Events, Snow and Apres-ski in the Mt. Washington Valley, NH

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January 15, 2015


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Wednesdays: Happy Hump Day at Black Mountain. 

Saturdays: Kids Apres Ski Party at Bretton Woods and Cranapalooza at Cranmore Mountain. Snowshoe Storytime with Believe in Books.


Wed & Saturdays: Free Waxing Demo at Jackson XC.


Jan 16:  Learn to Ski or Ride Free Week at Bretton Woods.

Jan. 17: Whitaker Woods Snowshoe Scramble with MWV Ski Touring Foundation.
Jan. 17: Happy Hump Day ski deal at Black Mt.
Jan. 17-18: Women’s Winter Escape at Great Glen Trails.



Jan 17-18: Stonehurst Manor Ice Bar. 

Jan. 18: Sunrise Tour on Mt. Washington SnowCoach

Jan. 18: Starlit Snowshoe Tour at Great Glen Trails.


Jan 19:  Geschmossel Classic Ski Race at Bretton Woods XC.


Jan 19: Start Fun. Start Free at Cranmore.


Jan 21:  Silver Fox Day at Black Mountain.
Jan 24:  8th Annual Military Salute Weekend at Attitash & Wildcat.
Jan. 24: WHEB Air Bag Contest at Shawnee Peak.
Jan. 24: Radio BDC at Wildcat Pub.
Jan. 25: Fat Biking at Great Glen Trails.
Jan. 25: Quick Tips at King Pine Ski Area.
Jan. 27: Ladies Day at Black Mt. 
Jan. 29: Silver Fox Day at Black Mt. 
Jan. 31: Cranapalooza at Cranmore Mt. 

Jan. 31: Moonlit XC Ski and Snowshoe Tour

at Bretton Woods.
Jan. 31: MCCP Moonlight Charity Challenge at Shawnee Peak.
Jan. 31: Powder Bear’s Snow Fest at King Pine Ski Area.
Jan. 31: Veterans Appreciation Day at Bretton Woods. 
Feb. 1: Big Game Day Slopeside Special at Bretton Woods. 
Feb. 8: Blues and Brunch at Wildcat Mountain.

Snow reports

Trail Report
Snowmobile trails are open and outfitters are excited to get you set-up on a snowmobile rental and individual or guided tours.


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Visitor information

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Stop at our Information Booth in North Conway Village and our  Valley Hosts will be happy to answer your questions and provide maps and brochures for your visit.


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Many of the photos you see here are taken by Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative Photography, our roving photographer with a keen eye.


North Conway, NH rated one of the top places to visit

Each year, Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel media company, named North Conway, NH was named to the Best of the US 2015 list.

Click here to read the full article.


Snow reports
As we look ahead to the weekend, here is a quick trail and lift count at the Valley’s seven ski resorts from this morning, January 15, 2015:

Attitash – Open daily. 47 trails. 7 lifts. Base depth: 12″ – 24″. 2″ new snow in the past 42 hours, 3″ new snow in the past 5 days.  Season snowfall total: 38″. Snowmaking underway.

Black Mountain – 29 trails. 3 lifts. Base depth: 20″ – 32″. 2″ of new snow in the past 5 days. Season snowfall total:  35″.  Snowmaking underway.

Bretton Woods – Open daily. 60 trails. 8 lifts. Base depth: 12″ – 24″. 3″ to 5″ new snow in the past 48 hours.. Season Snowfall total:  72″. Snowmaking underway.

Cranmore – Open daily. 34 trails. 6 lifts. Base depth: 12″ – 24″. 2″ of new snow in the past 48 hours. Season snowfall total: 34″. Snowmaking underway.   

King Pine – Open daily. 17 trails. 5 lifts. Base depth: 16″ – 30″. 1″ of new snow in the past 4 days. Season snowfall total: 38″.

Shawnee Peak – Open daily. 29 trails. 4 lifts. Base depth: 15″ – 26″. 3″ new snow in the past 48 hours.

 Wildcat – Open daily. 32 trails. 4 lifts Base depth: 18″ – 32″. 2″ to 3″ of new snow in the past 48 hours. 3″-5″ in the past 5 days. Season snowfall total: 78″. Snowmaking underway.

Here’s a look at the cross country ski and snowshoe terrain open at the Valley’s six XC centers:

Bear Notch Ski Touring – 20km classic, 35km skating. Base depth: 8″-18″. 1″ of new snow in the past 4 days.

Bretton Woods Nordic –  57km classic; 64km skate groomed.  Base depth: 6″ – 18.” 3″ to 5″ of new snow in the past 48 hours. Season snowfall total: 72″.  

Great Glen Trails – 45km trails open, 18km tracked/18km skate groomed. Base depth: 14″-16″. 1″ new snow in the past 48 hours, 3″ new snow in the past 6 days.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation – 124km open, including backcountry. 76km classic; 78km machine groomed tracks. Base depth: 14″ – 18.”  2″ of new snow in the past 48 hours. 4″ of new snow in the past 5 days.

Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring – Now open daily in Whitaker Woods & Intervale Loop. 45km snowshoe trails. 20km classic; 20km skating. Base depth: 4″-10″. 2″ of new snow in the past 6 days.

Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Reserve – Stay tuned for a projected opening date.

Please note: Remember, daily hours, conditions and information for Mt. Washington Valley’s 13 ski resorts and XC centers is weather-dependent and based upon today’s date only. Be sure to check the resort’s ski reports for updated information as trail, lift and snow depths will change daily.

A skier enjoys the snow and the view at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton on Jan. 14. Photo Dan Houde/ Wiseguy Creative.

Where do you find the most unique winter fun on the slopes?  Mt Washington Valley, NH

Mt. Washington Valley has earned  its share of kudos over the last few years, including being rated by National Geographic as a “Top Skiing Destination in the World” and a spot on Lonely Planet’s “Top Ten Places to Visit in 2015,” in part due to the huge variety of things to do for every age and interest. Ski resorts and outdoor and adventure centers are always coming up with new and exciting ways to help you create memories with your families, try new activities and ultimately, have more fun on the snow.  Why not plan your next Mt Washington Valley winter trip around one of these unique programs?
Over the Jan. 24-25 weekend, Attitash and Wildcat Mountain will honor the nation’s veterans and its active duty military with a Military Salute Weekend with free lift tickets for active duty, veteran and retired service men and women as well as discounted lift tickets ($45 all ages) for active duty family members with ID on Jan. 24. Special events will also ensue over the weekend at Attitash Mountain only, including a special flag parade, led by an honor guard, après ski entertainment in Ptarmigan’s Pub and on Jan. 25 the 6th Annual Battle of the Branches GS Race will take place. Click for more info.
If you have energy left after skiing and riding all day at Cranmore Mountain Resort keep the fun going at the Cranmore Adventure Park, which was rated “Number 3 in the East for off-hill activities at a mountain” by Ski Magazine and includes a Giant Swing, Soaring Eagle Zipline, Mountain Coaster and tubing park.  
The Bretton Woods Canopy Tour is a three hour zipline tour that lets adventure seekers descend over 1,000 feet from tree-top ziplines and platforms.  Nine ziplines, two sky bridges and three rappels are all a part of the tour.
For more fun ways to enjoy the snow in the Mt. Washington Valley, click here.

8 ways to insure your new year’s resolutions don’t go by the wayside

The new year, means a fresh start for many. Do you have a list of goals you would like to achieve or have created new year’s resolutions you’re adamant about keeping in 2015? Nearly 50-percent of new years resolutions focus on being healthier, more fit or conquering a fear or experiencing an adventure. While the age-old symbol of a new year remains the same, the Mt. Washington Valley, NH has  many ways to achieve all of your goals for 2015 on the slopes.

Let 2015 be all about getting out there and trying something new in Mt Washington Valley. If you have never skied before now is the perfect time to tackle that goal. January is Learn to Ski month, presented by Ski NH and Mt Washington Valley’s resorts.

Consider booking a Nordic lesson with Olympian Sue Wemyss at Great Glen Trails for a new challenge. For a three lesson package for $199, you’ll gain skills with

the personal attention from an Olympic athlete.
Bear Notch Ski Touring Center opens up their trail network to your furry and four-legged children. This Nordic center is pet friendly to allow you to enjoy a day out on the trails and help reach your 2015 goals with your dog(s) by your side. Portions of Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring Foundation, Great Glen Trails, Bretton Woods Nordic, Purity Spring Resort XC and Jackson Ski Touring Foundation’s trail networks are also pet friendly.
For all the ways in which you can reach your 2015 goal, click here to see how Mt. Washington Valley  can help.

Where the deals are

Every Tuesday is Ladies Day at Black Mt.Ladies ski for only $25, add a value lunch for an additional $10!  Discounted lessons and child care are also available. On Jan. 17 Black Mt. is also offering a $17 “Happy Hump Day” lift ticket deal.

The Start Fun. Start Free program at Cranmore Mountain offers free GET lessons and rentals on Jan. 19. Reservations are limited to call 1-800-Sun-N-Ski to get started.

January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

 throughout Mt Washington Valley.  This promotion is designed help first time skiers and boarders become comfortable on the slopes or trails by providing a lesson, rental equipment and lift ticket for $29 or trail pass for $19. Space and times are limited  and advance reservations are required. Click here for the full scoop on participating ski resorts/XC Centers and more. 
Click here for details on skiing and riding savings throughout Mt. Washington Valley.

Ski and stay

Enjoy a fun getaway at Wildcat Inn in the iconic village of Jackson, NH. With everything from live entertainment, dining and comfortable lodging all under one roof, the inn’s Cross-Country Ski, Snowshoe and Stay package is just the icing on the cake, or the powder on the trails if you will.

Your package includes:

One nights lodging

Two one day trail tickets to Jackson Ski Touring. 

Inn Rooms-$79.00 plus a NH lodging tax.

Inn Suites-$89.00 plus a NH lodging tax

Ski or snowshoe all day and return to the weekly charade of Hoot Night, featuring live music by New England musicians every Tuesday at 8pm or Apres-Ski entertainment on weekends. Wildcat’s dinner menu serves up twists on New England international fare paired with familiar craft beer brands and cocktails.


Reward yourself after a great day of skiing with apres-ski specials on food and beer and enjoy listening to live music at all the valley’s dining establishments and ski pubs.

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind Ice Bar in North Conway Village. Stonehurst Manor has partnered with Absolut Vodka to bring a spectacular winter Ice Bar on Jan. 17th and 18th from 4-10:00pm at the Manor. Tickets are $15 per person for those 21 years or older. Admission will include tastings from Absolut Vodka and its affiliates including Glenlivet Scotch, Chivas, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Avion Tequila, Kahula and Malibu. hors d’oeuvres, giveaways and a fashion show put on by Spruce Hurricane fashions. Outdoor fires will be available to keep guests warm and Stonehurst will even have TVs to watch the game at the Ice Bar.


The AMC Joe Dodge Lodge is celebrating its 25th year of the International Dinner Series. Ten Wednesdays throughout the winter season the lodge transforms into a cultural event where guests feast on internationally themed dinners served family style. Guests may bring their own beer or wine. A nightly raffle and cultural and inspirational presentation that lets you travel vicariously are all part of the evening. Registration is $24.00 for members and $29.00 for non-members.

Click here for a look at what’s going on for
events, beer promos, apres-ski and fun for the upcoming week.

Featured scenes of snow
A skier enjoys the fresh powder and snow depth at Bretton Woods on Jan. 14. Photo Mark Butterfield.
Wildcat Mountain caught this shot of a snowboarder catching an early chair and enjoy bluebird skies and a great view.
Breanne Torrey of Jackson Ski Touring Foundation captured this sunrise on Jan. 11 where the foundation has been enjoying some fantastic Nordic skiing.



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