Christmas Farm Inn’s Top 4 Places to Hit the Slopes
New England winters and snow skiing are like peas and carrots, and the North Conway area has some of the best skiing in all of New Hampshire. Situated smartly in the White Mountains, this area is ripe with gorgeous slopes like you’ve never experienced before. Our staff at Christmas Farm Inn loves snow skiing, so we put together a quick list of our favorite local spots to hit the slopes! You’ll definitely want to check out these ski mountains near North Conway during your New England vacation at Christmas Farm Inn.
Cranmore Mountain Resort
First on our list is Cranmore Mountain Resort. Perfect for families, Cranmore has slopes suitable for all ages and all skill levels. They offer ski lessons and workshops for kids as young as three, and classes for everyone, including adults. Cranmore is also probably North Conway’s most accessible mountain, just a quick five-minute drive from downtown.
Do you prefer tubing? No problem! Cranmore Mountain Resort has snow tubing options galore. Their Tubing & Mountain Adventure Park offers 10 lanes of sliding with lift service, so you can tube to your heart’s content. Even if your kids aren’t natural-born skiiers, they are sure to love this. While you’re visiting North Conway’s favorite adventure park, don’t miss out on the incredibly thrilling mountain coasters, giant swing rides, and 700-foot seated zipline with side-by-side seating options.
Another favorite ski spot near North Conway is Attitash Mountain Resort. This incredible winter wonderland spreads across two connected mountains, Attitash and Bear Peak. With 68 trails and 11 running ski lifts, you’ll have no shortage of skiing real estate to explore. Located smack in the center of the beautiful White Mountains, Attitash is considered New Hampshire’s leading year-round vacation destination. With a combination of classic New England runs and wide-open, modern cruiser-style trails, there’s something for every level skier to enjoy. Just a mere 13 minute drive from Christmas Farm Inn, Attitash makes for a great day-trip so you can wear yourself out on the slopes. Then come back to the Inn and indulge in a massage at our on-site spa!
The next spot on our list is Wildcat Mountain. Wildcat Mountain is a prime addition to the line-up of incredible skiing locations near North Conway, and we’ll tell you why. This ski area offers some of the most spectacular views imaginable of Mount Washington, Presidential Range, and the Tuckerman Ravine. Neatly nestled in gorgeous Pinkham Notch, Wildcat offers more than 2100 vertical feet of terrain for skiing and snowboarding for any skill level. All runs are easily accessed by the incredible Wildcat Express Quad, so you can spend less time getting there and more time on the slopes. Great for everyone from novice skier to expert, Wildcat features legendary steeps, as well as the longest green beginner trail in all of New Hampshire! Wildcat Mountain also boasts the longest ski season in the state from November 9th all the way through May 3rd. This place is an absolute must try for your North Conway ski adventure.
If you’re looking for a more quaint experience, King Pine might just be the spot for you and yours. Smaller than the other ski resorts, this mountain in Madison, NH, is a little more off the beaten path, just about 38 minutes away from Christmas Farm Inn and the North Conway area. They offer all kinds of adventures from skiing and snowboarding to snow tubing, ice skating, snowshoeing, and even night skiing! King Pine features shorter runs great for kids and beginners, but also has its share of steep, more difficult trails for more experienced skiers.
No matter where you decide to ski, we hope you’ll decide to stay with us at Christmas Farm Inn and Spa! We’ll win you over with our first class accommodations, delicious New England cuisine, and our full-service Aveda spa, a perfect way to relax after hitting the slopes. Snuggle up by a cozy fire after spending all day in the snow, and after you thaw out, enjoy all the nearby North Conway attractions and shopping. It’s sure to be the perfect New England vacation all round.