Getting out in front of the issue....
December 15th is the EARLIEST we can open our trails (gates). The other factor aside from just the date, is snow amounts. The state has the ultimate say in whether we can open them or not as the State of NH Bureau of Trails has jurisdiction over the “Rails to Trails” and Annett State Forest portions of our trail system. That's a large portion of our system too. Their ruling is the gates will remain closed until there is a minimum 8 inches of maintainable snow base. Once we hit that magic number we will have the gates open and get our groomers running.
I know that it is hard seeing the trails with 6 inches of snow on them and the gates closed, but the clubs have rules they have to follow as well.
Thanks for your understating,