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Bretton Woods Beach Party on March 25th

As the 2016-17 ski season in the Mount Washington Valley comes to an end, Bretton Woods welcomes you to their 30th Annual Beach Party on Saturday, March 25th. Wear your best beach attire, soak up the springtime sun, and hit the slopes at one of Mount Washington Valley’s premiere ski attractions!

There will be a variety of exciting activities for all ages and ability levels, including a Rubber Ducky Race, a Fujiwhara 4XDH Bike Race, Après Parties for children and adults, as well as the Annual Beach Party Slush Pool.

Event Schedule:

  • 8 am – 2 pm: On Snow Demo
  • 9 am – 1 pm: Registration Booth & Rubber Ducky Pick Up
  • 10 am – 2pm:  Fujiwhara 4XDH Bike Race:
  • 1 – 2 pm: Slush Pool Pre-Party Brought to you by Monster
  • 2 – 4 pm: Annual Beach Party Slush Pool
    Entertainment Provided by Magic 106.7
    Rubber Ducky Race (At the Conclusion of the Slush Pool)
  • 1 – 5 pm: Après Party with Jah Spirit
  • 3:30 – 5 pm: Kids’ Après Party: Kids Only Beach Party!

Lift tickets for the event are $30 per person and guests over 80 and children ages 4 and under are free.  For more information on the Annual Beach Party, please visit the event page at http://brettonwoods.com/beach_party or call  Bretton Woods Guest Services at (603) 278-3320.

Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon To Benefit the New England Ski Museum

Bretton Woods Nordic Center in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire welcomes skiers of all experience levels and ages to their Nordic Marathon on Saturday, March 11th. The marathon is to benefit non-profit organization the New England Ski Museum and their mission to “Preserve the Future of Skiing’s Past.” bretton-woods-and-new-england-ski-museum

The marathon welcomes both recreational and competitive skiers and provides timed and untimed racing options for a fun-filled event for people of all skiing interests. Race participants range in age from 11 to 83; with a two lap course and rest stations. The course layout provides a challenge to experienced racers while making use of terrain that is accessible and enjoyable for skiers of all abilities.

While early registration deadlines have passed, interested participants may still register by contacting the Bretton Woods Nordic Center or by visiting their SkiReg registration page here.  On-site registration is also available depending on whether the 400-participant limit has been reached. The marathon event fee includes entrance to the Apres-ski awards, meal and raffle held in the Mount Washington Hotel, a trail pass for March 10th, and feed stations. All proceeds benefit the New England Ski Museum. The first 300 skiers to register will receive a free SWIX hat as compliments of Audi Stratham and the first 100 entrants will receive a free pair of Darn Tough socks at bib pick-up.

Sorry, no refunds for any reason, however you may move yourself between distances and timed/untimed at no charge; and you may transfer to another individual within your fee category for $25.

About The History of the Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon

bwoodsStaged between the historic Mount Washington Hotel and majestic Mount Washington, the Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon at Omni Mount Washington Resort has quickly become a North Country winter tradition.  This 42-kilometer, classic format, cross country ski race showcases one of the largest Nordic systems in the northeast.  In the tracks of the famed 1982 US National Championships and such legends as Bill Koch and Tim Caldwell, this race is steeped in history and Nordic skiing tradition. Past winners include Olympians Justin Freeman (2010, 2011) and Dorcas Wonsavge (2009, 2010) and top collegiate racers. 

For more information about the event, including the event schedule and prices, please visit http://brettonwoods.com or by calling 603-278-3322.

Think PINK 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend at Bretton Woods

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Bretton Woods Ski Area welcomes you to their 2nd Annual Think PINK Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend from Friday, January 13th until Monday, January 16th. The event’s goal is to raise as much money as possible for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Experience  Mount Washington Valley winter fun, including a snowshoe tour, Norris Cotton Nastar Racing, après ski parties on Saturday with AMP 103.3 and DJ Chuck Noel, and the grand finale with Mix 104.1 on Sunday. Purchase Think PINK! merchandise, enter in raffles, and enjoy Think PINK! libations, and inspire yourself and others to contribute to this worthy cause.

Although some events occur on specific days, event-goers are welcome to participate in the event’s weekend long festivities at any time during the event: Driven to Beat Breast Cancer, Tie One On For Breast Cancer, and Climb For Cancer.

