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Wildcat, Loon, Bretton Woods To Keep You Turning Longer In NH


Wildcat Mountain in N.H. is uttering the words every spring skier and rider wants to hear.

“Wildcat Mountain does not currently have a set closing date and we will continue operating daily through Monday, April 21, and are looking to be open after that,” the resort writes on their website snow report.

Wildcat, near Jackson, N.H., still offers 48 trails, and has groomed some of their top to bottom runs such as Polecat and Catapult. Owned by Missouri-based Peak Resorts, Wildcat picked up a few inches of snow earlier in the week and could get another five inches as a system works its way to the Atlantic coast with dropping temperatures.

“Wildcat’s been known as a spring skiing resort,” Tom Prindle told SnoCountry.com. “We benefit from northwest facing slopes. Spring conditions have been remarkable with really good tree skiing. We’ll be open through Monday (Apr. 21) and then look to be open after that, conditions permitting.”

Helping preserve the spring snow cover is the facility’s elevation, which is 2,000 feet at the base and above 4,000 feet at the summit.

There are lots of spring specials. Lift ticket prices are $40 for adults and young adults, and $35 for juniors and seniors. Also, every Sunday this month, youngsters between the ages of six and 18 only pay their age when accompanied by a paid, full-day adult.

Vertical Value Card and season pass holders can bring a friend to Wildcat for half price Monday to Friday.

The mountain’s pond skimming contest is slated for Saturday (Apr. 19). Register from 8:30-10 AM for this free competition. A traditional Easter Egg Hunt is Sunday (Apr. 20) at the top of the Snowcat Trail for youth to the age of 12.

Cannon Mountain, Loon Mountain Resort and Bretton Woods are the other N.H. locations  that will continue servicing spring aficionados.

Cannon has a one-price-satisfies-all offer of $29 daily; Loon Mountain’s spring lift ticket offer begins at $59 and descends from there, depending on age; while Bretton Woods will operate April 19-21. Saturday and Sunday lift tickets can be purchased for only $29, while Monday’s season finale, on Patriots’ Day, commemorates the occasion with skiing and boarding for just $17.76.

Photo: Wildcat to remain open through much of April (Wildcat/Facebook)                                                    

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