Snow Tubing, Zip Lines and Other Non-Skiing Activities

Not a skier or snowboarder? There's still plenty to do at ski resorts and outdoor centers around the state




Don't know how to ski or snowboard but want to experience some winter fun at a ski resort this year? Many places offer much more than just ski slopes — snow tubing, winter zip line tours, snowshoeing and ice skating (to name a few) are great ways to enjoy the snow and ski resort atmosphere without the expense and time of learning to ski or snowboard.

Snow Tubing

Bretton Woods

Cost

  • $5 per tube per hour
  • Tubes are rented on a first come, first served basis

Hours

  • Open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Night tubing from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Fridays/Saturdays
  • Season runs from mid-December through mid-March

Special Vacation Week Night Tubing

  • February 16-22, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where/More Information

Mount Washington Resort
Rte. 302
Bretton Woods
(603) 278-1000
Click here for more information


Cranmore Mountain Resort

Cost

  • Two-Hour Tubing: $28
  • Last Blast Tubing: Show up 1 hour or less to closing time and pay $21
  • Two-Hour Tubing and Unlimited Mountain Adventure Tickets: Mountain Adventure Tickets are valid on the Mountain Coaster, Giant Swing and Soaring Eagle Zipline: $45

Hours

Where/More Information

Cranmore Mountain Resort
1 Skimobile Rd.
North Conway
(800) SUN-N-SKI
Click here for more information


Granite Gorge

Cost

  • Two hours, single person: $18
  • 15-49 people, two hours: $17 each
  • 50+ people, two hours: $16 each
  • Special Cosmic Tubing on Saturday nights (6 p.m.-9 p.m.): $25 each

Hours

  • Open Wednesday-Sunday
  • Saturdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday night cosmic tubing 6-9 p.m.
  • Large groups can schedule events by appointment Wednesday, Thursday or Friday mornings or during regularly scheduled hours of operation.

Where/More Information

Granite Gorge
341 Rte. 109
Keene
(603) 358-5000
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Great Glen Trails

Cost

An all-day tubing pass is $15

Hours

Open 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where/More Information

Great Glen Trails
1 Mount Washington Auto Rd.
Gorham
(603) 466-2333
Click here for more information.
While most tubing areas have lifts, Great Glen Trails remains a traditional walk up/slide down hill.


Gunstock Mountain Resort

Cost

  • Two hours: $22
  • Last hour only session: $15

Hours

  • Open Tuesday-Sunday
  • Tuesday-Thursday: 3 p.m., 5 p.m. & 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 3 p.m., 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. (last hour 9-10 p.m.)
  • Saturday: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. (last hour 9-10 p.m.)
  • Sunday: 9 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. (last hour 3-4 p.m.)

Where/More Information

Gunstock Mountain Resort
719 Cherry Valley Rd.
Gilford
(603) 293-4341
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Pine Meadows Snowtubing Park

Cost

Two hours is $18 per person

Hours

  • Friday: 5-7 p.m., 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon, noon-2 p.m., 2-4 p.m., (re-groom from 4-5 p.m.) 5-7 p.m., 7-9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m.-noon, noon-2 p.m., 2-4 p.m.
  • Click here for holiday hours

Where/More Information

King Pine at Purity Springs Resort
1251 Eaton Rd.
East Madison
(603) 367-8896
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Loon Mountain

Cost

  • Lift-Served Tubing: $18 per hour
  • Tubing for Tots: $11 per hour

Hours

Where/More Information

Loon Mountain
60 Loon Mountain Rd.
Lincoln
(603) 745-6281 ext. 5509
Click here for more information


McIntyre Ski Area

*Note: Information on times and rates for the 2014/15 season is not yet available. As soon as the information is posted we'll update it here.

Cost

$19 per person for two hours

Hours

  • Thursdays: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. & 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Fridays: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. & 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sundays: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Click here for a complete calendar

Where/More information

McIntyre Ski Area
50 Chalet Ct.
Manchester
(603) 622-6159
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Pats Peak

Cost

  • $18 for a Two-Hour Session
  • $20 for an Four-Hour Session
  • $48 for Saturday Nights POP Program and Diversity Day Goes POP on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: includes skiing, snowboarding, rentals, lesson tips and snowtubing.

Hours

  • Fridays: 3 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. plus 5 p.m.-10 p.m. POP tubing
  • Sundays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Holiday periods: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Where/More Information

Pats Peak
686 Flanders Rd.
Henniker
(603) 428-3245
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Ragged Mountain

*Note: Information on times and rates for the 2014/15 season is not yet available. As soon as the information is posted we'll update it here.

