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JACKSON XC IN THE BC

We are super excited to announce our partnership with the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation (Jackson XC) in Jackson Village, NH — having the largest trail network in the East.

What’s this all about? Well, it’s front country meets backcountry with Redline Guiding officially becoming the backcountry arm of Jackson XC. Not just Nordic, either, but we also offer Alpine Touring (AT) and these services will also be supported. Skiing will take place within the Jackson XC backcountry network (including the backside of Wildcat Mountain) and on White Mountain National Forest lands beyond those boundaries, even covering some of the state’s historic Civilian Conservatiom Corp (CCC) trails and more.

And this happened because while they do have an amazing staff at Jackson XC, they didn’t have a backcountry program with dedicated guides and instructors knowledgeable about the unique backcountry requirements and best practices. Well, now they do. For details, please contact Jackson XC. To learn more about our ski programs, please check out our backcountry ski adventures and backcountry ski instruction.

Not Yet a Nordic Skier?

Not ready for the backcountry yet? Brand new to Nordic altogether? Do you first need front country lessons, gear, and basic how-to Nordic ski experience? While we are the backcountry arm of Jackson XC, they are the front country arm for us! We suggest giving them a call. If you offer promo code “REDLINEFC” when booking, you can save 10% off your day passes for one day or a lesson with one of their instructors.

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Discover your winter tradition and enjoy a ski vacation at King Pine and Purity Spring Resort with family and friends. Winter fun on and off the slopes and choose from a variety of Purity Spring Resort slopeside, mountainside and lakeside lodging options.
Available Ski & Stay package includes accommodations, resort amenities, breakfast, lift ticket, XC skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating & more. Midweek non-holiday stays also include complimentary snowtubing and night skiing!
When booking a weekend stay, ask about our “Weekend Extender” special. Add a Thursday or Sunday night stay to your weekend reservation and receive 50% off that additional room night! Call us at 800-373-3754 or 603-367-8896 to book prime spot accommodations and dates today.
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A Snowgun Salute To You – Military Appreciation Specials
We thank those who have served and are serving our country. All Active, Retired & Veteran United States Military Service Men & Women can ski or ride for FREE until December 24, 2017. Military I.D. required, see this and other military discounts offered this season on our specials page.
Limited Knee-Hi Seasonal Program Spots Available
King Pine’s Knee-Hi seasonal programs have been teaching generations of skiers and you can enroll your child today in our affordable programs while space remains. Our midweek Knee-Hi programs for ages 4-7 include lift access with lesson and discount season passes for enrolled seasonal program participants also available.

November, 2013 E-Traveler – The Insider’s Guide to Mt Washington Valley

Great ideas, deals and free fun from the E-Traveler

More MWV…

LIVE FREE and play
WELCOME CENTER

Don’t hesitate to call our concierge at

800-367-3364

Stop at any one of our Information Booths when arriving in the Mt Washington Valley.

Our Valley Hosts will be happy to answer your questions and provide maps and brochures

for your visit.

* Conway Info Booth  250 Main Street, Conway, 603-447-2639

* Settlers’ Crossing Information Booth  1498 White Mt Highway, North Conway,

603-356-5116

* North Conway Village Information Booth – 2615 White Mt Highway, North Conway Village, 603-356-5947

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Once Halloween is over, all sights are set on the holidays in Mt Washington Valley.  November is dubbed Harvest to Holidays and filled with tax-free shopping, girlfriends’ getaways, and gearing up for ski season launch in Mt Washington Valley.  We dedicate this issue of the E-Traveler to November’s highlights: shopping, skiing and of course, memory-making.

Shopping Events of the Month 

         

Bring a Friend to Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, Nov 8, 9, 10, 11: Shoppers start your engines – this is the event that shopping Divas plan their girlfriend’s getaways around all year long.  It’s one of the Valley’s biggest shopping extravaganzas! Stores open on Saturday, November 8 at 8am with sales galore. Free goodie bags are offered to the first 2,000 shoppers starting at 8am. Receive a gift from Settlers’ Green with $100 and $500 purchases! There’ll be raffles and entertainment too. Make a weekend of it, plan a shopping getaway at any of Mt Washington Valley’s 150 lodging properties, or book a shopping package. Info: Click here.
Black Friday: Midnight to Morning Shopping Village to Village, November 29: There’s no better place to do your Thanksgiving weekend shopping than North Conway Village to Settlers’ Green Outlet Village. The deals are here from Village to Village and the welcome mat is out for all the early shoppers.  At Settlers’ Green, all stores will open starting at 5am on Friday, November 29 Many Settlers’ Green stores will open at midnight, and free coffee, donuts and raffle prizes will be offered! There’s also a free Settlers’ Green gift to the first 200 shoppers at midnight. For full details about store hours, sales and more go to www.settlersgreen.com.  In North Conway Village, the independently owned stores will open early, at differing hours, with each offering special sales for the holidays.  Keep posted at www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/shopping for more information.
North Conway Village Association Snowflake Festival & Small Business Saturday, November 30: Celebrate the holidays in quintessentially New England, North Conway Village, NH with the Snowflake Festival and Small Business Saturday. The event will include children’s activities at Norcross Circle Village tree lighting in Schouler Park, right in the center of the North Conway Village. Enjoy special Snowflake Festival sales and Small Business Saturday Specials in North Conway Village, Snowflake Soap Giveaways by Fields of Ambrosia BATH-BODY-AROMA, Hot Chocolate and cider provided by Old Village Barbershop, Ice Cream Treats by Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop and sweet treats by The Met Coffee House. Find-A-Gem activities in the snowbox provided by Jewelry by Tim Psaledakis & Friends are all on the schedule too.  Then, make holiday cards with Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association or take in a special author talk at White Birch Books, and enjoy face painting by MWV Children’s Museum. Sometime round dusk join in the caroling at the Tree Lighting by M&D Productions. Info: 603-356-5701.

 

Lodging Package of the Month  

 

In an E-Traveler issue dedicated to shopping and ski season it makes sense that the lodging packages we’d reveal feature shopping packages, right?! Did you know that there are a wide range of themed packages on MtWashingtonValley.org under the VACATION SPECIALS button? From Eco-Friendly and Arts & Culture packages to Family Friendly, Romance and The Holidays, there are hundreds of value-filled packages listed.

For this issue, we’ll feature a few Shop & Stay packages, offering everything from coupons to cupcakes.  Simply click on the SHOP TILL YOU DROP, TAX-FREE category, to find packages from inns and hotels including overnight stays, coupons, breakfast, snacks and more. Here’s one:

 

Shopping Escape Weekend at The Bernerhof Inn:

Shop for the ones you love and treat yourself to the White

Mountain’s Romantic address at the end of your day!  Includes: 

  • Deluxe Overnight accommodations
  • Zeb’s  General Store Welcome Basket
  • Exclusive tax-free brand name outlet coupon book free gift wrapping 
  • Full cooked to order gourmet breakfast each morning
  • Afternoon “decompress” refreshments and warm home baked goodies!

From $169 per night, $299 two nights (plus tax), available from now to 12-21-13.  Contact The Bernerhof Inn, 603-383-4200 or 877-389-4852, stay@bernerhofinn.com.

News from the Valley 

         

Two New Free Mt Washington Valley Newsletters Filled With Insider Info

We’ve launched two weekly newsletters filled with great “finds” and insider scoops on where to shop and where to ski! Best of all, they’re free and you may even get a few exclusive offers and coupons too. You can sign up for both of them by simply clicking here

SHOP TALK:   This is a weekly newsletter being sent throughout November and early December.  It’s filled with ideas for the holidays, best “finds”, where the sales are, shopping events and shop and stay packages.  Want to know what’s hot for the holidays? Subscribe to SHOP TALK.  Click here and indicate an interest in shopping. 

ABOUT THE SNOWLaunched last year, this weekly newsletter offers up-to-date information about ski and snow conditions, upcoming events, ski & stay packages, weather forecasts and informational articles.  It will begin in early November and continue through the end of March. Simply click here and indicate an interest in skiing.

 

Shop, Photograph, Tell, Win 

Throughout Harvest to Holidays season, we’re running two contests, each with prizes including retail gift cards, overnight stays and more.  We hope you’ll participate for a good chance to win big!          

                     

Shop Talk Photo Contest: Submit your photos of shopping fun in North Conway on the Mt Washington Valley Chamber’s Facebook page, and you’ll qualify for a prize package including gift certificates and more from Settlers’ Green Outlet Village and North Conway Village retailers!  Make sure to post your photo any time between now and December 1, 2013. We will announce the winner in this Shop Talk newsletter and on Facebook on December 2nd. The winning photo will be the image that best depicts the fun of shopping from Village to Village – North Conway Village to Settlers’ Green.  Click here to submit your photos, then look for them on the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Facebook page and tell all your friends and fans to like your photo! We’ll also be on the lookout for the photo that’s a people’s favorite too. 

#Village to Village Shopping Story Contest:  Share your best shopping story from Settlers’ Green Outlet Village and North Conway Village on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag, #VillagetoVillage. A different shopping story will be featured in the newsletter each week, and the best story will win the grand prize of a shopping getaway including lodging, dining and gift certificates to North Conway stores. #VillagetoVillage stories will be accepted from now through December 1, 2013.

 

Visit Mt Washington Valley Ski Resorts And XC Centers At Boston Ski Show, Nov 14-17:  Mt Washington Valley’s ski resorts and XC Centers will be ready to tell you all about what’s new for ski season 2013-14.  Visit them at the Boston Ski Show! Kids 12 and under free. Adults, $12 (click here for a $2-off adult ticket coupon). Admission includes one year magazine subscription to Ski or Transworld Snowboarding and a $10 Liftopia Gift Card.

 

              Get Out and Play in Mt Washington Valley

Mt Washington Valley’s ski resorts and XC Centers are gearing up for the 2013-14 ski season! While the weather forecasters all say it’ll be a good winter for snow, skiers at Black Mountain and Jackson Ski Touring are not leaving anything to chance.

Black Mountain Snow Dance, November 23: Start the ski  season out right by joining fellow die-hards at Black Mountain for the annual snow dance.  The bonfire will be lit, and skiers will gather round as Charlene, the experienced dancer makes a plea to the Snow Gods for plentiful white flakes during the season.  Afterward, warm up in the Lostbo Pub and enjoy live entertainment.  Stay tuned to www.Blackmt.com for more details.

Sacrifice the skis to the snow gods Bonfire at JSTF, November 30, 5:30pm: Start the ski season with a traditional skier’s bonfire touched off at 5:30pm.  Music, hot chocolate and refreshments will be served.  Bring some old wooden skis to throw on the fire as a sacrifice to the snow gods.  The bonfire will be outside the Jackson Ski Touring Center in the large parking lot across from the J-Town Deli. Info: Click here.

Let the Snowmaking Begin! The snowguns officially went on at Bretton Woods starting October 26th, and it won’t be long now before skiers are making their turns.  The projected opening date for the resort  is November 16th if not sooner . They’ll open with Anniversary rates of $19.73 (Bretton Woods 1973 to 2013). 

Family Fun in Mt Washington Valley          

November marks the kick-off for holiday family memories.  What can be better than riding the train with Santa or visiting him at the North Pole?  The photos you’ll capture at these events will be treasured for years.

Christmastime at Santa’s Village, Weekends, November 23-December 22: This is the timeof year when Santa greets every child and listens ever so attentively to all the wishes and wants of the season. Mrs. Claus joins in on the hospitality and offers some warm wassail for all their guests. Stay ’til after dark when the beautiful lighting throughout the park displays a sense of well-being and warmth on those cooler nights. Dress warmly as it gets snuggly cold on the Skyway Sleigh Monorail or the Merry Christmas Ferris Wheel. Fourteen rides are operating (weather permitting) and the festivities are all geared to Christmas. Admission is $28 per person, 3 and under are free. Info: Click here.

Santa Express on Conway Scenic RR, November 29, 30, Dec 1 and weekends through December 21: Santa is on board the Conway Scenic Railroad for a special holiday train ride with his mischievous elves who will be sharing their hot chocolate and cookies with everyone. They’ll take your picture, too, if you ask nicely, so be sure to bring your camera!  Info:  www.conwayscenic.com/?post_type=event.

   

 Couples Capers   

DATE NIGHT WITH A PURPOSE

Sharing a fine meal with the one you love or would love to love is one of life’s precious moments. When the meal is beautifully presented, nano-local, and carefully crafted, the memories shine.  Now add to that a portion of your meal benefits community causes, and you’ve got the ticket to the perfect date night.  

The Valley Originals is a group of locally owned and operated restaurants that have joined together to share a commitment to providing the true experience of a local eatery. By their very nature, the independent restaurant members of The Valley Originals are unique in their ambiance, recipes, décor, design and service. Food is prepared fresh daily, often from local product. The owner is on the premises to respond to your dining needs and wishes. Best of all, The Valley Originals support local organizations, charities and activities and are all involved in the community effort. In fact one of the requirements of joining

The Valley Originals is a commitment to donate a certain percentage of each members’ profits to a combined pool with other Valley Original members to help support the Mt Washington Valley community. All the members feel that this is THE most meaningful and rewarding part of being a Valley Originals, and in 2012, more than $172,000 was given back to community projects and causes by The Valley Originals. Doesn’t this sound like the kind of place you’d love to enjoy?

Valley Original restaurants each proudly display a signature flag so those seeking independently owned restaurants can identify them easily.  Additionally, a complete list of Valley Original Restaurants can be found here: http://thevalleyoriginals.com/the-restaurants/. Next time it’s date night, and you really want to really impress your date, take him or her to an independently owned eatery offering great fare with a flair for the community. 

   

Fun Events to Plan Your Trip Around  

    

Mt Washington Valley’s 13 ski resorts and XC Centers have snow guns poised awaiting freezing temperatures for snowmaking.  Stay tuned to the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page or www.AbouttheSnow.com for updates on ski resort openings and updates.

 

Women’s Night at Ragged Mountain Equipment, November 6:  Women are invited to Ragged Mountain Equipment in Intervale from 5pm-8pm for an evening of fun, raffle prizes, and refreshments. The storewide sale begins at noon and the festivities all follow.  Women can bring their men too! Everyone is encouraged to ask for a discount.  Info:  www.raggedmountain.com.

   

11th Annual JSTF Ski Swap & Sale, November 9, 9am-noon: Check your garage, basement or attic for good but no longer needed XC ski and snowshoe equipment. Bring everything to the Jackson Touring Center office the week of November 4-8 where tags are provided for your items ($1 registration fee per item tag) and organize them for the sale on Saturday. The Foundation keeps 15% of the sale price. Info: Click here.

ESSC Ski Sale, Nov 9-10:  The Eastern Slope Ski Club equipment sale is one that is widely anticipated among skiers in the Valley.  Taking place under the tent next to the North Conway Community Center, this is one ski sale where you’ll find tons of great deals on used ski equipment. Got equipment to sell?   Purchase item tags at Bob & Terry’s Sports Outlet. Drop-off nights are Wednesday, Nov. 6th and Thursday, Nov. 7th from 6pm to 8pm at the North Conway Community Center.  Stay tuned to the ESSC Facebook page for updates. 

 

 Judy Collins Up Close and Personal at Stone Mountain Arts Center, November 21:  We are lucky once again to have the opportunity to hear Judy Collins, an icon of folk music at Stone Mountain Arts Center. Judy’s songs are historic and her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” on her classic 1967 album, Wildflowers was entered into the Grammy’s Hall of Fame. Take some time off of shopping and spend an Evening with Judy Collins. Info: http://www.stonemountainartscenter.com/ArtsCenter/Judy-Collins.html.  And for a little comic relief, check out Bob Marley at Stone Mountain Arts Center on November 3.  

Thanksgiving Dinners in Mt Washington Valley, November 28:  We’ve compiled a list of Mt Washington Valley restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinner.  Leave the muss and fuss at home and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in one of the Valley’s finest restaurants.  Plan your Thanksgiving getaway, to include dinner on Thanksgiving Thursday, shopping on Black Friday and tree lighting, caroling and Snowflake Festival specials the next day.


Traditionally Yours Jackson
, November 29-30 and weekends in December: Friday November 29th is the official start of the Jackson Area Christmas and Holiday Season.  Businesses will be offering open houses, taste testings, story telling, fondues and so much more.  Santa’s first visit will take place at 4:30pm at the Jackson Village gazebo on Fri, Nov. 29.  Be sure to come a little early so you can see Santa as he arrives by way of his horse drawn sleigh. Traditionally Yours continues on weekends until Christmas. Info: www.jacksonnh.com/event/88/Traditionally-Yours.

 

Great Glen Trails Annual Holiday Craft Fair, November 30:  Looking for that perfect locally made and unique gift for the holidays?  More than 30-crafters will be on hand at Great Glen Trails for the annual craft fair. Live demonstrations and a raffle and bake sale will benefit Great Glen Bill Koch Club Junior skiers. Info:  www.greatglentrails.com/events/ .

Free Fun & Delicious Deals   

             

Two For Tuesday specials at Horsefeathers:  Two people, two entrees, one great low price of $22.95 on Tuesdays at Horsefeathers. Can’t make it this Tuesday? That’s ok, because you can find this great deal every Tuesday. Info: http://horsefeathers.com/two-for-tuesday.html.

 

Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton VIP Night Sunday November 11th 4-8 pm:  Come for refreshments, raffles, and giveaways. Enjoy special pricing on exclusive Waterford crystal to be autographed on December 11th by Gerard Treacy Master Ambassador. (This crystal will be available later, but the special pricing won’t be!). Certain restrictions may apply- May not be combined with other offers.

