Season Opener at Bear Notch Ski Touring

By Kathy Bennett

We have a saying in our family: “if there’s snow on the ground, there’s skis on your feet.”  With that in mind, we headed out to take advantage of the first official opening day of the 2017/2018 Bear Notch Ski Touring Center’s season.  We arrived early with the temperature hovering in the high single digits.

The Garland brothers have been at it full blast to get the trails in shape for the season and with over a foot of snow on the ground, they have been out grooming.  Atypical of early season fluffy snow, the grooming was consistently good packed powder with minimal thin spots. Classic skiing was suggested due to the soft snowpack.  The homey touring center is just west Bartlett village.  It seems to sit in a consistent sweet spot for maximum accumulation for any snowstorm that comes along.

We were greeted by Clifton Garland and two friendly dogs as we arrived.  Trails were discussed and suggested and after getting our gear ready, we clicked into our skis and headed out across the fields with a desire to see the Saco River as a destination.

The temperature had warmed to 11 degrees and I found myself overdressed. I unzpipped my jacket a bit and lifted my hat a bit so as to not over heat. The trails had been packed out with Bear Notch’s snowcat. The classic track was firm enough to keep our skis heading in the proper direction as we kicked and glided silently past the field into a magnificent forest experience.

The trail we selected passes over the Crawford Notch railroad tracks as we made our way towards the Saco. We wandered through a mixed hardwood/softwood forest enjoying the dance that easy classic skiing becomes.  This section of their trails makes large loops throughout the floodplain.  One of the loops grazes the banks of the river providing an extraordinary vista of river, woods, mountains and sky.

After a stop to take in and appreciate the view, we skied on, taking an extra loop here and there.  We finally ended back at the center for some hot tea.  Homemade bread and soup were being prepared for the expected pre-vacation skiers that find Bear Notch just to their liking.

This was my third day on skis this season and my first on Nordic. I can’t think of a better way to start the season than to enjoy the early season bonus snowfall at a place like Bear Notch. If you haven’t tried Bear Notch, you owe yourself a favor to sample this downhome Nordic experience.  If you have skied Bear Notch in the past, no need to wait any longer.  Get out there and enjoy.

Trail passes, rentals and lessons are all available at the center. Bear Notch is open daily during the season.

Conditions are setting up nicely for the Christmas Vacation Week period coming right up.  Be sure to book your lodging soon as select dates will sell out. Check out our winter lodging packages here.

For a full listing of all the cross country skiing available in Mt. Washington Valley, visit our website.

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Shawnee Peak Opens this Saturday!

Shawnee Peak Ski Area, Maine’s longest-running ski mountain, is excited to announce several capital improvements in anticipation of Opening Day of the 2017-2018 ski season on Saturday, December 16, which will be the mountain’s 80th year.

This year’s list of projects includes several on and off-mountain enhancements, some major and some invisible, all of which are intended at providing an excellent Guest Experience. “We know that all of our improvements will enhance our skiing & riding experience for our upcoming 80th season! We look forward to seeing old friends and welcoming new families to our resort,” said owner Chet Homer.

On the mountain, a second carpet lift has been installed, which will enhance our beginner experience as well as alleviate the crowds on busy days. On the snowmaking side, Shawnee Peak has installed additional snow guns on the mountain, including permanent guns on both Yee Haw and Upper Hagget’s. We have also rebuilt our pumps at our primary pump house, completing the two-year project. Lastly, as loyal customers may know, Shawnee Peak also took delivery of a new Pisten Bully Winch Cat late last spring.

Our new rental shop was well-received last year and we have continued to enhance it, while placing a significant order of new rental skis, snowboards and helmets from Elan, Burton and Smith. Shawnee Peak is also excited to announce that we will be a Parlor Demo Center, the ONLY one in Maine or New Hampshire! Come try out these custom skis, built in the USA!

Both base lodges have received additional interior and exterior enhancements with the majority of the work done at the East Lodge, which has a new parking lot, additional seating, and a rehauled food and beverage offering. Stay tuned for some exciting news on this front!

Last, but not least, a new CRM system has been rolled out, which will enable us to communicate better with our guests and simplify our messaging across the board. Please check our social media pages and website for more info on Opening Day and for our exciting calendar of events, including our 80th Birthday Celebration on January 20th, 2018.

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About Shawnee Peak Ski Area

Maine’s oldest ski mountain, Shawnee Peak offers 45+ trails and glades, serviced by 6 lifts. We’ve got 98% snowmaking coverage and the largest night skiing operation in New England. Shawnee Peak is located on Route 302 in Bridgton, Maine just 30 minutes from North Conway

December Tidings! What a wonderful year!

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Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice News

Gathering together with family and friends during the holidays can be a special time to share memories of loved ones who have passed. A beautiful way to honor the memory of a loved one is by purchasing a porcelain dove ornament, personalized with your loved one’s name, for a $25 donation to support Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice’s compassionate local hospice work. To order your ornament, please call Tracy Ames at 603-356-7006, choose Option 1 and Ext 10. You can also stop in at the Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice office at 1529 White Mountain Highway in North Conway.

Happy holidays from all of us at Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice!

“Music Gala Fundraiser for the North Conway Library: An Afternoon of Live Music on Sunday, Dec. 17 with Mary Bastoni”

The North Conway Public Library invites you to a wonderful gala event on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. featuring singer Mary Bastoni and pianist John Waldie. Mary’s versatile vocal style ranges from classic to contemporary and she will bring iconic female vocalists to life on stage that afternoon, along with John Waldie’s skilled performance at the piano.

The afternoon kicks off with a cocktail party at 4:00 p.m. at the M&D Playhouse.  Guests will enjoy a fantastic array of hors d’oeuvres and desserts, along with a selection of wine and beer. The magnificent buffet of appetizers and desserts will be prepared and donated by the best local chefs; wine will be donated by the White Mountain Winery and the beer will be donated by Tuckerman Brewing Co.

At 5:00 p.m. Mary Bastoni will present modern classics by iconic female vocalists such as Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Carole King, and many more.

The Music Gala is a fantastic opportunity to mix and mingle with friends and neighbors, to sample terrific food, and listen to beautiful music, all to support your local library.

Tickets are $40, including appetizers and desserts, open wine and beer bar.  Get your tickets now as we are sure that this wonderful gala event, which is a fundraiser for the North Conway Library, will sell out.

Tickets are available at the library and need to be purchased ahead of time. To make a reservation, call the library at 603-356-2961.

Tickets can also be purchased online with a credit card on the library’s website at NorthConwayLibrary.com .

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The North Conway Public Library, “Mount Washington Valley’s Free Community Library,” is a privately funded library that is free and open to the public. Its mission is to provide stimulating books, resources and services that educate, inspire and entertain people of all ages and backgrounds. Visit NorthConwayLibrary.com for more information.

Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of Dec 14-21, 2017

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Our readers asked us to share insight into nightlife opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, so each week we’ll compile a list of live entertainment and apres ski fun.  Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week.

Throughout December, 2017

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH:

Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.

