As an area which is known nationally for having the best skiing on the East Coast, North Conway is a haven for wintertime sports.  Visitors who love to ski will have their choice of any of the seven ski resorts that surround the town,  Attitash Mountain and Cranmore Mountain being two of the closest.  All of the nearby ski resorts offer snowboarding and some also offer Nordic skiing, although Nordic skiers will also find several local places solely dedicated to that sport.

Other winter sports available in North Conway are dog sledding, ice climbing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.  See the Chamber of Commerce's sports page for more information.

Popular summertime activities in the area include hiking, biking, and camping.  Many area ski resorts also have water parks.