Wildcat Mountain

Route 16-pinkham notch, Jackson , NH (Driving Directions to Wildcat Mountain)
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Wildcat Mountain Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 12 Beginner
  • 22 Intermediate
  • 15 Advanced
This year, become part of the Wildcat Mountain legend. Located 100 percent within the White Mountain National Forest, with close-up views of Mount Washington to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Wildcat Mountain offers the consummate New England ski experience with its rich history, plentiful high-elevation natural snow, a wide variety of terrain, long season, and a ... classic, friendly ski culture.

The Wildcat Mountain Ski School offers ski and snowboard programs to match skills, techniques, and tactics on the mountain’s varied terrain, and the Lion’s Den Children’s Center ski programs are a great way to introduce a lifelong sport to your family. The Wildcat Express quad is New England’s most powerful high-speed summit quad lift, whisking skiers to the more than 4,000-foot summit in just over six minutes, providing access to more than 2,100 vertical feet of skiing and riding via uncrowded slopes among scenery voted #1 by readers of SKI Magazine.

Finish a great day of skiing and riding in the Wildcat Pub with friends, family, food, drinks, and good times. Stay in many nearby bed-and-breakfasts, hotels, and condominium lodging options.
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Wildcat Mountain Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Wildcat Mountain Operations

Status

Open

Lifts Open/Total

3 of 5

Weekday Hours

Mon-Fri: 9a-4p

Trails Open/Total

24 of 49

Weekend Hours

Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p

Acres Open/Total

146 of 225

Wildcat Mountain Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

1,950 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

2,112 ft

Avg Base Depth

12-24"

Peak Elevation

4,062 ft

Wildcat Mountain Ski Pictures and Photos

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Wildcat Mountain Reviews & Tips (52)

was really looking forward to wildcat but they had no power so we hadt to go to attitash for the day. It was great that Attitash would honor our Wildcat tickets so it wasn't a total loss, but it was a bummer
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 08 2014 - 02:23 PM
 
joancog Intermediate Skier
Fun mountain, conditions were a little icy and windy for mid-March but still a good time. Would go again when conditions are a little softer. It can get very cold there. Skied for $17 so not much to complain about.
Wildcat Mountain review written Mar 21 2013 - 07:58 AM
 
Brett Intermediate Skier
Amazing scenery, long fun runs and the fastest summit quad in New Hampshire. Even on a day when the snow conditions were hard-packed and scratchy all over the mountain -- not my favorite conditions! - it was still a lot of fun!
Wildcat Mountain review written Mar 17 2013 - 08:09 AM
 
Kathi Fuller Advanced Skier
Great, long runs. Excellent conditions (powder!) We also found a great glades trail off the skier's right side of the mountain, amazing woods trail! Definitely recommend this mtn.
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 26 2013 - 03:21 PM
 
Emily Advanced Snowboarder
Went on the Monday after the Nemo snow storm and had a great day! No lines and top to bottom all day! Many of the blacks were closed still but the open runs were grromed packed powder and great for carving. It only got better as we had another 4" or so as the day went on. Highly recommend going off trail near the top of upper Polecat. The area is tight and steep and a lot of fun. Seems most of the light snow from Nemo got blown into the woods cause it was deep in there.
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 14 2013 - 09:46 AM
 
Scott Advanced Skier
I went to Wildcat Mt. for the first time, the Mt. itself is awsome scenery, when your at the top your surrounded by Mts. Looks like your in a bowl, just breath taking. I found through talking to many people who ski at Wildcat, if the Mt is windy, which you will know the minute you arrive in the parking lot, it will almost move you while your walking, don't waiste your time, cause it won't be a pleasant experience for you. The good thing if you happen to purchase a lift ticket there and your not happy cause of conditions. then just head over to Attitash and use that ticket , Both tickets either or Mts are good. After I left Wildcat I went to Attitash and finished the day off there. And by the way Wildcat is a fun Mt. have fun. Batman
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 11 2013 - 03:31 AM
 
batman Advanced Skier
Few tips: -The moderate size of Wildcat makes it the perfect weekend mountain. You won't need any more than 2 days of skiing/riding to experience the whole mountain. -I only used the summit quad, so I can't say anything about the other lifts. But the summit quad is very fast. I've heard it can sometimes go on wind hold, but I didn't experience that. -As an advanced skier skiing when most of the black diamond runs weren't open, I still loved the place. Their blues are somewhat technical, and the conditions (mainly packed granular with areas of packed powder) made them more difficult than they would've been otherwise. Overall, this can be a challenging place to ski. I didn't realize how steep it could get (even on some blues) and I loved it. -The scenery alone is worth the price of a lift ticket. Spectacular. -Snow (when they get it) is pretty good. I was there after a typical January New England thaw, but the open slopes were in really nice condition. -Staff was nice. -I would definitely go again. No doubt. Great place for intermediate and advanced skiers/riders.
Wildcat Mountain review written Jan 21 2013 - 08:43 AM
 