Dec 15-16: Neon Alley in the Pub from 9:00pm-12:30am

Dec 22-23:  Pat Foley in the Pub from 9:00pm-12:30am

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH:

Every Tuesday: Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern: Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” night life hot spot for over 30 years. Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host, Jonathan Sarty, takes the stage at the Wildcat Tavern as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night.

Every WednesdayWhite Mountain Ceili Band: Join Michael Levine (guitar), Dexter Harding (tenor banjo), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) & Fiona Howell (flute) for traditional Irish Session music from 7:00-9:00pm. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and dance a little jig as these accomplished musicians play centuries old tunes.

Every Friday: Al Shafner: Catch Al from 7:30-10:00pm in the Tavern. Al (also known as “the Rev”) is a singer/guitarist who’s been pleasing audiences throughout New England for more years than he cares to admit to. He has served as front man for several successful bands and currently performs mostly as a solo artist and also with his backup band, The fabulous Revtones. The majority of his performances are centered in the Mount Washington Valley of NH, where he makes his home. The music is classic “songs you know by heart”, sure to stir up happy memories.

Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show: The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.

Additional entertainment at the Wildcat Tavern:

  • Dec 16: Cold River Mini Concert Series featuring Acoustic Nuisance in the Tavern from 8:00-10:00pm. Jonathan Sarty opens the show. Click here for ticket info and more.
  • Dec 20: White Mountain Ceili Band, 7:00-9:00pm
  • Dec 21: Kevin Dolan, 7:00-9:00pm

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway:

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey.

At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson:

  • Dec 15 & 16: Marty Quirk, starting at 8:00pm
  • Dec 17: Artisans Night – Come shop from local artists, and enjoy tunes from Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford, starting at 7:30pm.

At Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson:

  • Fri, Dec 15th:  Scott Baer, 6:00-9:30pm

Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley

Thurs, Dec 14: Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Season Pass Apres Ski & Appreciation night. Season Pass holders are encouraged to stop by for a sip (wine and beer) and snacks. More info here.

Fri, December 15:  Stone Mountain LIVE for Christmas : This concert is hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys featuring Duke Levine and Kevin Barry with very special guest Jonathan Edwards! Enjoy holiday music, beautiful halls all decked out, and lots of holiday fun all come together in one great night that is fast becoming one of Maine’s treasured traditions. Click here for tickets and more info.

Fri, December 15: Scott Baer performs at Shovel Handle Pub from 6:00-9:30pm

December 15, 16, 21, 22, 23: A Christmas Carol by M&D Playhouse: A wonderful adaptation of the best known Christmas story every written, as the seemingly heartless Scrooge, haunted by his past, is given a second chance to become the type of person we all strive to be. A Christmas Carol is presented Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, December 7 – 23 at Your Theatre, Willow Common, 1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway.  All performances begin at 7:30 PM. To reserve seats please visit our website at http://www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.

Sat, December 16: Riley Parkhust Project for apres ski fun in the Wildcat Mountain Pub, 1:00-4:00pm.

Sun,  December 17, 4:00 PM – Music from the Realms of Glory: The Mountain Top Community Orchestra presents music of the season by Corelli, Williams, Menotti, Pugh, and local composer Ken Turley. At the Lutheran Church of the Nativity in North Conway. Conducted by Ellen Schwindt. Suggested donation $10/person, $20/family.

Mon, December 18: Glenn Miller Orchestra at Omni Mount Washington Resort, Doors Open 6:00pm:  You won’t want to miss “In The Mood” for Christmas, featuring the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra in the  Mount Washington Hotel Grand Ballroom.  Enjoy a three-course dinner and prepare to dance the night away as the Glenn Miller Orchestra takes to the stage to perform some of the greatest big band hits of all time! For reservations, online tickets and info, click here.

Sat, December 23:  Sam Adams Christmas Party at Lostbo Pub: Stop in the pub anytime from 3:30-5:30 after a day of skiing at Black Mountain and celebrate the holidays with Sam Adams giveaways.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout November in Mt Washington Valley.

Click here for a complete Spirit of the Holidays calendar of holiday events for apres ski opportunities.

Dining Deals in Mt Washington Valley –Dec 14-21, 2017

Meal deals in Mt Washington ValleySkiers and riders also need great food, and with 75 or so restaurants in Mt Washington Valley, you’re sure to find something to feed every palate and every age.  And with all the great snow that fell over the past week…not to mention all the hard work of our snowmakers and groomers…skiers and riders are sure to work up a big appetite.

In addition, these restaurants offer great meal deals, so plan your apres ski fun accordingly!

Meals Deals!

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Glen, NH

On Tuesdays – Buck a Bone Night in the Pub with Red Parka Pub’s famous BBQ Ribs for $1 each

On Wednesdays – Wing It Wednesday with 72-cent Wings

On Thursdays – Prime Time Thursdays – 10 oz. Prime Rib Dinner with fresh vegetable & choice of potato for $12.95.

At Max’s Tavern, Snowvillage Inn, Snowville, NH

On Tuesdays: The local flavor comes out every Tuesday 5:30-9:00 PM at Snowvillage Inn: In addition to the daily menu, the locals’ menu is served, offering made from scratch comfort food, priced just right for our local friends. And on Tuesdays, no matter where you’re from, everyone’s a local at Max’s Tavern.

On Thursdays: Max’s In The Raw & the Famous Oyster Orgy! Oysters, Littlenecks, Ceviche and Crudo:  Snowvillage Inn innkeepers, Jen and Kevin, have traveled up and down the coast of Maine in search of the sweetest and largest oysters.  The goldmine is the Damariscotta River….briny, strong shell, plump meat, meaty texture with the true taste of the sea and Snowvillage Inn gets them fresh almost daily! Click here for the menu of the day.

At Christmas Farm Inn, Jackson

  • Mondays are 2-for-1 night: Buy one entrée, get second entrée free
  • Tuesdays: Succulent Turkey Dinner, including salad, entrée, dessert – $19
  • Wednesday is German Night!
  • Thursday is Steak Night: Build your own steak entrée
  • Friday is Seafood Night
  • Saturday is Wild Game Night: Venison, Elk, Duck & more
  • Sunday: Taste of Italy with Italian specialties

Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

  • Twofer Tuesdays: 2 people, 2 entrees, 1 price: $24.95 (Dine in Only)
  • Wednesday Happy Hour: 4:00-6:00pm, $2 Tacos (steak, pork, chicken, fish)
  • Thursdays: Buck-A-Beer: Order any burger, get a beer for a buck
  • Fridays: Happy Hour, 4:00-6:00pm

At White Mountain Hotel, West Side Road, North Conway

Every Friday: Friday Night Seafood Fest in Ledges Restaurant: New England seafood specialties served directly at your table. Offerings include your choice of salad or soup, appetizers including mini raw bar, gulf shrimp cocktail and poached salmon. Entrees include orange ginger diver scallops, cod and lobster duo, smoked sugar and chile grilled salmon, shrimp scampi and classic broiled seafood platter. Dessert is also included in this 4-Course menu. Seafood Fest menu changes often. Regular menu also available. Click here for sample menu.

