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Apres Ski and live entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH –March 8 – March 20, 2018

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Whether its live musical entertainment at ski resorts or the Valley’s restaurants or drama, family activities or on-mountain events, you’ll find a packed schedule of during-and-apres ski fun throughout Mt Washington Valley.

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week at the ski resorts and XC Centers.

Apres ski At Wildcat, Pinkham Notch, NH

Entertainment  in Wildcat Pub:

  • March 9: Ryan St. Onge, 1:00-4:00pm
  • March 10: Jonathan Sarty Band, 2:00-5:00pm
  • March 16: Rafe Montegrano, 1:30-4:30pm
  • March 17: The Gravel Project, 2:00-5:00pm

Plus!

March 12:  15th Annual 100,000 Vertical Foot Challenge:  The Wildcat Mountain 100,000 Vertical Foot Challenge is a non-race event offering the chance for a limited capacity field of participants the opportunity to ski or ride 100,000 vertical feet in a single day. Total funds raised from the previous 14 years of the event have reached over $921,000 directly benefiting Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire and their endeavors. The goal this year, in the 15th year of the event is to reach and surpass $1 million in total dollars raised! Participants are required to raise a minimum of $250 for Make-A-Wish New Hampshire. Donated prizes from event sponsors will be awarded for the top fundraisers and additional prizes will be won in a bib draw raffle. Refreshments and snacks will be provided to help keep challengers going throughout the day. here is a 9-hour window, weather and conditions permitting, to complete the 100K, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (unless all participants still entered complete the 100K prior to 4:30 p.m. $75 registration fee. Complete info here.

March 16: Pre St Paddy Day ticket sale: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with $17 Lift Tickets for any age and get in the spirit by dressing in green and enjoying green beer and Irish snacks in the Pub. Please note: this deal is valid for Friday, March 16, 2018 and must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance online only. Click here to buy tickets online.

Apres ski at Attitash Mountain Resort

  • March 3: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Scott Baer, 2:00-4:30pm
  • March 3: Terrafunk at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • March 10: Pat Foley Band at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • March 10: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Riley Parkhurst, 2:00-4:30p
  • March 17: The Conniption Fits at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • March 17: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Pat Foley, 2:00-4:30pm

Plus!

March 10:  Ability Plus Ski-a-thon: Raffle, apres entertainment, silent auction, and various other activities put on by the Ability Plus of Mount Washington Valley, 9:00-4:00pm.

March 11:  Shawn Smith Family GS Fundraiser:  Registration 8:00-10:30am.  Racers 2-100 are welcome.  More info here.

March 16: Pre St Paddy Day ticket sale: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with $17 Lift Tickets for any age and get in the spirit by dressing in green and enjoying green beer and Irish snacks in the Pub. Please note: this deal is valid for Friday, March 16, 2018 and must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance online only. Click here to buy tickets online.

March 16:  Red Parka Challenge Cup: The Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup is the longest-running, pro-style dual giant slalom ski race in the United States. Considered the premier New England Amateur ski race, the RPP Challenge Cup attracts some of the best racers in the region. All proceeds from the race benefit the Eastern Slopes Ski Club, a local organization that funds youth skiing in the Mt. Washington Valley. The Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup stems from the Red Parka Pub, located in Downtown Glen, New Hampshire. The restaurant opened its doors in 1973 and along with the pub came the birth of the first Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup. Registration: More information on the race at redparkapubchallengecup.com.

March 17:  Attitash After Dark with  Adam Ezra Group:  It starts with fireworks at 7:00pm, then festivities continue with a special pub menu and the Adam Ezra Group at Ptarmigan Pub for evening entertainment.

Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort

Apres Ski at Zips: Enjoy live music to add to the apres ski fun in Zips Pub.

  • March 3: Music with Arthur James, 3:00-6:00pm
  • March 17: TBA

Plus!

March 10, 17 Cranapalooza: Enjoy apres ski music, entertainment and games hosted by none other than North Conway’s favorite penguin, C-More. On March 10, Cranapalooza celebration is topped off with fireworks too!

March 9: Schneider Sprint: New in 2018, this is a timed up and down ski touring race, open to racers of all ages and ability levels. Sponsored by Eastern Mountain Sports of North Conway and Ski the Whites, this unique race will start in front of Zip’s Pub deck, where racers will complete a short obstacle course before heading into a transitioning area to gear up, then ascend to the top of Cranmore’s Competition Slope, and ski down a predetermined course, concluding at the bottom of the North Slope. Registration is $25 and includes an exclusive Meister Cup pin and pasta dinner and awards.   Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers. EMS will provide alpine touring demo equipment from Dynafit, G3, Black Diamond and K2 for those who need it, included with registration.  Participants who want to take advance of the demo equipment should call the EMS North Conway store at 603-356-5433 to reserve gear or visit the store before 5pm on Thursday, March 8th.  Info here.

March 10- 11: 22nd Hannes Schneider Meisiter Cup at Cranmore: Honoring the founding father of ski instruction, Austrian Hannes Schneider, who brought his world-renowned skills to North Conway and Mt. Cranmore in 1939, this is a fan favorite. The event kicks off Friday night with a Tyrolean-themed dinner, EMS Twilight Skinning Tour & a torchlight parade. Saturday, the celebration of ski school founder Hannes Schneider’s arrival at the mountain continues with a dual giant slalom race, silent auction, vintage skiwear contest, après entertainment, prizes, music and more.

March 10-11: Military Weekend at Cranmore: During Cranmore’s historic Hannes Schneider Meister Cup, March 10th & 11th, Cranmore will offer free lift tickets for active duty, veteran and retired servicemen and women. Card carrying dependents will receive $15 off a lift ticket.

March 17: St Paddy’s Day ticket special: On St. Patrick’s Day, the resort will offer a $17 twilight lift ticket, valid for skiing from 5pm to 8pm or a $17 Tubing and Mountain Adventure Park ticket, during the hours of 5pm to 8pm.

Apres ski at Bretton Woods Ski Resort

 March 10, 17: Adult Apres Ski Party, 3:00-5:50pm: When you’re finished with a great day on the trails, head to the 3rd floor and listen to some après ski entertainment. Try a new brew at Slopeside Pub located on the 3rd level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge. Entertainment will be from 3:00pm-5:30pm and Bar Promos are from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Schedule of entertainment in the Slopeside Pub, 3:00-5:30pm

March 10: Jeremy Dean, Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

March 17: DJ Chuck Noel, St. Paddy’s Day party

March 3, 10: Kids Apres Ski Party: 3:30-5:00pm: Kids ages 4-12 are welcome to join in this special supervised après ski fun upstairs in the Mount Washington View Room, located on the Heaven Level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge.  Special après parties are scheduled on most Saturday’s throughout the year and during vacation and holiday periods.  Each party will include live entertainment, games, activities, and refreshments for kids.  Parents are welcome to leave their kids at this supervised program and enjoy entertainment at the Slopeside Lounge.  Reservations are not required for this complimentary program. Click here to read about the different themed parties.

March 17-18: St. Patrick’s Day Ticket Special:  Save some green and get a two-day adult lift ticket for just $117, valid March 17-18, 2018.

Apres Ski at Black Mountain in the Lostbo Pub – 3:30-5:30pm       

  • Fri, March 9: Apres ski with Greg Walsh
  • Sat, March 10: Apres ski with Ben Cook and Blue Moon
  • Sun, March 11: Apres ski with Tim Gershin
  • Fri, March 16: Apres ski with Riley Parkhurst
  • Sat, March 17: Apres ski with Greg Walsh and Miller Lite
  • Sun, March 18: Apres ski with Riley Parkhurst

Apres Ski at King Pine

Apres Ski in Trail’s End Tavern, 3:00-6:00pm

March 10: Radio BDC, Coors Light Drafters 2018

March 17: Mitch Alden

March 24: Jonathan Sarty

Fridays in March:  Torchlight Snow Tubing at King Pine: Experience the fun of lift-serviced torchlight night snowtubing down exciting snow chutes at our Pine Meadows Tubing Park!

