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Skiing in the White Mountains

New Hampshire is a skier’s dream. The White Mountains is home to several popular and diverse downhill ski areas including Attitash Mountain Resort, Cannon Mountain, Loon Mountain, Wildcat Mountain, Bretton Woods, King Pine, Waterville Valley and others.

Not a downhill skier? The White Mountains also has a large variety of places to do cross-country (Nordic) skiing. Some of the XC trail systems are connected to resorts and downhill ski areas which operate as cross country touring centers too. Many of the Nordic centers also offer snowshoeing, along with snowshoe rentals and lessons and allow you to bringing your dog companions.

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Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

At the base of Mount Washington enjoy a guided kayak trip along scenic lakes and rivers of northern NH with brilliant mountain views and opportunities for wildlife viewing. Bring your own bike or rent one, walk or hike along on our scenic trail system with amazing views of the Presidential Mountain Range.

Cranmore Mountain Resort

Located 1 mile from downtown North Conway Village, Cranmore Mountain has adventures for everyone in the family! Zoom down the Mountain Coaster, or fly on the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, then take a chairlift ride to grab a snack at the summit Meister Hut! Take to the trees in the Aerial Adventure Ropes Corse with a variety of courses based on multiple ability levels. Also, checkout the beginner friendly, lift-serviced downhill mountain bike park, featuring 5 trails, a skills park, learn to ride programs and a bike rental center!

Gunstock Mountain Resort

Gunstock Mountain Resort is a premier summer and winter destination, only 90 minutes from Boston. This summer, stay in our award-winning campground featuring tent and platform sites and full RV hook-ups, stock up at our camp store, and enjoy miles of dog-friendly hiking and biking trails. Attend one of our events and experience everything Gunstock has to offer in our Adventure Park! Get your adrenaline pumping and reach speeds of up to 65 mph on one of the longest Zipline Tours in the country! Swing through the trees and explore New England’s largest aerial ropes and zip line course that features 91 challenges and covers 9 acres. Discover Gunstock’s hidden gems on the first authorized Off-Road Segway tour in New England, or explore Gunstock’s trails while enjoying some light exercise on our guided E-Bike Tour. Get your thrills on the Mountain Coaster, then take a Scenic Lift Ride and take in world class views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding mountain ranges from the summit of Gunstock Mountain. Be sure to stop by The Patio for casual, upscale outdoor dining, and cool off with a refreshing beverage. No matter what adventure you choose, Gunstock is your destination for summer fun!

Bretton Woods Canopy Tour & Adventure Center

The year round Canopy Tour is a high-flying adventure with 9 zip lines and spectacular views, and is one of Yankee Magazine's Editors' Picks for Unforgettable Guided Adventures. In the warmer months, enjoy the great outdoors on the guided West Wall Climb or ATV Ride, plus downhill mountain biking, disc golf and scenic gondola rides! Or test your skills on the indoor Slopeside Climbing Wall.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

Cross country (Nordic) skiing on the largest trail network in the Northeast. 100 KM (60 miles) of professionally groomed trails plus back country trails; 28 KM just for snowshoers. Learn to ski or improve your skills with lessons and special programs. So many choices: long-distance loops, inn-to-inn trails, and dog-friendly trails, too.

Attitash Mountain Resort

Adventure awaits in the White Mountains this summer. Take in the view with a relaxing ride up the Flying Yankee before winding through our classic ski trails on North America's longest alpine slide. Cool off afterward with a refreshment from our cafe.

Wildcat Mountain

Enjoy the view from 4062'. Experience heart-pumping scenery from one of NH 48 peaks above 4000'. Our scenic chair will deliver you over 2,100' vertical feet where views of Mount Washington and the entire Presidential Range can be taken in. Step into the wild.

Loon Mountain Resort

Soar to the summit of Loon Peak on New Hampshire’s longest gondola skyride where you can navigate the glacial caves, climb the observation tower or take a scenic hike to North Peak. Take a ride on our lift-serviced downhill mountain biking trails or grab a disc and experience New Hampshire’s highest disc golf course. Your mountain adventure starts at Loon Mountain Resort—located in the White Mountain National Forest.

Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring

40km of trails connecting Intervale with North Conway Village for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Explore trails winding through riverside hayfields or mountainside forests offering diverse terrain for all abilities with mountain and river views. Designated trails also available for fat tire biking and pets. Stay and ski free lodging packages available, many at trailside properties. Events include annual Snowshoe Scramble and Inn-to-Inn Chocolate Festival, and weekly guided Snowshoe Tours.

Cannon Mountain

The Aerial Tramway whisks you to the 4080-foot summit of Cannon Mountain for amazing views of the White Mountains, Maine, Vermont and even Canada. The summit offers walking paths, observation tower and the 4080’ Café. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Advance, online reservations ARE REQUIRED. Before you travel, visit for COVID-19 Rules, modified operating procedures and to make reservations.