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Thanksgiving Can Wait

By Kathy Bennett

The weekend before Thanksgiving is the time many spend to look up recipes, make shopping lists and gather the goods necessary for the turkey day to come. But snow came early this year to Mt. Washington Valley, so all the Thanksgiving duties got pushed aside as I spent both weekend days checking out the amazing early season skiing in and around North Conway, New Hampshire.

Bretton Woods opened for the season on Friday, Nov. 16 and conditions sweetened up overnight as light snowfall continued. The first thing visitors will notice is the new Gondola base being installed right in front of the base lodge. When complete, it will be the only 8 person gondola in the state.

The gondola base – coming soon with 8 person cabins.

With 7 trails open with 2 lifts operating, Bretton Woods had top to bottom runs ready for action. Skiing in mid-November usually consists of “the white ribbon of death” – a narrow swath of man-made snow down the center of the trail with no white stuff in the trees. Not so this year.  Snowy views greeted skiers as one looked off to Mount Washington and closer, Mount Deception. An all natural snow trail – Granny’s Grit – offered a foot of ungroomed freshies which challenged my first-day-of-the-season legs. Watch out for the water bars and point your tips downhill!

Fun, friends and snow at Bretton Woods on November 17.

I had prepared for the ski season by purchasing new boots at the annual Eastern Slope Ski Club ski swap the previous weekend, and followed up by having custom footbeds installed at the Ski Liquidators. What a difference. Do yourself a favor this ski season – invest in this personalized fitting and watch your skiing improve. I know I did.

Day two of the season saw me searching the basement for my skinny skis and cross country ski boots. With man-made snowmaking, pre-Thanksgiving alpine skiing is not unusual. But cross-country skiing? Now that’s a rare treat. Mt Washington Valley now has three cross-country skiing areas open – Great Glen, Bretton Woods and Jackson Ski Touring. Jackson’s Prospect Farm parking lot was completely full when I arrived at 10:30am on Sunday, so I was not alone in reveling in the early season splendor.  My legs burned, but I made it up to the Orchard Trail, then enjoyed the long downhill before banging a hard right onto Quail. Remind me to work on cardio strength before my next day out. I made it back to my car out of breath and excited to have traveled 3 miles under my own ski power.

Jackson Ski Touring’s Wildcat Valley Trail with tracked and skate grooming November 17

While I didn’t ski it personally, Cranmore reported their November 17th opening to be the earliest in their history. Hannes Schneider would be proud.

Thanksgiving week is predicted to be cold, a treat for snowmakers and skiers alike. Look for more areas to open with more terrain for the long holiday weekend.  

I’m glad I skipped the Thanksgiving prep this weekend – I just hope I remember to pick up the turkey on Wednesday.


Cranmore Mountain Resort Announces New Kearsarge Brook Real Estate Sales Director

Cranmore Mountain Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Eileen Difeo as the resort’s new Real Estate Sales Director. She will oversee all aspects of Kearsarge Brook Condominium sales, working with Badger Realty of North Conway Village.

Difeo, a Valley native, graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and Philosophy. She is a licensed real estate sales agent and has worked in real estate sales for a number of years, most recently in the Greater Boston Area. Difeo has also worked in many customer service positions and is an avid skier.

“We are thrilled to have Eileen join our team,” said Ben Wilcox, Cranmore President and General Manager. “With her background in real estate and customer service, we are confident she will be a great asset to the Kearsarge Brook sales office.”

Cranmore’s Kearsarge Brook Model Unit and sales office is open daily, from 11am-4pm. For more information, visit Kearsargebrooknh.com.

The Ghoullog Returns for 2017

North Conway’s premier Haunt, the Ghoullog, is back for its 11th season. Held at the base of Cranmore Mountain, the month-long, annual haunt has been rated as one of the top haunts in New England, including being rated #6 on Buzz Feed’s 23 Haunted Houses Around the World That’ll Freak You The F*** Out, USA Today’s 10BEST Extreme Haunted Attractions, 10 Must-Visit Haunted House Attractions in the US by the Active Times, 11 Spooky Spots in New Hampshire by WMUR and the #1 Haunted Attraction for 2016 by NewHampshireHauntedHouses.com.

Operating from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and from 7p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and select Sundays, the event starts Saturday, September 23, and will run weekend nights through Saturday, October 28. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at Cranmore’s Artist Falls Lodge.

