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Effingham in the Winter


During the Winter months, you can enjoy cross-country skiing on trails all around the area. There are over 65 kilometers of varying challenges throughout the area. If alpine skiing is your passion, just minutes away you can enjoy superb family skiing at King Pine Ski Area. If you want variety in your skiing, five other major ski areas are just a short drive away.


Once the snow falls, the trails in the Greater Ossipee Area are transformed into a snowmobilers dream. With several clubs maintaining well over 100 miles of trails, you can ride for hours without travelling the same trail twice. The snowmobile trails in our area are maintained by the Scrub Oak Scramblers, Ossipee Valley Snowmobile Club, Mountain Meadows Riders, as well as the State of New Hampshire Bureau of Trails.

Trails in Madison, Freedom, and Tamworth are maintained by the Scrub Oak Scramblers Snowmobile Club. The Scrub Oak Scramblers were formed in 1973 by local snowmobile enthusiests who wanted to have more trails to actively ride on. In the early 1980's, members of the club moved a camp from the Kancamaugus Highway to its present location on Pound Road in Madison piece by piece, including the fieldstone chimney, where they painstakingly rebuilt it to become their clubhouse. Scrub Oak Scramblers trails nearly bring you to the Maine border to soak in the views at the 'Chimney' as well as through long straight-aways, modern wide trails, and traditional narrow twisty trails. These link up with Ossipee Valley's trail system along the railroad tracks (Corridor 19). Many describe the SOS trails as a hidden gem in the State, as they are meticulously maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. The clubhouse is located in the center of the trail system on Pound Road in Madison, and is open from 11-4 every Saturday during the riding season that the trails are open.

Ossipee Valley Snowmobile Club is responsible for the majority of the trails in Ossipee, Tamworth, Wonalancet, and parts of state Corridor 19. You can travel rail beds running from the South to the North. Southern trails connect to the Seven Lakes Snowmobile Club and Wolfeboro Clubs and in the North the Mountain Meadows Riders take over maintenance of the trails in Conway. There are extensive trails in and around White Lake State Park for your enjoyment as well as the White Mountain National Forest, Hemenway State Forest and the Big Pine Natural Area.

No matter which trail system you ride on, all the clubs are dedicated to the preservation of forests. Trails systems are only made possible through the generosity of land owners who graciously grant permission for trails to cross their land. All trails in the area are multi-use, it is not uncommon to see cross-country skiers, snowshoers, or even dog sled teams on any given day.

Please remember as you are out on the trail system to ride with respect, and share the trails!

White Sled Dog Races

Video Courtesy of Sweet Rides Snowmobiles

Local Weather for West Ossipee, NH 

Today  (02/23/2018)
Partly Cloudy with Light Wintry Mix

Hi: 35°F

Lo: 31°F

Prediction: Partly Cloudy with Light Wintry Mix
Saturday  (02/24/2018)
Partly Cloudy

Hi: 46°F

Lo: 26°F

Prediction: Partly Cloudy

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