Cross Country Skiing in New Hampshire

Where to Find Downhill and Cross Country Skiing in New Hampshire

For many, winter is the season they anticipate all year long! Get your heart pumping and your adrenaline racing with all the exciting adventures and natural beauty that comes along with winter.  Loads of freshly fallen snow makes skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding the ideal recipe for fun and adventure. If your favorite sport involves a pair of skis, a helmet, and a mask, you’re in luck: in and around New London, NH, there are several great spots to ski. During your time at the Inn at Pleasant Lake, let our team help you choose the best places for show-shoeing, downhill, and cross country skiing in New Hampshire, so you can spend your time hitting the trails. 

Cross Country Skiing in New Hampshire

Choose your destination for cross country skiing in New Hampshire carefully, depending on what you want from your experience. If you want to be able to go skiing with your furry best friend, the Pine Hill Ski Club‘s trails are the way to go. Since a group of passionate volunteers maintain the trails, you have to bring your own skis. If you need to rent a pair, you can hit Dexter’s Inn Trails by Norsk or the Eastman Cross Country Center. At both of these New Hampshire ski areas, they have 30+ kilometers of trails, ski shops, and lessons to book. 

Downhill Skiing in New Hampshire 

Find the highest vertical drop in southern New Hampshire at Mount Sunapee, coming in at 1,510 feet. The mountain has 233 acres of skiing divided into their 66 trails, with about half of the trails geared for intermediate skiers. At Ragged Mountain Resort, find six lifts, three terrain parks, and 250 acres of skiing mostly geared toward an expert downhill skier. Try both mountains, and you decide which has the best skiing in New Hampshire. 

New Hampshire Inns 

After a day of skiing, you’re sure to be worn out. On Wednesday through Sunday nights, you can fill a growling stomach at Oak & Grain. Or, just grab a drink apres-ski style at the full bar here at the Inn at Pleasant Lake after you return. Due to the abundance of opportunities for downhill and cross country skiing in New Hampshire, the Inn at Pleasant Lake is the perfect place to stay for a skier’s winter getaways. Give us a call at 603-873-4833 or visit our website for more information about accommodations.