The best way to discover hidden gems in a mountain town is to explore it firsthand with locals who know it best. Welcome to Mountain Recon, our snowboard travel series that dives into resorts and highlights the best terrain, après spots, nightlife and beyond.

Photos: Randy Williams

Cranmore Mountain Resort is truly one of New Hampshire’s hidden gems. Located in Mount Washington Valley, the town of North Conway truly has something for everyone. In the seventh episode of Mountain Recon, Eddie Wall links up with New Hampshire residents April Deschenes and Danny Surette for some park laps, slashes, and a little of that coveted local knowledge. After some turns, pretzels, and beverages, we cruised into the town of North Conway to sample some of the local faire and see the sights.

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Cranmore Mountain Resort Local's Guide

Locals’ Favorite Lifts:
Skimobile
Schneider Triple

Locals’ Favorite Terrain:
Rattlesnake
Kandahar
Bandit

Aprés Spots:
The Meister Hut
KandaBar
Muddy Moose

Mountain Stats:
Vertical rise: 1,200 feet
Top Elevation: 2,000 feet
Rideable Acres: 170
Number of Runs: 56
Number of Lifts: 9

See more episodes of Mountain Recon here.