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5 Unique NH Experiences to Try This Winter

The rumors are true. New Hampshire is the land of epic skiing and snowboarding. But what if we told you that you could have your treasured slope time and enjoy unexpected winter adventures, too? The possibilities are limitless. But don’t worry. Our Facebook fans have narrowed down some of their favorites for you.

Winter Wild Race Series
Up for a heart-pumping challenge? Try uphilling! (Yes, it’s a thing.) A thing where you race up and down stunning New Hampshire mountains. The Winter Wild Race series features seven events in the Granite State through March and you can participate with snowshoes, skis with climbing skins, or running shoes with microspikes.

Ice Fishing
Want to unwind in the great outdoors on your winter getaway? Head to New Hampshire and live like a local. Spend a day on a lake ice fishing! You’ll love this timeless tradition and the New Hampshire Fish and Game offers free ice fishing classes.

Dog Sledding
Part heart-warming and part thrilling, dogsledding is everything you want from a winter adventure. Along with exhilarating rides—some of which can be enjoyed at night under the stars—you’re also given time to mingle with the cuddly canines and learn more about the sport.

Ice Climbing
Want to do something truly awesome this winter? Climbing a frozen waterfall should do the trick! Luckily, New Hampshire is an ice climbing playground and there are a couple of great places (The International Mountain Climbing School and Eastern Mountain Sports Schools) that will equip and guide you every step of the way with private climbs and group classes for all levels. Get ready for an unforgettable experience on ice.

Sleigh Rides
The nostalgic New England charm is off the charts with this one. Whether you want a fun family outing or a dreamy, romantic evening, horse-drawn sleigh rides in New Hampshire are the way to ride in style this winter.