Cranmore Mountain Ski Resort

Cranmore Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of New Hampshire in USA. The resort is in the town of North Conway, NH.

We recently ranked all of New Hampshire's ski resorts, so you can see where Cranmore Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Cranmore Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Cranmore Mountain Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Cranmore Mountain's website.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Cranmore Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Cranmore Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview

Cranmore Mountain has a total of 54 ski trails, which are serviced by 10 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Cranmore Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 200 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 81 hectares, 0.3 square miles, or 0.8 square kilometers.

Cranmore Mountain's slopes see on average 120 inches (37 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
200(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall
120"(3,658 cm)

Cranmore Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Cranmore Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 2,000 feet, or 610 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 500 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,500 feet (457 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Cranmore 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
2,000'(610 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,500'(457 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
500'(152 m)

Cranmore Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
39.2out of 100
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Cranmore 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 64% 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.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Cranmore Mountain has 200 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Cranmore Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 36% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 64%.
Green Circle
36%(72 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
44%(88 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
20%(40 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 Cranmore Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Cranmore 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 64% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Cranmore Mountain Ski Resort Location

Cranmore Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of New Hampshire, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of North Conway, NH.

North Conway, NH 03860 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.06000, -71.11000

Getting to Cranmore Mountain Mountain Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Cranmore Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.06000, -71.11000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of North Conway, 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 Cranmore Mountain Ski Resort.

Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME49 mi
Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA117 mi
Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC162 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 Cranmore Mountain.

Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH67 mi
Augusta State AirportAUGAugusta, ME67 mi
Portsmouth International at Pease AirportPSMPortsmouth, NH69 mi

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

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%5 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%11 mi
King Pine Ski AreaMadison, NH850 ft17%13 mi
Shawnee PeakBridgton, ME1,700 ft42%15 mi
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%15 mi
Loon MountainLincoln, NH3,050 ft50%19 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%21 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%22 mi
Mt. AbramGreenwood, ME2,001 ft38%29 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%29 mi
Sunday RiverBethel, ME3,140 ft55%32 mi
Lost ValleyAuburn, ME495 ft39%42 mi
Whaleback MountainEnfield, NH1,800 ft38%53 mi
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%53 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%54 mi
Titcomb MountainFarmington, ME750 ft32%62 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%63 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%63 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%69 mi
McIntyre Ski AreaManchester, NH510 ft17%75 mi
GunstockKingston, NH2,300 ft47%79 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%80 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%80 mi
Black MountainRumford, ME2,150 ft44%80 mi
New HermonHerman, ME450 ft30%83 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%83 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%85 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%87 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%89 mi
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%90 mi
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%90 mi
Ski BradfordHaverhill, MA1,548 ft29%90 mi
Owl's HeadMansonville, QC2,480 ft46%91 mi
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%92 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%92 mi
Middlebury Snow BowlHancock, VT2,720 ft39%92 mi
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%95 mi
Mont Hatley (Montjoye), QC0 ft0%95 mi
Camden Snow BowlCamden, ME1,093 ft38%98 mi
Mont BellevueSherbrooke, QC1,089 ft11%99 mi

Cranmore Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,000 ft
Base Elevation500 ft
Vertical Drop1,500 ft
(36% Beginner,  44% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Skiable Acres200
Avg. Annual Snowfall120 inches
Cranmore Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats