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New Hampshire

Where my family got the ski bug
Where my family got the ski bug

Bretton Woods

Pros: Great weather, snow when others have ice or rain, short lift lines

Cons: Not the most challenging slopes

Great groomers, relatively short season
Great groomers, relatively short season

Attitash

Pros: snowmaking coverage, lots of trails, grooming

Cons: slooooow summit triple, gets skied off, lots of novices

Authentic old-school skier's mountain
Authentic old-school skier's mountain

Wildcat

Pros: no lines, reasonable prices, amazing views, fun trails, trees, challenging terrain, fast lift

Cons: wind (lift holds, scoured surfaces), snowmaking capacity

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Cannon Mountain

Cannon Mountain

“ Cannon Mountain is scary.  I've skied every trail on it and I've been out west, but there is something terrifying about Cannon every time I go there.  The trails are pitched in strange directions, the lower runs are steeper, and some of them seem to literally drop into Echo Lake.  Franconia Notch acts like a windtunnel, blasting the air through and probably creating Cannon's reputation for...” --mdechristopher

100% Positive Reviews
Wildcat

Wildcat

“ Wildcat is everything that most Vermont resorts are not. It's closest cousin in New England is probably Cannon.   Wildcat probably gets the most snow of any resort in the area which generally makes up for its mediocre snowmaking. The ungroomed terrain is really where Wildcat shines. Terrain is challenging. Beginners won't want to try the blues.   There are some wide open...” --bliz1978

100% Positive Reviews
Tuckerman Ravine

Tuckerman Ravine

“Tuckerman's ravine is located on the eastern side of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. It is probably the most popular backcountry skiing spot in the country, and is easily the most extreme terrain you can find east of the Mississippi. Tuckerman's is a glacial cirque (read:bowl) about a thousand feet below the summit of Mt Washington, the windiest place on earth. The headwall is 50-60 degrees,...” --freeski919

100% Positive Reviews
Attitash

Attitash

“ Attitash is one of my favorites. It has some of the best rails out there. You CAN NOT beat a run down freshly groomed Illusion. No doubt best groomer in the east! Snow dancer is great too. Bear Peak is very modern and well laid out and when Stoney Brook Bypass is open traversing is not bad. You essentially get two separate mountains which connect. Each has their own personality.  ...” --SilverLakeRR

100% Positive Reviews
Loon Mountain

Loon Mountain

“ I have stayed right at Loon a couple times and have been very satisfied with the experience, it is a bit pricier than some other areas with comparable terrain, but I still enjoy the area a lot. The mountain has a nice variety in terrain and is laid out in a manner that you can avoid crowds if you figure it out. The North Peak is good for avoiding crowds and has the best terrain in my opinion....” --tylrwnzl

100% Positive Reviews
Black Mountain

Black Mountain

“ Black gets a lot of bad raps. It's small, theres no terrain park, not really any great groomers, no huge mogul runs, many beginner trails, old lifts, old lodge, little snowmaking. It may very possibly be the worst mountain for your modern skier.    Some History- NH used to have many many many many ski areas. Now theres only a dozen or so. As skiing emerged people skied on little...” --SilverLakeRR

100% Positive Reviews
Bretton Woods

Bretton Woods

“Bretton Woods is where my family began skiing together.  It is a great place to learn and  to practice things.  Others have mentioned the glades.  I'm not much for hurtling around in the trees but even I've been in the glades a little bit in BW.  We've been there quite a few times and have never had bad conditions or stood in lift lines for more than 5 or 6 minutes, and...” --Knucklehead

100% Positive Reviews
Pats Peak

Pats Peak

“ If you work and live in Boston, like I do, and you want to get some turns without having to drive 2+ hours then Pats Peak is your destination. You can make Pats Peak in a little over an hour on most days from Beantown and it has some steeps (albeit short in length) for you to fine tune your edge before you hit, say killington or head out west. I would forgo going to Wachusett or any other...” --pspray

100% Positive Reviews
Waterville Valley

Waterville Valley

“The mountain was just bought out by the Sununu family this fall. Hopefully improvements will be coming soon as Booth Creek pulled ALL of the money out of the mountain, destroying the massive crowds (can't really complain there) and the entire town. They bought 27 new snow guns, a new groomer, and are revamping the base lodge (food and bathrooms) for this year. From what I've been hearing they...” --SkiFlash

100% Positive Reviews
Crotched Mountain

Crotched Mountain

“Crotched is AMAZING.  Plain and simple.Yes its a small mountain but it has everything to offer.  First of midnight madness, skiing til 3AM on Fridays and Saturdays.  They make an event out of it, bands, bar, and bondfire.  Second an amazing park for the size of the mountain.  They have all the rails you need as well as small to large jumps.  And lastly its easy to access.  Oh and did I mention...” --IceCoaster

100% Positive Reviews