Danbury, NH ski resorts

Danbury, NH

From upgraded lifts and mid-mountain dining to the new wood-fired pizzeria, flat screen TVs, 14,000 feet of new snowmaking pipe and a new terrain park, it's a whole NEW Ragged Mountain. Best of all, it's still the best winter sports value in all New England. If you think you know Ragged Mountain, prepare to adjust your thinking... because there's change in the mountain air!

Today, Ragged Mountain offers the most affordable big mountain skiing and snowboarding experiences in New England with 200 + acres of trails, 98% state-of-the-art snowmaking coverage, five lifts including New Hampshire only high speed six-pack, and two New England colonial-style lodges that provide all the amenities a family could need. Ragged Mountain is a great place to learn to ski or snowboard, and the Ski School offers programs for all ages and ability levels. Ragged is home to the closest Burton Learn to Ride Program to Boston.

Ragged Mountain Ski Area is located approximately 56 miles northwest of Manchester, N.H., and may be easily accessed via I-89 or I-93.

Winter Information:
Two mountain peaks, 53 trails, tons of glades, a wonder carpet for the kiddies, four terrain parks for all abilities with natural features, plus New Hampshire’s only high-speed six-pack that will get you from the base area to the summit in under six minutes. Ragged Mountain Resort suits the whole family from first-timers to expert skiers and snowboarders. Located less than 90 minutes from Boston and less than one hour from Manchester, in Danbury. Nothing this close even comes close. Come on up and Get Ragged!

Summer Information:
Ragged’s 18-hole championship golf course offers challenging play in a spectacular mountain setting. Set on the down slopes of the mountain, the holes are designed to test the golfer’s ability and placement.

Located southwest of the Lakes Region in New Hampshire, Ragged Mountain's lift served history dates back to the early 1960s. State Senator Arthur M. Drake sponsored a bill in early 1963 that funded the construction of access roads to two proposed ski areas, Willard Basin and Ragged Mountain.

In 1964, a Hall double and T-Bar were installed on the north side of Ragged Mountain. A second chairlift was planned for the Northeast Peak area; however, Ragged would operate with its 1964 lift infrastructure for over two decades until undertaking the Spear Mountain and Barnyard expansions.

In 1987, the Endriunas brothers purchased Ragged Mountain. Closing out the decade, the Meadows beginner area was developed with a T-Bar.

The 1990s started off with a relative bang, as two double chairlifts were installed and lodge facilities were improved. Later in the decade, the Spear Mountain area was built. In the winter of 2002, Ragged opened the first high speed detachable six person chairlift in New Hampshire. The new lift was seen as a key piece of a future expansion. Instead, the high costs involved helped contribute to the eventual bankruptcy of the area. New ownership eventually took over in the late 2000s, resulting in the stabilization of the area, as well as new planning of expansion.

Trails:  53
Overall ratings:  Beginner/Intermediate

URL: www.raggedmountainresort.com
Address:  620 Ragged Mountain Road, Danbury, NH  03230

Phone number: General Information: (603) 768-3600 | Snow Phone:  877.GO.SKI.RM | Email:  info@ragged-mt.com

Dates of Season:  November through Mid April *
*weather dependent

Hours of Operation:
Weekdays:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Weekends/Holidays:  8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Half Day:  8:30 am – 12:30 pm & 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Trails & Terrain:
Terrain: 220 acres
Snowmaking: 84% of terrain
Lifts: 5 including one high-speed summit six-pack express, two triples, one double and one surface lift
Terrain Difficulty: 30% Novice, 40% Intermediate, 30% Expert
Longest Run: 9,240 ft./2,816 m.)
Terrain Parks:  3 (Wild Side, Wild Woods and Wild Ride, plus Learn to Slide Park)

Snowfall & Temperatures:
Average Snowfall: 100 inches annually
Average High Temperature: 33 degrees
Average Low Temperature: 10 degrees

Summit Elevation: 2,250 ft./686 m.
Base Elevation:  1,000 ft./305 m.
Vertical Drop: 1,250 ft./381 m.


Only 20 minutes from I-93, Exit 23, or 30 minutes to Exit 11 off I-89.
From the south:
Take I-93 North to Exit 23 onto Rt. 104 for about 20 minutes through the Town of Bristol.  Our access road, Ragged Mountain Road will be on your left.
Take I-93 to Exit 17 onto Rt. 4 West for about 30 minutes into Danbury.  Turn right onto Rt. 104 for about a mile.  Our access road, Ragged Mountain Road, will be on your right.  Lastly, take I-93 to I-89 to Exit 11 onto Rt. 11 East.  Follow to Rt. 4 West to Rt. 104. Our access road, Ragged Mountain Road, will be on your right.

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