Jackson, N.H. Almanac

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Ski Towns 1102 Pic B

Population 835

Elevation 755

Median Price of a Single-Family Home In Town $169,500; In County $113,400

Tax on Homes $14.81 rate, 80 percent valuation; $2,089.23 on above in-town home

Main Businesses Tourism, hotels, ski touring

School Population K-6, 60; regional high school in Conway, 220

Local Ski Areas Black Mountain: 1,100 vertical feet; 146 skiable acres; 130 average annual inches; season pass, $675; lift ticket weekend/holiday, $32, weekday, $20; 800-698-4490; blackmt.com. Wildcat: 2,112 vertical feet; 225 skiable acres; 220 annual inches; season pass, $895; adult lift ticket, $52; 800-255-6439; skiwildcat.com.

Best Local Event New Hampshire Snow Sculpting Contest, Feb. 7-9.

Locals' Favorite Restaurants Breakfast and the local buzz at Yesterdays; gourmet dinners in a casual atmosphere at the Thompson House; a celebration warrants dinner at the Inn at Thorne Hill.

Locals' Favorite Hangouts The Wildcat Tavern is a classic après bar with guitar players and a fireplace. The Shannon Door for cheap beer, good bar food and Irish music.

Best Places to Stay The Wentworth Resort has upscale hotel rooms and townhomes ($175-$215, per person, with breakfast and dinner; 603-383-9700). The Dana Place Inn has country-style and modern amenities close to Wildcat ($85-$115, double occupancy; 800-537-9270). The Eagle Mountain House is a former "grand hotel" that welcomes families ($89-$159 for rooms and suites; 800-966-5779).

Jackson Chamber of Commerce: 603-383-9356; jacksonnh.com.