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 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 Wildcat Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Wildcat Mountain Mountain 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, 0.4 square miles, or 0.9 square kilometers.
Wildcat Mountain's slopes see on average 200 inches (5.1 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet every year!
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.
Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
56.7out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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
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's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 47% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 33% as expert.
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 Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Wildcat Mountain is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 67% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort Location
Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of New Hampshire, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Gorham, NH.
Gorham, NH 03581 USA
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Getting to Wildcat Mountain Mountain 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 Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||62 mi|
|Logan International Airport||BOS||Boston, MA||132 mi|
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||149 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 Airport||AUG||Augusta, ME||70 mi|
|Lebanon Municipal Airport||LEB||Lebanon, NH||70 mi|
|Portsmouth International at Pease Airport||PSM||Portsmouth, NH||85 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.
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||45%||4 mi|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||54%||12 mi|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||53%||12 mi|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||41%||15 mi|
|Sunday River||Bethel, ME||3,140 ft||57%||24 mi|
|Shawnee Peak||Bridgton, ME||1,700 ft||44%||25 mi|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||59%||25 mi|
|Mt. Abram||Greenwood, ME||2,001 ft||40%||25 mi|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||50%||26 mi|
|King Pine Ski Area||Madison, NH||850 ft||17%||28 mi|
|Loon Mountain||Lincoln, NH||3,050 ft||51%||34 mi|
|Whaleback Mountain||Enfield, NH||1,800 ft||40%||39 mi|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||62%||40 mi|
|Lost Valley||Auburn, ME||495 ft||41%||48 mi|
|Rangeley Lakes Trail Center||Rangeley, ME||0 ft||0%||57 mi|
|Titcomb Mountain||Farmington, ME||750 ft||34%||58 mi|
|Ragged Mountain||Andover, NH||2,250 ft||44%||63 mi|
|Black Mountain||Rumford, ME||2,150 ft||46%||68 mi|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||61%||70 mi|
|Saskadena Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||38%||70 mi|
|Dartmouth Skiway||Concord, NH||1,943 ft||41%||76 mi|
|Pats Peak||Henniker, NH||1,400 ft||34%||76 mi|
|Mount Sunapee||Newbury, NH||2,743 ft||45%||77 mi|
|Owl's Head||Mansonville, QC||2,480 ft||48%||77 mi|
|Jay Peak||Jay, VT||3,968 ft||60%||79 mi|
|Mont Hatley (Montjoye)||Canton de Hatley, QC||1,200 ft||0%||80 mi|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||61%||80 mi|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||62%||81 mi|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||42%||82 mi|
|Mont Bellevue||Sherbrooke, QC||1,089 ft||11%||84 mi|
|New Hermon||Herman, ME||450 ft||32%||84 mi|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||33%||87 mi|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||57%||88 mi|
|Mont Orford||Orford, QC||2,800 ft||42%||88 mi|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||42%||88 mi|
|McIntyre Ski Area||Manchester, NH||510 ft||18%||88 mi|
|Killington||Killington, VT||4,241 ft||70%||88 mi|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||40%||90 mi|
|J0T 2N0||Marston, QC||1,509 ft||30%||92 mi|
|Gunstock Mountain||Kingston, NH||2,267 ft||50%||94 mi|
|Crotched Mountain||Bennington, NH||2,066 ft||43%||95 mi|
|Okemo Mountain||Ludlow, VT||3,344 ft||54%||96 mi|
Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||4,062 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,950 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,112 ft|
(20% Beginner, 47% Intermediate, 33% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||200 inches|