Driven to Beat Breast Cancer
We will be keeping track of donations that come in during our Think PINK! weekend. All donors who give $50.00 or more in a single transaction to this wonderful cause will be entered into a raffle to win a free groomer ride!

Tie One On For Breast Cancer
All weekend long we will be offering special pink ribbons at the Slopeside Restaurant for $1.00. Donors can write a special message on the ribbon and “tie one on” to our giant Think PINK! ribbon on the Slopeside Level of the Base Lodge. Just say “I’d like to Tie One On for Breast Cancer”!

Climb for Cancer
“Beating Breast Cancer from the Bottom Up” takes on a new meaning with our Climb for Cancer special. This weekend only, when purchasing 10 minutes on the Slopeside Climbing Wall, you can get  an additional 5 minutes for just $3.00! That $3.00 will go to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.  You must purchase 10 minutes on the Slopeside Climbing wall to take advantage of this offer.

For a full schedule of the Think PINK Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend, visit http://brettonwoods.com/activities/event.

44TH Geschmossel Classic Nordic Ski Race at Bretton Woods

The 44th Annual Geschmossel Classic Nordic Ski Race will take place on the Ammonoosuc trail network at the Bretton Woods Nordic Center on Monday, January 16th, 2017. The race, originally staged in the winter of 1972-73, is one of New England’s oldest citizens’ races. Originally a 6-kilometer race on terrain groomed by a homemade track sled pulled by a rope from a grooming machine, the Geschmossel Race is currently a 15-kilometer classical style Nordic ski race and is part of the ZAK Cup Series.

The schedule for the race is as follows:

Monday, January 16, 2017

  • 8:00am – 10:00am
    Registration
    Bretton Woods Nordic Center
  • 10:00am – 11:00am
    Bill Koch League (BKL) Fun Event Registration
    Bretton Woods Nordic Center
  • 11:00am
    Mass Start
    Bretton Woods Nordic Ski Area
  • 12:00pm
    Bill Koch League (BKL) Fun Event Start
    Bretton Woods Nordic Ski Area
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Awards Ceremony
    Bretton Woods Nordic Center

Registration costs are $20 per person under the age of 23 and $30 per person over the age of 23 if you register before 5:00pm on January 15, 2017. Those who wish to register after this time can expect to pay $35 per person under the age of 23 and $50 per person over the age of 23. In addition to event entry, the registration fee includes:

  • Trail Pass for the day of the event
  • Awards celebration following the race
  • Pre-registered skiers may ski at the Bretton Woods Nordic Center for $15 a day from Jan. 2 – Jan. 15

Please call the Bretton Woods Nordic Center at 603.278.3322 for more information. To register online, please visit this page by January 15th, 2017. Day-of registration is available but at a higher cost.

The Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce wishes you luck in the race, but with winter fun in the Mt. Washington Valley, we’re all winners! For more information on winter fun in the Mt. Washington Valley, visit the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce website or call Visitor Services at 800-367-3364.

Bretton Woods is open of the season

Bretton Woods, New Hampshire’s largest ski area, kicked off its 43rd season today, 11/22 at 9am on Range View serviced by the Zephyr Quad. Ski and ride Tuesday and Wednesday for just $29, and $49 thereafter until further notice. Rentals, Lucy Crawford’s Food Court and Slopeside Pub will be open as well.

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Skier and riders should be geared up including goggles, as snowmaking will continue as conditions allow.

Looking ahead, the annual Bretton Woods Homecoming festivities will take place this weekend, with a Friday night showing of Warren Miller’s latest ski flick, “Here, There and Everywhere”, followed by Homecoming BBQ, Beer Tasting and first ever Slopeside Sandwich of the Year Contest on Saturday.  Learn more, and buy your Warren Miller Tickets at brettonwoods.com/homecoming.

For the latest news and conditions visit brettonwoods.com, or call 603.278.3333.

Bretton Woods Showing Off Great Conditions on Saturday

Get it while you can was the watch word on the slopes on Sat. Jan. 9, 2016, as I was joined by a few thousand of my closest friends at Bretton Woods. The “R” word was in the forecast for Sunday, but Saturday it was nothing but the groomed white stuff as far as the eye could see, including on the cloud-dodging Mount Washington across the notch. With over 100 acres of skiing available, Bretton Woods had an impressive snow surface laid down considering the complete lack of cooperation by Mother Nature so far this winter. It was easily the best conditions of the year to date.

