King Pine

King Pine, Madison: Hours, Address, King Pine Reviews: 4.5/5

Ski & Snowboard Areas • Cross-country Ski Areas
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
King Pine is located in East Madison, New Hampshire and has established a rich tradition of delivering enjoyment for kids and their families. King Pine is part of the Purity Spring Resort, located on a pristine private lake, and has celebrated over one hundred years of hospitality. Since 1939, a King Pine institution has been in Ski and Snowboard Camp for kids. This tradition is the longest running ski camp in the country. The Hoyt family has owned Purity Spring since the late 1800's and offers a variety of year-round family camp destinations, including Camp Tohkomeupog for Boys, Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort, The Bluffs RV Resort (exclusively for adults), Hoyt Wildlife Sanctuary, Purity Spring Resort, and King Pine Ski Area. King Pine is conveniently located to the south-east of the White Mountains and it's proximity to Boston and the surrounding area, makes it a popular destination for skiers all across New England. King Pine is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, affordability, consistent snow conditions, and lodging options.
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mrslangmaid
Epping, NH27 contributions
Helpful
Mar 2021
People working here are so pleasant and helpful. Was a very organized mountain The snow tubing was great
Written March 1, 2021
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William L
Sandown, NH1,007 contributions
Cubs on The Pine
Feb 2021 • Family
We had three first timers and an experienced mama. Great day on the cubby and beginner slopes. 2 started with snowboarding and ended the day like the other 2 skiing. COVID has unfortunately affected this ski area like so many other places we visit. But overall an excellent experience.
Written February 25, 2021
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Kimberly S
Orlando, FL14 contributions
Great family place
Dec 2020 • Family
Great very fast tubing park. Conveyor belt to pull you and your tube up the hill but be prepared to roll out at the top. Very hard to disembark from the tube. Staff very nice
Written December 29, 2020
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auction06mom
Boston, MA16 contributions
canoe, kayak
Jul 2020
great time easy to do I have not canoed for a very long time. We did canoes, kids did kayaks. Was a lot of fun
Written July 29, 2020
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Clarice G
Madison, NH237 contributions
Nice local ski mountain with a variety of terrain.
Feb 2020
Took my 15 yr old granddaughter to King Pine Ski Area for the day. She rented snowboard equipment which was quite reasonably priced. She had volunteered for one of their projects and had a free pass. I paid $32. as a senior mid-week. It was perfect weather, perfectly groomed trails with still lots of corduroy. There was never more than 3 people in front of us to get on any of the 3 lifts. We started on the green (easiest) since she hadn't been on a snowboard for over a year. we progressed easily to the blue trails and enjoyed them. We chose not to do any black diamonds because they looked quite steep. The trails are shorter than what I'm accustomed to but it was a great day skiing with my granddaughter. People working there are super friendly and helpful starting with the lady guiding drop off equipment in the morning. They have a couple big lodge areas with tables. Storage bins in abundance. We brought our lunch but they do have a cafeteria if you'd prefer. We never locked our equipment or bags left inside. Great family place.
Written March 1, 2020
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Anna E
Cape Cod, MA25 contributions
Great place for a group trip
Feb 2020
Our Boy Scout troop came here (and the Purity Springs Lodge) for a weekend group ski trip, 31 boys, 9 adults. Group members ranged from first-time skiers to experienced. Lift ticket prices were reasonable, with a fair "package" rate to rent equipment and take a lesson (for newbie skiers). The "basic" package included two "bunny" hills, one with a carpet-left and shallow slope, the second with a rope-lift and steeper slope; as well as a third "easy trail" lift up to the top of the mountain where there was a variety of relatively "easy" trails all the way down the mountain. They also had an "intermediate" package with a second chair lift up to the King Pine trail which is an intermediate trail for more advanced skiers.

Trails were well-groomed and well-maintained, with a good base-pack of snow and constant refreshing of powder with snowmaking equipment plus a grooming tractor. While there were a good amount of people on the slopes (this was a Saturday), wait-times were minimal and not too many crazy hot-doggers on the slopes.

My ski lesson instructor was JP Goodwin, an older woman who was patient and funny with an absolutely terrified novice skier such as myself ... I'd done some skiing 20+ but not since after mangling my knee and spending two weeks on crutches but she helped me overcome my fear and get back on the trail without mishap. My son took lessons from a different coach and was skiing down the mountain in no time, as were the other first-time boys in the troop.

Later, the entire troop took advantage of the resort's Snow Tubing tracks for some nighttime fun. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the boys had a lot of fun. We will come back to this resort again next year...

See my separate review for the Purity Spring Resort for lodging, which is part of the same set of facilities, but considered different.

Oh, it got WICKED cold ... -8 degrees while tubing ... so dress WARM when you come. As long as you keep moving, you'll be plenty warm, but bring extra layers.
Written February 9, 2020
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Sasha H
Lakeville119 contributions
Awesome day trip of Snow Tubing
Jan 2020 • Family
Excellent place for snow tubing (early morning session on a Saturday). Three different lanes to choose from, spinning or straight down and they were all so much fun. Travel down as a single rider or with family for more laughs, we must do this again. Very budget friendly.
Written January 23, 2020
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BK Family Adventures
Orlando, FL36 contributions
We love King Pine and come back every year!
Dec 2019 • Family
There is something magical about this ski area tucked in between the mountains of New Hampshire. Of the places we ski every year for our annual ski vacation, KP is the smallest, but it’s the one that consistently gets the best chatter and family reviews when we hop into the Jeep after an evening of skiing (we take advantage of their great deals for night skiing). This year we spent all of New Year’s Eve at King Pine doing tubing, night skiing, and watching fireworks. The whole family (including teens) had a blast!

It’s worth mentioning that a couple days earlier before it had snowed, all the other resorts had patchy snow, very granular on the slopes, so we checked KP because it always seems to be a winter wonderland. Sure enough, we pulled up and there was fluffy snow on all the slopes and people skiing everywhere! When we asked the parking lot attendant how was it that the snow was so much better here than at the other places, he shrugged and said “that’s just the King Pine magic!” Indeed! We’ll be back for more magic next year! Thanks King Pine!
Written January 1, 2020
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Daniela
1 contribution
Not safe to snowboard
Dec 2019
Terrible experience. My mother and I were warming our hands to the fire at the end of the tubing slope while our three kids were doing snow tubing (and then night skiing). The guy at the lift didn't properly connect the rope in the tow lift and some of the tubes with people already on the ride up as well as two of our kids (12 yrs old and 3 yrs old) got unhooked from the lift and were going down with full speed crashing right at us by the fire. They hit my mother, send her flipping in the air and she fell only inches from the fire. She hurt her knees really bad. I burned my jacket while trying to save her from falling into the fire. I thank GOD that she didn't suffer any burns. But I am very disappointed they just apologized without even offering a free ride for that day.
Written December 30, 2019
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David T
Concord3 contributions
Ideal family mountain
Jan 2019 • Family
Park and have everything right here: skiing, skating, tubing, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing. My kids learned here and still ask to go back even as they now ski other places as well. A room in the valley makes it a very easy vacation, with meals included.
Written July 29, 2019
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