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Mountain Facts

Winter Hours of Operation

 
Wildcat Mountain is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Sunday, November 23. We plan to reopen for daily operations on Wednesday, November 26. We will be open for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
 
Guest Service & Season Pass Office hours are currently the hours the mountain is open for business.

Wildcat Mountain usually operates late November through late April, 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 seven 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 operate until 4 p.m. beginning in February, as daylight hours permit. Wildcat Mountain is not open on Christmas Day.

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
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.

Lifts

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 seven 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


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.

Spring Hours: Open Weekends Only, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (May 24, including Memorial Day Monday - June 8, 2014)
Summer Hours: Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (June 14 - September 1, 2014)
Fall Hours: Open Weekends Only, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (September 6 - October 13, 2014)