Sundays: Grand Sunday Brunch: A White Mountain Hotel tradition since 1990. Includes chef-attended omelet station, bacon, maple sausage, homemade corned beef hash, home fries, Belgian waffles with a variety of fresh fruit toppings, whipped cream and homemade maple butter, chef-attended carving station with two carved roasts of the day, weekly entrée specials, fresh vegetables of the day, homemade soups, pancakes and Eggs Benedict from the kitchen, a delectable dessert table and much more.

 At Traditions Restaurant at Purity Spring Resort, East Madison, NH

Note: Traditions Restaurant & Pub plans to be closed December 3 – 14 for annual maintenance/cleaning and will reopen December 15.

$10 Sunday And Monday Menu Items: Enjoy a night out to start your week with special $10 menu items every Sunday and Monday. Order one for yourself or order a few dishes and share with the table.

Tap N’ A Flat Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, head to the pub for a “Tap N’ A Flat” beer and a pizza special. Enjoy your choice of cheese, pepperoni or grilled vegetable flatbread and craft draft pint from one of the taps for only $12.

All-You-Can-Eat Ribs Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, tuck in to all-you-can-eat Carolina Pork Ribs served with traditional cole slaw and french fries for $20 per person.

And at King Pine, $10 Burger and Beer* at the Trail’s End Tavern with valid lift ticket. Offer valid on non-holiday Tuesdays and applies to 4-9 p.m. lift tickets.

At Wildcat Inn & Tavern, Jackson, NH

Tuesdays: Two One-Pound Lobsters for $26.95 from 5:00-9:00pm

Wednesday Dinner for Two Menu: Make Wednesday your date night and choose from a special two-for-$26.95 menu.  While the menu changes weekly, look for popular entrees from the menu plus a few specials too.  Two entrees from the special menu are only $26.95 (plus tax & gratuity) for both.  Click here for sample menu.

Every Friday Night: Fish Fry / Oyster Lover Special : Enjoy a special fish fry along with an oyster special Every Friday Night from 5:00-9:00pm.

Thursday Night Pasta Specials for snow sports employees– Every Thursday through Dec 22, enjoy a special Chicken Parm Dinner. $7.95 plus $3.00 beer for any who works in the snow or summer sport industries. Special pricing for snowsports employees; all are welcome.

At Oxford House Inn, Fryeburg, ME:

Thursday Night Pint & a Pound- $14.95: Includes one pound of Steamed Maine Mussels or Little Neck Clams, prepared in your choice of 5 different flavors from around the world and a Pint of local craft Beer (or glass of wine if preferred) and a basket of Artisan Focaccia & Multigrain Bread.

Taco Trio Tuesdays- $12 for Three: Includes three different authentic and creative tacos.

At Lobster Trap, Seafood, Steaks & Italian, West Side Road, North Conway

Early bird specials start at $10.95 and are served daily from 11:30am until 6:00pm. Early bird dishes are served with homemade rolls, and French fries, onion rings or cole slaw.

 Themed Food Events throughout Mt Washington Valley!

Tuckerman’s exclusive Hairball Ale makes its debut at Wildcat Pub: As part of the 60th anniversary celebration, Wildcat Mountain partnered up with Tuckerman Brewing Company to create a special ale that would be available to mug club members and the public at Wildcat Pub. The ale has been affectionately named, Hairball Ale and will be available in the pub within the next week.  The tap of course will feature a custom design handle of a cat.

Thurs, Dec 14:  Pizza Fundraiser at Shannon Door Pub for National Honor Society.  Enjoy pizza for a cause.

December   16, 23: Cocoa with Mrs. Claus at Omni Mt Washington Resort: Bring the whole family to enjoy cocoa, holiday music and a holiday craft with Mrs. Claus.  Decorate cookies and hear a holiday story read by Mrs. Claus too. Reservations required. $30 per person.  Call Activities Concierge at 603-278-8989.

December  16, 17: Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour: Deemed a must do “Chocolaty Delicious” event by all who ride, each rider receives an average of 10 hand-made chocolates, a festive Christmas holiday bag for any chocolates not eaten on the tour, a Jingle Bell and an Austrian Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride through the Village of Jackson, NH. Sleighs run hourly from 11 AM – 4 PM on the days listed. Each sleigh can hold 10 people. There are at least 4 sleighs that go out per hour. Ticket sales are now open to any visitors booking their stays at one of the Jackson Lodging members Ticket sales for anyone booking a group of 10 or more can book by calling 603-383-9356. Tickets are $25 each and must be reserved. Info: Click here.

Sun, Dec 17: Artisan’s Night at Shannon Door Pub: 17 local artists, jewelers and crafters will sell their goods form 4:30-8:30. Shop, have pizza and hear great muis with Kevin Donal and Simon Crawford (starting at 7:30pm) all under one Irish roof!

Monday, December 18: Dinner at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel with Glenn Miller Orchestra: Enjoy a 3-course dinner in the Omni Mount Washington Hotel Grand Ballroom and dance the night away to tunes from the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Doors open at 6:00pm, orchestra begins at 8:30pm. $70-$80 per person. Reserve online at www.BrettonWoods/GlennMiller or 603-278-8989.

Planning ahead to New Year’s Eve? The list of restaurants offering wonderful dinners and events throughout Mt Washington is too long to list here. Simply click here to the list, which is updated often.

Other Deals!

From Indian Mound Golf Club:

Gift cards now on sale:  can be used for (restaurant, greens fees & carts)
* $100 or more:  20% off
* all other gift cards 10% off!

White Mountain Hotel Frequent Diner Program

Enjoy a free entrée for every ten times you dine at White Mountain Hotel.  Please inquire at the Front Desk with any questions.

Horsefeathers Preferred Diner Program

Earn points for every dollar you spend at Horsefeathers toward a $50.00 Gift Certificate. And on your birthday, receive a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée.  Click here to sign up.

Traditions at Purity Spring Resort Loyalty Card Program

With your Traditions Loyalty Card in-hand, you will earn one point for each dollar you spend at Traditions. When you reach 500 points, you will earn a Traditions gift card with a value of $25! To receive your Traditions Loyalty Card, please ask your server the next time you visit, and begin earning points right away! Click here for program guidelines.

The Great Red Parka Gift Card Sale Returns! From now until December 17, 2017, with every purchase of $100 in Gift Cards Red Parka will give you one for $20 for free! Order online, by phone or in person. Sale is on from Nov. 24th – Dec 17th. Click here to order online or call (603) 383-4344.

Free Gift Certificate from Inn at Thorn Hill

The Inn at Thorn Hill and Spa has teamed up with Attitash Mountain Village Resort, a premier vacation ownership resort.  Sign up for a 90 minute of Attitash Mountain Village and receive a $200 Inn at Thorn Hill gift certificate.  It can be used any time within a year of issue for dining, lodging or spa.  Click here for full details.

