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Ski areas in NH offer skiing among breathtaking winter surroundings

New Hampshire is a skier’s paradise. The fabulous White Mountains has Loon Mountain, Waterville Valley, Wildcat Mountain, Attitash, Bretton Woods, and Cannon Mountain, and others. It is easy to ski two or more mountains in a few days. Non-skiing members of the family to also enjoy local shopping, dining, and sightseeing. 

Elsewhere are Mount Sunapee and Ragged Mountain in the Dartmouth region. Scattered throughout New Hampshire are smaller ski areas that are great for families and beginners. See Deals, Cross Country Skiing, and mountain resorts. Or contact Ski NH, the state’s ski marketing group.

Most ski areas offer discounted season passes, stay-and-ski packages, gift cards, or other bargains. These are discount programs by members of Ski NH - for more information please call 603-745-9396.

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King Pine Snowy Skiers Purity Spring Resort Madison New Hampshire
King Pine Ski Area at Purity Spring Resort

1251 Eaton Road (Route 153) East Madison, NH, 03849 Phone: 603-367-8896 Toll-Free: 800-373-3754

Ski up and down and all around at King Pine

Purity Spring Resort offers winter-long fun starting at King Pine Ski Area featuring alpine skiing and snowboarding. You’ll find 17 downhill trails for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers, 6 lifts, a terrain park, glades and a full-service PSIA-certified ski and snowboard school. The King Pine Rental and Tune Shop rents both classic and skate-skis. Get out on Purity Spring’s XC & Snowshoe Reserve on 20km of scenic trails through the forest and grounds surrounding Purity Lake in the adjacent Audubon Sanctuary. King Pine lift tickets include Alpine and XC skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and ice skating.
Skiing - Mt. Washington Valley Chamber - North Conway, NH
Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

World-class alpine and cross-country skiing at a dozen-plus full-service ski areas

Come to the Mt. Washington Valley and see why skiers return year after year to this winter wonderland. With seven alpine ski resorts with more than 250 trails, and six cross-country centers offering 450 kilometers of terrain, plus extensive back-country skiing, you have plenty of places to choose from for a day on the slopes, the trails or the woods. Rentals, lessons, kids’ activities, night skiing, high-speed lifts, tubing and sledding: These ski areas have it all. And you have to visit North Conway, listed by readers of USA Today as among the nation’s top 10 ski towns. (It’s also home to the New England Ski Museum.) Stay in an inn, hotel or full-service resort, with hot tubs, pools and other amenities. Click above to visit our website or call our friendly concierge at 800-337-3563 for more info on first class lodging and exciting events to plan your next adventure!
Downhill Skiing at Red Jacket Mountain View - Androscoggin Valley Chamber - Berlin, NH
Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce

961 Main Street Berlin, NH, 03570 Phone: 603-228-0836

Downhill skiing is spectacular in the resorts and on the slopes of this mountain valley

Spectacular: That’s the word skiers who return year after year to the Androscoggin Valley would use to describe the area’s downhill skiing venues. From Black Mountain, with 143 acres of skiable terrain on 45 trails to Bretton Woods, with 464 acres of downhill skiing, the skiing is exceptional. And the views of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range are breathtaking. Several more resorts are within easy driving distance. Snow comes early and stays late in the valley, so there are always pristine trails and fields of snow to enjoy for skiers of all ages and abilities, as well as apres-ski parties and events. After a day in this winter wonderland, enjoy hot chocolate or a glass of wine by a restaurant’s roaring fire.
Ragged Mountain Resort - Danbury, NH
Ragged Mountain Resort

