Mountain Stats & Safety

enjoy new hampshire's most scenic resort safely!

Wildcat Mountain has something that will appeal to all members of your family including:

  • New Hampshire's longest summit-to-base novice ski trail - Polecat - a full 2.75 miles!
  • Enjoy our intermediate terrain with top-to-bottom winding open runs like Lynx, voted Most Scenic Trail in the North Conway Area by National Geographic.
  • If you like steeps, tree skiing and moguls, you'll get your heart pumping skiing various lift lines and tucking in to your favorite secret stash.

With all that is in store for your adventure on Wildcat's Legendary Ski & Snowboard terrain, safety is always our #1 concern for our guests and staff. Please read through the following policies for your safety.  


Skiable Acreage:     225 acres
Glade Acreage:       80 acres 
Trails:                     48 trails, 1 terrain park & 1 terrain-based learning area 
Summit Elevation:  4,062 feet
Elevation Base:       1,950 feet
Vertical Drop:          2,112 feet

Trail Ratings:

  • Beginner 20%
    • Polecat Trail: Longest novice ski trail in NH
    • 2.75-mile beginner trail from the summit
  • Intermediate 47%
  • Expert 33%

Nordic Skiing: The Wildcat Valley Trail in the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Trail System

  • A 17.8 kilometer expert cross-country ski trail,
  • 3,240-foot vertical from the summit of Wildcat to Jackson Village 
  • Click here for more information. 


  • Lift Capacity:  6,700 per hour
  • Total Lifts:      Five
    • ​Wildcat Express Quad - Summit Access (6700' in 7 mins!) 
    • Tomcat Triple (4450')
    • Bobcat Triple (2700')
    • Snowcat Triple (1500')
    • ​Snowbelt Surface Lift  


Average Annual Snowfall Since 06/07: 207 inches
Snowmaking: 90% Coverage​
​Grooming: 4 Prinoth snow grooming vehicles used nightly; typically grooming 70% of terrain.

Our goal is to provide the guest with the most accurate snowfall information possible. During the 2014/15 winter season, we worked with the National Weather Service providing snowfall data from our "snow shrine" set up at 3,300 feet near the top of Middle Lynx. In addition to recording snowfall, we also measured the melted equivalent and natural snow depth over the course of the season. We'll be implementing the same process this season along with scheduled core sampling to see how much liquid the snowpack holds. Even though measuring snowfall is an inexact science, we use the most current and sound practices to accurately report to the public. We sleep well at night knowing we're not misleading the guests with bogus information. 

Your Responsibility Code

NH law states that each participant in the sport of skiing and snowboarding "accepts as a matter of law, the dangers inherent in the sport, and to that extent may not maintain an action against the operator for any injuries which result from such inherent risks, dangers or hazards," et al. Please refer to NH Statutes Section 225-A:24. Common sense, awareness, respect for others, respect for the natural environment, and respect for the ski area operation go a long way toward reducing your risk while out on the hill. Please practice Your Responsibility Code, and promptly report any irresponsible behavior you see to Wildcat personnel.

  •     Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  •     People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  •     You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  •     Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  •     Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  •     Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  •     Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

(Note: This is a partial list. The Code is endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association) For more information visit NSAA Responsibility Code

Ski Boundary & Tree Skiing Policy

  • Trees and backcountry areas beyond Ski Area Boundary are not maintained or patrolled by Wildcat Mountain.
  • Trees may contain hazards that will not be marked.
  • Trees are recommended for EXPERTS ONLY.
  • When you pass beyond the Ski Area Boundary, you leave the area of Ski Patrol Services. You are responsible for your own actions, your own rescue and the cost of your rescue.

Uphill Hiking/Skiing Route

Uphill access to Wildcat Mountain by hiking, skinning, snowshoeing or any other manual ascent is given only after a trail pass ($10) or lift ticket has been purchased for the day or with a valid season pass. Users of facilities do so under NH statutes S225-A:24 and RSA 637:8. The tickets carry WMSA liability waiver. When manually ascending Wildcat Mountain, the designated uphill route is Stray Cat to Middle Polecat to Catnap to Upper Polecat and will be identified and posted in the main base lodge at the ticket counter. Use of the mountain during the winter operating season is prohibited outside of regular operating hours. 

Uphill Access Map PDF

Our Drone Use Policy

Due to safety and privacy concerns, Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain prohibit the operation or use on or above Resort property of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public—including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the area boundaries. This prohibition extends to any devices launched or operated from Resort property, as well as any launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries.

Please contact John D. Lowell, President of Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain at 603-374-2603 or by email at if you have any questions. Any authorized operation of drones on or above Resort property will be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, and U.S. Forest Service rules, as well as those policies separately established by Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.  Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your access privileges to the Resorts, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any prohibited equipment, and may subject violators to any liability for damages, including, but not limited to, damages for trespass, violations of privacy, and physical injuries to persons and/or property, as well as legal fees.