NH ALPINE RESORTS FACT SHEET
SKI NH ALPINE RESORTS | 2016-17 WINTER FACT SHEET
All information is current as of November 8, 2016, and subject to change.
ABENAKI SKI AREA
Location: 390 Pine Hill Rd., Wolfeboro
Vertical drop: 200 ft.
Skiable terrain: 18 acres Snowmaking coverage: 50%
Number of trails and glades: 7 (14% novice, 43% intermediate, 43% expert) Number of lifts: 2
Night skiing and snowboarding: 7 trails/2 lifts
Lift tickets: All ages $17
ABOUT: With roots going back to 1936, Abenaki is the oldest community-run ski area in the country and one of the 10 oldest ski areas overall in the country.
WHAT'S NEW: New four-season lodge built in 2015; 30-kilometer cross-country skiing network with snowmaking capability.
DON'T MISS: Lift tickets under $20; an expanded terrain park with 4 jumps, 4 rails, 2 boxes, and other rotating features.
Vertical drop: 1,100 ft.
Skiable terrain: 143 acres Snowmaking coverage: 98%
Number of trails and glades: 45 (33% novice, 33% intermediate, 34% expert) Number of lifts: 5
Lift tickets: Weekdays - adults $40, juniors (age 6-12) $30, tween (age 13-17) $35, seniors (age 65+) $30. Weekends/Holidays - adults $55, juniors (age 6-12) $38, tween (age 13-17) $42, seniors (age 65+) $38.
ABOUT: Featuring sunny south-facing trails, view of Mount Washington, and 82 years of tradition.
WHAT'S NEW: With the addition of 52 new next-gen low-energy snow guns, a new snow groomer and tractor as well as the installation of a state-of-the-art snowmaking control system to increase efficiency, Black Mountain will enjoy great snow conditions this season. Also check out The Mid Station, a new mid-mountain cabin offering hot food and beverages on weekends and holidays.
DON'T MISS: If you buy after 2pm, ski that day and the next on the same ticket. Carroll County residents ski for just $15 Sunday afternoons.
Vertical drop: 1,500 ft.
Skiable terrain: 464 acres Snowmaking coverage: 92%
Number of trails: 62 (23% novice, 27% intermediate, 50% expert) Number of lifts: 10
Night skiing and snowboarding: 5 trails/2 lifts
Lift tickets: Weekdays - adults $78, teens (age 13-17) $58, juniors (age 5-12) $43, seniors (age 65+) $25. Weekends/Holidays - adults $89, teens (age 13-17) $68, juniors (age 5-12) $53, seniors (age 65+) $89
ABOUT: NH's largest ski area, ranked #1 in the East for Snow again this year by SKI magazine! Since 2013, Bretton Woods has held the top 2 positions in Snow & Grooming, ensuring a great day on the slopes for all.
WHAT'S NEW: Bretton Woods has continued improvement in snowmaking and grooming, plus new Fat Bike trails and rentals, and they’ve added the Waffle Cabin for tasty treats.
DON'T MISS: Great deals like 2-4-1 Wednesdays, $99 Zip & Ski Ticket, Powder & Pasta during night skiing and special offers all season.
Vertical drop: 2,180 ft.
Skiable terrain: 282 acres Snowmaking coverage: 97% on trails
Number of trails and glades: 95 (215% novice, 52% intermediate, 33% expert) Number of lifts: 11
Lift tickets: Any day – adults $75, teens (age 13-17) & college $62, juniors (age 6-12) $53, seniors (age 65+) $53
ABOUT: Big-mountain skiing at a small-mountain price. Features diverse terrain across two mountains and the highest ski area summit in NH at 4080', including the popular Tuckerbrook Family Area for beginners and families.
WHAT'S NEW: More snow is on the way this winter thanks to Cannon’s massive $5.1 million energy-efficiency initiative including the biggest upgrade Cannon’s snowmaking system has ever had. Over 400 new state-of-the-art tower guns and a new booster pumphouse allows them to make up to 50% more snow while using less energy. Plus, they’ve added a new T-Bar on Taft Training Slope.
