Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride Area, New Hampshire

Discover Crotched Mountain!

Discover Crotched Mountain Ski Area this winter for unforgettable moments! Crotched Mountain has earned an outstanding reputation for providing customers with a fun and exciting skiing atmosphere along with great snow conditions all season long. Crotched Mountain is also home to Midnight Madness, New England’s only late night skiing and riding session! From the beginning of the season to the end, six nights per week, Crotched Mountain is lit for nighttime skiing & riding! Our top-to-bottom CM Terrain Park has freestyle features for all abilities. Providing skiers and riders four Terrain Parks for the 2011-12 Season, Crotched Mountain will be the place to be for your freestyle excitement! Our lodge features a retail store where you can find the latest ski & snowboard equipment, brand new HEAD rental equipment and an open-style food court with a bar and pizzeria! Be sure to check out for up to date snow conditions, seasonal programs, upcoming events and special deals!

Peak Resorts purchased the ski resort in 2002 and has created a 3 to 5 year development plan for the mountain, converting it into a modern ski & ride area.
Crotched's mission is to provide skiers and snowboarders of all ages with a new choice of winter recreation in New England!

Prior to starting construction, all old buildings were torn down, the old snowmaking pipes were dug up, the lifts were removed and the grounds were totally reshaped. All materials were ecologically disposed of and removed from the site. A new location for the top terminal of the main quad chairlift was blasted and reshaped just below the summit for protection from wind and weather. The slopes were cleared, widened and graded for optimum skier and boarder pleasure.

The owners of Crotched Mountain Ski and Snowboard Resort place their primary focus on the snowmaking system. The completely new three and a half million dollar snowmaking system includes all new pipes looped throughout the property with one hundred and twenty five snowmaking outlets, ninety five SMI FAN snowmaking guns of which seventy five are permanently tower mounted. Twenty movable guns that can be hooked up to another fifty snowmaking outlets are located on the western part of the mountain and in tight access areas. The twenty million gallon snowmaking reservoir was dug this past winter and completed in early spring. The snowmaking installation is in place on the mountain ready to be fired up in late November. The system is capable to pump six thousand gallons of water per minute which translates into complete coverage of the entire mountain within seventy two hours of snowmaking.

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Mountain Statistics for Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride Area
Base Elevation: 1,050 ft (320 meters)
Summit Elevation: 2,066 ft (630 m)
Vertical Drop: 1,000 ft (305 m)
Skiable Area: 100 acres (40 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 78 in (198 cm)
Longest Run: 0 ft (0 m)
Snowmaking: 100 %
Number of Lifts: 5
Uphill Lift Capacity: 11,200 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Wonder Carpet (beginners)
1 Double Chair
1 Triple Chair
2 Quad Chairs
Number of Trails: 25
Trail Ratings for Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride Area
Easiest: Easiest 28%
More Difficult: More Difficult 40%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 32%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride Area
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes