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.
Apres Ski at the Ski Resorts…
Apres Ski at the Wildcat Pub
- Jan 5: Raft Matregrano, 12:30-3:30pm
- Jan 6: Pat Foley Band, 1:00-4:00pm
- Jan 12: Ryan St Onge, 12:30-3:30pm
- Jan 13: Jonathan Sarty Band, 1:00-4:00pm
- Jan 14: Pat Foley Solo, 1:00-4:00pm
Apres Ski at Attitash
- Jan 6: The Ross Livermore Band at Ptarmigans Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
- Jan 6: Den Sessions at Bear Peak featuring Mitch Alden, 2:00-4:30pm
- Jan 13: The Pat Foley Band at Ptarmigans Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
- Jan 13: Den Sessions at Bear Peak featuring Scott Baer, 2:00-4:30pm
Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort
Apres Ski at Zips: Enjoy live music to add to the apres ski fun in Zips Pub.
- Jan 6: Live Music at Zips Pub with Jonathan Sarty, 3:00-6:00pm
- Jan 13: Live Music at Zips Pub with Riley Parkhurst, 3:00-6:00pm
Jan 6 & 13: Cranapalooza! As the afternoon winds down, the festivities begin at Cranmore Mountain. Cranapalooza is a festival of music, entertainment and games hosted by no other than North Conway’s favorite penguin, C-More.
Jan 6: Vertical Challenge at Cranmore: A casual, fun & free race for all ages on Cranmore’s NASTAR course. The Vertical Challenge crew hosts family-friendly activities all day long at the base of Cranmore’s North Slope, with plenty of games & giveaways.
Bretton Woods Ski Resort presents apres ski parties:
- Jan 6, 13, 14: Adult Apres Ski Party, 3:00-5:50pm: When you’re finished with a great day on the trails, head to the 3rd floor and listen to some après ski entertainment. Try a new brew at Slopeside Pub located on the 3rd level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge. Entertainment will be from 3:00pm-5:30pm and Bar Promos are from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
- Jan 6 13, 14: Kids Apres Ski Party: 3:30-5:00pm: Kids ages 4-12 are welcome to join in this special supervised après ski fun upstairs in the Mount Washington View Room, located on the Heaven Level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge. Special après parties are scheduled on most Saturday’s throughout the year and during vacation and holiday periods. Each party will include live entertainment, games, activities, and refreshments for kids. Parents are welcome to leave their kids at this supervised program and enjoy entertainment at the Slopeside Lounge. Reservations are not required for this complimentary program. Click here to read about the different themed parties.
Jan 12: Winter Carnival at Bretton Woods: A weekend of activities inside and out. Click here for information.
Apres Ski at Black Mountain in the Lostbo Pub
- Fri, Jan 5: Apres Ski entertainment with Greg Walsh, 3:30-5:30pm
- Sat, Jan 6: Apres Ski entertainment with Candie Tremblay and Angry Orchard promotion, 3:30-5:30pm.
- Sun, Jan 7: Apres Ski entertainment with Tim Dion, 3:30-5:30pm
- Fri, Jan 12: Apres Ski entertainment with Riley Parkhurst, 3:30-5:30pm
- Sat, Jan 13: Apres Ski entertainment with Greg Walsh, plus PBR party
Jan 13: Last Tracks with Moat: Take the lift up at 4pm for Moat beer tastings with a Moat brewer and apps. Ski down a freshly groomed trail by headlamp. $25 per person
Apres Ski at King Pine
Fridays in January: Torchlight Snow Tubing at King Pine: Experience the fun of lift-serviced torchlight night snowtubing down exciting snow chutes at our Pine Meadows Tubing Park!
Fridays & Saturdays in January: Night skiing 4:00 – 9:00pm, for those who can’t get enough time on the trails during the day!
Jan 6: See Powder Bear: Powder Bear will be out saying hello to all his favorite skiers and riders at King Pine from 2:00 – 3:00pm.
Jan 13: Saturday Night Family Racing: Dual recreation race from 6:00-8:00pm. Races are free to all with a lift ticket. Weather dependent.
Pre-Ski at Great Glen Trails/MW Auto Road
Jan 14: Sunrise Snow Coach Tour: Experienced SnowCoach drivers will take you to treeline (weather permitting) at 4,200ft on the Mt. Washington Auto Road for a chance to watch the sun rise. Plan to leave promptly at 6:15am from the base lodge. Even if we don’t actually get to the see the sun rise, you can be sure the early morning lighting at treeline will make for incredible and unforgettable scenes.
