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King Pine Cardboard Box Derby

King Pine invites creative cardboard box races of all ages and experience levels to their Cardboard Box Derby on Sunday, March 19th, from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Creative racers young in age and young at heart, create a theme and build your carboard box racer and don’t forget to pair it with your own theme music to race down their racecourse designed specifically for the event!

Box racers can be designed for two or four racers and must be built entirely out of cardboard (sorry – no wood or metal allowed!). Boxes may be held together with tape, glue, or may be stitched. Contestants are highly advised to wear helmets for safety.

The entrance fee is $5 per cardboard box and a completed registration form and signed waiver are required to enter the race. Registration, inspection, and style judging opens at 12:00 p.m. in the Fireplace Room. The race will start at 1:00 p.m. at the base of the Open Slope.  Awards will be presented after completion of race at base of the Open Slope under categories of style, speed and durability. Happy racing!! 

2017 Cynthia’s Challenge 24-Hour Ski-a-Thon at King Pine

King Pine Ski Area at Purity Spring Resort is excited to announce the next beneficiary of Cynthia’s Challenge 24-Hour Ski-A-Thon to be held in East Madison, New Hampshire March 17-18, 2017. All funds raised with this year’s event will benefit Sanbornville, New Hampshire’s Faith Holt, an 11-year-old girl living with skeletal dysplasia, seizure disorder and Crane-Heise Syndrome. This year’s goal is to purchase Faith’s family a wheelchair accessible van.

cynthias-challenge3Faith’s Story 

Faith was born pre-maturely and spent her first one hundred days in a neonatal intensive care unit. The combination of skeletal dysplasia, seizure disorder and Crane-Heise Syndrome require Faith to wear a soft-shelled helmet because she does not have a cranial cap. Due to multiple surgeries and her daily seizures, she uses a wheelchair for her mobility. Faith is the daughter of Doug Holt, an Air Force Veteran who served in Desert Storm, and sister to older brothers, Sean (19), Devin (16) and Cody (12). Faith’s mother, Stephanie Holt, passed away when she was six-years-old. A wheelchair accessible van would be of incredible assistance to the Holt family to get Faith and his other children to their daily activities and appointments.

About The 2017 Event

cynthias-challengeKing Pine asks participants to donate $99 per person for 24 hours of skiing, snowboarding, and fun. This ticket price includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, a T-shirt, games, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the night.  Kids ages 8 and under ski for free.

Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase for a chance to win a variety of fabulous prizes, including a Private Duck Tour of Boston donated by Boston Duck Tours, a Valley Train Guest Card for 2 adults and 2 children at the Conway Scenic Railroad, and the grand prize: 3 nights’ lodging in a one bedroom condominium in the Aspens at Jackson Hole Resort Lodging and 2 day lift tickets with Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

About Cynthia’s Challenge 24-Hour Ski-A-Thon

Now in its fourth year, Cynthia’s Challenge 24-Hour Ski-A-Thon has raised over $131,000 to benefit children and their families. Starting in 2014, Cynthia Verrill was the first benefactor and resulted in her name being used to name the event. $35,000 raised for Cynthia was used to provide a seizure detecting service dog. The second year, the event raised over $35,000 for Samantha Gillard who was in need of a wheel chair accessible van and the third year raised $61,000 for Kevin Dall to purchase a wheel chair accessible van.

cynthias-challenge2Cynthia’s Challenge was created in an effort to ease the financial burden upon children and their families associated with specialty medical needs. King Pine Ski Area supports Cynthia’s Challenge with the support of local business and the surrounding community.

 

For more information about the event, please call Purity Spring Resort at 603-367-8896 or visit https://www.cynthiaschallenge.org/.

King Pine Hosts PSIA & AASI Level 1 Exam January 28-29

East Madison, N.H. — Approximately 20 ski instructors will be at King Pine Ski Area this weekend seeking their Alpine Level 1 certification from the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). Examiners from the Eastern Division of PSIA will spend two days evaluating the candidates against national certification standards for ski teaching. According to the PSIA-AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors) website, certification standards provide a consistent training framework for instructors and represent a standard of competency for ski teaching across the United States that is transferrable from division to division. No matter where you live, once an instructor is certified by PSIA or AASI, they’ll teach from the same platform and to the same standards as PSIA-AASI members from across the country.

“We are excited to be the host ski area for this PSIA Level 1 Exam event,” said Trisha Jacobson, King Pine Ski Area’s Director of Ski and Snowboard School. “Though many of our ski and snowboard instructors, coaches and trainers are already PSIA and AASI Level 1, 2 and 3 certified, this is the first time that King Pine has been the host ski area for a certification exam. I am proud of our 12 new instructor candidates who have been working hard with our training staff to prepare for this event. We also look forward to welcoming instructors from several other ski areas who will be joining us for this event. We wish all the candidates success this weekend and beyond as they join PSIA, expand their professional expertise and bring it all back to their ski areas and into their lessons!”

