NH Trail Conditions

Before you head out onto the trails or slopes, check here for the most up-to-date ski and snowmobile trail conditions in New Hampshire!


Alpine

  • Arrowhead Ski Area
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Trails
    N/A
  • Lifts
    N/A
  • Surface Conditions
    Packed Powder


  • Attitash Mountain Resort
  • New Snow
    0”
  • Trails
    53
  • Lifts
    6
  • Surface Conditions
    Packed Powder


  • Black Mountain
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Trails
    33
  • Lifts
    3
  • Surface Conditions
    Machine Groomed


  • Bretton Woods
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Trails
    49
  • Lifts
    7
  • Surface Conditions
    Machine Groomed


  • Cannon Mountain
  • New Snow
    0”
  • Trails
    73
  • Lifts
    7
  • Surface Conditions
    Packed Powder


  • Cranmore Mountain Resort
  • New Snow
    0”
  • Trails
    47
  • Lifts
    6
  • Surface Conditions
    Packed Powder


  • Crotched Mountain
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Trails
    24
  • Lifts
    3
  • Surface Conditions
    Packed Powder


  • Dartmouth Skiway
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Trails
    7
  • Lifts
    4
  • Surface Conditions
    Machine Groomed


  • Granite Gorge Ski Area
  • New Snow
    0”
  • Trails
    11
  • Lifts
    4
  • Surface Conditions
    Packed Powder


  • Gunstock Mountain Resort
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Trails
    46
  • Lifts
    6
  • Surface Conditions
    Machine Groomed


  • King Pine Ski Area
  • New Snow
    0”
  • Trails
    17
  • Lifts
    5
  • Surface Conditions
    Powder


  • Loon Mountain Resort
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Trails
    52
  • Lifts
    10
  • Surface Conditions
    Machine Groomed


  • McIntyre Ski Area
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Trails
    5
  • Lifts
    3
  • Surface Conditions
    Machine Groomed


  • Mount Sunapee Resort
  • New Snow
    0”
  • Trails
    58
  • Lifts
    8
  • Surface Conditions
    Packed Powder


  • Pats Peak
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Trails
    28
  • Lifts
    9
  • Surface Conditions
    Packed Powder


  • Ragged Mountain Resort
  • New Snow
    0”
  • Trails
    32
  • Lifts
    5
  • Surface Conditions
    Machine Groomed


  • Waterville Valley Resort
  • New Snow
    0”
  • Trails
    52
  • Lifts
    7
  • Surface Conditions
    Packed Powder


  • Whaleback Mountain
  • New Snow
    3”
  • Trails
    6
  • Lifts
    3
  • Surface Conditions
    Machine Groomed


  • Wildcat Mountain
  • New Snow
    0”
  • Trails
    44
  • Lifts
    4
  • Surface Conditions
    Powder


Nordic

  • Bear Notch Ski Touring Center
  • New Snow
    0”
  • Base
    16”-24”
  • Trails
    N/A
  • Total KM
    35
  • Surface Conditions
    Powder


  • Bretton Woods Nordic Center
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Base
    1”-3”
  • Trails
    18
  • Total KM
    36
  • Surface Conditions
    Machine Groomed


  • Dexters Inn Trails
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Base
    N/A
  • Trails
    N/A
  • Total KM
    N/A
  • Surface Conditions
    N/A


  • Eastman Cross Country Center
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Base
    1”-8”
  • Trails
    3
  • Total KM
    20
  • Surface Conditions
    Packed Powder


  • Franconia Village Ski Center
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Base
    N/A
  • Trails
    N/A
  • Total KM
    N/A
  • Surface Conditions
    N/A


  • Granite Gorge Nordic Center
  • New Snow
    0”
  • Base
    12”-20”
  • Trails
    7
  • Total KM
    8
  • Surface Conditions
    Machine Groomed


  • Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
  • New Snow
    0”
  • Base
    10”-18”
  • Trails
    36
  • Total KM
    45
  • Surface Conditions
    Packed Powder


  • Gunstock Cross-Country Center
  • New Snow
    0”
  • Base
    6”-12”
  • Trails
    10
  • Total KM
    12
  • Surface Conditions
    Wet Packed


