• Carter's XC Ski Center & Shop

    Carter's XC Ski Center & Shop


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    About Us

    Carter's offers great cross-country skiing for skiers of all skill levels -- beginners to experts. We carry Top Brand Name ski equipment at competitive prices.

    The 50k trail system that was widened last year stretches from the banks of the Androscoggin River up to Farwell Mountain with views of the Presidentials. We offer 33km of skate trails and tracked terrain, using high quality Nordic grooming equipment. Tucked in the valley of Grafton Notch, our snowfall is always plentiful and dependable. Apres ski -- relax by our cozy fireplace.

    Our family-run ski shop and center offers individuals and families a wonderfully relaxing experience. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. We sell skate, classic, waxless touring, and back country skis and snowshoes. We also rent touring, light backcountry and skate skis, snowshoes, and fat bikes. Please give us a call to talk to us about current FAT BIKING conditions.

    Skiers are also provided with comfortable spaces to rest and warm up and hot beverages, soup, or chili for purchase after their outdoor adventures.

    Overnight lodging with direct trail access is available. Enjoy a longer skiing adventure at the Willow Brook Lodge and rustic cabins. Check out our ''Lodging at Carter's'' section for more information.

    The Carters welcome you.

    In summer, call Anne Carter at 207-939-5735 for CANOE & KAYAK RENTALS.


    Kids ski program
    Views of Sunday River
    Camp Fern for Rent, off-grid cabin
    Camp Fern, comfy and cozy
    Waxing on the trail as we back country ski
    Your hosts, Anne and Don
    Wiley Farm trail
    Overlook view of the mountain ranges
    Anne's wonderful lessons
    Timber the trail dog
    fat bike & local raised beef burger event
    just another" Prefect Groom" day , double tracks for classic and double wide for skating
    New tracks on the tractor for grooming
    Rental skis
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