- New Hampshire's ski resorts are scattered throughout the state from the White Mountains to the Massachusetts and Vermont state lines. With 25,000 skiable acres and 500 downhill ski trails, New Hampshire's gondolas and high-speed quads carry thousands of skiers per hour to elevations above 3,000 feet. Many of the resorts offer manicured cross-country ski trails, snowboarding, snow tubing and more.
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Bretton Woods Mountain Resort
Recreation - Downhill skiing is the predominate recreation enjoyed at New Hampshire's ski resorts. Cross-country skiing is offered at many of the resorts as well in addition to snow tubing, ski instruction and night skiing. The majority of the resorts are centered around villages which offer lodging, restaurants, nightlife, childcare, ski shops and more.
Climate - New Hampshire residents experience four distinct seasons. Winter can be cold with average temperatures reaching 25 degrees F in December, January and February. The cold temperatures humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.
The majority of New Hampshire's downhill skiing opportunities take place in the White Mountains Travel Region / White Mountains National Forest. There is also a smattering of resorts found generally throughout the state.