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. 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!