The Cranmore Mountain Resort is a large ski resort in located near North Conway, New Hampshire. Shopping venues including discount retail outlets, recreation and fun surround the resort that holds a long tradition of skiing and ski culture since 1939. The ski resort expands over 200 plus acres at a summit elevation of 2000 feet. The longest run is one mile long and the resort services every age and level of expertise, from novice to expert.
The resort is open on weekends only starting around the first weekend of December and continuing through the second weekend of the month. Around the middle of December the resort expands its open days to daily. Typical hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and weekends and holidays from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Starting around Christmas time the resort offers night skiing on Saturdays and is open from 2 pm to 8 pm.
The resort has 43 trails and 7 glades for a total of 50 trails and glades. There are 36% trails set up for the novice, 44% intermediate trails, and 20% advanced trails. Lifts at the mountain include one high speed quad, one triple, two doubles, two tubing surface lifts, two magic carpets and one rope tow.
The Arctic Blast Tubing Park is located at the base of Cranmore Mountain and provides fun for the entire family. There are seven lanes of fast tubing and all ages are welcome. Children 42 inches and above may ride alone and those under 42 inches must be accompanied by an adult. The tubing park has its own snack shack located in a warming hut at the base of the mountain. The snack shack is fully stocked with hot dogs, hot cocoa, chips, warm soup, hot pretzels and more. There are vending machines with cold beverages and candy bars also available at the hut.
Lodging at the resort has many varieties. Visitors may choose condo rentals from On-Mountain Condo and Lodging or hotels in the area. Ski and stay packages are available at most area hotels including the Colonial Motel, the Cranmore Inn, Kearsage Inn, Wildflowers Inn or Cranmore Mountain Lodge. A popular lodging destination is the Farm by the River B&B, complete with stables, Jacuzzis, and a horse-drawn sleigh ride. This 1780s farmhouse offers New England tradition in all of its decorated guest rooms. Fireside breakfasts and complimentary fresh baked goods provide a nice treat to skiers at Cranmore Mountain.
The resort offers a day care facility at their Penguin Park Day Care. The skilled staff is available to provide fun and entertainment for children too small to go out on the ski trails. For children ages three to five years old, a one-hour ski introductory lesson is given and at age four children may join the Penguin Ski Camp for a full or half day program designed to teach them how to ski. Reservations for the day care and camps can be made online.