Brooks Brothers Factory Store at Settlers’ Green is partnering with One Warm Coat to sponsor a winter coat drive. From Oct. 29-Nov. 4, anyone who donates a used coat will receive a coupon for an extra 15% off a new coat. Brooks Brothers has partnered with the White Mountain Community Health Center to distribute coats collected to people in need of them in the North Conway community. Please drop off your gently used coats this weekend.

Coupon

Free Cheeese Pizza With Large Pizza Purchase At Elvio’s  

Free small cheese pizza with the purchase of large pizza at regular price at Elvio’s. One per customer and may not to be used with any other coupons or discounts.


Elvio’s Pizzaria
2888 White Mountain Highway,
North Conway, NH 603-356-3208

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Jackson Ski Touring: 10% off

10% off Learn-to-Cross Country Ski Package (Full Value $53, priced at $45) with coupon $40.50 – Includes Rentals, Lesson and Trail Pass for one day.  Lesson time must be reserved and issubject to availability. Call 603-383-9355 or 800-927-6697 or visit

 
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation
153 Main Street
Jackson, NH 
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25% off Guitar Stands at The Music Center  

Save 25% on already low priced guitar stands!

North Conway Music Center
in the Red Barn Shopping Mall
1976 White Mountain Highway
in the center of North Conway, NH
603-356-3562

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10% off at Sap House Meadery with food donation  


Sap House Meadery is hosting a food drive for the month of November. Bring in a non-perishable food item throughout Nov and get 10% off your purchase.  

While shopping visit the tasting room. “Not all Meads are created equal.” 

Sap House Meadery
6 Folsom Rd.
Center Ossipee, NH
603-539-1672

Anything is Possible!

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WELCOME CENTER
Don’t hesitate to call our concierge at

800-367-3364

 

Stop at any one of our Information Booths when arriving in the Mt Washington Valley.

Our Valley Hosts will be happy to answer your questions and provide maps and brochures

for your visit.

* Conway Info Booth  250 Main Street, Conway, 603-447-2639

* Settlers’ Crossing Information Booth  1498 White Mt Highway,North Conway,

603-356-5116

* North Conway Village Information Booth – 2615 White Mt Highway, North Conway Village, 603-356-5947

 

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  October, 2013 E-Traveler

The Insider’s Guide to Mt Washington Valley

Anything is possible! 
Photo courtesy of Wiseguy Creative/Dan Houde

 

From Zombies to Ghoullogs to Pumpkin People, October is themonth when Mt Washington Valley turns into the most colorful and captivating place on earth! Prepare to enjoy a BOOtiful fall vista during your leaf-peeping getaway, along with frighteningly heart pounding Halloween events when you visit the Valley this month.
Want to track the fall color in Mt Washington Valley. Click herefor the White Mountains foliage tracker provided byVisitNH.gov. Then, read on for ideas for the whole family.

Event of the Month 

         

October 12: Bike for Books – The North Conway Public Library will hold its 12th annual Bike for Books fundraiser – a Fall Foliage Mountain Bike Tour of the Mount Washington Valley offering different route options for all ages and all abilities.  The event will begin between 8:30 and 10:30 am (start time is your choice!) and is expected to conclude in the afternoon; shorter routes can be done in an hour or two. Every rider can choose his or her own route and own pace since this is a tour and not a race and food and drinks are provided along the way. All bikers will receive a book and a BPA-free bike bottle and a detailed map, and all are invited to a free big lunch at the finish with Elvio’s Pizza, hot soup, desserts, and fresh coffee from Frontside Grind. Many local businesses have donated numerous free giveaways for participants too. Route options are two easy two and five-mile loops and a 20-mile loop through the heart of the Mt Washington Valley for intermediate riders. Riders should be on mountain bikes with knobby, fat tires and children should have some off-road cycling experience. Joe Jones, the bike shop next to the Library, offers mountain bike rentals for the event for $10 (as supplies last). A benefit for the Library’s children’s room, the registration fee is $25 for individuals, $40 for couples, $50 for families (max. 4), and $15 for students 16 and under or instead of paying a registration fee, you can also raise money for the North Conway Library. Top fundraisers will get prizes. Download a pledge form at NorthConwayLibrary.com/BfB . Info:www.NorthConwayLibrary.com/BfB or (603) 356-2961.

Lodging Package of the Month  

 

All Aboard for the Murder Mystery Dinner Train – October 25 & 26: Until death do us part will take on particular significance as passengers on the Conway Scenic Railroad prepare to solve the murder mystery. The pleasure of your company is requested at a reception to honor the union of Becky Giovanni and Stanley Simpson on the Conway Scenic Railroad. Before the bride has a chance to throw the bouquet, her beautiful dream wedding day quickly turns into a nightmare of mystery, mayhem and murder. You and all the other guests are left to solve the crime. Enjoy a night of fine food and fact finding in an event combining intrigue, culinary adventure and rail fun aboard the Conway Scenic RR.  The train departs promptly at 6:00pm.  Plan to board early and enjoy a cocktail in one of the dining cars. Your fare includes First Class seating for the 3-hour train excursion, a four-course dinner, live theatrical performance byArts in Motion Theater Company, taxes and gratuities.  Beverage service is additional.

More than 13 lodging properties have combined this ride with an overnight stay.  Click on any of the following links to find a package including overnight stays, tickets to the Murder Mystery Dinner Train plus more.

Cabernet Inn

Cranmore Mountain Lodge
Wentworth – An Elegant Country Inn
Colonial Motel
Covered Bridge House
Farm By The River B&B and Stables
The Bartlett Inn 
Buttonwood Inn

Mt. Washington B&B 
The Spruce Moose Lodge and Cottages

Christmas Farm Inn
The Notchland Inn

If you are unable to make a weekend of it, tickets are available for the train only for $125 per person from the Conway Scenic RR. Info:  www.conwayscenic.com.

 

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News from the Valley 

         

Honor a Breast Cancer Survivor by Walking

The 21st Annual North Conway American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®walk to fight breast cancer will take place on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at, Whitaker Woods Homestead. The event unites the community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, educates women about the importance of prevention and early detection, raises funds for the fight to end breast cancer. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive, 4 mile walk taking participants through North Conway Village along Route 16 South to Depot Road, back north on the North/South Road and then into Whitaker Woods for the last 2 miles. There is also a 2-mile on road option. There is no fee to register. Info: Click here or call Kathy Metz at 603-356-3719 for more information.

 

White Mountain Cupcakery to open second location in Settlers’ Green

White Mountain Cupcakery, will open a second location in Settlers’ Green Outlet Village. Owners Marc and Kathy Iannuzzi and the family-owned cupcakery gained a regional and national following when the business was crowned winner of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” in October 2012.   White Mountain Cupcakery opened the doors of its North Conway Village location in December 2009 and has grown rapidly, serving up 12-15 varieties including the award-winning Maple Bacon Cupcake, named “Best Signature Cupcake” by New Hampshire Chronicle in May 2013. The new White Mountain Cupcakery store is scheduled to open by mid-October between Lids and Aeropostale at Settlers’ Green. For more information about the 60-plus stores at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, visitwww.settlersgreen.com.

Score great deals on locally donated items at 36th Annual RSVP Auction

More than 300 items have been donated from local businesses for this auction, taking place at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort. Money raised will support medical needs and meals on wheels transportation costs in Carroll County. Preview at 1:00pm, auction begins at 1:30pm. Info: 603-356-9331.

              Get Out and Play in Mt Washington Valley

October 27: 28th Annual WhiteMountain Milers Half-Marathon: Take part in this runner’s tradition in Mt Washington Valley, sponsored by the White Mountain Milers in conjunction with the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. Events of the day include an individual half marathon (with runner and walker divisions), a half marathon two-person relay, and a Youth Distance Dash.  All competing athletes will receive a long sleeve performance race shirt and a finishers’ award, plus a post-race celebration.  Proceeds from this event benefit the Gretchen B. Hatch Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Info:http://www.wmmhalf.com/.

October 12:  AMC Monthly Guided Summit Tour at Wildcat: Join a naturalist from the Appalachian Mountain Club Pinkham Notch Visitor Center on a breathtaking ride up the scenic gondola for an environmentally educational summit tour and optional guided hike down Wildcat Mountain. This promises to be a colorful event, timed with the expected peak of foliage season. Tours depart from Guest Services in the Wildcat Mountain Base Lodge promptly at 10am. The program is free with the purchase of a Wildcat Express Scenic Gondola ticket. Those that wish to partake in the optional guided hike down can pay a reduced rate for the one-way ride to the summit. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all persons should bring proper footwear and clothing. In case of inclement weather, the program may be held indoors using slideshows and interactive displays. Info: click here.

Guided Photo Tours

Just in time for the most colorful days of the year, two very talented photographers are offering photography workshops to help make the most of your photos.

  • Wiseguy Creative Photo Workshops: These outdoor workshops offered on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30am – noon through October 26th cover the fundamentals of photography and offer easy-to-understand explanations and tips guaranteed to improve your photography skills. Workshops offer hands-on instruction in the field, with demonstrations and plenty of one-on-one assistance as you meet, share, and learn from fellow nature photographers. The workshops will help to de-mystify terms and options such as exposure, shutter speed, aperture, white balance, ISO, metering, as well as AI Servo and other Auto Focus modes. Courses are geared toward beginners and intermediates. Info:  www.shootbetterphotos.com.

Family Fun in Mt Washington Valley          

 

Fryeburg Fair gets Underway, September 29-October 6: TheFryeburg Fair, considered the grand-daddy of all fairs, will celebrate a week of family rides, events, displays, animal demonstrations, competitions, live music and more, Sept 29 – October 6. Maine’s blue ribbon fair is the largest agriculture fair in Maine including eight days of entertainment and education for the whole family.  A variety of livestock, draft show horses and ponies, pulling horses and oxen, a forestry research center, an agricultural exhibition center, crafts, a flower show, educational exhibitions and demonstrations, garden center, farm museum, sheep dog trials and a huge parade on Saturday. A thrilling midway with amusement rides and delicious food and live music all day, and nightly round out the entertainment.  There are 3500 campsites on the fairgrounds too! For information and a full schedule of all the events, visit www.fryeburgfair.org.

 

100 Acre Challenge on October 14:  The 100 Acre Challenge is a new obstacle adventure event set in the 100 Acre Wood in Intervale, NH.  On October 14th, competitors will run, swim, crawl, climb as this 5K challenge takes them into the mud, water, over walls, rock piles and through the wood.  It’s all for a good cause with net proceeds benefiting the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation. Individuals and teams of two or four are invited and for kids 12 and under there is the Mini Acre Challenge featuring safe obstacle adventures. Register online atwww.100AcreChallenge.org.  Registration fee varies by age and event. Teams can compete too. The Mini Acre Challenge for kids ages 12 and under does not require teams. Info: 603-356-9980 ,www.100AcreChallenge.org.

 

Spooky Pumpkin Contest & Halloween in Jackson Village, October 31: Bring your spooky carved pumpkin and candle to theJackson Sweet Street and you might win a great prize.  Then join the Spooktacular Costume Parade and follow the ghoul-leader through town.  You might take the shivers off your spooky night at the harvest bonfire afterward.  Info: Click here.

    

 Couples Capers   

 

The Country Inns in the White Mountains have rolled out a newpackage with a romantic taste. While all 11 members of the organization serve up fabulous breakfasts and romantic accommodations, five of the inns not only serve breakfast, they are also open to the public for dinner with full bar service. Plan a culinary getaway on October 25-27th and the five fine dining members will each prepare their own unique five-course dinner menu with wines paired to each course to enhance the flavors of your meal. Among the participating restaurants are the 1785 Inn  in North Conway, Darby Field Inn in Albany and Snowvillage Inn in Snowville.

 

Two-night lodging packages will be offered by each of the participating inns and will include breakfast at their inn, afternoon refreshments, 5-course wine dinner at the inn of your choice, an activity at the inn or in the area, and the option of visiting a second inn for another 5-course wine dinner.

 

Here’s an example of one of the Wine & Dine packages from theSnowvillage Inn. Their weekend escape package includes two-night lodging in the best room available, welcome reception from 5-6pm, dinner for two on one evening of the stay (a five course dinner with wine pairings); apple picking followed by apple cider pressing at the inn, tickets and round-trip transportation to a local Corn Maize, a cooking demonstration with Chef Brian Anderson and a full country breakfast each morning of the weekend stay.

 

If you’re looking for another B&B package with a Halloween theme, check out the Ghosts & Goblins Trail weekend brewed up by the B&Bs Inn Mt Washington Valley<>. This inn-to-inn Halloween tour includes plenty of tricks and treats, plus overnight stays for those who dare to participate. Info: Click here.

    

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Prepare to be Scared in Mt Washington Valley!

Ignite your inner zombie as we scare up a monstrously wild time throughout the weeks leading up to Halloween in Mt Washington Valley.  There are plenty of spirits still hanging around our historic hotels and inns, so come and sleep with a ghost in one of the many boo-doirs in the Valley.  There’s plenty of bloodcurdling fun in store no matter how old or young a believer you are. Here are a few of the heart-pounding Halloween highlights in store.

  •   The Ghoullog at Cranmore Mountain Resort: Fridays and Saturdays, September 27-November 2: TheGhoullog transformsCranmore Mountain Resort into the perfect thrilling Halloween setting that will spark fright to those mighty enough to brave the chilling scene. Plus, the approximate 50 minute haunt features over 15,000 square feet of indoor space through a series of dark rooms, scary mazes and unknown places, plus an all-new outdoor element which leads the unsuspecting through the dark woods with all of the scares and screams you’ve come to expect. Each Ghoullog ticket comes with a single ride ticket to ride the chairlift for an unforgettable ride in the dark – that’s if you make it out of the Mercer Home featured at the Ghoullog this year.  This is the only Halloween event in the nation featuring a chairlift ride to the top of a mountain,  and Cranmore’ s 2,000 foot summit offers Halloween marauders breathtaking night-time views of the Moats, Mount Washington and the village of North Conway, NH.Additionally, “The Haunted Playground” features unlimited rides on Cranmore’s Mountain Coaster, Giant Swing and Soaring Eagle Zipline, all of which will receive a Halloween-themed face lift offering a unique night-time experience with special lighting, effects and the occasional ghost or ghoul when you least expect it. Then plan to visit the Bloody Noose Pub, a fully-licensed facility serving up brews, libations and a menu featuring favorites from the grill. Tickets for the event are $29 for the Ghoullog, $29 for the Haunted Playground, and $46 for the Ghoullog Plus which includes one trip through the Ghoullog, the Haunted Playground and a ticket for the summit scare ride.  A special local’s night will take place on October 24th, where residents of Carroll, Coos and Oxford Counties can enjoy special Ghoullog discounted ticket rate of $21. Doors open at 6:30pm. Advance reservations strongly recommended. The Ghoullog is recommended for ages 10 and up. Age, height and weight restrictions apply to Haunted Playground rides. Info: www.theghoullog.com.
  •  The Zombie Walk & Zombie Village at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, Saturday, Oct 26, 5-9pm: Getready to get zombified as Settlers’ Green Outlet Village and Arts in Motion Theater Companycollaborate to bring the biggest zombie gathering in Northern New Hampshire. Combine a scarily fabulous outlet shopping experience with your chance to be a zombie for the night! On-going activities from 5-9pm include a Zombie Dance Floor with DJ Kristen Corrigan on the Zombie Main Stage, Zombie Movie Clips on the 16-foot Big Screen, Zombie Laser Targets, Green Screen Special Effects by Keith Force, Zombie Trivia, and a Zombie Treasure Hunt throughout Settlers’ Green. The official Zombie Walk will take place at 5 pm from Settlers’ Corner (Staples store) and enter Settlers’ Green into the Gazebo. This is a PG-13 event and may be deemed inappropriate for young children. For more information:http://settlersgreen.com/events/upcoming-events#52Click here for a video of the festivities.

Additional events without quite as much of a scary theme will also take place throughout the Valley in October.

 

October 1-20: Return of the Pumpkin People – Nearly 75 businesses throughout Mt Washington Valley will create “pumpkin people” displays, each utilizing at least one pumpkin in a sometimes scary and sometimes whimsical display to celebrate Halloween.  Take a self-guided tour of the pumpkin people displays throughout the region. Be sure to look for the official logo identifying each host property. Maps and “People’s Choice” ballots will be available at all participating properties and at the Jackson Chamber of Commerce in Jackson Village.  Don’t forget to vote for your favorite.  Info:www.jacksonnh.com/event/81/Return-of-the-Pumpkin-People.

 

October 12 – October 13, 2013: Attitash 16th Annual Oktoberfest: Come to Attitash’s Bear Peak on Columbus Day Weekend and enjoy live Bavarian music, food, children’s activities, the infamous Keg Toss Contest and the Attitash Biergarten, featuring brewers from around the region. There’s plenty of fun for the whole family. In addition, On Saturday, Oct 12th The 3rd Annual Hills & Hops 5k Trail Run will take place on the trails near Attitash Mountain Resort benefiting the Attitash Alpine Education Foundation.  Info: www.attitash.com.

October 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27:  Pumpkin Patch ExpressSpecial Halloween trains travel to the “Pumpkin Patch” (White Mountain Cider Company in nearby Glen), where everyone gets off the train, and each child gets to pick out their own pumpkin Every one’s encouraged to wear costumes. Info: Click here.

