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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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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

Soar high above our trails and tree canopy from the summit of Bear Peak to the base of Attitash Mountain on the rider-controlled ZipTour, including one of the longest single zip spans in the East! Enjoy the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster or experience North America’s longest Alpine Slide. Attitash is also home to cross-country and lift-serviced downhill mountain biking, Slacklines, a free-fall Airbag Jump and the only outdoor water park in the Mt. Washington Valley.

Cranmore Mountain Resort

Located 1 mile from downtown North Conway Village, Cranmore Mountain offers something for everyone. Zoom down the Mountain Coaster or fly on the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, challenge some friends to a game of Knockerball and take a chairlift ride to grab lunch at the summit Meister Hut. Take to the trees in the Aerial Adventure ropes course with a variety of different courses based on ability levels. New for 2020, is a beginner friendly, lift-serviced downhill mountain bike park, also featuring learn to ride programs and a rental shop with a full line of Rossignol rental bikes.

Cannon Mountain

The 80-passenger aerial tramway whisks you above the timberline to the 4,080-foot summit for outstanding views of the White Mountains and into Maine, Vermont and even Canada. Take as little as an hour or as long as a day to enjoy summit walking paths, an observation deck, cafeteria, swimming at Echo Lake, boat rentals, bike rentals, a free eight-mile recreation path, “Old Man of the Mountain” Museum, and the New England Ski Museum.

Loon Mountain Resort

Soar to the summit of Loon Peak on New Hampshire’s longest gondola skyride, navigate glacial caves, swing through the Aerial Forest, zipline across the rushing Pemigewasset River, or play a round on the scenic Loon Peak Disc Golf course. Your top-to-bottom mountain adventure now includes our NEW Lift-serviced downhill mountain biking trails, join us at Loon Mountain Resort in the White Mountain National Forest.

Gunstock Mountain Resort

Gunstock Mountain Resort is a premier winter and summer destination, only 100 miles from Boston. During the warmer months, enjoy our 290 site campground featuring tent sites and full RV hook-ups, camp store, and miles of dog-friendly hiking and biking trails. Check out a Segway or E-Bike tour and hit up a special event. After the snow falls, join generations of happy skiers and riders who say, “I learned at Gunstock.” As New Hampshire’s closest major resort to Boston, hundreds of thousands of winter enthusiasts have been enjoying Gunstock since 1937. Take in the breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee and ski, snowboard, play in our newly redesigned Terrain Parks, laugh down our 6-lane tubing hill, cross country ski, snowshoe, skijor with your dog, and ride the Mountain Coaster. Visit for one of our many races and special events. Gunstock is THE place for all-season outdoor family fun.

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.

Wildcat Mountain

Experience New Hampshire’s ZipRider—soar 1/2-mile over trees, trails and the Peabody River at up to 45 mph! Then ride the Wildcat Express Gondola Skyride to the 4,000'+ summit of Wildcat Mountain. Views of Mt. Washington, Tuckerman Ravine, and Presidential Range offer memories, a unique picnic, and great photo opportunities. Explore and learn about natural surroundings of Wildcat Mountain located 100% on US National Forest land. Café, 9-hole lift-serviced disc golf, and special events available all summer.

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.

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.