DON'T MISS: New Hampshire’s highest beer tap at the 4080' Cafe on the summit, Saturday Family Fun Nights, Freeride Series in the Tossup Terrain Park and their 80’s Day & the Old School Duel events. Also coming to Cannon this spring is the NCAA Alpine Skiing Championships on March 8 & 10, when the top collegiate skiers from all over the country compete in the national championships.
CRANMORE MOUNTAIN RESORT
Vertical drop: 1,200 ft.
Skiable terrain: 170+ acres Snowmaking coverage: 98%
Number of trails and glades: 56 (28% novice, 44% intermediate, 28% expert) Number of lifts: 9
Lift tickets: Any day – adults $72, teens (age 13-18) $59, children (age 6-12) $45, seniors (age 65-79) $50.
ABOUT: Awarded “NH’s Best for Ski Lessons” by New Hampshire Magazine; ranked Top 5 in the East for family programs, off-hill activities, and après-ski by SKI magazine, including NH’s first mountain coaster and #1 tubing park.
WHAT'S NEW: Check out Cranmore’s Sip N Paint nights, and the Flannel Festival & Character Story Time. A new "green" snowcat will hit the Cranmore slopes this winter - PistenBully's "Green Machine," 600E+ is the world's first groomer with a diesel-electric drive. The 600E+ is environmentally friendly AND energy efficient. Cranmore has also teamed up with Tesla to add two electric charging stations to the base area.
DON'T MISS: Cranmore has ongoing family events throughout the season – join C-More the Penguin for weekly Cranapalooza celebrations, featuring a DJ, s’mores and games. Families can enjoy fireworks on select nights, live music on weekends and vacation periods, children’s entertainment, and more.
Location: 39 Grafton Turnpike, Lyme Center
Vertical drop: 968 ft.
Skiable terrain: 104 acres Snowmaking coverage: 70%
Number of trails and glades: 30 (23% novice, 50% intermediate, 275% expert) Number of lifts: 4
Lift tickets: Weekdays - adults $31, teens (age 13-18) $29, juniors (age 6-12) $26, seniors (age 65-79) $26. Weekends/Holidays - adults $48, teens (age 13-18) $38, juniors (age 6-12) $33, seniors (age 65-79) $33
ABOUT: Big-time skiing with a rich history and a small, family-friendly attitude. Home of the Dartmouth College ski teams, with skiing on two mountains, providing fun for all abilities.
WHAT'S NEW: New Rossignol snowboard rentals; expanded terrain park with new features; new 300-foot magic carpet; redesigned beginners' area; now the only U.S. retailer of Avalanche ski wear.
DON'T MISS: Dartmouth College Winter Carnival, Feb 10-11, 2017, continuing a tradition started in 1911 to celebrate the beauty of the winter season and the achievements of Dartmouth's winter sports teams.
Vertical drop: 525 ft.
Skiable terrain: 150 acres Snowmaking coverage: 75%
Number of trails and glades: 20 (35% novice, 30% intermediate, 35% expert) Number of lifts: 4
Night skiing and snowboarding: 10 trails/4 lifts
Lift tickets: Any day - adults $49, juniors (age 6-17) $42, seniors (age 65+) $42
ABOUT: Voted "Best of Monadnock," Granite Gorge offers a convient location five miles from downtown Keene and a host of lodging, restaurant, entertainment, and shopping venues.
WHAT'S NEW: Participation in award-winning Freedom Pass program, a reciprocal season pass between Granite Gorge, and 12 other ski areas. Buy a season pass at any participating mountain and for free, you can upgrade to the Freedom Pass which gets you 3 tickets to each! Get the Saturday Night Gold Pass for skiing and tubing fun for one low price every Saturday from 3-8pm.
DON'T MISS: NASTAR Thursday-night adult race league now 8 weeks, including finals. Plus, Winter Youth Program has classes for all ages and abilities.
GUNSTOCK MOUNTAIN RESORT
Vertical drop: 1,400 ft.
