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White Mountain Nordic

Six Cross-Country Skiing Centers in the White Mountains , NH Phone:

Great cross-country skiing, for beginners to experts, offered at six Nordic centers

Six White Mountain Nordic Centers in New Hampshire offer more than 400 kilometers of exciting cross-country ski trails, winding through the 750,000-acre White Mountain National Forest and through classic New England cross-country villages. Over 280 kilometers of groomed trails are tracked for classical skiing; over 270 kilometers are groomed for skate skiing. Trails include gentle terrain perfect for beginners, and there’s unlimited back-country skiing. A friendly, knowledgeable staff is on hand to advise you on the best trails and equipment, based on your experience, and lessons and cross-country ski equipment rentals and lessons are available for everyone from novices to experienced skiers. Learn-to-ski packages are also offered. Lodging and dining options dot the trails.
XC Ski Center - Franconia Inn - Franconia, NH
Franconia Inn

1172 Easton Road Franconia, NH, 03580 Phone: 603-823-5542 Toll-Free: 800-473-5299

Step out the door and onto this inn’s network of trails for skiing, snowshoeing

You don’t need to go far to enjoy cross-country skiing when you stay at the cozy Franconia Inn. The Franconia Village XC trails are practically at your doorstep, offering 65 km of breathtaking scenic vistas from groomed and ungroomed terrain. The trails, for beginners to experts, weave between trees, through fields, and over rivers. Many have mountain views; one takes you right into town. Or, you can snowshoe using an extensive network of trails including a serene trek through the forest. All equipment is available for rental in their ski shop. Come back to the inn to relax in the hot tub, sit by the fire, or dine on award-winning cuisine in the inn’s restaurant or pub. Ask about Sunday Fundays, with late Sunday checkouts to get you more time on the trails.
Cross Country Skiing - Great Glen Trails - Gorham, NH
Great Glen Trails

Route 16 at Pinkham Notch Gorham, NH, 03581 Phone: 603-466-3988

When the snow starts, the fun begins on this center’s network of skiing, snowshoeing trails

At the Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, skiing is believing: You can rest assured there is a cross-country skiing or snowshoeing trail perfect for you. The center boasts over 45 kilometers of trails, both groomed and back-country, for beginners and advanced lovers of the sports. An evening snowshoe tour is led by an Appalachian Mountain Club naturalist, and there’s also a guided snowshoe tour for ages 8 and up. World-class instructors in the ski school as well as top-flight rental equipment means you’ll be provided all the skills and gear you need. Get a day pass for the trails at the base lodge or ask about season passes. In the Base Lodge, there’s a wax room with five waxing stations for skiers.
Cross-Country Skiing - Town of Bethlehem, NH
Town of Bethlehem

White Mountains town an ideal location for alpine, Nordic skiing enthusiasts

Tucked into the White Mountains, it’s not surprising that Bethlehem, N.H., offers some of the best skiing in New England. In fact, you could say that Bethlehem is smack dab in the middle of many ski mountains. Cannon Mountain and Bretton Woods are less than 15 minutes away, and Attitash, Loon Mountain, Waterville Valley and Wildcat Mountain can be reached in under an hour. But the area is also a dream landscape for Nordic skiers, with many community trails converting to cross-country trails in the winter. There are several trail loops in Bretzfelder Park, The Rocks Estate and the Franconia Inn – and the Ammonoosuc Rail Trail along the Ammonoosuc River is a winter wonderland for skiers. Don’t forget to head into town for coffee or cocoa, or a beer at the local brewery.
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Visit White Mountain Nordic - A collection of six cross-country skiing centers in New Hampshire's White Mountains - Over 400km of nordic skiing!
Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Center

279 Route 16-302 Intervale, NH, 03845 Phone: 603-356-9920

45km of riverside, wooded and village trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing

