New HSQ, more trails for 2013
Bridge was out now fixed
Crotched is a rare GEM. The addition of a High speed quad really kicked things up a notch. A less than 4 minute ride to the new summit (10% taller!?) together with short liftlines makes this the place to go for lots of runs. I got in over 50 in a day & had time to do a lot more. They went out of their way to increase the trail count & quality of their advanced trails groomed & in the woods. Overall much more appealing for adults now.
Crotched is kid & family friendly. One central base lodge is the center of everything. The lodge is a bit undustrial (metal) but makes up for this with a good cafeteria, large bright clean bathrooms and free storage cubbies downstairs. As you expect in NH the staff is friendly, parking is good and of course there is a bar & fireplace. Crotched may be a little hard to find the first time, set your GPS & go. The bridge that was out last year in Francestown has been replaced with a temporary bridge simplifying access somewhat.