Comments left for King Pine...
King Pine nominated "#1 Family Ski Resort in the White Mountains".
North Conway, NH
The "#1 Family Ski Area in the White Mountains" poll was conducted by WBZ CBS TV & Radio in Boston and www.ridethelift.com.
Voters were asked to vote for their favorite resort in particular regions throughout New England and had the opportunity to leave comments as well. King Pine and Purity Spring received more than 100 comments (below), which can still be viewed on the ridethelift.com website.
"No long lines even during the busy times, great family atmosphere, friendly staff, and most importantly AWESOME skiing and snow! King Pine is one of our favorites!"
"Great place all around"
"Great Family value"
"Nice to be able to bring 10 year old son and his friend and not worry about them getting lost. Affordable, too!"
Sharon J. Memmolo
"Nothing like King Pine!"
"Best resort my family has been to. Friendly, helpful staff no matter where you go. Recently spent a day at another resort & missed the personal touch of King Pine. Keep up the great work & see you next year."
"King Pine is awesome!"
"King Pine is a wonderful family resort. The staff is awesome!!"
"Great Family Value!!!"
"King Pine is excellent. Not too big, not too small. Excellent service at ski rental and everyone is so nice. Jack and Ted are the best and the people at Purity Spring are fantastic. The food is outstanding. We will be coming back every year. My kids love it."
"NEW TRAIL IS AWESOME! needs to work on the half pipe though"
"What a wonderful place to have our family's first experience with skiing. All staff were patient, kind, and very helpful."
"Guys, It's your family friendly environment that keeps us coming back. (I don't mind not having to wait on lift lines either.) Keep up the great work"
"King Pine, simply amazing!! I LOVE IT THERE!!!!"
"This is a excellent mountain for fun skiing for the family and friends"
"King Pine is the best!"
"There is something for everyone. Staff is exceptional, friendly and informative."
"They have trails for all types of skiiers, but especially beginners and there aren't enough beginner mountains in new hampshire, its perfect"
"We love King Pine. They are very friendly and family oriented. We always feel right at home here at King Pine. "
"It's great for family fun and the prices and packages are great."
"Great place to ski..."
"Family oriented, sensitive to my needs and my grandchildren's needs. "
"I learned to snowboard at King Pine and it was wicked fun!"
"Oh my gosh, I love King Pine!! My kids learned to snowboard from Amanda the coolest! "
"They have the nicest and friendliest staff. They offer a great family atmosphere where you can have a ton of fun in every season. "
"King Pine is the best family skiing area!! The staff is the terrific, Ted and Jack are great with the kids and Lynnie is the best!! We can't wait until next year!!"
"Just a fun place for families, easy to use, not issues with heavy crowds and children getting in the way of people zooming down the slopes. A safe place to ski for little ones and a relaxing place to ski for us older crowds too."
"King pine is a great mountain to learn how to ski or snowboard at. Although, it is not big it is perfect to learn on because of the short runs. Great Conditions. Love it."
"Friendly. Easy to choose appropriate skiing. Clean. Easy parking. Good security"
"Great place to take the family. We stumbled upon the resort, and return every year now."
"Learn how to ski here in the 60's. Still has a very special place in my heart. Great place , with the best people around."
"Great family run company ."
"King Pine Rocks........especially Daiva and Brian Hampton!!!!!!"
"Best conditions - all the time!!! Awesome terrain park!"
"Super friendly staff - great conditions"
"Best ski resort in the valley due to the fantastic customer service, friendly staff, and amazing conditions ALWAYS!!!"
"Great family mountain"
Ruth E. Shaw
"Best family mountain to ski"
"King Pine is #1 for us for many reasons. With 3 children 4,7 & 10, 2 on skis, one boarding & at various levels, everyone can find their challenge yet we're not spread out all over the place. It's clean, friendly, affordable, fun and not too far. We just stayed at the Resort and have camped at Danforth and have never been disappointed at all. We love that t is family owned and they have earned our respect. They do a great job! Thank you!"
"Our family had a lot of fun on your mountain. We would love to come back. "
"Good beginner slope"
"Love It! Keep up the great work! You're that extra special place that still makes you feel like you're home, yet brings many wonderful touches for all to enjoy!!"
