MAPLE VILLA GLADE
Nestled just beyond the bustling village of North Conway, NH, amidst a variety of old school hospitality in the form of B&B’s, motels and cabins, lies Maple Villa Glade in the White Mountain National Forest on Bartlett Mountain. Originally constructed in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Maple Villa Glade blends a mix of expert to intermediate terrain including a meandering skin track to the upper elevations that puts the mind at ease. With spectacular views of Mt. Washington from No. 3 glade, you’ll want to explore all of the 7 glade lines.
Revived in 2018, the Maple Villa Glade now begins at the Ware Preserve, a 48 acre parcel of land owned by Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, once owned by local resident and passionate conservationist, Dick Ware. The zone is designed to lap the upper glade lines which run approximately 800 vertical feet each (or 1700 feet down to the parking lot) or have a mellow ski down Maple Villa as they did 85 years ago.
TOUR: Full day touring; terrain for all abilities
PARKING: 70 East Branch Road, Intervale, NH
OVERFLOW PARKING: 15 Town Hall Rd (1/2 mile) at White Mountain Stove Shop (Formerly Hartmann’s Railroad)
ELEVATION: Starting 500: Ending 2200
VERTICAL DROP: 1700 feet top to bottom
MAPS: Download OR Avenza Maps