Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Balsams Wilderness a Grand Resort Rebirth?

The Balsam's in Northern New Hampshire has been closed for several years now. I know of the area as I have brothers who have worked there and live in Colebrook, NH. Over the lest few month's word had been circling that Les Otten of Sunday River and American Skiing Company fame was soon to surface with an investor group to be the catalyst of this rebirth and new mountain resort.

Let's keep our eyes on this one for more details. Here is a clip on the coming ski experience - With a base camp at 2,350 feet above sea level, The Balsams has been called one of nature’s most glorious balconies. Due to its location in a true alpine climate zone, avid skiers and riders will experience more dependable snow and a longer winter season year in and year out. With 2,200 skiable acres of alpine terrain, one of the largest vertical drops, and 100 km of Nordic trails, The Balsams will be larger and more varied than any other resort in the east.

  • Longer ski season with earlier opening and later closing.
  • Better snow quality.
  • Twice the number of acres of skiable terrain than the closest Eastern competitor.