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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Loon Mountain Resort

Take in beautiful White Mountain scenery on NH’s longest scenic Gondola Skyride, explore Glacial Caves, climb the observation tower, and enjoy family dining with spectacular views. Soar across the Pemigewasset River on the Zipline, unleash your inner Tarzan in the Aerial Forest Adventure Park; beat the clock in the LogJam Maze! Biking & e-Bikes, bungee trampoline, climbing wall, spider web, festivals and special events.

Cannon Mountain

The 80-passenger aerial tramway whisks you above timberline to the 4,100-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, cafeterias, swimming at Echo Lake, boat rentals, a free eight-mile recreation path, “Old Man of the Mountain” Museum, and the New England Ski Museum.

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 span 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.

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

At the base of Mount Washington you'll discover the magnificent setting of Great Glen Trails Outdoors Center. 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. The Glen View Café is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy breakfast or lunch, or visit Great Glen Outfitters for the latest tax-free clothing, outdoor gear and gifts.

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.

Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring

45km 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.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

Nonprofit organization providing recreational and competitive opportunities for cross country skiing and snowshoeing that enrich lives and promote healthy lifestyles.