Cross country ski, fat tire bike, tube, snowshoe or skijor at these six White Mountain Nordic areas

Six Nordic Ski Areas: Bear Notch | Bretton Woods | Great Glen | Jackson XC | Mt. Washington Valley | Purity Spring

Nordic Ski Youth Programs

There is a wide variety of programs available for youth of all ages, from literally birth to high school, with the goal of developing and nurturing a life-long love and enthusiasm of cross-country skiing. From recreational programs to competitive race teams, groomed trails to backcountry powder, there is fun and adventure for children of all ages and abilities taking place on over 400km of ski trails in our White Mountain region.

White Mountain Nordic Center Programs …

Jackson XC – 

  • Jackson Grammar School PE Class: Mondays
  • Tots and Toddlers:Tuesday mornings
  • Speed Camp: Tuesday afternoon
  • Jackson Grammar School After-School Program: Thursdays
  • Kindergarten Kids Clinic: Saturdays
  • Middle School Skills Clinic: TBD Saturday mornings
  • Hosting school races

Great Glen Trails – Programs have included Bill Koch Ski Program on Sunday afternoons and hosting school races

  • Bill Koch League – January 8 – March 12, 2023
    Every Sunday from 1:30 – 3:30 pm for 1st through 8th graders.
    Bill Koch League (BKL), is a regional youth ski program for kids in first through eighth grade. We emphasize having fun, making new friends, and learning and improving skills all while sliding on snow. 

Bear Notch Ski Touring – Programs have included hosting school races, ESSC Program and Bartlett Recreation Program

Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring – Programs have included hosting school races and ESSC Program

Bretton Woods Nordic Center – Programs have included hosting school races

Purity Spring Resort XC & Snowshoe Reserve – Programs have included hosting school races and ESSC Program

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Community-Based Programs …

North Conway Community Center grades K-6, Friday afternoons

Eastern Slope Ski Club XC Program grades 1-6 in all SAU9/SAU 13 schools Contact: Steve Vosburgh:  

Bartlett Recreation Department

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School Nordic Race Teams …

Kennett/Bartlett Middle School Team -: grades 6-8

Kennett High School grades 9-12 Contact: Steve Vosburgh

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Regional Programs/Organizations …

NH Nordic Coaches Association
The New Hampshire Nordic Coaches Association (NHNCA) is an organization dedicated to supporting the sport of nordic skiing for New Hampshire middle school and high school students. With ever-increasing costs and limited funds available through our schools, the association strives to help defray the costs of competition to our young skiers and their teams. Every winter the NHNCA organizes the NH Race Series, arguably the country’s premier high school nordic race series.

New England Nordic Ski Association
The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) is the umbrella organization for Nordic skiing events in the region. They are a member-supported service organization that promotes the culture of cross-country skiing by creating opportunities for youth, athletes, coaches, officials and skiers of all levels. NENSA provides the support structure necessary to bring cross-country skiers to their highest potential at regional, national and international events.
Contact: Kait Miller:

United States Biathlon Association
The United States Biathlon Association (USBA) is an Olympic sports organization that fosters the growth of the biathlon community in the U.S., developing athletes with integrity and achieving international and Olympic success.