Live Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley’s restaurants
At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH
- Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.
- Every Wednesday throughout January: Jonathan Sarty in the Pub, 5:30-8:00pm
- Every Wednesday throughout January: Jerry’s Free Ride Wednesdays – Join Jerry every Wednesday in the Pub where he gives away lift tickets to all of the great ski areas. All you have to do is be in the Pub between 5:30-8:00.
- Jan 5-6: Nor’Easters, 9:00-12:30pm
- Jan 7: Apres Ski with Pacmann Dave, 4:00-7:00pm
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 Wednesday: White 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.
Every 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.
At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway
Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey, 7:30-10:00pm
Every Saturday-Apres Ski-Dennis & Davey from 4:00-6:00pm.
At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson
- Jan 4: Johno & Simon Crawford, 7:00pm
- Jan 5-6: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
- Jan 7: Kevin Donan & Simon Crawford, 7:30pm
- Jan 11: Johno & Al Shafner, 7:00pm
- Jan 12 & 13: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm each night and 4:00-6:00pm for apres ski on Sat.
At Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson – all performances are from 5:30-9:30pm
- Friday, Jan 5: Tim Gurshin
- Friday, Jan 12: Dusty Gray
- Sunday, 1/14: Justin Jaymes
Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley
January 6: Concert to Support Recovery Efforts in MWV: The evening of music will start off 6 p.m. with a community pot luck dinner of soups, lasagna and other enticing food offerings served up in hand-thrown, hand-crafted pottery bowls donated by local potter Jennie Lanoie. Dinner follows with a concert by folk duo Bennett & Perkins. The performance, takes place in MWV Supports Recovery Endeavor House in Center Conway, NH (just west of the Conway Town Hall). Concert proceeds will also benefit A New Life, a prenatal group program for those recovering from substance misuse disorder. Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased online in advance at www.bennettandperkins.com. Tickets are also available at the door, but advance online registration is strongly recommended as limited seats are available. Info: Click here.
January 6: Jackson Art Studio’s Winter Funky Tree Sip & Paint With Melanie Levitt: Class will start PROMPTLY at 6pm. PLEASE ARRIVE 15-20 min. prior to class starting. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist! Spend an evening of creativity as you twist open your favorite bottle of wine (BYOB for those 21 and over) and uncork your creativity! The instructor will guide you step by step- easy, stress free, & affordable! $45 all supplies included.
January 6: Pace Gallery Reception: The Pace Galleries of Art will be hosting a reception for its current exhibition, Fryeburg Academy Creates from 2:00 to 4:00pm. The exhibition is a group show featuring Fryeburg Academy faculty and staff creativity outside the classroom, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, and video installations. The artists will be in attendance to discuss their artistic process and inspiration. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served. The Pace Galleries of Art is located inside the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 18 Bradley Street in Fryeburg, ME.
January 13: 20th Anniversary Kick Off Party with Mallet Bros at Tuckerman Brewing: 2018 marks Tuckerman Brewing’s 20th year of crafting delicious beer. To celebrate come for an outdoor celebration that will include a large heated tent, a special edition beer and The Mallett Brothers Band. Food will be available. Kids activities will be set-up and sponsored by The MWV Children’s Museum. Cover charge $10.
January 13: Country Jamboree at Leura Eastman PAC at Fryeburg Academy: Featuring an incredibly talented cast that has performed with some of country music‘s most popular artists, this outstanding performance features the music of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, and more. Like spending an evening at The Grand Ole Opry. $25-Adults, $20-Seniors, $5-Students
January 14: Bennett & Perkins at Tuckerman Brewing: A free family-friendly indoor concert at Tuckerman Brewing from 2:00-5:00pm. Part of the Tuckerman Brewing Company Music Series.
January 19-20: Stonehurst Manor’s Ice Bar: Enjoy specialty cocktails and giveaways. Hors d’oeuvres will be passed all night. There will be dancing to the Music Man, a fashion show by Spruce Hurricane and the fire pits will be burning to keep you warm surrounded by hay bales for seating. Tickets must be ordered in advance and tickets for Jan 20 are already sold out, so order soon. All tickets are non-refundable and will be held for pickup at the door. For info and online ticket ordering, click here.
Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout January in Mt Washington Valley.