Ski Area Improvements in NH

July 19, 2010 by  
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There is good news for skiers and snowboarding enthusiasts who look forward to heading to their favorite ski resort in New Hampshire. It was recently announced by Ski NH that improvements and renovations were on the cards for a host of ski areas, which will not only develop larger and more exciting activities, but offer skiers better facilities to enjoy. A list of areas that will be targeted first has also been released, as well as the improvement plans for each site. Areas such as Cannon Mountain, Cranmore and Loon Mountain await magnificent developments.

Cannon Mountain, for instance, will have a new double chairlift installed to replace the old lift in the Mittersill Backcounty ski area. Upgrades will also be made to the grooming machines and snowmaking machines, as well as additions to be made to the base lodge. Cranmore, on the other hand, will be receiving chairlift upgrades, the relocation of the tubing park, the installation of a Mountain Coaster, improved ticketing systems and a colorful children’s center. A tree skiing area of twenty acres will be opened at Loon Mountain, with renovations being done to the chairlift, snowmaking equipment upgrades and new grooming machines being purchased. Snowmaking guns will be purchased for Pats Peak, including the construction of a new building on the summit, improvements to the training centre and a new ski patrol building.

A brand new mountain coaster is to be installed at Attitash, in Bartlett, and expansions at Bretton Woods will provide skiers with a new terrain to explore. Past proposals for tree ski areas at Wildcat Mountain will be looked into, the creation of two new ski trails and new technology for the snowmaking system at this ski area is being negotiated. Golf and Ski Warehouse will be joining forces with Balsams Wilderness, providing this ski area with a large retail store, enabling winter sports enthusiasts to have convenient access to skiing equipment. Millions of dollars have been set aside for this large scale project, with other ski areas on the improvement list including Crotched Mountain (Bennington), King Pine and Purity Spring Resort, McIntyre Ski Area, Black Mountain, Granite Gorge, Ragged Mountain and Mount Sunapee.