Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort

Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of New Hampshire in USA. The resort is in the town of Gorham, NH. We recently ranked all of New Hampshire's ski resorts, so you can see where Wildcat Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Wildcat 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.

Wildcat Mountain Lodging:

Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Wildcat Mountain has a total of 49 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Wildcat Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 225 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 91 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Wildcat Mountain's slopes see on average 200 inches (79 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
225(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall
200"(79 cm)

Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 4,062 feet, or 1,238 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,950 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,112 feet (644 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Wildcat Mountain's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
4,062'(1,238 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,112'(644 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,950'(594 m)

Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
54.8out of 100
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Wildcat 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 80% 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

Wildcat Mountain has 225 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Wildcat Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
20%(45 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
47%(106 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
33%(74 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 Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Wildcat 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 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort Location

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

Gorham, NH 03581 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.27000, -71.21000

Getting to Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.27000, -71.21000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Gorham, 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 Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort.

Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME62 mi
Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA132 mi
Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC149 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 Wildcat Mountain.

Augusta State AirportAUGAugusta, ME70 mi
Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH70 mi
Portsmouth International at Pease AirportPSMPortsmouth, NH85 mi

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

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%4 mi
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%12 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%12 mi
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%15 mi
Sunday RiverBethel, ME3,140 ft55%24 mi
Shawnee PeakBridgton, ME1,700 ft42%25 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%25 mi
Mt. AbramGreenwood, ME2,001 ft38%25 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%26 mi
Loon MountainFreedom, NH3,050 ft50%34 mi
WhalebackEnfield, NH1,800 ft38%39 mi
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%40 mi
Lost ValleyAuburn, ME495 ft39%48 mi
Titcomb MountainFarmington, ME750 ft32%58 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%63 mi
Black MountainRumford, ME2,150 ft44%68 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%70 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%70 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%76 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%76 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%77 mi
Owl's HeadMansonville, QC2,480 ft46%77 mi
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%79 mi
Mont Hatley (Montjoye), QC0 ft0%80 mi
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%80 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%81 mi
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%82 mi
Mont Bellevue, QC1,089 ft11%84 mi
New HermonSouth China, ME450 ft31%84 mi
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%87 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%88 mi
Mont OrfordOrford, QC2,800 ft40%88 mi
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%88 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%88 mi
Baie-des-SablesMarston, QC1,509 ft28%92 mi
GunstockKingston, NH2,300 ft47%94 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%95 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%96 mi

Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation4,062 ft
Base Elevation1,950 ft
Vertical Drop2,112 ft
(20% Beginner,  47% Intermediate,  33% Expert)
Skiable Acres225
Avg. Annual Snowfall200 inches
Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats