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
- Feb 9: Ryan St Orange, 12:30-3:30pm
- Feb 10: Jonathan Sarty, 1:00-4:00pm
- 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 14: Special Valentine’s Day pricing for couples & singles: For February 14th, Valentine’s Day couples and get 2 adult lift tickets for just $59, in advance online only. Single skiers, find a date on the mountain! Single lift tickets are available for $39 in advance online only as well! Info & order online here.
Feb 17: Kitty Cat’s Apres Ski Entertainment: Parents, enjoy good times with adults in the pub while children have fun in the Lions 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 Lunchtray Luge: Another February Vacation Tradition. Race down the luge track on lunch trays! Free. Noon-1:00pm.
Apres Ski at Attitash
- Feb 3: Den sessions at Bear Peak with Ben Cook, 2:00-4:30pm
- Feb 3: Best Not Broken at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
- Feb 10: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Kimberly June, 2:00-4:30pm
- Feb 10: Girls Just Want to Have Fun 80s Band at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
- 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 featuring Packman Dave, 2:00-4:30pm.
- Feb 18: Riley Parkhurst Project at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
Feb 10: Abenaki Parks Slopestyle, 11:00am-1:00pm – Stomp your best tricks for prizes.
Feb 14: 2 for $59: Grab your sweetheart and 2 can ski for just $59 – purchase tickets online in advance only. Info here.
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.
Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort
Apres Ski at Zips: Enjoy live music to add to the apres ski fun in Zips Pub.
- Feb 3: Music with White Steer in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
- Feb 10: Music with Arthur James in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
- 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 10: 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.
Feb 11: Hope on the Slopes Race to Beat Cancer: The 41st annual Race to Beat Cancer will take place in North Conway on Sunday, February 11th at Cranmore Mountain Resort. Skiers and snowboarders can participate in the race contributing a minimum of $80 ($50 for those 17 and under). The day includes a full-day lift, organic, locally sourced pizza courtesy of Flatbread Company. Participants are encouraged to collect donations from their friends, family, and colleagues. Click here to register in advance.
Feb 17 , 18 , 19 , 20 , 21 , 22 , 23 , 24: February Vacation Week Cranapalooza: A whole week of a music, entertainment and games hosted by no other than North Conway’s favorite penguin, C-More. On January 24th, the vacation week Cranapalooza celebration is topped off with fireworks too!
Apres ski at Bretton Woods Ski Resort
Feb 10: Harpoon Brewery Apres Ski Party with Jonathan’s Jewelers and 92.5 The River: After a day on the slopes join us for a fun-filled Harpoon Brewery Après-Ski Party in the Slopeside Pub from 2:00-5 :00pm with Live Music by Palmer Egan and loads of fun, games and prize giveaways… where one lucky person will win a beautiful sterling silver & diamond Snowflake pendant valued at over $700 courtesy of Jonathan’s Jewelers.
Feb 10: Nordic Marathon to benefit New England Ski Museum: 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. The course layout provides a challenge to experienced racers while making use of terrain that is accessible and enjoyable for skiers of all abilities. Info: here.
Feb 11: 44th Annual Mount Washington Cup: This 44th annual 10k Freestyle (skate ski) Race, is part of the ZAK Cup Series. Located on the grounds of the Mount Washington Hotel and the White Mountain National Forest, the 100-km trail network crosses open fields, meanders through woods of spruce and fir, passes beaver ponds and mountain streams, and traverses open hardwood stands. 7:30-9:00am: Race registration, 10:00am, Mass start. For full info, click here.
Feb 14: Powder Couple’s Couples Alpine Clinic: This Valentine’s Day, try the Couple’s Alpine Clinic with resident power couple Gus DeMaggio and three- time Olympian, Miki Fera. This clinic was designed for couples looking to spend Valentine’s Day playing in the powder and will be tailored to your experience and ability on the slopes. At registration, you will receive a gift basket with everything you will need for your day and a few extras that will be sure to be a treat! Lunch at Latitude 44 is also included along with gratuities where applicable. To register or for more information, please call 603.278.3335 or http://www.brettonwoods.com
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.
Apres Ski at Black Mountain in the Lostbo Pub
- Fri, Feb 9: Apres ski entertainment with Ben Cook, 3:30-5:30pm
- Sat, Feb 10: Apres ski entertainment with Candie Tremblay and Sam Adams. Love potions for those who wish after Chairlift Speed Dating!