Christian from MA Advanced Skier
Wildcat has long been my favorite NH ski area, but Peak Resorts and the crew from Atti-trash fixed that. The reviewers who talk about how great it is to ski Wildcat on an Attitash lift ticket are exactly the problem (no offense to them). Wildcat is now essentially an overflow parking lot for the tourists and never-evers who frequent Attitash. Thanks also to Peak Resorts for canceling passes and dropping out of the NH Breakout Pass program... I now know enough to stay away from Crotched and Mount Snow as well lest I accidentally contribute to their profits.
Wildcat Mountain review written Jan 16 2013 - 08:29 AM
 
Ex-Wildcat Lover Advanced Skier
I had to LMAO about the comment from LEslie Outdoors . My Fiancee and I are upper intermediate skiers and we found the mountain to be great and challanging. We were on the thin areas and I know what L Outdoors means,,, but we still enjoyed it. We are looking forward to go back near end of season. It was a little icy in January when we went but the overall conditions werefair to good considering the winter. We enjoyed the steeps and loved the views. Very tired at end of day but well worth the trip and drive home. Look forward to going again. Lifts are good, not to crowded. We gave it 7's for the day( 1-10 10 best)
Wildcat Mountain review written Mar 03 2012 - 06:11 PM
 
Shawn Intermediate Skier
At first glance I was so excited about the close parking and speedy chairlift, but the concern for the condition of my skiis and the safety of my life seemed to hold higher weight. Maybe the mountain believes "thin cover" to mean "huge exposed rocks and debris," however, I do not. I felt I would have better to have hiked Wildcat than skied it.
Wildcat Mountain review written Mar 01 2012 - 06:49 AM
 
Leslie Outdoors Advanced Skier
I've skied New England my whole life and it just doesn't get any better than Wildcat. Linx is just an exceptional run, and nothing I know of in the east compares with it's beauty. I'm a bit concerned about the mega ski acquisition of the property, only time will tell if they can resist taking the "New England" out of Wildcat and turning it into yet another Vermont ski mall.
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 17 2012 - 02:18 PM
 
ChrisT Advanced Skier
I love the high-speed quad to the summit! Now that Wildcat is owned by same people as Attitash, you can ski both mountains with the same ticket! We skied first half of the day at Wildcat and second half at Attitash. The next day we went back to Wildcat because the amount of time we spent on the lift to the summit at Attitash was WAY too long! We could have gotten in several more runs had we stayed at Wildcat the day before. I do have to say that Wildcat is much colder, but we were lucky that the weather was unseasonably warm so it was fantastic! Midweek skiing is the way to go, and of course, buying the ticket on Liftopia.com was the best decision - saved us TONS of money! Oh, and the soup is great at Wildcat, but the price not so much. $6.95 for soup? And only $2.50 for a grilled cheese...
Wildcat Mountain review written Jan 27 2012 - 11:28 AM
 
Lorna Intermediate Skier
I have loved and skied Wildcat for 30+ years. I am bummed they have been bought out by a megaski corporation. The terrain and the views are definately worth the trip and enduring the cold. But shouldn't you expect the cold at high elevation in the winter? Just wear a shell with a hood so when that breeze is at your back on the lift coming over the top of Mt. Washington, you'll still be comfortable. You'll be sweating shortly as you eat up the long run down.
Wildcat Mountain review written Jan 26 2012 - 09:04 AM
 
Patrick Advanced Skier
i am grateful to have discovered new hampshire skiing in general, let alone wildcat! having grown up skiing maine terrain for sheer closeness, i had never been over to the n.h. notches. i had heard a lot of horror stories about the gusty winds. i can imagine pinkham getting mighty chilly mid-winter, but the spring skiing at wildcat is phenomenal! i was fortunate to get there on two primo condition days. follow the snow and you won't be dissapointed.
Wildcat Mountain review written Apr 04 2011 - 03:36 PM
 
thehotfuss Advanced Skier
Wildcat is a great mountain with incredible views. I love to ski here. The only thing wrong with it is its completely off the grid. Make your calls and contacts before heading up 16!
Wildcat Mountain review written Apr 04 2011 - 03:19 PM
 