"King Pine really knows what they are doing. The grooming is fantastic, people are so friendly and the ski school makes it so easy for the kids to learn how to ski safely and have FUN."
"I grew up going to Ski Camp at King Pine... one of the best times of my life!"
"King Pine is a very good mountain for families. Enjoy going there"
John P Hogan
"Great staff and very family oriented"
"The kids don't want to go anywhere else"
"Let it snow..!"
"It is the best family place--great for all skill levels and not so large that you couldn't find those you came with!"
"They are an awesome mountain, they are a very friendly place and costs are low which definitely makes it the best place to go to learn to ski or just have fun for an hour or two of skiing. I love you King Pine!! A faithful King Piner forever"
"King Pine is a great family resort, they offer everything from skiing to tubing to skating, we just love it there."
"You're the best ski area because it's the best for kids!"
"Great for a family facility. Decent rates. "
"A great place for the whole family, All 3 kids and my wife have taken lessons from the wonderful staff of instructors and now have more confidence to take on the whole mountain. "
"You guys have the best family resort around. My daughter loved her introduction to skiing and tubing thanks to your outstanding staff and facility!! Keep up the great work!!!"
Martha E. LaChapelle
"My husband and I think it's the best thing when we tell our 5 children that we're going to King Pine! We have been going there for years. It is set up in the best way making it so convenient for families. Keep up the great work! We'll see you on the slopes :)"
"My family has been going there ever since I can remember, it is the best vacation spot I have ever been to. "
"We love King Pine- the atmosphere, the people, and the trails are great!!!!"
"My whole family loves to ski at King Pine."
"Awesome kids ski school. the best. my wife and i agree that my son got the most out of this program. we've been to other schools that were not run as good. "
"Great family resort and ski area, offering many amenities for all ages. Grandchildren have all learned to ski here and will be bringing great grandchildren next year."
"My WHOLE family and I have been skiing at King Pine for about 12 years and we LOVE every minute up there on the mountain! I am 22, and I don't think I will ever get bored with King Pine...it's a fun family atmosphere."
"Awesome Family Skiing"
"Great family fun and skiing."
"Best family resort & ski area!!"
"Good grooming, excellent staff and reasonable prices."
"You have provided my family with happy, healthy winters for 20 years."
"Great family mountain!"
"King Pine is a great value and family fun resort"
"Great family mountain!"
"We love the kid friendly environment even for the ones that do not ski. Quick lines and great food."
"Fun for the whole family!! Affordable, convenient and friendly!"
"Great place friendly environment good conditions moist of the time employees are nice and helpful."
"Our four season real life paradise " "
"Greatest little mountain"
"Some of my fondest memories are skiing with my family at King Pine. I will cherish them always."
"Best ski resort in New England for kids and families! It's a blast!"
Mindy Lambert & Family
"Best all around family ski resort in NH. Great grooming and very clean facilities. Very reasonable rates. Will be skiing & boarding again soon."
"Great ski area. Affordable pricing."
"Our kids learned at King Pine, and are now teenagers, and beg to go to King Pine at least once a winter! Love the new chair in the back!"
David & Janice
"Affordable, excellent snowmaking, and consistently great ski conditions make King Pine our favorite"
"Family friendly, ski and tube, lodging at mountain and meal plan."
"1. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. 2. KP has a great variety of slopes/trails and lifts to match - little or no waiting. 3. A great price break for seniors."
"I first learned to ski at King Pine and have had many happy family trips there."
"Best grooming and snowmaking, friendly staff"
"Fabulous family fun"
Bob & Linda Camberlain
"Have spent a long weekend every January at King Pine for the last 44 years. It's a great place!"
"Great family atmosphere, uncrowded slopes, great value, & beautiful terrain which is varied and fun for the whole family"
"Great family place, and the Ski Camp ROCKS!!"
"Purity Spring resort is a great family resort. It offers a nice family ski vacation at an affordable price."
"We didn't get up to ski this winter, but will be there in June--can't wait!!!!"
"Great family mountain"
"King Pine is a great family mountain, my kids grew up there - and I always feel they are safe and among "family and friends" wherever they are on the mountain."