March 10, 17: Say hello to Powder Bear: King Pine’s mascot, Powder Bear, will be out and about offering greetings to young skiers from 2:00-3:00pm.

March 11: 18th Annual Marky B Boardfest: This annual snowboard race in memory of Mark Bierweiler is the most unique snowboard-only event in the region… a slalom race through a course with hits, rolls and jumps! Funds generated from the race will aid and further supporting the snowboard programs at King Pine. Entry fee 45 (includes lift ticket, lunch voucher, 1 raffle ticket and race fee). $25 with a King Pine season pass. Register at 8 a.m. in the Fireplace Room. More info here.

March 16-17: Cynthia’s Challenge 24-hour Skiathon: Cynthia’s Challenge is excited to announce the next beneficiary of the 24-Hour Ski-A-Thon to be held at King Pine Ski Area in East Madison, New Hampshire March 16-17, 2018. All funds raised with this year’s event will benefit Freedom, New Hampshire’s Jacques Villeneuve, a 9-year-old boy who was born missing the main wiring between the left and right hemispheres of his brain, Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. The minimum requirement is $99 for ages 6 and above and 5 and under are $50. Registration includes a 24-hour lift ticket, t-shirt, dinner, breakfast, and lunch, snacks and memories to last a lifetime of skiing and riding as the sun comes up over King Pine. One raffle ticket will be awarded to participants for every $50 raised above their registration fee. These special raffle tickets will be used for participants to win a grand prize package. Go to https://www.cynthiaschallenge.org/ for complete information.

March 17: Vertical Challenge: A fun and exciting ski and snowboard race where the racer who clocks the best time in each event category wins Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals. Winners from individual events are invited to return and compete in the Series Finals. The races are FREE, but you must purchase a lift ticket to participate. Tons of great prizes, giveaways and free samples! Registration starts at 8:00am, race starts at 11:00am.

Apres Ski at Shawnee Peak

March 9: Winter Kids Day 2: Shawnee Peak welcomes all Passport holders and their families for our first WinterKids Family Day! Passport Holder Lift Ticket: $20; Sibling Lift Ticket: $22; Parent Lift Ticket: $22.

March 10: Mary’s Firemen for a Cure: Sign up your five-member fireman team and you get: a lift ticket, chili lunch, and a t shirt if you register in advance. Registration begins at 2:00pm, The Firemen’s Race Begins at 3:00pm. Teams of five firemen in full turn-out gear race while carrying a 50ft length of hose. Not a Firefighter? Introducing the first annual Devin’s Downhill, an individual race and registration is only $10! Best of all the proceeds go to help fight Breast Cancer and pediatric brain cancer called: Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Click here for complete details.

March 16: College Night #5 at Shawnee Peak: Grab your classmates, or your professor if you dare, and Sneak to the Peak from 3:00-9:00pm. Lift Tickets are JUST $20, a savings of $15 and Rentals are JUST $15, a savings of $12! Plus, Open Mic in Blizzard’s Pub for the 21+ crowd afterward.

March 17:  The Mattress Race: Get out your old, beat up mattress and put it to good use!  Design and decorate your old twin, full, double, queen or king, race it down our course and you’ll be eligible for a great prize! The Fastest Mattress will win an overnight stay in the Pleasant Mountain Yurt or Cabin. There is also Shawnee Peak loged prizes for the best, most uniquely-decorated mattress. This years theme is “80 years of Shawnee Peak”. Race starts at 1:00pm.

Apres ski at Great Glen Trails/MW Auto Road

March 10: 2nd Annual Winter Charity Day: Make a minimum donation of $25 per person ($15 ages 5-12) to the charity of your choice and enjoy free skiing, tubing, snowshoeing and a buffet lunch (11:30 am – 1:00 pm). Kids under 5 participate free with each donating adult. Make a minimum donation of $50 per person ($30 ages 5-12) to the charity of your choice and enjoy free skiing, tubing, snowshoeing, a buffet lunch and a ride on the Mt. Washington SnowCoach to treeline on the Auto Road. The first 32 people who make a $50 donation will receive a SnowCoach ticket for that day. Complete info here.

At MWV XC Ski & Snowshoeing Foundation:

Sundays through March: Sunday Snowshoe Yoga Tours: The MWV Ski Touring and Snowshoe Center has added a new offering on Sundays. Every Sunday morning (except 2/25) plan to combine yoga and mindfulness in the spectacular setting of the mountains. The tour begins with some warm-up stretches, preparing for a beautiful snowshoe walk in the woods. Taking the trail at an easy pace, make your way to an open spot to pause for some yoga practice. After the snowshoe walk, end the tour with a few easy stretches. The tour departs every Sunday (weather permitting) from the MWV Touring Center at 10:00 am. Ideal for first-timers and novices interested in learning basic techniques. $25 per person includes trail pass for the day. Discounted rentals available.

At Jackson Ski Touring Foundation:

March 17: Baxter Outdoors White Mountain Winter Triathlon & 5K Snowshoe Run: Originally scheduled for Jan 6 this race was rescheduled to Sat Mar 17. This professionally designed course has its fair share of ups and downs but those are ultimately overshadowed by sweeping views of the White Mountains and presence in this truly special New England Ski Town. Registration starts at 8:30am, race starts at 10:00am: Click here to register!

Live Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley’s restaurants & Businesses

At The Soaking Pot, Settlers Green, North Conway

After a day of skiing, snowshoeing, shopping, or when you just need a moment, The SoakingPot is the newest place to SOAK. SIP. RELAX. The custom foot soaks are designed to calm, invigorate, soothe or balance. For deeper relaxation, add a soothing cup of tea and massage to go with your soak!

Current Specials & Discounts*:

  • Every Wednesday Buy One Soak Get One Half Off
  • Loyalty Soak Club- Buy 10 Soaks get one FREE
  • Soak Pass Memberships -Save when you buy 6 or more Soaks, Free Soak on your birthday, Free tea, and more.

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

  • Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jonathan Sarty in the Pub, 5:30-8:00pm
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jerry’s Free Ride Wednesdays – Join Jerry every Wednesday in the Pub where he gives away lift tickets to all the great ski areas.  All you have to do is be in the Pub between 5:30-8:00.

March 9: Tilden Katz, 9:00pm – 12:30am

March 10: American Made, 9:00pm – 12:30am

March 11: Blues Sunday with Lefty Yunger, 4:00-7:00pm

March 15: Red Parka Challenge Cup Bib Draw, 6:00-9:00pm

March 16:  Red Parka Challenge Cup (daytime), Shark Martin, 9:00pm – 12:30am.

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH

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

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

Every Thursday:  Free Pasta Feeds & Music by Kevin Dolan: Back again by popular demand the Thursday Night Free Pasta Feed starts at 5:30 pm and goes until 8:30 with music and fun by Kevin Dolan. FREE for employees of Valley Snow Sports and Ski Shops, AMC and NH Forest Service. (proof of employment required), $5.95 for skiers (bring your lift or trail ticket for that day), $8.95 if you don’t ski but just want to chow down!

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

Every Saturday: Apres ski with Al Shafner, 4:00-6:00pm

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

March 10:  Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00-closing

March 17: Al Shafner and the Revtones, 8:00-closing

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey, 7:30-10:00pm

Every Saturday-Apres Ski-Dennis & Davey from 4:00-6:00pm.

 At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson

  • March 8: Johno & Al Shafner – 7:00pm
  • March 9: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • March 10: Marty Quirk, 4:00-6:00pm and again at 8:00pm
  • March 11: Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford, 7:30pm
  • March 15: Johno & Dennis O’Neil, 8:00pm
  • March 16: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • March 17: St Paddy’s Day with Marty Quirk, 4:00-6:00pm and again at 8:00pm

At Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson – all performances are from 5:30-9:30pm

Every Thursday night: Shot of JD every Thursday Night!

