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.
Gunstock Mountain Resort is New Hampshire’s closest major ski area to Boston with breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding Belknap, Ossipee, and White Mountain ranges. Enjoy quality skiing, snowboarding, tubing, mountain coaster, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat biking in the winter, but be sure to come back and visit in the summer! While many ski resorts go dormant in the warmer months, Gunstock gets the adrenaline pumping with some of the longest zip lines in the continental U.S., the largest aerial obstacle course in New England, and top rated off-road Segway tours. We also have several other family-friendly adventures like the Mountain Coaster, Paddleboats, Water Wars, and the Stunt Jump! Voted Best of NH 2018 for best Summer Attraction and Best Campground, Gunstock is the place to be for outdoor family fun!
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.
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.
Cross country (Nordic) skiing on the largest trail network in the Northeast. 100 KM (60 miles) of professionally groomed trails plus 50 KM of 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.
Located 1 mile from downtown North Conway Village, Cranmore’s Mountain Adventure and Aerial Adventure Parks offer something for the whole family. Zoom down the Mountain Coaster, fly on the Soaring Eagle Zip Line ride, arc high into the sky on the Giant Swing, or take on your friends with a game of Knockerball. Take to the trees in the Aerial Adventure ropes course, with 8 different courses based on different ability levels, and have lunch at the Summit’s Meister Hut Restaurant, also featuring a Tuckerman Brewing Tasting Room, ice cream and scenic views.
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.
Soar to Loon Peak on New Hampshire’s longest scenic Gondola Skyride to explore glacial caves, climb the observation tower, slide in the playground, and enjoy family dining with spectacular views. Play a round on the new Loon Peak Disc Golf Course, or unleash your inner Tarzan in the Aerial Forest Adventure Park on one of 5 courses for all adrenaline levels. Zipline across the Pemigewasset River, get lost in the LogJam Maze, scale the outdoor climbing wall, rent an e-bike, and more.
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.
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.