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Ski New Hampshire


When one thinks of New England and skiing, New Hampshire is probably one of the first states that comes to mind. This Northern New England State is a famous and popular destination for downhill (alpine) skiing, snowboarding, and cross country (Nordic) skiing.

New Hampshire Downhill / Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding

Picture of a Person SkiingThere are 20 alpine ski areas in New Hampshire that range in size from fewer than 20 trails to Bretton Woods with over 100 trails. New Hampshire’s ski areas can accommodate skiers and boarders of every skill level – whether it is an easy run down the mountain or a bone-jarring race against the clock.

NH Alpine Ski Areas

Ski Area Location Trails Lifts Night Skiing?
Abenaki Ski Area Wolfeboro, NH 7 2 Yes
Attitash Ski Resort Bartlett, NH 67 11 No
Balsams Ski Resort and Hotel Dixville Notch, NH 16 6 No
Black Mountain Jackson, NH 44 4 No
Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway & Ski Area Franconia, NH 72 9 No
Cranmore Mountain Resort North Conway, NH 57 10 Yes
Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride Bennington, NH 25 5 Yes
Dartmouth Skiway Lyme Center, NH 30 3 No
Granite Gorge Ski Area Keene/Roxbury, NH 17 4 Yes
Gunstock Mountain Resort Guilford, NH 55 8 Yes
King Pine Ski Area East Madison, NH 17 6 Yes
Loon Mountain Ski Resort Lincoln, NH 61 12 No
McIntyre Ski Area Manchester, NH 9 5 Yes
Mount Sunapee Ski Resort Newbury, NH 65 11 No
Mount Washington Resort Bretton Woods, NH 62 10 Yes
Pats Peak Ski Area Henniker, NH 26 10 Yes
Ragged Mountain Ski Area Danbury, NH 50 5 Yes
Storrs Hill Ski Area Lebanon, NH 2 1 Yes
Waterville Valley Resort Waterville, NH 52 12 No
Whaleback Mountain Ski Area Enfield, NH 30 4 Yes
Wildcat Mountain Ski Area Pinkham Notch, NH 49 4 No

New Hampshire Cross Country / Nordic Skiing

Picture of People Cross Country SkiingIf you like getting your exercise and excitement cross country skiing New Hampshire has nearly 900 KM of cross country ski trails with Nordic ski networks that range in size from a few kilometers to Jackson XC with 154 KM of trails, 93 KM of which are groomed and tracked.

NH Nordic Ski Centers

Ski Area Location Trails Groomed Trails Other
Balsams – Nordic Skiing Dixville Notch, NH 95km 85km Alpine skiing, snowshoeing
Bear Notch Ski Touring Center Bartlett, NH 65km 60km Snowshoeing, guided tours
Bretton Woods Nordic Center Bretton Woods, NH 100km 95km 11km of dog friendly trails, alpine skiing, snowshoeing
Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center Hanover, NH 25mi 25mi Snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding hill
Dexter’s Inn Trails by Norsk Sunapee, NH 25mi 25mi Snowshoeing, sledding hill
Eastman Cross Country Grantham, NH 36km 36km Snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding
Franconia Village XC Ski Center Franconia, NH 65km 65km ice skating, snowshoeing, snow tubing, outdoor hot tub
Granite Gorge Ski Area Keene/Roxbury, NH 12km 12km Alpine skiing, snowshoeing
Great Glen Trails Gorham, NH 40km 22km Snowshoeing, snow tubing, snow coach tours
Gunstock Mountain Resort Guilford, NH 50km 50km Alpine skiing, snowshoeing, skijoring
Jackson XC Jackson, NH 154km 93km Snowshoeing
Loon Mountain Cross Country Skiing Lincoln, NH 20km 20km Ice skating, snowshoeing, snow tubing, zipline rides
Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation Intervale, NH 65km 45km Snowshoeing, skiing with dogs on a portion of the trails
Pine Hill Ski Club New London, NH 15mi 15mi Snowshoeing, dogs are allowed on some trails
Purity Spring XC & Snowshoe Reserve East Madison, NH 28km 15km Snowshoeing
Waterville Valley Resort – Nordic Skiing Waterville, NH 75km 75km Snowshoeing, guided tours
Windblown XC Waterville, NH 40km 38km Snowshoeing
Wolfeboro XC Wolfeboro, NH 45km 30km Snowshoeing

Cross Country Skiing on Public and Conservation Land

Many state parks and conservation properties also allow cross country skiing:

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