Mountain Message Blog

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Two JOB FAIR Dates Announced

Have you ever dreamed of having a job that allows you to be outside enjoying winter everyday and making turns on your skis or snowboard? On Wednesday, October 28th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and Saturday, October 31 9:00am to 12:00pm we will be hosting Job Fairs.

All department managers will be present in our Elmwood Lodge and available to interview candidates for all open positions. This includes: Mountain Operations, Groomers, Snow Makers, Lift Operations, Food and Beverage, Ski School Instructors, Rental Department Staff, and more...

JOB FAIR DATES

Come join our talented team and create a winter of fun-filled memories at Ragged Mountain Resort!

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Friday, October 02, 2020

Last Chance To Save On 2020-21 Mission: Affordable Season Passes

Ragged Mountain Resort wants to make it easy and affordable for everyone to own a Mission: Affordable XTRA Season Pass to ensure this winter is active and enjoyable on the slopes for you with all of your family and friends!  There is still time to save on 2020-21 Season Passes but hurry, savings ends Sunday, October 18th! 

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The countdown to final savings is on! You have exactly:

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HERE'S THE DEAL:

• NO blackout dates!
• NEW - one time Pass Deferral option
• Access to ALL PGRI Resorts across North America
• Reciprocal New England Resort Program
• 4 Buddy Tickets valid at any PGRI Resort

HURRY, PRICE GOES UP October 18th!

Come join us: Accept the Mission!

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Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020

A Letter From Our General Manager

Dear Winter Enthusiast,

As somebody who has long been committed to an active outdoor lifestyle, particularly as a skier, I can honestly say there has never been a time when I anticipated the arrival of ski season more than this year. The magic of winter - snow silently falling, the sharp bite of winter on the face and the excitement of linking turns on every unique run are always special. This year it’s safe to say “special” could be expanded to include therapeutic. In a sense, we need this ski season for our emotional and physical well-being as much as for our enjoyment. We believe recreation is one of the essential food groups - now more than ever.

I want to share Ragged Mountain Resort’s plans for the upcoming ski season. There has been so much uncertainty since the Covid-19 pandemic first upended our lives. Among the many lessons learned are the importance of clear and consistent communication, the setting of realistic expectations, and the need for tolerance for unexpected changes.

The embrace of all these lessons is going to be critical to a successful ski season, as is the recognition we’re all in this together. A collective effort must be part of the foundation for success as we strive to balance the safety of our guests, employees and the local communities in which we operate our business.

In addition to following all CDC and local regulations, Ragged Mountain will require face coverings, will make the necessary changes to allow for physical distancing, and will closely monitor employee health including requiring employees to stay home if they are sick. Similarly, we encourage guests to not visit if they are not feeling well or have any symptoms of Covid-19.  We will implement additional precautions related to ski school, rental equipment, food and beverage, and hospitality as further outlined below.

Ragged plans to open for the winter season on Friday, November 27, 2020. As always, this depends on weather, but our summer work prioritized the readiness of the snowmaking system and our hope is for an on time opening.

As you know, capacity restrictions have been one of the tools used to manage the spread of the novel corona virus. Skiing and riding at Ragged Mountain takes place on over 250 acres ensuring the opportunity to safely recreate. Nevertheless, we will adhere to any limitations imposed by State and local authorities. To what extent we might be required to limit on-mountain capacities is still unknown, however, we are confident any restrictions will be on a limited number of days and all guests will have access on the vast majority of days.

Season pass holders will be our highest priority in managing any on-mountain capacity restrictions. It is our intention to allow pass holders to ski any day the resort is open without reservations or other exceptional requirements. Our primary means to control capacity will be done by limiting the sale of daily lift tickets.

It is possible we may need to control the number of skiers, including pass holders, in the event there is limited terrain open. In such case, Ragged Mountain will implement an online advance reservation system and requirements for reservations will be communicated on the web site, via email, and on the resort app. Pass holders are strongly encouraged to download the resort app and enable push messaging. This will be the quickest and most certain way to stay abreast of changes of any kind.

Face coverings will be required to access the mountain, including in the base area, in lift lines and while loading, unloading and riding on chairlifts.  Face coverings will be required in every part of our operation including inside all buildings and during all ski and snowboard lessons.  We are asking everyone to support these necessary changes and cooperate with resort workers who are in the challenging role of ensuring everyone’s safety. Guests who don’t comply with the guidelines will be asked to leave.

First and foremost, we will manage the number of people on the mountain. We will do everything possible and practical to allow for physical distancing throughout the resort to help ensure a safe experience. Additionally, we will load lifts maintaining social distancing guidelines applicable to each individual lift configuration. We will also manage the number of people entering buildings including base lodges and restaurants in accordance with local guidelines. Currently the maximum number of people allowed indoors in a gathering space is about a 50% capacity since tables must be 6 feet apart with no more than 6 chairs per table. This number may change between now and the beginning of ski season or even during the season. We are working to expand areas to comfortably accommodate guests while maintaining distancing requirements and revising menus and service levels that strike a balance between safety, forced capacity limits, and reasonable hospitality. Some of the “new norms” we all have embraced over the summer - online ordering, takeout, grab-and-go and outdoor dining - will be in place for the winter.

Ski school is an important part of every mountain operation because it introduces people to the sport and helps them improve so the sport is more enjoyable.  Our teaching professionals are always committed to safety and enjoyment while learning, and this season that will be highlighted more than ever.  Ski and snowboard school formats will be revised to accommodate either small groups or individual self-paced learning options. Advance reservations will be required for all lessons and programs.

Children’s on-snow programs will be the subject of particular emphasis with small class sizes and minimal exposure to larger group settings.  

Equipment rental will be available exclusively online with advance reservations. Pick up and drop off of equipment may be modified to accommodate social distancing and to limit the number of people in confined spaces.

There is no avoiding the fact that navigating your way around the resort will be different this winter. Compared to the alternative of no ski season, I hope you’ll agree the changes are manageable and worth any inconvenience.

Our web site, raggedmountainresort.com will be updated regularly with the latest info on restrictions and other important information. The resort app, available for both iOS or Android DOWNLOAD HERE, will be one of the best ways to stay informed through notifications and current status updates.

Advance planning and online advance purchases will be more important than ever. Most products will only be available online in advance. Knowing what to expect when you arrive will go a long way toward minimizing confusion and frustration.

Finally, for those who purchased a season pass for this year but are still uncertain about their preferences this winter, please remember there is the option to defer the use of that pass until next season:

  • Anyone who buys a Mission: Affordable season pass for the 2020/2021 season can choose to request to defer the use of the pass until the 2021/2022 season.
  • The request must be made by sending an email stating the request between October 1st and November 25th, 2020, and the request must include the pass holder name and the number on the pass.
  • This is not an offer of a cash refund or any other credit offer and only applies to the one-time deferral of a 2020/2021 season pass in exchange for a 2021/2022 season pass.
  • The pass will be moved to the 2021/2022 winter season at no charge, regardless of a season pass price increase.

As you can see, we are planning lots of changes with the objective of making us all safer and more comfortable this ski season.  While some of the changes will be a little inconvenient, we think it is a small price to accept for safety and the opportunity to have a great season on the slopes.  I look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Sincerely,

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General Manager

     

Disclaimer

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present.  The resort has implemented protocols to prioritize guest health and safety, but we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit.  The risk of being exposed or becoming sick due to COVID-19 cannot be eliminated.  Every skier and rider shares the responsibility for a safe and healthy skiing experience.  It is your responsibility to read and comply with all instructions and signage posted at the resort and on the resort’s website.  Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.  Wear a face covering in designated areas and maintain at least 6 feet physical distancing from other guests, including in lift lines.  Wash and sanitize your hands frequently.