 

Oct 10-13 & 17-20: Live Comedy Theater:  Arsenic And Old Lace, one of the American theatre’s funniest comedies, is coming to North Conway. Classic madcap comedy is performed by Arts in Motion Theater Co. and takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00 pm and Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm. Tickets $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. Info:www.artsinmotiontheater.com.

 

Oct 26: The Met Opera Live Presents: Shostakovich’s The Nose: William Kentridge stormed the Met with his inventive production of Shostakovich’s opera, which dazzled opera and art lovers alike in its inaugural run in 2010. Valery Gergiev conducts. It all takes place at 1:00pm at the Leura Hill Eastman PAC on the Fryeburg Academy campus. Info:  www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac  or 207-935-9232. Tickets: $26-Adults, $23-Seniors and $18-Students.

 

October 27: 4th Annual Halloween Town at Camp Tohkomeupog:  Starting at 2pm this East Madison boy’s camp is transformed into a Halloween happening kind of place. There will be a Food Court, Petting Farm, Kid Carnival & Tethered Balloon Rides open. From 5-8pm, the Trick-or-Treat Trail will be opentoo. For those in rural areas the traditional ability to “trick-or-treat” is somewhat limited where houses are few and far between. Walking the ‘Trick-or-Treat Trail’ at Halloween Town has become known as a safe, entertaining way for kids to celebrate the holiday.

Free Fun & Delicious Deals   

             

Two For Tuesday specials at Horsefeathers:  Two people, two  entrees, one great low price of $22.95 on Tuesdays at Horsefeathers. Can’t make it this Tuesday? That’s ok, because you can find this great deal every Tuesday. Info: http://horsefeathers.com/two-for-tuesday.html.

 

Sat, October 26: Haunted Happenings at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, :  While Mom conjures up some of the most chilling deals at name brand outlet stores, the kids are finding their own great deal.  Free candy!  There will be Halloween treats for all costumed characters up to age 11 at stores throughout Settlers’ Green (while supplies last).  It’s all about safe trick-or-treating Info:  www.Settlersgreen.com.


October 11-14:  
Tent Sale and Sidewalk Sales at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village:

Spend your Columbus Day holiday weekend at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village and get AMAZING deals!  Save even more on apparel, shoes, gifts, etc. at over 60 brand name outlet stores including J. Crew, Banana Republic, Adidas, Nike, Reebok, and more. Info:

http://settlersgreen.com/events/upcoming-events

Soups On At Fryeburg Airport, October 12:  Come join the Fryeburg Pilots at Fryeburg Airport for a “not so annual” soupfest from 11am – 2pm. Enjoy homemade soups and desserts plus some hangar flying. Friends welcome.  Follow the signs to “Bob’s Hangar”, the 3rd gray enclosed hangar on the west side of the airport.  No set fee.  Donations gladly accepted.

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Free Cheeese Pizza With Large Pizza Purchase At Elvio’s  

 

Free small cheese pizza with the purchase of large pizza at regular price at Elvio’s. One per customer and may not to be used with any other coupons or discounts.
Elvio’s Pizzaria
2888 White Mountain Highway,
North Conway, NH 603-356-3208

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Receive $10 OFF a Facial and $10 OFF a spa pedicure at The Root Cellar  

 

Book an appointment with the newest skin care specialist Kristina and receive $10 off a facial or spa Pedicure.

 

The ROOT CELLAR Salon

87 Mechanic Street, North Conway, NH
Call 603-356-6995 today!

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Guitar stands are on sale for 25% off at The Music Center

Do you have a pro-level instrument in need of repair? Bring your instrument to the North Conway Music Center for a free analysis and repair price quote.

North Conway Music Center in the Red Barn Shopping Mall, 1976 White Mountain Highway in the center of North Conway603-356-3562

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VirtualTourist.com, a popular travel website, is holding a contest to give the title of 8th Wonder of the World to one amazing spot on the globe. Destinations all over the world have been nominated and Mount Washington is the only location in New Hampshire to be nominated. The competition for this contest will be tough, and we’re hoping you will vote every day from June 3 – September 30, 2013 to insure that Mount Washington wins the title of 8th Wonder of the World.  Simply click on the image above the OR go to http://www.virtualtourist.com/8thwonder to vote. You can type Mount Washington in the search column at the top of the voting page or scroll down through the listings in alphabetical order to find and vote for Mount Washington.

 

You’re allowed to vote once each day, June 3 – September 30, so please make sure to bookmark www.virtualtourist.com/8thwonder and then add a vote to your daily routine.  Will you help spread the word to vote for Mount Washington for the 8th Wonder of the World?  Thanks!

    

Event of the Month

Motorcycle fans, rev your engines and head to Mt Washington Valley June 8-15 for the 6th Annual Rally in the Valley . This is motorcycle time in New Hampshire, so join in six days of guided rides, poker runs, and a bike show with $2000 in cash prizes.  There will be tattoo contests, a biker fashion show and live entertainment.  The Mt Washington Auto Road will welcome bikers as they rule the road exclusively on June 10 and 13th after 10am. Access all the fun for one $5 wristband available at Rally in the Valley HQ, Hillbilly’s Southern BBQ, 1903 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway.  It’s only a short ride from Laconia’s Bike Week, but far from the maddening crowd with lots of room available for those who love the White Mountain National Forest scenery. For a complete schedule, visit www.rallyinthevalley.net.

News from the Valley 

         

This just in from Mount Washington Observatory

Welcoming over 100,000 visitors each year, New Hampshire’s most visited museum is located, amazingly, at the top of New England’s tallest peak. Originally created in 1973, Mount Washington Observatory’s mountaintop museum has offered its visitors a look at the mountain’s natural and human history for four decades. The museum has served this purpose well over the years, but the time has come for a more compelling, effective, and modern educational experience on Mount Washington. In
spring of 2014, the Mount Washington Museum will be completely reborn. Stripped down to the studs, reinvigorated, and entirely re-imagined, a brand new museum experience will present the awe and wonder of a Mount Washington winter to Mt. Washington State Park’s summer visitors from all over the world. Introducing “Extreme Mount Washington,” an all-new, interactive winter experience at the top of New England. Look for more information on the fundraising campaign to make this happen in the July issue of the E-Traveler.

Crabtree & Evelyn Opens in Settlers’ Green

Crabtree & Evelyn opened in mid-May in North Conway’s largest outlet mall, Settlers’ Green Outlet Village. A pioneer in botanical formulations for 40 years, Crabtree & Evelyn is a brand that blends the very best of nature and science, tradition and innovation, and luxury and comfort to create benefit-rich bath, body, and home care. Crocs and New Balance Factory stores also joined the list of manufacturer’s outlet stores at Settler’s Green recently.

Hales Location Golf Course Greens are a little Greener

Visit Hale’s Location Golf Course and you will notice something missing – the sound of gas-powered golf carts. “We have switched to an all-electric powered fleet,” said Wayne Sprouse, the new Head Professional at Hales Location Golf Course. Gary Sullivan, Owner and General Manager of the White Mountain Hotel spear-headed the purchase of the 26 EZ Go Electric Carts now available at Hales as a way for the Hotel to continue its reputation as an environmental leader in the sustainable lodging movement. Tee times may be made online at www.haleslocationgolf.com or by calling Wayne and his team directly at 603-356-2140.  

The Daily Meal Names Buttonwood Inn and Riverbend Inn among the Top 50 for Food

Mt Washington Valley had not one but two inns named to the esteemed Daily Beast’s Top 50 B&Bs for Food List. The Daily Meal’s list of the best B&Bs for food was compiled by looking at the country’s highest-ranked B&Bs through customer reviews, the quality and freshness of the food being served, the amenities provided and the overall atmosphere, as well as the level of comfort that guests enjoy during their stay. Both the Riverbend Inn in Chocoura and Buttonwood Inn in North Conway were given high marks for food and ambiance by the popular website.

Award Winning

The Black Cap Grille received a Best of New Hampshire 2013 award for ”BUILD YOUR OWN BURGERS”. Voted by the people who love to eat in New Hampshire, the Black Cap Grille’s Build Your Own Burger option offers a choice of an all-natural meat, turkey or veggie burger, then allows a choice of buns, cheeses and plenty of toppings too, including bacon and eggs! You top it all off with your choice of relishes and sauces. Sounds like a winner to us.  

Chef Brian Anderson, Executive Chef at the Snowvillage Inn

in Eaton Center, NH, was selected by the editors of New Hampshire Magazine as “Best of NH 2013” for BEST NEW NH CHEF. Chef Brian joined the Snowvillage Inn a year ago when owners Kevin Flynn and Jen Kovach purchased the Inn and found a perfect match in him, and he has been dazzling diners ever since with beautifully prepared dinners featuring an innovative approach and locally sourced ingredients.

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway, NH was recognized as the Best Family Resort in New Hampshire and a 2013 “Editors’ Choice” winner in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England. The Editors’ Choice designation is awarded by Yankee’s editors and contributors, who name select restaurants, lodging and attractions in New England to the exclusive list. Others named to the esteemed Yankee Editor’s picks were Story Land for the best Disney Land experience, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm for the Best 2-in-1 experience, the AMC’s Madison Spring Hut for the Best Green Getaway and the Spring Inn to Inn Herb Tour as a “Best 20 event”.

 

Lodging Package of the Month  

The Murder Mystery Dinner Train

All aboard for a night of fine dining and murder mystery!  The show is Till Death Do Us Part and the pleasure of your company is requested at a reception to honor the union of Becky Giovanni and Stanley Simpson. As friends and family gather together to offer their congratulations and best wishes to the bride and groom, someone has a different motive for their presence at the reception. Before the bride has a chance to throw the bouquet, her beautiful dream wedding day quickly turns into a nightmare of mystery, mayhem and murder. And, you and all the other guests are left to solve the crime. Secrets will be revealed, motives exposed and your sleuthing skills will be put to the test. The Murder Mystery will be performed by Arts in Motion. The train leaves promptly at 6:00pm on June 1 and June 15th.  It will also be repeated October 25 and 26, 2013. This event is only available through lodging packages, although some tickets may become available as the date gets closer.  For a complete list of Murder Mystery Dinner Train packages, click here. Full info: Call 603-356-5251 or click here or www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/events/MurderMystery.cfm

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              Get Out and Play in Mt Washington Valley

Golf Courses up and putting

All of Mt Washington Valley’s golf courses opened in May and are in full bloom with flowering trees and gorgeous greens.  Many of Mt Washington Valley’s lodging properties are working with golf courses to offer a Midweek Golf Package including overnight stays, and a round of golf with cart at a choice of Mt Washington Valley’s 10 golf courses. Some packages add dinner and breakfast too.  Be sure to bookmark http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/golf/ for complete information on Mt Washington Valley’s golf courses, golf packages, photos and more.

 

Run, Walk or Bike to help support local triathlete, Meg Skidmore

On June 16th, come have some fun by participating in the Team Skidmore Fun Run/Walk/Bike 5k race at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center in Pinkham Notch and help support local Triathlete Meg Skidmore, who has qualified to race in the World Triathlon Championships this September in London, England. Registration is from 8:00am to 8:45pm. The bike race starts at 9am and runners and walkers start at 10am.  The cost is $10 or $15 to enter both the bike and run or a donation for kids under 12 years (although you’re welcome to donate more; all proceeds benefit Meg’s training and travel expenses).  Learn more about Meg’s journey to the World Triathlon Championships by visiting her blog Training…Racing…Living.  For more information on participating in the race, call Regina 603 915 6665 or Great Glen Trails, 603 466 2333.

Kids Free Fishing Day Saturday, June 1 at Wildcat Mountain: The annual “Kids Free Fishing Daywill be a great way for children to learn about fish, their ecology, and skills associated with fishing. Representatives and volunteers from the U.S. Forest Service and Appalachian Mountain Club will provide experience and knowledge to help the beginning angler get started. Participants will attend five learning stations before they can begin fishing. Educational and instructional skill stations will include: Knot Tying; Fish ID; Casting; Ecology; Macro Invertebrates; and Fishing. Each station activity will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and once all have been attended, the aspiring angler will be ready to cast a line in the stocked fishing pond. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. rain or shine (*registration cut-off is 12 p.m.) and children of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all persons should bring fishing gear along with proper footwear and clothing as well as personal sun protection (hat, sunglasses, and bug repellent (please pre-apply in parking area away from pond). The fishing pond at Wildcat Mountain is accessible via the “C lot” entrance located approximately a quarter mile past the main entrance on the north-bound side of Rt. 16 heading toward Gorham, New Hampshire. Info: Click here.

Family Fun in Mt Washington Valley          

Attractions Now Open

Some of Mt Washington Valley’s popular attractions were already open for daily operations; others opened over Memorial Day Weekend and are open on weekends through mid-June and daily once schools start letting out. Attitash Mountain Resort in Bartlett opened May 25th and will continue a weekend schedule through June 9th then will open daily beginning June 15th.  This season, Attitash will introduce two new features; a freefall Airbag Jump and Slacklines. The new Airbag Jump will provide a soft landing for thrill seekers. Similar to what you may have seen used for movie stunts, visitors this season will be able to make a freefall jump from as high as a three-story building into the giant airbag. Slacklines are the latest dynamic sport and freestyle activity to be gaining popularity. Balancing a few feet off the ground on a 2″ wide ribbon of nylon stretched tight a length of 30 feet will be the challenge on slacklines. Tricks like walking backwards, turning, dropping a knee or bounce walking will be fun to try.

A little farther north in Jefferson, Santa’s Village celebrated Memorial Day by opening for weekend fun with a full daily schedules starting in mid-June.  Story Land of Glen initiated their 59th season on Saturday, May 25th with June 14th marking the start of daily hours for families to enjoy their 21 themed rides, three shows and unique play areas.  May 26th was also the opening day for Wildcat Mountain when guests started experiencing  the thrill of a zip line and the quiet grandeur of a gondola ride featuring breathtaking views of Mt. Washington.  Wildcat will be open weekends through June 9th then daily beginning June 15th.  Bretton Woods also offers their canopy tours year round, and are open daily by reservation.

 

For train buffs, those seeking an unforgettable trip to the top of the Northeast’s highest peak, the Mt. Washington Cog Railway started daily starting Saturday, May 25th.  Likewise, the Conway Scenic Railroad has been operating daily for a number of weeks and will be open daily through Oct. 27. They’re gearing up for a Day Out With Thomas in July (stay tuned for more on that).  In Madison, the Silver Lake Railroad offers 55-minute train rides by donation in an open air passenger car through scenic Madison.  

Similarly, the Mt. Washington Auto Road worked tenaciously to clear the snow and opened in May for daily trips.  Cranmore kicked off its summer season with a free day offered during the Be Kind Fest in May. Cranmore’s Mountain Adventure Park, Aerial Adventure Park and Segway Tours opened for weekend operations over Memorial Day weekend.  The Park will be open weekends through June 16 and then daily from June 22 to Labor Day.  Family Adventures at attractions like Monkey Trunks High Ropes Course & Zipline and White LakeSpeedway are also following the same schedule, open weekends through mid-June and then daily after school is over. 


There are so many family and adventure-oriented attractions and too little space here to list them.  Click here
for a complete list of attractions included guided tours, golf courses, boat charters, museums and much more.

   

 Couples Capers   

Just in time for gardening season, Country Inns in the White Mountains couples can usher in spring with a weekend event celebrating the garden-to-table movement combined with a relaxing learning getaway together. On June 8-9 join 11 premier White Mountains inns for the 5th Annual Inn to Inn Spring Herb Tour from 11am-4pm each day, as each inn presents an in-depth look at a popular culinary herb. Tour goers will take home herb trivia, historical facts, recipes and ideas for growing the herb seedlings they receive from each inn. It’s a take-home herb garden and a fun, educational getaway combined with relaxing and rejuvenating stays at award-winning inns. Each inn will focus on one herb and offer delicious tastings featuring that assigned herb from their own kitchen garden. Participants will go home with a folder of new recipes from dishes they tasted plus interesting herbal lore and pots of herbs or seeds to grow their own. It’s quite literally a take-home herb garden in one getaway! Six Northern inns (Jackson, NH to North Conway, NH) will be open on Saturday, June 8th and five different Southern inns (Conway to Chocorua) will be open on Sunday, June 9, 2013, allowing plenty of time to enjoy delicious tastings and tour inns at each stop. Lodging packages range start at $178 per couple including two-night stays, herb-themed breakfasts each morning and two tickets to the tour. Package prices vary from inn to inn and also depend upon room choice. Some lodging packages will also include special five-course, herb-themed dinners. Info: www.CountryInnsintheWhiteMountains.com or call 603-356-9025.

   

Fun Events to Plan Your Trip Around  

 

June 1-15: Christmas In June: Join local businesses in Jackson, Bartlett, Glen and Intervale as they open their doors for some holiday fun in June. Instead of skating, skiing and snowshoeing you can hike, bike, kayak or take a swim while still enjoying Christmastime traditions. The “Christmas In June” celebration continues for three weekends in a row starting June 1. Saturday June 1st kicks off this community holiday in June celebration with Open Houses, gift giveaways, and more. Summer vacationing Santa will be on hand each Saturday June 1st, 8th & the 15th at the Jackson Village Gazebo at 4:30 PM with a special holiday cookie for each child. Additionally, the popular Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour will be running Saturdays June 1, 8 and 15 hourly 11 AM – 4 PM in Jackson. Tickets are $25 per person, children 3 or under not taking chocolates and sitting on mom or dad’s lap can ride free. Board the summer sleigh and receive a Jingle Bell, festive bag and first chocolate goodie. Then enjoy a sleigh ride through Jackson Village receiving chocolate treasures at each stop. Book early. Reservations are required. Info: Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, 603-383-9356.

