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Recreation in the Gorham, NH Area





Winter Recreation

Winter in Gorham, NH~ Snow is plentiful into early April and the towns are connected to NHSA snowmobile corridors. Stay here and you are within a half-hour drive of 6 major downhill ski and snowboard areas, 6 very scenic cross-country ski areas, snow-tubing, dog-sled rides, snowshoeing and ice-climbing. Take the snowcat up Mt. Washington. We are a winter wonderland!!


Hundreds of miles of trails wind thru field and forest with access to corridors maintained by NHSA. This association of local clubs keep the trails nicely groomed. Many motels, inns and B & B's offer snowmobiling right from the door. Check out the events calendar for the annual snowmobile Easter Seals Ride-In. Visit for statewide trail conditions. Or visit these local club sites:

Presidential Range Riders
White Mountain Ridge Runners

Photo by Robert Kozlow

Northeast Snowmobile Rentals
325 Main Street
Gorham, NH 03581

Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

Seven spectacular alpine ski areas are within a 30 minute drive of the Gorham area:
Wildcat Mountain, Pinkham Notch
Sunday River, Maine
Attitash Mountain, Bartlett, NH
Black Mountain, Jackson, NH
Bretton Woods Mountain Resort, Bretton Woods, Crawford Notch
Cranmore Mountain, North Conway, NH

Wildcat Mountain view of Mt. Washington by Robert Kozlow

Extreme Skiing & Snowboarding

Tuckerman Ravine can be accessed by hiking the Shelburne Trail which starts at the AMC Lodge in Pinkham Notch. Every year, many people ski and snowboard in this bowl created by these these unique alpine and sub-alpine eastern slopes on Mt. Washington. It holds now into May and is the home of the Annual Tuckerman Inferno - a 5 stage Pentathalon every April.

Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington by Robert Kozlow

Friends of Tuckerman

Mt. Washington Avalanche Center

Cross-Country Skiing

Six extensive groomed trail systems are within 30 minutes of Gorham, NH. Backcountry trails are endless in the White Mountain National Forest.

Great Glen Trails
Route 16, PO Box 300, Gorham, NH 03581

Great Glen Trails photo by Deborah Ryan

Jackson XC
Bretton Woods XC
Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring
Bear Notch Nordic Ski Area
Carters Ski Touring
Nansen Ski Trails - maintained bythe oldest nordic ski club in the US.

Dogsledding & Rolling DogSled Rides

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Take a ride on a dog-sled and experience the world of winter on a whole new level. Also enjoy the trails and views on a Rolling Dogsled ride in Summer or Fall.

See Summer Recreation
in Gorham, NH

Thompson Falls in Pinkham Notch, photo by Mike Ryan

Thanks to Robert Kozlow for photo use. See his photographic Journal of the White Mountains.

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