Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation
279 NH Route 16-302, next to Ragged Mountain Equipment
The non-profit Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring and Snowshoe Foundation maintains over 45 km of trails offering a diverse selection of terrain from easy rolling hills to more challenging intermediate and back country trails connecting Intervale, Kearsarge and North Conway. Enjoy outstanding scenery and breathtaking views of Mt. Washington and the Saco River while skiing or snowshoeing through riverside hayfields and mountainside spruce and hemlock forests. Ski from inn to inn and plan to stop for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or simply a stop to quench your thirst. Many trail side lodging properties offer STAY & SKI FREE plans. Ski and snowshoe rentals and lessons are available at the Touring Center.
Visit the Events section on our web site to read about our Guided Snowshoe Walks, Annual Snowshoe Scramble and Annual Chocolate Festival held the last Sunday in February.
In addition to providing groomed trails for area visitors, these trails are also used by the Eastern Slope Ski Club's after-school ski program, the Kennett High School XC Ski Team for training and regional meets, and area elementary schools for their cross country ski programs.
We invite you to explore the trails of this convenient in town network to Discover Winter's Secrets!
TRAILS: 45km (45km tracked; 40km skate groomed; 5km backcountry)
SERVICES: Lessons; rentals; Whitaker Woods Snowshoe Scramble in January; Annual Inn-to-Inn Chocolate Festival in February
TICKETS: Adults (15 - 59) - Wkend/Holiday: $15 / Midweek: $10
Juniors (6 - 14) - Wkend/Holiday: $10 / Midweek: $7
Senors (60 - 70) - Wkend/Holiday: $10 / Midweek: $7 Under 6/over 70 ski free
HOURS: 8am-Dusk daily XC & Snowshoe Free while staying at a participating inn on the MWVSTA trail network. (Some restrictions may apply).
For complete details, visit www.MWVSkiTouring.org/newhampshirelodging.html
NEW - Weekly Snowhoe Yoga Tour
Join us any Sunday morning at 10 am at the Touring Center to combine yoga and mindfulness in the spectacular mountain setting. Fill your lungs with fresh mountain air, enjoy the mountain views, the gentle sounds of the river,and the peace and quiet of a walk in the woods.
Stress melts away and your body and mind will be reset and refreshed.
The tour begins with some warm up stretches, preparing for a beautiful snowshoe walk in the woods. Taking the trail at an easy pace, making way to an open spot to pause for some yoga practice. Simple poses that will be accessible to all levels including beginners. After the snowshoe walk, the tour will end with a few easy stretches.
Cost: $25 per person including a full day trail pass
Tour duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
Rentals: MSR Snowshoe rental discount offered
Reservations required. Call 603-356-9920 to make yours.
Weekly Guided Snowshoe Tour
Join our guided snowshoe tour which departs every Saturday at 1pm from the Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring and Snowshoe Center. This is a wonderful opportunity to try a new wintersport or brush up on your snowshoeing skills. The tour will last between 1.5 and 2 hours and explore the gentle terrain of the riverside trails. Discounted snowshoe rentals are available to participants. The event pass includes the tour and full use of the entire network for the day. Cross country ski in the morning, have lunch then try snowshoeing in the afternoon! For information and reservations, please call the Touring Center at 603-356-9920.
9th Annual Whitaker Woods Snowshoe Scramble -
Saturday, January 19, 2019
This is a 4-mile snowshoe race event held on the groomed and twisty singletrack trails in Whitaker Woods in North Conway Village. Register online or at the event from 8:30 - 9:30 am. Race start - 10 am sharp. Prizes to give away! Refreshments provided by Big Dave's Deli, NH's #1 bagel place. Fun event to participate in and to watch!!
30th Annual Chocolate Festival -
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Cross country ski or snowshoe from inn-to-inn along our network for the Sweetest Day on the Trails. Other area businesses also prepare complimentary chocolate treats for festival participants. Visit our website ... http://www.mwvskitouring.org ... for details and purchase your tickets in advance and SAVE!!!