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Trips to Windblown have become a tradition for many families with budding skiers.

Explore: Windblown Cross Country Ski & Showshoe Center

By Tom Richardson; Photos courtesy Windblown Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Center

Skiing at this family-run property in New Ipswitch, New Hampshire, in the Monadnock Region, has been a tradition for families and outdoor-lovers since 1972. Windblown’s 40 kilometers of groomed trails can accommodate both Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. It also features a cozy base lodge, an overnight hut, and tiny home, and offers equipment rentals and lessons.


Windblown features 40 kilometers of groomed trails.

Trails are designed to accommodate a variety of skill levels, and are open from 9:00 to 5:00 daily when snow conditions permit. Mountain views are a bonus!

The family-friendly base lodge, open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., offers restrooms, a wood-heated lounge, and healthy food for sale. Of course, visitors are allowed to bring their own food. An ATM can be found in the Ski Shop.

Families and outdoors-lovers gather at Windblown for recreation and excercise.

Trails fees are $9 to $20 per day, depending on age and day of the week. Snowshoeing is $10 per day. Windlblown accepts only cash or checks; no credit cards or debit cards.

If you’re looking for a true Nordic adventure, consider renting the Warming Hut Cabin or the Clear View Camp for an overnight stay. The Warming Hut sleeps up to 12 people, and overnight users must pack in their own food and sleeping gear or hire a snowmobile driver and gear sled. The Clear View Camp can be rented throughout the year and can sleep two guests in the loft bed and two on the floor on cots. The site comes with an indoor table, woodstove, wood, outdoor picnic table, and outdoor fire pit. Facilities include a well-kept outhouse, five gallons of potable water, and dishware. Guests need to bring their own sleeping bags, food, and flashlights/headlamps.

The warming hut is available for overnight stays.

For more information, visit the Windblown site, which features daily trail-condition and snowfall reports.

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