620 Ragged Mountain Road Danbury, NH, 03230 Phone: 603-768-3600

Ragged Mountain has two mountain peaks and plenty of trails. A wonder carpet lift pampers beginners, along with a expanded learning terrain. Natural features for snowboarders have been added to the Wildwoods terrain park. Ragged Mountain’s high-speed chairlift gets skiers and riders to the summit in less than five minutes.
Everything Else - Child care at the Moosery. Nice, friendly pub with traditional food for outdoors men and -women. IN summer, enjoy the 18-hole, par-72 golf course.
Visit White Mountain Nordic - A collection of six cross-country skiing centers in New Hampshire's White Mountains - Over 400km of nordic skiing!
Abenaki Ski Area - Wolfeboro, NH
Abenaki Ski Area

390 Pine Hill Road Wolfeboro, NH, 03894 Phone: 603-569-2513

Abenaki ski area is a community-owned ski area open since 1936. Seven trails -- ranging from easy to black-diamond -- offer relaxed skiing, including night skiing. Area has glades and a terrain park, friendly workers, and a small rustic lodge. Abenaki is relaxed, uncrowded, with a small-town feel. Nice and low-key for families and kids.
Skiers' View - Wildcat Mountain Ski Area - Jackson, NH
Wildcat Mountain Ski Area

Route 16, Pinkham Notch Jackson, NH, 03846 Phone: 603-466-3326

Skiers, snowboarders can get wild this winter at this classic New England ski resort

Ready to step into the wild this winter? Bring your skis, your snowboards and your sense of adventure to Wildcat Mountain in pristine Pinkham Notch. This classic ski resort in the White Mountain National Forest is consistently ranked No. 1 for scenery in the East, and provides unique experiences for every level of skier and rider. The 48 trails are accessed in under seven minutes by the high-speed Wildcat Express Quad. The resort features the longest novice trail in New Hampshire: the 2.5-mile Polecat trail with amazing views from the summit to the base; and the Wildcat Valley Trail for cross-country skiers. Lessons for adults and kids are offered, and you can dine in the cafeteria or in the Wildcat Pub.
Bretton Woods Mountain Resort - Bretton Woods, NH
Bretton Woods Mountain Resort

99 Ski Area Road Bretton Woods, NH, 03575 Phone: 603-278-3320

Skiing & Snowboarding – Bretton Woods in the largest ski area in New Hampshire, and certainly one of the most popular. It's ranked #2 in the East in Ski Magazine's 2022-23 Reader's Poll, and ranked #1 in the East for grooming & lifts. All the statistics for Bretton Woods are grand in scope: the summit is at 3,100 feet, with a vertical drop of 1,500 feet. With a north-to-northeast exposure, the season usually runs from early November to mid-April. The average annual snowfall is more than 200 inches.
Bretton Woods offers a ski & snowboard school children’s programs, rentals & repairs, terrain parks, trail maps, ski groups, racing, a competition center, guided winter adventures, and adaptive skiing.
Mount Sunapee Ski Area - Newbury, NH
Mount Sunapee Ski Area

1398 NH Route 103 Newbury, NH, 03255 Phone: 603-763-3500

Skiing & Snowboarding - Just an hour and a half drive from Boston, Mount Sunapee is a family resort with very good snow surfaces. Nice variety of wide trails, glades, snowboarding parks, and moguls. Lessons at the learning center and lots of easy beginning trails at the South Peak learning area make it welcoming for novices. A unique Families First package allows parents and kids to learn to ski all together, a new canopy zip line tour adds a two-hour adventure with zip-lines, rappels, and a rope bridge.
Gunstock Mountain Resort Ski Area - Gilford, NH
Gunstock Mountain Resort Ski Area

719 Cherry Valley Road Gilford, NH, 03249 Phone: 603-293-4341

Skiing and Snowboarding -- Gunstock, with beautiful views overlooking lake Winnipesaukee, is the major ski mountain in New Hampshire closest to Boston, with easy access from I-93 and I-95. The 202-2021 season brings more snow tubing runs and a new carpet lift. Thirty groomed Nordic trails also are used for snowshoeing, fat biking, skijoring; night skiing. Private and group lessons ski and snowboard lessons are offered to adults and kids. All lessons must be booked online in advance.
Everything Else: Tubing hill and mountain coasters. Ski area offers take-out, outdoor and indoor dining. Equipment rentals and demos are available. Demo customers my try out up to 3 different set-ups of gear in a single day.
Black Mountain Ski Area - Jackson, NH
Black Mountain

