Trails & Terrain
Wildcat Mountain has something that will appeal to all members of your family. For beginner skiers/rider, there is the new surface lift and beginner terrain at the base area plus the gentle learning terrain on the Snowcat Slope. Wildcat Mountain also has New Hampshire's longest summit-to-base novice trail, Polecat, which runs 2.75 miles in length with spectacular views of the Presidential Range. 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.
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)
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 lift, climbing, hiking or any manual ascent is given only after a trail pass 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 climbing, hiking, or 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.