King Pine

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Like most ski areas in the New England region, the King Pine winter venue has grown with the times and demand of local alpine sports. From locals adding skiing to Camp Tohkomeupog in the late 1930s through the ski industry boom in the region during the 1960s, the facilities have grown to offer various ways to enjoy the outdoors during the winter months.

Sitting off of the western shores of Purity lake, motorists can reach the resort using New Hampshire State Highway 153, south of Conway. Portland International Jetport (Portland, Maine) is 56 miles from Conway, or guests can use Boston's Logan International if they don't mind driving twice as far.

It All Starts with Purity Spring

The King Pine ski area is part of the Purity Spring resort. It has offered hospitality and services to guests for over a century along the shores of the private Purity Lake. There are many lodging accommodations offered that include rooms near the lake or on the slope. Cafe, pub, and restaurant services keep guests fueled and satiated as they play in the pow.

The fitness center and indoor pool will keep visitors moving when they are not on their skis or snowboards, and local attractions range from local shopping to the MWV Children's Museum. Those wanting to find winter activities off the slopes of King Pine can visit the Tohko Dome ice rink (complimentary access for resort guests or those with a lift ticket).

Skiers and riders traveling light can rent equipment at the shop or get a quick tune-up on their gear. That includes equipment for anyone wanting to cross-country ski or snowshoe the Nordic trails at the King Pine winter venue. Staff at the Ski & Snowboard School offer instruction through their First-Time Skier or Snowboarder Packages, half-hour private lessons for little ones, or hour-long private lessons for adults. There are several seasonal programs also available for young skiers ages 4 through 14.

Alpine and Nordic Exploration

Guests at the King Pine ski area have several ways that they can enjoy the snow. The Pine Meadows Tubing Park offers guests hour-long sessions (per ticket) down groomed chutes. It runs during the day and early evening hours.

Nordic exploration is also available at the King Pine ski area. The Purity Spring XC & Snowshoe Reserve contains just under 12.5-miles of trails for cross-country skiers and snowshoers to enjoy. Little grooming happens on these paths, and visitors should note that the trails rate for intermediate or advanced users. Anyone with a season pass or lift ticket can Uphill, but the Uphill policy lays out the procedures guests must follow at all times.

The Twisted Pine terrain park provides bars, boxes, rails, and other enhanced features, and there are other free styling opportunities on King Pine. A 350-foot vertical greets visitors, providing the potentials on the trails at the King Pine ski resort.

Terrain favors beginners with 44-percent of the mountain rated green. Thirty one percent of the runs are blue, and the remaining slopes are black diamond for advanced skiers and riders. Six lifts move guests around the resort's alpine area.

King Pine Snow forecast

  • Friday
    0 ft
    Partly cloudy
    13 mph
  • Saturday
    0.16 in rain
    Rain showers
    10 mph
  • Sunday
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    Sun/clear sky
    7 mph

Facts about King Pine

Number of slopes:17
Easiest Green slopes:44%
Intermediate Blue slopes:31%
Advanced Black slopes:10%
Expert Only Double black diamond slopes:15%

Lifts (Total: 6)
Chair lifts:3
Platter lift:3
Lift capacity:  4000 persons/hour

Vertical drop
King Pine Vertical drop
Highest Point: 850 ft
Vertical drop: 351 ft
Base Point: 499 ft

Country: USA
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