Outdoor Winter Activities
Every winter, the Western White Mountains and RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain transform its fall colors into a white winter wonderland.
Winter in New England, there's no better place to be!
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!
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Skiing & Snowboarding
You’re in the heart of ski and snowboard country at the RiverWalk Resort in Lincoln, NH. Our shuttle will take you to and from Loon Mountain, where you can enjoy some of the best slopes in the White Mountains. Covering three mountain peaks, Loon Mountain offers 370 skiable acres. Standing at 2,100 feet, Loon is both beginner and expert skier friendly and is a true family mountain.
Standing at 4,080 feet, nearby Cannon Mountain is New Hampshire’s highest ski mountain with a vertical drop of 2,180 feet. With 285 skiable acres across Cannon and Mittersill, Cannon Mountain is a local favorite. Take a ride on the historic Tram and enjoy one of the many groomed trails or treelined glades.
If you need even more variety - Bretton Woods, Waterville Valley, Cranmore, Attitash, and Wildcat Mountain are all within reach, so you’ll never get bored of the ski trails in the White Mountains!
New Hampshire’s North Country is one of New England’s premier snowmobiling destinations. During the snowy winter months, the White Mountain National Forest is open to snowmobilers. The miles of forested trails are maintained beautifully by the many snowmobile clubs in the area. If you have your own snowmobiles, the Ammonoosuc Rail Trail is a 19-mile trail that runs from Littleton to Woodsville. If you don’t have a snowmobile, you can book a guided tour with Sledventures Snowmobile Rentals in Lincoln. The 1.5-hour White Mountain Adventure Tour is perfect for beginners to advanced riders who’d like to experience incredible views of Franconia Notch and the woods.
Strap on your snowshoes and head out our back door for a walk through the woods, or head 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.
The Loon Mountain Adventure Center offers some excellent snowshoeing tours for all ages and abilities. Choose from a more challenging summit guided snowshoe tour or a more leisurely base area guided tour. If you’d rather explore on your own two feet, you can hit the trails at the Adventure Center or head to the woods. Alpine Adventures offers a fun backcountry snowshoe tour if you prefer a guided stroll through the woods.
Cross Country Skiing
The East Ridge Trail System at the Loon Mountain Adventure Center has over 20 km of groomed cross-country skiing trails for beginners, intermediates, and advanced skiers. Bring your own or rent a pair and enjoy the quiet solitude of the Pemigewasset River and old logging roads. Serious cross-country skiers will love the 65 km of trails at the Franconia Village X-C Ski Center in Franconia. Their center offers full rentals and lessons if you want to perfect your skills.