Discounted Valley Originals Gift Certificates – still a few left

The Valley Originals is a group of independently owned restaurants throughout Mt Washington Valley.  You’ll recognize them from the yellow flags with a fork and plate hanging outside their doors. To fund the community giving projects throughout Mt Washington Valley, Valley Originals sells discounted gift certificates. They make a great holiday gift.  There are still a few left.  Click here to view and purchase the remaining gift certificates.

Horsefeathers Countdown to Christmas Gift Certificate Sale

The official Countdown to Christmas starts at midnight November 23rd and lasts for 31 days with great deals on Gift Certificates. The sooner you buy, the better the savings.  Gift Certificates are available in $50 & $100 denominations and make great gifts for holidays, birthdays or just about any occasion you can think of.

Visit this page  and purchase your discounted Gift Certificates for incredible savings!

The following chart shows you the discount percentage for each day starting November 24th. (Please allow five to seven days for gift card delivery)

November 30 21% off December 15 5% off
December 1 19% off December 16 5% off
December 2 18% off December 17 5% off
December 3 17% off December 18 5% off
December 4 16% off December 19 5% off
December 5 15% off December 20 5% off
December 6 14% off December 21 5% off
December 7 13% off December 22 5% off
December 8 12% off December 23 5% off

For a complete list of restaurants and dining opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, click here.

Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of Dec 7-14, 2017

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Our readers asked us to share insight into nightlife opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, so each week we’ll compile a list of live entertainment and apres ski fun.

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week.

Throughout November & December

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH:

Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.

Dec 8 – Skier Appreciation Night 7-9 with representatives from all of the ski areas, touring centers & ski shops here to talk about what’s new & exciting for ski season.  Great raffle prizes with the proceeds going to ESSC Jr Ski Program.  Promo Night with Tuckerman Brewery – specials on Tuckerman drafts.  The Dean Machine for entertainment in the pub starting at 9pm.

Dec 9:  Now is Now in the Pub from 9:00pm – 12:30am

Dec 10: Blues Sunday with Lefty Younger from 5:30 – 9:00pm

Dec 15-16: Neon Alley in the Pub from 9:00pm-12:30am

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH:

Every Tuesday: Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern: Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” night life hot spot for over 30 years. Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host, Jonathan Sarty, takes the stage at the Wildcat Tavern as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night.

Every WednesdayWhite Mountain Ceili Band: Join Michael Levine (guitar), Dexter Harding (tenor banjo), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) & Fiona Howell (flute) for traditional Irish Session music from 7:00-9:00pm. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and dance a little jig as these accomplished musicians play centuries old tunes.

Every Friday: Al Shafner: Catch Al from 7:30-10:00pm in the Tavern. Al (also known as “the Rev”) is a singer/guitarist who’s been pleasing audiences throughout New England for more years than he cares to admit to. He has served as front man for several successful bands and currently performs mostly as a solo artist and also with his backup band, The fabulous Revtones. The majority of his performances are centered in the Mount Washington Valley of NH, where he makes his home. The music is classic “songs you know by heart”, sure to stir up happy memories.

Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show: The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.

Additional entertainment at the Wildcat Tavern:

Dec 9: Becca Deshenes and The Rel-lis Trio in the Tavern from 8:30-11:00pm

Dec 16: Cold River Mini Concert Series featuring Acoustic Nuisance in the Tavern from 8:00-10:00pm. Jonathan Sarty opens the show.  Click here for ticket info and more.

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey.

At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson

  • Thurs, December 7: Johno & Friends, starting at 7:00pm
  • Fri, December 8-9: Marty Quirk, starting at 8:00pm
  • Sun, December 10: Kevin Dolan & Simon Crawford, starting at 7:30pm.

 Fri, December 8: Annual Christmas Concert at Stone Mountain Arts Center: Carol Noonan, Max Dyer on Cello and Kevin Barry on Guitar in the annual Christmas Concert at the Little White Church in Eaton starting at 7:30.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $58.  Click here for more information.

 Fri, December 9:  Jeff Conley performs at Shovel Handle Pub from 6:00-9:30pm.

Sat, December 9: Scott Baer in the Wildcat Pub: Enjoy some apres ski entertainment from 1:00-4:00pm.

 Sun, December 10: Fryeburg Academy Candlelight Concerts : The Fryeburg Academy Music Department presents the annual Candlelight Concerts, featuring the school’s choral and instrumental ensembles, at 4:00 and 7:00 pm. Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. No reservations necessary.

Wed, December 13, 7:00pm: Sweetback Sisters Country Christmas Swing-Along Spectacular at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, NH. A popular show delivering an explosion of yuletide splendor including trivia and prizes..  Tickets are $20/Adult in Advance and $25 at the Door and are available at the Gorham Town Hall, White Mountain Café and online at http://www.medallionoperahouse.org.  Click here for info.

Fri, December 15:  Stone Mountain LIVE for Christmas : This concert is hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys featuring Duke Levine and Kevin Barry with very special guest Jonathan Edwards! Enjoy holiday music, beautiful halls all decked out, and lots of holiday fun all come together in one great night that is fast becoming one of Maine’s treasured traditions. Click here for tickets and more info.

Fri, December 15: Scott Baer performs at Shovel Handle Pub from 6:00-9:30pm

Sat, December 16: Riley Parkhust Project for apres ski fun in the Wildcat Mountain Pub, 1:00-4:00pm.

Sun,  December 17, 4:00 PM – Music from the Realms of Glory: The Mountain Top Community Orchestra presents music of the season by Corelli, Williams, Menotti, Pugh, and local composer Ken Turley. At the Lutheran Church of the Nativity in North Conway. Conducted by Ellen Schwindt. Suggested donation $10/person, $20/family.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout November in Mt Washington Valley.

Click here for a complete Spirit of the Holidays calendar of holiday events for apres ski opportunities.

Dining Deals in Mt Washington Valley –Dec 7-14, 2017

Meal deals in Mt Washington ValleySkiers and riders also need great food, and with 75 or so restaurants in Mt Washington Valley, you’re sure to find something to feed every palate and every age.

In addition, these restaurants offer great meal deals, so plan your apres ski fun accordingly!

Meals Deals Throughout December

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Glen, NH

On Tuesdays – Buck a Bone Night in the Pub with Red Parka Pub’s famous BBQ Ribs for $1 each

On Wednesdays – Wing It Wednesday with 72-cent Wings

On Thursdays – Prime Time Thursdays – 10 oz. Prime Rib Dinner with fresh vegetable & choice of potato for $12.95.

At Max’s Tavern, Snowvillage Inn, Snowville, NH

On Tuesdays: The local flavor comes out every Tuesday 5:30-9:00 PM at Snowvillage Inn: In addition to the daily menu, the locals’ menu is served, offering made from scratch comfort food, priced just right for our local friends. And on Tuesdays, no matter where you’re from, everyone’s a local at Max’s Tavern.