Skiable terrain: 227 acres Snowmaking coverage: 90%
Number of trails and glades: 55 (12% novice, 61% intermediate, 27% expert) Number of lifts: 8
Night skiing and snowboarding: 24 trails/6 lifts
Lift tickets: Weekdays - adults $74, teens (age 13-17) $62, children (age 6-12) $49, seniors (age 65+) $49. Weekends/Holidays - adults $86, teens (age 13-17) $74, children (age 6-12) $62, seniors (age 65+) $62.
ABOUT: Home of the first chairlift in New England, Gunstock is New Hampshire's closest major resort to Boston, and the only one that can offer sweeping views of Lake Winnipesaukee. With easy access from I-93 and I-95, Gunstock is perfect for quick day trips, or overnight excursions to slow down and enjoy the many fabulous dining and lodging options found around the Lakes Region.
WHAT'S NEW: The newly opened Mountain Coaster is the latest attraction at Gunstock’s winter and summer gravity playground. Open weekends and holidays during the winter, making hot laps on the coaster is a perfect way to complement your day on the slopes. Multi-day visitors to Gunstock will appreciate the new value-minded Flex Pass which saves you 50% off your primetime and night lift tickets all season long.
DON'T MISS: The variety of weekly, monthly and annual events for kids of all ages. Starting with the Black Friday Rail Jam, the fun continues during "Gunstock Rocks New Year’s Eve” (the best party & fireworks on snow) and everything wraps up our BYODC (bring your own dry clothes) Pond Skim event on Closing Day. Check out www.gunstock.com/events for a complete list of events, tours and competitions.
KING PINE AT PURITY SPRING RESORT
Vertical drop: 350 ft.
Skiable terrain: 48 acres Snowmaking coverage: 100%
Number of trails and glades: 17 (44% novice, 31% intermediate, 25% expert) Number of lifts: 6
Night skiing and snowboarding: 10 trails/2 lifts
Lift tickets: Weekdays - adults $40, juniors (age 6-12) $38, seniors (age 65-69) $38. Weekends/Holidays - adults $55, juniors (age 6-12) $38, seniors (age 65-69) $38.
ABOUT: Impeccable grooming, slopeside lodging, and reliable snow make King Pine the ideal place to ski or ride. Additional adventure can be found at the Twisted Pine terrain park, or try night skiing and snowtubing, or check out the indoor pool and hot tub. An alpine ticket also includes cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating while the ticket is valid.
WHAT'S NEW: Renovated the "Milt's Place" base lodge situated at the base of the Black Bear triple and continued improving its efficient, modern snowmaking system during the off-season so that the ski area can be 100% open early in the season and throughout to accommodate its many ski school and race programs, night skiing and guests staying slopeside at Purity Spring Resort.
DON'T MISS: $10 Tuesday Night Skiing and Snowboarding! Ski and ride for only $10 with Tuesday night lift tickets, plus King Pine offers $10 rentals, $10 terrain park lessons AND $10 Burger and Beer* at the Trail's End Tavern with valid lift ticket. Offer valid on non-holiday Tuesdays and applies to 4-9 p.m. lift tickets.
LOON MOUNTAIN RESORT
Vertical drop: 2,100 ft.
Skiable terrain: 370 acres Snowmaking coverage: 99%
Number of trails and glades: 61 (20% novice, 60% intermediate, 20% expert) Number of lifts: 12
Lift tickets: Any day – adults $95, teens (age 13-18) $83, juniors (age 6-12) $72, seniors (age 65-79) $73. All Lift tickets can be purchased online or at the resort. For greatest savings, purchase lift tickets online prior to your visit.
ABOUT: New England's most accessible big-mountain skiing and riding features 2,100-foot vertical drop and 61 trails across three peaks. Features exceptional terrain variety for the entire family.
WHAT'S NEW: Loon invested more than $3 million in recent years to boost efficiency and firepower of New Hampshire's most powerful snowmaking system. Loon is also part of the ground-breaking M.A.X Pass, which this season will be honored at 39 resorts across North America – that means 195 days of skiing for pass holders! (Visit themaxpass.com).