June 6, 8, 9, 11, 17, 19: Bicknell’s Thrush Tours: Bicknell’s Thrush is an extremely rare bird species with very limited breeding grounds. It is also the rarest and most secretive of the breeding thrushes in North America and it is the only bird whose breeding is restricted to the Northeastern part of the continent. Bird lovers will want to join in one of Mt Washington Auto Road’s Bicknell’s Thrush Guided Van Tours to observe these birds. Leaving at 6:00am before the Mt. Washington Auto Road opens to the general public to cause as little disturbance as possible, the two-hour tours are $50 per person and advanced reservations required. This is an extraordinary opportunity to see these rare birds in the wild. Contact Kim Hoyt for reservations: kim@mt-washington.com

June 21 & 22Memorial’s got talent! is a fundraiser for RENEWS, the Roy Estey network for Education on Water Safety promises to be fun for all. The show takes place at M&D Productions in North Conway on June 21 and 22. Tickets are $10 for Memorial employees and $25 for the public and include a great variety show plus a cash bar and a generous selection of appetizers. Click here for ticket information. 

June 28: Fireworks in Jackson: Jackson Village and the surrounding communities will come together to celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks display a few days before the 4th. The fireworks will go off from the greens of the Wentworth Golf Course around 9pm on June 28th , making for easy viewing throughout Jackson Village, but we do recommend that you come early to get a good spot.  There will be ice cream, popcorn, glow necklaces, balloons and other fun treats available from the Jackson Fire Department on the town green. Info: www.jacksonnh.com/event/316/Fireworks.

 

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Dear Old Dad:

 

June 16: Dads Ride Free on Conway Scenic RR: Dads ride free in Coach at Conway Scenic RR when accompanied by one or more of her children.  Dad rides free and is treated to complimentary appetizers in First Class when accompanied by another paying adult.  Info: 603-356-5251, http://conwayscenic.com/events/event/fathers-day-special/. 

 

June 16: Dad flies & golfs free on Father’s Day at Bretton Woods: Dads play golf for free on Father’s Day at the Omni Mount Washington Resort Golf course on June 16, 2013 with the purchase of an accompanying round.  Accompanying rounds are $85 for resort guests with cart.  Public guests add a $10 cart fee for accompanying rounds. Tee times are required and may be scheduled throughout the day by calling 603-278-GOLF (4653) Also, on Father’s Day Dads fly free on the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour with the purchase of an accompanying full price tour. Reservations required; call 603-278-4ZIP (4947) today!  

Red Parka Gift Card Super Savings for Moms and Dads: Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub gift cards make the ideal Father’s Day gift idea for that hard-to-shop-for dear old Dad who loves to eat and drink! Buy two $50 Red Parka gift cards for $75 June 7-14. Order online or more info: www.redparkapub.com

or 603-383-4344.  

Are you a member of the 55+ Club?  What are you waiting for? Tuesdays should be your shopping days at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village if you are 55 or above. Card-carrying (as in a valid ID) shoppers 55 and over will be treated to a 10-percent discount on Tuesdays at a list of stores at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village.  Click here for a list of participating stores.

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Thanks to Mother Nature, February will be a great month for winter adventure in Mt Washington Valley. Snowfall totals have topped the 100-inch mark in some parts of the Valley, which makes for not only great skiing and riding, but idealdogsleddingsnowmobilingtubing,  winter hiking, ice climbing and sleigh ride conditions. Our intrepid winter photographer, Dan Houde of Wiseguy Creative, took a ride with the guides at Northern Extremes last week and you can see from the photo how good the conditions are in the Bear Notch area of the Valley. Be sure to stay tuned towww.AbouttheSnow.com for updated photos, snow conditions, on-snow reports and ideas for winter adventure during your next Mt Washington Valley getaway.

 

  

Event of the Month – 24th Annual Chocolate Festival

You’ll eat your chocolate guilt-free on February 24 at the 24th Annual Chocolate Festival hosted by the Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation. Cross country ski, snowshoe, or drive between participating trailside businesses to enjoy chocolate treats. This is truly the “Sweetest Day on the Trails”, perhaps the only day when chocolate indulgence is encouraged guilt free. Visit every trailside stop and enter a drawing for a $200 gift certificate to be used at any of these businesses. A complimentary shuttle will circulate from 1 – 5pm to provide assistance or a ride back to the car if needed. A full day trail pass is included in the Festival Pass along with more chocolate than one can eat. What’s in store? How about a chocolate fondue served with fresh fruit, a homemade brownie sundae served with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge, and much more. Be sure to sample all of the handmade chocolates you’ll find. Some lodging properties will also give you a gift certificate for a special offer to return for a stay. This is a fundraiser for the Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation. Festival passes, including a full day trail pass, are $30 when purchased in advance and $35 when purchased the day of the event. Info: 603-356-9920,www.mwvskitouring.org/Chocolate-Festival.html.

Calling all Chefs to the 10th Annual Chilly Chili Cookoff

Do you have a great chili or cornbread recipe you think can go the distance? The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce is recruiting chili chefs for the 10th Annual Chilly Chili Cookoff to be held Saturday, March 2, 2013, 11am-4pm. Grab your apron, form your team and enter the 10th Annual MWV Chamber’s Chilly Chili Cookoff in North Conway Village. The event is open to all levels of chili cooks from professional chefs to non-profits to individuals. There will even be a prize for most festive booth and a fun hat contest too. Register early; the first 25 registered chefs will receive a gift bag from Green Thumb Farms and a $25 Gift Certificate from North Conway Hannaford. To learn more or to enter, download the registration form and send it in soon. Click here

for more information and stay tuned to the March E-Traveler for complete details on this spicy event!


Ugly Art Trade In and Contest at Framed Art Super Store
If you’re thinking it’s high time to pack up any old, ugly or simply unwanted artwork, bring it in to the Framed Art Superstore in North Conway Village. You’ll get 20-percent off every piece of art you purchase, for every piece of art you trade in. Plus you will automatically be entered in the Ugly Art Contest!  The contest runs until Saturday, March 2nd at 6pm.  Then the fun begins with the public vote from March 3ndthrough  Sunday March 9th via the Facebook’s Album “Ugly Art” or by visiting the store to see it all up close and personal.  The winner will receive a framed award and a $50 gift certificate for The Funky Bubble Bath & Body, and a $50 gift certificate for Soyfire Candle. Take your chances that you have the ugliest piece of art and spruce up your home at the same time! Learn more about the Framed Art Superstore here.

Register early for Seek the Peak

Registration is open for the 13th annual Seek the Peak hike-a-thon, July 19-20, 2013, one of the most popular fundraisers for the Mount Washington Observatory. The earlier you register, the more time you’ll have to fundraise, and the more prizes and incentives you’ll earn. The prizes include everything from hiking boots to an overnight snowcat trip on Mount Washington. The more you raise the more you take home. From the signature Seek the Peak Eastern Mountain Sports Teckwick t-shirt, to backpacks, tents, kayaks, and more. Seek the Peak is the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory, so every penny you raise goes directly to support their important mission and work. Best of all, The route features some of the best above-treeline trekking in the lower 48-and quite possibly the best after party, too-scaling Mount Washington as a participant in Seek the Peak is an incredibly rewarding physical challenge, wrapped up into a two-day party.Register now and join us July 19-20, 2013 for the nation’s premier hiking event-it’s the most rewarding hike you’ll ever take!

February is for lovers, and there are so many Romance Packages available in Mt Washington Valley, we can’t list them all here. From affordable to family-oriented to extreme romance, there’s a romance package that’ll be perfect for you. Click here for a complete list of Romance Packages in Mt Washington Valley.

 

Here’s just one example from the 1785 Inn, perfect for celebrating anytime your schedule will allow during Valentine’s week.

 

The 1785 Inn & Restaurant Valentines Package

Your Valentine’s package is available for the nights of February 10, 11, 12, 13 or 14 and includes:

  • Overnight Lodging for Two (room with private bath)
  • Bottle of House Champagne in Room
  • 4-Course Dinner for Two (salad, sorbet, entrée, dessert)
  • Breakfast for Two the Following Morning

Rate: $219 plus tax & service.
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Click here for a complete list of themed Vacation Specials offered by Mt Washington Valley lodging properties.

Get Out and Play in Mt Washington Valley

Mt. Washington Valley is one of the finest waterfall ice climbing destinations in North America, so if you want to learn about ice climbing or winter mountaineering, or just want to brush up on your skills and meet other climbers, don’t miss the 20th Annual Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest on February 1 – 3. Hosted by North Conway’s International Mountain Climbing School, this event is considered one of the premier ice climbing events in the country.

 

Since its inception 20 years ago, the Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest has been eagerly anticipated by ice climbers in the eastern United States, and is intended to be a celebration of ice climbing and winter mountaineering and the people that make it a part of their lives. Ice Fest provides a great opportunity for those attending to network, socialize, try new gear and participate in multiple day courses, one-day technical clinics and privately guided climbs. You’ll have the chance to learn from the absolute best, with the biggest roster of guest guides to date on board for this year. There are courses for all abilities, plus jaw-dropping videos and shows, free gear demos and free food, not to mention a whole lot of fun! For more information, or to register for an Ice Fest clinic or climb, visit their website

or call IMCS directly at 603-356-7064.

  King Pine’s Ski & Board Camp turns 75 this year

Since 1939, the Ski & Snowboard Camp at King Pine & Purity Spring Resort has welcomed boys and girls to discover the thrill of skiing and riding in the camaraderie of a camp setting during February Vacation Week. The non-competitive, overnight Ski & Snowboard Camp offers an exciting atmosphere for kids ages 8-16 to learn to ski or ride. Camp staff includes a mix of students and parents, interested in providing a fun week of learning and activities for the campers. Two separate weeks are available: February 18-24 + February 24-Mar 1, 2013. Additional information can be found at on King Pine’s ski camp page.

 

Snowmobiling in Mt Washington Valley

Miles and miles of trails await. Explore the Mt. Washington Valley on a snowmobile.  Touring the Mt. Washington Valley on snowmobile allows you to see miles of gorgeous scenery in a single day. From any one of our local outfitters, you can ride for hours enjoying some of the finest trails anywhere. If you’re ambitious enough, you can ride straight to Canada! Your adventure awaits.

 

The Valley boasts six different snowmobile companies which offer snowmobile rentals, guided tours, insight into the best places to ride and up-to-date information on trail conditions. From Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort in Freedom,Northeast Snowmobile Rentals in Fryeburg,  Let’s Ride Rentalsin Albany and Northern Extremes Snowmobiling in Bartlett toTown & Country in East Conway and  Mountain Meadow Riders Snowmobile Club in Conway, you can find the perfect fit for your snowmobiling adventure. Get out, live free and explore!

Family Fun in Mt Washington Valley      

 

February 2, 9, 16Character Breakfasts at the Theater in the Wood: Plan to join your favorite family storybook characters on the first, second or third Saturday in February at the Theater inthe Wood, Intervale. Breakfast is $5/person, Children 3 & Under are FREE and will include a book swap (bring a gently used book and swap it with another), a small breakfast, the reading of a storybook about that week’s character and a visit with the character. In addition, you will be able to use and enjoy the 100 Acre Wood Trail System (10K of groomed xc-ski, snowshoe and walking trails (4K Single-Track) and a Half Mile Storybook Trail for the day as part of the cost of breakfast.

Character Schedule:
February 2 – Tigger
February 9 – Piglet
February 16 – Eeyore
Info: 603.356.9980 or www.believeinbooks.org.

February 9: Come see Magician George Sateriale at Eastman Performing Arts Center: From the stages of Broadway to New Zealand’s renowned Regent Theater, George has traveled to five continents performing his extensive repertoire of stage, close-up, and roving magic. Don’t miss this show full of amazing magic to astound the whole family! Two shows at 2:00 and 7:00 pm! Tickets: $8-Adults and $4-Students. Info: 207-935-9232 or click here.

 

February 18, 19, 20Penguins & Polar Bears Ski Camp at Great Glen Trails: Here’s a great way to keep the kids smiling on the trails during February Vacation week! Games, challenges and exploration are what this special camp is all about. Both Penguins and Polar Bears are led by the Great Glen Trails Ski School staff and the camp director is Olympian Sue Wemyss. Open for ages 6-11; class is 9:30-11:30am. $99, prices include rentals and trail pass. Info and registration: call or email Suesue@greatglentrails.com, 603-466-2333. Be sure to read about the 75th Annual Ski & Snowboard Camp at King Pine above too.

    

 Couples Capers   

You may not be a couple when you arrive, but you certainly could be oneChairlift Speed Dating at Black Mountain on February 16. Find love on the slopes right after Valentine’s Day. Black Mountain, will host the 4th annual Chairlift Speed Dating event on Feb 16th, where you ride the “lift of love” chairlift, with another single. If you hit it off on the ride up you can ski or ride down together…if not you can head back to the lift for another opportunity at meeting your soul or ski mate. The lift of love will be loading participants from 2-4pm on the double chairlift with registration starting at 12:30pm in the main base lodge. Participation is free but a lift ticket or season pass is required to ride the lift. Ticket rates for the Saturday are $49 for adults and $32 for juniors or ½ day rates starting at 12:30pm are $35 for adults and $25 for juniors. In addition to the opportunity to meet your match on the chairlift, we will host a special après event in the Lostbo Pub from 3:30-5:30pm with music from Jon Sarty. There will be special “love potions” being served up including The Love Bug, Absolute Bliss and The Bun Warmer. Prizes will be given away to new couples and the winner of the “Best Pick-up Line” contest. Info: www.Blackmt.com.

    

Fun Events to Plan Your Trip Around  

 

February 2: Winter FUN Tri in Whitaker Woods: Three events, three categories! Cross country ski, mountain bike and snowshoe the trails in Whitaker Woods, the in town trail network maintained by the Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring Foundation. Each event course is approximately 5K each. Enter as an individual or get some friends and enter as a team. Come challenge yourself, your friends, and have FUN!!! Start time is 9 am sharp. For online registration lodging packages and info:http://www.mwvskitouring.org/WinterTriathlon/.

 

February 8Portland Symphony Strings KinderKonzerts: Four Seasons: Tomorrow’s weather forecast calls for clear skies, drizzle, sleet, and snow! You can hear different kinds of weather in music – plucking violin strings might make you think of gentle rain while the deep sounds of the double bass may conjure up a thunderstorm! Did you know a composer named Vivaldi wrote music that sounds like the weather? Join the PSO string quintet as they demonstrate how different kinds of weather can be recreated in music. It’s at 10:30 AM at Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $4 per person. Info: 207-935-9232.

 

February 9:  The Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm’s Ice Harvest and Winter Carnival: This signature event takes place from 11am-3pm and is an ideal way to make learning fun for the whole family. Walk out on the ice and try your hand at ice harvesting, a long-lost tradition. Learn how to score, grid, cut and stack ice properly. Watch the 4-H Yankee Teamsters Oxen Club fill the ice house with blocks of ice cut from the pond. Take a tree-identification walk and make a birdhouse with UNH Cooperative Extension and an animal-tracking walk with Chris Conrod. Play Frisbee golf. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy chili, hot dogs and mac & cheese from the museum’s Farmhouse Kitchen. Visit the Cook Memorial Library’s Chinook Dog Sled exhibit, presented by the Tamworth Historical Society. Finally, round it all off with kids’ crafts, horse-drawn rides, Tamworth’s own antique snow roller, and ice sculpting with Brian Stockman, and much, much more. For more information click here.

February 10Hope on the Slopes, Race to Beat Cancer at Cranmore: Whether you’re a recreational skier, a hotshot snowboarder, a downhill racer, a tubing enthusiast, or just want to help in the fight against cancer, you can join the 36th annual event at Cranmore Mountain Resort. Participants gather donations from friends and family and enjoy a fun-filled day on the slopes. All ages and abilities welcome. A NASTAR format ski/snowboard race and timed races for snow tubing. Minimum contribution of $75.00 per participant for those age 18 years and over and $50.00 per participant age 17 years and under. Participants receive an all-day ski or tubing pass to Cranmore. Participants are encouraged to fundraise. Prizes also awarded to the top fundraisers. Info: www.cancer.org/racetobeatcancer.
February 14:  Red Parka Jr Challenge Cup Race at Attitash: The Red Parka Junior Challenge Cup Race hosted at Attitash is a free race for all middle school ski teams in NH. This is a free race sponsored by Attitash, and The Red Parka Challenge Cup Race. Race starts at 11:00 with awards at 3:00pm.  Info: 603-383-4344 or www.redparkapub.com.
February 19Wildcat Kitty Litter Cardboard Box Race: A fun, free, February vacation tradition for kids. Build your own “vessel” out of cardboard boxes and go head-to-head in a series of heats held at the base of Wildcat. Here’s a fun, great way to recycle those old boxes!  Info: www.skiwildcat.com.
February 23Family Snow Day at Great Glen Trails: Family Snow Days at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center are low-key, fun-filled days the entire family can enjoy together. And, you get access to all the Snow Day activities for one low price. Cross country ski, snowshoe, snow tube, lessons, scavenger hunt and more! 8:30am – 4:00pm, $45 adults, $30 children (includes lunch).  Info here.
February 23Retro Fest Rail Jam at Cranmore: Rock your best day-glow ski gear and enter the Retro Fest Rail Jam! Show your fellow retro skiers what you got on select features in our terrain park and try to take this competition home! Info:www.Cranmore.com.

