Pinnacle Mountain in Roxbury, NH opened a few rope tows in November, 1959. The area grew, and by 1963 had added a beginner Poma Lift. 5 trails and slopes, including a 2000′ novice trail, gave primarily local skiers a great place to learn and practice. The area had a vertical drop of 250 feet. The ski season lasted from late December to late March.
In 1963, an all day lift ticket was only $3.00. A skating rink, nursery, and warming hut rounded out the facilities in that year. Unfortunately, no other guidebooks listed the area after 1963. The area closed during the 1976/1977 season.
Granite Gorge Ski Area
Fred and John Baybutt, of Baybutt Construction Corporation bought the land in 1999, worked on the mountain, and reopened it for the 2003-2004 season. During that season, just a beginner handle tow and a tubing area operated, along with a new lodge. This operation continued into the 2004-2005 season.
During the summer of 2005, massive operations took place on the mountain, with a refurbished double chair built to the summit, along with many cleared trails, increased snowmaking. The winter of 2005-2006 was the area’s first operation as a full base to summit area.