Crotched Mountain, located in southern New Hampshire, is a small mountain but is highly regarded by many for being a fun family-oriented mountain conveniently located for the Boston area. Crotched Mountain is small with only 25 trails covering 100 acres and a 1,000 foot vertical drop. But, there is snowmaking coverage on 100% of the mountain. There is a variety of trails for all levels and there are 4 terrain parks. As of the 2014/15 season, Crotched Mountain is also home to “The Rocket”, Southern New Hampshire’s only high-speed detachable quad chairlift.
One thing that makes Crotched Mountain unique is the night skiing. Every night, the mountain is open until 9pm and on special, “Midnight Madness” nights, the Crotched Mountain is open until 3 am. Midnight Madness nights also features numerous activities such as live entertainment, bonfires, and competitions. These nights are very popular with college students.
Crotched Mountain also offers an “Overnight lockup”. This is a unique experience where a group can ski & ride late into the evening. After the late night skiing, skiers and boarders camp overnight in the main lodge (with sleeping bags). In the morning, Crotched Mountain will provide you with a full breakfast buffet after which that can ski & ride. This is all done for a terrific price that makes a unique experience.
Crotched Mountain is highly regarded for a small mountain with great value, excellent instruction, and a friendly attitude. It’s a great place for after school programs with excellent instructors. Crotched Mountain has 4 terrain parks: CM Terrain Park (Intermediate-Expert), Zero-G Terrain Park (All Abilities), NC-1701 Terrain Park (All Abilities), and Galaxy Rail Run (All Abilities).
Crotched Mountain Tip:
- Check their mid-week specials and their end of day tickets (3pm – 9pm) for great deals.
- Can get busy with after-school programs. When this happens, go to the far ends of the mountain to escape the crowds.