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Winter in the Upper Valley

The Upper Valley is a winter playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Bike, hike, or ski our breathtaking peaceful landscape. Want to stay in? Stroll along our shops, explore our local museums, or find your own inner artist and take a class. Or just sit and take it all in with a cup of cocoa by a cozy fire.

Winter Fun


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Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
  Shush down the slopes and love it.  Ski local: more runs, more fun, and more money in your pocket.
Cross Country Skiing
Miles of groomed trails await you as glide along, taking in the canopy of snow covered trees, glossy frozen lakes, and soft silence. You can also rent equipment here.

Snow Mobiling
Zip along snowy trails and take a wintery adventure through the woods.  Check out our local trails and organizations.

Snow Shoeing
A relaxing and invigorating way to be outside in the winter.  Try the many places to go snow shoeing.
Winter Hiking
Pull on your long underwear, gaiters, crampons, and other winter gear and hike our beautiful trails.
Fat Tire Biking
Fat tire biking is lots of fun-addicting even. An awesome winter sport to try!

Ice Skating
Have fun on the ice. Glide Along on the longest ice skating trail in the U.S, or our indoor and outdoor rinks.
Dog Sledding
 Soft petals of snow fall on your face as you cozy up in your blanket.You hear the rhythmic sound of the sled as it slices through the snow.  Capture this moment a loved one on a special excursion: Dog Sledding!
Sleigh Rides
The jingle of bells as you shush through the snow. Enjoy a quiet ride with a friend or loved one.

Ice Fishing
Crisp air.  Just you, the fish, and the ice. With our many ponds and lakes, you can easily find a spot to settle in and grab a winter bite.
Ice Climbing
  A true outdoor adventure! Grab your gear and defy gravity, ascending vertical sheets of ice. Here are some local climbs. Looking to learn?  Here’s how.
Tubing and Sledding
Let the world swirl and whirl past you as a slide down a snowy hill.  Here are tips for creating a stellar cardboard sled and the  local races

Holiday Festivals
Lighting displays to admire, baked goods to nibble on, warm drinks to thaw your frigid hands, and activities to make memories. Explore our holiday festivals.
Craft Fairs
  Let our local crafters and artisans put a smile on your face and help you find that perfect gift.  Often you’ll find you can do a craft fair day trip, exploring many venues all at once! Learn more about our own craft fair pop up store.
Christmas Light Displays
Where do you go to see lights aglow? Don some pjs with your thermos of hot cocoa with marsh mellows and go for a cozy drive.  See these favorite holiday light displays.

Finding the Perfect Tree
 The fresh scent of balsam or fraser fir.  Find the perfect pre-cut tree or venture to a local tree farm to cut your own.
Giving Christmas Cheer
There are plenty of opportunities to spread Christmas cheer and volunteer your time or give gifts to those in need.
Local Christmas Shopping
Find the perfect gift.  Shop local and give the gift that gives back to the community too.

Winter Festivals
  Marvel at snow and ice sculptures, watch crazy games like sofa races, and fill your February with Fun with these winter festivals.
Valentine's Day
Whether you’re looking for the traditional chocolate or something unique like partner yoga, the Upper Valley has event and gift ideas to make your loved one feel special.  Unique ideas. Dinner and Dancing. Family fun for Valentine’s Day.
Keep Cozy: Indoor Fun
Sometimes you just want to sink into the couch with a cozy blanket because winter never ends.  Sometimes you want to get out of the house just to stay sane but it’s -20. We have ideas to keep you cozy and keep you sane.

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