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With as much as 16″ of new snow, MW Valley’s 13 ski resorts/XC Centers look forward to a packed holiday schedule


On the Mountains

Attitash Mountain Resort presents Ptarmigan Pub Apres Ski Entertainment:

  • Tues, Dec 26: White Steer, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Wed, Dec 27: Riley Parkhurst Project, 2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Thurs, Dec 28: The Dean Machine, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Fri, Dec. 29: The Pat Foley Band, 3:00- 6:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 30: The Gravel Project, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Sun, Dec 31: Lazy Susan, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Mon, Jan 1:  The Riley Parkhurst Project, 3:00-6:00pm

Black Mountain presents tunes, tastings & torchlight:

Dec 26-31:  Apres Ski fun in the Lostbo Pub, 3:30-6:50

  • Tues, Dec 26:  Live music by Ben Cook
  • Wed, Dec 27: Narragansett Apres Ski Party and Tasting and live music with Ben Cook
  • Thurs, Dec 28: Live music by Riley Parkhurst Project
  • Fri, Dec 29: Live music by Greg Walsh
  • Sat, Dec 30: Coors Light promotion and live music with Candie Tremblay

Fri, Dec 29: Last Tracks with Moat Brewery:

Ride the lift to the top at 4:00pm and enjoy a tasting of Moat Mountain Brew with a real Moat Brewer along with appetizers.  Afterward, ski down a freshly groomed trail with headlamps. Hard to know which is more fun – the tasting or the skiing.  Reservations required, call 603-383-4490 $25 per person.

Sun, December 31:  New Year’s Eve Party:  Enjoy music in the Lostbo Pub with Riley Parkhurst Project, Patriots on TV and a Torchlight parade at 6:00pm for the whole family.

Bretton Woods Ski Resort presents apres ski parties:

December 26-31: 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.

December 26-31: 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

Cranmore Mountain Resort presents live music at Zips & Cranapalooza:

December 26-31:  Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park and Tubing Hill will be open daily 10:00am – 8:00pm.

December 27-31:  Apres Ski at Zips: Enjoy live music to add to the apres ski fun in Zips Pub.

  • Dec 27: Greg Walsh
  • Dec 28: Ben Cook
  • Dec 29:  Mitch Alden, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Dec 30:  Music with Bill Cameron, 3:00-6:00pm

December 27 – 30: Cranapalooza!  After a day on the slopes, there’s still Cranapalooza! Cranmore’s signature winter event, Cranapalooza is back for another season of DJ dance parties in Schneider Square with C-more the Penguin, live music, outdoor entertainment, family activities, s’mores.

December 31:  Shredding into 2018 Freestyle Event at Cranmore:

Show off your tricks.  Open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages.

December 31: C-more’s New Year’s Eve Bash& Fireworks: Ring in 2018 with C-more the Penguin and this special New Year’s edition of Cranapalooza! Geared for guests and families of all ages, join in on all kinds of fun activities and entertainment! There’ll be a DJ in Schneider Square, s’mores, games & more. Stick around for a fireworks show at 6:00pm, too!

King Pine Ski Area presents torchlight snowtubing, sleighrides, night skiing & family fun:

December 26: Night Skiing and Family Night Race:  Night skiing begins for the season.  Ski under the lights from 4:00 – 9:00pm.  From 6:00-8:00pm, compete in a free dual recreation race on the mountain.

December 29:  Torchlight Snowtubing:

Enjoy the thrill of tubing under the lights at the Pine Meadows Tubing Park from 5:00-9:00pm.



December 30: Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, 11:00am-1:00pm: Start or end with a cup of hot cocoa by an outdoor fire. Enjoy the classic experience of riding among surrounding fields and within wooded trails in a horse-driven sleigh. $20 per adult, $15 for kids 12 and under. Space limited. Reservations required. Call 800-373-3754 for reservations.

