More than 39 million travelers visit the Granite State every year and in the winter months you can find some of the best skiing in the Northeast. Whether it's hitting the slopes, snowshoeing, skating or sledding with the dogs, there's so much to do for couples, families or large groups. Here are five fun activities to do beyond the amazing skiing and snowboarding you can experience in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire this winter.
In the cold-weather months, RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain transforms its 167,000-gallon swimming lagoon into the ultimate skating rink equipped with a roaring fire pit and next to a year-round outdoor heated pool. The resort also hosts a variety of special skating events and shows on the ice for people to enjoy during the season. Warm up afterwards at the on-site winery, spa, restaurant, nightly campfires and then stay in one of their suites with all the comforts of home. RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain features the ultimate in luxury and amenities with luxurious suites thoughtfully adorned with exquisite furniture and décor, private balconies, a fully functioning kitchen, fireplace and a generous tub in each unit to soak away the day. It's conveniently located at Loon Mountain, one of the most popular skiing destinations in the state.
Experience the White Mountains via dog sled! Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel offers winter dog sledding adventures for ages 2 and up. Meet and greet the sled dogs, help harness and hitch your team and help drive the sled. Many of these dogs are rescue and second chance and the various packages offered provide adventures from 1 1/2 to 3 hours long.
The Mount Washington Auto Road Snow Coach takes riders on a scenic, guided ride to the top of Mount Washington. The 12-passenger vehicle uses four tracks instead of wheels to make it up to approximately 4,200 feet to breathtaking treeline views.
Loon Mountain's Adventure Center offers a few off-slope activities including a specially-designed tubing hill for all ages. Rent equipment on-site and explore a variety of cross-country trails while getting some fresh air and exercise snowshoeing with guided tours and instruction.
Take a walk through the amazing ice castles in Lincoln and experience a winter wonderland of frozen thrones, fountains, icy slides and tunnels all filtered with LED lights that twinkle to music. It's a spectacular site for all ages.