Gary Advanced Skier
PLEASE People, come ski Wildcat so they stay open longer!! Spent Wednesday there and it was an EPIC day. Beautiful sky, excellent grooming, great sun. I just don't understand the December crowd. Give me March and April. And contrary to the guy below, I preferred Wildcat to Sugarloaf, where I usually go. Why? Sugarloaf gives up grooming now so there was actually more skiable terrain for me at Wildcat. And we all know you can't beat the view!
Wildcat Mountain review written Apr 01 2011 - 02:52 PM
 
Jimbob Advanced Skier
We had a fantastic day on 3/29, blue ski and bright sun but windy and on the cold side for late March. The conditions were great and the wind was not a problem to deal with! It was great to find a discount ticket to make our day more affordable! Thank you!
Wildcat Mountain review written Mar 31 2011 - 04:25 PM
 
Diane Intermediate Skier
This was my first trip here but it was fantastic! Beautiful and great conditions for late March. Thank you Liftopia for making it happen!
Wildcat Mountain review written Mar 29 2011 - 02:08 PM
 
Linds Intermediate Skier
Been skiing the Cat for 25 years. Spring skiing doesn't get any better in New England unless you drive an extra few hours each way to Sugarloaf. Great skiing to be had the last week of March 2010 and hopefully well into April.
Wildcat Mountain review written Mar 26 2011 - 03:14 PM
 
Vlad the Impaler Advanced Skier
Our first trip to Wildcat was fantastic. Be sure to try to hit it on a clear day because the views are stunning. The lift is superfast, and there were no lines the Wednesday we went, which means you can get a ton of skiing in here. The blacks and blues to me seemed about the same, there was nothing on the trails that I thought was steep at all. The ungroomed stuff looked great the day we were there, but we were too tired to attempt it. They have a really nice beginner area, too, with its own lift. We also liked how the trails twist and turn and intersect each other, it's a very New England-y type place. Nice vibe, old timey, just what we like. We'll definitely be back.
Wildcat Mountain review written Mar 25 2011 - 03:32 PM
 
Barb Intermediate Skier
In general, a great mountain. The lift lines were gone by 1 or 2p on Saturday and Sunday. Though grooming could be done a bit better.
Wildcat Mountain review written Mar 22 2011 - 02:35 PM
 
Matt Intermediate Skier
It's was a gamble purchase. It was pouring raining and I didn't use the two tickets I purchased. I losted out. The group I was going to ski with on Sunday 3/6, purchased 7 tickets and didn't use them because of the weather.
Wildcat Mountain review written Mar 09 2011 - 06:48 AM
 
MCKEE Advanced Skier
Wildcat is our favorite mountain, my boyfriend is an expert skier, I just started skiing about 3 seasons ago, wildcat is perfect for people with different levels. We ski together the entire day when he wants something more challenging he bares off the trail onto a mogul trail or tree skiing- I keep on going and we meet up at the next point. All trails cross and meet up so your not separated :) the mountain has so much to see ! We make a trip every year and it's always worth the drive!
Wildcat Mountain review written Mar 08 2011 - 09:32 AM
 
NH Ski Bunny Intermediate Skier
I love Wildcat. Black Diamonds don't mean a thing--if groomed, they are very user friendly. However, it there is a red circle on a post marked Expert Only, pay attention because they are not kidding. Some hairy terrain with rocky bouldery moguls. Great for experts but you don't want to accidently end up there unprepared. I disagree about the food. Its average for a ski area--order a made to order sandwich--don't order pizza.
Wildcat Mountain review written Mar 04 2011 - 05:15 PM
 
Sharon (Intermediate Advanced Skier) Intermediate Skier
Snowing hard on 2/28, so there was untracked powder on every run. Doesn't get any better than this anywhere. With 6 minutes up on the Quad, and no lines, it's impossible to ski all day before your legs give out. Even on a busy Saturday, the lines will disappear after 2, with never more than 5 minutes to wait. I was disappointed that they groomed the mogul runs, I hope that this isn't the norm now to make the whole mountain flat. There are still many flat runs to leave the few bump runs.
Wildcat Mountain review written Mar 02 2011 - 02:13 PM
 
