Skiing and Snowboarding in NH

Ski Areas in New Hampshire

When the winter months roll around and you’re looking for something to do, what could be better than skiing and snowboarding in the beautiful state of New Hampshire?

The Granite State offers dozens of ski area and resorts for your whole family to enjoy from the beginning of December to the end of April or, sometimes, right into the warming month of May.  The slopes of New Hampshire are perfect for beginners and experts alike, offering wide-open, smooth “bunny slopes”, moderate blue-circle trails and exhilarating glade skiing for the more experienced skier, as well as neck-breaking double-black diamond trails that will cause even the most seasoned slope-junkies to think twice.

Plan a weekend trip with family or friends, staying at one the fine resorts available throughout the state, such as the sprawling Loon Mountain Resort, magnificent Bretton Woods, the estimable Franconia Notch Ski Resort or the ever-popular Waterville Valley.  No matter what your skiing or riding destination, you’ll find just what you’re looking for in snowy New Hampshire.

From Gunstock in Gilford to Cannon in Franconia, most ski areas in the state offer snow-making capabilities, weather permitting, and you’ll never have to drive far to get to where you’re going.  New Hampshire offers mountain skiing as far south as Plymouth (Tenney Mountain) and Bennington (Crotched Mountain).  The further north you go in the state, the larger the resorts become, with the White Mountain’s Attitash, Bretton Woods and Loon being the three biggest ski resorts (by acreage) the state has to offer.  There are even more, smaller ski areas dotting the New Hampshire landscape from the Massachusetts border to the tip of the state, so if you don’t need a mountain to ski or board down, your options are even greater with places like Granite Gorge Ski Area in Keene or McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester.

Never skied before?  Well, what are you waiting for?  New Hampshire’s ski resorts all offer lessons for beginners with group packages available.  Always wanted to try snowboarding, but thought it was too hard to learn?  Professional instructors will have you carving up the slopes in no time at all.  And if you don’t have the equipment, rental shops are located at every resort in the state and have skis, poles, boots and boards ready for your snow-filled adventure.

An often overlooked aspect of skiing in New Hampshire is its spectacular winter vistas.  There is little to compare to standing at the peak of a mountain in the middle of winter surveying the snow-covered mountain ranges for miles and miles around.  Every one of New Hampshire’s ski resorts offer breathtaking scenery at every turn, so be sure to bring a camera when you ski the Granite State.

From the southern part of the state to the White Mountains up north, New Hampshire has it all when it comes to skiing and riding in the winter months.  Visit the websites of the ski resorts we have listed on this page then ski to your heart’s content right here in the beautiful state of New Hampshire.

Ski Areas in New Hampshire:

Arrowhead Ski Area
16 Easter Way, mail to 130 Broad Street
Claremont, NH 03743
603-542-7016
http://www.arrowheadnh.com

Attitash
Rt 302, PO Box 308
Bartlett, NH 03812
603-374-2368
http://www.attitash.com

Bear Mountain Lodge
3249 Main Street, Bethlehem, NH 03574
603-869-2189
http://www.bearmountainlodge.net

Bear Notch Ski Touring
PO Box 2, Route 302
Bartlett, NH 03812
603-374-2277

Black Mountain
Black Mountain Road, PO Box B
Jackson, NH 03846
603-383-4490
http://www.blackmt.com

Bretton Woods Mountain Resort
Bretton Woods, NH 03575 
603-278-3320

Cannon Mountain
Franconia Notch
Franconia, NH 03580
603-823-5563
http://www.cannonmt.com 

Cranmore Mountain Resort
PO Box 1640
North Conway, NH 03860
603-356-5543
http://www.cranmore.com

Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride Area
615 Francestown Road, Rte 47
Bennington, NH 03442
603-588-3668
http://www.crotchedmountain.com

Dartmouth Skiway
PO Box 161
Lyme Center, NH 03769
603-795-2143

Eastman Cross Country Center
Box 53
Grantham, NH 03753
603-863-4500

Franconia Notch Vacations
PO Box 605
287 Main Street
Franconia, NH 03580
603-823-8507

Franconia Village Cross Country Center
1300 Easton Road
Franconia, NH 03850
603-823-5542
http://www.franconiainn.com

Granite Gorge Ski Area
341 Route 9
Keene, NH 03431
603-358-5000
http://www.granitegorge.com

Gunstock Mountain Resort Area
719 Cherry Valley Rd
Gilford, NH 03249
603-293-4341
http://www.gunstock.com

Gunstock Recreation Area
Route 11A, PO Box 1307
Laconia, NH 03247
603-293-4341

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation
PO Box 216
Jackson, NH 03846-0216
603-383-9355
http://www.jacksonxc.org

King Pine Ski Area
1251 Eaton Road, Route 153
East Madison, NH 03849
603-367-8896
http://www.kingpine.com

Loon Mountain
60 Loon Mountain Road
Lincoln, NH 03251
603-745-8111
http://www.loonmtn.com
 
McIntyre Ski Area
50 Chalet Court
Manchester, NH 03104
603-622-6159
http://www.mcintyreskiarea.com

Mount Sunapee Resort
PO Box 2021
Newbury, NH 03255
603-763-2356
http://www.mtsunapee.com 

Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Center
PO Box 646
Route 16-302
Intervale, NH 03845
603-356-9920
http://www.CrossCountrySkiNH.com

New England Ski Areas Council
PO Box 505
Lebanon, NH 03766-0505
603-443-8800

Nordic Center at Waterville Valley
PO Box 540
Waterville Valley, NH 03215
603-236-4666
http://www.waterville.com

Nordic Skier Sports, Inc.
47 North Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
603-569-3151

Nordic Skier XC Ski Center
47 North Main Street, Box 269
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
603-569-3151
http://www.nordicskiersports.com

Norsk XC Ski & Snowshoe
100 Country Club Lane
New London, NH 03257
603-526-4685

Pats Peak
PO Box 2448
Henniker, NH 03242
603-428-3245
http://www.patspeak.com

Ragged Mountain Ski Area
620 Ragged Mountain Road
Danbury, NH 03230
603-768-3600
http://www.raggedmountainresort.com

Ski New Hampshire
PO Box 10
North Woodstock, NH 03262
603-745-9396
http://www.skinh.com

Ski-Bees Ski Club
P.O. Box 300
North Conway, NH 03847
603-354-9514
http://www.ski-bees.com

Tenney Mountain Ski & Snowboard Resort
151 Tenney Mountain Road
Plymouth, NH 03264
Phone: 603-536-4125
Web: http://www.tenneymtn.com

The Balsams Wilderness Ski Area
RR #1, Box 1000, Route 26
Dixville Notch, NH 03576
603-255-3951
http://www.thebalsams.com

The New Hampshire Ski Group, USA
60 Loon Mountain Road
Lincoln, NH 03251
603-745-8111

Waterville Valley Ski Resort
PO Box 540, 1 Ski Area Road
Waterville Valley, NH 03215
603-236-8311
http://www.waterville.com

Whaleback
160 Whaleback Mt Rd
Enfield, NH 03748
603-448-1489
http://www.whaleback.com

Wildcat Mountain Ski Area
Route 16, Pinkham Notch
Jackson, NH 03846
603-466-3326
http://www.skiwildcat.com

Windblown Cross Country Skiing
1180 Turnpike Road
New Ipswich, NH 03071
603-878-2869
http://www.windblownxc.com

If you would like to see your favorite ski area added to this list please send me an email.

 

 

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