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Mountain Facts


Summer/Fall Hours of Operation

Wildcat Mountain operates New Hampshire's only ZipRider zip-line cable ride along with the Wildcat Express Scenic Gondola, the highest scenic gondola in the state, and a 9-hole lift-serviced alpine disc golf course.
In addition to our attractions, Wildcat Mountain offers hiking, fishing and weekly guided tours and programs with Tin Mountain Conservaton Center and the Appalachian Mountain Club. All rates and information can be found on the summer & fall section of our website.

Fall Hours: Open Weekends Only, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (September 12 - October 12 including Columbus Day, 2015)
Summer Hours: Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (June 20 - September 7 including Labor Day, 2015)

Winter Hours of Operation

Guest Service & Season Pass Office hours are currently 10 a.m - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday. To speak with Guest Service dial 1-888-SKI-WILD (1-888-754-9453)

Wildcat Mountain usually operates late November through late April/early May, weather/conditions permitting. Wildcat Mountain has been the last ski area in New Hampshire to be operating lift-serviced skiing & riding come spring for the past nine seasons (2007-present).

Midweek: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Note: Lifts will begin operating until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13 and continue until the end of the season

Trails & Terrain

Skiable Acreage: 225 acres includes wide groomed trails, glades, bumps, steeps and tree skiing
Trails and Terrain Parks: 49 trails, 1 terrain park & 1 terrain-based learning area on the Snowcat
Summit Elevation: 4,062 feet
Elevation Base: 1,950 feet
Vertical Drop: 2,112 feet
Trail Ratings: Beginner 25%; Intermediate 45%; Expert 30%
Polecat Trail: Longest novice ski trail in New Hampshire, 2.75-mile beginner trail from the summit
Wildcat Valley Trail: A 17.8 kilometer expert cross-country ski trail, with a 3,240-foot vertical from the summit of Wildcat to Jackson Village along the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation trail system. Click here for more information. To view a great informational video overview of the Wildcat Valley Trail experience, Click here.


1 High-speed Detachable Quad: Wildcat Express Quad (6,700 feet), base-to-summit in less than 7 minutes, services entire mountain
3 Triple Lifts: Tomcat Triple (4,450 feet), Bobcat Triple (2,700 feet) & Snowcat Triple (1,500 feet)
1 Surface Lift: Snowbelt

Uphill Capacity: 6,700 skiers/rider per hour

Natural Snowfall

Wildcat Mountain’s unique proximity to Mt. Washington, 2,000’ base elevation and northwestern exposure subjects the mountain to the greatest amount of snowfall in the area. We have been the last ski area in New Hampshire to be operating lift-serviced skiing & riding come spring for the past nine seasons (2007-present).

Average Annual Snowfall: 200 inches

Snowmaking and Grooming

Snowmaking: 90% Coverage
Grooming: 4 Prinoth snow grooming vehicles used nightly; typically grooming 70% of terrain