North Conway NH Area Alpine Skiing
North Conway has been named among the Top 3 Ski Towns in America every year since 2018 by USA Today readers!
The North Conway NH area has attracted skiers since Mount Cranmore opened for the1937-38 season. With the arrival of Hannes Schneider, known throughout Europe for his ski school and development of new skiing techniques, Mount Cranmore quickly became one of the most popular ski resorts in the East.
At the same time, Bill and Betty Whitney, of Black Mountain in Jackson NH, retrofitted the rope tow on the hill behind their inn with shovel handles from Sears and Roebuck. Skiers flocked to the area from Boston on snow trains that arrived in North Conway Village. Up to 4,000 would arrive for a one-day trip!
Fast forward to today … the North Conway NH area offers 7 alpine resorts and 6 XC resorts within 30 minutes and more within an hour! With over 1,600 skiable acres and 337 trails, it’s no wonder the North Conway NH area continues to finish in the TOP # SKI Towns year after year!
Please check out some of the North Conway area downhill Ski Areas and equipment dealers below and be sure to let them know that you found them on North Conway NH. com!
Attitash Mountain Resort
775 Route 302
Bartlett NH 03812
Located in the heart of the White Mountains, Attitash Mountain Resort offers 68 trails and 11 lifts across two big, connected mountains (Attitash & Bear Peak) that combine traditional New England runs and challenging terrain with modern, wide-open cruisers suited for all abilities.
King Pine Ski Area
at Purity Spring Resort
1251 Eaton Road
East Madison, NH 03849
King Pine & Purity Spring Resort continue to lead the way for families and winter-sport enthusiasts alike. Known for its family-friendly atmosphere, affordability & impeccable grooming, King Pine has been an affordable tradition for over 50 years.
Wildcat Mountain Ski Area
542 Rt. 16, Pinkham Notch
Gorham, NH 03581
Located in the White Mountain National forest, Wildcat Mountain is consistently ranked #1 for scenery in the East by Ski magazine. Home to some of New England’s most talked about terrain, Wildcat offers over 2100 Vertical Feet of Skiing & Snowboarding for any ability level, all accessed in under 7 minutes by the Wildcat Express Quad.
Shop Sun & Ski
2709 White Mtn. Hwy.
North Conway, NH 03860
Sun & Ski (formerly Joe Jones’) offers quality products and outstanding service at reasonable prices with great deals in the Clearance Loft. They sell, rent and service ski and snowboard equipment in their on-site full-service shop. Plus Sun & Ski has the best boot fitters in New England.
Other Downhill Ski Resorts …
Bretton Woods –
Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
Cranmore Mountain Resort –
1 Skimobile Rd.
North Conway Village, NH 03860