Most Sunday Nights: Justin Jaymes

March 8: Shot of JD

March 9: Lucinda Rowe & Michael Connolly

March 10: TBA

March 11: Randy Messineo

March 15: Shot of JD

 March 16: Jonathan Sarty

 March 17: St Patrick’s Day with Tom Dean

 March 18: Scott Baer

 At 302 Tavern in Fryeburg

Open Mike night for local performers

 At Seadog Brewing Co in North Conway

Every Wednesday is Trivia Night!

Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley, March, 2018

March 10: Met Opera Live in HD: The Met Opera Live in HD series presents “Semiramide” at 1:00 pm at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students (pre-order online at http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or call the box office at 207-935-9232).

March 10: Live Music in the Taproom at Tuckerman Brewing: A free family-friendly indoor concert with Bear Mountain Band at Tuckerman Brewing from 2:00-5:00pm. Part of the Tuckerman Brewing Company Music Series. Free.

March 10: Tin Mountain Conservation Center “First Night” fundraiser: Celebrate spring at Tin Mountain’s annual First Season Benefit Dinner Auction starting at 5 p.m. at the Ada Wadsworth Arena at Fryeburg Academy. Enjoy good cheer and bid on hundreds of exciting items donated by local businesses and craftspeople. Mountain Top Strings will perform as attendees mingle in a forest-like setting. A catered dinner and cash bar will round out the event.  Tickets are $60 each. Reservations and prepayment are requested by calling (603) 447-6991.

March 15: Hiking & Biking in Slovenia lecture: The North Conway Public Library will hold the third of its 2018 Thursday Night Program Series.  Theo & Melanie Stibbons will share their experiences from hiking and biking vacations in Slovenia at 7:00pm at the Weather Discovery Center on Main Street in North Conway Village. Frontside Grind coffee and homemade cookies will be served. The program is free of charge, although donations to the Library are greatly appreciated.  Info:  www.northconwaylibrary.com or 603-356-2961.

March 16: Twisted Pine Band at Stone Mountain Arts Center: Full of energy and surprise, wit and subtlety, Twisted Pine has quickly become one of the most acclaimed young string bands in the Northeast. Audiences across the US and UK have been drawn to their forthright songwriting, lush harmonies, musical daring, and “charismatic appeal,” to quote Grammy-winner Alison Brown.  Showtime is at 8:00pm.  Tickets: $20.  Info, click here.

March 18: African Children’s Choir at Journey Church: The African Children’s Choir will be performing at Journey Church (15 Hutchins Drive in Conway) at 7:00pm.  The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Performances support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development. Info: africanchildrenschoir.com.

March 23: Daymark at Medallion Opera House – Daymark will be performing live on Friday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham Town Hall.  Tickets are $15 and are available at the Gorham Town Hall and online at www.medallionoperahouse.org.   Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger.

March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, April 1: The Lion King at M&D Playhouse: The African savannah comes to life with Simba and Nala, Pumbaa, Timon, Mufasa, Scar and more unforgettable characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age story. This vibrant tale has captivated worldwide audiences. With Sir Elton John’s music, dazzling costumes, and extraordinary talent, this is a show not to be missed. THE LION KING, JUNIOR is presented March 22 – April 1, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM with Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM at M&D Playhouse, Willow Common, North Conway.  To reserve seats, http://www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.

Thinking ahead, save the date:  April 7th, 15th Annual Chili Cookoff and 2nd Annual Feeling Good 5k. Click here for complete information.

And The Second Annual Wild Corn Backcountry Shindig fires off this year on April 7, 2018 at Black Mountain in Jackson, NH! Celebrate backcountry season with a true spring time party all with live music, BBQ, speakers, games and more – a can’t miss spring time event.

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

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Apres Ski and live entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Feb 15-25, 2018

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

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week at the ski resorts and XC Centers.

Apres ski At Wildcat, Pinkham Notch, NH

Apres Ski Entertainment nightly in Wildcat Pub:

  • Feb 16: Rafe & Alecia, 12:30-3:30pm
  • Feb 17: The Gravel Project & Bud Light promo: 2:00-5:00pm
  • Feb 18: Pat Foley Band: 1:00-4:00pm
  • Feb 19: White Steer: 1:00-4:00pm
  • Feb 20: Riley Parkhurst Project, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Feb 21: Scott Baer, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Feb 22: White Steer, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Feb 23: Ryan St. Onge, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Feb 24: Dominic Lavoie, 2:00-5:00pm

Plus!

Feb 17:  Kitty Cat’s Apres Ski Entertainment: Parents, enjoy good times with adults in the pub while children have fun in the Lion’s Den located on the ground floor of the Wildcat Base Lodge.
Cost is $5.00 per child and includes supervision, children’s movie, cookie decorating and arts & crafts.

Feb 17: Torchlight Parade: Ski Patrol and Ski School will journey down the hill just after dusk to form the Torchlight Parade. This is a great event that brings families and friends together on the ski mountain. 5:30-6:00pm.

Feb 20:  Kitty Litter Cardboard Box Race: A fun, free, February Vacation tradition for kids. Build your own “vessel” out of cardboard boxes and go for the fastest run of the day, best decorated, best crash or judges’ choice awarded prizes. All vessels will be inspected to make sure they fit the standards prior to racing. Decorating is encouraged. Pre-registration Required: Guest Services 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Feb 21: 9 Lives Lunch Tray Luge: Another February Vacation Tradition.  Race down the luge track on lunch trays! Free.  Noon-1:00pm.

Feb 24: Crazy Hat Day: Dig deep into your closets and imagination to find the craziest, weirdest, wackiest, funniest, hat. Meet on the front lawn at 2 p.m. where the winner will take home the Grand Prize

Apres ski at Attitash Mountain Resort

  •  Feb 17: Den sessions at Bear Peak with Jeremy Dean, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 17: “Crush”, a Dave Matthews Tribute Band at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm & 8:00-11:00pm
  • Feb 18: Den Sessions at Bear Peak featuring Packman Dave, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 18: Riley Parkhurst Project at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 19: Packman Dave at Ptarmigan Pub, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Feb 19: Den Sessions at Bear Peak, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 20: Shark Martin at Ptarmigan Pub, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Feb 20: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Justin Jaymes,2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 21: DJ Ben Cook at Ptarmigan Pub, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Feb 21 Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Pat Foley, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 22: Dean Machine at Ptarmigan Pub 3:000-6:00pm
  • Feb 22: Den Sessions at Bear Peak featuring Packman Dave, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 23: White Steer at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 23: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Isaiah Bennett, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 24: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Mitch Alden, 2:00-4:30pm

Plus!

Feb 17:  Skier Boardercross: First to finish all-out race through berms, jumps and rollers.  Pre-registration required. 11:00am race. $20.

Feb 17:  Attitash After Dark: Ptarmigan Pub is transformed into Attitash After Dark HQ when “Crush” will again take the stage, 8:00-11:00pm.  Fireworks at 6:30pm too.

Feb 24: Abenaki Parks Big Air, 11:00am-1:00pm – Stomp your best tricks for prizes.

Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort

Apres Ski at Zips: Enjoy live music to add to the apres ski fun in Zips Pub.

  • Feb 18: Music with Ben Cook in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 19:  Music with Jonathan Sarty in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 20:  Music with White Steer in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 21:  Music with Mitch Alden in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-5:00pm
  • Feb 22: Music with Greg Walsh in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-5:00pm
  • Feb 23:  Music with Bill Cameron, 3:00-6:00pm

Plus!

Feb 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24: February Vacation Week Cranapalooza: A whole week of   music, entertainment and games hosted by none other than North Conway’s favorite penguin, C-More. On Feb 24th, the vacation week Cranapalooza celebration is topped off with fireworks too!

Feb 24: 80th Anniversary Summit Ice Bar Party: Join fellow skiers and rider for Cranmore’s 80th Anniversary Summit Celebration! Head to the Meister Hut for a special ice bar, appetizers and live music with Shark Martin from 6pm to 9pm. Entrance includes one drink ticket. Tickets start at $49. Event is for ages 21+. Purchase tickets online, here.

Feb 24: Double Feature Throw Down Competition: In the Terrain Park on the North Slope for skiers and snowboarders.  Open to all ages.

