You’re probably thinking, ‘why on earth would I ski the East?’ Well, East Coast ski resorts actually stack up pretty well against their compadres in the West! It’s true the snow is wetter and there’s more ice but less-than-perfect conditions have kept the soul of skiing strong in the East.
- 2,112 ft of uninterrupted vertical and a fast lift to lap it
- The best mountain views in the East
- Stay in the classic New England ski village of North Conway
- Ski area feels limited when ungroomed terrain is closed
- Chairlift to the summit is frequently closed when the wind picks up
- Basic base lodge in desperate need of updating
KNOWN FOR: The 3 mi Polecat trail, it’s the longest novice ski run in New Hampshire!
First impressions are deceiving at Wildcat, so don’t let the dated base lodge and lack of facilities put you off! Just slide aboard the Wildcat Express Quad to be whisked up the mountain in no time, and you really won’t care about what’s available down below. From base to summit on one lift, it’s possibly the fastest in all New Hampshire. Once you reach the 4,062 ft peak of Wildcat Mountain, the greatest view of Mount Washington will stun you before the skiing even begins!