Winter in the White Mountains is Awesome! There’s always a lot happening in The Mount Washington Valley – here are some of our favorites.
Skiing and Riding
Perfect location to stay if you want to Down Hill Ski or Snowboard. Close to Attitash Ski Resort, just minutes to five Major Ski areas such as family friendly Black Mountain, Bretton Woods, Cranmore Mountain & Wildcat Mountain and within an hours drive of a dozen major ski resorts…Sunday River – Cannon Mt. – Loon Mt. and more – Check out your options!
Cross Country Skiing
Our favorite is Bear Notch Ski Network or choose from hundreds of miles of trails with varied terrain options -Skate groomed, traditional and back country. Lessons for the whole family are available. With many other incredible ski areas just a few moments away, such as Jackson Ski Touring, Great Glen Trails, Bretton Woods and more.
If you can walk you can snowshoe – it is great fun for the entire family! You can find you own way in the White Mountains or there are several areas such as Great Glen Trails, Bear Notch Ski Network and Mt. Washington Valley Ski Network where you will find both groomed and un-groomed options. Rentals are available at most outdoor shops as well as at the snowshoe areas.
Ice Climbing and Winter Mountaineering
Don’t let a little snow stop you from experiencing the mountains. Winter in the White Mountains is incredible. With the right gear and knowledge you can enjoy hiking and climbing in the winter. We are minutes to the National Forest as well as some great climbing venues such as Frankenstein Cliff and Pinkham Notch a great resource NEice.com. There are many well respected schools locally such as International Mountain Climbing School, Eastern Mountain Sports, . Winter mountaineers are reminded to register before heading out to the hills!
In The Mt. Washington Valley winter takes on a life of its own. As the first flakes of snow fall to the ground a fantastic energy fills the air. We roll out the white carpet with hundreds of miles of trails to welcome you to some of the best riding in New England. Local favorites Bear Notch Trail Network and Bretton Woods all the way to Canada. Hop on your snowmobile, rev up your engine, jumping the trails and discover snowmobiling in New Hampshire.
Fun for all ages! If you are looking for thrills and excitement in a family safe environment this is a fun option. Cranmore Mt. and Great Glen Trails
Enjoy classic New England Winter Wonderland in a traditional horse drawn sleigh. You will feel as though you have just stepped into a Currier and Ives painting at Nestlenook Farm! Sleigh Rides can be a romantic escape for two (a great way to “pop” the question) or a fun family event filled with songs and hot chocolate.