December 31:  New Year’s Eve Family Celebration, 4:00-9:00pm.  Your night skiing ticket will include Night skiing and riding from 4:00-9:00pm, outdoor music and campfire at the base of King Pine. The torchlight parade begins at 9:00pm – the first 100 people meet at 8:45 p.m. at the top of the Open Slope. Skiers MUST be able to ski an intermediate Blue Square trail in the dark! Hi-intensity glow sticks will be used. Fireworks to follow torchlight parade at 9:20 p.m. End the night with a Toast to the New Year at the Trail’s End Tavern (not included in ticket price).

December 31:  Moonlight Snowshoe Tour, 7:00pm: Experience the quiet of the new year with a guided moonlight snowshoe tours through NH Audubon’s Hoyt Wildlife Sanctuary at Purity Spring Resort. Interested participants are asked to sign-up and meet at The Mill Indoor Pool & Fitness Center across from the Purity Spring Main Office fifteen minutes before the start of the tour. Please call ahead to confirm date of scheduled snowshoe tours.  Rate are $12 per person ($20 with snowshoe rentals – rentals are available at the King Pine Rental Shop). This tour is weather permitting.

Shawnee Peak presents demos, beer promotions and winter festivals:

December 27: Winter Festival: DJ Ron Reid will be entertaining in Blizzards Pub after the lifts close. At 7:30, view the Torch light parade followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Both can be viewed from the warmth of Blizzards Pub or outside by the fire!

December 28: Winter Kick Off!  Shawnee Peak’s new outerwear partner, Orsden, will be on site with some displays of their new ski wear for men and women! Parlor Skis will also be on-hand to demo their newest ski designs and to formally opening the Parlor Demo Center. End the day in Blizzard’s Pub, with an apres ski party hosted by Harpoon, the creators of Shawnee Peak’s Moose Pond Ale, on hand with swag giveaways. Be sure to wear your best ugly sweater!

December 29: Liberty Ski Demo Day: The award-winning Colorado- based ski company returns with a 2017/2018 lineup that’s guaranteed to make you want to add to your equipment arsenal for the season.

December 30: Lucid Skis Demo Day: Start by demoing a pair of Lucid Skis, made right in Maine. Then end the day with a cold Sam Adams draft in Blizzard’s Pub after enjoying the slopes! Reps will be on hand with tastings and swag giveaway’s and a lucky person will win a pair of skis or snowboard!

December 31: Ring in the new year with friends and family at Blizzards Pub.

Wildcat Mountain presents live music, Warren Miller film and Patriots in the Pub:

Live entertainment in the Wildcat Pub

  • Dec 26: Live music with Scott Baer, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Dec 27: Live music with White Steer, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Dec 29: Live music with Ryan St Onge, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Dec 30: Live music with Shark Martin, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Dec 31:  Patriots vs. Jets in a division rivalry on the big screen, 1:00-4:30pm
  • Jan 1:  Live entertainment with Ben Cook, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Dec 29: Line of Design Warren Miller Movie Premier, 5:00-8:00pm: Take in legendary Warren Miller’s 68th film, Line of Descent, celebrating all things snowsports from hidden slopes to extreme adventure. Food and Drinks at the Pub.  Kids Apres Ski. $10 per person, $40 per family.  Benefits the Wildcat Mountain Alpine Ed Foundation.

In and Around Mt Washington Valley

Live Music at Wildcat Tavern:

  • Dec 26: Hoot Night, a Wildcat Tavern tradition.
  • Dec 27: White Mountain Ceili Ban, 7:00-9:00pm
  • Dec 28: Kevin Dolan, 7:00-9:00pm
  • Dec 29: Al Shafner, 7:30-10:00pm
  • Dec 30: Reverand Al Shafner & the Revtones, 9:00- closing
  • Dec 31: Ring in the New Year with the Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00-1:00pm