- Sun, Feb 11: Apres ski entertainment with Tim Dion, 3:30-5:30pm
- 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
Feb 10: Chairlift Speed Dating: Singles, come meet the ski bum of your dreams on the lift of love. Sign up in Lostbo Pub, noon – 3:00pm. Enjoy “love potions” and free pick up line contest in the Lostbo Pub afterward.
Feb 10: Last Tracks with Moat Mountain, 4:00-6:00pm: Ride up the chairlift at 4:00pm. Enjoy appetizers and a tasting of locally brewed Moat Beer with a real Moat brewer. Afterward, ski down with headlamps on a freshly groomed trail. $25 per person. Reservations required. 603-383-4490.
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 10, 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 3, 10, 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 10: Bavarian Chocolate Haus Sweetheart Race: Race with your sweetheart for the best combined time and chocolate prizes plus dinner at Traditions. 10:00am – 1:00pm.
Feb 14: Valentine’s 2-fer: Grab your Valentine and purchase two full-day lift tickets for the price of one.
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 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. 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.
Apres Ski at Shawnee Peak
Sat, Feb 10: Buzzology live in Blizzard’s Pub, 4:00-7:00pm
Sat, Feb 10: Movie Night for Kids: Kids aged 4-10 gather at the Alpine Sugar Haus for a movie night. Leap is on the screen plus popcorn, drinks and pizza for dinner. $10 for the evening. Drop off is 5:30pm and pick up is 7:30pm.
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!
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.
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 of the great ski areas. All you have to do is be in the Pub between 5:30-8:00.
Feb 9: Tim Theriault in the Pub, 9:00pm – 12:30am
Feb 10: The Nor’easters in the Pub, 9:00pm – 12:30am
Feb 16: Barnyard Pimps in the Pub, 9:00pm-12:30am
Feb 17: American Made 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 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. 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 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 3: Miss Maybelle and Slim Pickins, 8:00pm-closing
Feb 10: Al Shafner and the Revtones, 8:00pm-closing
Feb 17: Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00pm – closing
Feb 24: 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 8: Johno & Al Shafner– 7:00pm
- Feb 9: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
- Feb 10: Marty Quirk, 4:00-6:00pm and again at 8:00pm
- Feb 11: Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford, 7:30pm
- 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
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 9: Tom Dean
Feb 10: Tristan Ormond
Feb 16: Tim Gershin
Feb 17: Scott Baer
Feb 18: Candie Tremblay
Feb 19: Justin Jaymes
Feb 20: Al Shafner
Feb 21: Candie Tremblay
At 302 Tavern in Fryeburg
Jan 26: 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 9, 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 9: Conner Garvey at Leura Eastman PAC: Garvey is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Portland, Maine, with the amiable presence of an entertainer, the lyrical depth of a poet, and the enchantment of a storyteller. He leaves audiences uplifted and inspired through a positive message. 7:30pm at Leura Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. Tickets: $15-Adults, $5-Students (Pre-order online at http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or call 207-935-9232).
Feb 9: Children’s Musician & Author, Steve Blunt & Marty Kelley at Theater in the Wood: Steve Blunt & Marty Kelley team up for a show that offers sing-along, read-aloud, laugh-a-lot fun for the whole family. 6:00pm. $10 per person, 3 and under free.
Feb 10: Live Music in the Taproom at Tuckerman Brewing: A free family-friendly indoor concert with Chimera at Tuckerman Brewing from 2:00-5:00pm. Part of the Tuckerman Brewing Company Music Series. Free.
Feb 10: Met Opera Live HD at Leura Eastman PAC: The Met Opera Live in HD series will present L’Elisir d’Amore at 12:00 pm at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani. Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. Estimated run time – 2 hours, 45 minutes. $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students (pre-order online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac , or call the box office at 207-935-9232).
Feb 14: Martin Sexton at Stone Mountain Performing Arts Center: A perfect performer for such a warm holiday. Plain and simple…. one of the best singers of this lifetime. Lobby & bar open at 5:00pm. Dinner seating starts at 6:00pm, showtime is at 8:00pm. Tickets: $40.00pp ($4 handling fee for concert). Reserve in advance: Click here.
Feb 14: Jackson Art Studio: Valentines Day Love Birds Sip & Paint With Melanie Levitt: Create a single painting or put two together for a dipti at Jackson Art Studio. A great way to spend Valentines Day. $50 per/person. Includes one glass of champagne or non-alcholic drink & chocolates. Class will start promptly at 6pm. Please arrive 15-20 min. prior to class starting. Fun for the beginner to the seasoned artist! $50 all supplies included. Kids are also welcome with a registered adult. Info: Click here.
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 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.