Mountain Message Blog

Thursday, April 08, 2021

2020 - 21 Winter Operations Are Now Closed For The Season

Ragged Mountain Resort just wrapped up a winter season for the record books! With the unprecedented challenges of operating in the midst of a pandemic, our team rose to the occasion and provided a safe, fulfilling season of high quality skiing and snowboarding. We could not have done it without you! On behalf of all of our staff, we truly appreciate you respecting all the unique policies and logistical changes we enforced this winter. How about that RECORD-BREAKING SNOWSTORM! Ragged Mountain received the second highest recorded snowfall in the history of New Hampshire, literally one inch shy of Mount Washington's forty-nine inches in a single storm! So many fond memories from this past seasons adventures with family and friends.

As spring has sprung Mountain Operations and Ski Patrol are cleaning up Ragged and Spear peaks and putting them to rest. Ski touring is permitted, but please respect that it is 'AT YOUR OWN RISK' and there are many hazards throughout the two mountains and be mindful that they are not patrolled. We look forward to a summer full of weddings and ceremonies. The time has come to put that last thick coat of wax on your boards and put them away to rest. Many exciting new things will be happening next winter and we are thrilled to see all of your smiling faces once again at beautiful Ragged Mountain.

2021-22 Mission: Affordable Season Passes are available NOW - make sure you commit to skiing and riding with us next season and lock in at one of the most affordable season passes in all of New England!

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Monday, May 03, 2021

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

2021-22 Mission: Affordable XTRA Season Passes On-Sale NOW!

Mission: Affordable Season Passes are available now - make sure you commit to skiing and riding with us next season and lock in at the most affordable price!

Sport Thoma: 

Located in the Elmwood Lodge is currently running a sale on Ragged logoed products and certain outerwear, stop in and check it out!

Ski and Stay Packages Available:

Discounted Ski and Stay rates are currently available at our New Hampshire Mountain Inn, located just down New Canada Rd. in Wilmot 5min from the ski trails. 

The New Hampshire Mountain Inn veritably exudes historic authenticity, but it has also been selectively updated to provide some of the nicest of modern amenities. For example, stroll from the country charm of the farmhouse to the spectacular Tavern-style Family Room, built around an open double-sided fireplace with a hearth that is cantilevered over the pool area and see how easily the past and present blend. It is a seamless juxtaposition that makes for an ideal retreat — for a self-aware individual, for a romantic couple, for an adventurous family, or for leading executive groups.

Food and Beverage:

The Harvest Café menu is available 10:30am to 3:00pm Friday through Sunday. You can find the take-out / pick-up window on the Bricks along the main corridor entrance to the mountain. This convenience allows you to order from the chairlift or perhaps in your car as you are in route to carve up the slopes!

Uphill Traffic:

Uphill Skiing continues to be popular this season and guests seem to be enjoying our new route - Up Pines, Reggae Glades, across the intersection atop Wild Side and into an off-piste section under the powerlines to the summit! Please be sure to check in with Guest Services and allow us to notify Ski Patrol of your presence, for your safety. A current season pass or uphill ticket ($10) is required. Our Uphill Policy is found in the Winter header/Mountain Info/Uphill Policy or HERE.

Ski and Snowboard Conditions:

Daily snow surface conditions and trail counts change rapidly this time of year, stay up to date on our open terrain on our Snow Report updated daily every afternoon and early morning.

Advance Sales:

Lift tickets, rental equipment and ski & snowboard lessons MUST be purchased online in advance - this guarantees availability and your place on the slopes. Browse and buy on our online store.

Know Before You Go! 

Please review our Covid-19 guidelines prior to your arrival.  We thank you in advance for adhering to the guidelines and keeping our season safe!

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Thursday, April 01, 2021

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

2021-22 Mission: Affordable Season Passes On-Sale NOW!!!

As this weeks temperatures begin a warming trend, we welcome spring skiing with open arms! Sunshine, corn-snow, après, the terrain park and bumps - it's everybody's favorite time of year to ski and ride!