About The PSIA and AASI

With more than 10,600 members, the Eastern Division of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA-E) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) is the largest of the nine divisions that make up PSIA and AASI. The Eastern Division members represent nearly 35% of more than 31,400 national members. Members live and work in seven regions up and down the East Coast, teaching for more than 250 snowsports schools.

About King Pine

King Pine Ski Area, located in Madison, New Hampshire, is part of Purity Spring Resort and has a rich tradition of delivering outdoor fun and family recreation. Conveniently located between the Lakes Region and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Purity Spring Resort has been owned and operated by the Hoyt family since the late 1800s and today offers a variety of year-round family destinations, including Tohkomeupog – Camp for Boys , The Lodges Retreat Center at Tohkomeupog, Traditions Restaurant, The Mill Indoor Pool & Fitness Center, Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort, The Bluffs RV Resort (exclusively for adults), Purity Spring Resort and King Pine Ski Area.

Written By Thomas Prindle
Director of Marketing, Purity Spring Resort

FALL FAMILY FUN AND CRAFT BEER AT BREW HA HA FESTIVAL

A fall Brew Ha Ha is set to take place Sunday, October 9 at King Pine Ski Area celebrating regional craft beer, live music, food and fun for the whole family. Event admission is free and gates will open at 2:45 p.m. Central to the Brew Ha Ha presented by Amoskeag Beverages, a variety of seasonal craft brews will be available from Moat Mountain Brewing Company, Smuttynose Brewing Company, Woodstock Inn Brewery and Narragansett Brewing Company.

A limited number of commemorative mugs will be available for purchase and will include three drink tokens good for 6 oz. beer “samples” from brewers. Additional beer sample tokens, as well as Pepsi products and water, will also be available for purchase at the festival. Brew Ha Ha mugs are currently available at discount if purchased online in advance prior to October 3. Event mugs will require an age 21+ individual per mug to present a valid ID. Event wristbands verifying age will also be issued and required when being served. For food, a variety of seasonal items, festival specialties and fall, fair-style treats created by the Traditions Restaurant & Pub culinary team will be available for purchase.

Live music, sponsored by Yankee Smokehouse, will feature rock band The Offramps starting at 3 p.m., followed by event headliner and local favorite funk, rock and ska artists Shark Martin, at 4 p.m. Families will be able to enjoy giant board games, cornhole decks, a slackline, 9-hole disc golf course and more. A bounce house will also be available with proceeds from donations to benefit The Laura Foundation for Autism and Epilepsy.

Alongside brewers, home theatre and car audio installation experts The Sound Resort of North Conway is providing multiple large-screen TVs and audio perfect for viewing our favorite New England football team during the Brew Ha Ha.

FMI please visit,  www.purityspring.com/brew-ha-ha-festival

4th Annual Cynthia’s Challenge 24-Hour Ski-A-Thon at King Pine

King Pine Ski Area at Purity Spring Resort is excited to announce the next beneficiary of Cynthia’s Challenge 24-Hour Ski-A-Thon to be held in East Madison, New Hampshire March 17-18, 2017. All funds raised with this year’s event will benefit Sanbornville, New Hampshire’s Faith Holt, an 11-year-old girl living with skeletal dysplasia, seizure disorder and Crane-Heise Syndrome. This year’s goal is to purchase Faith’s family a wheelchair accessible van.

Faith was born pre-maturely and spent her first one hundred days in a neonatal intensive care unit. The combination of skeletal dysplasia, seizure disorder and Crane-Heise Syndrome require Faith to wear a soft-shelled helmet because she does not have a cranial cap. Due to multiple surgeries and her daily seizures, she uses a wheelchair for her mobility. Faith is the daughter of Doug Holt, an Air Force Veteran who served in Desert Storm, and sister to older brothers, Sean (19), Devin (16) and Cody (12). Faith’s mother, Stephanie Holt, passed away when she was six-years-old. A wheelchair accessible van would be of incredible assistance to the Holt family to get Faith and his other children to their daily activities and appointments.

Now in its fourth year, Cynthia’s Challenge 24-Hour Ski-A-Thon has raised over $131,000 to benefit children and their families. Starting in 2014, Cynthia Verrill was the first benefactor and resulted in her name being used to name the event. $35,000 raised for Cynthia was used to provide a seizure detecting service dog. The second year, the event raised over $35,000 for Samantha Gillard who was in need of a wheel chair accessible van and the third year raised $61,000 for Kevin Dall to purchase a wheel chair accessible van.

Cynthia’s Challenge was created in an effort to ease the financial burden upon children and their families associated with specialty medical needs. King Pine Ski Area supports Cynthia’s Challenge with the support of local business and the surrounding community. Cynthia’s Challenge would not be possible without the generosity of major sponsors Atlas Fireworks, Bank of NH, Mad Cow Screen Printing, Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge, Thrivent Financial, Yankee Smokehouse & Pepsi Co.

For those that would like to contribute to this year’s Cynthia’s Challenge, online donations are welcome at https://www.kingpine.com/cynthiaschallenge. For more information, please call Purity Spring Resort at (603) 367-8896 or email marketing@purityspring.com.