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Monday, September 14, 2020

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Top 5 Things To Fall In Love With At Ragged

  1. Colorful Foliage – Mother Nature is preparing to set off a kaleidoscope of colors in the next few weeks.  If you can’t see the foliage in person this year, keep a keen eye on our Mountain Cam.
  2. Cold Weather – With each passing week, the mercury will continue to ‘Fall’.  That means sweater weather, roaring fires and hot cocoa!
  3. Hiking – Envelope yourself in nature with a hike on one the nearby trails.
  4. New Hampshire Mountain Inn – If you don’t know, you don’t know! This place has all the ‘Fall’ feels including indoor pool, cozy rooms, friendly staff and AMAZING breakfast!
  5.  Harvest Party – Join us to kick off the 2020-21 winter season at our annual Harvest Party on Sunday, October 18 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm! There will be live music, a ski & snowboard equipment tent sale, industry vendors, food trucks, games for the entire family and a beer garden for the adults!

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Secure Your Winter Fun With A Mission: Affordable Season Pass!

2020-21 Mission: Affordable Season Pass on sale now for $399! 

• Ski or Ride every day Ragged Mountain is open - NO blackout dates!
• Access to ALL PGRI Resorts across North America
• Reciprocal New England Resort Program
• 4 Buddy Tickets valid at any PGRI Resorts
• It’s the best deal in all of New England!

BUY NOW!

Hurry, price goes up September 8th! 

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

It's Not Too Late For A 2020 Wedding

Your wedding venue should be special to everyone involved. Ragged Mountain Resort offers a number of unique reception locations to accommodate guest lists up to 190 people. Choose a wedding venue that suits your style, with signature locations that make for the ultimate reception!

Consider booking your ceremony this year and plan out your dream reception for 2021. Prime dates remain available for late summer and fall at discounted rates. Please contact Rachel at weddings@raggedmountainresort.com

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Amidst The Heat Of Summer

As the traditional Yankee saying goes, July 4th marks the beginning of preparation for winter here in New England. Mid-summer is now behind us and our staff are hard at work servicing our lifts, chairs, grounds, snowmaking system and equipment.

During these unprecedented times, we are blessed to be in an industry that is based outdoors in the mountains. The abundance of birds, wildlife, along with wildflowers peaking are sentiment of what we love about beautiful Ragged Mountain! If you get the opportunity be sure to check out the SRKG - Sunapee, Ragged, Kearsarge Greenway hiking trails. Just beyond our New Hampshire Mountain Inn off of New Canada Rd. is a small parking lot to gain access. This is an awesome opportunity to exercise outdoors, safely social distance and appreciate the views Ragged Mountain has to offer.

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Monday, May 04, 2020

The Green of Spring

Spring is progressing around the mountain and the weather continues to warm.  Keep an eye on our Mountain Cam as spring continues to bloom, wildlife roams and the beauty of the White Mountains endures.

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Monday, May 04, 2020

Friday, May 01, 2020

Mission: Affordable XTRA Season Passes at $299 Ends May 3rd

During these unprecedented times, Ragged Mountain wants to make it easy and affordable for everyone to own a Mission: Affordable XTRA Season Pass to ensure next winter is active and enjoyable on the slopes for you with all of your family and friends!  That's why we have extended the deadline for this crazy good deal until May 3, and we have introduced a payment plan with four easy payments of just $74.75 each!

HERE'S THE DEAL:

  • The $299 is the best deal of the Year - Regular adult pass will be $599
  • Unlimited skiing - NO BLACKOUT DATES!
  • NEW Easy Pay Plan! Now we've made it even easier with four easy payments of just $74.75 each!
  • NEW One-time Pass Deferral Option!
  • Mission: Affordable XTRA benefits include:
    • Access to ALL Pacific Group Resorts across North America
    • 6 Buddy Tickets, valid at any Pacific Group Resorts ski area
  • Reciprocal New England Resort Program
  • Mountain Biking at Highland Mountain Bike Park
  • It’s STILL the best deal in all of New England!

Come join us: Accept the Mission!

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COVID-19 News & Updates

Please visit this page dedicated to news and updates for COVID-19 and resort operations.

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Friday, May 01, 2020

Friday, April 03, 2020

Coronavirus Mission: Four'dable 4-Pack Resolution

The coronavirus has disrupted life for pretty much everyone around the world, and our resorts are among the affected operations.  The corona-crisis only impacted a small portion of our season, but it was enough that some of those who purchased our Mission: Four’dable 4-packs (M:4) might not have had a chance to use all of the lift tickets included.

In the past, any unused lift tickets (including Mission: Four’dable) have expired at the end of a ski season but because of the extenuating circumstances involved with the coronavirus, we have decided to allow up to two unredeemed M:4 tickets from this season to be used next season before (or on) Dec 24, 2020.  Those qualifying tickets from this year will need to be taken to the ticket office after November 1, 2020, along with your ID to be exchanged for tickets that will work next season.

Alternatively, because of the unprecedented interruptions caused by the coronavirus, up to two unredeemed M:4 tickets from this season can be appended to a new M:4 purchased for next year and may be used anytime next season.  Those tickets qualifying for exchange should be taken to the ticket office after November 1, 2020, along with your ID to be added to the newly purchased M:4 for the 2020/2021 season.

The 2019/2020 season had some great conditions, and some challenges, but we managed to get in the vast majority of a normal season even with the coronavirus caused shut down.  Most importantly, we noticed time and again families, friends, and even those who enjoy being solo on the slopes, enjoying the improvements at Ragged Mountain and being out in the fresh mountain air more than ever before.  It’s unfortunate the coronavirus has been a major disruption for everyone, including the entire ski industry, and we hope this one-time extension of the M:4 program helps ease the inconvenience a bit.

While normally all M:4 tickets strictly expire at the end the season for which they were issued, the corona-crisis is anything but normal.  Allowing the extension of up to two of the unused tickets is our way of helping you get the most out of your time on the mountain.  We value you as a customer, we appreciate you as a patron, and we look forward to seeing you on the slopes at Ragged Mountain next season.

Stay healthy and ski safe!


COVID-19 News & Updates

Please visit this page dedicated to news and updates for COVID-19 and resort operations.

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Monday, April 13, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

Mission: Affordable XTRA Season Passes - EXTENDED!

There have been significant disruptions from the coronavirus for all of us.  Due to extenuating circumstances, Ragged Mountain has EXTENDED the Mission: Affordable XTRA Passes for just $299 until May 3! During these unprecedented times, Ragged Mountain wants to make it easy and affordable for everyone to own a Mission: Affordable XTRA Season Pass to ensure next winter is active and enjoyable on the slopes for you with all of your family and friends!  To facilitate that objective, we have extended the deadline for our lowest price of the year until May 3, and we've also introduced a new payment plan if you'd like to take advantage of that. 

NEW - Easy Pay Plan

We've made it even easier to purchase your Mission: Affordable XTRA Season Passes with four (4) easy payments of $74.75 each*!  Choose the Easy Pay Plan product in the store link on the season pass page.

Easy Pay Payment Schedule:

  • May 3
  • June 1
  • July 1
  • August 1

*A $2.99 service fee applies to all payments on the Easy Pay Plan. Payments will be automatically charged to authorized credit card on the account.

HERE'S THE DEAL:

  • Best Deal of the Year - Regular adult pass will be $599
  • Unlimited skiing - NO BLACKOUT DATES!
  • Mission: Affordable XTRA benefits include:
    • Access to ALL Pacific Group Resorts across North America.
    • 6 Buddy Tickets, valid at any PGRI Resort
  • XTRA! XTRA! Season passes paid in full by April 5th will receive more 4 more Buddy Tickets for a total of 10!
  • It’s STILL the best deal in all of New England!

