King Pine facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsKing Pine Ski Area at Purity Spring Resort
The Polar Bear Triple Chairlift
|Location||Madison, New Hampshire, US|
|Vertical||350 ft (110 m)|
– 25% Advanced
|Lift system||6 chairs: 3 Triples, 2 Surface Lifts, 1 Tubing Tow|
|Night skiing||Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and vacation weeks|
King Pine has 45 skiable acres, with six ski lifts and seventeen trails. King Pine also has 22 km of skate- and track-groomed cross country trails as well as snowshoeing, Zamboni-groomed ice skating, snowtubing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and a PSIA-certified ski school. Seasonal events include pond skimming, a cardboard box derby, and ski and snowboard races.
Skiing and snowboarding
King Pine features 17 trails, 6 lifts, easy-to-navigate terrain and a spacious base lodge, and has been in operation for 50 years.
44% of King Pine's terrain is designed for novice and 31% for intermediate skiers and riders.
Adventure can be found on Pitch Pine (one of New England's steepest trails) or in the Twisted Pine Terrain Park, with hits, rails and challenging elements.
King Pine offers night skiing on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights and during holiday periods from 4-9pm. Eight trails are open at night and are served by two triple chairlifts, Powder Bear and Polar Bear. The following trails have night skiing: White Pine, King Pine, East Slope, West Slope, Pine Cone, Pine Board, Pine Spills, Knotty Pine, Scotch Pine and Crooked Pine.
The Pine Meadows Snowtubing Park has three snowtubing lanes, serviced by a tow rope.
The Tohko Dome is an outdoor, covered ice rink. It is Zamboni-groomed daily. The ice rink has an outdoor firepit, lights for skating at night and music.
The Purity Spring XC & Snowshoe Reserve features 22 km of scenic, back-country trails (15 km skate and track groomed). The trails wind through the forest surrounding Purity Lake, twisting through tall pines to the adjacent NH Audubon wildlife sanctuary. Skate and classic cross-country skis are available in the King Pine Rental and Tune Shop.
There are 28 km of snowshoe trails around King Pine and Purity Spring, including the adjacent NH Audubon wildlife sanctuary. Snowshoe tours are typically available every Saturday afternoon and during holiday periods. Snowshoe rentals are available in the King Pine Rental and Tune Shop.
Horse-drawn sleigh rides
Sleigh rides are offered through Purity Spring Resort at the Burnt Meadow Stables. The sleigh ride travels through open pastures and fields, through spruce-lined forests and along backcountry trails.
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