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Learn to XC Ski & Snowshoe Programs

New Hampshire's ski areas specialize in programs that are ideal for getting people to try cross country skiing. Not only are these programs simple and fun, but they offer incredible values to get you hooked on the sport! Below are a sampling of offerings from around the state; be sure to click on the links for further details and check back as we'll keep adding programs as we hear about them.

Also be sure to check out the 2014 Ski NH Learn to Ski and Snowboard Free Week, January 11-17, 2014!  First-time downhill skiers & snowboarders receive a free learn to ski or snowboard lesson, free equipment rentals & a free beginner terrain lift ticket. First-time cross country skiers receive a free learn to ski lesson, free equipment rentals & a free trail pass. Participants must register with Ski NH to download a Learn to Ski & Ride Free coupon, then make a reservation with one of our participating resorts. Registration at SkiNH.com will begin around January 1, 2014.  Click here to learn more. - See more at: http://www.skinh.com/ski-central/learn-to-ski-and-snowboard/#sthash.7DmlKpSb.dpuf
Also be sure to check out the 2014 Ski NH Learn to Ski and Snowboard Free Week, January 11-17, 2014!  First-time downhill skiers & snowboarders receive a free learn to ski or snowboard lesson, free equipment rentals & a free beginner terrain lift ticket. First-time cross country skiers receive a free learn to ski lesson, free equipment rentals & a free trail pass. Participants must register with Ski NH to download a Learn to Ski & Ride Free coupon, then make a reservation with one of our participating resorts. Registration at SkiNH.com will begin around January 1, 2014.  Click here to learn more. - See more at: http://www.skinh.com/ski-central/learn-to-ski-and-snowboard/#sthash.7DmlKpSb.dpuf

Bretton Woods, Bretton Woods

  • Learn to Cross Country Ski Package - Includes trail pass, touring or skate ski rentals and a group lesson.  Cost is $39 for adult/teen (ages 13-64) and $29 for junior (ages 5-12)/Senior(ages 65 & up).

Great Glen Trails, Pinkham Notch

  • Learn to Ski/Learn to Skate Ski - For first timers looking to learn to cross country ski traditional style or skate skiing. Includes a 1 1/4 hour group lesson, trail pass and rental equipment.  Lessons are offered at 10am, 11:30 am, and 1pm.  Cost is $49 for adults and $30 for children.
  • Family Lesson Package - This package was designed for families to learn XC skiing together. The program begins with separate instruction; after the initial lesson the entire family gets together and then can go out as a family. For $45 for adults and $30 for children, this package includes: learn to ski lesson, rental equipment, trail pass and hot chocolate.

Gunstock Nordic Center, Gilford

  • Mountain Magic Learn to XC ski or snowshoe is just $40 and includes trail pass, rental equipment and a one-hour lesson.

Jackson XC, Jackson

  • Super Saver Package - Includes trail pass, ski rentals and group lesson (a $53 value) for $45 adults, $35 for Juniors (10 - 17) and $42 for Seniors (65+)
  • Get 4 and GO - New skiers can get 4 days of rentals, lessons(2 private, 2 group), trails passes and upon completion, a season pass membership for $199.

Nordic Skier, Wolfeboro

  • Group Learn to Ski Package - Beginner one hour group lesson amd compact xc ski rental, trail pass is required.  Cost is $35 for adults and $18 for juniors.

    Nordic Center @ Waterville Valley, Waterville Valley

    • Nordic Starter Kit - Enjoy learning the basics of cross country skiing with a lesson, equipment rental and trail pass for $48.

    Windblown XC, New Ipswich

    • Learn to Ski Package - Cost is $46 for adults/seniors(ages 65+) and $36 for juniors (ages 8-17).
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