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Apres Ski and live entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH –March 15 – April 1, 2018

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Whether its live musical entertainment at ski resorts or the Valley’s restaurants or drama, family activities or on-mountain events, you’ll find a packed schedule of during-and-apres ski fun throughout Mt Washington Valley.

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week at the ski resorts and XC Centers.

Apres ski At Wildcat, Pinkham Notch, NH

Apres Ski Entertainment nightly in Wildcat Pub:

  • March 16: Rafe Montegrano, 1:30-4:30pm
  • March 17: The Gravel Project, 2:00-5:00pm
  • March 23: Ryan St. Onge, 1:00-4:00pm
  • March 24: RadioBDC Coors Lite Drafters, 2:00-5:00pm
  • March 30: Rafe Montegrano, 1:00-4:00pm
  • March 31: Shark Martin, 2:00-5:00pm

Plus!

March 16: Pre St Paddy Day ticket sale: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with $17 Lift Tickets for any age and get in the spirit by dressing in green and enjoying green beer and Irish snacks in the Pub. Please note: this deal is valid for Friday, March 16, 2018 and must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance online only. Click here to buy tickets online.

March 25:  Youth Day #2:  All kids 7 to 17 pay just $17 for a lift ticket.

April 1:  Easter Egg Hunt:  Kids 12 and under gather under the Snowcat chair at noon to see what the Easter bunny brought!

Apres ski at Attitash Mountain Resort

 Apres Ski at Attitash:

 March 17: The Conniption Fits at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm

  • March 17: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Pat Foley, 2:00-4:30pm
  • March 24: Ovation, An encore to 80s rock in Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • March 24: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with White Steer, 2:00-4:30pm
  • March 31: Motor Booty Affair at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • March 31: Den Sessions with Jeremy Dean, 2:00-4:30pm

Plus!

March 16: Pre St Paddy Day ticket sale: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with $17 Lift Tickets for any age and get in the spirit by dressing in green and enjoying green beer and Irish snacks in the Pub. Please note: this deal is valid for Friday, March 16, 2018 and must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance online only. Click here to buy tickets online.

March 16:  Red Parka Challenge Cup: The Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup is the longest-running, pro-style dual giant slalom ski race in the United States. Considered the premier New England Amateur ski race, the RPP Challenge Cup attracts some of the best racers in the region. All proceeds from the race benefit the Eastern Slopes Ski Club, a local organization that funds youth skiing in the Mt. Washington Valley. The Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup stems from the Red Parka Pub, located in Downtown Glen, New Hampshire. The restaurant opened its doors in 1973 and along with the pub came the birth of the first Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup. Registration: More information on the race at redparkapubchallengecup.com.

March 17:  Attitash After Dark with  Adam Ezra Group:  It starts with fireworks at 7:00pm, then festivities continue with a special pub menu and the Adam Ezra Group at Ptarmigan Pub for evening entertainment.

March 24:  Grandstand Mogul Jam: Compete in the best of two-run format.  Open to all levels of competition.  Info here.

March 25:  Youth Day #2:  All kids 7 to 17 pay just $17 for a lift ticket.

March 31: Pond skimming at Attitash:  A rite of passage and an great way to celebrate spring.  Cross the pond with skis or snowboards.  Not sure that’s for you? It’s a great spectator event too.  Info here.

Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort

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

  • March 3: Music with Arthur James, 3:00-6:00pm
  • March 17: TBA
  • March 24:  Music with Riley Parkhurst Duo, 1:00-4:00pm

Plus!

March 17 Cranapalooza: Enjoy apres ski music, entertainment and games hosted by none other than North Conway’s favorite penguin, C-More. On March 10, Cranapalooza celebration is topped off with fireworks too!

March 17: St Paddy’s Day ticket special: On St. Patrick’s Day, the resort will offer a $17 twilight lift ticket, valid for skiing from 5pm to 8pm or a $17 Tubing and Mountain Adventure Park ticket, during the hours of 5pm to 8pm.

March 24:  Flannel Festival: Show your NH pride for a day of Flannel skiing! At 10:00am to 12:00PM – Music from country 102.5 and Hood MOOSTRUCK and  hot chocolate samples. At 1:00pm – Beard and helmet hair judging competition – meet on Zip’s deck. At 1:00-4:00pm – Live Music with Riley Parkhurst Duo in Zip’s and beer promos in Zip’s Live music by Riley Parkhurst Duo, and other events.

