October 13, 2017

2017-18 Winter Press Kit: Cross-Country Member Fact Sheet

Information on Ski New Hampshire's cross-country members for2017-18.

Bear Notch Ski Touring Center

Location: Rte. 302, Bartlett
Phone: 603-374-2277
Web: www.bearnotchskitouring.com
Total Kilometers: 70 km
Groomed: 60 km Tracked: 60 km
Skate Groomed: 60 km

About Bear Notch Ski Touring Center: A full-service cross-country ski and snowshoe center. From the 200-year-old farmhouse base lodge, embark on an unforgettable winter adventure on more than 60 kilometers of meticulously groomed trails into the surrounding mountains. Homemade bread and soups daily, plus groomed terrain to lodging and restaurants.

Bretton Woods Nordic Center

Location: 210 Mount Washington Hotel Rd., Bretton Woods
Phone: 603-278-3322
Web: www.brettonwoods.com
Total Kilometers: 100 km
Groomed: 100 km
Tracked: 100 km
Skate Groomed: 100 km

About Bretton Woods Nordic Center: One of the nation’s top Nordic resorts featuring wide, scenic trails for classic and skate skiing, plus snowshoeing and 11km of dog-friendly trails. Ideal learn-to-ski terrain, plus loops for the distance of your choice. Join Alpine-skiing family and friends with unique lift-served High Country trails and mountainside log cabin, plus Fabyan Fields’ groomed trails in a park-like setting adjacent to the alpine Base Lodge.

Dartmouth Cross-Country Ski Center

Location: 10 Hilton Field Rd., Hanover
Phone: 603-643-6534 & 603-643-5836
Web: www.outdoors.dartmouth.edu/services/xc_ski_center.html
Total Kilometers: 25 km
Groomed: 25 km
Tracked: 20 km
Skate Groomed: 20 km

About Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center: The Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center maintains over twenty-five kilometers of groomed cross country ski trails on Oak Hill and Garipay Field in Hanover, New Hampshire, as well as the ice on Occom Pond for ice skating. The Cross Country Ski Center has two facilities. One is based out of the DOC House on Occom Pond, which provides equipment rentals for skiing, skating, and other winter activities, as well as group and private instruction. The other facility is at Oak Hill, located in the north-east corner of Hanover. To get there, go north on Route 10 past the Golf Course, turn right at the Co-op Market, then take a sharp left after the road turns to dirt — park in the first lot on the right.

Dexter’s Inn Trails by Norsk

Location: 258 Stagecoach Rd., Sunapee
Phone: 800-232-5571
Web: www.dextersnh.com
Total Kilometers: 30 km
Groomed: 25 km
Tracked: 20 km

About Dexter’s Inn Trails by Norsk: An affordable, family-friendly resort near Mount Sunapee, offering a network of groomed trails right out the back door. Equipment rentals, lessons, a cozy warming room with fireplace, lodging, and dining are available on site. Terrain for all abilities, but particularly welcoming for beginners, families, and groups.

Eastman Cross Country Center

Location: 10 Clubhouse Lane, Grantham
Phone: 603-863-4500
Web: www.eastmannh.org/ski
Total Kilometers: 36 km
Groomed: 36 km
Tracked: 30 km
Skate Groomed: 30 km

About Eastman Cross Country Center: A one-stop winter-activity center for skiing, snowshoeing, skating, and sledding. Reasonable rates, lessons for beginners and experts, a retail shop, and a variety of special events make this the ideal place to spend the day with family and friends.

Franconia Village Cross Country Ski Center

Location: 1172 Easton Rd., Franconia
Web: www.franconiainn.com
Total Kilometers: 65 km
Groomed: 65 km
Tracked: 65 km
Skate Groomed: 5 km

About Franconia Village Cross Country Ski Center: Nestled in the heart of the White Mountains, offering unparalleled scenic vistas amid a variety of beginner-to-expert terrain. Featuring ski, snowshoe, and ice-skate rentals, horse-drawn sleigh rides, a lighted ice-skating rink, sledding and tubing hills, and an outdoor Jacuzzi.

Granite Gorge Cross Country

Location: 341 Route 9, Roxbury
Phone: 603-358-5000
Web: www.granitegorge.com
Total Kilometers: 14 km Groomed: 14 km Tracked: 14 km Skate Groomed: 14 km

About Granite Gorge Cross Country: Great cross-country trails; located directly on Route 9, the Gorge is simple to get to. Trails date back decades and have been reconstructed with the latest technology for superior conditions.

Great Glen Trails

Location: Rte. 16, Pinkham Notch
Phone: 603-466-2333
Web: www.GreatGlenTrails.com
Total Kilometers: 45 km
Groomed: 22 km
Tracked: 22 km
Skate Groomed: 22 km

About Great Glen Trails: Located at the base of Mount Washington, Nordic skiers can come experience beginner terrain with customized snow elements and simple terrain features, promoting faster learning in a non-intimidating environment. For a truly unforgettable experience, climb into a custom nine-passenger four-track SnowCoach for a thrilling ride to treeline at 4,000 feet on the Mount Washington Auto Road. Selection and service at Great Glen Outfitters are second to none, and breakfast and lunch at the Glen View Café offer some of the best views in New Hampshire. Great Glen Trails has invested in improvements to increase terrain during early and low snow seasons.

