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Top 5 Places to Go Skiing in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
I have always loved vacationing year-round in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It is home to some of the prettiest winter landscape and superlative skiing in New England. Narrowing my list of favorite ski spots down to just five was tough, but I did it.
Here they are:
1. Omni Mount Washington Resort
The skiing at the Omni Mount Washington Resort is so incredible that I didn't even flinch when I had to fork over $78 for a lift ticket. It features 102 trails, a summit elevation of 3,100 feet and a vertical drop that will make your knees wobble. For scenic beauty, I'd recommend a combination of the Panorama and Two Miles Home Trails. It's located on Route 302 in Bretton Woods.
2. Attitash Mountain Resort
The dual peak Attitash Mountain Resort is located on Route 302 in Bartlett. It features over 70 trails. I'd suggest that you try the Snow Dancer Trail and Thad's Choice Terrain Park for a little freestyle action. You will also want to take a white knuckle ride on the Nor'Easter Mountain Coaster. It's a rider-controlled coaster that whips you up and down the mountain at speeds in excess of 20 miles per hour. It is open daily, and prices for single-day lift tickets start at $30 per person.
3. Waterville Valley Ski Resort
Incredible terrain parks, 52 trails, a summit elevation of 4,004 feet and a 2,020-foot vertical drop is what awaits you at the Waterville Valley Ski Resort. It's open daily and is located on Ski Area Road in Watervalley. If you get jazzed from jibbing, don't pass up a run through the Exhibition Terrain Park or the Zaugg Pipe Monster. It is 18 feet tall and 350 feet long! Lift tickets will typically lighten your wallet $15 or more.
4. Cannon Mountain
If height is your passion, Cannon Mountain is your place. It features the highest ski summit and longest vertical drop in the entire state. The facility offers 72 trails and is located on the Franconia Notch Parkway in Franconia. You can expect to hand over $36 to $68 per person for a single-day lift ticket.
5. Black Mountain
Black Mountain is located on Black Mountain Road in Jackson. It is open daily, features 44 trails and a vertical drop of 1,100 feet. Single-day lift ticket prices start at $20 per person. Looking for a demanding run? I'd recommend the Maple Slalom. You'll need to take the East Bowl Triple Chair to get there.
My family enjoys winter sports and I have been to New Hampshire many times.
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