Ragged Mountain is a privately owned ski and golf resort located on the northern side of Ragged Mountain in Danbury, New Hampshire, in the United States. It is the only New Hampshire ski resort to have a six-person chairlift. It is also the only ski resort in New Hampshire to offer a championship golf course at its base, creating year-round recreation possibilities.
Ragged Mountain is a medium-sized New England mountain with a vertical drop of 1,250 ft, which provides some extremely challenging terrain, particularly glades skiing. An unusual feature for a mountain this size is its Out of Bounds (OOB) skiing.
Ragged Mountain includes 47 trails on two main peaks, and 7 lifts, including:
- 1 Six-Pack (one Poma high speed six-person chair lift)
- 2 Triple Chairs (one Borvig/Hall, one Von-Roll/Hall)
- 1 Double Chair (one Hall)
- 2 Rope Tows
- 1 Wonder Carpet Express
Ragged Mountain was purchased in 2007 by RMR-Pacific, LLC, an affiliate of Utah resort developer Pacific Group. The ownership group invested over $3 million in renovations including lodge renovations, upgrades to the snowmaking capacity and several new dining options including a brick oven pizzeria and tavern located in the west lodge.
Renovations in 2008 include increased water for snowmaking, a larger grooming fleet, more glade skiing, an all-new restaurant (the “Overlook Bistro”) and terrain park (“Wild Woods”). The Overlook Bistro offers upscale dining in the upstairs of the base lodge, while Wild Woods gives snowboarders an all-natural terrain park featuring natural cliff drops.
In 2007, Ragged Mountain Resort announced that it had begun the process to become designated a Certified Audubon Signature Sanctuary. The designation is bestowed by Audubon International to “communities that integrate an ecosystem approach to construction and management; and provide environmental education for those that live, work and recreate in the community,” according to the governing body’s written materials.
Ragged Mountain has applied for the Silver Signature level of certification which Audubon only grants when it can be involved before the construction of infrastructure has begun in order to provide critical input in the design phase, and guidance as the design takes the form of construction.