10 Best Places for Cross Country Skiing in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is rich with natural beauty and outdoor recreation activities, from the beaches and gorgeous mountains to the wintery wilderness. This winter, embark on a cross country skiing adventure at any of these top spots for Nordic skiing in New Hampshire.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Nordic Ski Area, Jackson, NH

The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Nordic Ski Area, AKA Jackson XC, is a top destination for cross country skiing in the Northeast. With a spectacular recreation area dedicated exclusively to Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, Jackson XC is the ultimate spot for skiers of any level.

Bretton Woods Nordic Center, Bretton Woods, NH

If you’re looking for a new favorite place for cross country skiing, you won’t be disappointed with Bretton Woods. This beautiful Nordic center offers a spectacular 100 kilometers of trails so you can ski to your heart’s content.

Bear Notch Ski Touring Area, Bartlett, NH

Bear Notch Ski Touring Area is one of the best places to experience a fantastic day out on your skis. With over 65 kilometers of varied terrain, Bear Notch offers challenging hills for experienced skiers as well as easier terrain for those who prefer a more relaxed outing.

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, Gorham, NH

Not sure where to go to take advantage of New Hampshire’s incredible natural landscape? Look no further than Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. This popular spot in Gorham features not only cross country skiing but snow tubing, fat tire biking, and snowshoeing.

Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring, Intervale, NH

Take in everything that Northeastern New Hampshire has to offer at Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring. This ski area packs in 40 kilometers of groomed trails where both cross country skiers and snowshoers can have a heyday.

Waterville Valley Resort, Waterville Valley, NH

Waterville Valley Resort is the ultimate Nordic skiing destination for the whole family. Skiers of any level can enjoy the gorgeous landscape and quality skiing locale, and the resort offers lessons and kids’ programs as well.

Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Reserve, Madison, NH

Take in the purely spectacular skiing at Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Reserve. With trails winding around Purity Lake and beyond, this ski area has a total of 20 kilometers of trails that are just waiting for you to explore them.

Wolfeboro Abenaki Ski Area, Wolfeboro, NH

Why not take your next cross country skiing trip on a piece of New Hampshire history? Wolfeboro’s Abenaki Ski Area is the country’s oldest small ski area, with a history that dates back to 1936.

Gunstock Mountain Resort, Gilford, NH

Gunstock Mountain Resort is that winter resort that has everything you could want for a winter vacation. Check it out for Nordic skiing as well as night skiing, tubing, and more.

Nansen Ski Club at Milan Hill State Park, Milan, NH

Milan Hill State Park is one of the most stunning state parks in all of New Hampshire, and the Nansen Ski Club is making sure you can take advantage of its landscape for cross country skiing. Thanks to the ski club, the park is full of groomed trails for both Nordic skiing and snowshoeing.

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