It doesn’t matter what season it is, there’s always something to see and do in New Hampshire. This state is especially beautiful during the winter. It is around this time that the Granite State truly comes alive. Year in and year out, tourists and locals alike enjoy the snow-covered scenery and the host of fun activities that keep them entertained during the cold winter months.


One of the most popular winter activities in New Hampshire is skiing. There are quite a number of cross-country and mountain ski resorts to choose from, and all of them offer something new and exciting for everyone from first-timers to seasoned skiers. Here are some of the best ski resorts and lodges that would surely make a trip to New Hampshire extra memorable.

Abenaki Ski Area – Located in the town of Wolfeboro, the Abenaki Ski Area is considered to be the oldest small ski areas in the United States. It is owned and operated by the community and it is perfect for people who want to make the most out of their ski trip as there are often no crowds and long lines to contend with. As an added bonus, the Abenaki Ski Area is also known for its warm and friendly small town vibe that the other larger, privately owned ski resorts lack.

Cannon Mountain – As far as legendary ski trails go, the trails at Cannon Mountain definitely hit the mark. The beautiful scenery, coupled with a ski summit and vertical drop that is the highest in the entire state makes this ski resort a must see when in New Hampshire.

Waterville Valley Resort – Skiing isn’t the only winter activity visitors can do at the Waterville Valley Resort. Aside from the 52 trails and exhibition terrains available for both beginners and expert skiers, there are also adventure trails and other fun winter activities available for the entire family to enjoy.

McIntyre Ski Area – Winter sport novices who want to learn how to ski or snowboard will be pleased with the McIntyre Ski Area. For over 40 years, this ski resort has been the go-to place for those who want to learn the basics. Those with more experience won’t find the terrains at the McIntyre Ski Area boring either. The ski resort offers its guests 9 trails that vary in difficulty from beginner to intermediate.

Black Mountain – This ski resort is family owned and operated and that’s why it is no surprise that Black Mountain is very popular with families who want to spend their winter holidays together. Kids can learn how to ski with the help of great instructors on the novice trail, while the grownups can try their luck with more challenging slopes. There are also a lot of special activities and events happening at Black Mountain all season long, so there’s really never a dull moment here.


When the snow begins to fall on the mountains of New Hampshire, the entire state comes to life. It is indeed a winter wonderland that people should visit at least once in their lives.