DON'T MISS: Award-winning terrain parks for tots to pros; save up to 30% on lift tickets by buying e-tickets online or at the resort with a "Frequent Skier Card."
McINTYRE SKI AREA
Vertical drop: 200 ft.
Skiable terrain: 37 acres Snowmaking coverage: 100%
Number of trails and glades: 10 (75% novice, 20% intermediate, 5% expert) Number of lifts: 5
Night skiing and snowboarding: 9 trails/5 lifts
Lift tickets: Weekdays - adults $32, juniors (age 4-17) $31. Weekends/Holidays - adults $38, juniors (age 4-17) $36
ABOUT: Thousands of skiers have learned the sport in the state’s largest city. The mountain’s best feature is the ski-school program. Children ages 3+, all the way up to adults, can learn to ski and ride at McIntyre. Private lessons and weekday/weekend programs available.
WHAT'S NEW: One Great Rate program: Pay just $34 per person for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing on Saturday afternoons. Rentals, lift ticket, and learning tips included.
DON'T MISS: Adult/Corporate Race League Tuesday evening beginning January 3rd for ages 21+. Get a team of friends or coworkers together and race under the lights! Host your birthday party, corporate outing or wedding at McIntyre Ski Area.
MOUNT SUNAPEE RESORT
Vertical drop: 1,510 ft.
Skiable terrain: 233 acres Snowmaking coverage: 97%
Number of trails and glades: 66 (29% novice, 48% intermediate, 23% expert) Number of lifts: 10
Lift tickets: Weekdays - adults $74, young adults (age 13-18) $59, juniors (age 6-12) $50, seniors (age 65-69) $59, seniors (age 70+) $50. Weekends/Holidays - adults $84, young adults (age 13-18) $67, juniors (age 6-12) $57, seniors (age 65-69) $67, seniors (age 70+) $57.
ABOUT: Get the best of both worlds at Mount Sunapee: big-mountain skiing and riding that’s close to home. Plus, Mount Sunapee has the most reliable snow and grooming in the East. Enjoy over 1,500 vertical feet, 66 trails, and 10 lifts, including two high-speed quads to the summit. All this, only 90 minutes from Boston.
WHAT'S NEW: The food court area in the Spruce Lodge has been enlarged and redesigned with new fixtures to be more efficient. The new layout will enable guests to see more of their food being prepared and allow our culinary staff to provide more made-to-order items. Another 33 energy-efficient snow guns have been added to the snowmaking system.
DON'T MISS: Mount Sunapee's "4 Gets You 50” midweek deal. Purchase your tickets four days in advance at Mount Sunapee's online store for any day midweek, non-holiday, and ski/ride for 50% off.
Vertical drop: 770 ft.
Skiable terrain: 115 acres Snowmaking coverage: 100%
Number of trails and glades: 28 (50% novice, 23% intermediate, 27% expert) Number of lifts: 11
Night skiing and snowboarding: 26 trails/11 lifts
Lift tickets: Weekdays - adults $55, juniors (age 6-17) $49, seniors (age 65+) $49. Weekends/Holidays - adults $68, juniors (age 6-17) $58, seniors (age 65+) $58.
ABOUT: Offering a variety of terrain for all abilities, plus terrain parks, a snowtubing park, and 100% snowmaking coverage. Longest top-to-bottom beginner run in New Hampshire, open for day and night skiing. It’s one of the state’s most accessible learn-to-ski and snowboard mountains, with three separate beginner areas.
WHAT'S NEW: This year’s exciting improvements include additional energy-efficient snowmaking fan guns; a new snowmaking power line; additional rental skis; rental shop self-check-in system; upgraded wireless access; new website; and additional seasonal lockers.
DON'T MISS: Pay-One-Price (POP) Saturday Nights: One low price gives you access to lifts, rentals, lesson tips, tubing, entertainment, and more, 3-10pm.
RAGGED MOUNTAIN RESORT
Vertical drop: 1,250 ft.