This season begin with many operational challenges, but our team rose to the occasion and adapted. We truly appreciate everyone respecting this seasons policies and prioritizing the skiing and snowboarding at beautiful Ragged Mountain. We are so fortunate to say - we have had a phenomenal winter at Ragged Mountain!

2021-22 Mission: Affordable XTRA Season Passes are available now! Make sure you commit to skiing and riding with us next season and lock in at the most affordable price.

Event Calendar: HERE

* Saturday, March 20 - Meier Skis On-Snow Demo

* Saturday 20th - We will be offering live music at the base of the Spear Lift featuring DJ Ras 1, Music on the Mountain

* Sunday, March 21 - Dash & Crash Uphill Ski Challenge

* Thursday, March 25 - USASA Rail Jam Event, must be a USASA member to compete.

* Saturday, March 27th - Vertical Descent Challenge, Using the Ragged Mountain APP - track your vertical that you descended throughout the day and the top performer wins a prize pack! 

* Saturday March 27th - We will be offering live music at the base of the Spear Lift featuring DJ Ras 1, Music on the Mountain

Ski and Stay Packages Available:

Discounted Ski and Stay rates are currently available at our New Hampshire Mountain Inn, located just down New Canada Rd. in Wilmot 5min from the ski trails. 

The New Hampshire Mountain Inn veritably exudes historic authenticity, but it has also been selectively updated to provide some of the nicest of modern amenities. For example, stroll from the country charm of the farmhouse to the spectacular Tavern-style Family Room, built around an open double-sided fireplace with a hearth that is cantilevered over the pool area and see how easily the past and present blend. It is a seamless juxtaposition that makes for an ideal retreat — for a self-aware individual, for a romantic couple, for an adventurous family, or for leading executive groups.

Food and Beverage:

The Harvest Café menu is available 10:30am to 3:00pm Friday through Sunday. You can find the take-out / pick-up window on the Bricks along the main corridor entrance to the mountain. This convenience allows you to order from the chairlift or perhaps in your car as you are in route to carve up the slopes!

Uphill Traffic:

Uphill Skiing continues to be popular this season and guests seem to be enjoying our new route - Up Pines, Reggae Glades, across the intersection atop Wild Side and into an off-piste section under the powerlines to the summit! Please be sure to check in with Guest Services and allow us to notify Ski Patrol of your presence, for your safety. A current season pass or uphill ticket ($10) is required. Our Uphill Policy is found in the Winter header/Mountain Info/Uphill Policy or HERE.

Ski and Snowboard Conditions:

Stay up to date on our daily snow surface conditions and open terrain on our Snow Report updated every afternoon and early morning.

Advance Sales:

Lift tickets, rental equipment and ski & snowboard lessons MUST be purchased online in advance - this guarantees availability and your place on the slopes. Browse and buy on our online store.

Know Before You Go! 

Please review our Covid-19 guidelines prior to your arrival.  We thank you in advance for adhering to the guidelines and keeping our season safe!

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021

Conditions don't get any better than right now at Ragged Mountain!

We have been enjoying many bluebird days with spring-like conditions at beautiful Ragged Mountain this past week. The skiing and snowboarding are at their peak and it is everybody's favorite time of year to be in the mountains! We have some exciting events going on into the spring, please read below.

Event Calendar: HERE

~ We will be offering live music at the base of the Spear Lift featuring DJ Ras, with Music on the Mountain - Saturday's March 13th, 20th and 27th.

~ U12 Slalom Race on Village Green, Saturday, February 27 - hosted by our Competition Programs 

~ USASA Slopestyle Event on Thursday, March 11 - must be a USASA member to compete.

~ LaFoley Slalom Race on Showboat Sunday, March 14 - hosted by our Competition Programs 

~ USASA Rail Jam Event on Thursday, March 25 - must be a USASA member to compete.

Ski and Stay Packages Available:

Discounted Ski and Stay rates are currently available at our New Hampshire Mountain Inn, located just down New Canada Rd. in Wilmot 5min from the ski trails. 

