Immerse yourself in nature and peace on any of Androscoggin Valley’s cross-country ski trails. There are a variety of terrains that are sure to appeal to every age and skill level at the Nansen Ski Club; Great Glen Trails; and Bretton Woods Nordic Ski Center.

First used as a means of travel in the Androscoggin Valley area, cross-country skiing became a popular racing sport and recreational activity. The country’s oldest continuously organized ski club, the Nansen Ski Club, is based in Berlin. Founded in 1872, the Nansen Ski Club offers more than 15 kilometers (km) of groomed trails at Milan Hill State Park, and easy access to 300km of nearby groomed ski trails. Consider the area’s cross country skiing history as you enjoy the beautiful views. Then unwind in the Nansen Ski Club’s new beautiful timber-framed warming hut.

Great Glen Trails, located at the base of Mt. Washington in Pinkham Notch, has 45 km of classic and skate-groomed trails. You can follow groomed trails or head out on well-marked backcountry trails for the feeling of a real expedition.

Bretton Woods Nordic Ski Center has 100 km of groomed trails that meander through field and forest, and — with the Mount Washington range as a backdrop — boast stunning scenery!

The variety, beauty, and serenity of our cross-country ski trails are unparalleled. Plan your visit today!