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New Hampshire Ski History - What's New!
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire
Balsams Wilderness, New Hampshire
Updated on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Added more history, vintage photos, and updates on the proposed expansion projects.
Article: New Balsams Bill Signed into Law
NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com News on Thursday, May 16, 2019
Les Otten is now targeting a 2020 opening date.
Thorn Mountain, New Hampshire
Added on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Added the history of this long-lost Jackson ski area!
Gateway Hills, New Hampshire
Updated on Thursday, May 9, 2019
Added more photos and history!
Article: Bretton Woods Gondola Construction Progressing
NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com News on Saturday, May 4, 2019
Construction of the new lift started last year.
Alpine CCC Ski Trails
Many of New Hampshire's most legendary ski trails were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Timelines
New Hampshire ski area expansions - past, present, future.
Lifts
A year by year breakdown of ski lift installations, relocations, and removals.
Maps
Hundreds of trail maps, past and present.
Then and Now
Side by side comparison photos of how New Hampshire's ski areas have changed over the years.
Ticket Prices
Weekend day lift ticket prices by year by ski area.


Active Ski Areas
Area
Town, Years, Vertical
Active Ski Areas with Surface Lifts Only
Area
Town, Years, Vertical
Abenaki
Wolfeboro
1940 • 200'
Arrowhead
Claremont
1962 • 120'
Clancy
Canaan
1940s • 60'
Mt. Eustis
Littleton
1939 • 230'
Gateway Hills
Nashua
2017 • 40'
Kanc Recreation Area
Lincoln
1946 • 221'
Proctor
Andover
1960s • 436'
Mt. Prospect
Lancaster
1940s • 250'
Red Hill Outing Club
Moultonborough
1956 • 181'
Rowell Hill
Sutton
2007 • 300'
Storrs Hill
Lebanon
1930s • 300'
Veterans Memorial
Franklin
1960 • 230'
Wight
Dublin
2011 • 100'


Lost/Non-Operational Ski Areas
Area
Town, Years, Vertical
Alpine Ridge
Gilford
1965-1980s • 400'
Balsams Wilderness
Dixville Notch
1966-2011 • 1,000'
Birchwood
Londonderry
1965-1985 • 250'
Brickyard Mountain
Weirs Beach
1960s-1980s • 392'
Brookline (Big Bear)
Brookline
1935-1984 • 600'
Cog Railway
Thompson & Meserves Purchase
2004-2006 • 1,100'
Copple Crown
Wolfeboro
1965-1970s • 500'
Crotched (East)
Francestown
1964-1990 • 1,000'
Highlands
Northfield
1968-1995 • 700'
King Ridge
New London
1961-1995 • 775'
Monteau
Haverhill
1973-1990 • 650'
Moose Mountain
Brookfield
1961-1980s • 1,000'
Snow Hill at Eastman
Grantham
1973-1999 • 250'
Snow's Mountain
Waterville Valley
1941-2017 • 600'
Temple Mountain
Temple
1937-2001 • 600'
Thorn Mountain
Jackson
1948-1957 • 1,100'
Tyrol
Jackson
1965-1981 • 1,000'
Whittier
Ossipee
1946-1985 • 1,300'
Cancelled Ski Areas
Area
Town, Decade, Vertical
Mt. Agassiz
Bethlehem
1960s
Bald Hill
Conway
1950s
Bear Mountain
Bartlett
1960s
Bear Peak
Bartlett
1960s • 1,400'
Mt. Blue
Benton
1930s • 2,470'
Mt. Bond
Lincoln
1960s
Borderline
Evans Notch
1930s
Gap Mountain
Troy
1960s
Hale Mountain
Barrington
1950s
Mt. Jefferson
Thompson and Meserve's Purchase
1960s
Kilkenny
Kilkenny
1960s • 2,200'
North Twin Mountain
Twin Mountain
1960s
Mt. Pierce
Bean's Grant
1960s
Sawyer River Skiway
Livermore
1960s
Sunapee Mountain
Newbury
1940s
Mt. Tom
Bethlehem
1970s
Mt. Uncanoonuc
Goffstown
1960s • 500'
Unknown
Hudson
Waternomee Glen
Benton
1970s
Mt. Willard
Hart's Location
1970s
Willard Basin
Kilkenny
1960s • 2,200'
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