Live Music at Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub

  • Dec 25: Not into the traditional Christmas celebration? Join Ryan for an Open Mike in the Pub, 9:00-12:30pm
  • Dec 29: Riley Parkhurst Project, 9:00pm-12:30am
  • Dec 30:  Lazy Susan, 9:00pm-12:30am
  • Dec 31: Now is Now, 9:00pm-12:30am

Live Music at Shovel Handle Pub – always 6:00 – 9:30pm

  • Dec 26: Riley & Dan Parkhurst
  • Dec 27: Candie, Cliff and Ben
  • Dec 28: Tim Gurshin & Friends
  • Dec 29: Tristan Omand
  • Dec 30: Randy Messineo


December 26 – 31: Conway Scenic Holiday Week Trains: Your favorite old-fashioned train rides will be offered twice daily December 26 through 31, both to Conway:  11:30 and 1:30 (about an hour round-trip).

December 31:  Fireworks at Schouler Park:  Be sure to bring the camera and capture the explosion color over the vintage Conway Scenic RR train station. Fireworks get underway at 9:30pm to ring in the new year and finish off the Spirit of the Holidays celebration.

December 31: Ring in the New Year with dinner at a MW Valley Restaurant: The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce has created a comprehensive list of restaurants open and celebrating New Year’s Eve with delicious dinners and festivities.

December 31, 7:30pm  – Paws & Plays New Year’s Eve Celebration – Enjoy live music, appetizers, desserts, a cash bar, and a champagne toast as you ring in 2018! Start off your New Year by supporting two of the valley’s nonprofits, Conway Area Humane Society and M&D Playhouse. Live Music by Miss Maybell and Slimpickin’s and Al Shafner and The Revtones. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple. Available below through Pay Pal or by calling Kiersten at 603-447-5955 extension 4.

December 31 – Omni Mt. Washington – Out with the old and in with the new: Say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in 2018 with fine cuisine, music and libations during the Omni Mount Washington Resort’s three-day celebration! Whether you prefer an elegant dinner in the award-winning dining room with live music, or a fun family-friendly celebration with music in the Grand Ballroom, New Year’s Eve will be an occasion for all to enjoy as we usher in 2018!

December 31:  New Year’s Eve Party at White Mountain Hotel: It starts with a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, then a four-course gourmet New Year’s Eve dinner in the Ledges dining room.  Dance to the Two Bass Jon Band. You’ll enjoy party favors, a champagne toast and balloon drop at Midnight and two drink vouchers. $139 per person (plus gratuity). Overnight packages available too.

December 31: Le Vent du Nord at Stone Mountain Arts Center: Le Vent du Nord is one of the premier folk bands coming out of Canada today winning multiple awards and accolades from music listeners up north. They have a huge and exciting sound using traditional instruments and foot stomping rhythms…..and they even play the hurdi gurdi.  Showtime: 8:00pm, Doors and bar open at 5:00pm. Tickets $55 per person. Reserve in advance.

To plan a Christmas Week getaway or a New Year’s Eve soiree, be sure to visit www.MtWashingtonValley.org or call 800-367-3364 (800-DO-SEE-NH).  To learn more about what’s in store throughout New Hampshire for winter getaways, go to www.VisitNH.gov.



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/.

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

Fall and winter happenings at Purity Spring Resort

Purity Spring Resort Logo


Summer has flown by here at Purity Spring Resort and we are heading right into fall! Although we will miss the warm summer nights and the long days spent on the lake, we are excited to welcome fall and all of the beautiful colors it will bring to our quaint New Hampshire town. As the leaves change, go for a hike along one of our trails or paddle along Purity Lake in a kayak or canoe to take in all of the idyllic autumnal scenery.

For those of you not ready to give up summer quite yet, join us for our farewell to summer celebration Labor Day weekend, September 4 – 7, 2015. Take advantage of Purity Lake and all it has to offer before the season is officially over. Go for a swim, try water skiing, enjoy one last sail or just relax on the beach. The weekend is sure to be full of summer fun no matter what you choose to do. Stay through Monday and join in on our legendary Breakfast Cookout on Rocky Point, a summer must!

As fall rounds the corner, we have plenty of activities planned. Both our Artisan Workshop Weekend and our New September Scrapbooking Weekend will provide you with the chance to let your creative juices flow. Don’t miss your chance to get crafty at Purity Spring!

And let’s not forget about King Pine Ski Area! It will be time to grab your skis and goggles before you know it. To make sure you get the best value, purchase your 2015/16 King Pine Season Pass or sign up for with out award winning Ski and Snowboard School seasonal programs!

Although we are sad to see summer go, we are looking forward to all of the fun planned at Purity Spring and King Pine! Join our family in welcoming fall to the White Mountains. Call us at 603.367.8896 or visit us online to book your stay today! We can’t wait to have you with us!

The Hoyt Family 

February Events at King Pine Ski Area!


Will you be our Valentine?
Skiers and riders are enjoying 100% open terrain with 17 trails on powder and packed powder… plus night skiing, snowtubing, ice skating, snowshoeing, xc skiing and horse-drawn sleigh rides too!
Great events are scheduled this weekend and next! Join us for EMS Demo Day – a Nordic and snowshoe event on Saturday, February 7th.
Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day activity for that someone special? Saturday, February 7th the Bavarian Chocolate Haus offers some sweet prizes to the sweethearts with the best combined race time in the Sweetheart Race!
February Events!

February 16- 20 & February 23-February 27
King Pine Winter Carnival BEGINS!
  • Sleigh Rides
  • Snowshoe Tours
  • Silly slalom & belly bag races
  • Family challenge races
  • Gold rush, Kids fun race
  • Fireworks over KP (Thursday 2/19)
  • Kids Torch Light Parade (Friday 2/27)
Mountain Updates
Ski & Stay Slopeside!
Stay with us midweek at Purity Spring Resort and enjoy ice skating, use of the indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center! Depending which night you stay, night skiing or snowtubing may be included as well. 

Ways to Save this Week

Thinking of coming up for just the day? Enjoy 2-for-1 “All-Day” lift tickets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays!

Different Ways to Get Up and Down the Mountain

Mt. Washington Valley, NH offers families, adventure seekers and those who love the outdoors a is a winter wonderland and the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors in the winter. . Whether you’re a skier or boarder taking advantage for the Valley’s seven ski resorts or a XC skier or snowshoer visiting the six XC Centers, the Mt Washington Valley offers skiing adventure for all levels. However, if you’re not a skier, there’s still plenty of of exciting ways to get up and down all of the mountains throughout the White Mountain National Forest, making your winter vacation a one-stop-shop for all things family fun.

Named among the top ski towns worldwide by National Geographic, many of the ski resort also offer winter activities outside of skiing and riding

Cranmore Mountain and King Pine Ski Area both offer tubing parks to encouraging flying down the mountains with ease. The Cranmore Tubing Park was rated the number one tubing park in New Hampshire. It has 10 lanes and is served by both a magic-carpet style surface lift and a handle-tow lift. In addition to tubing, Cranmore’s Adventure Park also offers  a Soaring Eagle Zipline, a Mountain Coaster which, which coasts up to 25mph, down thousands of feet of twisting, turning fun through the woods! You control your speed so you may take a leisurely ride or get your adventure at high speeds. Cranmore even has a Giant Swing, which arcs higher and higher as you and your friend delight in the thrills.

King Pine offers a full lift serviced tubing park and a Friday night snow-tubing promotion, where you can save $10 on a tubing park pass. Plus, show your lift ticket at King Pine and enjoy skating in their enclosed rink

Great Glen Trails not only offers fantastic cross-country skiing, but also a family tubing hill too. Plus, their SnowCoach takes you on an eight mile trek up Mount Washington on the Mount Washington Auto Road for one of the only winter sightseeing experiences available in New England. Enjoy your ride with charismatic drivers and wonderful photo opportunities. You also have the option to be dropped off at certain mile-marks on the Auto Road and ski your way down.