Bode’s Run was open this week to great applause – the Rosebrook Summit Express Quad is now turning for the season. The Rosebrook is a favorite for those of us who like to slam out a multitude of short, fast runs on BW’s steeper terrain. We can pray to the ski gods that soon enough the trail network on skiers left of that lift pod will open soon, as it features arguably some of the best glades in the East. I spent many a weekend on their Telegraph T-Bar and cozy warming cabin in between tree runs last year and I am counting on hitting them again later this month.

The Eastern Inter-Club Ski League (http://www.eicsl.org/) was enjoying a group outing and ski race on Saturday. They are an organization of ski clubs of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, most with ski lodges in the Mount Washington Valley area.  The clubs offer year-round sporting and social activities individually and through the league in addition to skiing and winter outings. They all seemed to be enjoying the conditions and each other’s company both in the lodge and on the slopes.

While the weekend did not end as any of us would have liked, rest assured that colder temps are in the forecast later this week and Bretton Woods’ snowmakers will be at it again. Don’t think that one rain event undoes the good work they’ve already laid down. Savvy snowmakers often blow snow on closed trails and leave it ungroomed until after bad weather passes. This gives water time to drain, and allows for fresh grooming of those snow whales you often see on unopened terrain. Keep your fingers crossed that you’ll see those trails opened in time for next weekend. Until then, stay dry and keep up with the snow dancing.

OMNI MOUNT WASHINGTON RESORT WELCOMES SUMMER WITH EXCITING NEW OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

 

 

Moose tracking, trout fishing, go karting, river tubing and more

available this season in Bretton Woods

 

The historic Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, N.H., is embracing summer with expanded outdoor activities that are perfect for guest and travelers of all ages. From mountain biking through the White Mountains to river tubing down the Ammonoosuc River, these new offerings combine adventure with luxury for the ultimate summer mountain escape.

 

For the Whole Family 

The scenic resort is an outdoor for playground all. From the adventure enthusiast to the family fisherman, the hotel offers activities for all ages of all activity and ability levels. The following activities are the newest additions to Omni Mount Washington Resort’s

outdoor adventure line-up:

  • Embark on a moose sighting journey with the resort’s new

    White Mountain Moose Tour. When guests pass “brake for moose” signs on their way to the resort, they undoubtedly wonder where to find them.  Now, experienced guides lead the search in a comfortable van to spot the majestic animal in the wilderness.
    Cost is $40 per person and includes a 4×6 family photo. Available on select dates from June – October. 

  • Enjoy a Guided Fly Fishing Adventure on local streams and ponds, which are home to rainbow trout and native brook trout. The three-hour activity is available daily now to Sept. 7, and on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 8-Oct. 15. Cost for
    resort guests is $99 per person; cost for the public is $119 per person. Valid NH Fishing license required and may be purchased on-site.
  • Beat the summer heat by floating down the Ammonoosuc River with the resort’s new
    River Tubing adventure. Available at the Bretton Woods Adventure Center, guests are invited to slip on water shoes, slide into a tube and drift down the river.  River Tubing is offered daily from June 20 – Sept. 7 (ages 10 and older).
    Rates start at $20 for a two-hour rental including transportation back to launch site.

Just for Kids

Summertime in Bretton Woods offers adventure for junior guests. Children at Omni Mount Washington Resort can explore the great outdoors with the hotel’s new summer experiences:

  • Young guests can play at the revamped
    Kinderwoods
    Adventure Playground
    at the Bretton Woods Adventure Center. Children ages 5 through 12 can zip and glide on the resort’s mini zip lines, climb rope bridges, explore tunnels, and sway on Tarzan swings. The playground is open daily from June 20 – Sept.
    7, and on weekends from Sept. 8 – Oct. 12. Cost is $10 per person.
  • Kids can also experience the new Kids’Go Kart Park, located next to the Bretton Woods Base Lodge. The oval dirt track offers loads of fun for youngsters in large-tired Go Karts designed specifically for children. The park is open daily from June 20 – Sept. 7, as well as on weekends from
    Sept. 12 – Oct. 12. Cost is $20 for 15 minutes.