Enjoy the family summer fun season at Purity Spring Resort

The family, summer fun season is here and Purity Spring Resort is the lakeside setting where families can enjoy a fun vacation getaway. Each week offers a full schedule of recreation options, including waterskiing, wakeboarding, rock climbing, archery, mountain biking, hiking, canoe trips, swimming, kayaking, a new 9-hole disc golf course and much more.

After a long day of fun, enjoy our indoor pool and hot tub, treat yourself to an hour of massage therapy, take part in entertaining, evening activities, enjoy drinks and dining lakeside at Traditions Restaurant or just simply relax and take in the serenity of the lake and surrounding mountains. We’re just minutes away from the tax-free shopping outlets of North Conway and the many nearby attractions within the Mount Washington Valley. Affordable summer family vacations are available and can be booked by calling 603-367-8896 to speak with our lodging specialists.

World’s Largest Ski & Snowboard Lesson

Want to be part of the Guinness Book of World Records? Beginner skiers and snowboarders are invited to hit the slopes at ski areas throughout New Hampshire on Friday, January 8 at 10 a.m.

Ski areas all over the United States will be holding ski and snowboard lessons in their respective time zones to set the world record for the largest multi-venue ski and the largest multi-venue snowboard lessons ever taught. This is not one giant lesson, but a series of lesson groups being taught in ski areas’ local time zones. Be part of this historical event and have some fun, too.

Participating Ski NH members are offering a “10 at 10” deal that day. For only $10, beginner skiers and riders can get a Level 1 class at 10 a.m. along with rentals and lift ticket, while participating in this Guinness Book of World Records event. (Pre-registration is required and some restrictions apply, so guests should contact participating ski areas for more information. Links and contact information can be accessed at SkiNH.com.)

Here is a current list of participating resorts:

  • Bretton Woods: call (603) 278-3303
  • Cranmore Mountain Resort: call (603) 356-5544 x392 or x333
  • Gunstock Mountain Resort: call (603) 293-4341
  • King Pine Ski Area: call (603) 367-8896
  • Mount Sunapee: call (603) 763-3564
  • Loon Mountain: call (800) 229-5666
  • Pat’s Peak: register online or call (888) 728-7732
  • Ragged Mountain Resort: call (603) 768-3600 x3032
  • Waterville Valley Resort: call (603) 236-8311 x3136

This event is part of January Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month so other opportunities are available.

Beginner specials include a $39 lift, lesson and rental package for downhill skiing and riding at participating alpine areas, and a $19 trail pass, lesson and rental package at participating cross-country ski areas. For more information, visit the Ski NH information page or http://www.skinh.com/learn.

Ski NH is the statewide association representing 33 alpine and cross country resorts in New Hampshire. For more information on ski areas, vacation planning, and updated winter events at Ski NH resorts, call Ski NH at 603.745.9396 or visit the Ski NH website at www.SkiNH.com. For statewide travel info, visit www.visitNH.gov.

Exciting happenings at Purity Spring Resort

Greetings from the Hoyt Family!

We are enjoying the crisp fall air here at Purity Spring and we are starting to get excited for all that is to come this holiday season! Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. Tis’ the season of giving!

Already starting to plan out your holiday gift list? Stay at Purity Spring this fall and get a head start on your shopping. Our Countdown to Christmas Shopping Package is a great way to save and visit the outlet shopping at North Conway, located just minutes from Purity Spring. From now through December 11, book this great package for only $112, and from December 12 – 17 the rate is just $105! Take advantage of your chance to enjoy all that Purity Spring has to offer and get a head start on Christmas!

If you are planning on making your own gifts this year we have a weekend for that too! Our Sewing Sampler Weekend will be November 13-15, 2015. This sewing weekend will include a variety of workshops with a mix of quick projects and opportunities to learn new skills. In addition to a mystery quilt project, the workshops will teach how to make sleep masks, crazy quilted pillow covers, fabric baskets, and more!

Don’t miss our Purity Spring Thanksgiving Day 5k! On the morning of November 26th, runners will gather at the starting line and set off on the 5k course that races along rolling terrain over the scenic Nordic trails of King Pine and Purity Spring Resort. If running is not your game, we have a fitness walk as well as a kids fun run that will take place on the trails near the running race. Both are open to all ages and abilities so there’s no reason not to join the fun! All race proceeds benefit the Kennett High School XC & Track and Field Programs.

Temperatures here at Purity Spring are continuing to drop – and you know what that means, snow is almost here! Don’t forget to mark your calendars for King Pine’s Opening Day, December 11th! On the first day of the season our trails will be open from noon – 7PM with $20 lift tickets. Join us in the spirit of giving and donate a non-perishable food item. Each skier can donate up to 5 items and receive $1 per item (up to $5 maximum) off your ski ticket! What a great way to start the ski season!

We are looking forward to spending the holiday season with you and your family! With so much to do here, the whole family won’t want to leave!

 

 

For more information visit us at purityspring.com