Cranmore Mountain Resort, New Hampshire
Cranmore is one of the oldest ski resorts in the nation. This alone makes it worth a visit.
Its good, balanced terrain, modest size (yet with an extensive trail system) and convenient location make it an ideal mountain for families. The sunbathed slopes are predominantly south facing, and lower elevation means it’s the warmest of all the valley areas. Cranmore skis larger than it is, and has both open slopes (don’t miss the back, or east, side of the mountain), as well as classic, narrower New England trails.
Cranmore is in the popular Mt. Washington Valley region, practically in the center of North Conway. As part of the family of Booth Creek Resorts (Waterville Valley, 90 minutes away, is a sister resort).
In addition to the standard skiing and snowboarding, Cranmore offers night skiing during Cranapalooza, a family-oriented event featuring fireworks (on select dates), live bands and children-friendly entertainers Saturdays from 2pm until 9pm. Weekends and holidays, non-skiers can enjoy lift-serviced tubing on seven groomed lanes in the Artic Blast tubing park.