Free Finds & Delicious Deals   

Ski and Dine! On February 5, 12, 26 skiers won’t want to miss Tuesday Skier/Boarder Suppers at Red Parka Pub. Show your lift ticket or trail pass on these three Tuesdays at Red Parka Pub and Steakhouse for a special dinner for $15.95. Salad bar, special entree, and dessert. A different entree will be served each week in the Pub and Dining Room. (No other discounts apply). Info: 603-383-4344.

 

February 2Bretton Woods Disabled Veterans Appreciation Day: Bretton Woods Adaptive Sports & Recreation and the Omni Mount Washington Resort invite disabled veterans and their immediate families from the North Country of New Hampshire and Vermont to receive complimentary ski and winter sport lessons, complimentary use of equipment including the use of adaptive equipment through the Bretton Woods Adaptive Program, and lunch. Advanced reservations are required for adaptive lessons and family member passes and rentals. Space is limited so reservations must be made no later than January 31st. Please email your requests to:info@bwadaptivesports.org. For additional information and questions please contact the Bretton Woods Adaptive Sports & Recreation Program at 603-278-3398.
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Blueberry bushes at Attitash. Photo by Laura Tuveson

Welcome to August in Mt Washington Valley! Each year we shake things up a bit and change out the editorial focus of the E-Traveler to keep it fresh and useful for visitors to the Valley. Below you will find some new editorial highlights, but we’ll be sure to offer the same insider’s insight to great escapes in Mt Washington Valley, which has been the mission of this newsletter for more than a decade. Be on the lookout for insider E-Traveler tips for savings and news. Let us know what you think!

Stop at anyone of these Information Booths when arriving in the Mt Washington Valley.  Our valley hosts will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with maps and brochures for your visit.

Conway Information Booth – 250 Main Street, Conway, 603-447-2639

Settlers Crossing Information Booth – 1498 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, 603-356-5116

North Conway Village Information Booth – 2615 White Mountain Highway, North Conway Village, 603-356-5947

Event of the Month
August 4: BlueberryFest at Attitash Bear Peak: Attitash means “blueberry” in the Abenaki language, and what better time of the year than August when wild blueberries are in full bloom on the mountain to celebrate summer at Attitash Mountain Resort? This is a family-friendly festival of good ‘ol fashioned American fun, with a craft fair and farmers’ market, field games, baking contests, live music, BBQ, beer vendors and, of course, a blueberry pie-eating contest, all taking place at Bear Peak. Admission includes access to the craft fair and farmers’ market, live music as well as free participation in all field games.

Adults* (21+) // Door: $12 Online: $10
Ages 6-20 // Door: $7 Online: $5
Age 5 & Under // FREE

E-Traveler tip: Save $2 when you purchase online by Friday, August 3 or by presenting a valid “day of event” summer operations ticket from Attitash Mountain Resort or Wildcat Mountain. Also, The Craft Fair & Farmer’s Market portion of the event is free to the public and vendors will be located in the Bear Peak base lodge.

 

What’s Up in Mt Washington Valley?
There’s tons of news coming from businesses in Mt Washington Valley. Check it out!

Soaring Eagle Zipline Opens at Cranmore: – Cranmore Mountain opened its newest attraction in July, the Soaring Eagle Zipline. The new Zipline is one of the featured attractions at Cranmore’ s Mountain Adventure Park. The Soaring Eagle Zip Line is located at the base of the mountain next to the Summer Tubing Park and Giant Swing. A zip line carrying two riders each zips 700 feet up the slope, and then zips back at approximately 35 miles per hour. Unlike a typical canopy type zip line tour, riders are secured into a” chair” that gives them freedom of movement for the arms and legs. The zipline loads at the bottom of the mountain just a few steps off the ground. Guests can enjoy unlimited rides on the Zip Line along with other rides as part of Cranmore’s Value Pass which costs just $39 for those 48″ and taller or $29 for those 48″ and under for a full day of activities. Group discounts are also available for parties of 15 or more.

The Soaring Eagle at Cranmore!
The Soaring Eagle at Cranmore!

Mt. Washington Auto Road Offering Weekly Specialized Guided Photo Tours: The Mt. Washington Auto Road is now offering specialized weekly guided photo tours focused on Mt. Washington’s beautiful scenery. The tours will take place each Friday and are led by professional photographer Ernie Mills.  Experience the ever changing weather and climactic conditions on the slopes and summit of the Northeast’s highest peak, where every moment reveals a breathtaking and constantly evolving view of the Presidential Range and beyond. Tours are 3 hours and you can choose from a Sunrise, Day time or Sunset tour. Price: 12-17 yrs old $100; 18 and up $150 (not recommended for children under 12 years old). Box lunches are available for purchase in the Glen View Café, as is breakfast after the Sunrise Tour.  To book a tour call Ernie Mills at (317) 691- 7376 or call the Auto Road at (603) 466-3988. For more information online visit www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com.

Introducing the Piano Bar at The Wentworth, A Country Inn: After fourteen years playing piano at The Wentworth the resident pianist Judy Herrick recently retired. Offering an opportunity for a little change at the inn, the piano was moved, a new top and stools were added so guests can sit around the piano and enjoy the music and voila the piano bar was born. Now pianist and vocalist Ronnie Chase plays every Friday and Saturday evenings from 8:00PM to close. Ronnie, a multi-talented musician and an outstanding Yodeler will play a variety of music (and tae requests) every weekend for guests’ enjoyment. Learn more about dining and lodging at The Wentworth at www.thewentworth.com. E-Traveler Tip: Try the Pre-Fixe menu in the Wentworth’s Dining room: Three courses for $35.00, including a starter and entree course plus a dessert from the regular and specials menus. An excellent value!

Mt Washington Valley ski resorts named among Top Ten in SnowEast survey: More than 6000 votes were cast in the 2012 SNOWEAST READER SURVEY and Mt Washington Valley resorts were included among the winners. Wildcat Mountain was named the #2 resort for favorite scenic views and Cranmore Mountain Resort was among the top ten favorite classic resorts.

Red Jacket Mountainview Resort Named #1 Family Friendly Resort: Editors at New Hampshire Magazine have chosen the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort as the Best Family Friendly resort in New England. New Hampshire Magazine editors added, “Parents will love the golf course and great dining while kids will never want to leave New England’s first indoor water park at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway. Pet-friendly rooms mean the whole family really can vacation together.” For more info, go to www.redjacketmountainview.com.

The 1785 Inn receives 27th Wine Spectator Award:  For the 27th consecutive year, the restaurant at 1785 Inn & Restaurant has been chosen for an “Award of Excellence” by the leading wine magazine, Wine Spectator. Restaurants are selected for this award by “having one of the finest wine lists in the world” based on the variety and quality of wines on their list plus how well the wines match the food menu. The 1785 Inn has one of the longest continuous records for receiving this prestigious award. Not only was 1785 Inn the first restaurant in New Hampshire to receive this award (in 1986), it has received this award more times than any other restaurant in New Hampshire. To learn more: www.the1785inn.com.

Stay and Play
Whether its adventure, activities or attractions, you’ll find more than 40 family packages with fun for everyone from two to ninety two at www.mtwashingtonvalley.org! Choose from cozy inns and B&Bs to resorts and condos, motels and hotels. There’s something for everyone. Simply visit the Family Fun package section of our website. Here’s just one of the great offers there.

Attraction Packages in the White Mountains from Royalty Inn Resort: Starting at $141 for 2 people, the packages includes lodging, admission to the attractions (choose from Santa’s Village and Story Land, plus others) and exclusive discount coupons from participating local businesses (only available with packages at Royalty Inn) through 9/22/12. In addition, guests will enjoy full use of the indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi, sauna, racquetball, basketball, extensive weight room, and game room. For your convenience, all rooms have refrigerators, microwaves and free internet. Royalty Inn is located 20 minutes or less to each of the attractions. Click Here for more info!

Get Out!
New! Good Look Touring, a locally owned and operated scenic tour guide service, is now operating a daily schedule from Settlers’ Green Outlet Village to one of several 90 minute scenic Valley tours.  The tours are offered in air conditioned 12-person vans and include many off the beaten path stops including secret viewing spots along cliff sides and covered bridges, dramatic cascading waterfalls and favorite swimming holes.   Hosted by local bi-lingual French/English drivers who are both knowledgeable about the area and offer commentary and entertaining information about the region, tour guides will fill you in on the Valley’s best hiking, biking and paddling trips, tell you about the unique family attractions, favorite restaurants and entertainment hot spots, and share favorite stores about the Mt. Washington Valley.  Tours are daily at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 4 pm.  Tickets are $20 per person, with the 9 am tour a discounted $15 “early bird tour.”  All tours leave from Settlers’ Green Outlet Village on Route 16 in North Conway.  Pick up is in front of the Nike store located at the front of the shopping center.  For more information please go to goodlooktouring.com, and to pre-book your trip, please contact 603-470-5665.  Space is limited and riders are encouraged to book ahead of time.  All major credit cards accepted.
Also, on August 11-12: 24 Hours of Great Glen: From 12:00-12:00 it’s a 24-hour mountain bike race on the trail system of Great Glen, but it’s also a weekend full of bike fun and games for the entire family. Come watch the fun or volunteer. Info: 603-466-2333 or www.24hoursofgreatglen.com.

Family Fun
Moose Detective Family Fun Hunts offer a fun and unusual way to explore the White Mountains via a good old fashioned scavenger hunt. This month’s featured hunt is called “Passport Through the White Mountains”. This scavenger hunt allows you to experience breathtaking scenery, historical charm/places, endless recreation, and the local wildlife of the North Country – all while collecting/photographing items and solving riddles/clues. The hunt starts at the Mt. Washington Auto Road in Pinkham Notch, and continues through Crawford and Franconia notches – with stops at covered bridges, waterfalls, historical grand resorts, short hikes, “Old Man of the Mountain” memorial, and more. These fun hunts range from $14-16, including stickers to add to your “passport” at various locations, directions and fun for the kids. To purchase your Family Fun Hunt and to learn more, go to www.moosedetective.com.E-Traveler tip: Name the Moose and win two free Hunts! Ten percent of proceeds benefit Make A Wish of NH to make a dream come true for a sick child.
Also, on August 9: Arts Jubilee Outdoor Concert with Symphony Pops and Fireworks: Enjoy the last of the Arts Jubilee concerts at Cranmore Mountain. Bring friends and family plus your own picnic blanket or lawn chairs. An early concert by area performers is at 6 PM, the main performance is at 7:00 PM featuring “Symphony Pops and Fireworks!” Concerts are presented outdoors in nature’s beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of the north slope at Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway. Admission: Adults: $10, Seniors: (65 and up) $8, Kids (12 and under): FREE. For more info: 603-356-5544 or www.cranmore.com..

Couples Capers
Dance the night away under the stars and the covered bridge: Mark the calendar for August 4 and the annual Jackson Covered Bridge Dance when you and your dance partner will enjoy an old fashioned community dance, under the stars and under the cover of the Jackson Covered Bridge. Known for decades as “the kissing bridge” because young lovers would steal a kiss under the cover of the bridge, this event is sure to include a few kisses too. It isn’t often you see any of New Hampshire covered bridges closed to vehicles, but on this special night the Jackson Covered Bridge will be closed from 5:30 PM until midnight for this great event (access to Jackson is still available).  You know an event is worth the trip when it stops traffic. Look forward to music from The White Mountain Boys, back by popular demand. You’ll want to dance the night away starting at 7 PM. There will be plenty of food prepared by a local chef too. Bring your chairs, blankets, friends, family and, of course, dancing shoes as the Jackson Village Community comes together for this good time block party. E-Traveler Tip: Best of all, the dance is free!

Hot Dates
Whether you choose to enjoy a hot date night or are looking for some family fun, plan your Mt Washington Valley escape around one of these fun events!

August 5: Putt for Pets Golf Day: Join the Animal Rescue League of NH-North for a fun-filled day of golf at the Indian Mound Club in Center Ossipee. Great prizes for individuals and teams. For more info: (603) 447-5605 or www.conwayshelter.org.

August 6: Celebrate CSRR birthday: Help the Conway Scenic RR celebrate their 38th Birthday by taking an old-fashioned train ride to Conway or Bartlett. All fares are half price (does not include dining car), and children under 4 ride free in Coach! Each passenger will receive cake and lemonade when their train returns to the station. There will live entertainment and activities for children, too, so plan to join Conway Scenic RR for all the fun. Info and tickets: 603-356-5251, www.conwayscenic.com.

August 8: Preservation Jazz Band returns to the Leura Eastman Performing Arts Center: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, August 8 at 7:30pm. Direct from New Orleans, come to this concert and you’re sure to be one of the many dancing in the aisles! Tickets are $29.50 for adults, $25 for seniors (65+) and $15 for students (18 and under) and may be purchased at the Box Office by calling (207)935-9232 or online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac.

August 18-19: White Mountain Arts Festival: Jackson, New Hampshire invites you to experience the world of art through the work of over 40 artists in Jackson Village Park. This juried exposition features works by artists presenting sculpture, glass and wood arts, ceramics, fiber arts, fine arts and jewelry for sale at all price points. There will be live musical performances throughout the weekend, including a local favorite “Calico Slim”. A “Kids Creating” tent is great for younger artists where kids can learn to create their own pieces of art by way of crafts, sand art, sculpting, beading and t-shirt decorating. Info: 603-383-9356, or click here.

August 24-26: White Mountain Musical Arts 24th Annual Bach Festival: White Mt. Musical Arts Presents the 24th Annual Bach Festival at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 7:30 PM each night. The festival will present several opportunities to hear and learn about Bach and his fellow composers and the wonderful chamber music of the Baroque era. Approximately eighty musicians, professional and amateur, will gather for the weekend event to perform the great instrumental and vocal works of the Baroque masters. Tickets for the Bach Festival are $20-Adults, $15-Seniors (65+) and $10-Students. And don’t miss the Family BachFest on August 24 featuring Bach, beer and brat Info: 207.935.9232, www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac.

Free Finds & Great Deals
Every Tuesday in August: Movies on the Green at Settlers’ Green: Settlers’ Green is hosting Movies on the Green every Tuesday in August. A giant sixteen-foot movie screen and Blu-Ray projector, comfy outdoor lounge chairs for the first 30 guests, full dinner menu, ice cream and popcorn are all available on the lawn on a warm summer night! Movies start at dusk and are all G or PG rated family films. Best of all the movies are free! Let the shoppers in the crowd browse while the rest of the family enjoys a great flick. For a complete schedule of movies click here.

Every Wednesday through August: Wednesdays at Wildcat: Join a naturalist to explore and understand the incredible natural features at Wildcat Mountain and its surrounding environment. Program topics rotate weekly and include the ecology of Wildcat’s stocked fishing pond, alpine ecology, the geology of the White Mountains and the exploration of Thompson Brook Falls. Programs are free* to attend and ideal for families. (*High alpine programs require gondola ticket purchase.)

Every Sunday in August: Italian Night, 2fer $29: Every Sunday in August enjoy a 3-course dinner for two including an Antipasti platter, Italian Abbondanza platter and the famous, hand-crafted chocolate bag for dessert at Christmas Farm Inn. Info: 603-383-4313, Click for more info: www.christmasfarminn.com.

August 7: Story Time at North Conway LibraryThe North Conway Library offers story time for children at 2:00 p.m. The story time will be held outside on the library lawn in the backyard behind the granite building, so bring your blankets. Geared for kids 3-5.  On rainy days they will take place inside. Free and open to residents and visitors alike.

August 31-Sept 3: Labor Day Sidewalk Sale at Settlers’ Green: Save even more on back to school and college apparel, gifts, house wares, at over 60 brand name outlet stores including J. Crew, Banana Republic, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Nike, Reebok, and more. Info: 603-356-7031, www.settlersgreen.com.

August 8, 14, 22, 29: Brown Bag Lunches from Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm: Farm fresh lunches will be served picnic style at this historic museum. Sit outside and enjoy the scenery or take your lunch to go! Menus are based on seasonal foods and will be posted in advance. Gluten-free options are available if requested 24 hours in advance. No reservations required, just first come – first served. $6 per adult/$4 per child. Info: 603-323-7591, click for more info: www.remickmuseum.org.
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Summer is here in all its glory in Mt Washington Valley. From fireworks to rainbows, this is the season for outdoor adventure and family fun. We hope you will celebrate the end of school with a getaway in Mt Washington Valley. You’ll be treated to scenic views, family attractions, plenty of great golf, not to mention hiking, biking, swimming holes, horseback riding, ziplines, adventure and water parks, theater and live music, and so much more. Within an easy ride from anywhere in New England, Mt Washington Valley is alive with activity in July and it’s all within easy reach. Do your vacation planning at www.mtwashingtonvalley.org.

Event of the Month
July 4th Festivities

The fun begins in Gorham, NH on July 1 and continues straight through until July 4th. Look for everything from baking and chili contests to coloring, horseshoe contests, a duck race, antique autos, a parade and of course, a wonderful Midway Carnival. It’s four days of fun and entertainment to celebrate Independence Day in the center of Gorham, ME, the gateway to Mt Washington Valley.

In North Conway, the events take place on July 4 presented by the Town of Conway, Mt Washington Valley Preservation Association and Paincare, with a 1:30pm parade, plenty of vendors, live entertainment and delicious food throughout the afternoon and evening in North Conway’s Schouler Park and then fireworks at 9:45pm. For more information, click here.