The New Hampshire Mountain Inn veritably exudes historic authenticity, but it has also been selectively updated to provide some of the nicest of modern amenities. For example, stroll from the country charm of the farmhouse to the spectacular Tavern-style Family Room, built around an open double-sided fireplace with a hearth that is cantilevered over the pool area and see how easily the past and present blend. It is a seamless juxtaposition that makes for an ideal retreat — for a self-aware individual, for a romantic couple, for an adventurous family, or for leading executive groups.

Food and Beverage:

Dining will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 4:30pm in our slope-side Birches Restaurant, which offers incredible views of skiers and riders coming down Main Street. Have you tried ordering take-out food through our APP yet? The Harvest Café menu is available 10:30am to 3:00pm Friday through Sunday. You can find the take-out / pick-up window on the Bricks along the main corridor entrance to the mountain. This convenience allows you to order from the chairlift or perhaps in your car as you are in route to carve up the slopes!

Uphill Traffic:

Uphill Skiing continues to be popular this season and guests seem to be enjoying our new route - Up Pines, Reggae Glades, across the intersection atop Wild Side and into an off-piste section under the powerlines to the summit! Please be sure to check in with Guest Services and allow us to notify Ski Patrol of your presence, for your safety. A current season pass or uphill ticket ($10) is required. Our Uphill Policy is found in the Winter header/Mountain Info/Uphill Policy or HERE.

Ski and Snowboard Conditions:

Stay up to date on our daily snow surface conditions and open terrain on our Snow Report updated every afternoon and early morning.

Advance Sales:

Lift tickets, rental equipment and ski & snowboard lessons MUST be purchased online in advance - this guarantees availability and your place on the slopes. Browse and buy on our online store.

Know Before You Go! 

Please review our Covid-19 guidelines prior to your arrival.  We thank you in advance for adhering to the guidelines and keeping our season safe!

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Sunday, February 28, 2021

Friday, February 12, 2021

COMING INTO PRESIDENTS WEEK -

We have received 6 inches of blower powder over the past 7 days and the temps have stayed cold enough to keep the snow well preserved. Going into the holiday weekend we have 54 trails and 245 acres of terrain open for you to enjoy! Snowstorms are beginning to stack up in the long term forecast and the skiing and snowboarding at Ragged Mountain are as good as it gets!  Make sure you purchase your lift tickets in advance, as the conditions have gotten so good - we are selling out of our daily lift ticket allotment for most Saturdays and Sundays many days in advance.

Ski and Stay Packages Available:

Discounted Ski and Stay rates are currently available at our New Hampshire Mountain Inn, located just down New Canada Rd. in Wilmot 5min from the ski trails. 

The New Hampshire Mountain Inn veritably exudes historic authenticity, but it has also been selectively updated to provide some of the nicest of modern amenities. For example, stroll from the country charm of the farmhouse to the spectacular Tavern-style Family Room, built around an open double-sided fireplace with a hearth that is cantilevered over the pool area and see how easily the past and present blend. It is a seamless juxtaposition that makes for an ideal retreat — for a self-aware individual, for a romantic couple, for an adventurous family, or for leading executive groups.

Food and Beverage:

Dining will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 4:30pm in our slope-side Birches Restaurant, which offers incredible views of skiers and riders coming down Main Street. Have you tried ordering take-out food through our APP yet? The Harvest Café menu is available 10:30am to 3:00pm Friday through Sunday. You can find the take-out / pick-up window on the Bricks along the main corridor entrance to the mountain. This convenience allows you to order from the chairlift or perhaps in your car as you are in route to carve up the slopes!

Uphill Traffic:

Uphill Skiing continues to be popular this season and guests seem to be enjoying our new route - Up Pines, Reggae Glades, across the intersection atop Wild Side and into an off-piste section under the powerlines to the summit! Please be sure to check in with Guest Services and allow us to notify Ski Patrol of your presence, for your safety. A current season pass or uphill ticket ($10) is required. Our Uphill Policy is found in the Winter header/Mountain Info/Uphill Policy or HERE.

Ski and Snowboard Conditions:

Stay up to date on our daily snow surface conditions and open terrain on our Snow Report updated every afternoon and early morning.

