One of the great bonuses to living in New Hampshire is access to so many fabulous mountains to enjoy winter sports. Several area ski facilities offer a variety  of alpine, nordic, and snowboard programs just for home educated students.  Many have groups already in place; ask to be connected with the coordinator, or consider starting one of your own. Please contact them directly for more information including pricing, schedules, availability, or to register. Also note that some local public schools and recreation departments offer group ski programs, too.

Ski NH has a special program for 4th and 5th students. It offers one ticket for each of Ski NH's member areas at a greatly reduced price. Homeschoolers are eligible to participate and have a separate verification process.

There's also a Facebook group specifically for organizing ski and winter sports opportunities for homeschoolers in northern New England called Ski, Snowboard & Winter Sports Unschool/Homeschool NH MA ME.

Abenaki Ski Area in Wolfeboro

This is a community-owned and operated ski area and one of the oldest in the country.


Black Mountain in Jackson

They have a Learn to Ski program for kids aged 6+ as well as day camps and group lessons.


Bretton Woods

They have award-winning children's programs - some for ages 4 to 12, and others for teens. The Bretton Woods Homeschool Ski Program is on Fridays. For more information contact Sara Plumley at


Cannon Mountain in Franconia

Cannon offers seasonal kids programs for skiers and riders age 3 to 15.


Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway

They have programs starting for children aged 3 to teens.


Crotched Mountain in Bennington

They offer group and school programs.


Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme Center

They offer group and daily lesson programs.


Granite Gorge Mountain Park in Keene

They are revamping their programs so watch the website for updates. Their contact is


Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gunstock

They offer a wide range of different lesson packages starting with kids as young as 3 year old, and organized in different age groups.


King Pine at Purity Spring Resort in East Madison

They have multiple programs for nordic and alpine ski lessons for groups and as seasonal programs. They also offer adaptive programs.


Loon Mountain in Lincoln

They offer a variety of lesson packages for children as young as 5 years old for ski and 8 years old for boarding plus their immediate families. Homeschool programs are available on Thursdays. Sign up by November 15th for the coming season. Contact Dianne at for more information.


McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester

Snowboard and ski lessons for ages 6 to 16 on Mondays from 1:00 to 3:00pm starting January 9th.


Mt. Sunapee in Newbury

They have several programs available including Learn To Ski, Learn to Board, as well as children's programs. For information or to register contact or 603-763-3564.


Pat's Peak in Henniker

Mondays and Thursdays starting in December, starting for children age 6 and up.


Ragged Mountain in Danbury

They offer an Adventure Camp for children aged 4 to 12 as half and full-day programs.


Waterville Valley Resort

They have group lessons for kids aged 7 and older as well as a Kids Kamp program.


Whaleback Mountain in Enfield

They have winter school vacation camps, after school programs, and a youth clinic on Sundays as well as a program for 3 to 5 year olds.