News from the Community
Seek The Peak

On July 20-21, hikers from all across the country will convene on Mount Washington for the 12th annual Seek the Peak hike-a-thon, the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory. A record-breaking crowd of more than 500 hikers are expected to make a bid for the 6,288-foot summit, vying for views, bragging rights, and an unprecedented lineup of prizes and fundraising incentives. Participants receive an Eastern Mountain Sports Techwick event tee, an Eastern Mountain Sports day pack loaded with freebies and entry into drawings for thousands of dollars in prizes. In addition, fundraising incentives including headlamps, jackets, tents, sleeping bags, and backpacks, will be awarded. Prizes also include a yurt trip, gift certificates and a one-year lease on a Subaru Outback. Interested hikers are encouraged to register soon, to give themselves time to meet the event’s $200 fundraising minimum and start working towards the incentives. Seek the Peak is open to hikers of all ages and abilities, and registration is free. There is no timed start, and participants may ascend the peak via the trail of their choice. For more information and to register, visit www.seekthepeak.org, or call (800) 706-0432, x230.

 

 

Opening celebration for AMC Playscape, July 1

The Appalachian Mountain Club will celebrate the official opening of its new Highland Mountain Playscape with a free Family Fun Day at the Highland Center at Crawford Notch on Sunday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public, the event will feature a ribbon-cutting, outdoor games for kids, nature crafts, map-and-compass instruction, animal track casting, and other family-friendly happenings. The day will also feature a visit from the L.L. Bean Bootmobile, a several-foot-high replica of the iconic L.L. Bean boot L.L. Bean representatives will also be demonstrating fly-casting during the day. Incorporating a variety of mountain terrains and play features, the playscape enables kids to explore the types of environments they will experience in the mountains while exercising their minds and bodies through outdoor play. Barbecue items will be available for purchase and a lodging special is available for those wishing to stay overnight on July 1. The AMC Highland Center is located on U.S. Route 302 in Crawford Notch. FMI: (603) 466-2727.

Stay and Play
Summer is family fun time in the Valley. Did you know there are hundreds of great lodging packages offered by hotels, motels, resorts, inns and B&Bs teaming up with attractions, golf courses, restaurants and more? Click on Family Fun and there you’ll find dozens of lodging packages combining overnight stays with visits to Story Land, Santa’s Village, train rides, zip lining, and much more. No matter what the budget or the interests, you’ll find the perfect package waiting for you at www.mtwashingtonvalley.org.

Restaurant Rants & Raves
Since the focus in Mt Washington Valley is on family fun in July and August, be sure to plan on dining in one or more of our family-friendly restaurants during your upcoming getaway. Right around the corner from Story Land, the Red Fox Bar & Grill offers a special movie theater just for kids plus a toddler’s play room with games and toys. If it’s busy, your kids won’t mind waiting to be seated with plenty of “kidtainment” here. The Scarecrow Pub offers a great kid’s menu, complete with a Hoodsie dessert cup. In Bartlett, Cabin Fever Restaurant is another great option with a hearty kid’s menu too. Try family-friendly Margarita Grill or Cafe Noche if they like Mexican. For pizza in North Conway, Elvio’s Pizzeria at lunchtime, Boston Brother’s Pizzeria or Flatbread Company for organic pizza with farm fresh ingredients are all sure to please every kid. Gluten free? No problem, order from the Gluten free menu at Rafferty’s Restaurant and Pub or try the gluten free bakery at The Local Grocer. Traditions Restaurant at Purity Spring Resort welcomes kids and adults of all ages with plenty of options for everyone, even vegetarian and half priced entrees for ladies on Wednesdays and $8 Burgers and a Beer on Men’s night (Thursdays).  Any of the Valley Originals, a group of independently owned restaurants in Mt Washington Valley, offer family-friendly settings and fabulous food. You’ll know you’re dining at a Valley Original restaurant when you see the gold flag out front. There are so many great family restaurants in Mt Washington Valley we can’t list them all. For a complete list, click here and get ready for some memorable meals.

Don’t Miss Events
July 12, 19: Thursday: Arts Jubilee Concerts at Cranmore: Bring friends and family plus your own picnic blanket or lawn chairs for an outdoor concert in a beautiful setting. An early concert by area performers, starts at 6 PM, then the featured main performance is at 7:00 PM. Concerts are presented outdoors in nature’s beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of the north slope at Cranmore Mountain Resort, North Conway, NH.Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors: 65 and up), Kids (12 and under) are free.
July 12: “Freese Brothers Band: Oldies and Goodies
July 19: Entrain: Calypso, Blues, Rock, Zydeco and More!

 

July 14: Dog Day at Settlers’ Green:Celebrate the dog daze of summer by bringing the pooch to Settler’s Green for the day. There’ll be an agility course, kissing booth, dog costume photos, doggie swimming pools and much more. Free treats and water at participating doggie friendly stores! 11am-3pm.
July 19: 32nd Memorial Hospital Golf Tournament: This is not only a day of camaraderie, great golf, and fun prizes, but it also helps to support Memorial Hospital providing quality healthcare to the Mt Washington Valley community. End the day by enjoying a delicious Grazing on the Green. Info: jphillips@memorialhospitalnh.org or 603-356-5461 x2264.

 

July 29: Sunrise ride: The Mt. Washington Auto Road will open early at 4:00am on July 29 allowing guests to drive themselves to the summit of Mt. Washington to view the sunrise from the highest peak in the Northeast. Regular Drive Yourself rates and Vehicle Restrictions apply. The Mt. Washington Auto Road recommends not waiting until the last minute to arrive as you may spend a few additional minutes at the Toll House due to traffic.

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Every Wednesday: Wednesdays at Wildcat: Join a naturalist to explore and understand the incredible natural features at Wildcat Mountain and its surrounding environment. Program topics rotate weekly and include the ecology of Wildcat’s stocked fishing pond, alpine ecology, the geology of the White Mountains and the exploration of Thompson Brook Falls. Programs are free* to attend and ideal for families. (*High alpine programs require gondola ticket purchase.)

 

Every Tuesday in July and August: Movies on the Green at Settlers’ Green: Settlers’ Green is hosting Movies on the Green every Tuesday in July & August. A giant sixteen-foot movie screen and Blu-Ray projector, comfy outdoor lounge chairs for the first 30 guests, full dinner menu, ice cream and popcorn are all available on the lawn on a warm summer night! Movies start at dusk and are all G or PG rated family films. Best of all the movies are free! Let the shoppers in the crowd browse while the rest of the family enjoys a great flick. For a complete schedule of movies click here.

 

Tuesdays in July & August: 2 for $29 at Christmas Farm Inn: Enjoy a three-course meal for two on Italian night at the Christmas Farm Inn. Each Tuesday your 3 course dinner for two will include an antipasti platter, Italian Abundanza platter and the inn’s famous chocolate bag for dessert. Click here for info.

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While summer officially arrives later in June, we can truthfully say it’s almost here in Mt Washington Valley, and we’re excited to welcome visitors to our golf courses, family attractions, hiking and biking trails, natural swimming holes, tax-free stores and so much more. School’s nearly out for the summer and when it is, all of the Mt Washington Valley attractions open on a daily basis (right now they’re open weekends only). Wouldn’t a trip to Mt Washington Valley be the perfect way to reward good students for working hard all year in school? There’s so much to do in this value vacation destination. Remember, TripAdvisor named North Conway the least expensive ski destination in the Northeast and the second least expensive destination for skiing in the U.S. Guess what? This translates to summer too. Explore ways to save this summer via the E-Traveler, offering an inside scoop on value vacations in the Valley.
Thanks to Linda Little for this great photo reminding us that sunflowers and bumble bees are signs that summer is here.

Event of the Month
June 8, 2012: 11th Annual MWVCC Golf Tournament, Province Lake Golf Course: Help celebrate Mt Washington Valley Chamber’s 100th Anniversary with the 11th Annual MWVCC Golf Tournament at Province Lake Golf Course. If the fun and camaraderie aren’t enough to motivate you to take part, Crest Auto World has donated a 2012 Jeep Wrangler for the hole-in-one prize. Add to that a long list of additional prizes and you’ll want to sign up right away. You could win:

  • Four Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Road to the Links Golf Passes, valued at $500
  • Rounds of Golf for four, including carts at Province Lake Golf Course
  • Rounds of Golf for 4 at Bridgton Highlands Country Club, Waumbek Golf Club, and Androscoggin Valley Country Club
  • Restaurant gift certificates to Vito Marcello’s Italian Bistro, Flatbread Company, Hillbilly’s, Valley Original Restaurants, Rafferty’s Restaurant & Pub and Elvio’s Pizzeria
  • Gift Certificates – Stan & Dan Sports & Bob and Terry’s Sports Outlet
  • Golf Bag from NH Distributors
  • Gift Baskets from Zeb’s and Starbucks
  • Golf Balls from Varsity Beverage (Pepsi) & PSNH
  • Back Pack, Igloo Cooler & Telescope Chair from Varsity Beverage
  • A case of Tuckerman Brewing Company’s Pale Ale
  • (4) “Golf Links” by Charles D. Burgess

Registration begins at Province Lake Golf at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Registration fees of $380 per foursome or $100 per individual include a day of golf, cart and awards BBQ lunch, Mead & Beer tastings from Sap House Meadery and Tuckerman Brewery Company. Plus, Meet Wayne Deyoe, Golf Enhancement Specialist. Part of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Tatem Riley Brett Fund. For more information or to sign up to play CLICK HERE or call the Mary Carey Seavey at 603-356-5701 or email mary@mtwashingtonvalley.org.

 

News from the Community
Cranmore Adds Zipline and Segway Tours

In addition to the Aerial Ropes Course, Mountain Coaster, Giant Swing, Summer Tubing, Bungy Trampolines, Bouncy Houses and Scenic Chairlift Rides at Cranmore, two new exciting attractions have been added this summer. New for 2012 are the Soaring Eagle Zipline, and Mountain Segway Tours. “Soar” side-by-side with a friend on the Soaring Eagle Zipline while experiencing the feel of flying. Additionally, try the Segway Tours, which are 90 minute sessions where you will be trained how to operate a Segway x2, and then guided along on-road and off-road trails. Mountain Segway tours are available to ages 16+ only. Click here for more information.

 

New Characters Come to Story Land

Story Land has added a new character to its lineup. Look forward to meeting Duke the Friendly Dragon at Story Land every day. Additionally, Story Land and the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation have teamed up to bring story book characters to meet and greet park guests, Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10am – 3pm. Click here for a complete schedule of character appearances.

Mark the Calendar
For a complete and up-to-date list of Mt Washington Valley Events, click here. Here are a few you might want to schedule your Valley vacation around.

 

June 2-3: Mt Garden Club Annual Plant Sale & Inn to Inn Herb Tour: This is one sale that gardeners plan for all spring as Mountain Garden Club members (188 as of April) start early in the year to cultivate those special plants from their gardens that are sold at this annual event. Held at the North Conway Community Center adjacent to Schouler Park in North Conway Village, get there when it starts at 9:30 AM as the best plants sell out early. Perennials, annuals, houseplants, hanging baskets and herbs come from members’ gardens plus some flowers and shrubs are donated from local nurseries. Proceeds from the Plant Sale benefit the many beautification projects of the Mountain Garden Club. Make it a gardening weekend, and plan to attend the 4th Annual Inn to Inn Herb Tour, June 2-3; you’ll take home recipes, seedlings and lots of herb knowledge, not to mention an entire herb garden, after this event.
June 9-16: Rally in the Valley: A week of biker’s events

Motorcycle enthusiasts will want to be in one and only one place June 9-16 as the 5th Annual Rally in the Valley is underway. Get ready for six days of guided rides, poker run, bike show with $2,000 in cash prizes, tattoo contest, fashion show, eight nights of live entertainment and much more! Best of all it’s totally affordable. A $5 wristband gets you into all events. All proceeds benefit the Valley Riders Scholarship Fund for Trade School Students. For a complete schedule of events, click here.
June 13, 14, 15: Day Out With Thomas and Mystery on the Rails Tour: Join Thomas the Tank Engine, everyone’s #1 engine, as he greets friends of all ages. Ride a train led by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt. Enjoy storytelling, live music, continuous motorcar rides, a fabulous Imagination Station organized and staffed by the Mt. Washington Valley Children’s Museum, and much more. This is a day the whole family will enjoy! Info and schedules: 603-356-5251,or www.conwayscenic.com.
June 24: King Pine Triathlon/Dualathlon:  Designed with beginners in mind, this is the perfect way to introduce athletes into triathlons. The race begins with a 1/3 mile swim in the crystal waters of Purity Lake with water temperatures expected in the mid to upper 60’s. The scenic roadways of Madison and Freedom N.H. make up the 12.5 mile Bike Course. Enjoy the beautiful rolling landscape on the newly paved road system. Complete the race with a 3.8 mile run around Purity Lake’s trail and road system. The event is open to all ability groups age 14 and up. A Triathlon relay division is also available. Put together a team with family, friends or co-workers or Purity Spring can help to pair you up. Dualathlon and Aqua bike divisions too, so there’s something for everyone. Info: www.tritekcamps.com or www.kingpinetri.com.
June 24: Sunrise Drive on Mount Washington: The Mt. Washington Auto Road will open early on three Sundays in 2012, (June 24, July 29 and August 26) allowing guests to drive themselves to the summit of Mt. Washington to view the sunrise from the highest peak in the Northeast. On June 24, the Auto Road will open at 3:30 AM, which will allow guests to arrive early enough to watch the sun come up over the Atlantic Ocean. Regular Drive Yourself rates and Vehicle Restrictions apply. The Mt. Washington Auto Road recommends not waiting until the last minute to arrive as you may spend a few additional minutes at the Toll House due to traffic. Info here.

Attractions of the Month: Theater
While year-round theater is enjoyed throughout the Valley year round, the stages really light up during the summer months when live performances and musical offerings abound. Look for everything children’s theater to musical theater, and community theater to the oldest Summer Stock theater in the country. Click here for a complete list and then click through for extensive descriptions of each theater opportunity.

Stay and Play
Mt Washington Valley lodging properties and golf courses have once again teamed up to create the Midweek Golf & Stay package, offered through June 28 at a host of resorts and hotels, inns and B&Bs, condos and motels. While each property may individualize their package, all packages combine a one or more night stay with a round of midweek golf and cart at a selection of Mt Washington Valley golf courses. Visit www.golfmwv.com/ to learn more. Look for Golf & Stay packages under HOT DEALS on the left.

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Deals in And Around Mt. Washington Valley
June 16: Dad Rides Free on Father’s Day at Wildcat: Whether you call him Dad, Pop, Grandpa, Da-Da or the old man, just don’t forget to call him and invite him to take a ride on the Wildcat Gondola on Father’s Day. Purchase at least one or more Junior/Adult Wildcat Express scenic gondola rides, and Dad will ride for free.
June 28: Local’s Day at Cranmore: If you are a resident of Coos, Carroll or Oxford County, take advantage of Locals Day at Cranmore to try out all the fun in this summer adventure park with pricing as follows:

 

$9 Value Pass
$9 Aerial Adventure Pass
$18 Combo Pass

This price is valid online in advance or in person for residents of Coos, Carroll and Oxford Counties with valid ID to prove residency.


2 dine for $30 at Eagle Mountain House
: Dine at Eagle Mountain House Sunday through Friday from 5:30pm – 8:00pm (9pm on Fridays) and enjoy the Dinner for Twofor just $30. This special offer includes a glass of House Wine or draft beer, choice of house salad or soup of day, entree selection, and dessert for each person. Better try this soon, the offer ends June 14, 2012. What a deal! This dinner for two would otherwise be $65 if ordered off the regular menu!

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Purchase one Attitash Mountain Resort day or afternoon summer ticket OR one Wildcat Mountain scenic gondola ticket and receive the second equivalent ticket of equal or lesser value for free. Coupon valid for use June 2 – June 29, 2012.

Attitash and Wildcat are open weekends-only until Saturday, June 16, when daily operations begin. Certain restrictions may apply. One coupon per customer per visit; cannot be combined with any other offer; non-transferable, no cash value, illegal to resell. Visit attitash.com or skiwildcat.com for more information.

Anything is Possible!
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Springtime in Mt Washington came early, yet as we write this, snowflakes are still falling atop Mount Washington. Mother Nature is in a quirky mood at this time of year. Still, down in the Valley, flowers and trees are blooming and the whole Valley feels like a springtime facelift is underway. In keeping with all that spring freshness, the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce has given its own home base an incredible facelift. Have you visited www.mtwwashingtonvalley.org lately? Check out the all-new website with easier navigation, plenty of great content, easy-to-find videos and all the vacation planning info you need without having to troll around to find it. We think you’ll find the new website fun and easy to use. Let us know what you think and remember May is the ideal time for your spring getaway. It’s pre-bug season and pre-summer crowds time in the Valley now. Rates are low and the waterfalls are flowing. We hope to see you soon in Mt Washington Valley.

Event of the Month:
Come experience this wild and zany event that has been a favorite for more than 20 years as more than 3,500 yellow rubber ducks make their way down the Wildcat River in a free-for-all to the finish line. Speaking of free, it’s a free event – no admission price to watch. However, you may want to purchase a duck because there are more than $2,500 in cash and 60 other prizes including vacation stays, dining certificates, spa treatments, gift baskets, attractions tickets from Mt Washington Valley businesses including  The Wentworth, An Elegant Country Inn, Conway Scenic RR, Settler’s Green OVP, North Country Fair Jewelers, Shovel Handle Pub, and many more.It’s a fun-filled day packed with events including:

* An Incredible “Silent Auction” 10 AM – 2 PM

* Jackson Fire Department presents their “Obstacle Course & More 10 AM – 4 PM

* 10 AM – 4 PM, “5 Minutes of Fame” on the Duck Stage

* 10 AM – 2 PM, Local and Visiting Food Vendors

* 10 AM – 4 PM, Pony Rides from Black Mountain Stables in the Park

* New this year… a Kids Decorated Ducks parade 1 PM

* 10 AM – 4 PM, “Jackson’s Cake Boss” Competition 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

* Big Ducks Post Time is 1:45 PM, Olympic Ducks and Regular Ducks Post Time is 2 PM

* Winners Announced and Prizes Awarded approximately 2:30 PM. Winners do not have to be present for prizes.

