The village of Jackson is in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Southwest has flights from BWI Marshall to Manchester, N.H. (115 miles south), starting at about $120 round trip.
WHERE TO STAY
Christmas Farm Inn, and Spa, 3 Blitzen Way, 800-443-5837, http://www.christmasfarminn.com. Bed-and-breakfast and an indoor pool. Rates from $130. Two-night $199 special through Dec. 31 (does not include breakfast).
Inn at Thorn Hill, 44 Thorn Hill Rd., 800-289-8990, http://www.innatthornhill.com. Rates from $169 in the carriage house, from $209 in the main inn. Inn rooms have Jacuzzis.
WHERE TO EAT
Thompson House Eatery, 193 Main St., 603-383-9341, http://www.thompsonhouseatery.com. Casual fine dining. Most entrees (including steak, lamb, duck, seafood) about $30.
Shannon Door Pub, Route 16, 603-383-4211, http://www.shannondoor.com. The Celtic House Band plays every Sunday. Single-serving thin-crust pizza is a favorite at $6. Other entrees range from $8.50 to $16.
J-Town Deli & Country Store, 174 Main St., 603-383-8064, http://www.j-towndeli.com Sandwiches and more. Most sandwiches about $6.
WHAT TO DO
Black Mountain Ski Area, Route 16-B, 603-383-4490, http://www.blackmt.com. No-frills downhill skiing. Projected season opening: Dec. 12.
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, 800-927-6697, http://www.Jacksonxc.org. Cross-country skiing rates: day pass $19, ski rental $16. Supersaver pass (includes day pass, rental, one-hour beginner lesson) $42.
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