Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing groomed trail network ($, fees may apply) The Purity Spring XC & Snowshoe Reserve is open sunrise to sunset, weather permitting. Trail passes are available at Guest Services in the King Pine base lodge. Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing are always complementary with your valid King Pine lift ticket! 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.

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 NH Hoyt Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. Grooming is minimal and 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. 


Snowshoeing at King Pine and Purity Spring Resort on backcountry trails is no cost, however a trail pass is required for our groomed trail network. Access to our groomed snowshoe trail network is included with every lift ticket (valid for date on ticket) or see the rates page for available Snowshoe trail pass. Snowshoe rentals are available at the King Pine Rental & Tune Shop.

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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.