Apres ski at Bretton Woods Ski Resort

Feb 17, 18, 19, 20, 21: Adult Apres Ski Party, 3:00-5:50pm: When you’re finished with a great day on the trails, head to the 3rd floor and listen to some après ski entertainment. Try a new brew at Slopeside Pub located on the 3rd level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge. Entertainment will be from 3:00pm-5:30pm and Bar Promos are from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Feb 17, 18, 19, 20, 21: Kids Apres Ski Party: 3:30-5:00pm: Kids ages 4-12 are welcome to join in this special supervised après ski fun upstairs in the Mount Washington View Room, located on the Heaven Level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge.  Special après parties are scheduled on most Saturday’s throughout the year and during vacation and holiday periods.  Each party will include live entertainment, games, activities, and refreshments for kids.  Parents are welcome to leave their kids at this supervised program and enjoy entertainment at the Slopeside Lounge.  Reservations are not required for this complimentary program. Click here to read about the different themed parties.

Feb 24-25: Winter Games Weekend with Gilson Snowboard & Ski Co: Join Gilson on the mountain all weekend long with a demo on both Saturday and Sunday! Just visit the demo area next to the canopy tour building at Bretton Woods for a custom fit set and an opportunity to discover a new favorite. Plus, on Sunday, 3:00-5:00pm, make way to the Slopeside Lounge for a Radio Promo with The River 92.5, Entertainment from Chuck and John, and Bar Promos from Shock Top.

Apres Ski at Black Mountain in the Lostbo Pub           

  • Fri, Feb 16: Apres ski entertainment with Riley Parkhurst, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 17: Apres ski entertainment with Greg Walsh & Tuckerman Brewery, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sun, Feb 18: Apres ski entertainment with Tim Dion & Coors Lite, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Mon, Feb 19: Apres ski entertainment with Greg Walsh, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Tues, Feb 20: Apres ski promo with Narragansett Brewery, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Wed, Feb 21: Apres ski entertainment with Ben Cook, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Thurs, Feb 22: Apres ski entertainment with Candie Tremblay & Switchback Ale, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Fri, Feb 23: Apres ski entertainment with Ben Cook, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 24: Apres ski with Palmer Egan, 3:30-5:30pm

Plus!

Feb 24:  All Day Ride & Ski Cardholder Party: Show your card and ski or ride all day for $45. Afterward, apres ski party in the Lostbo Pub with Palmer Egan, giveaways and beer/spirits promotions,

Apres Ski at King Pine

Fridays in February:  Torchlight Snow Tubing at King Pine: Experience the fun of lift-serviced torchlight night snowtubing down exciting snow chutes at our Pine Meadows Tubing Park!

Feb 17, 24: Say hello to Powder Bear: King Pine’s mascot, Powder Bear, will be out and about offering greetings to young skiers from 2:00-3:00pm.

Feb 17, 24: Horse Drawn Sleighrides, 11am – 1:00pm: Enjoy the classic experience of riding among surrounding fields and within wooded trails in a horse-driven sleigh. In addition to the approximate 15-20-minute ride in the sleigh, warm up by an outdoor fire before and after your ride and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. $20 for age 13+; $15 for 12 and under.

Feb 17:  Kid’s Fun Race: Head to the bottom of the open slope for this fun race for kids. Weather dependent, 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Feb 17:  Saturday night family racing: A dual recreation race under the lights, 6:00-8:00pm.  Free with a lift ticket.

Feb 18: Winter Trails Nordic Demo Day with EMS: King Pine is celebrating Winter Trail’s with EMS throughout this season by offering complimentary Nordic passes to first-timers. In addition, EMS will have demo cross country skis and snowshoes available for on snow clinics with the EMS crew from 9am to 2 pm. First timers, ages 12 and above, are invited to join EMS for on snow clinics at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sign up in advance at the EMS tent on the day of and receive a complimentary trail pass with your clinic.  There is limited availability for the clinics which will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Feb 18-24: Overnight Ski & Snowboard Camp: This Feb vacation King Pine tradition is for kids ages 8-17 and includes a full week of skiing, riding and instruction, plus fun events for the kids.  Click here for complete info.

Feb 18-23: Winter Carnival at King Pine: Look for a full week of scheduled events including Silly Slalom & Belly Bag Races, Family Challenge Races, Sleigh rides, snowshoe tours, Gold Rush, Kids Fun Race, Fireworks over King Pine on Thursday, February 22 and Campfire and S’mores – Friday, February 26.

Feb 22: Gold Rush:  Look for candy & goodies scattered throughout the Pokey Pine Trail starting at 1:00pm.

Apres Ski at Shawnee Peak

Feb 16: College Night #3 at Shawnee Peak: From 3pm to 9pm, lift tickets are just $20, a savings of $15 and Rentals are just $15, a savings of $12 for college students and professors/staff.  College ID required.

Feb 17-23: February Vacation Week:  Shawnee Peak will be open for night skiing every night until 9:00pm.

Feb 20: Live Stand Up Comedy with Bob Marley: Don’t miss this live show by Maine’s famous and well-loved comedian Bob Marley in the Shawnee Peak Great Room. The show begins at 7.30pm, tickets are available currently through Guest Services or online for $30.This is a fundraising event for Shawnee Peak’s Adaptive program! There will be a cash bar in the Great Room during the event.

Feb 22: Family Fun Day: Family Day is a kid-oriented day on the slopes.  All events are free and open to the public. In honor of Shawnee Peak’s 80th birthday, 80 years of memories is the theme! There is a costume contest for both young and old, Face Painting and arts and crafts in the Great Room, a scavenger hunt on the Mountain and around the base lodge, Family obstacle race, Skillet toss, Sack Race, Snow Volley Ball and Tug of war, BBQ, crafts and so much more. Dress up and join in the parade. Prizes will be awarded, and fun is a guarantee!     

Feb 23: Ride & Ski apres ski party: Join the Ride & Ski Card friends at Blizzard’s Pub after a great day of skiing.           

Feb 24:  Bubble Soccer: Try something new on the slopes! Teams sign up on a first come first serve basis. Cost will be $5 pp. Click here for the rules and lowdown.

Feb 24 Ski with Spring Luau, Sam Adams & Fireworks: End the vacation week with a cold Sam Adams in Blizzards Pub, along with a Spring luau and fireworks kicking off at 8:00pm.

Feb 25: Russ Haggett Memorial Race: Russ Haggett, a 2003 inductee to the Ski Maine Hall of Fame, was Pleasant Mountain’s general manager throughout the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. Haggett’s vision and ambition made Pleasant Mountain into a true winter destination, thus improving the Lakes Region winter economy forever. The Russ Haggett Memorial Race is a family-fun race, for Skiers and Snowboarders of all ages and ability, and a great opportunity for beginners to experience downhill ski racing. Race day registration 8:30am-10:30am. Race fee $15.  Race begins at 11:00am. Door prizes and awards will be handed out at 1:30pm. For more information and to sign up visit  downeastskiclub.com.            

Apres ski at Great Glen Trails/MW Auto Road

Feb 18: Sunrise Snowcoach Tour: Experienced SnowCoach drivers will take you to treeline (weather permitting) at 4,200 feet on the Mt. Washington Auto Road for a chance to watch the sun rise. Plan to leave promptly at 5:45am from the base lodge. Even if you don’t actually get to the see the sun rise, you can be sure the early morning lighting at treeline will make for incredible and unforgettable scenes. Click here for info & reservations.

Feb 24: Evening snowshoe tour: Experience the wonder of a night time winter walk. Join a Naturalist from the Appalachian Mountain Club on a guided snowshoe tour. Reservations required, and tours fill fast. For questions, please call (603) 466-3988. Online registration here.

At MWV XC Ski & Snowshoeing Foundation:

Feb 17: 8th Annual Whitaker Woods Snowshoe Scramble: This Snowshoe Scramble is a 4-mile snowshoe race on groomed trails and twisty singletrack winding through Whitaker Woods in North Conway Village.  Registration is $20 per person and may be done online or at the event from 8:30 – 9:30 am.  Race start is 10 am sharp! $200 in prizes to giveaway.  Lodging discounts available. Dion snowshoe rentals available for $5 on first come first served basis.  This is an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring Foundation. (Rescheduled from earlier Jan date). Info: Click here.

