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Where To Hit The Slopes This Winter

Feb 20, 2024 11:04PM ● By Elise Renaud
Winter is in full swing, and many people are looking for places to ski and snowboard. No matter your skill level, there is something out there for everyone. Here’s a list of hills we recommend checking out.  

Dartmouth Skiway

The Dartmouth Skiway located in Lyme Center, NH, has been a popular ski destination since the 1950s. Its affordable pricing and laidback attitude toward skiing make it a great place for beginners and seasoned skiers and snowboarders alike. Of the resort’s 104 skiable acres, a quarter are for beginners, half are for intermediate skiers and a quarter are for experts. Lifts operate daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For pricing, click here.

Whaleback Mountain

Located in Enfield, NH, Whaleback Mountain has been around for decades bringing fun winter activities to the whole family. In 2013, it was designated as a nonprofit.

“The Whaleback Mountain Board of Directors strive to preserve Whaleback because every youth and adult in the Upper Valley who wants to ski or snowboard should have an opportunity to do so at their local mountain,” the website says.

The mountain’s regular hours are Tuesday through Sunday with varying hours each day. For more information, visit Whaleback Mountain’s website.

The Saskadena Six

Since the 1930s, Woodstock Resort’s ski area has been bringing skiers and snowboarders memories for years. It recently took on a new name: Saskadena Six. In the Abenaki language, “saskadena” means “standing mountain.” The number six comes from “the very beginning in 1936 when Wallace "Bunny" Bertram picked the hill labeled "number 6" on a local map that highlighted potential mountains that could be the location for his rope tow-served ski area,” the website says.

With three lifts and 28 trails, it’s a day full of fun. The resort is open Wednesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Day ticket prices vary depending on the day, age of the skier or snowboarder, and level.

Mount Sunapee

For 75 years, Mount Sunapee has been keeping family traditions alive. With over 230 skiable acres, eight lifts, 67 trails, and beginner through advanced terrain, there’s something for everyone. The lifts are running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekends and holidays. For pricing and to learn more, click here.

Loon Mountain

Located in Lincoln, NH, Loon Mountain offers over 400 skiable acres, 73 trail and tree skiing, 13 lifts, and three peaks. For beginners, Loon offers a variety of lessons both private and group style for all ages and all abilities. The lift opens Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and on the weekend at 8 a.m. For more information, visit the mountain’s website.

Pico Mountain

Pico Mountain in Killington, VT, offers seven lifts and 58 trails covering 264 skiable acres. The resort offers ski passes, rentals, and lessons. Pico Mountain is open Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours vary during peak times. Click here for more information.

Tenney Mountain

Located in Plymouth, NH, Tenney Mountain has everything you need for a day of ski and snowboarding fun. There’s also tubing for those who don’t ski or snowboard. Lessons, rentals, and several unique activities are available. The mountain is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Evening activities run Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, click here.

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