After learning to ride a ski lift, skiers earn the confidence to perform more challenging maneuvers, such as learning how to get off a ski lift. Keep from going in circles with today’s Groupon to Granite Gorge Ski Area in Roxbury, New Hampshire. Choose between the following options:
- For $42, you get full-day lift tickets for two (up to an $84 value).
- For $75, you get full-day lift tickets for four (up to a $168 value). <p>
The trails at Granite Gorge Ski Area immerse skiers in a snowy sanctuary complete with challenges for all levels of downhill enthusiasts. A full-day lift ticket grants the holder access to the entire mountain, from alpine skiing on the gentle winding runs of Monadnock Mile to catching big air and posing for pictures with it on the terrain parks’ jumps and rails. Granite Gorge Ski Area keeps varying hours of operation throughout the week; check the website before planning a trip.
There's something for winter-sports enthusiasts of all stripes at Granite Gorge, whether they like skiing, snow-tubing, or guessing the height of things. The crown jewel in the park's treasure trove of trails is Pinnacle Mountain, chosen by former Olympians in the 1950s for its location, protection from the wind, and ability to hold snow. But besides skiing, snowboarding, linking and tubing down from that peak, visitors to the gorge can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and simply warming up with a mug of hot cocoa at the Lookout Lounge.
Rather than using a tow line to get to the top of hills, Granite Gorge offers a moving carpeted path that takes about two minutes to reach the top and is easier on tubers of all ages. What's more, USA Today praised cosmic tubing—a regular Saturday night event where the mountain comes to life with black lights, fluorescent tubes, and music from a live DJ—as one of the country's 10 best unique winter activities.