There are so many more winter activities that take you to higher elevations and parts unknown throughout the Mt. Washington Valley. Rent snowmobiles for the day and enjoy a tour over the rive sand through the woods. The valley is home to many friendly rental retailers and guide services, such as Northern Extremes, Northeast Snowmobile, Let’s Ride Rentals and Town and Country. Ride over 600 miles of trails throughout the White Mountains, experiencing everything from mountain passes to rolling fields and incredible views.

Speaking of incredible views, take in the thrill of 360-degree views of all the peaks while zipping down the mountain on a Canopy Tour. Offered at Bretton Woods, this tour features a three-hour ride from 10 treetop zip lines; one of the longest zip line canopy tours in New England. The resort also offers a Zip and Ski Package, which includes a Canopy Tour and lift ticket for $99.

Snowshoeing is also a popular winter activity in Mt Washington Valley. Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Reserve, Great Glen Trails, Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, Bretton Woods, Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring Foundation and Bear Notch Ski Touring Center all offer snowshoe rentals and many offer snowshoeing adventures as well. Imagine trekking through the woods on your own or with friends or partake in a guided tour offered by many of these resorts. Jackson Ski Touring Foundation offers group tours and Great Glen Trails is excited to bring you and a group on a moon-lit snowshoeing tour on scheduled evenings. Bretton Woods even offers lift-serviced access to higher elevation to snowshoers who purchase the High-Country Trail Pass.

Access information on all of Mt Washington Valley’s winter adventure at www.Mtwashingtonvalley.org. See you on the trails.

January is Learn to Ski Month


Is learning to ski or snowboard on your resolution list for 2015? Do you have a
friend or family member that should be joining you on the trails? If either of these ideas sounds familiar, you or your friends/family might want to take advantage of Ski NH’s Learn to Ski and Snowboard month in January. This promotion is designed help first time skiers and boarders become comfortable on the slopes or trails by providing a lesson, rental equipment and lift ticket for $29 or trail pass for $19. The Mt. Washington Valley Alpine and Nordic ski areas participating in Ski NH’s Learn to Ski and Snowboard month are King Pine Ski AreaCranmore MountainBretton WoodsGreat Glen Trails, and Bretton Woods XCAttitash and Wildcat are offering the same January $29 promotion  Please note these specially priced packages are offered January only, at special times, and space is limited.

Any time after January 2, 2015, visit www.SkiNH.com where you will find links to each participating resort and reserve your Learn to Ski and Snowboard lesson. If you register for this promotion at any of the above ski resorts or XC Centers you can expect your Learn to Ski clinic to include a lesson, rental equipment and a lift ticket at a discounted price of $29 at Alpine resorts or $19 at Nordic resorts. This promotion is available to first time skiers, ages 13 and older. Reservations are required.  You can also contact Attitash and Wildcat separately to learn more about their programs.

Each of Mt Washington Valley’s ski resorts and XC Centers are dedicated to getting you on the trails and slopes with personal attention in a group lesson setting. Read on for more information about the learning opportunities at Mt Washington Valley’s 13 ski resorts and XC Centers after the January Learn to Ski & Snowboard promotion is over.

Wildcat Mountain:  New to skiing and riding?  Take advantage of Wildcat’s $29 Learn2 January Special – Space Limited, Call To Reserve Today! If you know a friend or family member age 13+ who should be joining you when you visit the slopes this season Wildcat wants to be their “home” mountain. and share the Wildcat Mountain experience in an easy complete package for just $29! For the month of January (excluding January 17-19, 2015), Wildcat is offering their Learn2 Single Clinic program that includes 3-hour lesson, rental equipment, and lift ticket for only $29. There’s only one catch, spaces will be limited and must be reserved and paid for at least 48 hours in advance by calling 1 (888) 754-9453 extension 217. Click here to learn more about ski school opportunities after January.