  • Jackson Ski Touring Center
  • New Snow
    0”
  • Base
    7”-8”
  • Trails
    42
  • Total KM
    105
  • Surface Conditions
    Packed Powder


  • Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Center
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Base
    6”-14”
  • Trails
    22
  • Total KM
    40
  • Surface Conditions
    Frozen Granular


  • Nordic Center at Waterville Valley
  • New Snow
    0”
  • Base
    8”-10”
  • Trails
    N/A
  • Total KM
    59
  • Surface Conditions
    Packed Powder


  • Nordic Skier Wolfeboro XC
  • New Snow
    0”
  • Base
    4”-9”
  • Trails
    N/A
  • Total KM
    30
  • Surface Conditions
    Packed Powder


  • Oak Hill Touring Center
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Base
    1”-5”
  • Trails
    N/A
  • Total KM
    20
  • Surface Conditions
    Variable Conditions


  • Pine Hill Ski Area
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Base
    5”-8”
  • Trails
    8
  • Total KM
    20
  • Surface Conditions
    Packed Powder


  • Purity Spring XC & Snowshoe Reserve
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Base
    N/A
  • Trails
    N/A
  • Total KM
    N/A
  • Surface Conditions
    N/A


  • Ski Hearth Farm
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Base
    N/A
  • Trails
    N/A
  • Total KM
    N/A
  • Surface Conditions
    N/A


  • Windblown Cross Country Skiing
  • New Snow
    N/A
  • Base
    N/A
  • Trails
    N/A
  • Total KM
    N/A
  • Surface Conditions
    N/A


Snowmobile Conditions

January 17, 2017

A winter storm warning is in effect for tonight, which makes us all really happy. The forecast is for 6-8” from Concord north through southern Coos County. Mountain areas should get this general amount of snows with the Conn River Valley, southern NH and northern Coos County getting 2-4” of snow. Today’s report is for the conditions trails are in at the time of the report posting. Overall, trails in northern NH are open with grooming occurring and trails in good condition. Riders should expect some icy conditions, especially in corners.

The Tri-State Reciprocity Weekend is next weekend, January 27th-29th. Snowmobiles legally registered in Maine and Vermont are able to operate on New Hampshire trails and snowmobiles legally registered in New Hampshire are able to operate in Maine and Vermont. North Country trails are generally busy this weekend. A fireworks presentation will occur at Murphy Dam in Pittsburg on Saturday night at 8:00. Take trails 142 & 20S to get their by sled. Please note that a section of 20 by Cedar Stream Road will be closed during the fireworks for about 30 minutes.

A reminder that in NH the maximum speed limit is 45 mph. Depending upon trail conditions it can be less, so pay attention to signage! Please ride within your means and stay to the right of the trail. We share the trails with many other user types: mushers, cross country skiers, hikers, as well as wildlife. Riders should yield to all other users. Riders should never ride behind wildlife – pull over to the side and turn off your sled – wait until the wildlife exits the trail system before resuming.

As we’ve seen this week, trail conditions can change very quickly. Be sure to check the trails where you are planning to ride before you go out!

Northern NH

This weekend riders should expect ice on some trails – use CAUTION! Please stay off plowed logging roads unless posted shared use. Remember - lakes are not safe yet – STAY OFF LAKES!

Pittsburg
Trails are open and have great snow cover. Trails are groomed and in great condition.

Diamond Pond/Coleman State Park
Trails are in great condition and grooming is ongoing. Use caution as there are some open water bars and icy areas.

Colebrook
Moderate to good riding conditions. Lower elevations/town expect thin cover and water bars

Errol
Moderate riding conditions. Corridor 18 from junction 691 in Cambridge to in town Errol is temporarily closed due to logging.

Milan
Moderate riding conditions.

Cambridge
Moderate riding conditions. Corridor 18 from junction 691 in Cambridge to in town Errol is temporarily closed due to logging.

Berlin
Fair riding conditions. Winter ATV use permitted in Jericho Mountain State Park ONLY.

East Side of Berlin/Success
Fair conditions.

