The northern New Hampshire ski area has not operated since March 2021.
Saturday, February 11, 2023, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
For the second year in a row, Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, New Hampshire has cancelled its ski season.
It is not known when the 2022-23 season was cancelled, but the club did not respond to an e-mail inquiry at the start of January. The area's web site now has a message stating that it will not open in 2022-23 "due to the weather."
The non-profit ski club's Facebook page has been idle since it cancelled the 2021-22 season on the eve of a major snow storm, stating the organization needed "a year off to button down the hatches, replace the rope, corral new volunteers and shuffle our leadership team."
The northernmost ski area in the Granite State, Mt. Prospect had been in continuous operation since the winter of 2007-08, following a decade-plus stretch of being idle. Mt. Eustis reopened in the winter of 2014-15, providing Northern New Hampshire residents with another rope tow option. In recent winters, Mt. Prospect had only been in operation a few hours per week. Visitation, volunteer participation, insurance, and equipment had been struggles for the non-profit ski area.
Mt. Prospect is one of three state-owned ski areas in New Hampshire. Located in Weeks State Park, the rope tow dates back to the early 1940s and has a 250 foot vertical drop. Additional backcountry and touring terrain connect to the ski area.