COVID-19 News & Updates

Please visit this page dedicated to news and updates for COVID-19 and resort operations.

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Monday, March 30, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Guest Services in a COVID-19 World

Update: March 26

The coronavirus has created a number of unique challenges.  One of those is how to continue to serve our guests while also helping to protect their health and the health of our wonderful staff.  We take both the service of our customers and the coronavirus safety concerns very seriously, so in order to protect our employees, our guests, and our communities, we are following CDC guidelines along with federal and state mandates for non-essential business operations in this most unusual of times.

To meet our dual objectives, while we are not open for normal in-person business transactions at the resort, we are available for business online, by telephone, or by email. We have staff working (mostly from home) who can respond to your needs and assist you with purchases and reservations so you can enjoy the fresh mountain air here in the not-too-distant future.  Please check our website frequently for the latest updates and answers to your questions, and contact us if we can assist you.

We hope everyone can be safe and healthy as we all follow social distancing and stay-at-home  protocols to get through this corona-crisis.


Update: March 16

The unexpected closure of Ragged Mountain Resort has understandably caused a great number of questions, concerns and uncertainty for individual guests, pass holders, group bookings, weddings and Spring or early Summer operations.

We are evaluating the changing circumstances daily and doing our best to address your questions and concerns. Like every other winter resort we are experiencing heavy call, email and social media volume. We will address every inquiry but it may take some time before we get to your specific inquiry. This web site is your best source for up to date information.

There are a few questions we can answer at this time;

- Will there be any adjustment to my season pass as a result of the unexpected closure?

No, season passes are good for the duration of the season regardless of the actual closing date. Opening and closing dates are planned but not guaranteed.

- I have a complimentary ticket. Will it be valid next season as a result of the closing?

No, complimentary tickets expire at the end of the season in which they were issued.

- I paid for lift ticket(s) on your web site for a day after you closed. Can I get a refund?

Yes, we will refund any day ticket purchased for a day after the closing date. We will process these automatically.

- I paid for rentals and/or ski school for a day after you closed. Can I get a refund?

Yes, similar to on line lift ticket purchases rental and ski school purchases for any day after closing will be refunded. These too will be processed automatically.

- Will my 2019-2020 Buddy Tickets be valid next year?

No, Buddy Tickets expire at the end of the season for which they were issued.

- I have a reservation at your lodging that is after the closing date. Can I get a refund or change the reservation?

Yes, any lodging reservation between now and May 1 can be cancelled or changed with no penalty. We will reassess the situation closer to May 1 as we know more about the COVID 19 situation.

- I have unused quad pack tickets. Will they be refunded or extended?

At this time we are evaluating our policies and next steps regarding unused Mission Four'dable Quad Pack tickets. We will communicate with you directly and on this website soon.

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Thursday, March 26, 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Resort Update 3/15

Today Ragged Mountain Resort made the decision to suspend all winter operations at the end of the day on Sunday March 15th.

This was a difficult decision for many reasons not the least of which is so many of our loyal guests have expressed their appreciation and passion regarding the opportunity be able to ski and snowboard even during the crisis.

This is an extraordinary set of circumstances and while we regret not being able to finish the season as planned Ragged Mountain is committed to being part of the solution to the Coronavirus crisis.

The most important thing we can say is “Thank You” to each and every one of our Ragged Mountain supporters of which there are literally thousands. We are enormously grateful for these relationships and look forward to a celebratory reopening when possible.

Thank you for being Ragged Mountain skiers and riders, and best wishes to you and your family during this crisis.


Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Monday, March 16, 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Resort Update

In the constantly evolving situation with regard to the coronavirus, we are being vigilant and attentive, and we have a very high level of concern which is appropriate for this unprecedented incident.  Having said that, we feel the ability to be outside recreating with family and friends in the fresh air and relative safety of an outdoor mountain resort environment is a welcome respite from the constant stress and negative energy resulting from the coronavirus crisis.

Given the situation, we have received questions from a number of guests about our operating schedule.  While the state of affairs is fluid and subject to change, Ragged Mountain Resort currently plans to open as scheduled tomorrow, Sunday March 15th.  Please check back here for further updates as they occur.

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Saturday, March 14, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

An Open Letter to Ragged Mountain Resort Guests and Community Members,

The entire world has been impacted by the rapidly evolving coronavirus - COVID 19 – crisis.

We take this development very seriously and we are committed to being diligent in our efforts to safeguard the well being of our guests, employees and community. We have reviewed our daily policies and practices to make certain we are utilizing the most advanced tools available and rigorously enforcing policies to achieve the highest level of safety and confidence possible.

At this time the resort remains open and it is our intent to continue winter operations through April 5th. Most of the resort amenities are open but we encourage you to check the web site daily for changes. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust current as well as Spring and early Summer operations with the same objective; to enjoy the many virtues of Ragged Mountain and at the same time guard the safety of all stakeholders.

We are following Centers for Disease Control COVID 19 protocols in cleaning, food service, handwashing and by requiring employees stay home in the event of illness.

We have relaxed our cancellation policies and are being flexible with booking policies as it relates to future bookings.

We understand the challenge this situation presents and we also recognize the situation may be different tomorrow and again the day after. We are committed to evolving as the circumstances do.

You can check back here to get the latest details and updates. 

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Friday, March 13, 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020

2020-21 Mission: Affordable Season Pass Available Now!

Ragged Mountain's mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for everyone is continuing for the 2020-21 Season with the Mission: Affordable Season Pass for just $299!  

Here's the deal:

  • Buy Your MISSION: AFFORDABLE Season Pass for just $299.
  • The lowest price is available from March 12 through April 5, 2020.
  • Ski or Ride every day Ragged Mountain Resort is open during the 2020-21 season -- NO Blackout Dates!
  • NEW Passholders can ski/ride for FREE the remainder of the 2019-20 Winter Season.
  • It’s the best deal in all of New England!  

Plus, passholders will enjoy additional benefits including the Sister Resort Reciprocal Program, Regional Resort Program and more.  Read all the details here.

Join us:  Accept the Mission!

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Going Into The Weekend Of March 7-8

It is looking like blue skies and sunshine this Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures in the mid 30's to low 40's the slope conditions are going to be outstanding! We will have Cable Junction performing live music in Stone Hearth Bar from 3pm to 6pm and a Tap Takeover promo event with Great North Aleworks. The Bricks will be bumping and we will be sure to have the outdoor fire-pit rolling. There will be USASA BX race on our Lower Chute course Saturday for members only. For those on you interested in racing, be sure to register for our Not Another Banked Slalom next Saturday, March 14. 

2020-21 Mission: Affordable Season Pass goes on sale Thursday, March 12 for $299! Be sure to buy early to lock in that early season rate. New season pass holders will be able to ski the remainder of this season and we will be providing (6) $49 buddy passes for next season Mission: Affordable pass holders!

Music On The Mountain: Live DJ performances slope-side at the base of Spear will kick off Saturday, March 14, Saturday, March 21, Saturday, March 28 and Saturday, April 4 from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Dance your way to the chair!

Additional Upcoming Events:  

Saturday, March 7: USASA Boardercross / Skiercross Event USASA members only ski and snowboard event. This event is on Lower Chute, and skiers and riders start four at a time racing to the finish line.

Saturday, March 14: Not Another Banked Slalom This unique snowboarding event is a one-on-one Boardercross race, not another banked slalom! We are taking this one to our cross course for a heads-up, double-elimination tournament. Navigate the course against another rider to move through the brackets for your chance to win cash and prizes!

Saturday, March 14: Meier Skis On-Snow Demo Come try these hand-made custom skis coming to you from Colorado!

