About Us

The Ski Mountain has  three separate trails. The rope tow takes you up just under 300 feet, and you can also hike-ski to the top of the mountain for a total of 700 feet of snowy powdery glades cut by the Granite Backcountry Alliance.

Things to bring to Prospect:

Ski gear - We don't have any rentals, so it's bring your own. 

Insulated leather work gloves - So as not to burn through your best ski gloves on the tow rope.

Food and drink - If you'll be needing a snack or a drink, please bring it. We do not sell food or drinks yet.

Our History

Located south of Lancaster, New Hampshire, Mt. Prospect is a small, state-owned, club leased ski area.

Lift served skiing on the northern slope of Mt. Prospect likely dates back to the early 1940s. The initial operation was likely short lived, however, as the area closed during part or all of World War II. It likely reopened for the 1946-47 season and operated when natural snowfall allowed during subsequent decades.

Mount Prospect Ski Club, Inc. was formed as a non-profit corporation in the fall of 1982.

In February of 1989, the State of New Hampshire Executive Council approved a five year lease for the Mount Prospect Ski Club's ski area in the state park.


The ski area likely closed following the 1996-97 season due to lack of snowfall. The base building collapsed the following year, further complicating the situation.


After sitting idle for over a decade, locals rallied and reopened Mt. Prospect during the winter of 2007-08.

The ski area continues to operate when natural snow allows with a 1957 Chevrolet powered rope tow, three trails, grooming, and a warming yurt. Volunteers staff the area, while the Town of Lancaster provides funds to cover liability insurance.