March 31:  Spring Festival: The annual Spring Splash opens the competition to brave participants, competing for prizes and bragging rights. Prizes will be awarded to best costume, best splash, & best skim.  Each person will have one run.  There will be two divisions for splash and skim, 13 & under, 14+. Click here for rules and info.

Apres ski at Bretton Woods Ski Resort

 March 17, 24: 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. On March 17: DJ Chuck Noel, and St. Paddy’s Day party take place in the pub

March 17, 24: 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.

March 17-18: St. Patrick’s Day Ticket Special:  Save some green and get a two-day adult lift ticket for just $117, valid March 17-18, 2018.

March 31:  31st Annual Bretton Woods Beach Party & Fujiwhara 4X DH:  As the 2017-18 ski season draws to a close, there’s no better time to sneak in the last few runs of the year while soaking up the sweet springtime sun. Spring skiing, live music, tasty food and great friends make this party a day to remember year after year. There will be plenty of beach themed activities going on so grab the sun screen and wear your beach attire because this Beach Party is sure to keep you rocking from first chair to last call! This year’s theme for the Beach Party is Tropic Love!  From 10:00-2:00pm, catch the Fujiwhara 4X DH, an on-snow, downhill mountain bike race that will be sure to be a treat for both spectators and participants alike! Click here for all the details and a full schedule.

Apres Ski at Black Mountain in the Lostbo Pub – 3:30-5:30pm       

  • Sun, March 11: Apres ski with Tim Gershin
  • Fri, March 16: Apres ski with Riley Parkhurst
  • Sat, March 17: Apres ski with Greg Walsh and Miller Lite
  • Sun, March 18: Apres ski with Riley Parkhurst
  • Fri, March 23: Apres Ski with Riley Parkhurst
  • Sat, March 24: Apres ski with Ben Cook & Corona promotion
  • Sun, March 25: Apres ski with Greg Walsh
  • Fri, March 30: Apres ski with Ben Cook
  • Sat, March 31: Round out the season with apres ski and Greg Walsh

March 24: All Day Pond Skim:  Test your skills on the pond.  Free for all with lift ticket.

Apres Ski at King Pine

Apres Ski in Trail’s End Tavern, 3:00-6:00pm

March 10: Radio BDC, Coors Light Drafters 2018

March 17: Mitch Alden

March 24: Jonathan Sarty

Fridays in March:  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!

March 17, 24, 31: 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.

March 16-17: Cynthia’s Challenge 24-hour Skiathon: Cynthia’s Challenge is excited to announce the next beneficiary of the 24-Hour Ski-A-Thon to be held at King Pine Ski Area in East Madison, New Hampshire March 16-17, 2018. All funds raised with this year’s event will benefit Freedom, New Hampshire’s Jacques Villeneuve, a 9-year-old boy who was born missing the main wiring between the left and right hemispheres of his brain, Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. The minimum requirement is $99 for ages 6 and above and 5 and under are $50. Registration includes a 24-hour lift ticket, t-shirt, dinner, breakfast, and lunch, snacks and memories to last a lifetime of skiing and riding as the sun comes up over King Pine. One raffle ticket will be awarded to participants for every $50 raised above their registration fee. These special raffle tickets will be used for participants to win a grand prize package. Go to https://www.cynthiaschallenge.org/ for complete information.

March 17: Vertical Challenge: A fun and exciting ski and snowboard race where the racer who clocks the best time in each event category wins Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals. Winners from individual events are invited to return and compete in the Series Finals. The races are FREE, but you must purchase a lift ticket to participate. Tons of great prizes, giveaways and free samples! Registration starts at 8:00am, race starts at 11:00am.

March 24:  Kings Ride Freeride Series Big Air: The King’s Broad Arrow identified the biggest and tallest of the King’s Pines –  and the Freeride series takes that tradition of excellence to new heights in this new, under the lights, three event series in the Twisted Pine Terrain Park.  March 24th marks the Big Air contest.  Info here.