Sunday, March 15: LaFoley Open on Showboat The U16 LaFoley Open will take place on Showboat and is organized by our Competition Programs department.

Sunday, March 15: Ski Patrol Scavenger Hunt throughout the mountain and lodges, find a hidden shamrock and bring it to Ski Patrol to redeem your prize.

Tuesday, March 17: Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Ragged Mountain with $17 day tickets and apres with a special Flying Goose beer for the day. 

Sunday, March 22:  “Back In The Day” Old School Pipe Jam We’re bringing it back! Our signature, hand-shaped, old school inspired, mini pipe snowboard event is sure to impress. With retro attire and tricks encouraged, this spring event is all about good vibes with buds on boards. 

Thursday, March 26: NOTB Snowboard Demo open to the public with $36 tickets. Try next seasons boards from K2, Ride, Rome, Never Summer, Rossignol, Lib Tech, GNU and Roxy.


Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Friday, March 06, 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

This weekend is full of fun events!

It is time to look forward to the weekend and solidify your plan to hit the slopes of Ragged Mountain Resort! This Saturday we will be featuring live music by Supernothing in the Stone Hearth Bar from 3:00pm to 6:00pm and our tap takeover promotional event will be hosted by your favorite Mexican Pacifico and Modelo beers. The Birches Restaurant will be offering a Steak Fritz special and the Harvest Cafe will be serving Burrito Bowls.

The United States of America Snowboard and Freeski (USASA) is holding skier and boardercross races both Saturday and Sunday on Lower Chute BX course. Our snow conditions are fabulous right now and it is looking like the sun is going to be out all weekend, come on up and GET RAGGED!


Additional Upcoming Events:  

Saturday, March 7: USASA Boardercross / Skiercross Event USASA members only ski and snowboard event. This event is on Lower Chute, and skiers and riders start four at a time racing to the finish line.

Saturday, March 14: Not Another Banked Slalom This unique snowboarding event is a one-on-one Boardercross race, not another banked slalom! We are taking this one to our cross course for a heads-up, double-elimination tournament. Navigate the course against another rider to move through the brackets for your chance to win cash and prizes!

Saturday, March 14: Meier Skis On-Snow Demo Come try these hand-made custom skis coming to you from Colorado!

Sunday, March 15: LaFoley Open on Showboat The U16 LaFoley Open will take place on Showboat and is organized by our Competition Programs department.


Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Coming Into Presidents Week

We have received three inches in the past twenty four hours and there is another three to five inches forecasted for tomorrow into Thrusday! This has enabled us to open up additional terrain and we are expecting to offer 50+ trails and 235 acres of terrain going into Presidents Weekend. Stay posted HERE for up to date snow reporting. Just this morning Patrol approved Cemetery Gates, Sunnyside, Pels Pass, Abyss, Rags to Riches, Sweepstakes, Double and Triple Take, Not Too Shabby, Cabin Fever, Lower Easy Winder and Miss Behavin to open. Our Terrain Parks team is currently plowing out our bordercross course on Lower Chute, look for it to open this Friday. We are bringing back the cute little flamingo Sweeps, she will be out on the slopes this Valentines's Day in various locations. If you are lucky enough to find Sweeps, bring her into Guest Services and redeem your FREE day ticket!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Saturday, February 15:  USASA Rail Jam USASA members only event featuring skiers and snowboarders. Contestants will compete on our legendary three-tier rail layout which gives them a total of nine different features to be judged on.

Sunday, February 16:  Sport Thoma On-Snow Ski Demo they will be offering Rossignol, Fischer, Blizzard, K2, Nordica, Liberty, Stockli, Kastle, and Armada skis. The demo will be located along the base area from 9:00am to 2:00pm, please register in the Sport Thoma retail space.

Saturday, February 22:  U10 Open Stubbie Slalom Event on Village Green hosted by our Competition Programs Department.

February, 29 – March 1: USASA Boardercross / Skiercross Event USASA members only ski and snowboard event. This event is on Lower Chute, and skiers and riders start four at a time racing to the finish line.

Come on up to beautiful Ragged Mountain and enjoy making some turns with us... Get Ragged!

  

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Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

More Terrain Opening Tomorrow

It is hard to believe, but we are now coming into the middle of ski-season at Ragged Mountain Resort. With the talented team of staff, it has been an extremely enjoyable season thus far. Mountain Operations has kept our snow surface conditions silky smooth and plentiful. Our snowmaking team has kept a substantial amount of terrain open and growing even with the challenges of Mother Nature and the fairly mild winter. We have seen a lot of progression in technology advances with our new app and web cam. Our Food & Beverage department continues to get accolades from our guests with comments such as "the best food out of all of New Hampshire ski areas!" Our Learning Center books out every weekend and is having a major role in growing the sport of skiing and snowboarding. The Rental department has a vital role in getting new comers on the correct size equipment and our Rossignol high-end demo skis have been popular this year. The Ragged Edge Tuning shop has repaired many ski/snowboard bases and keeps those edges sharp and wax fast. The Guest Service department provides responsive service and that first impression experience our guests have come to love about Ragged Mountain. 

Looking forward we are opening more terrain for the weekend. Upper Exhibition, Birches, Town Meeting, and the upper section of Wild Side Terrain Park will be ready to go for 8:30AM Saturday morning. Our event schedule is heating up and will be occurring with more frequency. Wedding season is just around the corner, keep our venue in mind as we still have some dates available for this summer. You can also help us by doing a little snow dance, lets hope the #danburysnowbelt provides some storm cycles soon! 

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, February 8, Ski East on Village Green

Saturday, February 15, USASA Rail Jam:  USASA members only event featuring skiers and snowboarders. Contestants will compete on our legendary three-tier rail layout which gives them a total of nine different features to be judged on.

Sunday, February 16, Sport Thoma On-Snow Ski Demo:  Sport Thoma will be offering Rossignol, Fischer, Blizzard, K2, Nordica, Liberty, Stockli, Kastle, and Armada skis. Hours are from 9:00am to 2:00pm and please be sure to register at the Sport Thoma retail store inside Elmwood Lodge.



Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Monday, February 03, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

MID-JANUARY UPDATE

This past weekend was beyond a January thaw, it was seemingly April out there on the slopes. We saw a number of skiers sporting their Hawaiian shirts and shorty shorts making their way down the mountain. We are happy to report that our snowpack survived the two fifty degree consecutive days! As New England skiers and riders we remain eternally optimistic.

Our incredibly talented Mountain Operations team had the snow re-surfaced for Monday mornings opening and improved on it even more for today. The forecast and snow report is looking bright, as temperatures are returning to normal. Wednesday and Thursday night appear to be in the single digits. These temps will allow our die-hard snowmaking team to build our base and re-open more terrain. Mother Nature is going to provide some natural snow to boot. Currently 3 inches forecasted on Wednesday night into Thursday morning and 8 inches starting up late morning Saturday into Sunday. 

Be sure to check our Web Cam featuring a new Patrol Setting (scheduled 9am to 3pm daily) that changes point of view every 30 seconds and gives you a nice overview of several aspects on our two summits. This upcoming Saturday and Sunday is Martin Luther King weekend, tell all of your friends about our FOOD DRIVE taking place on Monday, January 20th. Bring (5) non-perishables and receive a $59 Adult Day Ticket or a $47 Junior/Teen/Senior Day Ticket. All food donated will go to our local food pantries in Danbury and Bristol.

Ski you on the slopes!

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Happy New Year From All Of Us At Ragged Mountain!