On Thursdays: Max’s In The Raw & the Famous Oyster Orgy! Oysters, Littlenecks, Ceviche and Crudo:  Snowvillage Inn innkeepers, Jen and Kevin, have traveled up and down the coast of Maine in search of the sweetest and largest oysters.  The goldmine is the Damariscotta River….briny, strong shell, plump meat, meaty texture with the true taste of the sea and Snowvillage Inn gets them fresh almost daily! Click here for the menu of the day.

At Christmas Farm Inn, Jackson

  • Mondays are 2-for-1 night: Buy one entrée, get second entrée free
  • Tuesdays: Succulent Turkey Dinner, including salad, entrée, dessert – $19
  • Wednesday is German Night!
  • Thursday is Steak Night: Build your own steak entrée
  • Friday is Seafood Night
  • Saturday is Wild Game Night: Venison, Elk, Duck & more
  • Sunday: Taste of Italy with Italian specialties

Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

  • Twofer Tuesdays: 2 people, 2 entrees, 1 price: $24.95 (Dine in Only)
  • Wednesday Happy Hour: 4:00-6:00pm, $2 Tacos (steak, pork, chicken, fish)
  • Thursdays: Buck-A-Beer: Order any burger, get a beer for a buck
  • Fridays: Happy Hour, 4:00-6:00pm

At Lobster Trap, Seafood, Steaks & Italian, West Side Road, North Conway

Early bird specials start at $10.95 and are served daily from 11:30am until 6:00pm. Early bird dishes are served with homemade rolls, and French fries, onion rings or cole slaw.

At White Mountain Hotel, West Side Road, North Conway

Every Friday: Friday Night Seafood Fest in Ledges Restaurant: New England seafood specialties served directly at your table. Offerings include your choice of salad or soup, appetizers including mini raw bar, gulf shrimp cocktail and poached salmon. Entrees include orange ginger diver scallops, cod and lobster duo, smoked sugar and chile grilled salmon, shrimp scampi and classic broiled seafood platter. Dessert is also included in this 4-Course menu. Seafood Fest menu changes often. Regular menu also available. Click here for sample menu.

Sundays: Grand Sunday Brunch: A White Mountain Hotel tradition since 1990. Includes chef-attended omelet station, bacon, maple sausage, homemade corned beef hash, home fries, Belgian waffles with a variety of fresh fruit toppings, whipped cream and homemade maple butter, chef-attended carving station with two carved roasts of the day, weekly entrée specials, fresh vegetables of the day, homemade soups, pancakes and Eggs Benedict from the kitchen, a delectable dessert table and much more.

 At Traditions Restaurant at Purity Spring Resort, East Madison, NH

Note: Traditions Restaurant & Pub plans to be closed December 3 – 14 for annual maintenance/cleaning and will reopen December 15.

$10 Sunday And Monday Menu Items: Enjoy a night out to start your week with special $10 menu items every Sunday and Monday. Order one for yourself or order a few dishes and share with the table.

Tap N’ A Flat Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, head to the pub for a “Tap N’ A Flat” beer and a pizza special. Enjoy your choice of cheese, pepperoni or grilled vegetable flatbread and craft draft pint from one of the taps for only $12.

All-You-Can-Eat Ribs Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, tuck in to all-you-can-eat Carolina Pork Ribs served with traditional cole slaw and french fries for $20 per person.

And at King Pine, $10 Burger and Beer* at the Trail’s End Tavern with valid lift ticket. Offer valid on non-holiday Tuesdays and applies to 4-9 p.m. lift tickets.

At Wildcat Inn & Tavern, Jackson, NH

Tuesdays: Two One-Pound Lobsters for $26.95 from 5:00-9:00pm

Wednesday Dinner for Two Menu: Make Wednesday your date night and choose from a special two-for-$26.95 menu.  While the menu changes weekly, look for popular entrees from the menu plus a few specials too.  Two entrees from the special menu are only $26.95 (plus tax & gratuity) for both.  Click here for sample menu.

Every Friday Night: Fish Fry / Oyster Lover Special : Enjoy a special fish fry along with an oyster special Every Friday Night from 5:00-9:00pm.

 Thursday Night Pasta Specials for snow sports employees– Every Thursday through Dec 22, enjoy a special Chicken Parm Dinner. $7.95 plus $3.00 beer for any who works in the snow or summer sport industries. Special pricing for snowsports employees; all are welcome.

At Oxford House Inn, Fryeburg, ME:

Thursday Night Pint & a Pound- $14.95: Includes one pound of Steamed Maine Mussels or Little Neck Clams, prepared in your choice of 5 different flavors from around the world and a Pint of local craft Beer (or glass of wine if preferred) and a basket of Artisan Focaccia & Multigrain Bread.

Taco Trio Tuesdays- $12 for Three: Includes three different authentic and creative tacos

Themed Food Events throughout Mt Washington Valley!

December  9, 16, 23: Cocoa with Mrs. Claus at Omni Mt Washington Resort: Bring the whole family to enjoy cocoa, holiday music and a holiday craft with Mrs. Claus.  Decorate cookies and hear a holiday story read by Mrs. Claus too. Reservations required. $30 per person.  Call Activities Concierge at 603-278-8989.

December 9, 16, 17: Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour: Deemed a must do “Chocolaty Delicious” event by all who ride, each rider receives an average of 10 hand-made chocolates, a festive Christmas holiday bag for any chocolates not eaten on the tour, a Jingle Bell and an Austrian Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride through the Village of Jackson, NH. Sleighs run hourly from 11 AM – 4 PM on the days listed. Each sleigh can hold 10 people. There are at least 4 sleighs that go out per hour. Ticket sales are now open to any visitors booking their stays at one of the Jackson Lodging members Ticket sales for anyone booking a group of 10 or more can book by calling 603-383-9356. Tickets are $25 each and must be reserved. Info: Click here.

December 9-10: 21st Annual Inn to Inn Cookie and Candy Tour:  From 11:00am – 4:00pm, visit 11 inns all dressed in their holiday finery; taste scrumptious holiday cookies and candy, and take home a collection of scrumptious recipes in a keepsake cookbook, and do a little holiday shopping as inns will feature artisans and vendors. In addition, demonstrations, artisan sales and gift ideas will be featured at each inn. Save your holiday shopping for some unique items on display throughout the weekend. Stay at one of the inns and receive a custom-made keepsake ornament.  Two- night Cookie Tour packages including two nights’ accommodations, breakfast each morning, two tour tickets, recipe collection, and a collectors’ ornament. Lodging packages on sale now and the best way to assure you get tickets. Day tickets go on sale starting November 27, 2017 for $30 each.   All tickets must be reserved in advance. Call 800-338-1356 or 603-356-2642 to reserve day tickets or book a weekend stay with any participating inn.  Info: http://www.countryinnsinthewhitemountains.com.

Monday, December 18: Dinner at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel with Glenn Miller Orchestra: Enjoy a 3-course dinner in the Omni Mount Washington Hotel Grand Ballroom and dance the night away to tunes from the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Doors open at 6:00pm, orchestra begins at 8:30pm. $70-$80 per person. Reserve online at www.BrettonWoods/GlennMiller or 603-278-8989.

