Skiing – Wildcat

White Mountain Ski Areas

Jackson, New Hampshire

Wildcat Mountain New Hampshire skiingSki Wildcat – the drive is worth the thrill on this north New Hampshire hill. Wildcat celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018.

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Wildcat Mountain Ski Area

Wildcat Inn & Tavern, Jackson Village New Hampshire Inn Lodging
Wildcat Inn & Tavern, Rte 16A, Jackson Village NH 03846 | 603-383-4245
Through the Jackson covered bridge is a place that just might be perfect... a place where candle light dances and the love and laughter of a hundred years of happy travelers is as rich as the wide pine floors. We invite you to take a step back in time. Come prepared to laugh, love, and smile so hard you might just cry. After all, as brilliant stars twinkle in the clear night sky... you just might find that the Wildcat is almost perfect. Lunch, Dinner, Entertainment in the Tavern.
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Ellis River House B&B Inn, Jackson B&B Inns, Jackson New Hampshire
Inn at Ellis River House B&B Inn, 17 Harriman Road, Jackson, NH 03846 | 603-383-9339
Enchanting Country Inn offering "Romance & Rejuvenation" on the river in the heart of the White Mountains. 20 rooms and cottage are beautifully appointed with period and modern amenities. Many have Jacuzzis for two and/or balconies, most have fireplaces. Gourmet country breakfast and afternoon refreshments included. Enjoy the cozy game room/pub, hot tub, sauna, and outdoor heated pool. Relax, re-discover lifes simple pleasures, hike, fish, golf nearby, cross country or downhill ski, outlet shop and more. Let the Inn at Ellis River rejuvenate your spirits!
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New Hampshire skiWildcat Mountain Ski Area
Route 16
Pinkham Notch, NH

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 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.

Wildcat Mountain

Skiing Facts

Vertical Drop: 2,112 feet
Snowmaking: 90%
Acreage: 225
Trails: 48
25% Novice
45% Intermediate
30% Expert
Nordic Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Adaptive Program: No
Ski School: Yes

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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SHOP SKI & SNOWBOARD SALE

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ALPINE SKIS WINTER OUTERWEAR

  • NEAT AND TAILORED DESIGN: Lightweight insulated for you to wear in many ways with unrestricted movement; Water and wind-resistant.
  • KEEP YOUR BODY AND HANDS WARM: Four carbon fiber heating elements generating heat across the collar, mid-back, as well as underneath two pockets for core-body warmth. 3 available heating settings can be adjusted with just a simple press of the button.
  • QUICK AND LONG-LASTING WARMTH: Fast heating in seconds with 7.4V cUL/UL certified battery; Up to 10 working hours on a single charge; USB port for charging smartphones.
  • FOR ALL OCCASIONS: Perfect for the daily commute, walking your dog in the brisk fall air, tailgating for your favorite football team, wearing underneath your winter jacket or even in a way-too-cold office.
  • EASY CARE: Machine washable; The heating elements and vest construction are designed to endure 50+ machine wash cycles.
  • OMNI-HEAT: Our patented Heat Reflective lining provides the ultimate hand warmth management for outdoor performance. This interior lining consists of our metallic dot pattern designed to retain heat, while the breathable fabric dissipates hand moisture.
  • 100% SYNTHETIC DOWN INSULATION: The down-style baffling is flexible at all the right points, providing additional air-loft, versatile fit, and maximum warmth and enjoyment.
  • CLASSIC FIT: This women's water resistant jacket features a long-line classic fit for comfortable warmth and protection during days outdoors.
  • HANDY FEATURES: Long form featuring a plush fleece lined hood and collar, a two-way center-front zipper for total adjustability, an interior security pocket, zippered hand pockets, and comfort cuffs with thumb holes to keep hands warm on any chilly day.
  • BUILT TO LAST: Columbia’s attention to detail is what sets our apparel apart. Specifying only the highest quality materials, expert stitching and craftsmanship. This is a long-lasting jacket you will enjoy for seasons to come.
  • Use a soft, flexible tape measure from a sewing kit. A metal tape measure from your toolbox or a yard stick may give you inaccurate readings
  • Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level
  • Waist : Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • Sleeve : Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • Center Back Length: 34"
  • 12-Ounce, 100% ring-spun cotton duck
  • Updated blanket lining in body
  • Quilted nylon lining in sleeves
  • Corduroy-trimmed collar with under-collar snaps for optional hood
  • Left-chest pocket with zipper closure
  • CLASSIC FIT: Close-but-comfortable fit with easy movement
  • POLAR FLEECE: Double-sided knit fabric with a brushed finish and subtle texture, this soft and cozy midweight fleece keeps you warm and insulated while withstanding everyday wear.
  • COLD-WEATHER STYLING: Designed for any outdoor activity, this polar fleece jacket takes you everywhere you need to go. Perfect as a finishing touch for a cool-weather look or a comfy base layer when it's time to bundle up.
  • DETAILS: Features flattering seam details for the perfect fit, front zipper closure, zip pockets, stand collar, and long sleeves with elasticized cuffs.
  • WATERPROOF JACKET: Crafted from a waterproof nylon shell durable enough to withstand anything from drizzle to downpour at a moment's notice
  • LIGHTWEIGHT RAIN SHELL: Crafted from our Hydroplus 100% nylon taffeta shell, this youth rain jacket is lightweight while remaining protective. It's the perfect layering piece as well as the perfect first line of defense for rainy day adventures
  • HOODED SHELTER: A versatile coat with versatile protection. Better to have a hood than not, extending outdoor time where he can pull the hood up, or throw it back with any surprise rain burst
  • HANDY FEATURES: This rain coat incorporates two hand pockets, elastic cuffs, and reflective detail for added peace of mind
  • BUILT TO LAST: Columbia’s attention to detail is what sets their apparel apart. Specifying only the highest quality materials, expert stitching and craftsmanship. This is a long-lasting garment they will enjoy all season long
  • Regular Fit: Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.

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