Ski Ragged Mountain in Danbury, New Hampshire

Skiing and Snowboarding Near Enfield Shaker Museum

The Upper Valley is known for the great skiing and snowboarding on its many mountains–from easy family-style slopes to the most challenging slopes around. Ski the East!

Whaleback Mountain is a non-profit, community supported ski & snowboard area located 8 miles (13 minutes) from the Museum at 160 Whaleback Mountain Road, Enfield, NH. Whaleback has 4 lifts, boasts 30 trails with a 700 ft. vertical drop, and an authentic New England mountain feel. From beginner runs to advanced glades and steeps, there’s something for the entire family to enjoy. Whaleback is the only night-skiing option in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee region.

Dartmouth Skiway is 16.2 miles (32 minutes) from the Museum at 39 Grafton Turnpike Road, Lyme Center, NH. Dartmouth Skiway offers big-mountain challenges in a family-friendly setting with 107 ski-able acres spread over two mountains and enough terrain variety to thrill any ski or snowboarding enthusiast. A 968-foot vertical drop, 4 lifts (1 quad, 1 double, and 2 surface lifts), affordable ski tickets, a full-service day lodge, superb grooming, and exciting terrain features.

Mount Sunapee, part of Vail Resorts, is 25.3 miles (41 minutes) from the Museum at 1398 Route 103, Newbury, NH. Sunapee features 67 trails and slopes covering 233 ski-able acres (18 easier trails, 32 more difficult trails, 17 most difficult trails), including 4 terrain parks, 4 mogul runs, 9 glades. Its 1,510-foot vertical drop is the highest in southern New Hampshire. There are 9 lifts, including 3 quad chairs (two high-speed), 2 triple chairs, and 4 surface lifts. Snowmaking equipment covers 97% of all terrain.

Ragged Mountain Restort is located 26.1 miles (41 minutes) from the Museum at 620 Ragged Mountain Road, Danbury, NH. Ragged offers 207 acres of trails with a 1,250-foot vertical drop and 98% snowmaking coverage, 5 lifts (1 high-speed 6, 1 high-speed quad, 1 triple, and 2 surface lifts), and two Colonial-style lodges to provide all the amenities a family could need. Ragged Mountain is a great place to learn to ski or snowboard, and the Ski School offers programs for all ages and ability levels.

Saskadena Six is 29.2 miles (40 minutes) from the Museum at 247 Stage Road, South Pomfret, VT. Formerly known as Suicide Six. Nestled in Vermont’s Green Mountains on 100 skiable acres with a 700-foot vertical drop, Saskadena Six has developed 24 alpine trails (7 easy, 9 intermediate, 7 expert, 1 glade, and 2 terrain parks) and 60 cross-county trails (45km tracked terrain and 45 km skating terrain). There are 3 lifts (1 quad, 1 double, and 1 surface).