The Balsams - Wilderness

Ski Resort Profile

The Balsams - Wilderness
New Hampshire
United States
Phone: 603 255-3951

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About the Ski Resort

The Balsams Wilderness is a magnificent 15,000 acre private estate high in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

This classic destination resort provides its guests the ultimate winter vacation, offering 15 alpine trails and three glades with a vertical drop of 1,006 feet, a full-service base lodge, 75 km of tracked and groomed cross-country skiing trails, ice skating, guided natural history tours, three rooms of live entertainment and choice-of-menu dining at breakfast and dinner.

All of this and friendly, considerate guest service are included in The Balsams Wilderness American plan rates.

The Balsams Wilderness recently received the National Ski Area Design Award in recognition of its architectural style and unique historic preservation.

Called "one of the world's 12 poshest ski resorts" by SKI Magazine, The Balsams Wilderness also is considered one of the top cross-country ski resorts in North America.

Brand New Novice Ski Center!!!

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 85 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  25 %

 More Difficult:  50 %

 Most Difficult:  25 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  1,754 ft
Summit elevation:  2,760 ft
Vertical drop:  1,006 ft
Skiable area:  88 acres
Annual snowfall:  225 in
Snowmaking:  80 %
Number of trails:  15
Number of lifts:  6
Types of lifts:  1 surface lift,
 2 T-bars,
 1 Double Chair,
 2 Triple Chairs

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Ski Resort directions

To reach Balsams/Wilderness from Boston, take I-93 north to Exit 35, then Route 3 north to Colebrook, NH and Route 26 East to Dixville Notch. Via I-91 take the St. Johnsbury, VT exit then Route 2 east to Lancaster, NH and Route 3 north to Colebrook (as above).