Other Deals!

From Indian Mound Golf Club

Gift cards now on sale:  can be used for (restaurant, greens fees & carts)
* $100 or more:  20% off
* all other gift cards 10% off!

White Mountain Hotel Frequent Diner Program

Enjoy a free entrée for every ten times you dine at White Mountain Hotel.  Please inquire at the Front Desk with any questions.

Horsefeathers Preferred Diner Program

Earn points for every dollar you spend at Horsefeathers toward a $50.00 Gift Certificate. And on your birthday, receive a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée.  Click here to sign up.

Traditions at Purity Spring Resort Loyalty Card Program

With your Traditions Loyalty Card in-hand, you will earn one point for each dollar you spend at Traditions. When you reach 500 points, you will earn a Traditions gift card with a value of $25! To receive your Traditions Loyalty Card, please ask your server the next time you visit, and begin earning points right away! Click here for program guidelines.

The Great Red Parka Gift Card Sale Returns! From now until December 17, 2017, with every purchase of $100 in Gift Cards Red Parka will give you one for $20 for free! Order online, by phone or in person. Sale is on from Nov. 24th – Dec 17th. Click here to order online or call (603) 383-4344.

Free Gift Certificate from Inn at Thorn Hill

The Inn at Thorn Hill and Spa has teamed up with Attitash Mountain Village Resort, a premier vacation ownership resort.  Sign up for a 90 minute of Attitash Mountain Village and receive a $200 Inn at Thorn Hill gift certificate.  It can be used any time within a year of issue for dining, lodging or spa.  Click here for full details.

Discounted Valley Originals Gift Certificates – still a few left

The Valley Originals is a group of independently owned restaurants throughout Mt Washington Valley.  You’ll recognize them from the yellow flags with a fork and plate hanging outside their doors. To fund the community giving projects throughout Mt Washington Valley, Valley Originals sells discounted gift certificates. They make a great holiday gift.  There are still a few left.  Click here to view and purchase the remaining gift certificates.

Black Friday Gift Certificate Sale at White Mountain Hotel – offer valid through Dec 1, 2017 only

Purchase a $100 Gift Certificate to the White Mountain Hotel and receive a $20 bonus gift certificate free with purchase. These restrictions apply to the $20 Bonus Certificate:

  • Expires one year from date of issue.
  • Cannot be combined with any other sale, offer, discount or promotion.
  • Has no cash value and no refunds on unused portion.
  • Cannot be used on Group Bookings.
  • Valid toward overnight accommodations or dining in Ledges Restaurant.

Offer is valid from 7:00 AM on Friday, November 24th through 12 noon on Friday, December 1st ONLY. Call the Hotel to purchase and refer to BLACK FRIDAY SALE. Call. 800-533-6301.

Horsefeathers Countdown to Christmas Gift Certificate Sale

The official Countdown to Christmas starts at midnight November 23rd and lasts for 31 days with great deals on Gift Certificates. The sooner you buy, the better the savings.  Gift Certificates are available in $50 & $100 denominations and make great gifts for holidays, birthdays or just about any occasion you can think of.

Visit this page  and purchase your discounted Gift Certificates for incredible savings!

The following chart shows you the discount percentage for each day starting November 24th. (Please allow five to seven days for gift card delivery)

November 30 21% off December 15 5% off
December 1 19% off December 16 5% off
December 2 18% off December 17 5% off
December 3 17% off December 18 5% off
December 4 16% off December 19 5% off
December 5 15% off December 20 5% off
December 6 14% off December 21 5% off
December 7 13% off December 22 5% off
December 8 12% off December 23 5% off

For a complete list of restaurants and dining opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, click here.

Dining Deals in Mt Washington Valley – November 30-Dec 6, 2017

Meal deals in Mt Washington ValleySkiers and riders also need great food, and with 75 or so restaurants in Mt Washington Valley, you’re sure to find something to feed every palate and every age.

In addition, these restaurants offer great meal deals, so plan your apres ski fun accordingly!

Meals Deals Throughout November & December

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Glen, NH

On Tuesdays – Buck a Bone Night in the Pub with Red Parka Pub’s famous BBQ Ribs for $1 each

On Wednesdays – Wing It Wednesday with 72-cent Wings

On Thursdays – Prime Time Thursdays – 10 oz. Prime Rib Dinner with fresh vegetable & choice of potato for $12.95.

At Max’s Tavern, Snowvillage Inn, Snowville, NH

On Tuesdays: The local flavor comes out every Tuesday 5:30-9:00 PM at Snowvillage Inn: In addition to the daily menu, the locals’ menu is served, offering made from scratch comfort food, priced just right for our local friends. And on Tuesdays, no matter where you’re from, everyone’s a local at Max’s Tavern.

On Thursdays: Max’s In The Raw & the Famous Oyster Orgy! Oysters, Littlenecks, Ceviche and Crudo:  Snowvillage Inn innkeepers, Jen and Kevin, have traveled up and down the coast of Maine in search of the sweetest and largest oysters.  The goldmine is the Damariscotta River….briny, strong shell, plump meat, meaty texture with the true taste of the sea and Snowvillage Inn gets them fresh almost daily! Click here for the menu of the day.

At Christmas Farm Inn, Jackson

  • Mondays are 2-for-1 night: Buy one entrée, get second entrée free
  • Tuesdays: Succulent Turkey Dinner, including salad, entrée, dessert – $19
  • Wednesday is German Night!
  • Thursday is Steak Night: Build your own steak entrée
  • Friday is Seafood Night
  • Saturday is Wild Game Night: Venison, Elk, Duck & more
  • Sunday: Taste of Italy with Italian specialties

Chcolate Box from Deacon Street, North ConwayDeacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

  •   Twofer Tuesdays: 2 people, 2 entrees, 1 price: $24.95 (Dine in Only)
  • Wednesday Happy Hour: 4:00-6:00pm, $2 Tacos (steak, pork, chicken, fish)
  • Thursdays: Buck-A-Beer: Order any burger, get a beer for a buck
  • Fridays: Happy Hour, 4:00-6:00pm

At Lobster Trap, Seafood, Steaks & Italian, West Side Road, North Conway

Early bird specials start at $10.95 and are served daily from 11:30am until 6:00pm. Early bird dishes are served with homemade rolls, and French fries, onion rings or cole slaw.

At White Mountain Hotel, West Side Road, North Conway

Every Friday: Friday Night Seafood Fest in Ledges Restaurant: New England seafood specialties served directly at your table. Offerings include your choice of salad or soup, appetizers including mini raw bar, gulf shrimp cocktail and poached salmon. Entrees include orange ginger diver scallops, cod and lobster duo, smoked sugar and chile grilled salmon, shrimp scampi and classic broiled seafood platter. Dessert is also included in this 4-Course menu. Seafood Fest menu changes often. Regular menu also available. Click here for sample menu.

