Explore the New England back country this winter on your cross country skiing adventure. Strap on your skis and venture into the beautiful scenery of New Hampshire. From experienced trekkers to first time skiers, there are trails for every ability level throughout the Mt. Washington Valley.
If you are looking to embark on a cross country skiing adventure, look no further than these local ski areas.
Great Glen Trails
Located on Route 16 in Pinkham Notch, at the base of Mount Washington, Great Glean Trails offers 45km of cross country skiing trails. The family friendly outdoor center is home to both groomed and back country trails. Ski school and equipment rentals are also available for those new to the sport.
Jackson XC is home to 150km state of the art groomed trails. From easy strides through the old forest to skate skiing on international courses, they offer trails for every ability. 15km of Jackson XC’s trails are even pet friendly. In addition to cross country skiing, they were named the #1 snowshoe friendly touring center in the country.
Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation
With more than 50 percent of the trails marked as “easy”, Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring is ideal for beginners. Travel from North Conway to Intervale through hay fields, forests and along the Saco River. The 45 km of cross country ski and snowshoe trails are groomed for classic and skate skiing.
Bear Notch Ski Touring
From the 200 year old farmhouse base lodge, trek out to more than 60 kilometers of groomed trails surrounding the mountains. The trails offer views of the riverside, waterfalls, meadows and surrounding hills. Priding themselves on quality skiing, natural snow and a knowledgeable staff, Bear Notch Ski Touring will help you venture off the beaten path.
White Mountain Nordic Group
The gentle terrain at White Mountain Nordic Center in Bartlett is ideal for beginning cross country skiers. In addition to unlimited back country skiing, they offer a combined 400km of cross country trails. Located at the base of Mt. Washington, they see an average of 100 inches of snow annually.
From classic skiing to skate skiing, from groomed terrain to the wild back country, there is no shortage of cross country skiing adventures near North Conway.