Loon's base facilities are its strength. Slopeside lodging is plentiful, and not only is lift capacity more than adequate, a limited ticket sales policy keeps lines short. Here, too, intermediate cruising is the area's strength, but the North Peak keeps experts happy. Another Loon strength: ...
The northernmost of the Mount Washington Valley resorts, Wildcat faces the peak and harbors and has an old-fashioned reputation for narrow trails, spectacular scenery, and plentiful snow. The mountain's general pitch is rather steep, and it attracts aficionados. Its high-speed quad chairlift may influence that old-fashioned reputation, but it will only enhance the skiing experience....
With a stirring view of Mount Washington (at 6,288 feet, it's the tallest peak in the Northeast) and located within a stone's throw of North Conway, Attitash Bear Peak is worth the trip. Attitash Mountain has 1,750 vertical feet, while Bear Peak boasts 1,450 feet of vertical rise and is swaddled ...
Waterville Valley, NH
Waterville has developed a variety of packages that create one of the East's better values. Despite hosting numerous World Cup races, the mountain, with its many wide trails, caters best to intermediates. The four terrain parks are for beginner through advanced boarders. And the base ...
Jackson, Carroll, NH
Just a short trip outside Jackson, Black Mountain Resortnestled in the Mount Washington Valleyhas been revived by new family ownership dedicated to eliminating the most infuriating aspect of skiing: high cost. In business for more than 60 years, Black Mountain is a laid-back, modest ...
Bretton Woods, NH
Now officially affiliated with the historic Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods specializes in keeping families happy. After recent expansions, it has become the largest ski area in New Hampshire with more than 460 acres of skiable terrain. Included in the expansions are ten lifts, snowmaking ...
Canon is state-owned and retains a noncommercial feel. It also presents some serious steeps and deep challengesboth groomed and ungroomedespecially the five signature trails seen from the highway approach. Intermediate skiers and riders are not left out, however. If you like getting ...
North Conway, NH
Visiting this resort is to journey to the historical legacy of the New England alpine scene. Set just outside of downtown North Conway, Cranmore has been operating for more than 60 years, but don't let that cast the impression that the resort is in any way antiquated. The resort's original ski ...
Sunapee is the state's largest mountain, and the skiing can be moderately challenging. A $475,000 capital program brought changes in the 2011-12 season such as a new glade trail, expanded snowmaking coverage, and the addition of a Burton Learn to Ride Center.
The resort boasts 66 trails, 11 lifts, and 230 acres of terrain....