King Pine Ski Area, Madison, NH

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King Pine Ski Area in Madison, New Hampshire, and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging & webcams. King Pine Ski Area, created by the Hoyt Family who had a long history of operating a successful summer resort business and saw the need to bring winter recreation to the […]

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King Pine Ski Area in Madison, New Hampshire, and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging & webcams. King Pine Ski Area, created by the Hoyt Family who had a long history of operating a successful summer resort business and saw the need to bring winter recreation to the area. The ski area opened in Dec 1962, with just a double chairlift, three trails, and an open slope area. The ski business was a natural complement to the Purity Spring Resort, as it provided accommodations for destination travellers from outside the local area in both the winter and summer. King Pine Ski Area, located along a quiet stretch of Eaton Rd, across from Purity Lake. After enjoying success in the early years, in 1968 the ski area expanded to double the size by adding much needed advanced to expert terrain on the North Side, including Pine Brule the ski area’s only double black run, which offers a great view of the lake. To combat the times when Mother Nature isn’t so generous with snowfall on the slopes, the ski area added snowmaking equipment in the mid-1970’s to ensure the trails are always coated in white. King Pine Ski Area continued to find ways to accommodate families, and during the 1982-1983 season started to offer night skiing on a few trails, on select nights. King Pine Ski Area has grown into a ski area with an authentic charm that’s hard to find in larger ski areas. It is a place that offers families a relaxed atmosphere where they can create lasting memories. Escape2ski thoroughly enjoyed our time at King Pine. We chatted with many people who learned to ski here and have returned to this special place to teach their children how to ski. King Pine Ski Area and Purity Spring Resort are more than just skiing and snowboarding; it is a winter paradise that encompasses all the charm, hospitality and romance that one would expect from the New Hampshire countryside.

On the Slopes

  • If you study the trail map of King Pine Ski Area, you’ll notice that most of the trail names contain the word “Pine”, just another one of the quaint features of the mountain. The advanced terrain of Pitch Pine and Jack Pine, plus the White Pine Intermediate trail offer a great fall line experience where you carve up the slopes. Also, an added feature is that night skiing is available on eight trails from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm during select nights.
  • The terrain park experience is comprised of the beginner park with small jumps and various jibs, plus the Twisted Pine Terrain Park for enthusiasts with skills necessary to tackle small and medium jumps, a culvert, an A-Frame Box, Flat Rails and a Monster Box. Have Fun!
  • The King Pine Ski Area Ski and Snowboard School is home to a dedicated group of certified instructors who will help you to progress your skills and make your skiing and snowboarding experience an enjoyable one. Various programs and lessons exist for all ages, including the Children’s Knee-Hi lessons for ages three to seven, plus group and private lessons. There is also the popular 1-2-3 Ski and Snowboard Packages that features three lessons and a lift ticket perk for the balance of the current season once you’ve completed your lessons. Call for more info at 603-367-8896.
  • For parents who want or need a little time for themselves, there is a Day Care facility located in the day lodge for infants to age six Games, crafts and other engaging activities will more than occupy your child’s time, while you enjoy the slopes.

Off the Slopes

  • King Pine Ski Area provides a variety of options to make your destination getaway a memorable one. When it comes to lodging and dining, there are multiple options all within proximity to skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities. The Lodge at the King Pine Ski Area is your best option if you want to walk out the door and be on the slopes. There are 17 rooms available located above the day lodge. There is also a cafeteria, and a small retail outlet located in the day lodge for your convenience.
  • The Purity Spring Resort has a been a staple in this area since 1911, the property is located less than a 5-minute ride away from the mountain, and features various lodging types that are great for family use. The Inn, Millbrook, The Mill, Hillside and Fireside Cottages are a great destination any time of the year. There are fitness facilities, indoor pool options, and dining available at Traditions Restaurant and Pub.
  • You can find other accommodation in the town of North Conway (ADD north Conway LINK) (considered the birthplace of American skiing) only 10mi/16kms to the north, where you will find many local hotels and motels, along with a variety of national hotel chains to cater to all your needs. As you enjoy shopping district, remember the shopping is tax-free in New Hampshire, and dining options range from fast food all the way to fine dining. You will not be disappointed.
  • A day away from the slopes could be spent at The Pine Meadows Snowtubing Park with three lanes serviced by a rope tow; fun for the entire family. There are also 22km/14mi of Nordic Trails, 28km/17mi of snowshoe trails, sleigh rides, and an outdoor ice skating facility with a roof that covers the ice. There are also, Nordic lessons available to get you and enjoying the spectacular New Hampshire Countryside.
  • Weekends you can leave the driving to King Pine. The shuttle service operates from the main day lodge at the King Pine Ski Area to the Purity Spring Resort. Call 603-367-8896 for more info.

At Escape2ski you’ll find out – What to know…before the snow.

On the Slopes

Off the Slopes

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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
350 ft / 107 m

Base Elevation:
500 ft / 152 m

Summit Elevation:
850 ft / 259 m

Skiable Area:
50 acres

Average Snowfall:
120 in / 305 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 17

Beginner: 7 (41%)

Intermediate: 6 (35%)

Advanced: 3 (18%)

Expert: 1 (6%)

Terrain Parks: 2

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes


Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: No

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Portland ME, 50mi / 81km

Nearest Major City:
Portland ME, 55mi / 89km

Nearest Town/City:
Conway NH, 10mi / 16km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-373-3754

Direct Phone: 603-367-8896

Snow Phone: 603-367-4040

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 15 to Mar 25

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm; Sat-Sun 8:30am-4:00pm; Night Skiing Tue, Fri, Sat & during holidays 4:00pm-9:00pm. Times are subject to change.

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices


Lift Information

Total Lifts: 5

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0


Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 0

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 0

Triples: 3

Doubles: 0

Surface Lifts: 2


Mountainside: Yes

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Portland Intl Jetport  (PWM)
Distance: 50 mi / 81 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Manchester Boston Regional Airport  (MHT)
Distance: 92 mi / 148 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Day Care

More Helpful Links

Book your Trip

North Conway Guide