Wildcat Mountain Ski Area
Jackson, New Hampshire
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A four-season family resort located in the heart of the White Mountains, over-looking the Presidential Range. 60+ acres, breathtaking views of the mountains. Bretton Woods, Cannon, Wildcat, Attitash, Loon, Black Mountain, Cranmore ski areas nearby. Family restaurant and lounge. Indoor heated pool, game room, outdoor playground, video game hook-ups. Santa’s Village, Six Gun City, Story Land, Whale’s Tale Water park a short drive away.
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Wildcat Mountain Ski Area
Pinham Notch, NH
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Wildcat Mountain in Jackson, NH features the Wildcat Express Quad and 3 triples. A full-service repair and tuning shop is located in the rental area. Alpine, telemark, & snowboard rentals are available. Wildcat Mountain also offers children’s programs and a nursery. A pub and restaurant are also available. The resort boasts 90% snowmaking coverage. The Summit Elevation is 4,062 feet. The Polecat ski trail is claimed to be the longest summit-to-base trail in New Hampshire at 2.75 miles in length.
Another local NH ski area is to consider is Attitash. Attitash is one of the most popular Ski Resorts in the US. This NH White Mountain ski area offers an excellent vacation value. Visit New England Living Magazine – Skiing for more New England Ski Area reviews and Ski season travel tips. The amount of natural snowfall at Attitash is always among the top of NH ski areas. The resort is easy to find on US Route 302 in Bartlett, NH.
Getting There: From the south, take I-95 north to Spaulding Turnpike in Portsmouth, NH, then Route 16 north to Wildcat. 10 Minutes North Of The Village Of Jackson On Rt. 16, Between The Appalachian Mountain Club And The USDA Forest Service Androscoggin Ranger District.
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History of Wildcat Ski Area
The original Wildcat Trail was a class-A ski race trail surveyed by Charley Proctor and cut by the CCC – the year was 1933. The trail was 60 feet wide, 1.5 miles long, and 2,000 vertical feet drop.
In 1955 Mack Beal, Brooks Dodge, George Macomber, and Malcolm McLane started the development of a lift-served ski area – the first of its type in the White Mountain National Forest and the first ever to be constructed on National Forest land on the East Coast.
The Wildcat Gondola opened on January 25, 1958, making Wildcat Ski Area one of the largest commercial ski areas in the Northeast.
In 1961 Route 16 was rebuilt and relocated across the Peabody River which allowed for a much larger base area for Wildcat.
While major snowfall is not uncommon, the February 1969 winter storm dumped yards of snow – resulting in ten to 15-foot drifts and clogging the summer terminal of the gondola. Bulldozers were required to clear the lift lines.
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