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The McIntyre base area
McIntyre Ski Area
Manchester, New Hampshire
Status: Open
First Season:1970-71
Vertical Drop:180 feet
Standing Lifts:2 doubles, surface lifts
Past Lifts:
Left: The McIntyre base area
Recent News:
2/4/2016: McIntyre City Debt Payments to be Restru... Profile
Located in Manchester, McIntyre ski area is a popular regional learning facility.

Mt. Uncanoonuc

Discussion of a constructing a ski facility in the greater Manchester dates back to at least 1962, when local political leaders appealed to the New Hampshire State Parks Director to include Derryfield Park in a survey of potential ski areas. Derryfield was initially rejected in the fall of 1962, as a government advisory council opted to recommend a development on nearby Mt. Uncanoonuc.

The Mt. Uncanoonuc proposal eventually stalled, perhaps prompting the City of Manchester to push forward with a Derryfield Park development.

Derryfield Park

McIntyre in 2013
McIntyre in 2013

Leveraging a federal grant, the city constructed a ski area in Derryfield Park in 1970. Twin double chairlifts were installed, serving lighted slopes covered by snowmaking. The area likely opened in February of 1971 and was named after Manchester Parks & Recreation Department director T. Edward McIntyre.

Facing debt, operating deficits, and aging facilities, the City of Manchester moved to lease McIntyre ski area to McIntyre Ski School Inc. in the fall of 2009. As part of the agreement, the city backed a $1.6 million dollar bond to fund a new base lodge. In exchange for a 20 year lease, the leasee agreed to pay the new and accumulated debt.

Following the agreement, McIntyre Ski School Inc. purchased new Magic Carpet lifts and snowmaking equipment. The new base lodge was built by Conneston Construction for the 2010-2011 season. Reports
Month Average Percent of Terrain Open
December27%    (5 reports)27 Open
January81%    (4 reports)81 Open
February98%    (4 reports)98 Open
March82%    (3 reports)82 Open
Recent Conditions Reports
Dec. 24, 2022 by newenglandskier13
Frozen Granular, Packed Powder
Jan. 26, 2022 by luv2ski
Packed Powder, Packed Powder
Dec. 24, 2021 by newenglandskier13
Loose Granular, Frozen Granular
Mar. 14, 2020 by nhalex
Spring Snow, Bare Spots
Dec. 8, 2018 by macskier
Packed Powder, Powder
McIntyre Ski Area on News
Recent Articles
McIntyre City Debt Payments to be Restructured - Feb. 4, 2016
McIntyre Ski Area News Page

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Standing Lifts
The East Double (left) in 2013
East Double
Chairlift - Double - Fixed
The West Double (right) in 2013
West Double
Chairlift - Double - Fixed

Past Lifts

2023-24 McIntyre Trail Map
2003-04 McIntyre Trail Map2004-05 McIntyre Trail Map2005-06 McIntyre Trail Map2010-11 McIntyre Trail Map2012-13 McIntyre Trail Map2014-15 McIntyre Trail Map
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Year by Year History
Adult Weekend Full Day Lift Ticket; Adult Full Price Unlimited Season Pass
2020s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
2023-24$57.002023-24 Ticket Price Graph$439.002023-24 Season Pass Price Graph7.7 daysDecember 9March 102023-24 Skier Visit Graph
2022-23$52.002022-23 Ticket Price Graph$409.002022-23 Season Pass Price Graph7.9 daysDecember 17March 262022-23 Skier Visit Graph
2021-22$48.002021-22 Ticket Price Graph$369.002021-22 Season Pass Price Graph7.7 daysDecember 17March 272021-22 Skier Visit Graph
2020-21$42.002020-21 Ticket Price Graph$339.002020-21 Season Pass Price Graph8.1 daysDecember 18March 212020-21 Skier Visit Graph
2019-20$42.002019-20 Ticket Price Graph$299.002019-20 Season Pass Price Graph7.1 daysDecember 7March 152019-20 Skier Visit Graph
2010s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
2018-19$38.002018-19 Ticket Price Graph$289.002018-19 Season Pass Price Graph7.6 daysDecember 7March 242018-19 Skier Visit Graph
2017-18$38.002017-18 Ticket Price Graph$280.002017-18 Season Pass Price Graph7.4 daysDecember 15March 182017-18 Skier Visit Graph
2016-17$38.002016-17 Ticket Price Graph$280.002016-17 Season Pass Price Graph7.4 daysDecember 17March 262016-17 Skier Visit Graph
2015-16$36.002015-16 Ticket Price Graph$280.002015-16 Season Pass Price Graph7.8 daysJanuary 6March 92015-16 Skier Visit Graph
2014-15$36.002014-15 Ticket Price Graph$270.002014-15 Season Pass Price Graph7.5 daysDecember 13March 292014-15 Skier Visit Graph
2013-14$34.002013-14 Ticket Price Graph$250.002013-14 Season Pass Price Graph7.4 daysDecember 132013-14 Skier Visit Graph
2012-13$34.002012-13 Ticket Price Graph$250.002012-13 Season Pass Price Graph7.4 daysDecember 242012-13 Skier Visit Graph
2011-12$34.002011-12 Ticket Price Graph$250.002011-12 Season Pass Price Graph7.4 daysDecember 2445,0002011-12 Skier Visit Graph
2010-11$32.002010-11 Ticket Price Graph$229.002010-11 Season Pass Price Graph7.2 daysDecember 1745,0002010-11 Skier Visit Graph
2009-10$29.002009-10 Ticket Price Graph$229.002009-10 Season Pass Price Graph7.9 days2009-10 Skier Visit Graph
2000s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
2008-09$27.002008-09 Ticket Price Graph$250.002008-09 Season Pass Price Graph9.3 days2008-09 Skier Visit Graph
2007-08$27.002007-08 Ticket Price Graph2007-08 Season Pass Price Graph2007-08 Skier Visit Graph
2006-07$27.002006-07 Ticket Price Graph$250.002006-07 Season Pass Price Graph9.3 days2006-07 Skier Visit Graph
2004-052004-05 Ticket Price Graph$230.002004-05 Season Pass Price GraphMarch 272004-05 Skier Visit Graph
2003-04$23.002003-04 Ticket Price Graph$220.002003-04 Season Pass Price Graph9.6 days2003-04 Skier Visit Graph
2002-032002-03 Ticket Price Graph2002-03 Season Pass Price GraphDecember 142002-03 Skier Visit Graph
1980s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
1988-89$11.001988-89 Ticket Price Graph1988-89 Season Pass Price Graph1988-89 Skier Visit Graph
1986-87$10.001986-87 Ticket Price Graph1986-87 Season Pass Price Graph1986-87 Skier Visit Graph
1970s Ticket Price Season Pass Price
Pass Payback
Opening Day
Closing Day
Skier Visits
1976-771976-77 Ticket Price Graph$60.001976-77 Season Pass Price Graph1976-77 Skier Visit Graph
1975-76$4.001975-76 Ticket Price Graph1975-76 Season Pass Price Graph1975-76 Skier Visit Graph
1970-711970-71 Ticket Price Graph1970-71 Season Pass Price GraphFebruary 121970-71 Skier Visit Graph

Visitor Memories
"I learned to ski at McIntyre. It isn't a big place, but a small one with a family-like atmosphere."
Archie Goodwin, Jul. 17, 2015
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  • McIntyre Ski Area - official site
  • Last updated: December 23, 2016

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