Wildcat Mountain

Wildcat Mountain

View of Wildcat Mountain Ski Area in New Hampshire (Credit: FashionStock.com/Shutterstock)

Why you should visit Wildcat Mountain Ski Area

Located in the White Mountain National Forest, Wildcat Mountain boasts the longest beginner trail in New Hampshire.

But that’s not to say this is a beginners-only resort. Wildcat Mountain caters to intermediates and experts with plenty of moguls and tree skiing and a more than 2,100 feet of vertical drop on its 225 skiable acres. The ski area’s Lynx intermediate trail is often referred to as the most scenic trail in the region.

A lift ticket at Wildcat Mountain is also good for its sister resort Attitash Mountain Resort , just 20 minutes down the road. There is a ski and snowboard school with private and group lessons, as well as an adaptive ski program.  Wildcat Mountain is an Epic Pass resort.

There are two slope-side dining options – either the Wildcat Cafeteria or full-service dining in the Wildcat Pub. The resort does not have ski-in/ski-out lodging, though there are accommodation options in the surrounding area and at the base of Attitash Ski Resort, for guests combining their ski experience.

The resort generally opens in early November and can stay open until early May, depending on weather conditions. Snow in New Hampshire is often deepest in late February, into March, though some report excellent powder conditions in early December

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Ski Resort Details
542 New Hampshire 16
Pinkham Notch, NH 03581
Ski Resort Details
542 New Hampshire 16
Pinkham Notch, NH 03581
  • Summit Elevation4,062 ft
  • Base Elevation1,950 ft
  • Vertical Drop2,112 ft
  • Skiable Area225 ac
  • Average Snowfall200 in
Trail Information
  • Number of trails48
  • Easy20%
  • Intermediate47%
  • Expert33%
  • Longest Run2.75 miles
  • Snowmaking90 %
Lift Details
  • Number of Lifts5
  • High Speed Quads1
  • Triples3
  • Surface Lifts/other1

Where to stay

While Wildcat Mountain does not have any ski-in/ski-out lodging, there are plenty of hotel options in the area, some offering ski and stay packages. Ten minutes from the mountain, The Glen House has 68 guest rooms, an on-site restaurant and tavern, and a heated indoor saltwater pool. At the base of Bear Peak at Attitash Ski Resort is the Grand Summit Hotel at Attitash , a convenient option for those taking advantage of both Wildcat Mountain and Attitash Resort during a skiing vacation. The Grand Summit Hotel has the on-site Black Diamond Grille, as well as a fitness center, heated outdoor pool and hot tubs.

How to get there

The closest airport to Wildcat Mountain is Mt. Washington Regional Airport, about 45 minutes from the ski area, however Portland International Jetport in Portland, Maine – about an hour and 45 minutes away – has daily flights from around the U.S. Boston Logan International Airport is also another option, though it’s a three-hour drive from there to Wildcat Mountain.

By car, Wildcat Mountain is just under three hours from Burlington, Vermont; just under four hours from Montreal, Canada, and about six hours from New York City,

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