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New Hampshire Winter Resorts

New Hampshire Winter Resorts

Oh, New Hampshire. You get us every time. It only takes a short drive up to Mount Washington as the snow begins to fall to inspire thoughts of a winter wonderland in the White Mountains filled with snow skiing, cozy fireplaces and plenty of hot cocoa. There’s nothing quite like an escape to the “Switzerland of America” for a heaping dose of powder therapy and winter fun. Check out these favorite New Hampshire winter resorts that you can’t miss this season.

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Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa

Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa (Whitefield)

The Mountain View Grand is a retreat for winter adventure amid the spectacular White Mountains. The prestigious hotel seamlessly melds captivating elegance and contemporary features like an award-winning spa, state-of-the-art wellness center, fascinating children’s programs and indoor and outdoor heated pools.

Amazing skiing and snowboarding in the White Mountains await at nearby resorts like Bretton Woods, Wildcat Mountain and Cannon Mountain. Winter family fun at the inn runs the gamut from axe throwing and dog sledding to ice skating and snow tubing.

For resort dining, Club House offers a light and inventive menu while the Harvest Tavern is a more casual pub favorite with a tasty menu and view of the Franconia Notch peaks.

Omni Mount Washington Resort (Bretton Woods)

Omni Mount Washington Resort (Bretton Woods)

Another White Mountain treasure, the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods provides immediate access to New Hampshire’s largest ski area and more than 100 miles of groomed cross-country trails. Families and romantic couples can hit the slopes for skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing, or relax with a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride or take a dip in the resort’s heated pool.

The entire New Hampshire resort is nestled in the Presidential Range and offers a few different accommodations, each with its own immaculate personality and flair. The Omni Mount Washington Hotel is home to the resort’s full-service spa, the main dining room, a pub-style steakhouse and The Cave, a former speakeasy. The Omni Bretton Arms Inn provides an additional 34 guest rooms and a cozy wine bar while the Lodge at Bretton Woods across the street has an indoor heated pool.

The Mountain Club on Loon

The Mountain Club on Loon (Lincoln)

Ready to get away and ski Loon Mountain? The Mountain Club on Loon is the only slope-side hotel at the resort that puts you steps from the lifts. Just two hours from Boston, the inn is ideal for families, couples and groups who need a little R&R at a fun resort that’s a hit with skiers of all abilities. Loon Mountain has excellent runs for newbies and an excellent ski school, but also offers thrilling advanced trails that can be a challenge for even the most seasoned skiers.

The hotel is perfectly positioned between the Pemigewasset River and Loon Mountain. The on-site Viaggio Spa and Health Club offers pampering treatments, and the Black Diamond Pub serves up New England favorites in a relaxed atmosphere.

RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain (Lincoln)

RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain (Lincoln)

One more Loon Mountain favorite, the River Walk Resort in downtown Lincoln is situated right along the river and only a few minutes from the ski lifts. The contemporary hotel puts you at the center of the action and comes complete with a full-service spa, delectable on-site Italian restaurant, a heated pool, and intimate guest rooms only a block from the town’s core. Guests can ski the mountain during the day and explore the Lincoln and North Woodstock region during down times.

The resort’s restaurant, La Vista, crafts tasty wood-fired pizzas, flatbreads and appetizers to go along with a full menu of steaks, shrimp, and Italian staples like fettuccini alfredo and chicken parmesan. The hotel bar provides a robust wine list of both American and Italian offerings.

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort & Indoor Water Park (North Conway)

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort & Indoor Water Park (North Conway)

Sitting on top of 25 acres on Sunset Hill, the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort takes a different perspective when it comes to a winter getaway. While there’s always awesome skiing nearby, the resort has carved a name for itself courtesy of its 40,000-square-foot indoor water park that’s a hit with adventure seekers in the family.

In addition to the twist, turns and splashes at the water park, there’s also nearby outlet shopping that can’t be beat. The 148-room hotel has comfortable guest rooms to go along with 12 recently updated 2-bedroom townhouses and four 4-bedroom, 2-bath private homes.

Champney’s Restaurant at the resort serves tasty New England breakfasts and lunches, and Palmer’s Red Grill is the spot to catch lunch or dinner and watch a big sports event on large flatscreen TVs. The Tiki Tide Cafe serves poolside fare during water park hours.

White Mountain Hotel and Resort

White Mountain Hotel and Resort (North Conway)

White Mountain Hotel and Resort. If your vacation plan is “ski, shop, repeat” then you’re best served to head directly to North Conway – home of breathtaking skiing and excellent tax-free village shopping. Did we mention the tax-free shopping?

On the hill, guests can choose between New Hampshire’s finest winter resorts: Attitash, Black Mountain and Cranmore – just to name a few. The inn is conveniently centrally located, so it’s easy to ski one resort the first day and make turns at a different resort the next day. In between, explore the North Conway Scenic Railroad or try the shopping at North Conway Village. It can’t be beaten. (We heard someone mention that it’s tax-free shopping.)

At the resort, guests can unwind in one of 80 luxurious guest rooms and suites or dine on award-winning cuisine on-site at Tullamore Tavern or Ledges Restaurant.

The Seasons Resort

The Seasons Resort (Bartlett)

Less than a mile from the slopes of Attitash Mountain, the Seasons Condominium Resort in Bartlett makes for a perfect home base in the Mount Washington Valley. The resort offers accommodations for couples, families and larger family groups up to 10 people. The inn is close to popular attractions in the area like Attitash Mountain, Cranmore, Wildcat and Black Mountain ski resorts. Other popular destinations include Storyland, Santa’s Village and the Conway Scenic Railroad and the outlet stores of North Conway Village.

If downhill skiing isn’t your thing, there’s prime Nordic trails at Great Glen and Bear Notch or plan a fun dog sledding adventure or romantic sleigh ride with your significant other. Afterwards, relax at the resort’s indoor pool and Jacuzzi.

Purity Spring Resort

Purity Spring Resort (East Madison)

For more than 100 years, the Purity Spring Resort in East Madison has been greeting guests at its lakeside inn. With stunning natural surroundings and a pristine private lake, the family-owned bed and breakfast welcomes guests in the winter months for wonderful family skiing at King Pine Ski Area. There’s picture-perfect snow tubing at Pine Meadows Tubing Parks and excellent indoor ice skating at the nearby Tahko Dome. Ski families also love the extensive list of Nordic trails at the Purity Spring Cross-Country and Snowshoe Reserve.

Purity Spring Resort offers a variety of lodging choices, including lakefront and hillside units with views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The region presents amazing dining options only a short distance from the inn.

Mountain Edge Resort & Spa (Sunapee)

Mountain Edge Resort & Spa (Sunapee)

Central New Hampshire’s idyllic Lake Sunapee is home to the Mountain Edge Resort & Spa, an enchanting getaway that has lake and mountain fun all in one location. Mount Sunapee Resort is just minutes from the hotel and has 67 trails covering more than 230 acres of snowy terrain. The Six O’ Three Terrain Park is the ideal spot for skiers and snowboarders to work on their progressions.

Take a break from skiing and try your hand at ice fishing, cruise the countryside in a powerful snowmobile, or blast down the mountain on an exhilarating tube run. The eco-friendly hotel allows pets and has a full-service spa and an on-site restaurant, Mountain Spirits Tavern. For guests, the tavern plates up custom-made sandwiches, appetizers and some hearty nightly specials.