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Katzensteig Ski Trail
State: NH
The direct route from Little Wildcat to the Glen House, the Katzensteig Ski Trail was considered the most challenging of the three main trails on Little Wildcat.

Katzensteig Ski Trail Details
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Location: White Mountains - East
Peak: Little Wildcat Mountain
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Closed:
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Guidebook Descriptions:
1934 AMC White Mountain Guide
Katzensteig Ski Trail.
This trail extends from a point immediately back of the Glen House S.E. to the summit of Little Wildcat Mt., where it joins the Wildcat Col Ski Trail. About 0.3 m. from the Glen House it crosses the Go-Back Ski Trail. Its lower end is a wood-road and its upper part is 15 to 50 ft. wide. It requires 12 inches of packed snow, is 1.3 m. long and rises 1,640 ft. It is for expert skiers only.
Time: ascending 2 hrs., descending 15 min.

1938 New Hampshire: A Guide to the Granite State
Katzensteig Trail (W.M.N.F.).
Starts behind Glen House and goes to summit of Little wildcat Mt.
Length 1.3 m. Max grade 28. Lower 0.25 m. is for the intermediate skier, and the rest is suitable for the advanced.

1940 AMC White Mountain Guide
Katzensteig Ski Trail.
This Trail extends from a point immediately back of the Glen House SE to the summit of Little Wildcat Mtn. Its lower end is a wood-road and its upper part is 15 to 50 ft. wide. Distance 1.3 m.  
Images:
1934 AMC map of Little Wildcat Mountain
1934 AMC map of Little Wildcat Mountain


1937 USGS map of Little Wildcat Mountain
1937 USGS map of Little Wildcat Mountain


1940 AMC map of Little Wildcat Mountain
1940 AMC map of Little Wildcat Mountain


1942 USGS map of Little Wildcat Mountain
1942 USGS map of Little Wildcat Mountain
Links:
  • Little Wildcat Mountain - New England's Alpine CCC Ski Trails - NewEnglandSkiHistory.com
  • Last updated 2011-08-28
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