Gunstock Mountain Resort Cross Country

Location: 719 Cherry Valley Rd., Gilford, NH 03249
Phone: 603-293-4341
Web: www.gunstock.com
Total Kilometers: 50 km
Groomed: 50 km
Tracked: 15 km
Skate Groomed: 38 km

About Gunstock Cross Country: A full-service Nordic and snowshoe center in the heart of the Lakes Region, Gunstock even has snowmaking to cover the trails when Mother Nature doesn’t. Experience the snowy wilderness of New England in a pristine outdoor environment as you stride, skate, or snowshoe Gunstock’s extensive set-track and single-track trail system. Equipment rentals and lesson programs are available for all skill levels and disciplines, and when you’re done playing in the woods be sure to visit Gunstock’s historic base lodge for some après fun.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

Location: 153 Main St., Jackson
Phone: 603-383-9355
Web: www.jacksonxc.org
Total Kilometers: 154 km
Groomed: 93 km
Tracked: 93 km
Skate Groomed: 93 km

About Jackson Ski Touring Foundation: A not-for-profit organization focused on providing the largest family-friendly and affordable cross-country and snowshoe center in the eastern U.S. The 150-plus-kilometer trail system, offering something for everyone, starts in the heart of picturesque Jackson Village and meanders through rolling fields, along streams, past warming huts and spectacular views, and straight to the doors of a dozen inns, restaurants, and pubs. We even offer 15 KM of pet friendly trails. Rentals, retail shop, and refreshments are available at the spacious lodge. Offering daily lessons, weekly tours, group rates, and more than 100 special events throughout the winter. Alpine skiers get 33% off on Sundays. If you are looking for adventurous backcountry skiing, we offer some of the best! Ski the backside of Wildcat Mountain with a vertical drop of 3,245 ft.

Loon Mountain Cross Country

Location: 60 Loon Mountain Rd., Lincoln
Phone: 800-229-5666
Web: www.loonmtn.com
Total Kilometers: 20 km
Groomed: 20 km
Tracked: 8 km

About: Explore a serene network of Nordic trails that parallel the Pemigewasset River and climb through the forest along old logging roads.

Nordic Skier Wolfeboro Cross Country

Location: 47 North Main St., Wolfeboro
Phone: 603-569-3151
Web: www.wolfeboroxc.org
Total Kilometers: 30 km
Groomed: 30 km
Tracked: 30 km
Skate Groomed: 30 km

About Nordic Skier Wolfeboro: The “XC Village of the Lakes Region,” a New Hampshire Magazine 2012 “Editors’ Pick” as “Best Cross-Country Ski Deal”: “Leading the pack with community-run, family-friendly, affordable, and beautiful cross-country skiing.” Voted 2014’s “Best Nordic Ski Shop in New England.” New for 2014–15: 2-kilometer Manmade Snow Loop. Cross-country skiing’s best-kept secret: Come see for yourself.

Pine Hill Ski Club

Location: 220 Mountain Rd., New London
Phone: 603-381-8685
Web: www.pinehillskiclub.com
Total Kilometers: 20 km
Groomed: 20 km
Tracked: 20 km
Skate Groomed: 20 km

About Pine Hill Ski Club: A community-based organization with a cross-country ski area open to the public; 20 kilometers of groomed-track skiing. The parking facility is located three miles from Lake Sunapee Country Club. Rentals available at Village Sports in New London (603-526-4948). Don’t miss Robb’s Warming Hut (open weekends only), on Robb’s Hut trail where they have just refurbished two bridges and are offering hot drinks, snacks, and a fun destination, located just a 20-minute ski from the trailhead.

Purity Spring Resort XC and Snowshoe Reserve

Location: 1251 Eaton Rd., East Madison
Phone: 800-FREE-SKI
Web: www.kingpine.com/xc-skiing.html
Total Kilometers: 28 km
Groomed: 15 km
Tracked: 15 km
Skate Groomed: 15 km

About Purity Spring Resort XC and Snowshoe Reserve: Twenty-eight kilometers of cross-country and snowshoe trails wind around Purity Lake and throughout New Hampshire Audubon’s Hoyt Wildlife Sanctuary. Terrain to satisfy all abilities, plus scenic views and unblemished forest throughout the 1,000-acre property. Lessons and rentals are available.

Waterville Valley Adventure Center

Location: Town Square, Waterville Valley
Phone: 800-GO-VALLEY
Web: www.waterville.com
Total Kilometers: 70 km
Groomed: 70 km
Tracked: 70 km
Skate Groomed: 70 km

About Waterville Valley Adventure Center: More than 70 kilometers of Nordic trails, widest in New England, provide diversity and challenge to both novice and expert skiers amid the splendor of White Mountain National Forest. Trails are groomed daily; wide range of terrain, from novice to expert, for both skate and classic styles. At day’s end, the Nordic Center provides a crackling fire and the amenities of Town Square.

Windblown Cross Country

Location: 1180 Turnpike Rd., New Ipswich
Phone: 603-878-2869
Web: www.windblownxc.com
Total Kilometers: 40 km
Groomed: 40 km
Tracked: 40 km
Skate Groomed: 40 km

About Windblown Cross Country: Nestled in the wooded hills of the Monadnock Region, 40 kilometers of exciting trails with beautiful views from the fields. Unbeatable grooming with two PistenBully snowcats and three snowmobiles.

For more information on Ski New Hampshire’s 18 cross-country ski area members, visit SkiNH.com or reach out to the contacts listed on the resort media information page at the end of the press kit. For high-resolution imagery, please visit our Media Gallery.

Ski New Hampshire is the statewide association representing 34 alpine and cross-country resorts in New Hampshire. For information on ski areas, conditions, vacation planning and updated winter events at Ski New Hampshire resorts, visit SkiNH.com. For statewide travel information, go to VisitNH.gov.


Karolyn Castaldo
Communications & Marketing Manager, Ski NH
603.745.9396x205 | Karolyn@SkiNH.com