Bretton Woods offers outdoor activities for everyone from mountain biking and zip lining to horseback riding and hiking. Discover some of Omni Mount Washington Resort’s popular and seasonal activities with the enhanced 2015 Summer Day Pass. The new pass has been updated with more possibilities than ever! For $49 per person (over four feet in height) and $29 per person (under four feet in height), this pass allows unlimited use of the following:

  • Williwaw Racing Zip
    (Must be 4′ tall and 80-250 lbs)
  • Kids’ Go Kart Park
    (Must be 4′ tall and less than 100 lbs)
  • Disc Golf
  • Slopeside Climbing Wall
  • Archery Range
  • Unlimited Scenic Chairlift access (including bike trail use)
  • Kinderwoods Adventure Playground (ages 5-12)

For more information about Omni Mount Washington Resort, please call 1-800-The-Omni or visit
omnihotels.com/mountwashington.

 

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About Omni Mount Washington Resort

Omni Mount Washington Resort is an all-season resort destination in New Hampshire located at the base of Mount Washington and surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest.  In September 2009, Omni Hotels began management of the property, which is home to the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, site of the International Monetary Conference of 1944, and Bretton Woods, New Hampshire’s largest ski area.  Recent renovations unveiled a restored 18-hole Mount Washington Golf Course, 25,000-square-foot The Spa, 20,000-square-foot Conference Center, outdoor pool complex and renovated guestrooms, lobby and public spaces.  The Bretton Woods Canopy Tour was also added to the resort’s list of amenities, which includes top-rated Alpine and Nordic skiing, 27 holes of championship golf and a full slate of additional seasonal activities.  A variety of lodging, dining and activities is offered year-round, along with many traditional and cultural events.  For more information, guests can call 1-800-The-Omni.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways
and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants,
Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options.  Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty
program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or
call 1-800-The-Omni.

 

Ski, Snow, Holiday Deals and Apres-Ski in Mt. Washington Valley, NH

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 Welcome to the About the Snow newsletter, where you’ll find weekly up-to-date weather reports, lodging packages, events and more! Happy holidays from the Valley where three of seven premier Alpine Ski Resorts are running chairlifts for your holiday skiing getaway! Cranmore Mountain Resort, Bretton Woods and Wildcat Mountain are open for the holidays, and other local businesses are busy at work preparing for your arrival with events, shopping deals and more.

 

We’re getting ready to welcome snow today and tonight. Our weather forecasters at the Mount Washington Observatory are predicting measurable snow in the afternoon and evening, just in time to add to the base already in the Valley for Thanksgiving weekend!

 

We thank you for choosing to spend the holidays with your family in the Mt. Washington Valley and we wish you a happy and joyful Thanksgiving. Stay tuned to SkiMWV.com for constant updates on even more trail openings and ski area events and THINK SNOW

November 26, 2014

 

Take a trip up the Auto Road and see the valley transform into a winter wonderland. Photo taken in the 2013-2014 season by Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative Photography. Local yoga instructor, Chelsea Latham leads the Annual Snow Dance at Black Mountain, praying to the snow gods for a white winter. Photo by Black Mountain.

 

Events

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Nov. 27: White Mt. Milers 5k Turkey Trot at King Pine

Nov. 28, 29: Festival of Trees at Salyards Center for the Arts in Conway Village.

 

Schouler Park and at Eastern Slope Inn.


Nov. 28, 29, 30, Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13:
Traditionally Yours Celebration and Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour in Jackson Village.

Nov. 28, 29 and weekends in Dec.: Santa’s Holiday Express on the Conway Scenic RR.

Nov. 28: Open House at Bear Notch Ski Touring Center.

Nov. 28, 29: Winter Homecoming and Brewfest at Cranmore Mountain Resort.

Nov. 28, 29, 30: Bretton Woods Homecoming.

Nov. 29 & Dec. 6, 13, 20: Tea with Mrs. Claus at Bretton Woods.

Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21: Santa Breakfast at Omni Mount Washington Hotel

Dec. 5: Skier Appreciation Night at Red Parka Pub.

Dec. 6: Moonlit Ski & Snowshoe Tour at Bretton Woods.

