Whether you're looking to enjoy downtime at a spa or alternate Nordic skiing with your days spent on the slopes, skiing in New Hampshire has it all.
Cranmore is a great destination for both the serious athlete and the first time skier of any age. There is a range of great ski lesson packages available for people of any ability. Your children may even have the chance to join the Cranmore Race team, a friendly but competitive environment where your child can develop their love for this great sport. If you are an experienced skier you can take part in the Mountain Meisters racing league. Off the mountain, you can enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many of the resort's associated restaurants and cafes, or get a workout in at the Cranmore Fitness Gym.
Bretton Woods is the largest ski area in New Hampshire, with 97 skiing trails, covering 464 acres of skiable land. Here you'll be able to ski for days and still see something new. But this isn't what makes Bretton Wood truly special. Those who enjoy cross-country skiing can delve into the 100km. trail, the longest of its kind on the East Coast, and love every second of it. After a day on the slopes, visit Bretton Woods' 100-year-old spa, which offers sweeping views of Mount Washington. Or, if you want to keep the adventure going, Bretton Woods has an indoor climbing wall. For a more relaxed ski trip, Bretton Woods is the place to go.
Waterville Valley Resort shares its location with the quaint and picturesque New England village of Waterville, next to the large, swim-able Corcoran's Pond. As a consequence, the resort has a uniquely, homey feeling you won't find anywhere else. On the slopes, Waterville Valley Resort offers a great variety of seasonal programs and packages catering to those of all ages and abilities. There are also numerous cross country skiing trails through White Mountain National Forest.
Skiing in New Hampshire as a family can be incredibly rewarding, letting you and your children bond and get close to nature in a beautiful setting. There a few great family-friendly ski resort to look into when you're planning your trip with the kids in tow.
Gunstock Mountain ski resort boasts an impressive range of activities. The resort has 55 trails for skiing and snowboarding, and you can even tube down the longest snow tube track in the state. Gunstock Mountain also has its own roller coaster, reaching speeds of up to 25mph. All this, as well as a dedicated ski school means you and your family will have an outdoor adventure to remember.
King Pine is located between two of the most beautiful regions in the state, the lakes and Mount Washington. It runs in and around an expansive pine forest which makes it great for snowshoeing and exploring, or kicking back and relaxing on a horse-drawn sleigh. If you have children aged between three and seven, you're in luck! King Pine offers 90-minute, 'knee-hi' lessons, during which your children can learn the basics. There is also an associated ski and snowboard camp, which has been perennially popular with kids since it opened way back in 1938.
Pat's Peak's ski trails are carefully planned with all levels of skill in mind, with most catering for the novice skier. For children aged four months to 14 years, there are several daycare and kids programs catering to their needs. There is even a three-day vacation camp for kids aged between six and 14, of all skill levels. Pat's Peak also recently expanded, and as such, there is a whole new section of the mountain to explore. So even if you've been here before, you can find more to love about this resort.