The Best Skiing in New Hampshire Near Us

With fall firmly in our rearview mirror here on the Seacoast of New Hampshire, we find ourselves looking forward to a cozy winter season filled with fun adventures and romantic escapes. Though there are many things to do on the Seacoast and in the charming town of Exeter, did you also know we’re close to some of the best skiing in New Hampshire?

It’s true! We may not be the most obvious ski destination in the state, but our historic town and romantic Inn are certainly among the more sought-after destinations in the state. Given there is some excellent skiing in New Hampshire nearby, you can have your cake and eat it, too! There’s nothing better in the winter than enjoying a bit of skiing in New Hampshire, followed by a cozy, romantic retreat to one of the best Exeter NH hotels. We are a true treat for your mind, body, and soul.

Moreover, spending time at our upscale hotel gives you unprecedented access to the best of downtown Exeter, a place filled with charm, history, and gorgeous natural surroundings. Unlike other Exeter NH hotels, our location in downtown Exeter is unmatched, not to mention our award-winning hospitality. We’re the only lodging in town that can boast four diamonds from AAA – a true lodging distinction. 

Whether your ideal winter getaway involves quiet afternoons shopping and indulging in great meals or adventures in New Hampshire’s winter wonderland, you’ll love every second of your winter escape to the Inn by the Bandstand, one of the best Exeter NH hotels. Book your getaway today!

Man enjoying some of the best skiing in New Hampshire near our Exeter NH Hotels

Where to Find the Best Skiing in New Hampshire

Though the White Mountains are traditionally considered home to some of the best skiing in New Hampshire, there are some lesser-known destinations in southern New Hampshire that are close to Exeter NH Hotels. There are 28 ski resorts across New Hampshire, so it’s definitely a state that loves to ski! 

New Hampshire’s ski season usually runs from mid-November through mid-April, though general conditions can slightly change that timeframe. Many of the top resorts in the state do at least partial snowmaking, however, ensuring the season remains stable. This winter, find some of the best skiing in New Hampshire at one of these five destinations, all within 90 minutes of our Exeter NH hotels: 

  1. One of the closest destinations for skiing in New Hampshire is McIntyre Ski Area. It’s just 30 minutes from our Exeter NH hotels and includes two lifts servicing 11 trails and a terrain park. 
  2. With a vertical drop of nearly 800 feet, Pats Peak Ski Area is another great choice for skiing in New Hampshire. This fantastic spot is serviced by 11 lifts and features 28 ski runs, with plenty of novice and intermediate ratings for skiers of all abilities. 
  3. Crotched Mountain Resort is just over an hour from our Exeter NH hotel and features 1,000 feet of vertical drop. Of the many highlights here is an opportunity for epic night skiing – a truly magical experience. 
  4. Gunstock Mountain Resort is about 75 minutes away from Exeter and is home to some of the best skiing in New Hampshire. Keep this spot on your radar, too, because it’s an exceptional four-season destination. 
  5. Mount Sunapee Resort is another great option for skiing in New Hampshire, though at 90 minutes, it’s the farthest away. It’s one of the leading ski resorts in southern New Hampshire, though, and well worth your time! 

Of course, downhill skiing in New Hampshire is just one of the many things you can enjoy this winter. There are also plenty of great places for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. New Hampshire State Parks are a great place to turn for these quiet winter sports. There are also plenty of great snowmobiling trails for those guests who may seek a slightly more adventurous day in our winter wonderland! 

An elegant seating area at one of the best Exeter NH Hotels - the perfect place to unwind after skiing in New Hampshire

The Best Exeter NH Hotels for Winter Retreats

Whether your winter plans include some of this extraordinary skiing in New Hampshire or you’d prefer a quieter (and warmer) getaway, it’s the perfect season to relax and unwind at one of the best Exeter NH hotels. We offer cozy, upscale, and undeniably romantic accommodations in the heart of downtown Exeter. From here, there are many great ways to enjoy your getaway – but only if you feel like leaving our cozy Inn for the day. 

From the moment you step into our foyer and see the sweeping grand staircase at the heart of our historic home, you’ll see why we’re rated one of the best Exeter NH hotels. Our Inn is historic and elegant, decorated with a nod to period authenticity, but it’s anything but stuffy or outdated. We’ve imbued a sense of elegance into everything we do here, from our elegant parlor with sitting areas and coffee bar to Ambrose restaurant. We’ve paid careful attention to even the smallest of details, ensuring our guests have an exceptional time with us. 

Upstairs, you’ll find a range of grand, elegant, and cozy guest rooms. Each suite features period furnishings, luxurious linens, and high-end bath products. The decor is tasteful, and the experience is reflective of the fact that we’re the only choice among Exeter NH hotels that belongs to Select Registry and is a four-diamond AAA property. There’s a guest room for every need – including two large suites, each with a king bed and two twin beds in a separate room, two junior suites with king beds, two with queen beds, and two additional queen rooms with kitchenettes. 

Whether you’ve spent your days skiing in New Hampshire or walking the streets of downtown Exeter, we hope you’ll end your day with an unforgettable meal at our onsite restaurant, Ambrose. Ambrose is the best restaurant in Exeter and serves delicious, seasonally fresh small plates designed to be shared and enjoyed. A stay at our Inn is truly an experience worth having this winter. Book your room at one of the best Exeter NH hotels today! 

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