Dec. 6: Holiday Tree Festival at Settlers’ Green. Enjoy Live caroling music, festive trees free hot chocolate & horse-drawn wagon rides with Santa, and a miniature tubing oark created by Cranmore Mountain Resort.

Dec. 6:  Conway Village Holiday Parade and Skate Show at Ham Arena.

Dec. 13-14: Country Inns in the White Mountains Cookie Tour

Dec. 20: Winter Solstice party at Fields of Ambrosia

Snow Reports

Snowmobilers:
 

Visitor Information

Don’t hesitate to call our concierge at 800-367-3364

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

 

 

North Conway Village
Information Booth

 

2615 White Mt. Highway, North Conway Village, 603-356-5947

 

Tune in for Visitor Information Radio!

 

Snow Reports

As we look ahead to the weekend, here is a quick trail and lift count and projected opening dates at the Valley’s seven ski resorts from this morning:
Attitash – Projected opening day is Friday, December 6.
Black Mountain – Projected opening day is Friday, December 12.
Bretton Woods – Open daily. 14 trails. 3 lifts. Base depth: 6″ – 18″. New snow in the past 7 days: 0″. Season snowfall total: 9.”
Cranmore – Open 11/28, 11/29 & 11/29. 6 trails. Base depth: 6″ – 18.” New snow in the past 7 days: 0.” Season snowfall total: 3.”
King Pine – projected opening day is Friday December 12.
Shawnee Peak – Projected opening day is Saturday, December 13.

Wildcat – Open daily. 7 trails. 1 lift. Base depth: 6″ – 24.” New Snow in the past 7 days: 3.” Season snowfall total: 11.”

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

Bear Notch Ski Touring – Stay tuned for a projected opening date.
Bretton Woods Nordic -Stay tuned for a projected opening date.
Great Glen Trails – Stay tuned for a projected opening date. Great Glen Trails ski shop is open through the holiday weekend.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation – Stay tuned for a projected opening date.

Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring – Stay tuned for a projected opening date.
Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Reserve – Stay tuned for a projected opening date.
 
Please note: As we approach the official start of the ski season, daily hours, conditions and start-of-season dates for Mt. Washington Valley’s 13 ski resorts and XC centers will be weather-dependent. Be sure to check the resort’s ski reports for updated information. 

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What’s New on the Slopes & Trails

The Mount Washington Valley is a cross country skier’s paradise. . Home to six Nordic ski centers, offering over

Enjoy these light-up snowshoes, available at Great Glen Trails – perfect for a moonlit snowshoe walk.

450 kilometers of cross country skiing there is a cross-country ski adventure waiting for every level of skier or snow-shoer.

Last week, we focused on all of the upgrades being made to the seven Alpine ski resorts throughout the valley. To add to that excitement, we’re sharing all of the improvements made to the Nordic centers across the Mt. Washington Valley as we prepare for the 2014-2015 season of skiing.

For a complete look at everything that is new at Mt. Washington Valley’s Nordic ski resorts, click here.

Where the Deals Are

Did you know that North Conway, NH was rated one of the most affordable ski destinations by TripAdvisor? Plan a great ski vacation here for your entire family without breaking the bank. The Valley’s ski resorts, XC Centers, shopping centers and boutiques and dining establishments offer special deals and packages to help make the most of your Mt. Washington Valley ski vacation. We’ve corralled some of the holiday’s best deals below for you and your family to enjoy this holiday season.

Click here for a list of holiday XC Center ticket deals throughout the Mt. Washington Valley.

Ski and Stay

Ski Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain withthe Ski and Stay package at the 1785 Inn in North Conway.

Your stay includes:
  • one  lift ticket for Attitash & Wildcat
  • one night overnight accommodations
  • full country breakfast.

This package is booked per person at a rate of $89.50 each. It is based on double occupancy and each booking includes one lift ticket and full country breakfast for the price specified per person.

More Info
Package Available From: 12-06-14 To: 04-11-15

Call 603-356-9025 to reserve.

Apres-Ski

A day on the slopes and an evening of apres-ski pairs as well as a fine wine and cheese in Mt Washington Valley.

With the holidays coming up, shops and restaurants and music halls are preparing some great evening apres-ski events. Enjoy artisan fairs in bars, live music in event halls and special dining offers to fill your holiday evening with fun after a day on the slopes!

