October 13, 2017

2017-18 Winter Press Kit: Alpine Ski Area Member Fact Sheet

Information on Ski New Hampshire's 16 alpine members for 2017-18.

Abenaki Ski Area

Location: 390 Pine Hill Rd., Wolfeboro
Phone: 603-569-2513
Web: www.wolfeboronh.us/abenaki-ski-area
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

About Abenaki Ski Area: 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.

Black Mountain

Location: 373 Black Mountain Road, Jackson
Phone: 603-383-4490
Web: www.blackmt.com
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

About Black Mountain: Featuring sunny south-facing trails, view of Mount Washington, and 82 years of tradition.

Bretton Woods

Location: 99 Ski Area Rd., Bretton Woods
Phone: 603-278-3320
Web: www.brettonwoods.com
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

About Bretton Woods: 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.

Cannon Mountain

Location: Franconia Notch Parkway, Franconia Notch
Phone: 603-823-8800 Snowphone: 603-823-7771
Web: www.cannonmt.com
Vertical drop: 2,180 ft.
Skiable terrain: 282 acres
Snowmaking coverage: 97%
Number of trails and glades: 95 (215% novice, 52% intermediate, 33% expert)
Number of lifts: 11

About Cannon Mountain: 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.

Cranmore Mountain Resort

Location: 1 Skimobile Road, North Conway
Phone: 800-SUN-N-SKI
Web: www.cranmore.com
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

About Cranmore Mountain Resort: 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.

Dartmouth Skiway

Location: 39 Grafton Turnpike, Lyme Center
Phone: 603-795-2143
Web: www.skiway.dartmouth.edu
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

About Dartmouth Skiway: 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.

Granite Gorge

Location: 341 Rte. 9, Keene
Phone: 603-358-5000
Web: www.granitegorge.com
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

About Granite Gorge: Voted Best of Monadnock, Granite Gorge offers a convenient location five miles from downtown Keene and a host of lodging, restaurant, entertainment, and shopping venues.

Gunstock Mountain Resort

Location: 719 Cherry Valley Rd., Gilford
Phone: 603-293-4341
Web: www.gunstock.com
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

About Gunstock Mountain Resort: 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.

King Pine at Purity Spring Resort

Location: 1251 Eaton Rd., Rte. 153, East Madison
Ski area phone: 603-367-8896
Web: www.kingpine.com
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

About King Pine at Purity Spring Resort: 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.

Loon Mountain Resort

Location: 60 Loon Mountain Rd., Lincoln
Phone: 603-745-8111
Web: www.loonmtn.com
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

About Loon Mountain Resort: 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.

McIntyre Ski Area

Location: 50 Chalet Way, Manchester
Phone: 603-622-6159
Web: www.mcintyreskiarea.com
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

About McIntyre Ski Area: 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.

Mount Sunapee Resort

Location: 1398 Rte. 103, Newbury
Phone: 603-763-3500
Web: www.mountsunapee.com
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

About Mount Sunapee Resort: 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.

Pats Peak Ski Area

Location: 686 Flanders Rd., Henniker
Phone: 603-428-3245
Web: www.patspeak.com
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

About Pats Peak Ski Area: Offering a variety of terrain for all abilities, plus terrain parks, a snow tubing 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.

Ragged Mountain Resort

Location: 620 Ragged Mountain Rd., Danbury
Phone: 603-768-3600
Web: www.raggedmountainresort.com
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

About Ragged Mountain Resort: 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.

Waterville Valley Resort

Location: 1 Ski Area Rd, Waterville Valley
Phone: 800-468-2553 800-GO-VALLEY
Web: www.waterville.com
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

About Waterville Valley Resort: 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.

Whaleback Mountain

Location: 160 Whaleback Mountain Rd., Enfield
Phone: 603-448-5500
Web: www.whaleback.com
Vertical drop: 700 ft.
Skiable terrain: 85 acres
Number of trails: 30 (23% novice, 40% intermediate, 37% expert)
Number of lifts: 3

About Whaleback Mountain: 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.

For more information on Ski New Hampshire’s 16 alpine ski area members, visit SkiNH.com or reach out to the contacts listed on the resort media information page at the end of the press kit. For high-resolution imagery, please visit our Media Gallery.

Ski New Hampshire is the statewide association representing 34 alpine and cross-country resorts in New Hampshire. For information on ski areas, conditions, vacation planning and updated winter events at Ski New Hampshire resorts, visit SkiNH.com. For statewide travel information, go to VisitNH.gov.


Karolyn Castaldo
Communications & Marketing Manager, Ski NH
603.745.9396x205 | Karolyn@SkiNH.com