Whale watching in summer, spectacular foliage in the fall -- and world class winter skiing (it's the state's official
sport) -- make New Hampshire a true year round vacation destination.
Along with dozens of ski areas throughout the state, New Hampshire has 18 downhill alpine ski resorts, a top number of which lie in the White Mountains region.
Where native ski champ Bode Miller trained as a boy (and who today credits Cannon Resort for his macho prowess on the slopes) remains one of its most challenging. In addition to its famous hair-raising Tramline run, Cannon still offers casual kids instruction as well as an intense all day program.
For skiers who just want to have fun at an old New England resort, Bretton Woods is the place for family-friendly outings with plenty of photo ops available from high atop one of the state's largest skiing areas.
Also don't miss a stay, or at least a visit, to the grand old Mount Washington Hotel featuring world class service (with a spa, no less) after a hard day on the slopes.
More vacation adventures await in the White Mountains at the Loon Mountain Ski Resort offering affordable packages for families, and a sprawling complex of lodges, hotels and resort spas to choose from. When you're ready to hit the slopes, there are beginner trails to intermediate terrain -- along with the infamous East Basin, offering expert skiers thrills and challenges galore.
More about NH skiing & snowboarding around the Web:
Ski New Hampshire - Major guide to downhill, cross country skiing, and snowboarding statewide including information on vacation packages, resorts, related attractions, maps & directions, photos, videos, community blogs and message boards.