“Each year, we add elements of fear to the Ghoullog,” said Lance Davis, creator, and mastermind of the haunt. “Whether it’s another character or a scene that seems just too realistic, we know how to get underneath peoples skin. We have found that people really don’t like being in situations where they don’t have control over their surroundings.”

The approximate 50-minute haunt is recommended for ages 10 and over and features 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor twists and turns. Appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing is highly recommended.

Feeling too fearful to enter the haunt? The Ghoullog’s Haunted Playground features a one-of-a-kind experience with nighttime rides on the Mountain Coaster, Giant Swing, and Soaring Eagle Zip Line.

The Mountain Coaster is a two person, self-controlled sled, which brings riders on a 3,600-footround-trip ride up and down the mountain on a steel track reaching speeds up to 25 miles per hour on the descent. The Soaring Eagle Zip Line fleshes out the Haunted Playground, letting visitors fly 750 feet up and back down the mountain on a seated zip line; the Giant Swing offers up to four people a breathtaking sky ride in the darkness. The Haunted Playground is appropriate for all guests, though age, weight and height restrictions do apply.

Back for 2017 is the Broken Skull Pub, located at the Artist Falls Lodge. The fully-licensed lounge will offer an array of draft beer, including Angry Orchard Cider, favorite mixed drinks and favorites from the grill before and after scares. The Broken Skull Pub is open nightly during the Ghoullog and begins serving at 6:30pm.

On Tuesday, October 24, local residents can visit the Ghoullog for just $19 per person. Guests must show proof of residency in Carroll, Coos or Oxford County.
For the final evening of the event, Oct. 28, all lights will be turned off for Ghoullog: Lights Out! Each group will be given a single glow stick to navigate their way through the haunt.

An all-inclusive, Ghoullog Plus package is available, which includes a trip through the Ghoullog and unlimited rides in the Haunted Playground.

Tickets to the Ghoullog are $32 and tickets to the Ghoullog Plus are $44.
Tickets for unlimited rides in the Haunted Playground are $19 for guests under 54 inches and $25 for 54”+.

Discounted rates are available for groups larger than 15, when reserved 48 hours in advance. For group information, please call 603-356-5544 ext. 323.

Advanced reservations for the Ghoullog are highly recommended and can be made online at theghoullog.com or by calling the ticket office at 603-356-5544.

Cranmore Scores with Weekly Knockerball this Summer

MEDIA CONTACT: Rebecca Deschenes

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Knockerball North Conway will be making its Cranmore debut this July on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer. The “Grand Opening” will be part of Cranmore’s Americana Celebration on Tuesday, July 4th.

Organized “KnockerSoccer” games will take place in an 80ft by 40ft inflatable arena at the base of Cranmore’s North Slope. Open to guests 48” and up, 3 rounds of 4 minute games are played with up to 30 players during each time slot. Games start every half hour starting at 10am until 4:30pm. A variety of organized games can be played based on the number, size and age of participants.

A Knockerball is an inflatable ball with inner handles and adjustable shoulder straps, which is worn like a backpack. The ball is designed with multiple sheets of a higher grade durable TPU plastic and tension cups and cords, which allows participants to knock each other around without feeling trauma from the blow. Knockerball or “bubble soccer” has been gaining traction in Europe, Australia, Japan and elsewhere.

“We introduced KnockerBall to the Mount Washington Valley last summer and have seen a huge increase in popularity of the game.” said Matthew Milliken of KnockerBall, North Conway. “We guarantee a great time, and games normally break down into absolute laughter- it’s hysterical to watch and play.” he continued.

“We continue to seek ways to enhance our summer events and are excited to offer this unique and fun game as an ongoing piece of our events calendar.” said Cranmore President and GM, Ben Wilcox.

KnockerBall is valid with the purchase of a $13 Cranmore single ride ticket, or $65 6-pack of transferable tickets. A $10 upgrade can be purchased as an add-on to a Mountain Adventure Park, Aerial Adventure Park, Combo ticket or Summer Season Pass. Tickets can be purchased at Cranmore’s Ticket Office. Games are supervised and monitored at all times by trained staff to ensure safety of participants. Closed toed shoes are required. Games may be suspended due to heavy rain, high winds and thunder and lightning. For more information, visit http://www.knockerballnorthconway.com/.


