Wildcat Mountain is a classic New England ski mountain. It is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire near Mount Washington. Wildcat Mountain is a tall mountain and its location offers some tremendous views. There are 48 trails with long top-to-bottom trails. Wildcat Mountain offers challenging runs but still offers some beginner runs to appeal to skiers and riders at all levels. Wildcat Mountain boasts New Hampshire's longest summit-to-base novice trail, Polecat, which runs 2.75 miles in length with spectacular views of the Presidential Range.
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Wildcat Mountain is the sister mountain of Attitash. Attitash can be seen as better for beginners and intermediate skiers while Wildcat Mountain, with a vertical of 2,112 feet, is better for advanced skiers with steeps, tree skiing, and moguls. But, beginners will still be satisfied with Wildcat Mountain. It is well groomed and the place is usually not busy and often has short lift lines.
Wildcat Mountain and Attitash are sister mountains and you can interchange your lift ticket between the two mountains. This means you can get multi-day passes and go to different mountains on different days. You could also go to one mountain in the morning, eat lunch in nearby North Conway, and then hit the other mountain in the afternoon.
Wildcat Mountain Tips:
- Using the “C” lot on busy days will save you some walking time.
- Be sure to check out the nearby town of North Conway. This is a classic little New England ski town with lots of nice restaurants and shops. It is also a great place for lodging.
Wildcat Mountain Notable Trails:
- Polecat Trail – This is the longest trail in New Hampshire at 2.75 miles. You’ll catch some spectacular view on the way down.
- Lynx – Shorter then Polecat Trail, but it also gives you some fabulous views of the mountains.