Feb 25: 29th Annual Chocolate Festival: 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, 11:00am – 4:00pm! Chocoholics cross country ski or snowshoe the trails to enjoy chocolate prepared every way imaginable. 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. Take a minute to view the Festival Map online. 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. Complimentary shuttle between stops. Advance purchase tickets: $30; $35 on event day. Full info, click here.

At Jackson Ski Touring Foundation:

Feb 17: Free Evening Program: Live Peregrine Falcons: During this program, a Squam Lakes Science Center naturalist will introduce you to three live animals native to New Hampshire, including a Peregrine Falcon, and share the inspiring stories of three Earth Heroes whose work helped to ensure the survival of some amazing animals. 6:00-7:00pm.  $5.00 suggested donation.

Live Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley’s restaurants & Businesses

At The Soaking Pot, Settlers Green, North Conway

After a day of skiing, snowshoeing, shopping, or when you just need a moment, The SoakingPot is the newest place to SOAK. SIP. RELAX. The custom foot soaks are designed to calm, invigorate, soothe or balance. For deeper relaxation, add a soothing cup of tea and massage to go with your soak!

Current Specials & Discounts*:

  • Every Wednesday Buy One Soak Get One Half Off
  • Loyalty Soak Club- Buy 10 Soaks get one FREE
  • Soak Pass Memberships -Save when you buy 6 or more Soaks, Free Soak on your birthday, Free tea, and more.
  • Valentine’s Day Packages: Valentine’s Soak Packages:
    – Note to Self – I Love You (featuring foot soak, cup of tea, special treats and free gift).
    – Soak up the Love (featuring couples foot soak, pot of tea, and special treats).
    – Ski & Soak Together (featuring couples foot soak, 2 lift tickets to Cranmore, pot of tea, and special treats).

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

  • Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jonathan Sarty in the Pub, 5:30-8:00pm
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jerry’s Free Ride Wednesdays – Join Jerry every Wednesday in the Pub where he gives away lift tickets to all the great ski areas.  All you have to do is be in the Pub between 5:30-8:00.

Feb 16: Barnyard Pimps in the Pub, 9:00pm-12:30am

Feb 17: American Made in the Pub, 9:00pm – 12:30am

Feb 18:  Apres ski with Al Shafner in the Pub, 4:00-7:00pm

Feb 23-24: Now is Now in the Pub, 9:00pm-12:30am

Feb 25:  Apres ski with Mitch Alden in the Pub, 4:00-7:00pm

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH

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

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

Every Thursday:  Free Pasta Feeds & Music by Kevin Dolan: Back again by popular demand the Thursday Night Free Pasta Feed starts at 5:30 pm and goes until 8:30 with music and fun by Kevin Dolan. FREE for employees of Valley Snow Sports and Ski Shops, AMC and NH Forest Service. (proof of employment required), $5.95 for skiers (bring your lift or trail ticket for that day), $8.95 if you don’t ski but just want to chow down!

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

Every Saturday: Apres ski with Al Shafner, 4:00-6:00pm

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

Feb 17: Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00pm – closing

Feb 24 & March 3: Candie & the Fellas, 8:30-11:00pm

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey, 7:30-10:00pm

Every Saturday-Apres Ski-Dennis & Davey from 4:00-6:00pm.

 At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson

  • Feb 15: Johno & Al Shafner– 7:00pm
  • Feb 16: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • Feb 17: Marty Quirk, 4:00-6:00pm and again at 8:00pm
  • Feb 18: Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford, 7:30pm
  • Feb 22: Johno & Tom Dean – 7:00pm
  • Feb 23: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • Feb 24: Marty Quirk, 4:00-6:00pm and again at 8:00pm
  • Feb 25: Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford, 7:30pm
  • March 1: Johno & Friends, 7:00pm

At Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson – all performances are from 5:30-9:30pm

Every Thursday night: Shot of JD every Thursday Night!

Most Sunday Nights: Justin Jaymes

Feb 16: Tim Gershin

Feb 17: Scott Baer

Feb 18: Candie Tremblay

Feb 19: Justin Jaymes

Feb 20: Al Shafner

Feb 21:  Candie Tremblay

Feb 22:  Shot of JD

Feb 23: Jonathan Sarty

Feb 24:  Gravel Road

Feb 25: Justin Jaymes

At 302 Tavern in Fryeburg

Open Mike night for local performers

 At Seadog Brewing Co in North Conway

Every Wednesday is Trivia Night!

Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley,  February 2018

Feb 16, 23: Friday Night Lights at Settlers Green: Free hot chocolate from 4pm-7pm and purchase discounted area ski tickets! Plus, follow #FNLHotSpots on Instagram to discover giveaway where to win special gifts during the event. Click here for full details.

Feb 15 , 16 , 17 , 18 , 22 , 23 , 24 , 25: Be My Baby by M&D Productions: The play tells the story of John, an irascible Scotsman and an uptight English woman, Maude, both in their late 50s, who take on the journey of a lifetime. They are brought together when his ward marries her niece. Then, when the young couple decides to adopt a newborn baby, the older couple has to travel 6,000 miles to California to pick up the child and bring her safely home to Scotland. Then the plot thickens.  Learn how. Plays held 7:30pm Thurs-Sat & 4:00 matinee on Sunday at Your Theater, Willow Common, North Conway. Tickets at http://www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.

Feb 16: The Peacheasters, An Allman Band Experience at Medallion Playhouse: The Peacheaters, An Allman Brothers Band Experience will play live at the Medallion Opera House at the Gorham, NH Town Hall.  Concert starts at 7:00pm.  Tickets $20 available at the door 603-466-3322 x3 and online. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Feb 17: Live Music in the Taproom at Tuckerman Brewing: A free family-friendly indoor concert with Riley Parkhurst Project at Tuckerman Brewing from 2:00-5:00pm. Part of the Tuckerman Brewing Company Music Series. Free.

Feb 21: The North Conway Public Library will present Ken Gloss: A frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, Fen Gloss will be on hand for a discussion of the value of old and rare books. Gloss, owner of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give the free and open talk on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Obs-Weather Discovery Center in North Conway Village, in the fully accessible downstairs meeting room.  Gloss will talk about and show some of his favorite finds of old and rare books and describe some of the joys of the “hunt,” as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. There is also a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk.

Feb 24: Live Music in the Taproom at Tuckerman Brewing: A free family-friendly indoor concert with Rek’Lis at Tuckerman Brewing from 2:00-5:00pm. Part of the Tuckerman Brewing Company Music Series. Free.

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

Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of Jan 18-25, 2018

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

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

Apres Ski at the Ski Resorts…

Apres Ski at the Wildcat Pub

  • Jan 19” Rafe Matregrano, 12:30-3:30
  • Jan 20: Gravel Project, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Jan 25: White Steer, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Jan 26: Ryan St Onge, 12:30-3:30pm
  • Jan 27: Kitty Cat’s (kids) apres ski in Lion’s Den, 3:30-5:00pm

Plus!

Jan 25-28: Wildcat is celebrating 60 years of lift-serviced skiing Thursday, January 25 – Sunday, January 28 with a whole bunch of activities, events, lift ticket specials and birthday cake!  Click here for the schedule of events and to purchase specially priced lift tickets online.

Jan 27-28: Annual Military Salute Weekend: Free lift tickets for active and veteran military service men and women and discounted tickets for active duty family members. Valid ID required.

Jan 27:  Radio BDC Coors Light Drafters on deck 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Apres Ski at Attitash

  • Jan 20: Radio BDC Rafters in Ptarmigans Pub, 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Jan 20: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Pat Foley, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Jan 27: Jonathan Sarty in Ptarmigans Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Jan 27: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Jennifer Swalley, 2:00-4:30pm

Plus!