Cranmore Mountain Race

Compete in the Cranmore Mountain Race, one of the oldest races in the USATF-NE Mountain Circuit, in iconic North Conway on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th. The course, situated on Cranmore Mountain’s 170 acres, 2000 foot elevation, and 1200 feet of vertical rise from the base, is a traditional “up & down” loop. Each “lap” in this race is approximately 5 kilometers and the USATF Mountain Running Championship race is two laps equaling approximately 10 kilometers in distance. Participants start at the base of the mountain and race up to the summit before racing back down to the base.

Schedule of Events

  • Friday, June 2nd from 3-6pm: Optional Early Bib Pick-Up
    Tuckerman Brewing Company, 66 Hobbs Street, Conway
  • Saturday, June 3rd: USATF Mountain Running Championship

    7:30 AM: 1-Lap Race (non-USATF Championship)* [does not count toward the USATF-NE Mountain Circuit]

    8:45 AM: USATF Mountain Running Championship & CRA Mountain Running Championship* (Men)

    10:30 AM: USATF Mountain Running Championship & CRA Mountain Running Championship* (Women)

  • Sunday, June 4th at 11am: Hair of the Dog Hillclimb
    This is a new event consisting of a mass start ascent only race. The race will start at the base and finish at the Meister Hut on the summit of Cranmore Mountain. Enjoy the race and a rowdy crowd of revelers awaiting you at the finish line with beverages and lunch items for purchase, as well as raffles and a chairlift ride back to the base of the mountain.

Day of event entry is available for this race, but interested participants may also register online prior to the event. Pre-registration (3/2-6/1) costs $45 per person and event day registration costs $55 per person or $45 per person for the 1-lap race. To pre-register, visit http://www.acidoticracing.com/cranmore-mountain-race/#.WS7cBWjyvIW.


Cranmore Mountain Race/US Champs Course Preview with Mika the Husky Pup

‘Tis The Season for Cranapalooza at Cranmore Mountain


Cranapalooza, Cranmore’s signature winter event, returns January 7th for the season! Enjoy everything Cranapalooza has to offer – from DJ dance parties with C-more the Penguin, live music, outdoor entertainment, family activities, fireworks on special nights, and more!

Cranapalooza takes place every Saturday night from January 7th through March 11th, with bonus days during holiday and vacation weeks. Special nights for fireworks include December 31st, January 14th, February 18th and March 11th.

For more information, visit Cranmore Mountain Resort’s website at www.cranmore.com or call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI. You can find the page for this event here.

Cranapalooza is one of the many events and adventures in the Mt. Washington Valley for winter fun! To plan your winter adventure in the Valley, please contact Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitor Services by calling 800-367-3364. We hope to see you soon!

Cranmore Fitness Announces Staff Promotions

Cranmore Fitness is excited to announce the promotion of Ginger Rober to Program Lead and Debbie Pollina to Member Services Supervisor.

Rober has worked at Cranmore Fitness as a personal trainer and fitness instructor since 2013. She will continue to train and instruct in addition to serving in her new role. Rober holds numerous fitness certifications, has managed two fitness facilities, owned her own business and holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.

“Ginger is excited to continue the energy we have for classes at the club and continue to provide the best classes and programs in the Valley. We are certain that her positive energy, passion for fitness, and enthusiastic personality will help Cranmore Fitness continue to grow,” said Cranmore Fitness manager, Kristen Barbin.

Debbie Pollina is being promoted from Member Services Lead to Member Services Supervisor. Pollina will be responsible for member services training, scheduling, hiring, coaching and evaluating of Front Desk and Playroom Staff. She joined Cranmore Fitness in December of 2015.

“Debbie is enthusiastic about the club and has a strong understanding of the many classes offered. We’re positive that her enthusiasm and friendly and helpful personality will continue to make Cranmore Fitness the best club in the Valley,” states Barbin.

Cranmore Fitness is open 365 days a year and offers an array of group class options such as SPINNING, TRX Training, Zumba, Les Mills, yoga; functional training space; full cardio and weight room and they Valley’s only indoor tennis courts. For information on membership and classes, visit CranmoreFitness or call (603) 356-6301.

Cranmore Mountain Resort Now Accepting Contracts for Kearsarge Brook Condominiums

With All Approvals in Place and Long-Term Funding Secured, Cranmore Moves Forward with Multi-year Master Plan

On Wednesday, December 23, Cranmore Mountain Resort, located in North Conway, NH, announced that sales for its greatly anticipated Kearsarge Brook Condominiums at Cranmore development would recommence on December 26, 2015. Sales for residences in building one will start now that all necessary permits and approvals are in place.

