Find the Best Cross-Country Skiing in New Hampshire

Pretty winter scene with trees and a covered bridge, which you can see cross country skiing in New Hampshire in the White Mountains

If you’re excited as we are about the upcoming winter season in the White Mountains, then we can’t wait to welcome you through the doors at our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast. There’s plenty of great skiing here at places like Cannon Mountain, Bretton Ridge, and more, but you’ll also find some of the best cross-country skiing in New Hampshire right here in the White Mountains.

It’s fun each winter to head out for an afternoon of fun and exercise, and cross-country skiing in New Hampshire is perfect for that! That’s not all winter has in store for you, either. From downhill skiing and snowboarding and cross-country skiing to snowshoeing, snowmobiling, fat tire biking, and more, the White Mountains genuinely are your one-stop destination for all things winter.

Cross-country skiing in New Hampshire offers a variety of fabulous trails, including those found at top New Hampshire State Parks, like nearby Franconia Notch State Park,  local bike trails, hiking trails, and other Nordic Centers in the area. You’ll find everything from single-track Nordic-style trails to tracks built for skate-style skiing.

When you just can’t stand the cold anymore, head indoors and enjoy the cozy guest rooms at our White Mountains Bed and Breakfast. With delightful guestrooms, an unbeatable location, fabulous breakfasts and dinners, and the best hospitality, you won’t find a better place to stay in the White Mountains. Book your room at our White Mountains Bed and Breakfast today!

Couple cross-country skiing in New Hampshire in the White Mountains

Where to Go for Cross-Country Skiing in New Hampshire

If you’re looking for some of the best cross-country skiing in New Hampshire, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better home base than the stunning White Mountains – which also happens to be where you’ll find our amazing New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast! There are so many great things to do in the White Mountains in the winter that you can have a different adventure every day and still not see or experience it all!

There is no shortage of fantastic cross-country skiing in the area, too, including just down the road at Franconia Notch State Park and in the White Mountains National Forest. There are even ungroomed areas where the most adventurous among us are welcome to strap on a pair of skis or snowshoes to enjoy this breathtaking winter wonderland with a little more solitude. If you’d prefer to stick to Nordic Centers for your cross-country skiing adventures in the White Mountains, there are six Nordic Centers to choose from. In total, they offer 400 km of skiable trails!

Below, we’ve included a few of our favorite places for cross-country skiing in New Hampshire.

  1. One of the closest places to our Inn for fabulous cross-country skiing in New Hampshire is the Franconia Village XC Ski Center at the Franconia Inn. They have 65 km of groomed trails for classic-single track skiing through the beautiful White Mountains National Forest.
  2. One of our favorite local spots for cross-country skiing in New Hampshire is the Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. There are 45 kilometers of trails to explore here, rated for everything from beginners to advanced skiers.
  3. Head to the nearby town of Bethlehem, where you’ll find several community trails at local parks that are perfect for cross-country skiing in New Hampshire. Some of the best include Bretzfelder Park and the Ammonoosuc Recreational Rail Trail.
  4. With 45 stunning kilometers of wooded and riverside trails to explore, it’s no wonder that the Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Center is one of the best places for cross-country skiing in New Hampshire. Trails here are groomed for both classic and skate-style skiing.
  5. The Bretton Woods Nordic Center is another popular choice for cross-country skiing in New Hampshire. It sits adjacent to the historic Mount Washington Hotel and offers over 100 km of skiable trails.
  6. Enjoy the vast, groomed trails at the Waterville Valley Nordic Center, where you’ll find more than 75 km of classic and skate-style tracks to explore and varied terrain that is perfect for various skiers.

Cozy scene by the fire with wine, in our guest room at our White Mountains Bed and Breakfast, perfect after enjoying some of the best cross-country skiing in New Hampshire.

Warm Up at our White Mountains Bed and Breakfast

Few things beat an invigorating day of cross-country skiing in New Hampshire, especially when you do it here in the breathtaking natural beauty of the White Mountains. When your adventures are done for the day, the quiet, cozy accommodations of our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast will be ready and waiting. It’s the perfect place to put your feet up, enjoy quality time together away from home, and make lasting memories.

We offer an excellent selection of traditional Bed and Breakfast guest rooms and more private, intimate vacation cottages, each of which comes standard with various high-end amenities and all the creature comforts you crave from home. In the morning, guests will be treated to a fresh, multi-course breakfast made here at the Inn. Our breakfast selections rotate frequently but are always delicious. You certainly won’t go hungry and will be well-fueled for even more hours exploring the various cross-country trails and more in the area.

We also offer an excellent tavern for relaxing after a long day of cross-country skiing in New Hampshire, in addition to our award-winning restaurant – one of the best in the White Mountains! Once you’re in for the night, there’s no need to bundle up and head back out into the cold. It’s one of the many great parts of staying with us at our White Mountains Bed and Breakfast!

The White Mountains are a fun and beautiful place to spend some time this winter. Book a room at our White Mountains Bed and Breakfast today.