The New Year is upon us and beautiful Ragged Mountain has had an incredible start to the season! We are currently offering 30 trails, 128 skiable acres of terrain. Ski Patrol recently dropped the ropes on several of our glades including Moose Alley and Raggae Glades from the Summit 6-passenger Express, and Gobblers Knob, Tree Hugger, Devils Den and Ridge Runner glades off the Spear Mountain Express Quad.

We have had over 1200 downloads of our new Ragged Mountain Resort APP and we are getting tremendous feedback on it! If you have not had a chance to check it out, be sure to:  Apple HERE | Android HERE

Our Birches Mountain Restaurant is offering casual dining and changed their menu for this season. Perhaps you fancy the Poutine, or the Headwall Burger, my personal favorite is the Wonton Chicken Enchiladas.

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to become a better skier or rider, consider booking a lesson with our Learning Center. We offer a number of classes that cater to you, such as our Women's Program, Legends Program, Race Development Program, or our Freestyle Snowboard Program.

January Events Include:

Saturday, Jan. 4th Ski The East High School Race

Saturday, Jan. 11th Ride & Ski Event

Saturday, Jan. 11th Ski The East High School Race

Monday, Jan. 20th Ragged Mountain Food Drive Bring (5) non-perishables and receive a $59 Adult Day Ticket or $47 Junior / Teen Day Ticket

Sunday, Jan.26th Sport Thoma On-Snow Ski Demo


Ski you on the slopes!

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Saturday, January 11, 2020

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us here at Ragged Mountain Resort! We have had a tremendous start to the season and are looking to carry the momentum into the new year. If one of your new year's resolutions is to become a better skier, consider signing up with our Learning Centers Legends, Masters Racing,  or Women's Programs

Be sure to download the NEW Ragged Mountain APP Today!

APP Features:

  • NEW live streaming webcam
  • Go paperless with the interactive trail map
  • Reporting - trail, grooming, lift, snowmaking & weather
  • Events calendar
  • Buy and reload lift tickets
  • Push notifications - receive the latest & greatest information and offers directly to your phone
  • More... useful & handy links to blog, village map, contacts, lodging, social media and more

 CLICK HERE

Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Upcoming Events

The ski season is now in full-swing and it is fantastic to see all of your smiling faces back here at the mountain! We are excited to announce that we now have a live feed of the slopes of Ragged Mountain Resort at your finger tips twenty four hours a day. Please check out our NEW Live Web Cam HERE !

This Saturday, December 14th kicks off a Ride & Ski Event. HERE Ride & Ski members receive 2-for-1 tickets and there will be a promotional event in the Stone Hearth Bar from 3:00pm to 6:00pm giving away $3,000 - $4,000 in prizes. We will be featuring Harpoon Brewery beer specials, Moscow Mule cocktail specials, and swag from our sponsors including a set of Fischer Skis.

Next Saturday, December 21st we are offering Breakfast With Santa at the charming New Hampshire Mountain Inn just down the road off of New Canada Rd. Breakfast with Santa This reservation only event has seating times from 9:00am to 1:00pm available, please call (603) 735-6900 to make your reservations. The breakfast costs $12.00 for adults and children twelve and under are just $6.00. There will be arts and crafts for kids along with photo opportunities with Santa Claus.

Ragged Parks is hosting the Junkyard Jam HERE on Sunday, December 22nd. This snowboard-only event is a jam-format with all sorts of unique features to play on. Registration opens up at 9:00am and the competition takes place from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. We are offering $800 in cash prizes and swag from our sponsors such as NOTB Snowboard Shop, Volcom East, Highland Mountain Bike Park and Monster Energy.

Junkyard Jam
Junkyard Jam 2019



Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Friday, December 13, 2019

Sunday, December 01, 2019

2019-20 Opening Weekend

Thanks to all of our hard-working staff here at Ragged Mountain Resort this has been one of the greatest opening weekends we have had in years! We are skiing top-to-bottom on 9 trails catering to beginner and intermediate ability levels. Our faithful guests have been complimentary of the remodels to our Meetinghouse Lodge, the new pizza oven in Stone Hearth Bar, our new Rags to Riches IPA, and of course, the trail conditions. We are looking forward to releasing our new digital trail map app that will feature our live web cam within the next couple of weeks.

Tonight begins the first major snowstorm of the season and we are seeing accumulation totals varying from 10 to 16 inches. You may want to consider booking a room at the New Hampshire Mountain Inn, Click Here after all it's going to be a snow day for the kids and the skiing is going to be phenomenal. Pull out the powder sticks it is going to be deep, and this may vary well open up more terrain throughout our awesome mountains!

2019-20 First Chair

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Thursday, November 07, 2019

The Mission Continues!

Snowmaking at Ragged Mountain kicked off Friday, November 8 for the 2019-20 Winter Season.  Plus, Ragged Mountain Resort's on-going mission to make skiing and riding more affordable for everyone is back for the 2019-20 Winter Season with the Mission: Four'dable quad pack.  It's 4 unrestricted lift tickets valid for the 2019-20 winter season for just $189

Here’s the deal:

  • Four unrestricted lift tickets (printed on 4 one-way non-reloadable RFID cards)
  • Only $189
  • Offer valid online only from November 8 thru 11:59 pm on December 2, 2019
  • Tickets valid any day Ragged Mountain is open during the 2019-20 Winter Season.
  • No redemption necessary - take ticket directly to chairlift!
  • Use anytime including same day.  Use all 4 yourself or give them out to others.
  • Unlimited quad packs per purchase.
  • Once your purchase is complete, your credit card will be charged for the amount shown regardless of whether or not the cards are used.
  • We do not guarantee number of operating days, lifts or slopes, weather, or other conditions.
  • Tickets expire at the end of the 2019-20 Winter Season.  All sales final.  No refunds, exchanges, returns, extensions or cash value.  Not for re-sale.
  • Quad pack rate increases December 3, 2019

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Friday, November 08, 2019

Monday, November 04, 2019

Let The 2019-20 Season Begin!

Our beautiful fall foliage has come and gone here at Ragged Mountain Resort and temperatures are beginning to drop. The long-term forecast through this week is calling for consistent temps at night in the mid 20's, let the snow-making commence! Our team currently has snow-making equipment and fan guns stacked top to bottom on Village Green and we are anxiously awaiting for this weather window. As long as mother nature permits and temperatures stay in this range we will continue building base towards our opening date of Friday, November 29, 2019. Follow our social pages on Instagram and Facebook for consistent updates.

Come visit our Booths (109,110, & 111) at the annual Boston Ski Expo starting Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17th. Try your chance at winning Ragged Mountain tickets and apparel in our Cash Vault and stock up on our Mission:Fourdable Quad Packs for $189.00.


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Last Edited by Kyle Matzke on Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Last Chance for Season Pass Savings!


the countdown is on

Ragged's mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for everyone continues for the 2019-20 Season with the Mission: Affordable Season Pass for just $419!

HURRY - this is the last chance to save on Ragged Mountain Season Passes for the 2019-20 Season!  

Here's the Deal:

  • Buy Your MISSION: AFFORDABLE Season Pass for just $419.
  • Ski or ride every day Ragged Mountain Resort is open during the 2019-20 season -- No Blackout Dates!
  • It’s the best deal in all of New England!
  • Offer ends November 2, 2019

Plus, passholders will enjoy additional benefits including the Sister Resorts Reciprocal Program, Buddy Passes and more.  Read all the details here.


A one-time $5 RFID card fee applies to all new passholders.

Come join us:  Accept the Mission!

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Friday, October 02, 2020

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Harvest Party 2019

The warm summer days are beginning to come to an end and the leaves are starting to change color here at Ragged Mountain Resort. Momentum for the winter season is building and skiers and riders have snow sports on their minds. There are some exciting changes going on here at Ragged for the upcoming season and we are thrilled to share them with our valued Passholders and Guests!