Advance Sales:

Lift tickets, equipment rentals and ski / ride lessons MUST be purchased online in advance to guarantee availability and your place on the slopes. Browse and buy on our online store.

Know Before You Go! 

Please review our Covid-19 guidelines prior to your arrival.  We thank you in advance for adhering to the guidelines and keeping our season safe!

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Sunday, February 14, 2021

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

JANUARY 20TH, 2021 UPDATE

This weeks cold temperatures have our snowmaking team busy expanding on open skiable acreage. We plan to open Birches, Upper & Lower Exhibition, and Town Meeting totaling 29 Trails and all 5 Lifts - providing you access to the slopes. Snow surfaces have consistently been machine groomed primarily and loose granular secondary of recent. You may not have any snow in your backyard, but winter is thriving at Ragged Mountain - the trails have thick bases and you know how great our grooming is! Just take a peek at our webcam and see for yourself!

Events:

This Saturday, January 23 Meier Skis will be providing a number of models and shapes to try out on-snow for FREE. This on-snow demo will be located slope-side of Elmwood Lodge from 9:00am to 4:00pm, in the market for new skis - be sure to check it out!

Food and Beverage:

Our mountain-side Birches Restaurant offers incredible views of skiers and riders coming down Village Green, dining will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 4:30pm. Have you tried our take-out food yet? We now have integrated mobile phone food ordering in our APP and the Harvest Cafe menu is available 10:30am to 3:00pm Friday through Sunday. You can find the take-out or pick-up window on the Bricks along the main corridor entrance to the mountain. This convenience allows you to order from the chairlift or perhaps in your car as you are in route to make some turns!

Uphill Traffic now has a NEW Route:

Uphill Skiing is open for the season and our new route sends you up Pines, Reggae Glades, across the intersection atop Wild Side and into an off-piste section under the powerlines to the summit! Please be sure to check in with Guest Services and allow us to notify Ski Patrol of your presence - for your safety. A current season pass or uphill ticket ($10) is required. Our Uphill Policy is found in the Winter header/Mountain Info/Uphill Policy or HERE.

Ski and Snowboard Conditions:

Stay up to date on our daily snow surface conditions and open terrain on our Snow Report updated every afternoon and early morning.

Advance Sales:

Lift tickets, equipment rentals and ski/ride lessons MUST be purchased online in advance to guarantee availability and your place on the snow. Browse and buy on our online store.

Know Before You Go! 

Please review our Covid-19 guidelines prior to your arrival.  We thank you in advance for adhering to the guidelines and keeping our season safe!

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

MLK WEEKEND UPDATE

Although we have faced a mild winter thus far in New Hampshire, our snowmaking team has been hard at work making up for the lack of snow. Coming into MLK Weekend we are expecting 26 Trails open and all 5 Lifts running to access the slopes. 

Food and Beverage

This weekend Birches Restaurant will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 4:30pm. Did you forget your lunch at home? We now have integrated mobile phone take-out food ordering into our APP and the Harvest Cafe menu is available 10:30am to 3:00pm Friday through Sunday. You can find the take-out (pick-up) window on the Bricks along the main corridor entrance to the mountain. This convenience allows you to order from the chairlift or perhaps in your car as you are in route to make some turns!

Uphill Traffic is now Permitted

Uphill Skiing is now open for the season and we are offering a new route up Pines, Reggae Glades, across the intersection atop Wild Side and into an off-piste section under the powerlines to the summit! Please be sure to check in with Guest Services and allow us to notify Ski Patrol of your presence - for your safety. A current season pass or uphill ticket ($10) is required. Our Uphill Policy is found in the Winter header/Mountain Info/Uphill Policy or HERE.

Ski and Ride Operations

Stay up to date on our daily conditions and terrain expansion on our Snow Report.

Know Before You Go! 

Please review our Covid-19 guidelines prior to your arrival.  We thank you in advance for adhering to the guidelines and keeping our season safe!

Advance Sales

Lift tickets, equipment rentals and ski/ride lessons MUST be purchased online in advance to guarantee availability and your place on the snow. Browse and buy on our online store.

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Wednesday, January 20, 2021