Cross Country Skiing at King Pine and Purity Spring Resort

CURRENT CONDITIONS      NORDIC TRAIL MAP

The Purity Spring XC & Snowshoe Reserve features 20km of scenic 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. Generally, 12+km are tracked and skate-groomed twice weekly and daily on weekends or when usage is high. Trail levels range from beginner 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 purchased at the King Pine base lodge or The Mill, main office.

The Purity Spring XC & Snowshoe Reserve is open sunrise to sunset, weather permitting. Trail passes can be purchased at Guest Services in the King Pine base lodge or at The Mill, main office. Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing are always complimentary with your valid King Pine lift ticket! *Trail passes are required for snowshoers on groomed trails; back-country snowshoeing is free. Please visit our trail & snow conditions page or call (603) 367-8896 for updated conditions. All winter activities are subject to weather conditions, and the operations schedule may change without notice.

XC/Snowshoe Trail Fees Weekend/Holiday Midweek
Adult $12 $8
Junior $8 $6

 

Fat Biking

Please follow the Purity Spring Resort XC Reserve 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.