Skier at sunrise going through powder

COVID-19 UPDATE: New Hampshire ski areas are closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, many people are choosing to "earn their turns" by skinning or hiking uphill to ski or ride down.  If you fall into this category, you should consider these factors when making your decision to recreate at a closed ski area:

If you choose to hike or skin (or participate in any other activity) at this time at a closed New Hampshire ski area that allows such activities at their ski area, you do so completely at your own risk. 

Ski Patrol personnel are not on property, and any rescue required would involve significant delays and risk to local emergency responders who’ve already been stretched thin by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Facilities are not open, including base lodges, restrooms, cafeterias, first aid, etc. 
  • We encourage you to practice social distancing and avoid unnecessary risks. 
  • Those faced with emergency situations should dial 9-1-1 for assistance; do not expect ski area staff to help you.
  • All skiers who engage in uphill skinning activities are subject to the parameters of NH CHAPTER 225-A SKIERS, SKI AREA AND PASSENGER TRAMWAY SAFETY Section 225-A:24 and “Your Responsibility Code” as set forth by the National Ski Areas Association. 


Trails at closed ski areas are not maintained at all and are NOT GROOMED. Skiers and riders need to be aware that conditions could be particularly challenging and potentially hazardous, particularly after there have been numerous freeze/thaw events since ski areas closed.

BEFORE YOU GO, Please check the resort’s website for their most current uphill policy.  Links can be found below.

Trail Use and Uphill Policies at Ski NH Resorts


Abenaki Ski Area- information 
Black Mountain- information
Bretton Woods- information
Cannon Mountain- information
Cranmore Mountain Resort- information 
Dartmouth Skiway- information
Gunstock Mountain Resort- information
King Pine Ski Area- information
Loon Mountain Resort- information
McIntyre Ski Area - Not offered
Mount Sunapee Resort - information
Pats Peak Ski Area - information
Ragged Mountain Ski Area- information
Waterville Valley Ski Area- information
Whaleback Mountain - information