Winter

Winter in New England


Winter is a great time to visit New England. Snow arrives usually in late November and many of the hundreds of villages and small towns provide the perfect back drop for that perfect winter wonderland getaway. Pre Christmas special activities such as Freeport Maine’s ‘Sparkle Weekend’ or Portsmouth, New Hampshire ‘Christmas Stroll’ are wonderful ways to celebrate the season along with great outdoor recreational opportunities.

Skiing is available in all the New England states but the northern states offer the main down-hill ski areas for skiing and snowboarding. Many international visitors love the atmosphere at the New England areas as locals enjoy the outdoors and are truly welcoming to all visitors. 

Explore the Snow Tubing options throughout New England, where you can enjoy a relaxing or thrilling afternoon with your family.

Sleigh Rides are romantic, thrilling, and a great way to see the small towns of New England.
Families love Snowmobiling in New England - vast trails and exciting runs mean your family and friends get the thrill of high-speed and beautiful country. Snowshoeing in the backcountry is as popular as ever, with guided snowshoe tours and untouched backcountry. Skiing in New England is a family favorite and a great thing to do with friends, offering challenging hills and beatiful scenery.

Sophisticated snow making capabilities in recent years have made many of the area's snow and ski conditions excellent and extremely reliable and many youngsters love their experience at the wonderful ski schools that can be found at all areas.  If downhill skiing is not your sport, there are plenty of other activities such as great cross country skiing trails, snow shoeing, ice fishing, ice skating, snow mobiling, sleigh rides, luxury spa opportunities (at many of the New England Inns & Resorts properties) or just enjoy a good book and the picture perfect postcard of a New England landscape from the warm fire of your New England country inn!