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
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
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
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.
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
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 19–20: 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 Wednesday: White Mountain Ceili Band: Join Michael Levine (guitar), Dexter Harding (tenor banjo), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) & Fiona Howell (flute) for traditional Irish Session music from 7:00-9:00pm. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and dance a little jig as these accomplished musicians play centuries old tunes.
Every Friday: Al Shafner: Catch Al from 7:30-10:00pm in the Tavern. Al (also known as “the Rev”) is a singer/guitarist who’s been pleasing audiences throughout New England for more years than he cares to admit to. He has served as front man for several successful bands and currently performs mostly as a solo artist and also with his backup band, The fabulous Revtones. The majority of his performances are centered in the Mount Washington Valley of NH, where he makes his home. The music is classic “songs you know by heart”, sure to stir up happy memories.
Every Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show: The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.
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 email@example.com 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.