Best Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding in New Hampshire

This list represents the most popular backcountry skiing & snowboarding in New Hampshire. Use this list to plan your next New Hampshire backcountry skiing & snowboarding trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Sawyer Run Trail

    2 Reviews

    Livermore, NH

    Sawyer Run Trail is a hiking trail in Livermore, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 1,813 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  2.4 miles

    Sawyer Run Trail is a hiking trail in Livermore, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 2.4 miles ...

  • #2 Mount Garfield Trail

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    Grafton County, NH

    Mount Garfield Trail is a hiking trail in Grafton County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 4.6 miles long and begins at 1,529 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...
    •  4.6 miles

    Mount Garfield Trail is a hiking trail in Grafton County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It ...

  • #3 Tuckerman Ravine Trail

    1 Reviews

    Nash Stream Forest, NH

    Tuckerman Ravine Trail is a hiking trail in Coös County, New Hampshire. It is within Nash Stream Forest and White Mountain National Forest. It is 3.2 miles long and begins at 2,044 feet altitude. ...
    •  3.2 miles

    Tuckerman Ravine Trail is a hiking trail in Coös County, New Hampshire. It is within Nash Stream Forest and White Mountain ...

  • #4 King Ravine Trail

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    Low and Burbank's Grant, NH

    King Ravine Trail is a hiking trail in Low and Burbank's Grant, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 3,179 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  2.2 miles

    King Ravine Trail is a hiking trail in Low and Burbank's Grant, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. ...

  • #5 Mount Monadnock

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    Dublin, NH

    The backcountry ski trail network of Monadnock State Park offers gentle ski touring through a classic New England forest landscape around the base of the mountain. The tour to Gilson Pond is ...
    •  4 miles
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    The backcountry ski trail network of Monadnock State Park offers gentle ski touring through a classic New England forest ...

  • #6 Gulf of Slides

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    Gorham, NH

    The Gulf of Slides is a wild, beautiful, and lightly traveled wilderness ravine. The Gulf of Slides Ski Trail features exciting downhill skiing and drops down from the base of the ravine from ...
    •  2.5 miles
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    The Gulf of Slides is a wild, beautiful, and lightly traveled wilderness ravine. The Gulf of Slides Ski Trail features exciting ...

  • #7 Oakes Gulf

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    Gorham, NH

    The sunny, south-facing gullies in Oakes Gulf offer wilderness skiing in a stunning remote glacial cirque. Double Barrel is a very steep gully located on the west side of the ravine.
    •  7.3 miles
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    The sunny, south-facing gullies in Oakes Gulf offer wilderness skiing in a stunning remote glacial cirque. Double Barrel ...

  • #8 Black Mountain Ski Trail

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    Glen, NH

    The Black Mountain Ski Trail is a 1930s-era trail that climbs to just below the summit of Black Mountain in Jackson. The wide trail features fun, twisting downhill skiing with plenty of room ...
    •  2.6 miles
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    The Black Mountain Ski Trail is a 1930s-era trail that climbs to just below the summit of Black Mountain in Jackson. The ...

  • #9 Avalanche Brook Trail

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    Gorham, NH

    This exciting and rugged ski trail lies in the shadow of Mount Washington and has good downhill skiing. It runs south from Pinkham Notch toward Jackson, New Hampshire.
    •  6.2 miles
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    This exciting and rugged ski trail lies in the shadow of Mount Washington and has good downhill skiing. It runs south from ...

  • #10 Mount Cardigan

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    Alexandria, NH

    The Alexandria and the Duke’s ski trails are classic down-mountain runs that descend the east side of the Firescrew–Mount Cardigan summit ridge to the Appalachian Mountain Club’s historic Cardigan ...
    •  3.2 miles
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    The Alexandria and the Duke’s ski trails are classic down-mountain runs that descend the east side of the Firescrew–Mount ...

  • #11 Cannon Mountain

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    Franconia, NH

    The Tucker Brook Trail is a 1930s-era down-mountain classic that descends the undeveloped western side of Cannon Mountain. The most popular trail access is from the Cannon Mountain Ski Area.
    •  3.6 miles
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    The Tucker Brook Trail is a 1930s-era down-mountain classic that descends the undeveloped western side of Cannon Mountain. ...

  • #12 Wildcat Valley Trail

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    Gorham, NH

    This is a thrilling, scenic ski tour from the top of Wildcat Mountain to the town of Jackson.
    •  8 miles
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    This is a thrilling, scenic ski tour from the top of Wildcat Mountain to the town of Jackson.

  • #13 Mount Moosilauke

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    North Woodstock, NH

    The Gorge Brook Trail is a fun, turn-fi lled ski route that departs right from the summit. The Moosilauke summit cone is also fl anked by large skiable snowfi elds. An alternative route follows ...
    •  10.2 miles
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    The Gorge Brook Trail is a fun, turn-fi lled ski route that departs right from the summit. The Moosilauke summit cone is ...

  • #14 Mount Chocorua

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    Conway, NH

    Champney Falls Trail climbs to the rocky summit dome of this peak, which dominates views of the White Mountains from the southeast. The trail passes the beautiful Champney Falls and follows an ...
    •  3 miles
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    Champney Falls Trail climbs to the rocky summit dome of this peak, which dominates views of the White Mountains from the ...

  • #15 Pinkham Notch

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    Gorham, NH

    The ski tour starts at the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, travels up the Old Jackson Road, down the Mount Washington Auto Road, and back on Connie’s Way Ski Trail. It includes a varied mix ...
    •  6 miles
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    The ski tour starts at the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, travels up the Old Jackson Road, down the Mount Washington Auto ...

  • #16 Sherburne Ski Trail

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    Gorham, NH

    This is an excellent downhill ski trail packed with turns and steeps from the Hermit Lake shelters to the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center.
    •  4.8 miles
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    This is an excellent downhill ski trail packed with turns and steeps from the Hermit Lake shelters to the AMC Pinkham Notch ...

  • #17 Pemi Traverse

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    Twin Mountain, NH

    A north-south traverse of the Pemigewasset Wilderness is one of the great long-distance backcountry ski tours in New England. The route travels through a remote area of rivers, waterfalls, and ...
    •  21 miles
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    A north-south traverse of the Pemigewasset Wilderness is one of the great long-distance backcountry ski tours in New England. ...

  • #18 Pemigewasset River Tours

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    Lincoln, NH

    Three ski tours into the Pemigewasset Wilderness, all of which feature skiing alongside the scenic Pemigewasset River, are ideal for beginning backcountry skiers. A longer tour on the Cedar Brook ...
    •  12.4 miles
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    Three ski tours into the Pemigewasset Wilderness, all of which feature skiing alongside the scenic Pemigewasset River, are ...

  • #19 Zealand Falls Hut Tours

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    Twin Mountain, NH

    The AMC Zealand Falls Hut is a base for the best hut-based skiing in the White Mountains. The ski tours into and around the hut to access a beautiful and dramatic landscape of ice cliffs, waterfalls, ...
    •  6.9 miles
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    The AMC Zealand Falls Hut is a base for the best hut-based skiing in the White Mountains. The ski tours into and around the ...

  • #20 Burt and Ammonoosuc Ravines

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    Gorham, NH

    This above-treeline tour on the west side of Mount Washington offers wideopen skiing on snowfi elds and drainages with breathtaking views of the summits of the Presidential Range.
    •  5.2 miles
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    This above-treeline tour on the west side of Mount Washington offers wideopen skiing on snowfi elds and drainages with breathtaking ...