Skiable terrain: 244 acres Snowmaking coverage: 85%
Number of trails: 56 (27% novice, 29% intermediate, 44% expert) Number of lifts: 7
Lift tickets: Weekdays - adults $69, teens (age 13-18) $55, juniors (age 6-12) $45, seniors (age 65+) $45, seniors (age 80+) free. Weekends/Holidays - adults $79, teens (age 13-18) $65, juniors (age 6-12) $55, seniors (age 65+) $55, seniors (age 80+) free.
ABOUT: New Hampshire's only high-speed six-person chairlift is complemented by a new high-speed quad lift. Each accesses its own mountain peak for a total of 250 acres. From renowned glade skiing to perfectly pitched groomers, the slopes here are second to none in New England.
WHAT'S NEW: MISSION: AFFORDABLE program contains two main components: full season passes (useable every day the mountain is open during the ‘16/17 season) are currently only $449, and the Bebe Wood’s Free Learn to Ski & Ride program, presented by Rossignol, is designed to help people learn to ski or snowboard over the course of three lessons at no cost to them.
DON'T MISS: Flying Yankee when it's freshly groomed, the glades on a powder day, a delightful lunch in Birches Restaurant, or the chance to spend a weekend at the New Hampshire Mountain Inn.
WATERVILLE VALLEY RESORT
Vertical drop: 2,020 ft.
Skiable terrain: 265 acres Snowmaking coverage: 100%
Number of trails and glades: 60 (14% novice, 64% intermediate, 22% expert) Number of lifts: 11
Lift tickets: Any day- adults $77, teens (age 13-18) $67, children (age 6-12) $57, seniors (age 65+) $57, seniors (age 80+) free.
ABOUT: Experience the thrill of a 4,000-foot mountain with the convenience of a pedestrian ski village. Start your day with fresh corduroy on Tippecanoe and finish your evening with fireworks in Town Square. The village is set within a 500-acre self-contained valley and features shopping, dining, and après-ski, all just footsteps away from the resort’s lodging options.
WHAT'S NEW: Green Peak Expansion- The first in over 30 years and the only one in New England, the Green Peak Expansion project adds 45 acres of trails. The expansion will add a chairlift to reach the summit of Green Peak. The overall layout will offer more gradual levels of terrain challenges for novice and beginner skiers and riders.
DON'T MISS: The RevTour - Waterville Valley Terrain Park will accommodate The RevTour Slopestyle event in the beginning of January. The RevTour is a progressive venue for today’s top junior riders (13-19 years old). Top winners may earn an invite to be part of the U.S. Grand Prix, Junior Worlds, USASA Nationals, and participate in Project Gold camps.
Waterville Valley Resort Celebrates 50th Anniversary! In the coming winter season Waterville Valley Resort will mark its 50th Anniversary with special events.
Vertical drop: 700 ft.
Skiable terrain: 85 acres
Number of trails: 30 (23% novice, 40% intermediate, 37% expert) Number of lifts: 3
Lift tickets: Weekdays - adults $25, teens (age 13-18) $25 juniors (age 6-12) $25, seniors (age 65+) $25. Weekends/Holidays - adults $45, teens (age 13-18) $35, juniors (age 6-12) $35.
ABOUT: Skiing and riding for the whole family, day and night! Don’t let the view from the highway fool you—Whaleback boasts 30 trails, with a 700-foot vertical. From beginner runs to wonderful glades and steeps, there’s something for everyone in the family. And let’s not forget about the night skiing—Whaleback is the only night-skiing option in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee area. Whaleback’s super-accessibility right off the highway guarantees you maximum trail time.
WHAT'S NEW: The learning area has been re-graded and expanded with a new trail. The Magic Carpet has been moved to a gentler grade, and the tow lifts will now include handle/platter disks
to make riding easier. Also a new T-bar will service lower mountain terrain of all ability levels that is completely lit for night skiing and has a dedicated snowmaking loop
DON'T MISS: Numerous season-pass options; special passes for military, college students, and honor-roll students.