Attitash Mountain Resort,Wildcat’s sister resort offers a $29 Learn2 January Special – Space Limited, Call To Reserve Today! Do you know a friend or family member age 13+ who should be joining you when you visit the slopes this season? Attitash wants to be the ones to get them started, become their home mountain and share the Attitash Mountain Resort experience in an easy complete package for just $29! For the month of January (excluding January 17-19, 2015), Attitash is offering their Learn2 Single Clinic program that includes 3-hour lesson, rental equipment, and lift ticket for only $29. There’s only one catch, spaces will be limited and must be reserved and paid for at least 48 hours in advance by calling 1 (866) 376-4293.  After January, a number of learn to ski programs are availalble.  Click here for a link to the Attitash Ski School’s learning programs throughout the ski season.

In addition to the SkiNH’s Learn to Ski month, Cranmore Mountain also offers their own GET (Guaranteed Easy Turns) lesson. This package is $299.00 and designed for first-time skiers, ages 13 and older.  The GET program includes three GET beginner ski lessons throughout the 2014-15 winter seasons, with rental equipment, instruction and lift tickets on each visit. You must reserve your spot by visiting this website:http://www.cranmore.com/winter/get-program. Cranmore has partnered with Rossignol to bring you the “GET Skis” package. Upon completing the third GET lesson, skiers will receive a pair of new Rossignol Experience 74 skis with bindings, and a discount on Rossignol ski boots.

Cranmore also provides the option of customizing your GET program with options of choosing one, two or three lessons for the reduced prices of $99, $149 and $199 respectively. These options are also open to those looking to snowboard as well. This option does not include the pair of new Rossignol Experience 74 skis with bindings, and a discount on Rossignol ski boots.

King Pineis a PSIA-certified Ski & Snowboard School and wants to help you gain confidence in Alpine or Nordic skiing. Their popular 1-2-3 Ski and 1-2-3 Snowboard packages are back for another season! 1-2-3 packages are geared for First-Timers and include rentals, lessons and lift tickets. When you learn is up to you– take one now, one in a couple of weeks and one later this season.Upon completion of all 3 lessons, you will receive a pass good for 50% off tickets, lessons and rentals for the remainder of the 2014/15 season. (this pass is non-transferable). The 1-2-3 learning package includes:

  • 3 All-day lift tickets (beginner lifts on day 1 and All-lifts tickets on your 2nd and 3rd day)
  • 3 group lessons
  • 3 days of rentals (skis, boots and poles OR snowboard and boots)
  • 50% off tickets, rentals and lessons upon completion of all 3 lessons!

First lesson times: Non-holiday Midweek: 10AM, Noon and 2PM Weekend & Holidays: 10AM, Noon and 2PM. 2nd and 3rd lesson times: Non-holiday Midweek: 10AM and 2PM Weekend & Holidays: 10AM and 2PM. It is recommended that you arrive 1 hour before class time if you are renting equipment.  Adult packages are $159; junior packages (ages 8-12) are $129.

Learn to ski at Black Mountain for only $79. Your ticket includes a ninety minute group lesson, an all-day lift ticket and full rental equipment. This ski lesson is available to beginner skiers ages 13 and older. Call (800) 698-4490 for lesson details and to reserve your spot. Black Mountain is a family-friendly mountain, located in Jackson, NH that offers a wide variety of terrain for any level of skier.  Click here to explore all the ski school and race options at Black Mountain.

Bretton Woods is also participating in Ski NH’s January Learn to Ski or Snowboard package promotion. From January 4th through the 30th, your package includes a Learn to Ski or Snowboard lesson, equipment rentals and a Learning Center Quad lift ticket valid for the day of the lesson. This is open to first-time skiers and riders ages 13 and older and is $29.00. From Jan. 11th through the 16th, Bretton Woods’ Learn to ski program will be offered for free, however this package is not available January 18th through the 19th, 2015.

