Bartlett Journals

Spring Skiing in New Hampshire

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A March 2005 trip to Bartlett by Huggins

Black Mountain Photo, Bartlett, New Hampshire More Photos
Quote: Great mountains, lots of snow, and clear blue skies - a week in New Hampshire's White Mountains in March is a perfect way to welcome spring. We were enchanted by the beauty of the area and the variety of things to do nearby.

Attitash Mountain Village

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Attitash Mountain Village Photo, Bartlett, New Hampshire
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Best Things Nearby:We were there to ski, so for us the best things nearby were the mountains. There were three great ski hills within 20 minutes of the resort. The shops in North Conway were also great, and we were able to score some wonderful deals on snowboards for the kids. If you are a shopper, there was certainly a lot of variety to choose from.Best Things About the Resort:The best things about this resort are the location and the scenery. Again, since we spent our week skiing, we did not do much at the resort other than eat and sleep. Resort Experience:The resort has a variety of accommodation types. We had a huge one-bedroom unit with two floors t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 24, 2005

Attitash Mountain Village
US Route 302
Bartlett, New Hampshire 03812
(603) 374-6500

Attitash Bear Peak

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Attitash Bear Peak Photo, Bartlett, New Hampshire
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This resort offered lots of challenges and was much enjoyed by the more experienced skiers in the group. Only 20% of the runs rated for beginners, 47% as intermediate, and 33% as expert. The kids spent two days in snowboard school and really enjoyed the experience. Although we paid for a group lesson, our two had an instructor to themselves for both days. That is definitely a bonus for skiing in the middle of the week during the spring. I was glad that we didn't ski with the kids at Attitash, since I found the terrain very challenging. It would have been nerve-wracking to have had the kids along, too. The summit elevation is 2,350 feet, offering some great views of Mount Washington and the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 26, 2005

Attitash Bear Peak
Route 302
Bartlett, New Hampshire 03812

Black Mountain

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Black Mountain Photo, Bartlett, New Hampshire
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The day we spent at Black Mountain was a blast. This resort looks like it hasn't changed in decades. The prices are similar. Our family of four paid $70 to ski for the day during midweek. Ski rentals, on the other hand, are more expensive. We needed to rent a pair of children's ski boots and paid $10. At Heaven's Ski Shop in Glen, you can rent a junior set of skis, boots, and poles for $8 a day. The skiing was great, though. We basically had the mountain to ourselves. Without stretching the truth, there were less than 30 people skiing on a sunny, clear day in March. Of the four lifts, there was one chair and a disc tow open. If older-looking chairs and lifts make you nervous, this might ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 2, 2005

Black Mountain
Black Mountain
Bartlett, New Hampshire

Cranmore Resort

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Cranmore Resort Photo, Bartlett, New Hampshire
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Cranmore Resort is located in North Conway. This is a very large, well-run ski resort with a lot going on. There are over 200 skiable acres with 40 trails. Skiing this mountain can be a bit confusing since there are a lot of intersecting trails. Some of the intersections could be quite nerve-racking on a busy day. We happened to be at Cranmore on a school holiday, which meant it got pretty busy as the day wore on. The high-speed quad moved things along, and the crowds were manageable. Cranmore really caters to families and fun. There are two terrain parks which provide options for all levels. Our novice skiers really enjoyed the challenge of the small jumps (bumps really). They could have ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 11, 2006

Cranmore Resort
1 Skimobile Road
Bartlett, New Hampshire 03860
(603) 356-5543