Across the grounds of the historic Mount Washington Resort and the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, the Bretton Woods Nordic Center is one of the largest cross country ski areas on the East Coast. The 100 kilometer trail network crosses open fields, meanders through woods of spruce and fir, passes beaver ponds and mountain streams, and traverses open hardwood stands.
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation presents state of the art grooming on trails designed to suit every taste and ability, whether you prefer quiet striding through old growth New England forest or all out skate skiing and an international race course. You can visit on-trail destinations: the warming cabin and Cocoa Café on the Ellis River Trail and numerous eateries and pubs and inns. All this is contained within a charming New England village that takes pride in its long established traditions of great skiing and warm hospitality
The Adventure Center is the place to start and end your ski day, with a crackling fire and the camaraderie of our staff and new found skiing friends. We are located in Town Square, where you can access our 70+ km of trails. Trails are also accessible from the Alpine area once you have your ticket and gear. We groom for skate and classic skiing on our trails that traverse through the White Mountain Nation Forest. Snowshoeing is welcome on any trail and fat biking is welcome on select trails with purchase of trail pass.
Our Ski School page outlines everything you need to know before you hit the snow. From what to wear, to advanced lessons, this section covers the basics. Cross country skiing is a great way to enjoy winter, and we love introducing people to the sport. With our ski school and rental fleet, we have everything you need to get out on the snow.
Located in the heart of the “Bartlett Snowbelt” “Bear Notch Ski Touring Center operates out of a 200-year-old farmhouse offering state-of-the-art grooming over 70km of pristine trails for all ability levels. Offering both ski and snowshoe rentals as well as top-of-the-line skate demos lessons for people of all abilities and guided back country nature tours that will give you a hands-on look at the beautiful White Mountains. Well-behaved dogs are always welcome. Hot soup and complimentary bread served daily in our Warming Hut. Come ski this winter a let us make a Bear Notch believer out of you!”
Gunstock is New Hampshire’s closest major ski area with breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee, perfect for a family fun vacation or weekend getaway for two. Enjoy the best of New Hampshire where you can Ski, Snowboard, Tube, Cross Country Ski, Snowshoe, or ride a FatTire Bike on our 32 miles of Cross Country trails,
Eastman boasts 32 km of impeccably groomed trails that stretch out over the championship golf course, meander through the woods along a crystal clear brook and glide over rolling hills in John’s Glen. Eastman offers trails for all ability levels, competitive rates, and our PSIA certified instructors are ready to introduce you to the sport or help you expand your skills. A full line of rental equipment is available, as well as snowshoes and ice skates. Throughout the season there are variety of special events that make Eastman Cross Country Center the ideal place to spend the day with family and friends.
Cross country ski or snowshoe 40 km of trails, groomed for both classical skiing or skate skiing, through riverside hayfields, mountainside spruce and hemlock forests offering a diverse selection of terrain for all abilities from easy rolling hills to more challenging intermediate and back country trails. This intown network connects Intervale, Kearsarge, and North Conway. Stay and ski free packages available, many trailside location. Our events include weekly guided snowshoe walks and snowshoe yoga along with two annual fundraisers, the Whitaker Woods Snowshoe Scramble in January and our popular annual Inn-to-Inn Chocolate Festival in February. Intown trails are open to Fat Tire bikes based on conditions, and dogs.
Purity Spring Resort’s XC & Snowshoe Reserve features 22km of scenic trails that wind through the forest surrounding Purity Lake, traverse through the grounds of Purity Spring Resort and twist through tall pines in the adjacent New Hampshire Audubon Sanctuary.
Wolfeboro is well known as “The Oldest Summer Resort In America”. In winter Wolfeboro transforms into “The X-C Ski Village of The Lakes Region”. Located on the east shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, you’ll love it’s tranquil beauty, special events, fine dinning, unique shops, lodging and services. All trails are meticulously machine groomed daily with a fleet of state of the art machines including a Bombardier BR180XC, through forests and open fields, over easy to advanced terrain. Two cozy warming huts are available. For over 40 years The Nordic Skier(Voted Best Nordic Shop in New England 2014) is the headquarters for XC skiing and provides a complete retail shop chuck full of the best gear, clothing and accessories. We are XC skiing’s best keep secret. Voted “Best of NH 2012” by NH Magazines “Best of NH” Editor’s Pick Wolfeboro XC has been selected by N.H. Magazine and it’s readers as “Best Cross-Country Ski Deal: leading the pack with community-run, family friendly, affordable and beautiful XC Skiing”. Come and see for yourself what the locals have known for years!
You will enjoy a variety of terrain from gently sloped novice trails to screaming descents for the thrill seekers. Plus over 30km of Snowshoe trails.