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Boston Globe Features King Pine Among New England "Five Little Gems" Ski Areas

Posted On
Oct 30 2018

 

In an article titled "Five little gems that are simply grand" published online October 29, 2018, Boston Globe contributors Diane Blair and Pam Wright included King Pine among "five small but mighty New England ski resorts, where glitter and gloss are replaced with character and charm." Speaking to the fact that "...littler resorts are often less crowded, usually cheaper, laid-back, and kid-friendly", the article went on to highlight King Pine Ski Area,

"Easy does it is the name of the game at this down-to-earth resort, located about a half hour from North Conway. Family-owned for more than five generations, the friendly resort is one of the best places to learn to ski or snowboard. In fact, parents and grandparents return each year to introduce their families to skiing and riding, where they once made their first turns.

It’s a small mountain, spreading across 50 acres crisscrossed by 17 trails, with names like Pitch Pine, Knotty Pine and Pokey Pine. Three triple chairs take you to the top of the 850-foot summit, with views of Purity Lake and forests in the distance. All trails, which are mostly gentle blue and green groomed runs, funnel down to the base area. There’s also night skiing ($10 Tuesday nights!), tubing, ice skating, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing, along with a roster of planned activities and special events.

The ski area is adjacent to Purity Spring Resort, with a fitness center, heated indoor pool, spa, restaurant, tavern, and a wide range of simple, clean accommodations, including traditional hotel-style rooms and suites (with private baths), two-bedroom cottages with kitchenettes, and larger condo units with full kitchens and separate living areas. Bargain-price ski-and-stay packages are offered throughout the season.

It adds up to a one-stop family ski getaway that is as easy and relaxed as they come."