Jan 20: Abenaki Parks Rail Jam, stomp your best tricks for prizes, 11:00-12:00

 Jan 27-28:  Annual Military Salute Weekend, free lift tickets for active and veteran military and discounted tickets for active military families, plus plenty of additional activities throughout the weekend. Click here for complete information and schedule.

Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort

Apres Ski at Zips: Enjoy live music to add to the apres ski fun in Zips Pub.

  • Jan 20:  Music at Zips Pub with Greg Walsh, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Jan 27: Music at Zips Pub – TBA, 3:00-6:00pm

Plus!

Jan 20: Cranapalooza! As the afternoon winds down, the festivities begin at Cranmore Mountain. Cranapalooza is a festival of music, entertainment and games hosted by no other than North Conway’s favorite penguin, C-More.

Jan 20: Vertical Challenge: A casual, fun & free race for all ages on Cranmore’s NASTAR course and family-friendly activities all day long at the base of Cranmore’s North Slope, with plenty of games & giveaways.

Jan 27: Sam Adams Air & Apres: This nighttime showcase combines the thrill and technical skill of some of the best skiers and riders in the sport, alongside cutting-edge 3D projection mapping. Stop by the Sam Adams Festival Village during the day, and catch the noon-time demo at the show site Air & Après festivities kick-off around sunset.

Jan 28: Ski NH Day: New Hampshire-themed events and vendors, plus a limited supply of $30 lift tickets, which can be purchased online in advance at least 4 days prior to the event. First timers can also take advantage of a $39 Get Skiing or Riding lesson.

Bretton Woods Ski Resort presents apres ski parties:

  • Jan 20: Adult Apres Ski Party, 3:00-5:50pm: When you’re finished with a great day on the trails, head to the 3rd floor and listen to some après ski entertainment. Try a new brew at Slopeside Pub located on the 3rd level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge. Entertainment will be from 3:00pm-5:30pm and Bar Promos are from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
  • Jan 20: Kids Apres Ski Party: 3:30-5:00pm: Kids ages 4-12 are welcome to join in this special supervised après ski fun upstairs in the Mount Washington View Room, located on the Heaven Level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge.  Special après parties are scheduled on most Saturday’s throughout the year and during vacation and holiday periods.  Each party will include live entertainment, games, activities, and refreshments for kids.  Parents are welcome to leave their kids at this supervised program and enjoy entertainment at the Slopeside Lounge.  Reservations are not required for this complimentary program. Click here to read about the different themed parties.

Plus!

Jan 21:  World Snow Day:  A celebration of all things snow including a tubing party, special vouchers for kids and more.  Click here to read more.

Jan 27-28: Ski NH Weekend: Show up to Bretton Woods with lift tickets or season passes for three or more New Hampshire ski areas, including Bretton Woods, and you’ll be entered into a raffle for a 2017-18 season pass to Bretton Woods to be drawn at the end of the weekend.

Jan 28: Demo Day with Lucid Skis

Apres Ski at Black Mountain in the Lostbo Pub

  • Fri, Jan 19: Apres Ski entertainment with Candie Tremblay, 3:30-5:30
  • Sat, Jan 20: Apres Ski entertainment with Tim Gurshin & Henniker Brewing, 3:30-5:30
  • Sun, Jan 21: Apres Ski entertainment with Tim Dion & AFC Championship Party, 3:30-5:30.
  • Fri, Jan 26: Apres Ski entertainment with Ben Cook, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Jan 27: Apres Ski entertainment with Riley Parkhurst & Narragansett Brewery, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sun, Jan 28: Apres Ski entertainment with Candie Tremblay, 3:30-5:50pm

Plus!

Jan 26-27:  the Jackson Snow Sculpting Competition at Black Mountain: Free for spectators.  Creative snow sculptures will be located in the Main parking lot at the bottom of the Jubilee Trail. Bonfires, s’more and more.  Click here for complete information.

Apres Ski at King Pine

Fridays in January:  Torchlight Snow Tubing at King Pine: Experience the fun of lift-serviced torchlight night snowtubing down exciting snow chutes at our Pine Meadows Tubing Park!

Fridays & Saturdays in January:  Night skiing 4:00 – 9:00pm, for those who can’t get enough time on the trails during the day!

Jan 20, 27: Belly Bag Races: Starting at 3:00pm, join the King Pine crew at the top of the big jump on the Open Slope and get creative as you slide, roll and shimmy your way down in a big bag.

Jan 27-28: Ski NH Weekend at King Pine: Kick off the weekend with the Kid’s Fun Race, 11am-1pm; races are free to all with a lift ticket. Awards at 1:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Room. Warm up after with special NH food and drinks from the Pine Cone Café. Once the sun goes down, it’s fun under the lights of the Twisted Pine Terrain Park from 6-8 p.m. for the inaugural King’s Mark Freeride Series – Rail Jam. Then it’s après ski live music in the Trail’s End Tavern with Jazzy Jill and the Jems will wrap up Saturday’s events after a fun day on the slopes. On Sunday, Jan 28th, 8
King Pine has partnered with Eastern Mountain Sports, North Conway to offer complimentary Nordic trail passes to first-timers. In addition EMS will have demo cross country skis and snowshoes available for on snow clinics with the EMS crew from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. First timers, ages 12 and above, are invited to join EMS for on snow clinics at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m

Apres Ski at Shawnee Peak

Fri, Jan 19:  Moonlight Charity Challenge – Recruit a team of four skiers or snowboarders (all ages welcome) and compete to clock the fastest average score on the race course and to raise the most funds for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

Sat, Jan 20: Apres ski: Chad Porter will be providing early entertainment in Blizard’s Pub today from 2:30-5:30pm.

Sat, Jan 20: Shawnee Peak’s 80th Birthday Celebration: Festivities include an on-mountain scavenger hunt, 80th birthday cocktail reception with vintage attire in Zip’s Pub and fireworks. Full schedule, click here.

Sat, Jan 27: Pre-ski Yoga: This 45-minute, all- levels class will wake up your key muscle groups. Classes start at 7:30am. Meet in the Great Room. Cost is $10 general public, $5 Shawnee Employees, $3 students. Everyone is welcome! Please bring your own mat.

At Great Glen Trails/MW Auto Road

Jan 27: Ski NH event: In conjunction with the Appalachian Mountain Club, Great Glen Trails offers you the chance to really get to know Pinkham Notch, with a free Ski with a Naturalist tour (trail pass is required). When you ski with a naturalist, you will learn about the flora and fauna that make our corner of the world so special.

Live Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley’s restaurants

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

  • Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jonathan Sarty in the Pub, 5:30-8:00pm
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jerry’s Free Ride Wednesdays – Join Jerry every Wednesday in the Pub where he gives away lift tickets to all of the great ski areas.  All you have to do is be in the Pub between 5:30-8:00.

Jan 1920: American Made in the Pub, 9:00pm – 12:30am

Jan 21:  Al Shafner in the Pub, 4:00-7:00pm

Jan 27-28: Now is Now in the Pub, 9:00pm – 12:30am

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH

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

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

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

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

Jan 20 & 27: Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00pm to closing

Jan 18 & 25:  Music by Kevin Dolan, 5:30-8:30 (in conjunction with Pasta Feed Dinners)

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey, 7:30-10:00pm

Every Saturday-Apres Ski-Dennis & Davey from 4:00-6:00pm.

At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson

  • Jan 18: Johno & Dennis O’Neil – 7:00pm
  • Jan 19-20: Jan 12 & 13: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm each night and 4:00-6:00pm for apres ski on Sat.
  • Jan 21: Kevin Dolan & Simon Crawford, 7:30pm
  • Jan 25: Johno & Dennis O’Neil – 7:00pm
  • Jan 26: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm

At Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson – all performances are from 5:30-9:30pm

  • Friday, 1/19: Jonathan Sarty
  • Saturday, 1/20: Tom Dean
  • Sunday, 1/21: Cause & Effect

At 302 Tavern in Fryeburg

Jan 12, 19, 26:  Open Mike night for local performers

Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley, January, 2018

Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, January 18-28: The Woodgatherer by M&D Playhouse: Rose, a shy dimestore salesgirl whose life centers around reveries and daydreams, lives in a dreary Philadelphia apartment. Into her life saunters Cliff, a hard working, hard-drinking truck driver. He is rough and witty and just as starved for love as she is. Produced to great success at New York’s Circle Repertory, this delicate two-character drama starred Peter Weller and Patricia Wettig. Thursday through Saturday performances are at 7:30pm, Sunday matinees are at 4:00pm. Click here for online ticket sales.