Sundays: Grand Sunday Brunch: A White Mountain Hotel tradition since 1990. Includes chef-attended omelet station, bacon, maple sausage, homemade corned beef hash, home fries, Belgian waffles with a variety of fresh fruit toppings, whipped cream and homemade maple butter, chef-attended carving station with two carved roasts of the day, weekly entrée specials, fresh vegetables of the day, homemade soups, pancakes and Eggs Benedict from the kitchen, a delectable dessert table and much more.

 At Traditions Restaurant at Purity Spring Resort, East Madison, NH

Note: Traditions Restaurant & Pub plans to be closed December 3 – 14 for annual maintenance/cleaning and will reopen December 15.

$10 Sunday And Monday Menu Items: Enjoy a night out to start your week with special $10 menu items every Sunday and Monday. Order one for yourself or order a few dishes and share with the table.

Tap N’ A Flat Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, head to the pub for a “Tap N’ A Flat” beer and a pizza special. Enjoy your choice of cheese, pepperoni or grilled vegetable flatbread and craft draft pint from one of the taps for only $12.

All-You-Can-Eat Ribs Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, tuck in to all-you-can-eat Carolina Pork Ribs served with traditional cole slaw and french fries for $20 per person.

And at King Pine, $10 Burger and Beer* at the Trail’s End Tavern with valid lift ticket. Offer valid on non-holiday Tuesdays and applies to 4-9 p.m. lift tickets.

At Wildcat Inn & Tavern, Jackson, NH

Tuesdays: Two One-Pound Lobsters for $26.95 from 5:00-9:00pm

Wednesday Dinner for Two Menu: Make Wednesday your date night and choose from a special two-for-$26.95 menu.  While the menu changes weekly, look for popular entrees from the menu plus a few specials too.  Two entrees from the special menu are only $26.95 (plus tax & gratuity) for both.  Click here for sample menu.

Every Friday Night: Fish Fry / Oyster Lover Special : Enjoy a special fish fry along with an oyster special Every Friday Night from 5:00-9:00pm.

 Thursday Night Pasta Specials for snow sports employees– Every Thursday through Dec 22, enjoy a special Chicken Parm Dinner. $7.95 plus $3.00 beer for any who works in the snow sport industries. Special pricing for snowsports employees; all are welcome.

At Oxford House Inn, Fryeburg, ME:

Thursday Night Pint & a Pound- $14.95: Includes one pound of Steamed Maine Mussels or Little Neck Clams, prepared in your choice of 5 different flavors from around the world and a Pint of local craft Beer (or glass of wine if preferred) and a basket of Artisan Focaccia & Multigrain Bread.

Taco Trio Tuesdays- $12 for Three: Includes three different authentic and creative tacos

Themed Food Events throughout Mt Washington Valley!

 Friday, Dec 1 & Saturday, Dec 2: We Need a Little Christmas Music Dinner at Inn at Crystal Lake Two nights of Christmas music from the world of Classical music and Broadway with Mary Bastoni, Vanessa Schukis & Cassandra Marsh. $65/per person* and includes the dinner and performance/lecture.  For more information, click here.  *does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity.

December 2, 9, 16, 23: Cocoa with Mrs. Claus at Omni Mt Washington Resort: Bring the whole family to enjoy cocoa, holiday music and a holiday craft with Mrs. Claus.  Decorate cookies and hear a holiday story read by Mrs. Claus too. Reservations required. $30 per person.  Call Activities Concierge at 603-278-8989.

December 2,3, 9, 16, 17: Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour: Deemed a must do “Chocolaty Delicious” event by all who ride, each rider receives an average of 10 hand-made chocolates, a festive Christmas holiday bag for any chocolates not eaten on the tour, a Jingle Bell and an Austrian Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride through the Village of Jackson, NH. Sleighs run hourly from 11 AM – 4 PM on the days listed. Each sleigh can hold 10 people. There are at least 4 sleighs that go out per hour. Ticket sales are now open to any visitors booking their stays at one of the Jackson Lodging members Ticket sales for anyone booking a group of 10 or more can book by calling 603-383-9356. Tickets are $25 each and must be reserved. Info: Click here.

1785 Inn's cookies served December 9-10: 21st Annual Inn to Inn Cookie and Candy Tour:  From 11:00am – 4:00pm, visit 11 inns all dressed in their holiday finery; taste scrumptious holiday cookies and candy, and take home a collection of scrumptious recipes in a keepsake cookbook, and do a little holiday shopping as inns will feature artisans and vendors. In addition, demonstrations, artisan sales and gift ideas will be featured at each inn. Save your holiday shopping for some unique items on display throughout the weekend. Stay at one of the inns and receive a custom-made keepsake ornament.  Two- night Cookie Tour packages including two nights’ accommodations, breakfast each morning, two tour tickets, recipe collection, and a collectors’ ornament. Lodging packages on sale now and the best way to assure you get tickets. Day tickets go on sale starting November 27, 2017 for $30 each.   All tickets must be reserved in advance. Call 800-338-1356 or 603-356-2642 to reserve day tickets or book a weekend stay with any participating inn.  Info: http://www.countryinnsinthewhitemountains.com.

Other Deals!

From Indian Mound Golf Club

Gift cards now on sale:  can be used for (restaurant, greens fees & carts)
* $100 or more:  20% off
* all other gift cards 10% off!

White Mountain Hotel Frequent Diner Program

Enjoy a free entrée for every ten times you dine at White Mountain Hotel.  Please inquire at the Front Desk with any questions.

Horsefeathers Preferred Diner Program

Earn points for every dollar you spend at Horsefeathers toward a $50.00 Gift Certificate. And on your birthday, receive a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée.  Click here to sign up.

Traditions at Purity Spring Resort Loyalty Card Program

With your Traditions Loyalty Card in-hand, you will earn one point for each dollar you spend at Traditions. When you reach 500 points, you will earn a Traditions gift card with a value of $25! To receive your Traditions Loyalty Card, please ask your server the next time you visit, and begin earning points right away! Click here for program guidelines.

The Great Red Parka Gift Card Sale Returns! From now until December 17, 2017, with every purchase of $100 in Gift Cards Red Parka will give you one for $20 for free! Order online, by phone or in person. Sale is on from Nov. 24th – Dec 17th. Click here to order online or call (603) 383-4344.

Free Gift Certificate from Inn at Thorn Hill

The Inn at Thorn Hill and Spa has teamed up with Attitash Mountain Village Resort, a premier vacation ownership resort.  Sign up for a 90 minute of Attitash Mountain Village and receive a $200 Inn at Thorn Hill gift certificate.  It can be used any time within a year of issue for dining, lodging or spa.  Click here for full details.

Discounted Valley Originals Gift Certificates – still a few left

The Valley Originals is a group of independently owned restaurants throughout Mt Washington Valley.  You’ll recognize them from the yellow flags with a fork and plate hanging outside their doors. To fund the community giving projects throughout Mt Washington Valley, Valley Originals sells discounted gift certificates. They make a great holiday gift.  There are still a few left.  Click here to view and purchase the remaining gift certificates.