Plan ahead and peruse our Christmas page to help you plan your holiday get-away in the Mt. Washington Valley.

 Be sure you’ve penciled in Local’s and Trivia Night as well as beer tastings and more, happening throughout the Valley.

Click here for a look at what’s going on for apres-ski for the holiday week.

Featured Scenes of Snow

Local North Conway Village shop, Spruce Hurricane shared this wintry photo of North Conway Village.

Skiers give a happy salute as they catch the first chair at Cranmore Mountain Resort’s Opening Weekend. Photo by Cranmore Mountain.

Wildcat skiers delight in the snow and the view over the weekend on Nov. 22. Photo by Wildcat Mountain.  

 

Bretton Woods gets up early to groom their trails on Nov. 22nd. The ski resort was ranked #1 in grooming and for snow in the East for the second year in a row by Ski Magazine! Photo by Bretton Woods.

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Snow Kite Fest at Omni Mount Washington Resort

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International Mountain Climbing School, together with Ikon KiteboardingUSA and Kiteboard New England, will host The 2nd Annual Mount Washington Snowkite Festival on Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH.

This kite event is for all people interested in kiteboarding on snow, land, or water regardless of previous kite flying, ski or board experience. There will be something to do and plenty to learn for all who attend.

Suitable for the entire family, participants can enjoy free educational lessons, snowkite demos, and other kite-related activities, including a charitable raffle on Saturday, March 1 at 5 p.m.  It will be held Saturday evening at 5 p.m. in the Nordic Ski Lodge and will benefit CFF.org (Great Strides).  Prizes include a one-night stay at Omni Mount Washington Resort, gift certificates from local businesses, kite equipment, and much more.

The 2nd Annual Mount Washington Snowkite Festival will be held on the golf course grounds at Omni Mount Washington Resort and is not wind dependent. No matter what the weather brings participants will enjoy all aspects of kite sports!

 

Visit our website at http://www.kitefreeordie.net or call for more information 603-356-7064

Learn to Kite Ski at Bretton Woods

Mt Washington Valley has long been known as one of the ice climbing capitals of the country.  Add fabulous terrain to excellent outfitters, retailers, guides and climbing schools,

Kite Skiing at Bretton Woods
Kite Skiing at Bretton Woods

and the Valley becomes a must-try locale for ice climbers far and wide.  To celebrate ice climbing in the Valley, the Mt Washington Valley Ice Fest brings together suppliers, climbing schools, experts and guides with those who live to tackle the ice.  Now in its 21st year, the Mt Washington Valley Ice Fest, being held January 31 – February 2, 2014,  promises to be bigger than ever.

Whether you’re a chick-with-a-pick or an ice man commeth or even ice climbing wanna-be there are clinics, workshops, slide shows, lectures, gear and entertainment for every level.

And for those who want to try some really fast fun, take in the intro to  Kite Skiing clinic on Sunday, February 2. Kite skiing gives going fast and  bucket list exhilaration a whole new meaning! And Bretton Woods also offers Kite skiing and Kite Boarding lessons on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the rest of the ski season too.  

Valley Ski and Ride Finds!

This winter, and year-round, the Valley is full of great deals, giveaways and specials, just

The Valley received 12+inches over the course of two storms between 12/14/14 - 12/17/14!
The Valley received 12+inches over the course of two storms between 12/14/14 – 12/17/14!

waiting for you to discover

Here are the Valley Finds for this week:

    • Free skiing and riding at King Pine for Military Personnel through 12/24: Active United States military personnel and their dependents can ski or ride for free from opening day until December 24, 2013. Retired US military personnel can ski or ride free from opening day until December 24 too. Military ID must be presented.
  • Christmas Deal at Bretton Woods – Ski and ride for just $25 on Christmas Day (December 25).
  • Learn to ski at Cranmore, 12/21 & 12/22: The special Cranmore Learn to Ski & Ride Package includes lesson, ski ticket and rentals for only $30 on December 21 & 22 only! (The regular price for this package is $89.
  • Friday Night Special at the Shovel Handle Pub in Jackson: Two Entrees and a bottle of wine for $45!

For a complete list of 2013/2014 ticket deals and special rates at Mt. Washington Valley’s 13 ski resorts and XC centers, click here.