Escape to Gorham, New Hampshire

Winter Recreation in the Gorham, NH Area

Mt. Washington Auto Road - Route 16, Gorham, NH 03581 - 603-466-3988
Great Glen Trails, Route 16, Gorham, NH 03581 - 603-466-2333

Mt. Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails

Elevate your adventure on the legendary Mt. Washington Auto Road! Take a comfortable, guided winter tour to 4300 feet on the  Mt. Washington SnowCoach! 
At the base of Mount Washington you’ll discover the magnificent setting of Great Glen Trails Outdoors Center. Great Glen offers Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and tubing in the winter. Also, rentals, lessons and a full service x-c ski shop.  


Northeast Snowmobile - 325 Main Street, Gorham, NH 03581 - 800-458-1838

Great trail-side location, which enables you to park and ride hassle free. Access the largest trail systems, the best terrain and the best views in the area! Self Guided Snowmobile Rentals, Free GPS Tracking and Map. Guides will help you with operation and planning, and stay with you until you are comfortable.



Indoor Recreation

Gorham Historical Society and Railroad Museum - 25 Railroad Street, Gorham, NH 03581 - 603-466-5338

The Grand Trunk Railway, later became known as the Canadian National and, more recently, the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad. Come visit our unique Model Railroad, and also the special Quinn-Crocket Railroadiana collection, both located within a boxcar. The unique 1907 GTR depot, now serves as our seasonal museum. Please call for hours or an appointment.


St. Kieran Arts - 155 Emery Street, Berlin, NH 03570 - 603-752-1028

St. Kieran Arts was established to advance the arts and humanities in the Androscoggin Valley area by fostering the growth and development of individual artists and cultural organizations through its programs and services; presenting a broad range of cultural, educational and artistic programs while preserving the St. Kieran historic building for future generations.


Winter in Gorham

Snow is plentiful here, into early April and the towns are all 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 and lots of backcountry trails, snow-tubing, dog-sled rides, snowshoeing and ice-climbing. Take the snowcat up Mt. Washington. We are a winter wonderland!!

Snowmobiling in Gorham, NH

Hundreds of miles of trails wind thru field and forest with access to snowmobile 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. The Presidential Rail Trail allows snowmobiles as long there is snow on the ground during specific dates like most ATV trails. See Jericho Mountain State Park. 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

snowmobiling in the Gorham NH area

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, NH

Wildcat Skier with a view of Mt. Washington. Photo 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.

Snowboarders in Tuckleman Ravine, Mt. Washington, NH

Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington by Robert Kozlow

Friends of Tuckerman Ravine

Mount Washington Avalanche Center

Cross-Country Skiing & Fat Biking

Six extensive groomed trail systems are within 30 minutes of Gorham, NH. They offer rentals, lessons, races and events throughout the winter. Backcountry trails are endless in the White Mountain National Forest. Visit Coos Co. Cycling Club and Cross NH Adventure Trail for local maps and information. Many of the groomed xc-ski centers offer fat biking as well as skiing but please call them ahead for information.

Great Glen Trails
Jackson XC
Bretton Woods XC
Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring, North Conway, NH
Bear Notch Nordic Ski Area, Bartlett, NH
Carters Ski Touring, Bethel, Maine
Nansen Ski Trails, Milan State Park, NH - maintained by the oldest nordic ski club in the US.

Great Glen Trails Skiers

Great Glen Trails Skiers. Photo by Deborah Ryan

Dogsledding & Rolling DogSled Rides

Muddy Paws Dogsledding, Jefferson, NH

Photo courtesy of

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, office on Main Street, in Gorham. 

See Summer Recreation