Duck tickets are on sale now for $6 each or $20 for 4 tickets, Olympic Duck tickets are $20 each, Big Ducks are $100 each (put your company logo or picture on your duck and you get to pick
your duck up after the race and keep it). Come dressed as a duck and you could win a special prize just for the best dressed duck! For more information visit here.

Mark the Calendar
Be sure to mark the calendar for these events coming up in early June:   June 2: MWV Garden Club Annual Plant Sale: Tis the time to plant, and the Mountain Garden Club members start early in the year to cultivate those special plants from their gardens that are sold at the Annual Plant Sale. Held on Saturday, June 2nd at the North Conway Community Center adjacent to Schouler Park in North Conway Village, starting at 9:30 AM, this is one plant sale you won’t want to miss. Most everything sells out in the first hour, so be sure to come EARLY. Perennials, annuals, houseplants, hanging baskets and herbs from members’ gardens and flowers and shrubs donated from local nurseries will be on sale. Proceeds from the Plant Sale benefit the many beautification projects of the Mountain Garden Club.
And speaking of flowers, the annual Mt Washington Valley Home & Flower Show takes place at the Fryeburg Fair Grounds May 18-20, 2012 with more than 62,000 sq. ft. of indoor home and garden related products and six acres of outdoor exhibits. From kitchens and all things related to the home to garden centers selling zone hardy perennials, annuals, vegetable seedlings, garden artists and other related businesses this show offers everything you might need from local businesses. Meet the Chefs Cooking Series, Window Box Contest, Miniature Train Display by Maine, Garden and Railroad Society, Seminars by home and garden experts and more are on the schedule this year, plus hands on demonstrations for adults and children. General Admission is $8. Children 10 and under free. Don’t miss it.
June 2-3: Inn to Inn Herb Tour: Why not make the first weekend in June one totally dedicated to plants and take part in the annual Inn to Inn Herb Tour sponsored by the Country Inns in the White Mountains. Join 10 premier Inns in the Mount Washington Valley for the 4TH Annual Inn to Inn Spring Herb Tour from 11am-4pm on both June 2 and June 3, 2012, as each inn presents an in-depth look at a popular culinary herb. You’ll take home trivia, historical facts, recipes and ideas for growing the seeds & seedlings you receive from each inn, just in time for the spring planting season. It’s a virtual herb garden in a getaway combined with stays at classic country inns. Each inn will focus on one herb and offer delicious samples of one or more special recipe using the herb from their own kitchen garden. It might be a taste of tomato basil soup, carrot-chervil dip, sage biscuits, tarragon egg salad, or rosemary chocolate cookies. You’ll go home with a folder of new recipes, interesting herbal lore and pots of herbs or seeds to grow your own. For info and package information, visit here.

News from the Community
There is always plenty of newsat www.mtwashington.org for more information.

Restaurant Rants and Raves:
Coffee Houses

By Jaime Crawford
Even with the early spring, it’s still New England and finding the perfect balance of being entirely warm without a cool breeze has yet to be mastered by the weather gods although we’re working on it. That is why spending part of your afternoon in a coffee house is a great idea. There is patio seating for when the sun is going strong and then there are plush couches with floor to ceiling windows that let you enjoy a hot cuppa joe when the wind or rain is blowing. Frontside Grind, in North Conway has just moved into a new location featuring more seating, beautiful wood paneling and contemporary wall colors. Their vibe is an owner proclaimed “chill,” taking elements that make the coffee scene in South America and California and merging it with what makes Mt. Washington so awesome – plus providing fresh coffee and unique drink and sandwich choices. The Met Coffee Housein North Conway is a great place to sit for hours with an espresso and a piece of cake while looking at all of the walls decorated with artworks. You will get lost in the deep colors of the wall that feature paintings ranging from landscape to abstract.Sweet Maple Cafe

in Conway puts time and care into each cappuccino they steam. With different designs adorning the foam of your drink from leaves to hearts and even a chocolate painting, you may decide it’s too beautiful to sip!  Big Dave’s Bagels and Deli in Conway boasts the hottest coffee in town and for some magical reason, it stays warm in your cup. Big Dave himself chooses all of the beans that he brews, guaranteeing a fresh pot every time.  J-Town Deli in Jackson has that great country feel that pairs perfectly with a fresh cup of coffee. Sit down and really enjoy every sip, because J-Town takes you back to a simpler time. Conway Cafein Conway is attached to a vintage movie theater. Everyone knows how cold movie theaters are so mix things up a bit and enjoy a cup of coffee while you watch an original movie.To read more about all the restaurants in Mt Washington Valley, simply click here.

Attractions in Mt Washington Valley
Tis the time to start thinking about bike touring in Mt Washington Valley. With plenty of great terrain plus incredible bike shops to offer ideas and assistance, this is one region of New Hampshire where serious cyclists love to ride. For those not quite sure about venturing out on their own, Vesta Veloin Mt Washington Valley offers some great bike tours for women.Vesta Velo, Mt Washington Valley’s newest bike tour company, will offer two and five day fully supported bike tours this summer and fall. Winding in and around Mt. Washington Valley and up through the Notches with mileage varying from 25 to 40+ miles per day, these all-inclusive tours include a full support vehicle that will follow the cyclists as well as first rate accommodations and gourmet dining. Vesta Velo’s base hotel is The White Mountain Hotel at the base of Cathedral Ledge in North Conway. Other lodging properties on the tour include The Mount Washington Hotel & Resort in Bretton Woods, The Wentworth in Jackson, The Mountain View Grand in Whitefield, the lodges of the Appalachian Mountain Club in Crawford Notch and Pinkham Notch and others.   Once registered for a tour, training tips & guidelines to help you get into shape will be available. Tours average about 2+ hours at a stretch in the saddle, with frequent breaks for refueling and relaxing.
The fully supported tour includes a “SAG wagon”, a fully equipped van that follows behind the cyclists to provide any needed supplies, gear and/or assistance if there is a mechanical issue, plus snacks & water or to pick-up any cyclist and their bike who does not want to ride the whole way and of course, transfer luggage.   Additionally, two guides on bikes accompany each tour…one in the front and one in the back (leader & sweeper) as well as detailed cue sheets and maps. A hearty lunch is served at a scenic location too.If you’re a woman interested in a ‘daring adventure,’ luxurious accommodations and superb cuisine visit Vesta Velo’s website at www.vestavelo.com.Another great option if you’re looking for an inn to inn biking tour is Bike the Whites. This 3-day tour features three of Mt Washington Valley’s premier inns including the 1785 Inn, Inn at Crystal Lake and the Brass Heart Inn, all spaced to allow for easy biking between them. Bike the Whites has been providing affordable inn-to-inn biking tours in Mt Washington Valley for decades and features luxury inns, customized route planning and detailed maps, emergency road assistance, fine dining and welcoming accommodations. With tours starting at $299 per person, Bike the Whites is among the most affordable inn-to-inn bike tours in New England. Take in the sights and natural wonders of Mt Washington Valley while biking on scenic back roads. For more information about this tour featuring three of Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce’s inns and B&Bs, visit www.bikethewhites.com.Also, when cycling in Mt Washington Valley, be sure to check out the Mt Washington Valley Ride Guide. Compiled by local veteran rider, Marty Basch, this book is one you’re sure to want to keep handy to offer inside advice and tips on making the most of your ride in Mt Washington Valley.
For complete information on services, retailers, outdoor centers and more businesses catering to cyclists in Mt Washington Valley, click here.

Stay and Play: Find lodging specials on Mt WashingtonValley.org
Did you know that literally hundreds of lodging specials are posted on www.mtwashingtonvalley.org each month? To access a complete list of everything from Family Fun packages to romantic getaways, eco-escapes and more, click the VISIT button on the top nav bar at http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org. You’ll see a sidebar to the right with special Hot Deals and below that you’ll see VACATION SPECIALS. Click on VACATION SPECIALS, and a complete list of packages and specials from hotels to hostels in the region will appear. This is the time to start thinking about your summer vacation, so visit the VACATION SPECIALS section for ideas before planning your Mt Washington Valley getaway.For a complete list of  hotels, motels, condos, resorts, inns and B&Bs, visit www.mtwashingtonvalley.org and click on Vacation Specials for a wide range of vacation packages offered in Mt Washington Valley.

 

Don’t Miss These Events
May 19-20: Integrative Wellness Fair presented by Evergreen Institute for Wellness: Evergreen Institute for Wellness presents an exploration of integrative approaches to health, well-being, and stress reduction. Come enjoy demonstrations, exhibitions, hands-on healing, treatment specials and sampling. Enjoy an extended day of health with us and acknowledged spiritual awakening teacher, Scott Kiloby. On Sunday May 20th, Scott will lead a workshop from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM for a much more in-depth engaged teaching and experience. For more information, click here.May 24: Red Parka Grown up: Get out your puffed sleeves, big hair & powder blue tuxedos and dance the night away to DJ Matt Spoffard during this 80s era grown up prom. Compete for King and Queen of the Prom, too! Special meal package for prom goers that are dressed up – 2 dinners for $25 plus tax & gratuity. Put aside your 2012 cares and return to the 80s where life was all about disco and fun.

 

Free or Almost Free
May 18: The Snow Queen in the Theater in the Woods: When Kay is lured from his home by the beautiful, cruel Snow Queen, his friend Gerda sets out on an epic journey to rescue him. As she searches, she encounters a series of strangers to whom she relays her plight. Charmed by her story and her innocence, each of them helps Gerda, so that at last she is able to find the Snow Queen’s icy palace. But at the end of her epic journey, will Gerda manage to set Kay free? This show is being offered FREE to the public and local school groups at the Theater in the Woods at 10:00am as part of the 2011-2012 Stage Series for Children. Please call ahead at 603-356-9980 to reserve your seats.May 19: White Horse Gear Annual Spring Open House: Join hundreds of motorcycle riders at Whitehorse Press and Whitehorse Gear’s Spring 2012 Open House to see new products and old friends for a fun filled day of shopping, prizes, refreshments, and good camaraderie. For info call 603-356-6556.

May 25-28: Memorial Day Sidewalk Sales at Settlers’ Green: Save even more at over 60 brand name first-quality outlet stores at the Memorial Day sidewalk sale! Special sales! Look for special promotions and sales throughout Settlers’ Green Outlet Village.

May 27: Celebrate Memorial Day with the Seacoast Wind Ensemble’s Free concert: In the style of a Sousa Band, The Seacoast Wind Ensemble honor area Veterans by providing a musical salute to thank those that served in the armed forces to preserve our nation and insure our freedom at the Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy at 7:30pm. As always, there is no charge for this concert, but donations are appreciated! Info: 207-935-9232.

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Buy one, get one free!Purchase one Attitash Mountain Resort day or afternoon summer ticket OR one Wildcat Mountain scenic gondola ticket and receive the second equivalent ticket of equal or lesser value for free. Coupon valid for use June 2 – June 29, 2012.Attitash and Wildcat open weekends only beginning Memorial Weekend Saturday, May 26 and then operating daily for summer beginning Saturday, June 16. Certain restrictions may apply. One coupon per customer per visit; cannot be combined with any other offer; non-transferable, no cash value, illegal to resell. Visit attitash.com or skiwildcat.com.

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20% off the regular price for lodging & horseback or carriage rides when you book 2 consecutive nights at the inn on selected rooms for couples & families.
Offer valid through June 21, 2012 -3 nights required for Memorial Day Weekend. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers.

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N. Conway, 603-356-2694

www.farmbytheriver.com

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Photo provided by Jamie Gemmiti, The Tuckerman Ravine Inferno Pentathlon in Tuckerman Ravine, sponsored by Friends of Tuckerman Ravine.

We’ve gone from winter to summer and back to winter again all month long in March.  Temperature records were broken at the top and at the bottom of Mount Washington in March, and we’re simply not sure what April has to bring. The nice thing about weather in New Hampshire is that if you don’t like it, just wait a minute and it will change!  April is among the quieter months in Mt Washington Valley, so c’mon up and enjoy quiet season rates and no lift lines in Mt Washington Valley (although we still do have some skiing left)!

 

The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce website is getting a facelift!  Visit www.mtwashingtonvalley.org after April 9, 2012 and you will see a whole new homepage and design to the website.  The good news is that some of the navigation will change too, making it easier to find things.  The bad news is that after April 9, some of the links here may no longer be valid, so be sure to click through early in the month for more information.  We apologize upfront for any inconvenience this might cause!

Offer Event of the Month:

Buy Now Or Forever Hold Your Piste!
If you’re like most die hard skiers, you’re already thinking about next ski season, and now is the time to do that.  Season Pass sales are at their lowest point now through May, so while it may seem months away, this is the time to plan for the 2012-13 ski season.  Mt Washington Valley’s ski resorts are offering specials including free tickets for Story Land and very special pricing for those who buy early.

 

Don’t forget, history shows that every low-snow year is followed by a big-snow year.  Don’t miss out on the season of the decade.  Plan to purchase your season pass for next ski season now.

 

2012-2013 Season Ski Passes Now on Sale: 

 

Attitash/Wildcat: http://mtwashingtonvalley.org/MembershipPDF/AttitashnWildcat.pdf

 

Black Mountain: http://www.blackmt.com/seasonpasses.php 

 

Bretton Woods at Omni Mount Washington Resort: http://brettonwoods.com/winter_sports/alpine/alpine_passes

 

Cranmore:

http://www.cranmore.com/winter/new_hampshire_ski_pass

Prices through 5/31. Buy before then and get a free Story Land ticket for each pass you buy.

 

King Pine at Purity Spring Resort: http://www.kingpine.com/season-passes-prebuy.html 

 

Shawnee Peak:

http://www.shawneepeak.com/pricing/season_passes/  

Event of the Month
Tuckerman Ravine Inferno Pentathlon and  Wildcat Wildfire Pentathlon: Two exciting events mean April is here to kick off the Tuckerman Ravine season.  For thrill seeking adventurers, traditionally the Tuckerman Ravine Inferno Pentathlon and Wildcat Wildfire Pentathlon are the kickoff of spring season at Tucks, although this year the Tuckerman season arrived a little early.  Both pentathlon races will be presented on April 21 and make for not only extreme adventure on the mountain but great spectating too.

 

The Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon is open to teams of five (one of whom must be of the opposite sex) and to solo TuckerMen and TuckerWomen competitors.  The Inferno class also has an all-women category open to teams of five and a Dynamic Duo two-person category as well. The Inferno consists of an 8.3 mile run, a 6-mile kayak race down the Saco River, a 3-mile run/hike up the Tuckerman Trail to the base of Tuckerman Ravine and a 1-mile hike/ski giant slalom (GS) run to the floor of the ravine. The Wildcat Wildfire Pentathlon is run an hour later on a similar but slightly easier five-part course ending at Wildcat Ski Resort.  It consists of a 6-mile run, a 6-mile kayak, 16-mile bike ride, 2-mile hike/snowshoe up the Polecat Trail at Wildcat and a 1.5 mile downhill ski race on a trail to be determined by snow conditions.  The Wildfire is also open to teams of five (at least one of the opposite sex) as well as an all-women class, a five person ski club category and a two-person category.

 

All events are presented by Friends of Tuckerman Ravine, a locally based, member-supported non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of unique alpine and sub-alpine eastern slopes of Mount Washington.  It’s not too late to start training. Registration forms are online here. For more information, visit friendsoftuckerman.org.

 

Mount Washington Valley Accommodations is offeringa 30-percent discount off their already low ‘value season’ rates at Attitash Mountain Village property, or the Attitash Marketplace Motel & Suites – both located in Bartlett (at the base of Attitash) to competitors and spectators. Many of their rooms have kitchenettes, and guests have complimentary access to the sports club – with indoor pool, indoor & outdoor hot tubs, and sauna. The discount rate can only be booked by calling 1-800-862-1600 and asking for the Friends of Tuckerman’s discount for the event.

Mark the Calendar
Valley Pride Day is coming up May 5th. The largest community clean-up event in the North Country, plan to come out and enjoy some community camaraderie topped off with a great BBQ and more.  Visit here for complete information.

Restaurants of the Month:
Sustainable and Gluten Free

By Jaime Crawford
Being famous for the highest peak in the Northeast means the focus here is on taking life to new heights, and that makes Mt Washington Valley a perfect fit with sustainability and progressive farm-to-table menus. In keeping with the flora and fauna that makes the Valley a great vacation destination, these restaurants are all dedicated to keeping their menus at the cutting edge of healthy, gluten-free and organic lifestyles!

 

The Thompson House Eatery in Jackson is known for their unique and delicious flair with their pub and fine dining menu, yet they take natural one step further, line drying all of their homemade tablecloths and composting and recycle as much as possible throughout their restaurant.

 

The Local Grocer in North Conway offers a great spread of organic and gluten-free food for eat in or take-out depending on what adventures your day is filled with. All of their to-go containers and utensils are compostable and the gluten-free bakery rivals any in the Northeast.

 

Rafferty’s Restaurant and Pub, in the heart of North Conway Village, is dedicated to providing a wide gluten free menu. Their own gluten free menu that is as big as their regular menu and they also offer a number of their signature gluten free products for sale too.