Cost

  • Two-hour session: $23
  • Four two-hour tubing tickets: $89

Hours

  • Friday: 3-5 p.m., 6-8 p.m., 8-10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-3 p.m., 3-5 p.m., 6-8 p.m., 8-10 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-3 p.m., 3-5 p.m.

Where/More information

Ragged Mountain
620 Ragged Mountain Rd.
Danbury
(603) 768-3600
Click here for more information


Other Non-Skiing Activities

Bretton Woods

Activities

Canopy Tours descend 1,000 feet via hiking trails, suspension bridges and nine zip-lines. - See more at: http://www.skinh.com/ski-central/nonskiingactivities.aspx#sthash.fHtD3duQ.dpuf
Canopy Tours descend 1,000 feet via hiking trails, suspension bridges and nine zip-lines. - See more at: http://www.skinh.com/ski-central/nonskiingactivities.aspx#sthash.fHtD3duQ.dpuf

Where/More Information

Mount Washington Resort
Rte. 302
Bretton Woods
(603) 278-1000
Click here for more information


Cranmore Mountain Resort Mountain Adventure Park

Activities

  • Mountain Coaster: The Coaster is thousands of feet of twisting, turning fun through the woods! You control your speed so you may take a leisurely ride or get your thrills at speeds up to 25 mph.
  • Soaring Eagle Zip Line: This thrill ride lets you experience the sensation of flying, while accelerating you 700 feet down the mountainside on a suspended cable.
  • Giant Swing: You and up to three friends will arc higher and higher in the sky as the Giant Swing takes you to the limit.

Where/More Information

Cranmore Mountain Resort
1 Skimobile Rd.
North Conway
(800) SUN-N-SKI
Click here for more information


Gunstock Mountain Resort

Zip Line

  • ZipTour Zip Lines: Soar from peak to peak — over 1.5 miles — on the longest zip line canopy tour in the continental United States.
1.5 miles on the longest zip line canopy tour in the continental United States - See more at: http://www.gunstock.com/winter/zip-line/#sthash.8czVPKmA.dpuf

Where/More Information

Gunstock Mountain Resort
719 Cherry Valley Rd.
Gilford
(603) 293-4341
Click here for more information


Loon Mountain Adventure Center

Activities

  • Snowshoeing & snowshoe rentals: Guided tours are available or you can just rent equipment and snowshoe on your own.
  • Zipline: Offered on weekends and holidays
  • Ice Castle: This is new for the 2013/14 season. Built by Utah-based artist Brent Christensen using a latticework of icicles and a vast sprinkler system, Christensen will create a massive ice fortress for visitors to explore, with walls reaching 25 feet high.
  • Outdoor Skating Rink

Where/More Information

Loon Mountain
60 Loon Mountain Rd.
Lincoln
(603) 745-6281
Click here for more information


Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

Activities

  • Snowshoeing: Great Glen has a large network of trails available for snowshoeing, plus guided tours and adventures.
  • SnowCoach: Journey up past the tree line in the comfort of the SnowCoach.

Where/More Information

Great Glen Trails
1 Mount Washington Auto Rd.
Gorham
(603) 466-2333
Click here for more information.


King Pine at Purity Springs Resort

Activities

  • Ice Skating: Skate on the illuminated, zamboni-groomed Tohko Dome ice rink. Skate rentals are available.
  • Sleigh Rides: Rides are offered with neighboring Burnt Meadow Stables.
  • Snowshoeing: Explore the on-site NH Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary.

Where/More Information

King Pine at Purity Springs Resort
1251 Eaton Rd.
East Madison
(603) 367-8896
Click here for more information


Pats Peak

Activities

  • Snowbikes: Snowbikes are a bike/ski hybrid that are available for rental at Pats Peak.
  • Snowshoeing: Forest discovery trails offer the ideal locaton to learn about indigenous trees in New Hampshire.

Where/More Information

Pats Peak
686 Flanders Rd.
Henniker
(603) 428-3245
Click here for more information


Waterville Valley

Activities

  • Sleigh Rides: Rides depart from Town Square and tours the golf course along the foothills of the valley.
  • Ice Skating at the indoor rink
  • Dogsled excursions: Twilight dogsled excursions in the valley — a unique experience enchanted by moonlight or headlight.

Where/More Information

Waterville Valley Resort
1 Ski Area Rd.
(603) 468-2553
Click here for more information

are offered in conjunction with neighboring Burnt Meadow Stables - See more at: http://www.skinh.com/ski-central/nonskiingactivities.aspx#sthash.fHtD3duQ.dpuf
illuminated, zamboni-groomed Tohko Dome ice rink
293-4341

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