Are you looking for a winter adventure in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire? Look no further!
Whether you want to hit the slopes or the snowmobile trails, or if you're searching for something a little more laid back like sledding or ice skating, the Granite State offers a wide range of activities for winter vacationers.
So lace up your boots! In this guide, we'll be highlighting some of the best places in the area to ski, snowboard, ice skate and more.
Let’s get started!
Steele Hill Resort - Sanbornton, NH
Steele Hill Resort offers a wide range of winter activities for visitors to enjoy. With access to miles of snowshoeing trails and direct access to local snowmobile trails, guests have the opportunity to venture out into the pristine winter landscape while enjoying their winter getaway. If you’re looking for more traditional activities, sledding and ice skating on the pond (when frozen) are also available, making it the perfect winter wonderland.
Cannon Mountain - Franconia, NH
Cannon Mountain, an iconic skiing destination located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, offers a thrilling experience for any winter sports enthusiast. With a vertical drop of 2,180 feet, over 90 trails ranging from beginner to expert, 10 lifts, and a terrain park for those looking to show off their tricks, Cannon Mountain offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the Granite State.
Gunstock Mountain - Gilford, NH
Gunstock Mountain, located in Gilford, New Hampshire, is a premier winter destination for skiers, snowboarders, and outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. With over 220 acres of skiable terrain, 49 trails, and an impressive summit elevation of 2,267 feet and vertical drop of 1,340 feet, Gunstock offers a truly exhilarating experience. The mountain also offers a variety of other family-friendly activities such as snow tubing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing, ensuring that there's something for everyone to enjoy! Bonus: Be sure to ask us about discount vouchers to enjoy Gunstock during your stay at any of our resorts.
Ragged Mountain - Danbury, NH
Ragged Mountain is a top-rated ski and snowboard destination located in Danbury, New Hampshire, with over 240 skiable acres and a variety of trails catering to all skill levels. The mountain features a 1,250-foot vertical drop, with a summit elevation of 2,286 feet. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Ragged Mountain also offers other winter activities including snow tubing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. The mountain also has a ski and snowboard school, rental shop, and a variety of food options for visitors.
Loon Mountain - Lincoln, NH
For those looking to take on a bit more of a challenge, look no further than Loon Mountain. Well known for being one of the most accessible big-mountain skiing destinations in the state, this location stands at an elevation level of over 3,000 feet with over 370 skiable acres for guests to take advantage of. In addition to its beginner friendly activities such as snow tubing and sno-go (skiing on a bike), Loon Mountain is an excellent option for more advanced skiers and snowboarders, making this a must-visit destination for any winter thrill seekers!
Pat’s Peak Ski Area - Henniker, NH
For guests traveling to our resorts from New Hampshire’s southern border, Pat’s Peak Ski Area is a great stop on your way up or back home. Hosting a total of 22 trails, and with 100% snowmaking coverage, Pat’s Peak guarantees near perfect winter conditions all season long. Additionally, Pat’s Peak has a moderate elevation of just over 700 feet, perfect for beginners and experts alike. Weekends at Pat’s Peak tend to sell out, so be sure to arrive early or buy passes in advance.
Don’t see anything that’s quite your speed? Visit our Virtual Concierge or give us a call at (603) 369-6652 for additional seasonal and year-round recommendations in the area.