At Wildcat, you don’t have to go big or go home. Enjoy a little of both: some jaw-dropping views of Mount Washington and terrain variety that will make you feel like you’re on a big mountain—Wild Kitten may very well be one of the best greens around; Lift Lion one of the top thigh-burners. But it’s a no-frills vibe that makes Wildcat feel like your home mountain at the same time. Just outside its, we’ll call it “well-loved,” base lodge sits a shiny quad that zips you to the mountaintop in a flash. Trails are groomed well—and even better—left to nature on the mountain’s many (higher elevation) powder days.
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FAMILY TRAIL Polecat winds an easy 2.75 miles from summit to base with Mount Washington for eye candy around nearly every bend.
GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Joe Dodge Lodge, just two miles from Wildcat’s base, offers shared accommodations and meals, making it easy to catch first tracks on a powder morning.