The annual Harvest Party will kick off the season on Sunday, October 20 from 11:00am - 5:00pm. The Just Because Band will start us rocking at 11:30am followed by Sweeping the Leg Band into the afternoon. We will be releasing our new Ragged Mountain Resort / Flying Goose IPA collaborative beer, there will be food trucks and a bbq, a tent sale provided by Sport Thoma, Ragged Mountain apparel available, industry vendors, yard games, pumpkin painting, s'mores, and more.

New Ragged Mountain Season Passholders will be able to pick up their RFID cards from guest services. Previous Ragged Seasons Passholders do not need to bother though, our Axess system allows them to be reloaded when renewed online

There will also be a boot-fitting clinic provided for all Competition Program participants.

Save the date and we look forward to seeing you!

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Monday, October 07, 2019

Time is ticking on the deadline for savings - don't miss out!


the countdown is on

Ragged's mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for everyone is back for the 2019-20 Season with the Mission:  Affordable Season Pass for just $349!

Here's the Deal:

  • Buy Your MISSION: AFFORDABLE Season Pass for just $349.
  • Ski or ride every day Ragged Mountain Resort is open during the 2019-20 season -- No Blackout Dates!
  • It’s the best deal in all of New England!

Plus, passholders will enjoy additional benefits including the Sister Resorts Reciprocal Program, Buddy Passes and more.  Read all the details here.


A one-time $5 RFID card fee applies to all new passholders.

Come join us:  Accept the Mission!

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Monday, October 07, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

It's Harvest Party Time!

The warm summer days are beginning to come to an end and the leaves are starting to change color here at Ragged Mountain Resort. Momentum for the winter season is building and skiers and riders have snow sports on their minds. There are some exciting changes going on here at Ragged for the upcoming season and we are thrilled to share them with our valued Passholders and Guests!

The annual Harvest Party will kick off the season on Sunday, October 20 from 11:00am - 5:00pm. The Just Because Band will start us rocking at 11:30am followed by Sweeping the Leg Band into the afternoon. We will be releasing our new Ragged Mountain Resort / Flying Goose IPA collaborative beer, there will be food trucks and a bbq, a tent sale provided by Sport Thoma, Ragged Mountain apparel available, industry vendors, yard games, pumpkin painting, s'mores, and more.

New Ragged Mountain Season Passholders will be able to pick up their RFID cards from guest services. Previous Ragged Seasons Passholders do not need to bother though, our Axess system allows them to be reloaded when renewed online

There will also be a boot-fitting clinic provided for all Competition Program participants.

Save the date and we look forward to seeing you!

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Hiking Trails Near Ragged Mountain

Hiking Trails Near Ragged Mountain - Stay Outdoors in All Four Seasons

Ragged Mountain is known for its 1,250 feet of vertical drop, great skiing, Terrain Park, wedding venue, and beautiful lodging. What is often overlooked are the various and gorgeous hikes in close proximity. This article is meant to point out some of the best hikes to help you enjoy the Ragged Mountain area even more.

 

Views of Ragged Mountain from Mount Cardigan


Trails at Ragged Mountain

Ragged Mountain itself is a gorgeous, moderately difficult hike with views of nearby Newfound Lake, Mount Cardigan, Mount Moosilaukee, and other New Hampshire peaks. Hikers can choose to ascend Ragged Mountain, Ragged Mountain West Peak, and Balanced Rock (correctly named), from Ragged Mountain Ski Area via the skiing trails, the New Canada Road Trailhead, or the Proctor Academy Trailhead.

The trails outside the ski slopes are a part of the Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway trail network that is a 75 mile loop trail system that connects summits, state parks, and state forests in central New Hampshire.

 

Nearby Mountains

Ragged is located only an hour south of Franconia Notch where there is access to Franconia Ridge, and many other NH 4,000 footers, the below list of hikes are all within a 30 minute drive, and have excellent views.

   

Mount Cardigan

Mount Cardigan Views

 

Cardigan is a stunning and relatively quick hike suitable for active families. With a 3 mile round trip, it is doable in only a few hours, and delivers incredible views at the summit. Rising 3,155 feet above sea level, Cardigan is a frequently trafficked family hike.

 

The most common route up is via the West Ridge Trail located at the end of Cardigan Mountain road. The trail features a lot of exposed steep granite near the summit and can be slippery when wet or icy.

   

Mount Kearsarge

The trailhead to mount Kearsarge, a 2,937 foot mountain, is located less than 30 minutes away from Ragged Mountain. Kearsarge is located within two state parks, Winslow State park, and Rollins State Park. This gives hikers and families a ton of opportunities for outdoor activities beyond summiting Kearsarge.

The summit of Kearsarge features a fire tower that enables visitors to see as far south as Boston on a clear day, and also see many more mountains to the north.

Parking is located at the Winslow State Park Picnic area where there are two options to hike to the summit, the Barlow Trail, and the Winslow Trail. Each are moderate options, and are often both done (one up, one down). The Winslow Trail is 1.1 miles to the summit, and the Barlow Trail is 1.7 miles to the summit.

Hikers can also choose to hike up the other side of Kearsarge from Rollins State Park (a .5 mile hike). However, this is a slightly longer drive from Ragged Mountain.

 

Danbury Bog Wildlife Management Area

Danbury Bog Wildlife Management Area is located just a short 10 minute drive from Ragged, and is a fantastic family picnic, birdwatching, canoeing, and short hiking area. If you like canoeing, kayaking, birds, frogs, turtles, and other pond wildlife, this is a great spot to visit.

 

Lake Sunapee

Lake Sunapee may not be the best hiking spot, but for those that love beautiful lakes and boating, it is great to know that the lake is only a short 30 minute drive from Ragged Mountain. Looking for a beach day? Lake Sunapee State Park is only about 40 minutes away from Ragged.

 

The Rest of New Hampshire

This is by no means a complete list of all of the great outdoor places to visit within a short drive of Ragged Mountain. Not only is there far more within 30 minutes, but if you are willing to drive an hour to an hour and a half, New Hampshire has some absolutely incredible short and easy, as well as long and strenuous hikes for all ability levels.


Information provided by: Max DesMarais an avid Outdoorsman and founder of Hiking & Fishing, an online resource to help those get in the outdoors.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Monday, April 29, 2019

Monday, April 08, 2019

The 2018-19 Season has come to an end!

The 2018-19 season has come to an end, and what a memorable season it was!

From opening with a 10" snowstorm, to many powder filled laps in the trees, to racing your buddies between the gates, or that new rail slide you learned in our park, it was a great season. We are so fortunate to have this wonderful playground in our lives.

We want to THANK all of our seasons pass holders, and all of the skiers and riders who visited beautiful Ragged Mountain this winter.  And a big shout-out of THANKS to our incredible staff who make our operations run smoothly. You are all a tremendous part of the Ragged Mountain family and you help it be the unique and special place that we all love.

From all of us to all of you---THANK YOU!

We plan to open on Friday, November 29, 2019 for the 2019-20 winter season.  Until then, we hope you have a great summer and fall, and we look forward to seeing you again next season!   

Our Mission: Affordable Season Passes for 2019-20 are now on sale. If you had a pass this season, click HERE to skip the line and reload for the 2019-20 season. 

Need to buy your first Mission: Affordable season pass? You can do that online too! Click HERE to get a your new season pass for the 2019-20 season.

Thanks again for being Ragged Mountain skiers and riders. Get Ragged! 

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Monday, April 08, 2019

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Hurry, get in on the best deal in all of New England!

