Black Mountain NH 1/26/12

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Black Mountain NH 1/26/12

Postby NeedhamSkier » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:33 pm

Four fathers and our 13 year-old sons headed up to New Hampshire for our annual ski-trip. One of the families has a condo in Jackson, which has all the attributes of a great little ski village and is just far enough away from the masses of North Conway.

Overall, conditions are really not too bad in Northern New Hampshire. Apparently Wildcat had skied really nicely the weekend before, just before the super-cold snap came in and they closed it for a couple days.

Given the continuing cool temperatures forecast for Saturday (a high of 10 degrees) and the inexperience of a couple of the kids, the decision was made to head to Black Mountain. Only 1100 vertical, but it faces straight into the sun and is out of the wind. It was a good call and the day felt pretty comfortable for everybody, which was the first priority. And since we knew it was likely going to be a short day, $71 for my son and I was a good price also. Snowmaking is minimal, but overall the coverage was pretty good on most of the trails with just a little brush showing through in a few places. The snow was firm, but not too icy. The trails are narrow and curving, with plenty of variety. We all had fun, assisted by walk-on lifts all day. The whole place is very old school, with two chairs (The Triple and The Double – they have other names but who needs them) and a poma lift. Overall, it’s a great little family mountain and a good alternative to Wildcat or Cranmore on a cold day.
The Triple
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The Double
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The Crowded Trails
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Re: Black Mountain NH 1/26/12

Postby Conrad » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:31 pm

Cool report. I would definitely like to check out that ski area one of these years.
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Re: Black Mountain NH 1/26/12

Postby NeedhamSkier » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:08 pm

Sorry, I lied - it was $81 for the lift tickets, not $71. Just noticed that as I cleaned out the credit card receipts. $49 adult, $32 teen. So I guess that relegates it to just a medium bargain. (by comparison Wildcat would have been $125 for the two of us)
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