King Pine
Ski & Snowboard AreasCross-country Ski Areas
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 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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Meander35947
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Purchased lift tickets on line during December vacation. Upon arrival due to "planned" electrical issue we waited approximately 2 hours in line for ski rentals. We were told several times it would be fixed quickly which it wasn't. Finally left without using lift ticket, and never fitted for ski rentals and boots.
I was advised to call the next day about refunding the credit card. I called the following day and was told they were not issuing refunds but would give a twilight pass for compensation.
Written December 29, 2022
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We're sorry that your experience was interrupted by a power outage that was beyond our control. Unfortunately, due to the storms that effected our region just prior to your visit, the power company indicated during our operations that it would be necessary to temporarily have the power down for a period of time while they addressed downed trees along main power lines in the region. As a result, and as you indicated, we accommodated the 2-hour power interruption by offering guests that day to return another time that season to enjoy a twilight ticket to make up for the lost time. The majority of guests that day were happy to have the opportunity to return and use that twilight ticket.
Written February 24, 2024
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Ava J
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
When we arrived and checked in (30 minutes) we went to get our gear which we got charged extra for, we had to wait over 45 minutes for gear while at least 3 families cut ahead and got their gear way before us. Apparently we were lost in the system but the check in lady said it would only be 15 minute wait. So obviously we were late for our lessons and whenever me and my family talked to the ski advisors they said they wouldn’t let us into the lessons even after we explained they couldn’t find our gear. After my father complained to the workers about needing a refund and not being able to ski because our gear was lost and we weren’t in the system; we got kicked out. I definitely don’t recommend going here. Canmore had way better service from past experiences.
Written February 22, 2023
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Adrienne S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Purchased tickets for 6 and got charged for OUR gear, we were supposed to go to a ski lesson but they messed up and we would have to wait an extra 2 hours even though we were a few minutes late, it took about 30-45 minutes to get all our gear, then an extra 30-35 minutes to put it on. Asked for a refund never got one. The instructors didn't care to help us either. Overall worst ski place, waste of time, and definitely bad service.
Written February 22, 2023
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It's unfortunate to read your negative review, as it is not a common experience for our skiers and riders. Especially with Google reviews, a more common channel for skiers and snowboarders to post reviews, the experience you shared is very unusual.
Written February 24, 2024
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Clarice G
Madison, NH264 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Brian T
Boston, MA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Awesome. Yes, it is a small mountain. However, if you are a beginner or have younger kids this place is great. I am a solid intermediate skier (mainly ski Attatash, Waterville, Cranmore) and brought my family here as a introduction to skiing for my young kids. Staff is friendly, rentals (if needed) are average/ slightly cheaper than most and tickets are cheaper than most. I signed my 4 year old up for private ski lessons and he loved it and caught on pretty quick.

If you want a big mountain with a ton of trails and lifts, then this is no the place for you. However, being a somewhat experienced skier, I enjoyed the smaller mountain and inviting atmosphere.

Staff is awesome, place is great. Give it a try!
Written January 7, 2022
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Thank you for the great 5 bubble review!
Written February 24, 2024
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Sasha H
Lakeville119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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William L
Sandown, NH1,032 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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BK Family Adventures
Orlando, FL36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
We somehow accidentally found King Pine Ski Area online while searching for things to do in the North Conway area. So we checked it out. This place is great for families and those who like the charm of smaller, but fun ski areas. They have super deals on lift tickets like Saturday nights - $66 for 4 lift tickets and 4 slices of pizza, or $10 Tuesdays (night). The day tickets are super reasonable too. We bought full day passes online for $29 per person.
My kids snowboard, and the loved the freestyle park. They also did some ice-skating before we took advantage of the Saturday night special. There is also a tubing hill that is popular.
The tavern in the ski lodge features live music, and it was really lively! The ski shop had really reasonably priced stuff too. This place is some local, inexpensive fun for the whole family. Glad we found it!
Written January 2, 2019
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seetheworld2015
Braintree, MA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015
We love King Pine. It's the best place to learn to ski. The lessons are affordable and the learner's hill is fun and manageable. The lodge is quaint and offers a variety of food options to buy plus a nice old fashioned pub. Going back again this year.
Written December 15, 2015
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