Ragged's mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for everyone is coming back for the 2019-20 Season with the Mission:  Affordable Season Pass for just $279

Here's the deal:

  • Buy Your MISSION: AFFORDABLE Season Pass for just $279.
  • The lowest price is available from March 15 thru April 7, 2019.
  • Ski or ride every day Ragged Mountain Resort is open during the 2019-20 season -- No Blackout Dates!
  • It’s the best deal in all of New England!  HURRY, purchase by April 7 before it's gone.

Plus, passholders will enjoy additional benefits including the Sister Resort Reciprocal Program, Regional Resort Program and more.  Read all the details here.

Friends don't let friends miss a deal like this!

Come join us:  Accept the Mission!

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Monday, October 07, 2019

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

MISSION: AFFORDABLE returns on March 15!

Ragged's mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for everyone is coming back for the 2019-20 Season with the Mission:  Affordable Season Pass for just $279Mission launches March 15!

Here's the deal:

  • Buy Your MISSION: AFFORDABLE Season Pass for just $279.
  • The lowest price is available from March 15 thru April 7, 2019.
  • Ski or ride every day Ragged Mountain Resort is open during the 2019-20 season -- No Blackout Dates!
  • NEW Passholders can ski/ride for FREE the remainder of the 2018-19 Winter Season.
  • It’s the best deal in all of New England!  HURRY, purchase by April 7 before it's gone.

Plus, passholders will enjoy additional benefits including the Sister Resort Reciprocal Program, Regional Resort Program and more.  Read all the details here.

Join us:  Accept the Mission!

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Friday, March 08, 2019

Friday, March 01, 2019

There is a world...


There is a world that only alpine skiers and riders know...

From being on the first chair up the mountain in the morning to the spectacular views from the summit to making first tracks on freshly fallen snow, there is a world that only alpine skiers and riders know.

From seeing fresh snow glistening in the morning sun on the spruce and balsam trees alongside the ski trails as you link turns, there is a world that only alpine skiers and riders know. 

From sharing the joy and thrills of skiing and riding with your family and best friends where everyone is a participant and no one is a spectator, there is a bond that only alpine skiers and riders know and share. 

From the summit of beautiful Ragged Mountain looking north at the snow covered peaks of Mount Cardigan, Mount Lafayette and Mount Washington, there is a view that only Ragged Mountain skiers and riders know and love.

We look forward to sharing our special world at Ragged Mountain with you this March.

With a full season of snowmaking for a base and bountiful natural snow for a top coat, this is an amazingly good ski season. Don't miss the best skiing of the season this March at beautiful Ragged Mountain --- we want to share our world with you. Come on up and get Ragged! 

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Friday, March 01, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Fabulous Finish to February

This winter keeps going strong with snow storms almost every week making for fantastic slope conditions and coverage.  Our Groomers are laying down a perfect layer of corduroy each night to welcome skiers and riders each morning.  Be on the lookout for the Glades to be primed with the 2" - 3" of snow forecast for tonight.  With only 2 days left this month, we're still producing smiles for miles with tons more to come in March!

Ski & Stay Midweek Package at the New Hampshire Mountain Inn starting at $89 pp/pn*

Enjoy a 1-night stay in our quintessentially New Hampshire Mountain Inn with breakfast and a 1-day lift ticket at Ragged Mountain. Call 1-888-797-2899 or make your reservation online today!  *Restrictions apply, read full details. 

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Thursday, February 28, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Perfect ski days - Friday and Saturday

Mother Nature continues to bless Ragged Mountain with new snow, and the weather forecast for today and Saturday is looking just about perfect. 

Today, Friday, February 22 should have sunny skies and temps getting into the low 30s. With 3" of fresh snow on Wednesday night, conditions are outstanding all across the mountain. For Saturday, February 23, another beautiful day is queued up with partly sunny skies and temps rising into the low 30s again. It just doesn't get any better than this!  You can count on our groomers laying down the corduroy for you to rip up.

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, we looking for another 3" to 5" of snow before possibly turning to a winter mix before noon. Lifts open at 8:30am so there is time to enjoy the new freshies before a possible changeover. This new snow is setting up next week for more great skiing and riding at Ragged.

For the weekend, we'll be skiing and riding on 52 trails and glades served by 5 lifts including the Ragged 6-passenger Express and the Spear Mountain Quad going to our twin summits. We have skiing and riding for all ability levels with dedicated novice terrain at the Barnyard Triple and two moving Carpets.

If you need ski or snowboard rental equipment, stop by the Ragged Rental Shop and see Carl, Eddie and the crew for the latest in Rossignol equipment. They are also experts in ski tuning and ski base repairs. If you're spending most of your time in the woods (sweeeet!) and you need a little base repair work, they can make your ski bottoms as good as new.

Don't miss the best skiing of the season --- come on up to beautiful Ragged Mountain and enjoy our winter winterland!  

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

Happy Vacation Week!

A perfect President’s Day weekend and vacation week is all ready for your enjoyment at beautiful Ragged Mountain! 

We’ve received 7” of new snow this week, and the mountain is a winter wonderland of great skiing and riding. Our groomers have been working overtime to buff out the ski trails for your enjoyment. We’ll have 44 trails and glades open served by 5 lifts including the Ragged Mountain Express 6 and the Spear Mountain Express Quad to our two summit peaks. We’ll have skiing and riding for all ability levels with our Barnyard Triple and our two Carpets serving novice terrain. And, just in time for the holiday weekend, we're happy to announce that the boardercross course on Lower Chutes is finally open to the public! Complete with sweeping berms and rollers, this course is crowd favorite that everyone raves about. 

The forecast over the holiday weekend calls for flurries and light snow, so the mountain will stay in great shape for your holiday enjoyment. Buy your lift tickets on-line on the day before your visit and save money here. If you already have a Ragged Mountain “Direct to Lifts” card, you can click right here to reload online and skip the line!

When you're ready to refuel, head on up to Birches Mountain Restaurant to grab a bite while overlooking some of the best views at the resort. With table service and an updated menu for the '18-'19 season, this is the perfect lunch spot when you're looking for something a little extra! 

Beautiful Ragged Mountain is the place to be this weekend! See you here.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Friday, February 15, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Snowy Forecast!

What a way to start off the week with this fantastic forecast - 3 of the next 5 days are expected to be filled with snow.  Tuesday has a Winter Storm Watch (we love those!) with up to 12" of accumulation possible.  Get your lift tickets early or reload your RFID card now to take advantage of the best available rate.

If you can get away midweek, the best deal yet is the Ski & Stay Lodging Package.  Starting at $89 pp/pn, you and a guest will enjoy a 1-night stay at the comfy and cozy New Hampshire Mountain Inn, breakfast and a 1-day lift ticket.  Rate is per person per night based on double occupancy.  Offer valid Sunday thru Thursday, non-holiday.  Restrictions apply.  Book now or get the full detail here.

President's Weekend is on tap this upcoming weekend and we hope that means a loooong weekend of skiing for you at Ragged.  They'll be prime conditions, the USASA Rail Jam, live music and plenty of opportunities to #getragged!


Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 04, 2019

Congrats to the Pats!

Congratulations to the Patriot's on their victory at Superbowl LIII! After a long season full of speculation that their dynasty was coming to an end, Brady and the Boys came together to prove everyone wrong. Not only that, but Tom Brady gets to come back to New England as the first player ever to win six Superbowls, and the oldest quarterback ever to win a Superbowl!

While the Patriot's season is finally coming to a glorious close, we can't help but remember that the winter still isn't over! With over 50 trails open for skiing and riding here at beautiful Ragged Mountain, we've got something for everyone. Whether you're looking to grind some stumps in the woods on trails like Double Take or Not Too Shabby, or practice your technique on a long groomer like Cardigan, we're certain you won't get bored. Buy your ticket now or reload your card online by clicking here.