373 Black Mountain Road Jackson, NH, 03846 Phone: 603-383-4490 Toll-Free: 800-475-4669

With a 1,100 vertical Black's peak rises to 3,303 ft. with views of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range. The mountain has 40 trails and glens evenly divided among novice, intermediate and expert. There are four lifts.
Ski Lift Tram - Cannon Mountain - Franconia, NH
Cannon Mountain

Franconia Notch State Park Franconia, NH, 03580 Phone: 603-823-8800

Get your gear ready for the skiing and snowboarding season at N.H.’s highest ski area

Get the skis and snowboards ready for winter sports season at Cannon Mountain. At 4,080 feet, the mountain is the highest ski area summit in New Hampshire – and it has the state’s longest vertical drop, too, at 2,180 feet. Twenty-five miles of trails – beginner, intermediate and expert – guarantee a great time on the slopes. The terrain parks are equally exciting, ranging from a learning/beginner area to a park with medium-size jumps and features and finally the Tossup terrain, with large features and big air-inspired hits. There’s a Snowsports School for adults and kids and a special learning area for beginners and families seeking a more relaxed atmosphere. Lots of places to get a bowl of chili, a burger or a brew.
Attitash Mountain Resort & Bear Peak - Bartlett, NH
Attitash Mountain Resort (and Bear Peak)

775 US Route 302 Bartlett, NH, 03812 Phone: 603-374-2600

Classic ski area with trails for all abilities, and glades for experts. It is the sister ski area to Wildcat Mountain. The Abenaki terrain park is on Bear Peak. Easily reached from the Abenaki lift mid-station. Attitash has an excellent ski and snowboard school. Back country glades are not maintained or patrolled; these areas are recommended only for expert skiers. Ski and snowboard rentals. Plenty of restaurants and bars at the two base areas and in Mount Washington Valley. The Attitash Grand Summit Hotel has luxury lodging and a dynamic after-ski scene. Attitash’s Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster is 4,000 feet of banked curves down the mountainside. The Coaster is open when resort is in winter operation.
Loon Mountain Resort Deep Powder Skiing Lincoln NH
Loon Mountain Resort

60 Loon Mountain Road Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-6281 Toll-Free: 800-229-5666

Winter Season opens mid-November - Are you ready for some super skiing?

Here’s what you’ve been looking for in a top-flight outdoor recreation destination. Located just two hours north of Boston, Loon Mountain offers superb big mountain skiing and snowboarding in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Rated one of the most accessible mountain resorts in the East by readers of Ski Magazine, you’ll find 2,100 feet of vertical with terrain for all abilities on three peaks – including an award-winning progression of terrain parks. There’s 99% snowmaking coverage and New Hampshire’s only Superpipe. Kick back, take in the beautiful winter landscape at your own pace and enjoy the snow as you like it – with snow tubing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and a thrilling zipine ride over the frozen Pemigewasset River at the ready.
Pats Peak Ski Area - Henniker, NH
Pats Peak

686 Flanders Road Henniker, NH, 03242 Phone: 603-428-3245

Celebrating 60 years of operation in the 2022-23 season, Pats Peak is just a half-hour drive from southern New Hampshire urban areas and 90 minutes from Boston. Dedicated learning areas welcome beginnings for lessons. More than 70 adult racing teams are active on the mountain. Lots of night skiing opportunities. Very dynamic terrain parks. Special skiing days for women only, college students, and other groups. Learn about and enjoy snowshoeing at the Forest Discovery Trail. Check website for ticket availability and purchase - Reservations required for weekends and holidays.