Bob Advanced Skier
Really liked the mountain: good variety, nice long runs, gorgeous scenery. The drawbacks: trails aren't well marked and the food in the lodge was beyond bad. Pack your own lunch.
Wildcat Mountain review written Mar 01 2011 - 02:09 PM
 
Q Advanced Skier
best place to get many runs during the week.good hiding glades.greatviews.need to bring back 241 wenesdays
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 25 2011 - 07:09 PM
 
vindog Advanced Skier
Real cold, really bullet proof, really windy. Just another day at the cat.
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 24 2011 - 04:43 AM
 
shred Advanced Skier
Don't buy liftopia tickets if you think weather may affect your day of skiing. Wildcat's high speed quad was shut down due to high winds. No discount or refund for ticket. You snooze you loose.
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 22 2011 - 08:20 PM
 
Marshvegasmike Intermediate Skier
Wildcat is a great mountain! Thanks to the high-speed lift and several delightful cruising trails, I was able to ski 52,800 vertical feet in one day. That is a personal high for me. I not only skied the cruiser runs, but several mogul runs as well. Everything there was good and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend Wildcat Mountain to other people. Oh, and the views of the Presidential Range were not too shabby either!
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 18 2011 - 02:16 PM
 
Daniel Advanced Skier
My family and I have enjoyed Wildcat for a number of years, but our Feb. 15th trip was significantly affected by wind. Their main quad never opened and all the lifts shut down about 11:30. We didn't stick around to see if they would open back up and headed to Attitash where we exchanged our Wildcat lift tickets for Attitash tickets. The conditions were much better and all their regular lifts were open. The wind was only a minor inconvenience there. Wildcat is great, but being so close to Mt. Washington makes their conditions a bit more uncertain than other resorts. Bretton Woods may not have the vertical of Wildcat, but you never have to worry about wind there. However, Attitash is a great backup plan if the weather isn't cooperating at Wildcat and it's only twenty minutes away.
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 17 2011 - 06:45 PM
 
Bill Intermediate Snowboarder
Have skied many a mountain in N.E. This is still my fav. Can be cold, can be icy but the terrain and the scenery cannot be beat. No longer a "family owned" mountain and I hope I don't come to regret that. Most sking for the money in all of N.E. Superfast highspeed quad from bottom to top. Small lift lines if any. To out of the way for most, but if you come to ski this is the place. Spend more time on skis than in lines. Hate dropping $70 to stand in line,aauughhh!!
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 15 2011 - 08:37 PM
 
MarshVegasMike Intermediate Skier
Great Mountain for everyone. The scenery doesn't get any better then this on the east coast. The kids loved their class, thanks Gina!! Friday was epic, snow was perfect, crowds were nill and the sky was blue. Saturday's get a little crowded but stick to the slow triples in the morning then rock the quad after lunch. A true skier's (and snowboarder's) mountain. Just go and forget about the rest, just dress for any weather. Mt. W will drop a storm on you in 5 minutes.
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 14 2011 - 02:19 PM
 
Shawn Advanced Skier
Fantastic LONG runs - a really good intermediate skiiers mountain. My kids enjoyed the ski school also!
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 14 2011 - 07:04 AM
 
Hillary Intermediate Skier
By far the best overall skiing experience..a skier's mountain. The snow was perfect everywhere and for once, I had a chance to ski on a Monday... when you are sharing trails with only a handful of people. Sublime
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 09 2011 - 11:43 AM
 
Cheryl Advanced Skier
Great natural terrain, lots of challenges. Cover was thin in spots. Sick views of Washington and Tucks. No lift lines on a Sunday! Great mountain for skiers who wanna be on the snow.
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 08 2011 - 02:19 PM
 
John W. Advanced Skier
Feb 4th 2011---was like a day at the beach, super fast quad to top loved the easy 21/2 mile trail with a small mogul run off to the right :) Under the charis gnarly had to jump off a cliff at one point. great snow great time I love the quiet feel and down to earthness of this ski area .
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 07 2011 - 02:35 PM
 
Dee and Andre Advanced Skier
Long time New England skier, but never made it to Wildcat until 2/5. They said in their Twitter feed it was the best day of the season so far! Don't go expecting Sunapee/Okemo grooming, Sunday River snow making, Killington nightlife, Mount Snow parks. Think Sugarloaf, parts of Stowe, Jay Peak, or Mad River Glen - this mountain is definitely more rugged in the best ways possible. Bumps, narrow trails, an overall natural feel. If you can catch fresh snow, or recent snow, this place is awesome. Classic New England trails, a super fast Quad right to the top, and a very old-school feel. I'll definitely go back. I hope the new owners don't change anything! PS - the ridiculous view of Mt Washington doesn't hurt!
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 07 2011 - 02:16 PM
 
