New England Lost Ski Areas Project lists 172 ski areas that used to operate in New Hampshire, most of them tiny one-hill operations featuring tow-ropes. Many of these ski areas of old were killed off by the high costs for insurance and snowmaking. Here’s the NELSAP list of areas that existed in central New Hampshire: 

Adams Farm:  N. Charlestown

Arlberg Inn:  Gilford

Aukee Ski Area:  Canterbury 

Bent Family Tow:  Etna

Brickyard Mountain:  Weirs Beach

Candy Mountain:  Wakefield

Cardigan Pastures:  Alexandria

Catamount  Mountain Slopes:  Pittsfield

Claremont  Country Club:  Claremont

Contoocook Ski Tow:  Contoocook

Copple Crown:  New Durham

Dexter’s Ski Lodge: Sunapee

Four Seasons Lodge: Sunapee

Fox Chase Inn:  Bradford

Freedom Tow:  Freedom

Frontenac:  Plymouth

Gilford Outing  Club Tow:  Gilford

Gilman Slope Tow:  Alton/Alton Bay

Glidden’s Tow:  Ashland

Hanover Country Club:  Hanover

Heidelburg Tow:  New London

Highlands:  Northfield

Holderness:  Plymouth

Huckin’s Hill:  Plymouth

Johnson Farm:  Claremont

Keene’s/Lord’s Hill:  Etna

Kimball Union Academy Slope/French’s Ledges:  Meriden

King’s Grant Inn:  Laconia

King Ridge:  New London

Locke Lake Colony:  Barnstead

Mailbox Hill:  Bristol

Mayhew Turnpike:  Bristol

Mount Moosilauke: Warren 

Mount Gunstock  Ski Hoist:  Gilford

Mount Pero Trails:  Plymouth

Mount Rowe /  Alpine Ridge:  Gilford 

Moose Mountain:  Brookfield

Moose Mountain Slopes:  Etna

Mount Whittier:  West Ossipee

New Hampton School:  New Hampton

Newport Beginner Slope:  Newport

Northeast Slopes /  New London Slopes:  New London

Whale’s Hump:  N. Grantham

Northwood Ski Tow:  Northwood

Oak Hill:  Hanover

Orford Slopes:  Orford

Ossipee Mountain:  Moultonborough

Ossipee Ski Slopes/ Mountainview Slopes:  Ossipee

Page Hill Slope:  Tamworth

Pasquaney Inn:  Bridgewater

Pinnacle:  Canaan

Potato Patch:  Meriden

Russell’s Pond:  Concord

Sanbornton Tow:  Sanbornton

Shaker Village:  Enfield

Steele Hill Resort:  Sanbornton

Shugah Valley Tow:  Claremont

Snow Pond/Kibby Slopes:  East Concord

Suissevale:  Moultonborough

Sunapee Ski Tows:  Sunapee Village

Sunny Slopes:  Andover

Sunset Hill:  Meriden

Tilton School:  Tilton

Twin Town Inn:  Tilton

Walpole:  Walpole

Warner:  Warner

Wendy’s/Frontenac / Lynx Creek:  Plymouth

White Birch: Weare

Whittier Ski Slope:  West Ossipee

Woody Glen:  Salisbury