This greatly anticipated project is being funded by Belmont Capital of Cambridge Massachusetts; an affiliate of Joe O’Donnell’s who, with Brian and Tyler Fairbank, owns Cranmore Mountain Resort, along with Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Massachusetts. O’Donnell also owns Bromley Mountain Resort in Vermont, managed by The Fairbank Group, a management company owned by the Fairbanks. Belmont Capital is a proven lender that realizes Cranmore’s future. “It’s an honor to lead a resort with such rich history into the future,” commented O’Donnell. “With its Kearsarge Brook project, Cranmore will be one of the first resorts in Maine or New Hampshire to construct a progressive mountain-living community in the heart of one of America’s most recognized ski towns. After decades of successful resort development and business ventures with the Fairbanks, I have every confidence that the Cranmore project will be well planned, well financed and wildly successful.”

Phase one of the Cranmore Master Plan calls for two strictly residential condominium buildings to be built in two stages. The first building will consist of 18 residences and the second will be a 19-residence building, all conveniently located at the base of Cranmore’s South Slope for easy ski-in, ski-out access and proximity to spring, summer and fall activities and attractions. Residences will include two- and three-bedrooms and range from approximately 1,300 to 1,800 square feet.

“A year and a half ago we had to freeze the Kearsarge Brook Condominiums at Cranmore project based on land release issues and some permitting delays,” commented Brian Fairbank, Chairman of The Fairbank Group. “Recently we were able to resolve all outstanding issues and utilize our long-standing relationship with Belmont Capital to restart the condominium development.”

Badger Realty, the official real estate broker of Kearsarge Brook Condominiums at Cranmore, will commence sales on Monday, December 26, 2015. Eighteen units in building one will be the first offered for sale. Cranmore already has signed reservations for approximately 1/3 of the residences but there are still residences available in building one. Since the development is now registered with the NH Attorney General’s Office, buyers will be signing purchase and sale agreements and making a deposit to reserve units.

“Offering base area condominiums to our guests is unique for our region,” commented Cranmore President and GM Ben Wilcox. “Mixing new ski facilities with condominiums has been a successful model at resorts like Jiminy Peak in Massachusetts; Stratton Mountain in Vermont; and Mount Tremblant in Canada.”

Construction could begin as early as spring, 2016 if purchase and sales contracts for 14 of 18 residences can be secured by March 1, 2016. If the required number of contracts is met by March 1, 2016, building one is expected to be completed by January, 2017. Completion dates are subject to change based on achieving the purchase and sale agreement quota. Glen Builders, based in Bartlett, NH is the selected contractor for the project.

Building one and two are part of a multi-year Cranmore Master Development Plan that will eventually add a total of 106 new residential condominium residences to the base of Cranmore. Residences in buildings three, four, five and six will sit above new planned ski facilities.

The Cranmore Master Development Plan will include a total of six new buildings that will eventually replace all of Cranmore’s existing facilities with the exception of the Cranmore Ticket Office building, renovated in 2010, the historic summit Meister Hut, and the Artist Falls Lodge, home to Cranmore Fitness. New ski facilities will include a restaurant, cafeteria, seating, locker rooms, restrooms, changing areas, rental shop, ski retail shop, snow sports instruction registration and other skier service areas. Two-, three- and four-bedroom condominiums will be built on the second and third floors of buildings three, four, five and six.

The Cranmore Master Development Plan is a continuation of resort improvements that started in 2010. In June 2010, the Fairbanks and O’Donnell purchased the resort and, since that date, have invested $10 million in improvements.

Lift improvements since 2010 include the installation of a Doppelmayr eco-Drive fixed-grip quad chairlift, a relocated double chairlift with increased teaching ski terrain, a new triple chairlift on the east side of the mountain and new 380’ carpet lift in the new tubing park.

Facility upgrades include remodeling an older overflow base lodge into a state-of-the-art children’s center. The Arlberg Children’s Center is home to KidsRule, Cranmore’s all day instructional program for children age 3 to 14. The facility also has a children’s rental shop and play room for infants to age 5.

Cranmore’s Ticket Office received a complete redesign with bark siding and post and beam exterior which resembles future buildings to be constructed during the Master Plan.

Cranmore’s Fitness Center went through a renovation that included new weight and cardio rooms and new equipment for its membership. The facility was also remodeled to offer ticket sales and lodge space for winter tubers and those looking to ride many of Cranmore’s new year-round attractions. Energy efficient lighting replaced traditional lighting throughout the facility.

