22 Top-Rated Best Ski Resorts & Lodging In New Hampshire: Plan Your Ski Trip

October 02, 2021

22 Top-Rated Best Ski Resorts & Lodging in New Hampshire: Plan Your Ski Trip
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New Hampshire’s ski resorts are in the White Mountains. Here, you’ll find the most rugged, highest peaks in the Northeast, only a hundred miles from the Atlantic Ocean.

Throughout the winter, moist air sweeps in from the Atlantic. It is driven upward as it collides with the White Mountains. The air cools, moisture condenses, and snow accumulates. The equation is simple: Elevation + Atlantic moisture = Abundant Snow.

Average annual snowfall at New Hampshire ski resorts ranges from 100 to 200 inches. Compare this to an annual average of 48 inches in Boston. Skiing in New Hampshire is perfect for skiers of all ages and every experience level. Some resorts offer free learning areas, and all have expert runs.

Many consider Bretton Woods the birthplace of American alpine touring. Waterville Valley, North Conway, Bartlett, and Lincoln also have some of the best ski resorts in New Hampshire. Both Waterville Valley and Loon offer verticals of more than 2,000 feet. Some runs are two miles long. One Waterville Valley run is three miles long.

A New Hampshire ski vacation connects you with beautiful scenery and welcoming locals. Better yet, New Hampshire ski resorts are easy to get to via I-93, I-95, and U.S. Route 302. Skiers often fly into major airports in Manchester, NH, Portland, ME and Boston, MA.

Highly rated Ski Resorts and Lodging

Most hotels offer complimentary shuttle service to nearby ski resorts. Many also offer ski storage.

Waterville Valley

Combine a 4,000-foot ski mountain with a picturesque pedestrian ski village, and you get Waterville Valley. It is in a 500-acre valley with plentiful opportunities for shopping, dining, and après-ski.

The Valley Inn

17 Tecumseh Road

Guests at The Valley Inn are two miles from the ski lifts at Waterville Valley Resort. The hotel is a seven-minute walk from the town square. Standard rooms include a sofa. Suites include a kitchenette and sofa sleeper.

Golden Eagle Lodge

28 Packard’s Road

Golden Eagle Lodge is a condominium resort. It is only 10 minutes from the Waterville Valley ski area. Individually decorated accommodations include kitchens with refrigerators and ovens.

Silver Fox Inn

70 Packard’s Road

The 32-room Silver Fox Inn is only a five-minute walk to the town square. Relax amid spectacular mountain scenery. Lodging includes a hearty continental breakfast.

Bretton Woods

Bretton Woods is one of the best ski resorts in New Hampshire. The twin mountains also make it one of the largest, with 375 skiable acres. Ski Magazine cites Bretton Woods for offering the best grooming in the East.

Omni Mount Washington Resort

310 Mount Washington Hotel Road

Omni Mount Washington Resort is a 4-star hotel with a storied history. No New Hampshire ski resorts map is complete without it. Joseph Stickney wanted to build a hotel to unwavering standards. His vision became reality in 1902. The resort became a national historical landmark in 1989. Its 200 rooms have pillowtop beds replete with down comforters. Amenities include concierge service, two indoor pools and a 25,000 sq. ft. spa.

Omni Bretton Arms Inn

173 Mount Washington Road

The Omni Bretton Arms Inn has 34 rooms with pillowtop beds and cozy down comforters. Amenities include three indoor pools, a spa and concierge services.

Townhomes at Bretton Woods

2653 U.S. Route 302 East

Guests at the Townhomes at Bretton Woods enjoy fireplaces, private patios, and full kitchens. Amenities include a full-service spa and three indoor swimming pools.

The Lodge at Bretton Woods

2653 U.S. Route 302 East

The Lodge at Bretton Woods has 50 rooms with pillowtop beds and private balconies. Guests enjoy three indoor pools, a full-service spa, and an arcade/game room.

North Conway

North Conway has been called “the birthplace of American skiing.” National Geographic ranked it among the top 25 ski towns in the world. Cranmore Mountain offers 192 skiable acres and a 1200-foot vertical lift.

Fox Ridge Resort

1979 White Mountain Highway

The 136 rooms at the Fox Ridge Resort include private balconies or patios. Enjoy the benefits of the resort’s concierge services. There are pools both indoors and outdoors.

Mountain View Resort

115 Jessicas Way

Mountain View Resort is in a secluded mountainside setting in the heart of the valley. Choose from studio, 2 and 3-bedroom units. The 2 and 3-bedroom condos include a fireplace, kitchen, and washer/dryer.

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort

2251 White Mountain Highway

Guests at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort enjoy access to a health club, arcade/game room and a picnic area. The 164 guestrooms come equipped with refrigerators.

White Mountain Hotel & Resort

87 Fairway Drive

Following renovations, White Mountain Hotel & Resort reopens in May 2021. Ski magazine named it the “Best in the Valley. The 80 rooms include pillowtop beds and refrigerators. Guests enjoy a variety of amenities, including a free breakfast, Finnish saunas, and heated pool.


Attitash Mountain offers 68 trails on two mountains. The longest is two miles. Expert skiers tackle the steepest trail in the state. Beginners enjoy free access to the learning area.


A stay in the Lincoln area puts you close to highly rated skiing at Loon Mountain. Loon offers 61 trails and glades along with six terrain parks and the only superpipe in the state. Cannon Mountain and its challenging steeps are ten minutes to the north.

South Mountain Ascend Resort

22 Innseasons Drive

Enjoy spectacular views when you stay at South Mountain Ascend Resort, five minutes from Loon Mountain. Choose from standard hotel rooms or condominium suites. The suites feature fireplaces, island kitchens, and master bedrooms with jetted tubs.

Indian Head Resort

664 U.S. Route 3

The well-appointed Indian Head Resort is at the entrance to Franconia Notch, minutes from Cannon Mountain. Guests enjoy heated pools indoors and out. Choose from resort rooms, cottages, bungalows, and complete homes.

InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook

33 Brookline Road

InnSeason Resorts Pollard Brook is on a mountainside across from Loon Mountain. It is the state’s only five-star condominium resort. Each 1, 2, or 3-bedroom suite comes with a kitchen, whirlpool bath, and balcony/patio. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, and hot tub.

Riverwalk Resort

22 South Mountain Drive

Riverwalk Resort Riverwalk Resort is a luxury condominium resort five miles from Loon and 10 miles from Cannon. Amenities include ice skating, an outdoor heated pool, and a day spa. You’ll even find a winery here.

Woodwards Resort

527 U.S. Route 3

The 85-room Woodwards Resort is near both Loon and Cannon ski areas. The 10-acre resort includes both a north and a south campus. Guests enjoy an indoor pool, sauna, and hot tub.

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