Also at Bretton Woods, new skiers and riders who complete their lesson will receive a special Explore the Woods Discount Card with a 10% discount at resort retail outlets and a 20% discount on rentals, lift tickets, and ski school lessons for the remainder of the 2015 ski season. In addition, the cardholder will have the opportunity to purchase a 2015-2016 Bretton Woods season pass for 20% off the early season price. Explore the Woods cardholders will be invited to the Season Passholder BBQ on March 22, 2015.

Bretton Woods’ “Learn to Nordic Ski” program teaches you the fundamentals of XC skiing. It includes a trail pass, touring or skate ski rentals and a group lesson for $19 for beginners ages 13 and older. Participants must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance with the Bretton Woods Ski & Snowboard School at (603) 278-3303. To reserve a Nordic ski lesson through this promotion call (603) 278-3322.

The Bretton Woods Ski School also offers the Red Carpet Learn to Ski/Burton Learn to Ride introduction to skiing and riding program. There are a number of options available.  Click here for a complete list of ski school options.

Great Glen Trails is excited to introduce first timers to Nordic skiing and is celebrating with Learn to Ski month throughout January, 2015. If you have never skied before, Great Glen Trails has a team of experienced ski school teachers ready to help you take on the trails. The beginner lessons are offered in a group and are one hour & fifteen minutes. The instructors, led by cross-country Olympian Sue Wemyss, will introduce you to the sport of cross country skiing in an easy and fun environment. Here, Great Glen Trails will also begin teaching you a new discipline, such as skate skiing. The beginner lesson at Great Glen Trails includes a trail pass and ski rental for the day and are available at the reduced price of $19 when you present this online coupon: http://greatglentrails.com/winter/learn-to-ski-month/. This package is unavailable on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Lessons begin at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm daily. Call 603-466-2333 to make your reservation with the online coupon.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation (JSTF) presents fun, efficient and effective XC skiing techniques that create comfortability and confidence on the trails. The time spent in a ski lesson will add to the enjoyment of your overall skiing experience. Jackson Ski Touring Foundation PSIA certified. This XC center provides group and private lessons.   JSTF group lessons are available in the morning with the additional advantage of a discounted afternoon lesson to reinforce what you have learned in an earlier lesson.  This combination helps you improve technique with a focus on controlling down hills. Group rates are open to skiers ages ten and up and are $33. Lesson times are 10:15, 11:30, and 1:30 on the weekdays and 10:15, 10:45, 11:30, and 11:45 and 1:30 or by instructor availability.

Private lessons at JSTF are designed to meet your goals and abilities with personal attention. Private lessons are available in Classic and Skate techniques and open to any age. Private lessons are $40 per hour, per individual and $25 for each additional person. Private lessons are available at 9am and 2:30pm and an additional 1:15pm time on weekends, or by availability of instructor. Call 603-383-9355 to arrange your lesson.

With all the options available throughout Mt Washington Valley for learning to ski and snowboard, January is the month to take up skiing, boarding or even snowshoeing, and tackle those new year’s resolutions to get fit!  For more information on your January getaway to Mt Washington Valley visit http://www.MtWashingtonValley.org or call 1800DO.SEE.NH (800.367.3364).  To learn more about New Hampshire winter vacation, visitwww.VisitNH.gov.

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Caption:  New skiers participate in Cranmore Mountain’s GET program.  Cranmore photo.

Additional photos available upon request:  Contact Marti Mayne (PR@mtwashingtonvalley.org) or visit the Mt Washington Valley Flickr files: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mwvchamber/sets/

SKi-A-Thon at King Pine Ski Area

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100% of our Alpine trails are open. Visit our Snow Report page for more information on Snowtubing, Nordic Skiing, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing and Night Skiing. 

Cynthia skiing
    Cynthia Verrill

Help us raise $35,000 for a service dog for Cynthia!