And we're happy to announce a brand new Ski and Stay package with the New Hampshire Mountain Inn! Starting at $89 per person, per night, enjoy a 1-night stay in our quintessentially New Hampshire Mountain Inn with breakfast and a 1-day lift ticket at Ragged Mountain. Rate is per person, per night based on double occupancy in a standard queen room, subject to availability and by advance reservation.  Package is valid Sunday thru Thursday only, non-holiday.  Excludes February 18 – 22, 2019 holidays. Lodging and meal tax not included.  Upgrade to a King Room or Suite for a additional charge. Click here to make your reservation online now!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Back To Winter!

After the quick thaw that Mother Nature threw our way, we're happy to be staring at a forecast for the coming week that looks a lot more like winter! Headed into the weekend, we're looking forward to sunny skies with temperatures in the upper 20's to mid 30's. Talk about a difference from the 50 degree day we had on Thursday!

With the return to cold temperatures, anyone who visited us today may have noticed some snowmakers scurrying around to get Exhibition set back up for snowmaking operations. Following the warm weather, they're going to be working hard to help build up some more of those piles. Our groomers will be working hard too, pushing around the new snow and laying down that beautiful corduroy that we all love so much. Even with those warm temps and that clear precipitation, our surface is skiing as good as ever!

We're also amped about all the hard work that the Terrain Park Crew has been putting in over on Wild Side and Wild Ride. The top half of the terrain park is scheduled to open up tomorrow with three jumps and a hip. The team has certainly outdone themselves over there this year, and we're looking forward to seeing you all get sendy in the park. Be sure to mention @ragged_parks on Instagram, and as always, we'll see you on the slopes!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Saturday, January 26, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

Ragged Mountain Online RFID Reloads Now Live -- In Time for the Pow-Pow!

Ragged Mountain's brand new, Direct-to-Lifts RFID cards can now be reloaded online! Save time and money by purchasing your lift ticket prior to your arrival! With your new reloadable media, you can skip the ticket lines and go straight to the lifts. You can find more information about how to reload your RFID card by clicking here!

Buy at least one day in advance for great savings on your next lift ticket purchase. With our new dynamic pricing at Ragged Mountain, the further in advance you purchase your lift ticket, the more you can save! Buy now and be ready for the huge bounty of fresh snow that Mother Nature is bringing us this weekend!

The forecast for Danbury is calling for 15"-20" of light, fluffy pow-pow! You won't want to miss this weekend at Ragged. The skiing is going to be the best it has been all season, and next weekend is shaping up to be stellar as well. It's the perfect opportunity to take full advantage of that advanced pricing!

It's a winter wonderland up here at beautiful Ragged Mountain. Reload your Ragged Mountain DTL Card now, and head directly to the lifts and enjoy our fantastic snow conditions for your skiing and riding enjoyment.

And after a long day of skiing and riding, be sure to stop by the Stone Hearth Bar & Grill for both hot and cold beverages. With live music, on the weekends, countless Tap Takeovers, and giveaways, there is always something going on at Stone Hearth for your aprés enjoyment!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

It's a Winter Wonderland Here at Ragged Mountian!

With the cold temperatures moving in to stay and all the recent snow we've gotten, we're living in a veritable Winter Wonderland up here at beautiful Ragged Mountain! All the snow guns over on Flying Yankee have been fired up, so we're making some pretty serious clouds here today.

This weekend, we'll be hosting the Ride & Ski Card Apres Ski Party on Saturday, January 12. Complete with a Tap Takeover by Harpoon Brewery, live music, and over $2,500 dollars in giveaways, this is one party you won't want to miss.

We hope to see you out on the slopes, and don't forget to #getragged!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Friday, January 11, 2019

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Looks Like a Wicked Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I'm not sure what it looks like outside your window right now, but we're looking at roughly 4 inches of fresh powder just outside ours! It's not showing any signs of stopping soon, so be sure to come join us for some free refills on the Ragged Mountain 6-passenger Summit Express. Be sure to buy your ticket online ahead of time and save at the window.

Keep your eyes on the snow report for the most up-to-date snow fall totals and conditions, and be sure to #getragged today!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Weekend Fun!

Happy Saturday, Ragged Family!

We're heading into this weekend with mild temperatures and fantastic snow conditions. Ski East will be joining us on Saturday, January 5 to host a race on Village Green. You'll want to be certain to stop by the finish to see these athletes give it their all.

Our groomers and snowmakers have been working hard over the past few days to bring you all some new terrain, and today, we're opening up Lower Crewcut into Town Meeting! Make sure you go get first tracks. After you're done shredding all day, stop by the Stone Hearth Bar for some live tunes by the Just Because Band and a Tap Takeover by Moat Mountain Brewery?

As always, we look forward to seeing you up at beautiful Ragged Mountain this weekend!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Saturday, January 05, 2019

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Ragged Winter Weather Watch!

Mother Nature paid us a visit last night into the early morning hours, bringing with her 3-4" of the goods! The skiing today at beautiful Ragged Mountain should be fantastic, so why not cash in one of those sick days early this year to come make some turns in first fresh snow of 2019! 

We're keeping a close eye on another storm system that's forecast to bring some more snow early next week. The extended forecast beyond next week looks promising too, so be sure to keep tuned here for your latest updates on snowfall totals and trail openings at Ragged Mountain!


Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Thursday, January 03, 2019

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

The Holidays May Be Over, But the Fun is Just Getting Started!

After another great day of skiing and riding at beautiful Ragged Mountain, we're looking forward to heading into today with lower temps and sunny skies. Conditions are fantastic right now, and if you make it up, there are plenty of great turns to be had. What better way to work off those holiday cookies than with a few extra runs?!

If you're still on vacation, be sure to take advantage of the week ahead, as temperatures are expected to be favorable and there's even a chance we could see a few flurries during the day tomorrow. We know you college students are likely still on break for another couple of weeks, so be sure to take advantage of our College Cut deal. For just $39 dollars, you can come shred with us, Sunday through Friday! Be sure you bring your current student ID with you when you come visit.

The temperatures should be in the mid 20's which is perfect conditions for our snowmakers to get set and start back up. A light breeze is anticipated throughout the day today which will only make it easier for our snowguns to blanket the hill. Keep your eyes peeled for snowmakers on Upper Exhibition, Town Meeting, and Birches, and be sure to say thank you when you do!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy 2019!

Happy New Year! After a night full of singing and dancing, food and fireworks, we're ready to kick the New Year off with some turns on fresh snow. 2019 said hello by dropping off 3 inches to celebrate! We can expect some warmer temps today with some AM clouds lingering from the storm system as it makes its way out. The clouds should begin to part midday, making way for the sun to peek through with temperatures near the 40's.

We look forward to seeing you at beautiful Ragged Mountain! It should be another great day of skiing with some fresh snowfall to boot!

Don't forget to book your ticket online, in advance to save! Click here for more information on how you can by your ticket now.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sport Thoma Demo Day Today!

Sport Thoma will be hosting their first demo day of the season today! If you've been eye-balling the latest goods but aren't quite sure what you'd like to buy, this is the perfect opportunity to come out and try before you buy. Sporting brands like Rossignol, Blizzard, K2, and more, they're certain to have something for everyone. Make sure the holiday gift you've been thinking about for yourself is the one you're going to love!

Are you still looking for New Year's Even plans? Why not come celebrate with Ragged?! From 6:00 - 10:00 PM, we'll be hosting our annual New Year's Eve Bash, complete with live music by Alex Anthony Music, dinner service, fireworks, and a Tap Takeover with Longtrail Brewing. Tickets for adults are just $54, and tickets for children 12 and under are $29. Click here for full dinner menu and event details.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Sunday, December 30, 2018