Cranmore has made $1.5 million in snowmaking improvements including over 250 tower snow guns, replaced and expanded snowmaking pipe, and an enhanced snowmaking plant which has helped increase the mountain’s snowmaking output.

Year-round mountain attractions were added including the Mountain Coaster, Giant Swing, and Soaring Eagle Zip Line. These attractions operate in summer along with an Aerial Adventure Ropes Course, summer tubing and a number of other family friendly offerings. In winter, a new 10 lane tubing park was added to go along with the other year-round attractions.

“The proposed Cranmore Master Development Plan is the next chapter of improvements that will put Cranmore on the map as one of New England’s quintessential resorts,” comments Tyler Fairbank, CEO of The Fairbank Group. “Cranmore has become a year-round destination that will continue to infuse dollars into the Mount Washington Valley’s local economy.”

For more information regarding Kearsarge Brook Condominiums at Cranmore, contact Badger Realty at 603-356-5757 or visit Cranmore.com/kearsargebrook.

Cranmore to Open a Week Earlier Than Planned: November 22 & 23

Cranmore Mountain Resort will open earlier than anticipated for top to bottom skiing and riding on Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23

Cranmore Mountain Resort will open a week earlier than planned based on productive snowmaking weather over the last two weeks. The area will be the first to open in the Mount Washington Valley, offering
top to bottom skiing and riding, with five trails and two lifts operating on Saturday and Sunday, November 22 & 23.

“This is one of the earliest weekends we have opened for skiing and riding,” said Cranmore President and General Manager, Ben Wilcox. “Our continued investment in snowmaking is a major reason why we are able to open top to bottom in November.”

Cranmore has invested $100,000 in snowmaking equipment this season and $1 million since 2010. New tower guns have been added, bringing the total to over 400 energy-efficient snow guns. Cranmore has
increased snow gun inventory by 300 percent since 2010.

The mountain will begin the season by opening top to bottom novice terrain so that skiers and riders of all abilities can enjoy the early season snow. Trails open
will include Easy Street, Gibson, Lower Gibson, Lower Beginner’s Luck and Snow Train. The Skimobile Express High Speed Quad and South Quad will
both run from 9am-4pm.

Cranmore will be offering early season prices
this weekend, with lift tickets priced at $29 for adults, and $19 for teens, juniors and seniors. Children 5 and under ski for free. The resort will reopen on Friday, November 28th, and will operate weekends before going to daily operations on Saturday, December 13th. The Tubing and Mountain Adventure Park are scheduled to open for the season on Friday, November 28th. A full schedule of resort operations can be found online at Cranmore.com.

Snowmaking operations will continue as temperatures allow. For regular updates on snowmaking and snow conditions, visit Cranmore.com.


Cranmore Mountain, located in the heart of North Conway Village in the White Mountains of New Hampshire only 2.5 hours from the Boston area, has been entertaining families with fun and festive activities for over 76 years.  With over $9 million dollars in improvements in the last four years, Cranmore is on the brink of a $50 million resort wide development plan, Kearsarge Brook Condominiums at Cranmore.


Bid on a Historic Cranmore Skimobile

Some lucky person in Mt. Washington Valley will win a genuine Cranmore Skimobile when the silent auction is completed on June 13 by the Damon O’Neal Scholarship Fund. Can you imagine this green antique gracing your yard or business front? It’s a little bit of history and can be bid on now by going to the Cranmore Mt Resort website (www.cranmore.com)   and clicking on “events” and then “events calendar,” and following the instructions.

The auction of Skimobile number 129 is part of the Damon O’Neal Scholarship

“Traditions Celebration” at Zip’s Pub beginning at 4pm on June 13, 2014. Additional vintage ski paraphernalia will be available in silent auction during the evening along with hearty hors d’ouevres, cash bar, famous ski champions, autographs by author Tom Eastman, scholarship recipients and a joyous celebration. The Damon O’Neal Scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding Kennett High School student/athlete who qualifies for the rigorous standards that Damon represented before his fatal ski accident in 1959 while competing at the Jr. Nationals. Previous scholarship recipients have included Michael Larson of UConn, Amber McPherson at Colby Sawyer, Jake Van Deursen off to Colby College and Torin LaLiberte at St. Michaels in VT.  Scholarship officials are quick to point out that fundraising for this annual $2.500 award will continue, however this is the final social event at Cranmore having completed five social fundraisers since the scholarship was created 5 years ago. Tickets will be available at Stan and Dan Sports in North Conway and in Conway at Café Noche, or by sending $25 to Damon O’Neal Scholarship, PO Box 264, Madison NH 03849.

