As of noon Wednesday, December 19, it has been snowing at Wildcat Mountain since a cycle of storms began early Monday and accumulations have now totaled 2 feet at its summit. Benefitting from its higher elevations, in the last 24 hours an additional 11 inches has fallen at Wildcat Mountain and the steady snowfall over the last 56 hours has contributed to the 24” seen at the upper elevations of Wildcat. Wildcat Mountain Ski Patrol lowered the ropes on Upper Wildcat yesterday and today also opened Upper Lynx, Cat Cutoff and Lower Cat Track adding to the top-to-bottom 2,112 vertical feet of skiing and riding that was available prior to the natural snowfall began. For Friday Wildcat Mountain plans to open the Snow Cat lift and have beginner and novice terrain available. Snowmaking will resume Friday night in addition to the favorable forecast calling for additional snow this week.
Wildcat Mountain, located in Pinkham Notch, is home to New Hampshire’s most powerful quad summit chair lift and is renowned for its high summit elevation over 4,000 feet and greater than 2,100 vertical feet of skiing and riding; longest novice trail in the state at just under 3 miles; and proximity to Mt. Washington that contributes up to 200 inches of snow and a long winter/spring season annually. Wildcat Mountain has consistently been rated #1 Scenery and most recently earned a spot among SKI Magazine’s Reader Resort East’s Top 20 Ski Areas. For further information, please visit www.skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI WILD.
Photo – A skier rides Wildcat Mountain’s high-speed summit lift Wednesday while it continued to snow. Even at mid-mountain, significant accumulations of new snow have helped to open more terrain as the holiday week approaches.
(Photo credit: Wildcat Mountain/Max Gosselin)