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   New Hampshire: King Pine: Expansions
Ski Area Expansions
 
North Side at King Pine
North Side Details
North Side
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1968-69
Lifts:1 chairlift
Terrain:7 trails
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After operating for half a dozen ski seasons on the original double chair development, it was time to expand the area. While the original area had multiple novice and intermediate trails and slopes weaving through tall pines, it was lacking expert terrain.

A 1,220 foot long by 336 foot vertical new Hall double chairlift, the Black Bear, was installed on the north side of the peak for the 1968-69 season. The new lift extended King Pine's vertical drop and served trails of all abilities, including short, but steep expert trails.

After near 40 years of service, the Black Bear double was replaced for the 2006-2007 season with a new triple chairlift. A CTEC, the Black Bear Triple increased the uphill capacity on the north side by 400 people per hour.


The 1962-63 King Pine trail map prior to the addition of the North Side
The 1962-63 King Pine trail map prior to the addition of the North Side

The recently installed Black Bear Double in 1972
The recently installed Black Bear Double in 1972

The recently installed Black Bear Triple in 2007
The recently installed Black Bear Triple in 2007

The recently installed Black Bear Triple in 2007
The recently installed Black Bear Triple in 2007

The 2007 King Pine trail map
The 2007 King Pine trail map

The North Side base area in 2014
The North Side base area in 2014

The Black Bear Triple and Pine Brule trail in 2014
The Black Bear Triple and Pine Brule trail in 2014

The Black Bear Triple and Pine Brule trail in 2014
The Black Bear Triple and Pine Brule trail in 2014

The Pitch Pine Trail in 2014
The Pitch Pine Trail in 2014

King Pine Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
North Side1968-69Open
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Last updated: March 22, 2014

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