Trails travel though hayfields, spruce and hemlock forests, and hills, More than half of the network is rated easy. Trail are groomed for classic and skate styles of Nordic skiing and for snowshoeing. These trails connect Intervale, Kearsarge, and North Conway Village. Skiers and snowshoers can enjoy views of the Saco River and Mount Washington.
The facility now offers opportunities for fat biking, or fat tire biking, so named because of the wider tires, which allow travel across snow. Fat tire bikes are allowed to use ungroomed trails and the bike trail in Whitaker Woods anytime. Two nearby bike shops, both a short ride from the trails, offer rentals for $30 a day. The Northern part of the trail network includes easy trails from the Touring Center toward the inns along Route 16A in Intervale or along the Saco River toward North Conway. The Central section includes easy trails from Inns near the Scenic Vista. Travel into North Conway through Whitaker Woods or head north along the Saco River. The Village section of the network includes the trails through Whitaker Woods in North Conway. People may ski with their dogs only in Whitaker Woods. Day memberships are $7 to $15, depending on skier age and time of week.
Purity Spring XC & Snowshoe Reserve

Eaton Road / Route 153 Madison, NH Phone: 603-367-8896

22 km of trails for all abilities for XC skiing and snowshoeing; Purity Spring Resort provides all comfort needs

The Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Reserve features a scenic trail network that wind through forests surrounding Purity Lake and twist through tall pines in the adjacent New Hampshire Audubon Sanctuary. 15 km’s of our trail network are tracked and skate groomed allowing classic and skate skiing options. Nordic ski and snowshoe rentals are available at the King Pine Rental Shop and lessons are available. The Nordic trails interconnect with Purity Spring Resort lodging, ice skating, fireworks, sleigh rides, and seasonal events and dining at Traditions Restaurant and Pub.
Nordic Center at Waterville Valley

Town Square Waterville Valley, NH, 03215 Phone: 603-236-4666

70 km of trails for all abilities for XC skiing and snowshoeing; village provides all comfort needs

The White Mountain National Forest is the setting from 70 kilometers of trails groomed daily for classic track and ski skate styles. Trails for all skill levels depart from Nordic Center in Town Square.

The Nordic Center offer a large variety of rental and retail gear for cross country skiing and showshoeing, child trailer sleds known as pulks, repairs, waxing, and tuning. Open daily, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The Village offers lots of places to eat, shop, and enjoy ice skating, fireworks, sleigh rides, and seasonal events.
Bear Notch Ski Touring Center

Route 302 Bartlett, NH, 03812 Phone: 603-374-2277

65 km of trails for Nordic (XC) skiing and snowshoeing with views of the White Mountains

An old farmhouse is the base for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Sixty-five kilometers of groomed trails in the White Mountains at a location between Bretton Woods and North Conway. Ski or snowshoe among beautiful views, past waterfalls, across meadows and over tough hills. Lessons for all abilities. Lots of equipment for rent or sale, and demonstrations. Day passes are $17 for adults, $12 for seniors over age 60, and free for youth with an adult.
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Bretton Woods Nordic Center at the Mount Washington Resort

Route 302 Bretton Woods, NH, 03575 Phone: 603-278-3322

100 km of trails adjacent to Mount Washington Resort for XC skiing and snowshoeing; ice skating; rentals; lessons

On the grounds of the historic Mount Washington Hotel and the White Mountain National Forest, the Bretton Woods Nordic Center is on the grounds of the Mount Washington Hotel and is among the biggest cross country areas in the East, with a 100-kilometer trail network. Ice skating is available.

Trails cross terrain that includes fields, hard wood forests, past ponds and streams. Groomed for classical track Nordic skiing and skate skiing or snowshoeing. Some trails are part of the Mount Stickney system. Warming cabins may be found on some trails. Nordic racing program.

Trails passes for a day are $7 to $14; chairlift ride to Mountain Road Trail is $10; on Wednesdays except holidays, two may ski for the price of one. Also available are Learn to Cross Country Ski packages, including passes, rentals and lessons.