January 19, 26: Friday Night Lights at Settlers Green: Free hot chocolate from 4pm-7pm and purchase discounted area ski tickets! Plus, follow #FNLHotSpots on Instagram to discover giveaway where to win special gifts during the event. Click here for full details.

January 19: Sip & Paint Mt Washington At Jackson Art Studio, 6:00pm: Spend an evening of creativity as you twist  open your favorite bottle of wine (BYOB for those 21 and over) and uncork your creativity. In two hours, you will complete two unique Winter cardinal wine glasses! They use special paint that will adhere to glass and won’t come off. $45 all supplies included. Class will start PROMPTLY at 6pm.  PLEASE ARRIVE  15-20 min. prior to class starting.

January 20:  Live Music in the Taproom at Tuckerman Brewing: A free family-friendly indoor concert with Riley Parkhurst Duo at Tuckerman Brewing from 2:00-5:00pm. Part of the Tuckerman Brewing Company Music Series.

January 19: Night Sky Stories & Exploration with Tin Mountain Conservation: Star Wizards Matt Krug and Matt Maloney will tell some “Night Sky Stories”, discuss how the sky is both a compass and a calendar, and weather permitting, give a tour of tonight’s sky.  Bring warm clothes, after the indoor stories we will head outside to see the stars. 7:00pm at Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center.  Info: www.tinmountain.org.

January 19-20: Stonehurst Manor’s Ice Bar: Enjoy specialty cocktails and giveaways.  Hors d’oeuvres will be passed all night. There will be dancing to the Music Man, a fashion show by Spruce Hurricane and the fire pits will be burning to keep you warm surrounded by hay bales for seating. Tickets must be ordered in advance and tickets for Jan 20 are already sold out, so order soon.  All tickets are non-refundable and will be held for pickup at the door. For info and online ticket ordering, click here.

January 20: Spencer Albee at Stone Mountain Arts Center: Portland based and nationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer, Spencer Albee he has toured internationally, signed multiple record deals and worked with artists ranging from David Bowie to De La Soul with his bands AS FAST AS.

January 21: Igniting the Spiritual Fire with Native Flute & Crystal Bowls: From 4:00– 5:30pm enjoy  an evening to ignite the spiritual fire at Be Well Studios in NH.You will begin with a breath meditation to help you let go of the day and to open your spiritual mind. Once open and activated, you will be taken on a spiritual journey amongst the stars. The journey will be guided by Native Teacher David Lonebear Sanipass by voice and native flute. The journey will be accompanied by Jaclyn Ouillette, Energy Medicine Practitioner, on her crystal singing bowls and sound pyramid. $40 per person.  Info here.

January 22: Kinderconcerts at Leura Eastman PAC: Strings musicians from the Portland Symphony Orchestra present Beethoven: Inventor, Rebel, Storyteller at 9:30 and 10:30 am at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. KinderKonzerts are educationally aimed at Pre-K through 2nd grade students. Proceeds help MSAD72 continue to fund musical experiences for students. $4 General Admission (email boxoffice@fryeburgacademy.org to make reservations).

January 26: Sam Evans-Brown, Host of Outside/In at Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany: Join Sam Evans-Brown, former environmental reporter for NHPR and current host of the NHPR podcast Outside/In for a first-hand account. He’ll answer such questions as What does it take to be an environmental reporter for the Granite State? How do you start when telling a story as big as Northern Pass or HydroQuebec? Starts at 7:00pm.  $3/member and $5/non-member. Call 603-447-699 for reservations.

January 27: Met Opera Live in HD: Tosca: The Met Opera Live in HD presents Tosca at 1:00 pm at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Kristine Opolais and Anna Netrebko. Estimated run time – 3 hours. $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students (pre-order online at http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or call 207-935-9232). Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the show when the lobby opens at 12:00 pm.

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

Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of Dec 28-Jan 4, 2018

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

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

Apres Ski at the Ski Resorts…

Apres Ski at the Wildcat Pub – all entertainment is from 1:00-4:00pm

  • Dec 29: Ryan St Onge
  • Dec 30: Shark Martin
  • Dec 31: NYE Football: Patriots vs NY Jets
  • Jan 1: Ben Cook
  • Jan 5: Raft Matregrano, 12:30-3:30pm
  • Jan 6: Pat Foley Band

Apres Ski at Ptarmigan Pub at Attitash

  • Dec 26: White Steer, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Dec 27: Riley Parkhurst Project, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Dec 28: The Dean Machine, 2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Dec 29: Pat Foley Band, 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dec 30: The Gravel Project, 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dec 31: Lazy Susan, 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dec 31: Football! Patriots vs NY Jets, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Jan 1: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Jonathan Sarty, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Jan 1: Riley Parkhurst Band, 3:00-6:00pm

Plus, The Attitash Grand Summit hotel also has an abundance of family-friendly activities scheduled through December 31. Activities include ornament decorating, face painting, kids movies every night, live music, and other fun, competitive games.

Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort

Apres Ski at Zips: Enjoy live music to add to the apres ski fun in Zips Pub.

  • Dec 27: Greg Walsh
  • Dec 28: Ben Cook
  • Dec 29:  Mitch Alden, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Dec 30:  Music with Bill Cameron, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Jan 6: Live Music at Zips Pub with Jonathan Sarty, 3:00-6:00pm

Plus!

  • Dec 28-31: Cranmore’s Tubing and Mountain Adventure Park activities will offer extended hours for the holiday period, from 10:00am – 8:00pm.
  • Dec 28-30: Cranmore’s signature family event, Cranapalooza, featuring DJ Kris10, games and s’mores at Schneider Square, 2:30-4:30pm
  • December 31:  Shredding into 2018 Freestyle Event at Cranmore: Show off your tricks.  Open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages.
  • December 31: C-more’s New Year’s Eve Bash & Fireworks: Ring in 2018 with C-more the Penguin and this special New Year’s edition of Cranapalooza! Geared for guests and families of all ages, join in on all kinds of fun activities and entertainment! There’ll be a DJ in Schneider Square, s’mores, games & more. Stick around for a fireworks show at 6:00pm, too!

Bretton Woods Ski Resort presents apres ski parties:

  • December 28-31 & Jan 6: Adult Apres Ski Party, 3:00-5:50pm: When you’re finished with a great day on the trails, head to the 3rd floor and listen to some après ski entertainment. Try a new brew at Slopeside Pub located on the 3rd level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge. Entertainment will be from 3:00pm-5:30pm and Bar Promos are from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
  • December 28-3 & Jan 6:: Kids Apres Ski Party: 3:30-5:00pm: Kids ages 4-12 are welcome to join in this special supervised après ski fun upstairs in the Mount Washington View Room, located on the Heaven Level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge.  Special après parties are scheduled on most Saturday’s throughout the year and during vacation and holiday periods.  Each party will include live entertainment, games, activities, and refreshments for kids.  Parents are welcome to leave their kids at this supervised program and enjoy entertainment at the Slopeside Lounge.  Reservations are not required for this complimentary program. Click here to read about the different themed parties.

Apres Ski at Black Mountain in the Lostbo Pub

  • Thurs, Dec 28: Live music by Riley Parkhurst Project, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Fri, Dec 29: Live music by Greg Walsh, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Dec 30: Coors Light promotion and live music with Candie Tremblay
  • Sun, Dec 31: New Years Eve party and torchlight parade, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Mon, Jan 1: Music by Candie Tramblay, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Fri, Jan 5: Apres Ski entertainment with Greg Walsh, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Jan 6: Apres Ski entertainment with Candie Tremblay and Angry Orchard promotion, 3:30-5:30pm.