Gorham
Fair conditions. Note: Corridor 19 from the Town & Country to Wild River has not been groomed.

Groveton/Nash Stream
Fair to moderate riding conditions. Groveton Village remains closed; cannot connect to Lancaster from the Village via Corridor 5.

Stratford
Riding conditions are fair to moderate. Watch for logging being done on Percy Road and Cree Notch (behind Blue Mountain Variety). Trails in the valley are icy.

Dalton
2” base. Fair to moderate riding conditions.

Jefferson
Marginal riding conditions. Some open water bars – use caution.

Lancaster
2” base. Marginal to moderate riding conditions. Use caution – open water bars! Corridor 5 north of Page Hill Road has not been groomed and is open only to Guildhall, VT – cannot connect to Groveton Village.

Whitefield
Marginal riding conditions. Open water on Corridor 5 near the airport and exposed rails on PT 105 – use caution!

Littleton
Marginal riding conditions. Use caution on PT 103 as there is ice on the power line where it was plowed before Monroe Road. Would advise avoiding PT 105 north of Industrial Park Road as it is not groomed and rails and switches are exposed.

Twin Mountain
6” base on Jefferson Notch Road. Trails are open but there is little snow cover in the Village. Recommend riding from Fabian’s parking area.

Central NH

Most trails have open water bars, bare spots, and will be icy. The rail road corridor has thin cover and exposed rails. Use CAUTION!

Franconia Notch Bike Path
Fair to moderate riding conditions. North end of the bike path (Corridor 11) has marginal conditions. ATV use is NOT ALLOWED on the bike path at any time.

Campton/Thornton
3-6” base with Marginal riding conditions. Trails are groomed. Corridor 11 is open, but some rails showing on bridge crossings – use caution.

Ashland/Holderness
3-6” base with groomed trails, moderate riding conditions

Baker River
2” base. Higher elevations have good riding and the club will be grooming tonight. Lower elevations are thin with early season conditions. Nichols Hill and Camp Victory trails are closed for the season.

Bear Notch/Bartlett
6” base with good riding conditions. Trails are groomed. Icy base in many areas, RR tracks not groomed, some exposed rail on trestles. Please watch for other trail users and yield to them.

Bridgewater
3-6” base with moderate to good riding conditions. Trails are groomed. Some open water bars and bare spots on south slopes. Exposed rails on Corridor 11.

Canaan
2” to 4” base. Trails are open but not groomed. Marginal riding conditions. Watch for thin and exposed areas.

Castle in the Clouds
2-4” base with moderate riding conditions. Not groomed. Some open water bars and icy conditions in some area. Corridor 26 is CLOSED just south of the Castle in the Clouds parking lot

North Conway
Open water bars and icy. Some bare spots on south slopes. Rails have bare areas. Logging on Peaked Hill Road and Hardwood Hill (north of Hurricane Mountain Road) – use caution.

Madison
Open water bars. Stay out of pit areas!

Moultonborough
SPT 204 to Sandwich Notch is closed due to a landowner request just before Dinsmore Pond. The local club is trying to come up with a solution, but as of now there is no way to get to the Notch or loop to the Ossipee trail system.

Ossipee Area
Rail road tracks are exposed. PT 204 to Sandwich Notch is closed due to a landowner request just before Dinsmore Pond. The local club is trying to come up with a solution, but as of now there is no way to get Moultonborough.

Squam Lakes Region
Open water and icy conditions. Not groomed

Wakefield
Corridor 22 remains closed and the club is working on trying to find a solution. Trail is closed at the snow fence behind the grainery – stay on Corridor 19.

Wolfeboro
Trails are icy and not groomed, fair condition. Corridor 26 is CLOSED from the Castle in the Clouds parking lot to the powerlines.

Southern NH

Clubs are currently evaluating their trail systems as central and southern NH received rain and warm temps this week; limited riding. Patches of bare ground, ice, and poor riding conditions. Grooming has ceased and will resume again when conditions warrant it. Many trails will be icy and the rail road corridor has thin cover and exposed rails.

