Phillips Brooks Backcountry Rec. Area Cross Country Skiing

The 11th most popular XC Ski in New Hampshire.

Located in the Great North Woods between Stark & Dixville, the 25,000 acre PBBRA has plenty of yurt-to-yurt backcountry ski opportunities over 70 miles of maintained trails. Try the trek up Long Mountain or skin up Mount Whitcomb! To reach the trailhead from US93, exit onto SR110 heading towards Stark. Turn north onto Paris Road to the Paris Field trailhead.

Overall, Phillips Brooks Backcountry Rec. Area is the 11th most popular cross country ski area of all 26 Nordic ski destinations in New Hampshire.


Local Contact(s):  White Mountain National Forest (603) 528-8721; NH Tourism (800) 88SKI-NH; Timberland Trails (800) 872-4578.

Recommended Book:  "Winter Trails New Hampshire" from Marty Basch

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Phillip Brook Lodge (hot tub)

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/28/2016

ID:  7306


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