Whether you have been coming to the White Mountains since you were a young child or this will be your first (of hopefully many) visit, the White Mountains of New Hampshire is home to tons of outdoor winter fun. Usually, the only things you have to be concerned about is the weather and if your favorite ski trail will be open, but since we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic, we all have a little bit more on your minds these days. But, rest assure, the White Mountains is open for all your outdoor winter activities and doing everything possible to keep you safe.
The global pandemic has changed the world as we know it, especially the workforce. In June 2020, over 42 percent of the U.S. labor force had shifted to working from home full-time. While the work-from-home measures were meant to be temporary during the virus surge, many employers have extended their work-from-home options for employees even as long as 2022.
Snow has fallen and Loon Mountain is open for the season. And you know what that means - the holidays are officially upon us! In a few short weeks, Santa will be coming down the chimney, the menorah will be lit, and the ball will drop for a whole new decade. The holidays are a time for lots of quality family time and there is no better place than family-friendly Lincoln, New Hampshire.
The kids might be back in school, but summer isn’t over yet! The humid summer days are behind us allowing for the cool mountain air to arrive in the White Mountains after a long hot summer. In another month or so, the leaves will start turning into a kaleidoscope of colors and the leaf peepers will be back in droves.
It was just like any Friday morning. I went for my morning walk around the neighborhood. I played with Jane and Anna next door before my mom called me inside for my morning nap. I found my favorite spot in the sun by the window and curled up to catch a few “zzz’s” before the mail arrives. I woke up to my mom packing the suitcases. Oh no! I know what this means – I’m heading to the kennel.
Did you know that you can rent the Penthouse Suite at the RiverWalk Resort? No, you don’t need to be rockstar or the CEO of some giant tech company to afford it. The larger suites at the RiverWalk Resort are perfect for large families who need a little more space, but still want all the amenities and customer service that come with a resort in town. Start planning your next family reunion, multi-generational family vacation or getaway with friends. We like to call it "togethering."
There is nothing more relaxing than arriving at your home away from home and shutting the computer down after a long work week and parking the car for the weekend. The RiverWalk Resort is centered in the heart of Lincoln making it the perfect destination to make your home base. With a shuttle bus service to Loon, luxury amenities at the resort, and tons of food and entertainment options within a short walk come to the RiverWalk Resort to park and play.
Maintaining pristine ice for the nation’s only lagoon skating rink isn’t easy. It takes a team of RiverWalk Resort employees to keep the ice in tip-top shape for skaters all winter long. Starting in November, the RiverWalk’s 167,000-gallon outdoor lagoon swimming pool is transformed into a perfect sheet of ice with the help of a complex network of tubes carrying super-cooled glycol.
The White Mountains have been a tourist destination since the American Industrial Revolution when wealth families would escape the smoky cities for the fresh mountain air. The Greater Lincoln area is home to two world-class family-friendly ski mountains, but skiing isn’t the only winter activity you can do in the area. It’s time to bundle up and head outside to explore the winter wonderland.
This blog post is part of "The Guide to Winter Activities in The White Mountains" blog series.