Crotched Mountain is a ski area located in the state of New Hampshire in USA. The resort is in the town of Bennington, NH.
We recently ranked all of New Hampshire's ski resorts, so you can see where Crotched Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Crotched Mountain is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one season pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned and operated slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of types of Epic lift ticket passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.
There are numerous options to stay at Crotched Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Crotched Mountain Terrain Overview
Crotched Mountain has a total of 25 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Crotched Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 100 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 40 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.4 square kilometers.
Crotched Mountain's slopes see on average 108 inches (2.7 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 9 feet every year!
Crotched Mountain Elevation
Crotched Mountain has a summit elevation of 2,066 feet, or 630 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,050 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,016 feet (310 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Crotched Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Crotched Mountain Difficulty Level
42.6out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Crotched Mountain has 100 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Crotched Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 28% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 72%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Crotched Mountain good for beginners?
Crotched Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 72% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Crotched Mountain Location
Crotched Mountain is located in the state of New Hampshire, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Bennington, NH.
Bennington, NH 03442 USA
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Getting to Crotched Mountain
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Crotched Mountain), its coordinates of 42.99000, -71.88000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Bennington, NH to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Crotched Mountain.
|Logan International Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||62 mi|
|Theodore Francis Green State Airport||PVD||Providence, RI||90 mi|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||91 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Crotched Mountain.
|Manchester-Boston Regional Airport||MHT||Manchester, NH||23 mi|
|Lebanon Municipal Airport||LEB||Lebanon, NH||49 mi|
|Worcester Regional Airport||ORH||Worcester, MA||50 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Crotched Mountain, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Crotched Mountain.
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||41%||22 mi|
|Pats Peak||Henniker, NH||1,400 ft||33%||22 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||18%||22 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||45%||27 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||44%||33 mi|
|Wachusett Mountain Ski Area||Princeton, MA||2,006 ft||41%||35 mi|
|Nashoba Valley||Boxborough, MA||440 ft||37%||40 mi|
|Gunstock Mountain||Kingston, NH||2,267 ft||50%||41 mi|
|Ski Bradford||Haverhill, MA||1,548 ft||31%||44 mi|
|Stowe Mountain||West Halifax, VT||4,395 ft||59%||47 mi|
|Magic Mountain||Londonderry, VT||2,850 ft||54%||47 mi|
|Ski Butternut||Great Barrington, MA||1,800 ft||40%||48 mi|
|Ski Ward||Shrewsbury, MA||410 ft||25%||48 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||54%||51 mi|
|Stratton Mountain||Winhall, VT||3,875 ft||47%||52 mi|
|Mount Snow||Somerset, VT||3,600 ft||47%||53 mi|
|Bromley Mountain||Peru, VT||3,284 ft||44%||56 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||69%||65 mi|
|Blue Hills Ski Area||Canton, MA||635 ft||24%||66 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||50%||70 mi|
|Loon Mountain||Lincoln, NH||3,050 ft||51%||71 mi|
|King Pine Ski Area||Madison, NH||850 ft||17%||72 mi|
|Blandford||Blandford, MA||1,685 ft||25%||77 mi|
|Jiminy Peak||Hancock, MA||2,380 ft||46%||78 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||57%||78 mi|
|Berkshire East||Charlemont, MA||1,840 ft||45%||80 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||59%||81 mi|
|Bousquet Mountain||Pittsfield, MA||1,818 ft||47%||81 mi|
|Otis Ridge Ski Area||Otis, MA||1,700 ft||35%||83 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||53%||83 mi|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||41%||83 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||40%||85 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||54%||90 mi|
|Shawnee Peak||Bridgton, ME||1,700 ft||44%||91 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||62%||91 mi|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||45%||92 mi|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||57%||95 mi|
Crotched Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,066 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,050 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,016 ft|
(28% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 32% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||108 inches|