History of Granite Gorge

The Pinnacle

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.


Original Trail Map 1963

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.


Trail Map 2016