Cross country ski from our door on the #1 network in the East, downhill ski at one of the five area mountains, join a guided nature tour on snowshoes, snowtube, ride the SnowCoach to above treeline on Mt. Washington or enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride during your winter stay at Eagle Mountain House.
Cross Country Skiing:
Over 450 KM of trails are available for exploration at six area nordic centers. Each facility offers trails for all abilities, rentals, lessons, learn-to-ski packages and experienced personnel to outfit you and answer your questions. Many also offer snowshoes for rent or purchase along with scheduled guided nature tours. Here is a list or area nordic centers with the amount of tracked/groomed trails they offer. Click these links for more information:
Jackson XC, Jackson...383-9355 • 154+ KM trails
Great Glen Trails, Pinkham Notch...466-2333 • 20 KM trails
Bear Notch, Bartlett...374-2277 • 60 KM trails
Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring, Intervale...
356-9920 • 65 KM trails
Bretton Woods, Twin Mountain...278-3320 • 95 KM trails
King Pine, Madison... 367-8896 • 15 KM
Plan a ski trip to the town where it all began! Over 50 years ago, Black Mountain in Jackson just two miles from the Eagle was the site of the first ski lift in America. Now there are six area mountains within a short drive offering more than 300 trails and glades to ski on over 1325 acres of land. Each mountain has experienced personnel to get you ready for a great day on the slopes. Click these links for more information:
Black Mountain, Jackson...800-698-4490 • 40 • 4 lifts
Attitash, Bartlett...800-223-7669 • 70 • 12 lifts
Wildcat Mountain, Pinkham Notch...800-255-6439 • 47 • 4 lifts
Bretton Woods, Twin Mountain...800-314-1752 • 101 • 9 lifts
King Pine, Madison...800-373-3754 • 16 • 6 lifts
If you are not a skier, there are still plenty of activities to enjoy in the winter.
Fly through the air on Wildcat's ZipRider or down the slopes on the Mountain Coasters at Attitash and Cranmore. Travel the Mt. Washington Auto Road aboard their SnowCoach to above treeline for a truly unique winter experience. Snowtubing is available at Great Glen Trails, Black Mountain and Cranmore or try our very own sledding hill with your own tube or sled. Grab your snowshoes and explore the 788,000 acre White Mountain National Forest or rent a pair and explore the trails of a nearby nordic center. Ice skating is available either indoors or outdoors including our very own outdoor ice rink. Horse-drawn sleigh rides are a winter tradition in this area. Wrap up in a blanket and travel along the river at a nearby farm. Apres-ski entertainment is available at a number of area pubs and ski areas.
Be sure to read about our Winter Lodging Packages.