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Seek The Peak Hike-a-thon for Mount Washington Observatory

On Friday, July 21st-Saturday, July 22nd, participate in the largest annual fundraiser for the Mount Washington Observatory at the Annual Seek the Peak Hike-a-Thon.

Hike the beautiful and challenging Mount Washington, explore the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire, raise money for a good cause, win prizes, meet and join other outdoor enthusiasts, enjoy the outdoor expo tents, explore the Weather Discovery Center, meet the staff of the observatory, dine and party with participants, and most importantly – SEEK YOUR PEAK! 

There is a $10 registration fee per person, and this fee counts towards the minimum $200 fundraising goal. Ask your network of family and friends to pledge you during the event and tell them about the cause! Participants may register in teams of up to 8 people.

There are many ways to win prizes! The first 500 participants to raise $200 earn an exclusive Seek the Peak backpack and T-shirt. Join the event as a team to earn special prizes as the top fundraising team or the most spirited team, among other categories. For each fundraising milestone, starting at $200 and exceeding $20,000, participants may win select prizes for each milestone and are entered to win other fabulous prizes for their accomplishments. To see the full list of incentives, visit https://www.mountwashington.org/seek-the-peak/prizes.aspx.

In addition to pledges, interested businesses may purchase sponsorships for the event. The sponsorship categories are as follows:

  • Presenting Sponsor: $12,500
  • Gold Sponsor: $5,000
  • Silver Sponsor: $2,500
  • Bronze Sponsor: $1,000
  • In-Kind Sponsors ($1,000+)
  • In-Kind Sponsors (Under $1,000)
  • Team Sponsor: $2,000

For more information on sponsorships, visit https://www.mountwashington.org/seek-the-peak/sponsorship.aspx.

Since Seek the Peak was established in 2001, this great event has raised over $1.6 million for the nonprofit Observatory, helping it maintain its famous weather station on the summit of Mount Washington and continue its important work collecting weather data, performing research, and educating the public about the science of climate and weather.

For more information, or to register, visit https://www.mountwashington.org/seek-the-peak/. Pack your gear – the mountains are calling!



The Snowvillage Inn is pleased to offer a multi-media presentation “It’s Not Aboutnotabouthike the Hike” on Saturday, September 20 from 1:30-3pm.  Nancy Sporborg & Pat Piper are two 50-plus-year-old women who started walking the sidewalks of Keene and ended up climbing the 100 Highest mountains in New England. But it’s not about the numbers. It’s about who they became as they hiked. Snowvillage Inn is offering a weekend package from Friday, Sept. 19 to Sunday, Sept. 21 which includes the presentation as well as a la carte services: massage, facials and yoga on the porch. For local residents, the guided hike, presentation & lunch on Sat. Sept. 20 is $25.

According to Sporborg & Piper:  “Hiking has taught us that much of life’s joy comes from sharing the experience. So we have put together a presentation about our journey, and we give it every chance we get. Speaking in public gives us a way to share ourselves with others.”

It’s Not About the Hike presentation (also a book with over 245 color photographs presentation3150-1by Sporborg & Piper) is for EVERYONE — hikers and non-hikers, people who are sedentary or active, outdoor enthusiasts and indoor homebodies, 10 year olds and 90 year olds and everyone in between. The  program is a multi-media presentation including movies, music and photographs. After the presentation there will be time for questions. For more information about It’s Not About the Hike go to http://www.its-not-about-the-hike.com/presentations/presentations.html.

The Snowvillage Inn is located in Eaton Center – 136 Stewart Road (off Brownfield Road), a mile up from Crystal Lake. 603-447-2818. http://www.snowvillageinn.com. The Snowvillage Inn is owned and operated by Kevin Flynn (who previously owned the Inn from 1994-2005) and Jen Kovach.  They offer a comfortable and beautiful place to get away, relax, and refresh. The Inn is located in Snowville, New Hampshire (just a mile up Brownfield Road from Rt. 153 on Stewart Road and about 7 miles from Conway, NH) For more information about the Snowvillage Inn please go to http://www.snowvillageinn.com. Or call (603) 447-2818.

