult and I had wished I had my snowshoes.  And as I write this, we are currently enjoying our fifth snowfall and it is only November 20th!

The good side to all of this snow are the early openings for most of our winter activities. Sunday River, Wildcat, Attitash, and Bretton Woods are open for skiing & snowboarding. They all have enjoyable midwinter conditions with terrain for all abilities. Additional terrain is opening daily thanks to cold temps and round-the-clock snowmaking.

In addition, Great Glen Trails has 100% of their 45 km of nordic & snowshoe trails open and groomed. The early snow has caught them off guard and they have yet to provide the Royalty Inn with the free passes for our guests. So they have asked us to tell people that they can show their Royalty Inn room key for free tickets! Winter hiking is always available this time of year but in addition to having crampons you will definitely need a pair of snowshoes.

The snow also adds a festive spirit to Santa’s Village in nearby Jefferson. There is something magical when you mix an abundance of Christmas lights with snow on the ground and in the trees. We still have five more weekends of Santa’s Village packages to enjoy. Bring the whole family and enjoy the spirit of the season with one of our Christmastime packages.

Remember, The Royalty Inn has the best apres ski facilities in town which include sauna, Jacuzzi and 75 foot heated indoor pool. Nothing beats a relaxing soak after being outdoors all day.

Whatever your outdoor winter passion is, the early and abundant snow is here – perfect timing for the long Thanksgiving weekend. Come on up to play in our snow. Welcome to the Royalty inn!

Conrad Klefos, General Manager
Royalty Inn


With a friendly smile and warm welcome, convenient in-room amenities, and budget-friendly rates, Royalty Inn will be your go-to destination when visiting the majestic White Mountains and the Great North Woods. Magical adventures surround us!