It was Harvey Gibson himself who coined the term Skimobile when he first saw the design according to Cranmore historian Tom Eastman. The Skimobile was put in service at Cranmore in 1939, the same year the skiing legend Hannes Schneider was released by the Nazis’s in order to leave Austria, move to North Conway and head up the famous ski school. The lucky winner of the Scholarship Skimobile will be securing a piece of local ski history to enjoy for generations.

Contact: Ted M. Kramer 367-8459 ted@silverlakekramers.com

Cranmore Mountain Opens a Weekend Early for Kindness Weekend on May 17-18

North Conway’s Cranmore Mountain Adds New Zipline and Segway Tours to Its Mountain Adventure Park

Cranmore E-News

Opening weekend features
complimentary and discounted ride tickets on the Mountain Coaster, Giant Swing and Soaring Eagle Zip Line

Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18 from 10am-4pm, Cranmore Mountain Resort will open its Mountain Adventure Park with discounted $19 tickets for unlimited rides on the Mountain Coaster, Giant Swing and Soaring Eagle Zip Line, as a part of the Valley’s Be Kind Festival.  Complimentary tickets for a single ride will also be handed out in the morning at Schoular Park on Saturday, May 17.

This is the 3rd year of the Be Kind Festival which features a weekend filled with special events and deals throughout the Valley, May 16-18.  This will be Cranmore’s
2nd year participating in the festival, offering free single ride tickets and discounted rates for the Mountain Adventure Park.  A Cranmore team will be in Schouler Park handing out free single ride tickets the morning of Saturday, May 17.   The free tickets can be used on May 17 or 18.   Unlimited Mtn Adventure Park tickets can be purchased at the Cranmore ticket office.  For a complete schedule of events visit Be Kind Fest.  Photos from last year’s event available here and here.
“Cranmore is thrilled to be participating in this year’s Be Kind Festival” commented Cranmore President and GM Ben Wilcox.   “It’s our way of giving back to this beautiful community and all the people that have supported us over the years.”
Cranmore’s expanded summer offerings, all Mountain Adventure Park rides and the Aerial Adventure Park, open for weekend summer operations May 24 through June 8, 10am-5pm; daily June 14 through September 1,10am-6pm; and weekends only Labor Day through Columbus Day, October
13th 10am-5pm.
Cranmore Mountain, located in the heart of North Conway Village in the White Mountains
of New Hampshire only 2.5 hours from the Boston area, has been entertaining families with fun and festive activities for over 76 years. For more
information on Cranmore Mountain and the latest news of special events, visit http://www.cranmore.com or call




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Cranmore to Extend Ski and Tubing Season


Resort will close after March 30 but reopen for April 5 & 6

Cranmore Mountain Resort has announced that it will extend its ski and tubing season by one weekend based on the abundance of snow still available and as a thank you to loyal season pass holders. The area will finish its daily operation schedule on Sunday, March 30 and then reopen for skiing and tubing on the weekend of April 5 and 6, weather depending.

“Thanks to
a snowy March we continue to have 100% of our terrain open with mid-winter ski conditions,” commented Cranmore President & GM Ben
Wilcox. “With all the snow on the mountain we want to extend our season as a thank you to all our loyal customers and also offer special
discounted lift ticket and tubing rates to anyone visiting the Valley.”

Cranmore will offer special daily discounted lift ticket
rates on April 5 and 6. Daily lift tickets will be $39 for adults, $29 for teens and $19 for juniors.   A discounted Tubing, Mountain
Coaster, Giant Swing and Soaring Eagle Zip Line ticket will also be available for $25 per person, per day.   Lifts will run from 8:30am to
4pm and tubing and attractions will be open from 9am to 4pm. Limited private lessons will be available over the weekend.

Cranmore’s Kearsarge Brook sales office will also be open on April 5 and 6 from 9am to 4pm.   Residences are still available at
pre-construction rates.   Visit http://www.cranmore.com or
call 603-356-1111 for more information.

Resort operations are weather dependent and guests are encouraged to call ahead at
1-800-SUN-N-SKI or visit http://www.cranmore.com.



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