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Signpost: Crotched Mountain, N.H.

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CROTCHED 60 skiable acres, 875 vertical feet; summit elevation 2,067 feet; 100 percent snowmaking; 5 lifts, including two fixed-grip quads, one triple, one double and one Wonder Carpet. Tickets: $45.

LODGING The Inn at Crotched Mountain is a charming B&B in Francestown, minutes from the mountain, with a network of cross-country trails; $70—$165; 603-588-6840. The Hancock Inn is New Hampshire's oldest continuously operating inn; $120—$215; 800-525-1789; hancockinn.com. The Peterborough Manor is within walking distance of the village, $65—$75; 603-924-9838.

DINING The Hancock Inn has fine dining, great appetizers, excellent wine list; entrees $20—$27; 800-525-1789. The Rynborn Restaurant and Blues Club in Keene offers excellent steaks and crab-stuffed portobellos; entrees $11—$20; 603-357-1313. Harlow's Pub is the hub of the region's social scene, in downtown Peterborough; simple soups, salads and sandwiches and a great beer selection; 603-924-6365. For breakfast, try A Common Place in Bennington: hearty breakfast fare, minutes from the slopes.

APRÈS-SKI Rynborn Restaurant and Blues Club, Antrim, for world-class blues bands; Harlow's Pub in downtown Peterborough, N.H., for great microbrews and live bands on the weekends.

DON'T MISS Midnight skiing under the lights, a trademark of Peak Resorts. On selected days, ski into the wee hours (check website for dates).

GETTING THERE From Boston (65 miles): Take I-93 to Manchester, N.H., then Route 101 west, Route 114 north, Route 13 south, Route 136 south and Route 47 west to the resort. From New York City (210 miles): Take I-95 to Hartford, Conn., I-91 to Brattleboro, Vt., Route 9 east, Route 31 south to Antrim, N.H., 202 south and Route 47 east to the resort.

INFORMATION 603-588-3668; crotchedmountain.com; info@crotchedmountain.com

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