New Hampshire is a skier’s dream. The White Mountains is home to several popular and diverse downhill ski areas including Cannon Mountain, Loon Mountain, Tenney Mountain, Waterville Valley and Campton Mountain located in Waterville Estates.
Not a downhill skier? The White Mountains also have a large variety of places to do cross-country (Nordic) skiing. Some of the XC trail systems are connected to resorts and downhill ski areas which operate as cross-country touring centers too. Many of the Nordic centers also offer snowshoeing, along with snowshoe rentals and lessons and allow you to bring your dog companions.
I-93, Exit 34B, Franconia Notch 03580 / (800) 823-8800 / cannonmt.com
The 80-passenger aerial tramway whisks you above timberline to the 4,100-foot summit for outstanding views of the White Mountains and into Maine, Vermont and even Canada. Take as little as an hour or as long as a day to enjoy summit walking paths, an observation deck, cafeterias, swimming at Echo Lake, boat rentals, a free eight-mile recreation path, “Old Man of the Mountain” Museum, and the New England Ski Museum.
24 Parker Road, Campton, NH 03223 / (603) 726-3349 / camptonmountain.com
As one of the many amenities of the Waterville Estates community, built in 1969 at 1,505 feet elevation, with 313 feet of vertical terrain, Campton Mountain Ski Area is a true vintage New Hampshire ski facility. Campton Mountain has offered night skiing for over 30 years and lights up at night with 35+, 500-watt halogen lights. The panoramic views of the ski trails as seen from the rustic, museum-like atmosphere of the Tail Spin Lounge (located in the Base Lodge), offer the unique experience of enjoying top notch food and services with the ability to keep an eye on all other skiers and snowboarders in your group. While the Campton Mountain is privately owned by the Waterville Estates community, the general public has always been warmly welcomed to come share in the experience.
60 Loon Mtn Rd Route 112, Kancamagus Highway, Lincoln 03251 / (603 745-8111 / loonmtn.com
Soar to Loon Peak on New Hampshire’s longest scenic Gondola Skyride to explore glacial caves, climb the observation tower, slide in the playground, and enjoy family dining with spectacular views. Play a round on the new Loon Peak Disc Golf Course or unleash your inner Tarzan in the Aerial Forest Adventure Park on one of 5 courses for all adrenaline levels. Zipline across the Pemigewasset River, get lost in the Logjam Maze, scale the outdoor climbing wall, rent an e-bike, and more. (603) 745-8111, loonmtn.com.
151 Tenney Mountain Road, Plymouth, NH 03264 / (603) 238-9609 / skitenney.com
Tenney Mountain has a beautiful and rich history dating back almost 60 years. While the lifts hadn't been spinning for the public for the past eight years, we're excited to say that we're now open. Just over four years ago Tenney was acquired by new owners and with lots of hard work we've brought the mountain back to life. We're very proud of how far we've come. We're even more excited about how far we're soon to go! Tenney Mountain is proud to say they opened to the public in February 2018 and have been adding amenities all the time as the days and weeks progress. The Lodge is open with a brand-new four-season restaurant and bar, "Back Country Bar & Grill" and the cafeteria will be open for the ski season.
1 Ski Area Road, Waterville Valley, NH 03215 / (800) GO-VALLEY / waterville.com
Waterville Valley is a four-season resort set on 540 private acres surrounded by 360° of National Forest. Sitting atop the 4,004-foot Mt. Tecumseh, “New Hampshire’s Family Resort” features 265 acres of skiable terrain, a vertical drop of 2,020 feet, 62 trails, 11 lifts, and 74k of groomed Nordic terrain nestled in the valley below. Shuttles provide easy access to year-round events, shopping, and dining in the Town Square as well as a variety of lodging options, including country inns, condominiums, and all-suite hotels.
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