Snowy, icy, cold, winters can only mean one thing.... ADVENTURE. Get outside and embrace the chill and thrill of the season.
The White Mountains are an adventure destination year-round. During the winter months, the mountains and villages come alive with skiers and snowboarders and others looking for the ultimate winter thrill. The area has an abundance of adventurous activities for the whole family that will get anyone’s adrenaline pumping. Let RiverWalk be your outdoor adventure home base!
See amazing sights from the ziplines
Fly high through the trees and over the river to the Loon Mountain Adventure Center. Home to ice skating, cross-country skiing, an indoor climbing wall, and the White Mountains’ only winter zipline, you will certainly have a lot of fun here.
You’ll soar over 700 feet across the ice covered Pemigewasset River and back again for the ultimate flying thrill. Alpine Adventures also has plenty of winter zipline options with three different courses of varying lengths and heights.
Strap on your snowshoes and head out our back door for a walk through the woods. Why not head out to the backcountry for a true winter adventure? The nearby Lincoln Woods Trail is a 2.9-mile wide snowshoe trail that winds along the Pemigewasset River. For a heart pumping, challenging route, hike the moderate 3.1-mile Lonesome Lake Trail with incredible views of Franconia Ridge. Alpine Adventures offers a fun backcountry snowshoe tour if you prefer a guided stroll through the woods.
We’re located just a short walk from the base of Loon Mountain, which offers 61 trails and 11 lifts over 370 acres and 2,100 vertical feet. Loon is a family-friendly ski mountain with 80% of its terrain dedicated to beginners and intermediates. Nearby Cannon Mountain is New Hampshire’s highest ski area at 2,180 vertical feet. It offers a lot of technical glade skiing for advanced skiers looking to get off the beaten path. You’ll also find many other ski mountains throughout the White Mountains, like Bretton Woods and Waterville Valley.
Due to COVID-19, ski areas are operating with limited capacities and some operations have changed. Please visit Loon Mountain and Cannon Mountain's websites for information you need to know before you go. Tickets must be purchased in advance this year.
Do you have a need for speed? Check out Sled Ventures in Lincoln for adrenaline pumping tours throughout the White Mountains. Choose from a range of snowmobile tours, like the White Mountain Adventure Tour or the Franconia Notch – Over the Top Tour. Many of the tours are beginner friendly so it’s time to try something new this winter!
Mt. Washington is one beautiful and terrifying mountain. Notorious for having crazy weather, Mt. Washington is the crown jewel of the White Mountains. While some adventurous people will hike Mt. Washington during the winter months, we recommend exploring the beauty of the mountain by a SnowCoach Tour. Climb 4.5 miles up the mountain in a specially designed vehicle and enjoy the panoramic views above tree line.
For an epic off-road experience in the backcountry of the White Mountains, join one of Alpine Adventure’s Off-Road Adventure Tours. You’ll hop into a Swiss army transport vehicle called Pinzgauers and explore over 300 acres of private land offering panoramic views of the White Mountains. It’s like riding a slow speed rollercoaster up Barron Mountain!