The Anvil Advanced Skier
LIFTOPIA ROCKS !!! I was very satisfied with my tickets....thanks so much :)
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 01 2011 - 12:14 PM
 
Pam Intermediate Skier
When using Liftopia passes make sure you have an ID for each skier listed or else they won't give you the tickets. Some lady a few people in front of me found this out the hard way and managed to cause a bit of a scene even though she was the purchaser of the tickets
Wildcat Mountain review written Jan 31 2011 - 02:32 PM
 
Matt Advanced Skier
Unfortunately the day I went (a thurs) their major blacks I was really hoping to hit were almost fully closed due to lack of cover. The parts of it that weren't closed should have been! Still had a great time though - no line whatsoever the whole day, minimal on the hill. Not too big - I was able to hit probably 95% of the runs in a single afternoon without really trying. Mountain seems a bit 'cut up' by short, interconnecting runs as opposed to long top-to-bottom runs, so although there are quite a few named runs, there are fewer really different ways down the mountain. Wind was pretty killer, which meant a lot of runs were very hard-packed with all the snow scraped/blown off. Locals I met mentioned the mtn has a tendency to be pretty icy. Very few snowboarders the day I was there. Most of their 'blacks' were not really different from their blues to me (excepting the closed runs I didn't get on), nothing super steep, though pretty much everything is skinny, and a bit twisty-curvy. The vertical alone combined with no lines meant I had a great time - but will explore others in the area before heading back.
Wildcat Mountain review written Jan 29 2011 - 03:30 PM
 
Nick Advanced Snowboarder
Purchased tickets from liftopia the day before without an issue. Day was very cold but gorgeous and there where no lift lines on a Sunday! Skiing was great, view of Mt. Washington was spectacular. This is a no frills resort, but hey - you are there to ski. Enjoyed the groomed trails from top to bottom all day long.
Wildcat Mountain review written Jan 24 2011 - 07:45 PM
 
Pete Advanced Skier
Great advanced beginner trail from top to bottom - over 2 and a half miles. Last Thursday the snow was excellent.
Wildcat Mountain review written Jan 24 2011 - 04:26 AM
 
Liz P. Beginner Skier
Went on a weekday after a snowstorm where they had 10" of fresh snow. Had a great time, no lift line, hardly anyone on the trails. One of the best days i have had in a long time.
Wildcat Mountain review written Jan 21 2011 - 02:19 PM
 
Kevin Intermediate Snowboarder
Wildcat Mt has been sold to Peak Resorts... no more next day at $39 or Sunday afternoon at $25. The Wednesday 2 for 1 is also gone. Use your Liftopia tickets! Still love the mountain!
Wildcat Mountain review written Jan 08 2011 - 03:41 AM
 
Jo-Ann (Advanced Skier) Advanced Skier
There are many troglodytes without "cells" or GPS. Some of us can afford to ski Tahoe and Whistler because we do not need to buy a new electronic toy every 9 months and then pay for it every month after that. Stay away from those Reno Airport slots. The odds of winning are the worse of any location in the world at Airport slots! The slots at the airports are like every thing else at the airports, all a rip off.
Wildcat Mountain review written Dec 09 2010 - 08:35 PM
 