Bear Brook State Park
Gates are not open. Trails are closed, no grooming. Parking lot is closed. ATV (50” maximum width) use is ONLY allowed when snowmobile trails are open. ATVs cannot leave parking lot and cross Deerfield Road to head north. ATVs must stay within the Park on designated open snowmobile trails.

Hopkinton/Everett
Trails are open but due to conditions there is no grooming or reportable riding at this time. Riding on frozen bodies of water is PROHIBITED – stay on trails or pay the fine! Winter ATV (50” maximum width) use permitted on the ATV trails, cannot leave the trail system within the park.

Pisgah State Park
Trails are open but due to conditions there is no grooming or reportable riding at this time.
Winter ATV (50” maximum width) use permitted on the ATV trails, cannot leave the trail system within the park.

Pillsbury State Park
Trails are open but due to conditions there is no grooming or reportable riding at this time.

Recreational Rail Trails (State-owned):

Ammonoosuc: Trails are open but due to conditions there is no grooming or reportable riding at this time.
Ashuelot: Trails are open but due to conditions there is no grooming or reportable riding at this time.
Cheshire Line: Trails are open but due to conditions there is no grooming or reportable riding at this time.
Farmington: Trails are open but due to conditions there is no grooming or reportable riding at this time.
Fort Hill Line: Trails are open but due to conditions there is no grooming or reportable riding at this time.
Hillsborough: Trails are open but due to conditions there is no grooming or reportable riding at this time.
Northern (in central NH): 0” to 4” base. No grooming or reportable riding at this time. Expect thin and very icy conditions. Please keep to the right and watch for sled dogs and skiers.
Presidential (northern NH):  Trails are open but due to conditions there is no grooming or reportable riding at this time.
Rockingham: Trails are open but due to conditions there is no grooming or reportable riding at this time. Gates are closed. Winter ATV (50” width maximum) use is permitted from the Windham to Epping section ONLY.
Sugar River: Trails are open but due to conditions there is no grooming or reportable riding at this time. If you do go out, use caution as many thin areas. Open year round to ATV use 50” width or under.

Railroad Corridors:

Riding on ACTIVE railroad tracks is illegal and extremely dangerous. Riders should not operate along, within, or across active railroads. Railroads that become snowmobile trails are signed open for winter use and are listed on this website.

Concord to Lincoln
(Exit 18/Canterbury to Exit 32/Lincoln): Open – but trestle bridges have exposed rails and areas south of Lake Winnipesaukee also have thin cover. No grooming until colder weather returns and snow is received. Riding south of Exit 18 is prohibited at all times – active rail bed! Winter ATV (50” maximum width) use allowed ONLY from Exit 18 in Canterbury to Exit 32 in Lincoln.
Bartlett/Bear Notch: Tracks are open from Albany Avenue in Bartlett Village to the Sawyer River Junction.
Whitefield to Groveton/Corridor 5A: Not open for snowmobile use this season.


Upcoming Events:
For information on club events in specific areas, visit the clubs’ sites via our Club Information page.

This Weeks Featured Sign


STOP AHEAD SIGN
12” X 12” Diamond

Informs riders that they are approaching a STOP sign.
Trail Sign Guidelines


To join a participating NH Snowmobile Association (NHSA) affiliated snowmobile club go here, PRIOR to visiting a registration agent, from your computer or smart phone. Then just print your membership from your computer or show the agent your membership on your phone to register your sled. Please note that if you visit an agent thinking you will fill out your usual club’s hard copy membership form and the agent doesn’t have any – this does not mean the club isn’t accepting memberships! Check the NHSA site to see if they are participating and join on your smartphone. The process is very easy to do and allows you to access your club membership anytime, like if you need to get a replacement registration. You can also join more than one club, make donations to clubs, and access your account via your smart at any time. For those of you coming from the South, the Hooksett Rest Area offers snowmobile registrations!

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Additional Resources and Information

For information on NH’s OHRV & Snowmobile regulations view the NH OHRV & Snowmobile Digest of Regulations at:  http://www.eregulations.com/newhampshire/OHRV/

For more information on NH’s snowmobile trail system see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqY2Hly5E2M
 

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