 

Speaking of Gluten free, the  White Mountain Hotel offers a menu that is 95-percent Gluten Free or can be.  Be sure to ask your wait staff to advise on which options are Gluten free.

 

Additionally, the Cranmore Mountain Lodge offers a gluten free breakfast menu to guests who mention they prefer this option.  Be sure to mention gluten free when you book your reservation here.

 

Flatbread Company in North Conway is a great option for anyone gluten-free who is craving pizza! Who knew…a pizza company that offers gluten-free pizza AND beer too. They have an extensive menu of all locally grown and organic ingredients that can be offered on regular crust of gluten-free crust.

 

The Oxford House in Fryeburg, Maine, works with local farms right down the road to provide delicious and creative dishes. Choose to dine in their fine dining room or in Jonathan’s Pub fresh, lighter fare.

 

Chef’s Market in the North Conway Village offers great take-out meals and deli sandwiches along with their commitment to fresh and sustainable ingredients.

 

During your visit be sure to visit Sherman Farm and  Weston’s Farm to peruse the selection of fresh vegetables that are grown right on their property and specialty foods prepared nearby. If you visit during autumn, be sure to check out Sherman’s corn maize and Weston’s hay fort!

 

Margarita Grill in Glen is a full farm-to-table experience with a whole new re-designed menu to fit their dedication to sustainability. They also became an Environmental Champion through the NH Sustainable Restaurants and Lodging Program. They are the second restaurant in Mt Washington Valley to achieve this honor along with The Local Grocer.

 

Frontside Grind, in North Conway Village has outdone themselves with a new location and a new look! The new restaurant offers great bagels, breakfast sandwiches and lunch sandwiches along with fine, hand-picked coffee! All of their materials from coffee cups to napkins are recycled as much as possible too, with reminders throughout their store letting you know what to throw away and what to recycle!

 

Click here for a list of those businesses who’ve earned the NH Sustainable Lodging & Restaurants designation.

 

Attractions of the Month
 

With the weather the way it’s been, Mt Washington Valley’s attractions are gearing up for a possible early start to the summer season.  Black Mountain says their guided horseback riding experiences will get underway as soon as weather allows.  This just came in from The Stables at the Farm By The River B&B, “Our grounds have dried out and we have been offering horseback riding for the last few days. We will wait a few more days for the carriage rides, but wagon rides and pony rides are a go. So if people  are looking for some things to do we are open daily weather permitting. Call 603-356-6640 to reserve”.

 

Remember, the key here is “weather permitting”, and in April anything can happen, so be sure to call before arriving for your horseback riding fun.

Stay and Play
April 6-8: Easter Escape Package at White Mountain Hotel: Come on Easter Weekend, April 6-8, 2012, and Meet the Easter Bunny at brunch! The Easter Package includes two nights deluxe accommodations, dinner in Ledges dining room on one evening, order off the menu full country breakfast on Saturday morning, and our spectacular expanded Easter Grand Sunday Brunch. Bring the whole family and enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, Easter Candy and Balloons for the children along with the Award-Winning Easter Brunch. Check out the menu here.
Also, The restaurant at 1785 Inn will offer extended hours and dining specials for Easter. The Restaurant will open an hour early to accommodate those who want a late afternoon or early evening dinner (bar will open at 3 PM and seatings for dinner will start at 4), and Easter Specials will be offered in addition to the full regular menu.

 

For a complete list of  hotels, motels, condos, resorts, inns and B&Bs, visit www.mtwashingtonvalley.org and click on Vacation Specials for a wide range of vacation packages offered in Mt Washington Valley.

April Events not to Miss
April 4-6: Lorax Earth Day Celebration: A two hour experience that includes a reenactment of The Lorax story, conservation education, environmental specialist guiding a StoryWalk through the trails along with arts & crafts and a chance to visit with the Lorax himself. This show is being offered FREE to the public and local school groups as part of Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s 2011-2012 Stage Series for Children. It will take place in the 100 Acre Wood and Theater in the Wood located at 41 Observatory Way, Intervale, NH (2 miles North of the Scenic Vista, directly across from Town Hall Road). Please call ahead to reserve your seats! 603-356-9980.

 

April 6-7: The Arachnid at Wildcat: Dual Head to Head Racing at Wildcat Mountain will play host to a pro format, head to head racing challenge with cash prizes for men’s and women’s divisions. Friday April 6th will feature timed qualifying runs to be followed by high action racing, head to head Saturday April 7th. FMI click here.

 

April 8:  Easter Specials & Dinners: For a complete list of Easter dinners and events, visit www.mtwashingtonvalley.org where a list of Easter Fun appears on the homepage through April 9th.

 

Every Thurs, Fri, Sat starting April 12: Burn This, presented by M&D Productions. After the funeral of Robbie, a young gay dancer who drowned in a boating accident, his roommates and friends attempt to make sense of their lives and reconsider their own identities and relationships. Tickets range anywhere from free to $25.  FMI: 603-662-7591 or www.yourtheatre.com.

 

April 14: The Met Opera, Live in HD: La Traviata: 1:00 PM to 4:10 PM, come take in the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series. The Met: Live in HD continues for its sixth season, featuring 11 live transmissions. Don’t miss the chance to experience the Met live on the screen at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. Natalie Dessay will put on the red dress in Willy Decker’s stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium. Tickets: $26-Adults, $23-Seniors (65+) and $18-Students. FMI: 207.935.9232 or www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac.

 

April 28: Food and Film Festival: 10am-3pm at Kennett High School in North Conway, come view three films and peruse educational exhibits about health and nutrition, local foods and CSAs. Concessions and children’s activities available. Presented by Evergreen Institute for Wellness.  This food and film festival helps connect health and diet and how we feel about ourselves. Free. FMI: 603-651-7475.

 

Free or Almost Free
April 1: Attitash Pond Skimming: Attitash will close out the 2011/2012 winter season with the 4th Annual Pond Skim event held on West Slope at the Flying Yankee Quad. This is a FREE event that begins at 12 p.m. Come watch the fun! Register in the South Wing prior to the event from 8-10am. FMI: http://www.attitash.com.

April 7: Easter on the Green at Settlers’ Green: Visit participating stores at Settlers’ Green for a free Easter treat and visit the customer service office for a free Easter toy and chocolate Easter egg while supplies last. 11am-3pm.

 

April 7: Character Breakfast with the Lorax: Start the day at 9:30 am for a continental breakfast with Dr. Seuss’ THE LORAX and special guest reader Chris Proux from Outside TV! Breakfast is FREE and will include a book swap (bring a gently used book and swap it with another), a small breakfast, the reading of a storybook about that week’s character and a visit with the character. Breakfast takes place at the Theater in the Wood, 41 Observatory Way, Intervale. Afterward, enjoy the recreational trail. FMI: 603-356-9980

 

April 11: Fryeburg Academy Opera Lectures: La Traviata Fryeburg Academy’s own Joe DeVito will offer an inside look at the upcoming opera in The Metropolitan Opera’s Live! in HD Series. This evening he will discuss La Traviata at the Leura Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy,  6:00-7:30pm. Free, donations are accepted. FMI: www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac.

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Welcome to romance month in Mt Washington Valley.  We all know February is for lovers, and Mt Washington Valley is an ideal destination for those in search of a romantic getaway whether it is on Valentine’s Day or any day this winter.  We celebrate romance every day in Mt Washington Valley, and dedicate February to lovers! Whether it’s side by side skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing, dogsledding or snowmobiling, we’ve got you covered in Mt Washington Valley.The E-Traveler is all about the inside scoop in Mt Washington Valley. So just in case you didn’t see it last month, we want to tip our E-Traveler readers off to two ways to win free lift tickets and trail passes throughout the ski season.   We’re hosting weekly contests where one ABOUT THE SNOW reader’s name is pulled randomly and awarded a pair of lift tickets or trail passes. We’re also hosting a monthly photo contest, where winners are awarded prize packages including lift tickets/trail passes, restaurant gift certificates and gift cards to Mt Washington Valley retailers for great photos of winter fun in the Valley.  Read all about it on the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Contest Page or in the chamber’s press kit.

Events of the Month
There’s so much going on in Mt Washington Valley in February, we couldn’t decide which events to feature, so we’re highlighting two.  For a full calendar of events in Mt Washington Valley, click here.Feb 11: Chairlift Speed Dating at Black Mountain: Looking for love in all the wrong places?  Try finding your mate on the chairlift at Black Mountain on Saturday, February 11th. This special event gives you 10 full minutes to fall in love or not on the chairlift. The lift line of love will run from 2-4pm. Sign up begins at 12:30pm and is free with purchase of a lift ticket (Hey, it’s a cheap Date…1/2 day tickets available at $30 after 12:30pm). Find your mate and enjoy a drink at the Lost Bo Pub at Black Mountain or next door at the Shovel Handle Pubafterward. Info: 603-383-4490.February 26: 23rd Annual Chocolate Festival at Mt Washington Valley XC & Snowshoe Foundation: Known by many as the ‘Sweetest Day on the Trails”, this may be the only day of the year when chocolate indulgence is totally guilt-free at the Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation. Chocoholics cross country ski or snowshoe the trails to enjoy chocolate prepared every way imaginable. Count on chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate fountains and fondue, brownie sundaes, and chocolate cookies of all kinds are just some of the treats you’ll enjoy at the trailside stops between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Every participant will have a Festival map and brochure for each trailside business to validate to confirm your stop. Visit each of the trailside stops to enter the drawing for a $200 gift certificate to be used at any participating member business. More treats await the chocoholics that have completed the tour! Present your Festival pass on the day of the event to other North Conway area businesses for more special offers. Tickets are $30 before February 13 and $35 after Feb 13 and available at the Touring Center.  Info: 603-356-9920.

 

Restaurants of the Month:By Jaimie Crawford
Get ahead of the heart-shaped curve and start making plans to surprise your loved ones now! It’s always better to be safe than sorry and when you surprise your significant other with a day of winter adventure in the Valley with a romantic dinner for two afterward.After a romantic sleigh ride, a day of snowshoeing, an afternoon of skiing or a sightseeing adventure up Mt. Washington on the Snow Coach nurture your special bond with a dinner at The Wentworth, Inn at Thorn Hill, Thompson House Eatery, Wildcat Tavern or Eagle Mountain House in the quintessential village of Jackson and set the best tone for an intimate evening for two. The  White Mountain Cider Company offers a rustic atmosphere with cozy tables and gourmet food for an evening of rekindling the romance or try the Shovel Handle Pub for more casual fare next to Black Mountain. The Omni Mount Washington Resort offers all of the elegance for a special evening of food and drinks with that special someone; be sure to bring the dressy clothes.  The Notchland Inn in Harts Location was recently named one of the Top 12 Romantic Inns in the US by BedandBeakfast.com and with a home in Hart’s Location, you can rest assured that the romance is taken care of for you! For a more casual evening of enchantment, try Wine Thyme. It’s a quaint wine bar, with delicious tapas and entrees, with a cozy feel allowing conversation to flow freely between you and your special person and for those who seek delicious gluten free try Rafferty’s Restaurant and Pub, right around the corner or Vito Marcello’s Italian Bistro for gluten free pasta. Tradition’s Restaurant is a gem in Madison set against the backdrop of King Pine Ski Area and Purity Spring Resort is ideal for a delicious dinner for two or for the whole family on Valentine’s Day. Maestro’s is an authentic Italian restaurant in uptown North Conway. With one sip of wine or taste of one of their fresh Italian dishes, you will feel like you’re in your own world with your date.  J-Town Deli in Jackson is a cute, well-stocked family-run deli and café for play dates in the Valley. To spice it up a little, Shalimar of India and  Margarita Grill or Cafe Nocheare great choices for an evening of culinary adventure.There are more than 75 fabulous restaurants, all perfect for finding romance in one way or another.  Click here to check them all out!

 

Attractions of the Month
Now that the snow is here, ’tis the season for sleigh rides and snowmobiling.  We applauded the mid-January snowstorms and those that , leaving plenty of fluffy white flakes for those who love to find romance on the snow.  Try the Stables at the Farm by the River for both sleigh rides and winter horseback riding.  Hoping to propose?  They can even offer proposal and elopement sleigh rides too!  Darby Field Inn and Purity Spring Resort also offer romantic sleigh rides on private trails and horsedrawn sleighs.  Romantic and cozy as they come.  The Omni Mount Washington Resortis another fabulous option in the Northern end of the Valley for romantic sleighrides too!If your idea of romance involves a little more horsepower, Mt Washington Valley is the ideal destination for snowmobiling. There are a number of options for snowmobile rentals and guided tours.  Mt Washington Valley offers eight snowmobile rental and touring companies from Fryeburg to Bartlett. Every single one will take great care of you.  No matter what budget or time schedule you have, Mt Washington Valley’s snowmobile outfitters are there to guide or ride with you.  Guided tours, rentals and retail shops abound, not to mention gorgeous trails and yes, we do have plenty of snow.Click here for a full list of all the snowmobile outfitters in Mt Washington Valley.

Stay and Play
Weekend Romance with the two of you and Fido at Spruce Moose Lodge & Cottages: Enjoy a two night stay in one of the Jacuzzi Bungalows. Two full country breakfasts, afternoon snack, Chocolate covered strawberries, flowers, sparkling cider, a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Vito Marcello’s within walking distance. Plus a special souvenir is included and best of all  your dog can even come along for free!! $439.00 plus tax for the weekend. For reservations and more info:www.sprucemooselodge.com, 800-600-6239.For many more Romance Packages from hotels, motels, resorts, inns and B&Bs, visit www.mtwashingtonvalley.organd click on Vacation Specials, then choose Romance from the drop down menu.For a complete list of hundreds of packages offered by Mt Washington Valley lodging properties, click here.

February Events Not To Be Missed
Feb 11-12: Ian’s Endless Hockey Game at Ham Arena:  Take part in the endless hockey games to benefit Ian Meserve, local hero and community leader battling melanoma, starting at 8:20 p.m. Feb. 11 and running until 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12. Also endless raffles, food and fun. Cookout on Sunday following final game. Open to hockey players of all abilities, co-ed, over 40, and pond hockey. Sign up as an individual or a team. 100% of proceeds will go to the Meserve family.Feb 12: Hope on the Slopes – The Race to Beat Cancer at Cranmore: A family-oriented event for skiers, snowboarders tubers and those who want to join in the fight against cancer where participants enjoy the camaraderie of a day on the slopes and also raise funds to support the activities of the American Cancer Society. Registration: 8:30-9:45am- 3rd floor Skimobile Station at Cranmore, Race: 10:00am-12:00pm- NASTAR course, Lunch: 12:30pm (provided by Flatbread Company)- 3rd floor Skimobile Station.
For more information and to register on-line visit Cranmore’s event calendar.Feb 18, 25:  ATP Slopeside Competition at Attitash: Two ATP slopeside and Big Air events for serious skiers and boarders.  Registration fee required.

Feb 22:  Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge at Black Mountain: Compete for the gold in this FREE race event open to every level of skier and rider. Downhill fun while weaving in and out of obstacles to get to the lodge for a great party and loads of giveaways. Lift ticket required.

Free or Almost Free
Every Sunday morning: Quick Tips at King Pine: Join a pro from the King Pine Ski & Snowboard School for a complimentary 1-run Quick Tip (must purchase a lift ticket to participate). Available every non-holiday Sunday from 9-10AM. Look for the Quick Tip tent at the base of the Polar Bear Triple chair lift.Every Friday night in Feb: Friday Night Lights at Settlers’ GreenFree hot chocolate, bonfire and VIP cards. 4-8pm.Wednesdays in February: Jerry’s Free Ride Wednesdays at Red Parka Pub: Be in the Pub between 6pm – 8pm as Jerry gives away lift tickets to all of the best ski areas.

Saturdays in Feb: Audubon Snowshoe Tours at Purity Spring Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary: This guided tour departs from The Mill Indoor Pool & Fitness Center at Purity Spring Resort at 2pm every Saturday. Free for Purity Spring Guests and King Pine skiers with ticket.  Complimentary with regular trail pass fee. Weather dependent.  Feb 3:  Go Red For Heart Disease at Great Glen Trails:  Wear red in honor of National Heart Month today and get a half price trail pass!

Feb 17:  Winnie the Pooh Play in the Theater in the Wood: Pooh and all his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood sing their way through adventures that encompass honey, bees, bouncing, balloons, Eeyore’s birthday, floods and Pooh Sticks! Performed by UNH Department of Dance and Theater ArtsReach Tour. This show is being offered FREE. Please call ahead to reserve seats 603-356-9980.

Coupons
Save Lil’ Man Snowmobile Rentals Bartlett, NH Early Snowbird Special:  Rent one sled between 8:00 AM & 9:30 AM Sun-Fri  non-holiday/school vacations and get a 2nd sled 50% off.Happy Trails 2011-12 season. www.lilmansnowmobilerentals.com  
Save Abenaki Inn & Cabins, Bartlett, NH 
Stay in Abenaki Inn & Cabins and rent a snowmobile during your stay from Lil’ Man Snowmobile Rentals and receive a 10% discount on the cabin and $10 off on each sled. www.abenaki-inn.com
Call 603-374-9257
Save Alpine Skiers: Ski Cross Country and Save 33% at Jackson XC:  Bring your Alpine Lift Ticket to Jackson Ski Touring and get a 33% discount on your trail pass, as well as lessons and rentals. Offer valid with Alpine tickets dated the same or previous day. Jackson Ski Touring, (603) 383-6050, www.JacksonXC.org