Crotched Mountain Ski Resort

Crotched Mountain Ski Resort 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 lift pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of different types of Epic passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.

Crotched Mountain Lodging:

Crotched Mountain Ski Resort 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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
100(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Crotched Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Crotched Mountain Ski Resort 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,066'(630 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,016'(310 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,050'(320 m)

Crotched Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
41.2out of 100
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Crotched Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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.

Skiiable Area 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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 28% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 72%.
28%(28 acres)

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.

Blue Square
40%(40 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
32%(32 acres)

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 Ski Resort 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 Ski Resort Location

Crotched Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of New Hampshire, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Bennington, NH.

Bennington, NH 03442 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
42.99000, -71.88000

Getting to Crotched Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Crotched Mountain Ski Resort), 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 Ski Resort.

Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA62 mi
Theodore Francis Green State AirportPVDProvidence, RI90 mi
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME91 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 AirportMHTManchester, NH23 mi
Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH49 mi
Worcester Regional AirportORHWorcester, MA50 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Crotched Mountain Ski Resort, 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 Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%22 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%22 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%27 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%33 mi
Wachusett MountainPrinceton, MA2,006 ft40%35 mi
Nashoba ValleyBoxborough, MA440 ft36%40 mi
GunstockKingston, NH2,300 ft47%41 mi
Ski BradfordHaverhill, MA1,548 ft29%44 mi
Stowe MountainWest Halifax, VT4,395 ft57%47 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%47 mi
Bousquet MountainSudbury, MA1,875 ft37%48 mi
Ski WardShrewsbury, MA410 ft24%48 mi
Ski ButternutGreat Barrington, MA1,800 ft38%48 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%51 mi
Stratton MountainWinhall, VT3,875 ft45%52 mi
Mount SnowSomerset, VT3,600 ft44%53 mi
Bromley MountainPeru, VT3,284 ft42%56 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%65 mi
Blue Hills Ski AreaCanton, MA635 ft23%66 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%70 mi
Loon MountainFreedom, NH3,050 ft50%71 mi
BlandfordBlandford, MA1,685 ft24%77 mi
Jiminy PeakHancock, MA2,380 ft44%78 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%78 mi
Berkshire EastCharlemont, MA1,840 ft44%80 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%81 mi
Otis RidgeOtis, MA1,700 ft34%83 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%83 mi
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%83 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%90 mi
Shawnee PeakBridgton, ME1,700 ft42%91 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%91 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%92 mi
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%95 mi

Crotched Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,066 ft
Base Elevation1,050 ft
Vertical Drop1,016 ft
(28% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  32% Expert)
Skiable Acres100
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Crotched Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats