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

  • $12 per tube per hour
  • Tubes are rented on a first come, first served basis

Hours

  • Open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Season runs from mid-December through mid-March, weather depending. Call (603) 278-8989 for updated weather conditions.

Where/More Information

Mount Washington Resort
Route 302
Bretton Woods
(603) 278-8989
Click here for more information.


Cranmore Mountain Resort

Cost

  • Two-Hour Tubing: $29
  • Last Blast Tubing: Show up 1 hour or less to closing time and pay $22
  • Two-Hour Tubing and Unlimited Mountain Adventure Tickets: Mountain Adventure Tickets are valid on the Mountain Coaster, Giant Swing and Soaring Eagle Zipline: $49

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: $25
  • 15-49 people, two hours: $22 each
  • 50+ people, two hours: $19 each
  • Special Cosmic Tubing on Saturday nights (6 p.m.-9 p.m.): $29 each

Hours

  • Open Friday-Sunday
  • Fridays from 3 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday night cosmic tubing 6-9 p.m.
  • Large groups can schedule events by appointment.

Where/More Information

Granite Gorge
341 Route 109
Keene
(603) 358-5000
Click here for more information.


Great Glen Trails

Cost

  • An all-day tubing pass is $15
  • Ages 4 and under free

Hours

Open 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., weather dependent

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: $24 and $28 at peak times
  • Last hour only session: $18 and $21 at peak times

Hours

  • Open Tuesday-Sunday
  • Tuesday-Thursday: 4 p.m., 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and last hour 8 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and last hour 8 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Where/More Information

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


Pine Meadows Snowtubing Park

Cost

  • Two hours is $19 per person Fridays-Sundays and on holidays
  • $10 per person Tuesdays 5-7 p.m. and Thursdays and Sundays from 4 - 6 p.m

Hours

  • Tuesday: 5-7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 4-6 p.m.
  • Friday: 5-7 p.m., 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 12-2 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.-12 p.m., 12-2 p.m., 2-4 p.m., 4-6 p.m.
  • Click here for holiday hours.

Where/More Information

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


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

Cost

$21 per person for two hours

Hours

Dates and times vary - click here for a complete calendar.

Where/More information

McIntyre Ski Area
50 Chalet Ct.
Manchester
(603) 622-6159
Click here for more information.


Pats Peak

Cost

  • $20 for a Two-Hour Session
  • $22 for an Four-Hour Session
  • $49 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
Click here for more information


Ragged Mountain

*Note: Information on times and rates for the 2018/19 season is not yet available. As soon as the information is posted we'll update it here.

Cost

Two-hour session: $19

Hours

  • Saturday
  • Sunday

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
Route 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.
  • Information on all of Cranmore's attractions can be found here.

Where/More Information

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


Loon Mountain Adventure Center

Activities

  • Snowshoeing and snowshoe rentals: Guided tours are available or you can just rent equipment and snowshoe on your own.
  • Zipline: Offered on weekends and holidays
  • Cross-country skiing and rentals
  • Outdoor skating rink and rentals

Where/More Information

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


Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

Activities

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.
  • Night Skiing: Two lifts servicing 10 well lit trails.
  • Cross-country Skiing: 20 kilometers of scenic trails

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 location 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

  • Ice Skating at the indoor rink
  • Dogsled excursions Twilight dogsled excursions in the valley — a unique experience enchanted by moonlight or headlight.
  • The Adventure Center offers fat biking and cross-country skiing on 70+ kilometers of trails.

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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