March 25:  King Pine Cardboard Box Derby: Build a cardboard box racer (for two or four racers) with your own theme and bring your own theme music and race down King Pine’s special racecourse. Racers must be built entirely out of cardboard (no wood or metal allowed). Boxes may be held together with tape, glue or stitched. Contestants are encouraged to wear helmets. Registration starts at noon. Info & registration form here.

March 31:  Easter Egg Hunt: Kids 12 and under are invited to meet at the top of the Pokey Pine trail and hunt for Easter Eggs! Easter Eggs can be found all over our Pokey Pine trail beginning at 11 a.m.

Apres Ski at Shawnee Peak

March 16: College Night #5 at Shawnee Peak: Grab your classmates, or your professor if you dare, and Sneak to the Peak from 3:00-9:00pm. Lift Tickets are JUST $20, a savings of $15 and Rentals are JUST $15, a savings of $12! Plus, Open Mic in Blizzard’s Pub for the 21+ crowd afterward.

March 17:  The Mattress Race: Get out your old, beat up mattress and put it to good use!  Design and decorate your old twin, full, double, queen or king, race it down our course and you’ll be eligible for a great prize! The Fastest Mattress will win an overnight stay in the Pleasant Mountain Yurt or Cabin. There is also Shawnee Peak loged prizes for the best, most uniquely-decorated mattress. This years theme is “80 years of Shawnee Peak”. Race starts at 1:00pm.

March 24:  34th Annual Spring Fling: Celebrating the beginning of Spring, the event captures the essence of the season’s skiing and riding – lots of soft snow, live entertainment and lounging on the Blizzard’s Pub party deck, catching rays and enjoying the weather! The Slush Cup (starts at 1:30pm) pits skiers and snowboarders against a 100-foot-long man-made pond of ice cold water. Skim along as far as you can go, before falling victim to the laws of gravity! Register (for free) in guest services until 11:30am. Kids under 18 MUST have a parent or guardian accompany them to sign the liability paperwork.

March 31:  Easter Egg Hunt – Open to all little kids.  Find eggs in the snow by the sugar shack starting at 10:00am.  Bring a basket!

At MWV XC Ski & Snowshoeing Foundation:

Sundays through March: Sunday Snowshoe Yoga Tours: The MWV Ski Touring and Snowshoe Center has added a new offering on Sundays. Every Sunday morning (except 2/25) plan to combine yoga and mindfulness in the spectacular setting of the mountains. The tour begins with some warm-up stretches, preparing for a beautiful snowshoe walk in the woods. Taking the trail at an easy pace, make your way to an open spot to pause for some yoga practice. After the snowshoe walk, end the tour with a few easy stretches. The tour departs every Sunday (weather permitting) from the MWV Touring Center at 10:00 am. Ideal for first-timers and novices interested in learning basic techniques. $25 per person includes trail pass for the day. Discounted rentals available.

At Jackson Ski Touring Foundation:

March 17: Baxter Outdoors White Mountain Winter Triathlon & 5K Snowshoe Run: Originally scheduled for Jan 6 this race was rescheduled to Sat Mar 17. This professionally designed course has its fair share of ups and downs but those are ultimately overshadowed by sweeping views of the White Mountains and presence in this truly special New England Ski Town. Registration starts at 8:30am, race starts at 10:00am: Click here to register!

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.

 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 the great ski areas.  All you have to do is be in the Pub between 5:30-8:00.

March 15: Red Parka Challenge Cup Bib Draw, 6:00-9:00pm

March 16:  Red Parka Challenge Cup (daytime), Shark Martin, 9:00pm – 12:30am

March 23: Barnyard Pimps, 9:00pm – 12:30am

March 24:  Blue Matter, 9:00pm – 12:30am

March 30-31: Now is Now, 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 WednesdayWhite 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. Many 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.

