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   New Hampshire: Balsams Wilderness Ski Area: Expansions
Ski Area Expansions
 
The Escarpment at Balsams Wilderness Ski Area
The Escarpment Details
The Escarpment
Status:Proposed
First Season of Operation:
Lifts:1 lift
Terrain:3 trails
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After about 45 years of operation, the Balsams Wilderness ski area closed in 2011 when the Balsams Grand Resort was shut down and sold. After years of closure, new wave of development talk hit the region in early 2014, when Les Otten formed Dixville LLC to consider reopening the Balsams.

A February 2015 rendering showed a new complex south of Cascade Basin featuring four intermediate trails with a lift climbing some 900 vertical feet. A second 2015 map showed the complex extending downhill with a different alignment of trails.

A rendering posted in 2017 named the complex The Escarpment with the lift extending down to the lowest point of the resort with yet another alignment of trails. The new proposed lift would rise 1,538 vertical feet, serving two of the resort's steepest trails. The complex is not part of the first year reopening plans.


2015 map of The Escarpment
2015 map of The Escarpment

2015 map of The Escarpment
2015 map of The Escarpment

2017 rendering of The Escarpment
2017 rendering of The Escarpment

Balsams Wilderness Ski Area Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Cascades Basin2020-21Proposed
East BasinProposed
East Peak2017-18Proposed
Hodge Valley2020-21Proposed
The EscarpmentProposed
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Last updated: May 21, 2019

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