Tim Advanced Skier
Wildcat .. a lot of the same attributes as Cannon only better light in the earlier winter through to early Feb. No tram to warm in on a cold day though. Wildcat does deals and I have often used Wildcat as the foundation for building my ski outings during holiday weeks, when my midweek pass would be blacked out. This being a blessing in that you can then spend some of the cash you would have paid for an unlimited pass to ski around some of the other really great ski areas your pass may not include. MT Rose offers 1/2 price tickets every day to a person who has a pass that is valid on that day at some other area. I do not know why more areas do not do that kind of marketing to get share. So as another blogger has noted you can generally get some kind of a deal on a multiple day ticket at Wildcat. That is generally true on the holiday weeks as well. Twofer day is generally I think blacked out during holiday weeks at Wildcat. So that generally does not work. The Half day promo price Sunday lift ticket does work though. Or you can just buy a straight two day pass. Most important to be like a hawk on the weather reports though. You should want to ski those required two consecutive days on decent weather days. Weds are Twofer Days at Wildcat so that may not be as good a deal as once it was either. Perhaps the twofer is at a slight premium to the single daily rate? Ski areas have to try and stay in business so... Wildcat has the best view in NH and overlooks directly into Tuckerman's Ravine and onto MT Washington. You can get some major photo opportunity days at Wildcat. I prefer the auxiliary parking lot off near the base of the main express quad chair. It is accessed by driving back on to Rt 16 after getting your ticket and dropping all your gear and lunch cooler that you will not need to ski with at the lodge and buying your ticket. You drive north about 600 yards and there is the access rd. This can save you effort of going in the lodge and then getting your boots on and stuff together and having to walk the long Stretch over to where the lifts are. The auxiliary lot is also ideal for a lunch Kouok oout with your portable grill and pickinik Basket. Usually in the Mid Feb to March part of the season when it is quite nice to kouok oout on a nice sunny day. This is a great area with a very good management team. Usually the 1/2 day Sunday ticket sales (special promo rate) start soon enough to get the last person in line ticketed by 12:30, so that is the kind of thing they do to generate fierce customer loyalty. I find the snow better and more natural snow in total than I generally find at Cannon. The first week of March is generally Ontario vacation week and there are a lot of Canadians then. Some times they will sell you Loonies if you ask. EH? I find it always a deal to get them with out the premiums for FX for when doing shows in Montreal or skiing Whistler. Below 10K ft at the top of Blackcomb it is like Tahoe a place an old guy can ski with out nearly dying of the elevation. So loonies are good to get when you can get them. Bruce of course does not sing "Born in the USA", when performing at the Bell Centre. You know a Jet Blue to SeaTac a hotwire rate hotel 30-50miles north and a condo rental by owner from mid march on at Whistler can be a lot cheaper trip than you might think. But then Tahoe is the same if not cheaper. Most of us can afford Leadville but Notvail. The elevations kill you any way in Col and Utah. Oh this is a Wildcat thread. Wildcat definitely generally more competitive on price than nearby Sunday River or Attitash. Both of those latter areas highly recommended for those who had the right 6 numbers. Just be cautious of weather reports. Wildcat in late Dec through Jan can be miserably cold and windy. If you arrive and the conditions look dubious consider heading back down the road a bit further south to the well sheltered but nice hill called Cranmore. Nice HS Quad and many trails despite the lesser vertical.
Wildcat Mountain review written Dec 09 2010 - 08:24 PM
 
Tim Advanced Skier
Best powder days in New Hampshire are found here. If I could compare, I would say that Wildcat is NH's Jay Peak. Expect crazy weather and deep pow.
Wildcat Mountain review written Nov 05 2010 - 01:59 PM
 
Ian V. Advanced Snowboarder
If you can't find Wildcat without a GPS--you don't belong there. That's the wonder and the raw beauty of skiing the trails of Wildcat---it's true nature.
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 27 2009 - 08:29 AM
 
Leslie C. Advanced Skier
Warm up on the intermediate terrain, then attack a few black diamonds. You can do it!
Wildcat Mountain review written Feb 06 2009 - 08:24 AM
 
Barbara Veneri Intermediate Skier
Wildcat got over a half-foot of snow yesterday!! Looking good for snow over the weekend too, maybe another 1-2 feet.
Wildcat Mountain review written Dec 18 2008 - 01:16 PM
 
Ron Advanced Skier
Hey there, tip #1 is that because Wildcat Mountain is located 100% within the White Mountain National Forest and not having a physical numbered street address for our location along Route 16 in Pinkham Notch, some mapping systems like Google do not always locate us correctly. For GPS or longitude/latitude coordinates to enter in to your mapping system or just plain old directions, visit the directions page of our website at http://www.skiwildcat.com/directions.html. For tip #2, don't forget that your next day at Wildcat Mountain is always only $39, so if you should score a great deal on your first day ticket through liftopia, you can always upgrade your next day ticket at the resort before 3:30pm on that first day for only $39. What a deal, so for example, get your 1-day discount lift ticket through Liftopia and then on that day you are skiing or riding with the ticket your scored through Liftopia, be sure to upgrade it at the resort that day before 3:30pm for the following day for only $39!
Wildcat Mountain review written Oct 31 2008 - 07:21 AM
 
Wildcat Mountain Advanced Skier

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