Black Friday Gift Certificate Sale at White Mountain Hotel – offer valid through Dec 1, 2017 only

Purchase a $100 Gift Certificate to the White Mountain Hotel and receive a $20 bonus gift certificate free with purchase. These restrictions apply to the $20 Bonus Certificate:

  • Expires one year from date of issue.
  • Cannot be combined with any other sale, offer, discount or promotion.
  • Has no cash value and no refunds on unused portion.
  • Cannot be used on Group Bookings.
  • Valid toward overnight accommodations or dining in Ledges Restaurant.

Offer is valid from 7:00 AM on Friday, November 24th through 12 noon on Friday, December 1st ONLY. Call the Hotel to purchase and refer to BLACK FRIDAY SALE. Call. 800-533-6301.

Horsefeathers Countdown to Christmas Gift Certificate Sale

The official Countdown to Christmas starts at midnight November 23rd and lasts for 31 days with great deals on Gift Certificates. The sooner you buy, the better the savings.  Gift Certificates are available in $50 & $100 denominations and make great gifts for holidays, birthdays or just about any occasion you can think of.

Visit this page starting on November 24th and purchase your discounted Gift Certificates for incredible savings!

The following chart shows you the discount percentage for each day starting November 24th. (Please allow five to seven days for gift card delivery)

November 30 21% off December 15 5% off
December 1 19% off December 16 5% off
December 2 18% off December 17 5% off
December 3 17% off December 18 5% off
December 4 16% off December 19 5% off
December 5 15% off December 20 5% off
December 6 14% off December 21 5% off
December 7 13% off December 22 5% off
December 8 12% off December 23 5% off

Valley Originals!

Valley Originals restaurants in Mt Washington ValleyWhen you see the yellow fork and plate flag outside a restaurant in Mt Washington Valley, you’ll know you’re at a Valley Originals restaurant.  All Valley Originals are independently owned and committed to offering fresh, quality cuisine. Together, the Valley Originals have contributed more than $300,000 to Mt Washington Valley non-profits.  You know you’re helping the community when you dine at a Valley Originals restaurant.

For a complete list of restaurants and dining opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, click here.

Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of November 30-Dec 6

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Our readers asked us to share insight into nightlife opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, so each week we’ll compile a list of live entertainment and apres ski fun.

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week.

Throughout November & December

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH

Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.

Dec 1 & 2:  Rock Bottom in the Pub from 9:00pm-12:30am

Dec 8 – Skier Appreciation Night 7-9 with representatives from all of the ski areas, touring centers & ski shops here to talk about what’s new & exciting for ski season.  Great raffle prizes with the proceeds going to ESSC Jr Ski Program.  Promo Night with Tuckerman Brewery – specials on Tuckerman drafts.  The Dean Machine for entertainment in the pub starting at 9pm.

Dec 9:  Now is Now in the Pub from 9:00pm – 12:30am

Dec 10: Blues Sunday with Lefty Younger from 5:30 – 9:00pm

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH

Every Tuesday: Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern: Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” night life hot spot for over 30 years. Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host, Jonathan Sarty, takes the stage at the Wildcat Tavern as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night.

Every WednesdayWhite Mountain Ceili Band: Join Michael Levine (guitar), Dexter Harding (tenor banjo), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) & Fiona Howell (flute) for traditional Irish Session music from 7:00-9:00pm. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and dance a little jig as these accomplished musicians play centuries old tunes.

Every Friday: Al Shafner: Catch Al from 7:30-10:00pm in the Tavern. Al (also known as “the Rev”) is a singer/guitarist who’s been pleasing audiences throughout New England for more years than he cares to admit to. He has served as front man for several successful bands and currently performs mostly as a solo artist and also with his backup band, The fabulous Revtones. The majority of his performances are centered in the Mount Washington Valley of NH, where he makes his home. The music is classic “songs you know by heart”, sure to stir up happy memories.

Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show: The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.

Additional entertainment at the Wildcat Tavern:

December 3: Holiday Dinner/Dance with Vanessa Trouble, Jonathan Sarty and the Cold River Radio Band from 5:00 pm  to  11:00 pm offered by Cold River Radio in support of Mountain Top Music’s Majestic Theatre Project. Enjoy an evening of music, dinner and dancing in the Wildcat Inn & Tavern dining room. Music provided by  Manhattan Jazz Vocalist Vanessa Trouble, Guitarist Steve Salerno, Jonathan Sarty and The Cold River Radio Band. Tickets are $35 per person.  All proceeds to benefit the Majestic Theatre Project (Dinner and drinks additional and not included ). Dinner reservations may be made for 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 7:00 & 7:15. Call 603-356-8700 or 603-383-4245 for reservations.

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey.

At Shovel Handle Pub, located at the base of Black Mountain in Jackson

Friday, December 1: Riley & Dan Parkhurst from 6:00-9:30pm

Friday, December 8: Jeff Conley from 6:00-9:30pm

Thurs, November 30: MAINELAND, a documentary: The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center presents Director Miao Wang’s new documentary film, MAINELAND  at 7:00 pm. Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., MAINELAND is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers as they settle into a boarding school at Fryeburg Academy. The film has already won numerous awards at film festivals all over the U.S. including SXSW 2017, IFFBOSTON 2017, and the Camden International Film Festival. As a special treat, Director Miao Wang will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or by calling the box office at 207-935-9232.

Sat, December 2: Jonathan Sarty in the Wildcat Pub: A favorite entertainer throughout Mt Washington Valley, enjoy his tunes from 1:00-4:00pm.

 Fri, December 8: Annual Eaton Christmas Concert: Carol Noonan, Max Dyer on Cello and Kevin Barry on Guitar in the annual Christmas Concert at the Little White Church in Eaton starting at 7:30.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $58.  Click here for more information.

Sat, December 9: Scott Baer in the Wildcat Pub: Enjoy some apres ski entertainment from 1:00-4:00pm.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout November in Mt Washington Valley.

Click here for a complete Spirit of the Holidays calendar of holiday events for apres ski opportunities.

Holiday on Ice Show & Conway Village Holiday Celebration

Mount Washington Valley Skating Club will be present its annual “Holiday on Ice” skating show Saturday, December 2 at 5:15 p.m. at the Ham Arena, in Conway Village.

This year’s show will feature performances by club skaters, aged 3 to adult, skating lessons for Santa and a guest synchronized skating presentation by the visiting Ice Velvets Synchro Team. Admission is free, courtesy of Community Celebrations Committee, and free fresh baked holiday cookies will be served by parents of skaters and local community members.

Following the performance there will be free public ice skating until 7 pm. Rentals and helmets will be available courtesy of Ham Arena. Other refreshments including pizza will be available for purchase.

The Holiday on Ice Show follows a host of other family activities sponsored by the Conway Community Celebrations Committee, including photos with Santa at Conway’s Northway Bank on West Main Street from 12:30-2:30 pm, a tree lighting with Santa in Conway Village at 4 pm that includes hot chocolate and caroling with daCapo choral group. Click here for more information about the Skating Club or Holiday on Ice Show or other holiday events in Mt. Washington Valley.

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