Cranmore Adds Climbing Wall and Summit Hiking Trail to Summer Operations

Cranmore Mountain will open for its fourth summer season on Saturday, May 24, 2014. A new addition to White Mountain Attractions, Cranmore’s Mountain Adventure Park offers a day’s worth of rides and activities for all ages, including the Mountain Coaster, Aerial Adventure Ropes Course, Giant Swing and Soaring Eagle Zip line, Scenic Chairlift rides and new for 2014, climbing wall, summit hiking, gem mining and lunch at the Meister

The park offers a full day of outdoor activities, with all inclusive ticket options starting at $35 for children over 38” to 48”, $55 for children 48” to 54” and $65 for adults over 54”. The All Park pass includes unlimited rides in the Mountain Adventure Park and up to two hours in the Aerial Adventure Park. Mountain Adventure Park Passes and Aerial Adventure Park Passes are also available.

Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. E-coupons and online savings are available at http://www.cranmore.com. Savings include a $5 discount on advance web reservations.

The Aerial Adventure Park is an aerial forest ropes course consisting of 5 individual,
elevated courses for different ability levels consisting of dozens of challenging elements. Each course varies in terms of elevation and challenge.
Elements include rope bridges, ladders, cargo nets, zip lines and an array of features. All courses are self guided and every person is snapped into a
guide line. The Aerial Adventure course is a 2-hr. adventure through the trees, and includes a mandatory 30 minute Ground School session at the

The Mountain Coaster is a two person coaster sled that offers thousands of feet of
twisting, turning fun. The speed can be controlled for a leisurely ride or speedy downhill decent.

Cranmore brings its popular winter tubing attraction to summer with summer tubing on a special surface for a 400 foot ride down the mountain. Ride
the Magic Carpet lift to the top of the slope with a tube and enjoy the slide back down.

Giant Swing is a four person attraction that lets riders arc high into the sky. The Soaring Eagle Zip Line carries two riders backwards 700 feet and
then zips forward to the base at approximately 35 miles per hour.

Riders have the option of
purchasing a souvenir photo, taken on the decent of both the Mountain Coaster and Soaring Eagle Zip Line.

The Bungy Trampoline lets users fly high doing flips on one of four stations. The inflatable obstacle course, bouncy house and spider
mountain climb offer hours of entertainment for guests of all ages. A new climbing wall with paths marked for both beginner and experienced climbers
give guests an alternative route to the top of Spider Mountain.

Starting June 21st, enjoy the
surrounding views of North Conway and Mount Washington, on a four person chairlift ride to the summit. New for 2014, guests can enjoy lunch at the
Meister Hut now serving summer favorites from the grill, before or after exploring the surrounding hiking trails, including the 1 mile hiking path to
neighboring Black Cap Mountain.

Also new for 2014, is C-More’s Rock Mining Adventure.
Families can pan for gemstones on the 30 ft. water filled sluice. Mining rough bags will be available for purchase at Sport Thoma Gift Shop and
patrons will be able to take home precious keepsakes to remind them of their treasure hunting experience.

In addition to the Meister Hut, Legends Grill, a full service food court, offers summer favorites like pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice
cream novelties and more. Locally crafted beer and wine is also available.

To purchase tickets
online for Cranmore’s Mountain Adventure Park and Aerial Adventure Park, visit http://www.cranmore.com,
dial 1-800-SUN-N-SKI or visit the ticket office during operating hours. The Mountain Adventure Park opens weekends starting May 17th and
Aerial Adventure, May 25th through June 8th from 10am-5pm (10am-4pm on May 17-18); daily from June 14th through September 1st from 10am-6pm; then
weekends only though Columbus Day, October 13th from 10am-5pm.

Cranmore is also home to Cranmore Fitness, the Valley’s largest fitness facility. The
Club is open daily and offers memberships as well as day passes for visitors to the area. More information can be found at http://www.cranmorefitness.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. For more information on Cranmore Mountain and the latest news of special events, visit http://www.cranmore.com or call





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