The Labnon family has draped guests in hospitality at the Town and Country Inn for more than half a century with comfortable rooms and hearty meals in their lounge. Standard rooms, equipped with two full- or queen-size beds, have hosted numerous politicians seeking the favor of New Hampshire voters, including Presidents Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, and robot John Adams. After guests set down their bags, they enjoy high-speed Internet and cable TV, as well as complimentary breakfast the following morning. A heated pool and a game room with pinball and air hockey excite within the inn, whereas nearby skiing or snowshoeing keep guests entertained in the outdoors. Snowmobile trails wind their way out into the National Forest and provide hours of snowflake hunting.
Northeast Snowmobile Rentals has locations in Gorham, New Hampshire, and Fryeburg, Maine; that puts them right next to the vast system of snowmobiling trails near the White Mountain National Forest and surrounding areas. Head to one of their facilities and you can choose from a herd of brand new Arctic Cat snowmobiles, as well as single- and double-sleds.
The team has mapped out a well-marked system of trails where you can take self-guided snowmobiling tours. Beforehand, a team member will equip you with a helmet and a map of the area so you won’t have to ask a local moose for directions. Northeast Snowmobile Rentals can also equip riders with boots, gloves, bibs, overalls, and jackets for each journey.
A network of 40 trails, including and six gladed trails, cut through the 249 acres at Shawnee Peak, which offers 98% snowmaking coverage. Slopes range from beginners to experts-only, with names such as Fat and Happy, Poacher's Paradise, and The Vain. The mountain also features three terrain parks—one of which is designed for children—brimming with air-bestowing features such as box jumps and the newly added BigAirBag. The five lifts that service these slopes run late into the evening for night skiing, which keeps 19 trails open and sometimes culminates in moon-lit ski races and whispered discussions about which famed 1924 skier is haunting the bathroom.
A more than 75-year-old ski school prepares visitors of all ages to tackle the mountain's slopes, while day-care providers watch over future skiers. In classes suited to adventurers as young as four years old, professionally trained instructors guide small groups of skiers and riders through basic to advanced techniques of skiing and snowboarding. Throughout each season, the resort hosts a variety of activities and events.
Continuously operated by the Lahout family since 1920, Lahout’s Country Clothing and Ski Shop has supplied four generations of shoppers with winter-sports gear and backcountry apparel. Patagonia, North Face, and Columbia clothing highlights their collection of seasonal apparel, while their on-site ski shop rents out skis and snowboards and offers fast turn-around on tune-ups.
HEARING ENHANCEMENT CENTERS is a family-owned company located in Gilford, Rochester, and Gorham NH. Our company is a leader in hearing loss assessments, tinnitus management, assistive listening devices, and state-of-the-art digital hearing aids. New Hampshire state law mandates $3000 in benefits for 2 hearing aids.