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  • Cross country skier and a dog on a trail
  • A couple of cross country skiers at Purity Spring Resort
  • Snowshoers making their way across Purity Lake
  • A couple of cross country skiers stopped on a trail

Cross-Country Skiing

The Purity Spring XC & Snowshoe Reserve features approximately 20km of scenic cross-country and snowshoe trails that wind through the forests around Purity Lake, traverse through the grounds of Purity Spring Resort and twist through tall pines in the adjacent Hoyt/Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. Grooming is minimal and trail levels range from intermediate to advanced and are open from sunrise to sunset. Dogs are not allowed on weekends or during holiday periods. Well-behaved dogs can join their owners for adventures midweek during non-holiday periods and we just ask that owners have a leash ready when passing others on trails and usual consideration with dogs. Cross Country ski rentals are available at the King Pine Rental Shop. Nordic trail passes or tickets can be obtained at the King Pine base lodge or The Mill, main office. All winter activities are subject to weather conditions, and the operations schedule may change without notice.


Fat Biking

The use of "fat" tire bikes is allowed on the available nordic trails. Please follow guidelines and restrictions of our Fat Bike Policy:

  • A trail pass is required.
  • NH Audubon prohibits wheeled vehicles; please stay off all Audubon trails.
  • Use common sense. No biking on soft snow. Please monitor weather and conditions and do not ride when snow is soft. 
  • The snow is too soft if:
    • The tire rut is 1” or deeper
    • You are having difficulty riding in a straight line
    • You need to push your bike
  • Tires must be wider than 3.5″ and tire pressure must be less than 10 psi.
  • Bikes yield to all other users. Cross-country Skiers don't have brakes, so bikes are responsible for staying out of their way. Watch out for skiers' poles, they are fragile and expensive.
  • Purity Spring Resort and King Pine Ski Area may restrict fat bike use when appropriate.
  • The use of Fat Bikes on the trail system is best during off peak trail usage.


Please Note: All winter activities are weather-dependent and subject to change without notice.