King Pine at Purity Spring Resort is sponsoring a 24 hour Ski-A-Thon on Friday, March 21st at 4pm through Saturday, March 22nd 4pm called Cynthia’s Challenge with proceeds to benefit one of King Pine’s own, Cynthia Verrill. We need all the help we can get to raise $35,000 – the cost of a service dog for Cynthia. With a service dog, seizures can be detected before the onset which will allow Cynthia to live life more independently.

11 year old Cynthia is the daughter of Stacie and Kevin Verrill of Effingham.  Stacie works the Guest Service Desk in the winter and at Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort in the summer.  Kevin has worked lifts for us in the past as well as security at Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort.

Cynthia was born with Tuberous sclerosis–also called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). TSC is a rare, multi-system genetic disease that causes benign tumors to grow in the brain and on other vital organs such as the kidneys, heart, eyes, lungs, and skin. It usually affects the central nervous system and results in a combination of symptoms including seizures, developmental delay, behavioral problems, skin abnormalities, and kidney disease. There is no cure for TSC, although treatment is available for a number of the symptoms.

Registration is $99 per person and includes dinner, breakfast and lunch, a 24-hr lift ticket, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the event, as well as a customized t-shirt, games and memories to last a lifetime.  

Register a team of four and the 5th (team captain) is free!

Ages 8 & under are also free, we ask that kids get friends and family to sponsor them per ski run.  We will provide a form to keep track of sponsors for you.  A lodging package slope side at King Pine is available through Purity Spring Resort as well.

King Pine Ski Area & Cynthia's Challenge
King Pine Ski Area & Cynthia’s Challenge
Purity Spring Resort

King Pine Hosts The 14th Annual Marky B Boardfest

Sunday, March 9, 2014 – 8:00am

The 14th annual snowboard race in memory of Mark Bierweiler is the most unique kp-winter-kidssnowboard-only event in the region… a slalom race through a course with hits, rolls and jumps!

Funds generated from the race will aid and further supporting the snowboard programs at King Pine.

Race format: best two combined times out of three runs. Categories: male, female 10 and under, 11-15, 16-20, 21-27, 28-34 & 35+. Registration starts at 8:00am in the Evergreen Room. The race begins on the King Pine Trail at 9:30am.

  • Awards and raffle in the Evergreen Room @ 3:00pm.
  • Awards given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishers in all categories.
  • Registration form and entry fee of $45.
  • Entry fee includes lift ticket, lunch voucher, 1 raffle ticket and race fee ($20 with a King Pine season pass).



Warm Up with King Pine this March!


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great snow and super events! 

This Sunday, break out your snowboard and join us for The 14th Annual Marky B Boardfest. in memory of Mark Bierweiler this is the most unique snowboard-only event in the region… a slalom race through a course with hits, rolls and jumps!

The following Sunday, the Costume Parade offers the winner of the best costume a restaurant gift certificate!

Get ready for an action packed weekend with Cynthia’s Challenge: a 24 Hour Ski-A-Thon on Friday 21-Saturday 22 and ski right into the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge on Saturday 22nd!  To finish off a great weekend, the ever-popular Cardboard Box Derby returns on Sunday, March 23.

We’re bringing back one of our all-time-favorite events, the Wacky Obstacle Course, on Saturday, March 29 and Pond Skimming will celebrate our final day of the season on Sunday, March 30.

Hope to see you on the sunny slopes of King Pine in the next few weeks!


Funds generated from the race will aid and further support the snowboard programs at King Pine.

Race format: best two combined times out of three runs.

Categories: male, female 10 and under, 11-15, 16-20, 21-27, 28-34 & 35+. Registration starts at 8:00am in the Evergreen Room. The race begins on the King Pine Trail at 9:30am.

  • Awards and raffle in the Evergreen Room at 3:00pm.
  • Awards given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishers in all categories.
  • Registration form and entry fee of $45.
  • Entry fee includes lift ticket, lunch voucher, 1 raffle ticket and race fee ($20 with a King Pine season pass).
For more information please call 603-367-8896
Purity Spring Resort