Nestled in the heart of New England, New Hampshire's Lakes Region is not just a summer haven. As winter blankets the landscape in a layer of glistening white, the region transforms into a skiing paradise.

Within a short drive of our resorts, ski enthusiasts can find a plethora of ski mountains and enchanting cross-country ski trails that wind through picturesque landscapes.

Whether you're a seasoned skier or a beginner eager to explore our winter wonderlands, these trails offer a perfect blend of tranquility and outdoor adventure.


  1. Gunstock Mountain: A Lakeside Gem Just a stone's throw away from Lake Winnipesaukee, Gunstock Mountain stands as a winter beacon for ski lovers. Boasting over 55 trails catering to all skill levels, it provides a picturesque backdrop for an unforgettable skiing experience. The panoramic views of the lake from the summit are worth the visit alone.

  2. Ragged Mountain: Varied Terrain for All Offering a diverse range of terrain for skiers and snowboarders, Ragged Mountain is a true winter wonderland. From gentle slopes for beginners to challenging runs for the experts, this mountain provides an inclusive experience for all levels. The welcoming atmosphere and stunning vistas make it a must-visit destination.

  3. Mount Sunapee: A Winter Playground With its extensive trail network and state-of-the-art facilities, Mount Sunapee beckons snow enthusiasts from far and wide. Just a short drive from the Lakes Region, this ski haven boasts meticulously groomed slopes and a vibrant atmosphere. The thrill of conquering the mountain is only surpassed by the breathtaking views of Lake Sunapee.

  4. Waterville Valley: Alpine Bliss Tucked away in the White Mountain National Forest, Waterville Valley offers a quintessential alpine experience. Its diverse terrain, ranging from gentle beginner slopes to challenging expert trails, caters to every skill level. The charming village at the base adds a touch of New England charm to the overall skiing adventure.

  5. Loon Mountain: Adventure Awaits For those seeking a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, Loon Mountain is the ideal destination. Nestled in the heart of the White Mountains, this location offers a mix of groomed trails and challenging glades. The vibrant après-ski scene and the stunning backdrop of the Franconia Notch make it a year-round attraction.



  1. Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center: Nature's Playground A hidden gem for cross-country skiers, Prescott Farm offers a network of trails that wind through fields and forests. The diverse terrain provides a mix of open spaces and wooded paths, creating an immersive experience in nature. The center also offers rentals and lessons for those new to cross-country skiing.

  2. Belknap Range Trails: Panoramic Views For those seeking a bit of elevation in their cross-country skiing adventure, the Belknap Range Trails provide stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding mountains. The network of trails offers a mix of challenges, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced skiers looking

  3. Bear Brook State Park Trails: Wilderness Escape Explore the vast wilderness of Bear Brook State Park through its cross-country skiing trails. With over 40 miles of trails weaving through forests and fields, this destination offers a true escape into nature. The gently rolling terrain and peaceful surroundings make it a favorite among cross-country skiing enthusiasts.

  4. Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center: Northern Beauty Venture beyond the Lakes Region to the stunning landscapes of Northern New Hampshire. The Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, near Pinkham Notch, provides a picturesque setting for cross-country skiing. With views of Mount Washington and a variety of trails for all skill levels, this destination offers an unforgettable winter experience.

  5. Jackson Ski Touring Foundation: Village Charm Explore the charming village of Jackson in Northern New Hampshire through the extensive cross-country skiing trails offered by the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation. The trails wind through forests and fields, providing skiers with a perfect blend of natural beauty and village charm.​

Whether you prefer serene landscapes through the forest or by the lake, or panoramic views from elevated trails, New Hampshire's ski destinations provide a diverse and enchanting winter experience. Embrace the beauty of winter on these trails, where tranquility meets the thrill of outdoor exploration.