Apres Ski at King Pine

  • December 29:  Torchlight Snowtubing: Enjoy the thrill of tubing under the lights at the Pine Meadows Tubing Park from 5:00-9:00pm.
  • December 30: Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, 11:00am-1:00pm: Start or end with a cup of hot cocoa by an outdoor fire. Enjoy the classic experience of riding among surrounding fields and within wooded trails in a horse-driven sleigh. $20 per adult, $15 for kids 12 and under. Space limited. Reservations required. Call 800-373-3754 for reservations. Complete info, click here.
  • December 31:  New Year’s Eve Family Celebration, 4:00-9:00pm.  Your night skiing ticket will include Night skiing and riding from 4:00-9:00pm, outdoor music and campfire at the base of King Pine. The torchlight parade begins at 9:00pm – the first 100 people meet at 8:45 p.m. at the top of the Open Slope. Skiers MUST be able to ski an intermediate Blue Square trail in the dark! Hi-intensity glow sticks will be used. Fireworks to follow torchlight parade at 9:20 p.m. End the night with a Toast to the New Year at the Trail’s End Tavern (not included in ticket price). Full info
  • December 31:  Moonlight Snowshoe Tour, 7:00pm: Experience the quiet of the new year with a guided moonlight snowshoe tours through NH Audubon’s Hoyt Wildlife Sanctuary at Purity Spring Resort. Interested participants are asked to sign-up and meet at The Mill Indoor Pool & Fitness Center across from the Purity Spring Main Office fifteen minutes before the start of the tour. Please call ahead to confirm date of scheduled snowshoe tours.  Rate are $12 per person ($20 with snowshoe rentals – rentals are available at the King Pine Rental Shop). This tour is weather permitting.

Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley

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

  • Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jonathan Sarty in the Pub, 5:30-8:00pm
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jerry’s Free Ride Wednesdays – Join Jerry every Wednesday in the Pub where he gives away lift tickets to all of the great ski areas.  All you have to do is be in the Pub between 5:30-8:00.
  • Dec 29 – The Riley Parkhurst Project, 9:00pm – 12:30am
  • Dec 30 – Lazy Susan, 9:000pm – 12:30am
  • Dec 31 – Now Is Now, 9:00pm – 12:30am
  • Jan 5-6: Nor’Easters, 9:00-12:30pm
  • Jan 7: Apres Ski with Pacmann Dave, 4:00-7:00pm

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH

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

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

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

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

Additional entertainment at the Wildcat Tavern:

  • Dec 30: Apres Ski entertainment with Al Shafner, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Dec 30: Reverand Al Shafner and the Revtones, 9:00-11:30pm
  • Dec 31: Ring in the new year with the Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00pm – 1:00am

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

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

At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson

  • Dec 28: Dennis & Davy, at 7:30pm
  • Dec 29 & 30: Marty Quirk at 8:00pm
  • Dec 31: New Year’s Eve with Marty Quirk and Johno
  • Jan 4: Johno & Simon Crawford, 7:00pm
  • Jan 5-6: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • Jan 7: Kevin Donan & Simon Crawford, 7:30pm

At Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson – all performances are from 6:00-9:30pm

  • Dec 28: Tim Gurshin & Friends
  • Dec 29: Tristan Omand
  • Dec 30: Randy Messineo

 Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley through Christmas Week

December 28 – 31: Conway Scenic Holiday Week Trains: Your favorite old-fashioned train rides will be offered twice daily December 26 through 31, both to Conway:  11:30 and 1:30 (about an hour round-trip). Moe info, click here.

Fri, December 29: Wildcat Ski Team & Wildcat Mountain present Line of Descent, Warren Miller’s film offering insight into steeps and peaks and hidden corners of the world. Food & drinks at the Pub plus Kids Apres Ski, 5:00-8:00pm.

December 31:  Fireworks at Schouler Park:  Be sure to bring the camera and capture the explosion color over the vintage Conway Scenic RR train station. Fireworks get underway at 9:30pm to ring in the new year and finish off the Spirit of the Holidays celebration.

December 31: Ring in the New Year with dinner at a MW Valley Restaurant: The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce has created a comprehensive list of restaurants open and celebrating New Year’s Eve with delicious dinners and festivities.  Click here for the full list.

December 31: Le Vent du Nord at Stone Mountain Arts Center, showtime: 8:00pm: Performing traditional Québécois music that is heavily influenced by Celtic music, these guys are better every time I see them. Le Vent du Nord is one of the premier folk bands coming out of Canada today winning multiple awards and accolades from our friends up north. They have a huge and exciting sound using traditional instruments and foot stomping rhythms…..and they even play the hurdi gurdi! Tickets :$55. More info here.

December 31, 7:30pm  – Paws & Plays New Year’s Eve Celebration – Enjoy live music, appetizers, desserts, a cash bar, and a champagne toast as you ring in 2018! Start off your New Year by supporting two of the valley’s nonprofits, Conway Area Humane Society and M&D Playhouse. Live Music by Miss Maybell and Slimpickin’s and Al Shafner and The Revtones. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple. Available below through Pay Pal or by calling Kiersten at 603-447-5955 extension 4.

December 31 – Omni Mt. Washington – Out with the old and in with the new: Say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in 2018 with fine cuisine, music and libations during the Omni Mount Washington Resort’s three-day celebration! Whether you prefer an elegant dinner in the award-winning dining room with live music, or a fun family-friendly celebration with music in the Grand Ballroom, New Year’s Eve will be an occasion for all to enjoy as we usher in 2018! Full information here.

December 31: New Year’s Eve at White Mountain Hotel: Ring in the new year overlooking the lights of North Conway and Cranmore from the Ledges Dining Room.  New Year’s Eve Party offers a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, 2 drink vouchers. 4-course gourmet new year’s eve dinner, party favors, champagne toast at midnight, dancing to the Two Bass Jon Band, midnight balloon drop
Seating times for NYE dinner are 8:00, 8:30, and 9:00 PM. $139pp, plus tax and gratuity.  Info here.

December 31 at Mountain View Grand – Two wonderful celebrations

New Year’s Eve Gala

If you’re looking for a more formal setting to ring in the new year, the Mountain View Grand will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Gala. The Gala will run from 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Crystal Ballroom and will include a cocktail reception and dinner. Local pianist Greg Goodwin and his band will start the evening, and following dinner, music will be provided by a DJ for dancing. There will be a photo booth from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. At midnight, welcome in the new year with a champagne toast and the annual fireworks display.   Pricing is $120 per person and the Gala is only available to ages 16 and up. Tax and gratuity are not included in the rate. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 855.837.2100.

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Join us on December 31st in the Presidential Ballroom for our annual New Year’s Eve Family Celebration! Running from 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., the celebration will feature a buffet dinner, cash bar, DJ and a host of fun holiday activities throughout the evening. There will be a photo booth from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Then at midnight, ring in the new year with the spectacular firework display.

January 6: Concert to Support Recovery Efforts in MWV: The evening of music will start off 6 p.m. with a community pot luck dinner of soups, lasagna and other enticing food offerings served up in hand-thrown, hand-crafted pottery bowls donated by local potter Jennie Lanoie. Dinner follows with a concert by folk duo Bennett & Perkins. The performance, takes place in MWV Supports Recovery Endeavor House in Center Conway, NH (just west of the Conway Town Hall). Concert proceeds will also benefit A New Life, a prenatal group program for those recovering from substance misuse disorder. Tickets are  $25 per person and may be purchased online in advance at www.bennettandperkins.com. Tickets are also available at the door, but advance online registration is strongly recommended as limited seats are available. Info: Click here.

January 6: Jackson Art Studio’s Winter Funky Tree Sip & Paint With Melanie Levitt: Class will start PROMPTLY at 6pm.  PLEASE ARRIVE  15-20 min. prior to class starting. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist! Spend an evening of creativity as you twist  open your favorite bottle of wine (BYOB for those 21 and over) and uncork your creativity! The instructor will guide you step by step- easy, stress free, & affordable! $45  all supplies included.

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