March 17: Al Shafner and the Revtones, 8:00pm to closing

March 24:  Riley Parkhurst Project, 8:00pm to closing

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

  • March 15: Johno & Dennis O’Neil, 8:00pm
  • March 16: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • March 17: St Paddy’s Day with Marty Quirk, 4:00-6:00pm and again at 8:00pm
  • March 18: Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford, 7:30pm
  • March 22: Johnno & Simon Crawford, 7:00pm
  • March 23: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • March 24: Marty Quirk, 4:00-6:00pm and again at 8:00pm
  • March 25: Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford, 7:30pm
  • March 29: Johno & Tom Dean, 7:00pm
  • March 30: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • March 31: Marty Quirk, 4:00-6:00pm and again at 8:00pm

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

March 15: Shot of JD

 March 16: Jonathan Sarty

 March 17: St Patrick’s Day with Tom Dean

 March 18: Scott Baer

March 23:  Tristan Omand

March 24:  Closed for a private function

 At 302 Tavern in Fryeburg

Open Mike night for local performers

At Seadog Brewing Co in North Conway

Every Wednesday is Trivia Night!

Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley, March, 2018

March 15: Hiking & Biking in Slovenia lecture: The North Conway Public Library will hold the third of its 2018 Thursday Night Program Series.  Theo & Melanie Stibbons will share their experiences from hiking and biking vacations in Slovenia at 7:00pm at the Weather Discovery Center on Main Street in North Conway Village. Frontside Grind coffee and homemade cookies will be served. The program is free of charge, although donations to the Library are greatly appreciated.  Info:  www.northconwaylibrary.com or 603-356-2961.

March 16: Twisted Pine Band at Stone Mountain Arts Center: Full of energy and surprise, wit and subtlety, Twisted Pine has quickly become one of the most acclaimed young string bands in the Northeast. Audiences across the US and UK have been drawn to their forthright songwriting, lush harmonies, musical daring, and “charismatic appeal,” to quote Grammy-winner Alison Brown.  Showtime is at 8:00pm.  Tickets: $20.  Info, click here.

March 18: African Children’s Choir at Journey Church: The African Children’s Choir will be performing at Journey Church (15 Hutchins Drive in Conway) at 7:00pm.  The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Performances support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development. Info: africanchildrenschoir.com.

March 23: Daymark at Medallion Opera House – Daymark will be performing live on Friday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham Town Hall.  Tickets are $15 and are available at the Gorham Town Hall and online at www.medallionoperahouse.org.   Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger.

March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, April 1: The Lion King at M&D Playhouse: The African savannah comes to life with Simba and Nala, Pumbaa, Timon, Mufasa, Scar and more unforgettable characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age story. This vibrant tale has captivated worldwide audiences. With Sir Elton John’s music, dazzling costumes, and extraordinary talent, this is a show not to be missed. THE LION KING, JUNIOR is presented March 22 – April 1, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM with Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM at M&D Playhouse, Willow Common, North Conway.  To reserve seats, http://www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.

March 31:  Story time & Kids Activities at North Conway Library: The North Conway Library will be presenting a monthly, hour-long story time & activities program through the spring for children of all ages, focused on learning about nature through crafts, activities and books. Alice Puccio, education coordinator at AMC in Pinkham Notch, is leading the program, which will be held on Saturday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. in the library’s children’s room on 2719 Main St. in North Conway Village. The programs take place on the last Saturday of each month and are free and open for residents & visitors. They are most appropriate for children ages 4 and older; children must be accompanied by an adult. Call (603) 356-2961 or check NorthConwayLibrary.com for more information. On Saturday, March 31: “Animal Tracks” Kids will be read books about animal signs and learn to identify animal tracks and make their own potato print tracks. Then they’ll go outside to practice their new skills.

 Thinking ahead, save the date:  April 7th, 15th Annual Chili Cookoff and 2nd Annual Feeling Good 5k. Click here for complete information.

And The Second Annual Wild Corn Backcountry Shindig fires off this year on April 7, 2018 at Black Mountain in Jackson, NH! Celebrate backcountry season with a true spring time party all with live music, BBQ, speakers, games and more – a can’t miss spring time event.

15th Annual Chili Fest and 5k run in North Conway, NH

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout and March in Mt Washington Valley.
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Apres Ski and live entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH –March 8 – March 20, 2018

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Whether its live musical entertainment at ski resorts or the Valley’s restaurants or drama, family activities or on-mountain events, you’ll find a packed schedule of during-and-apres ski fun throughout Mt Washington Valley.

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week at the ski resorts and XC Centers.

Apres ski At Wildcat, Pinkham Notch, NH

Entertainment  in Wildcat Pub:

  • March 9: Ryan St. Onge, 1:00-4:00pm
  • March 10: Jonathan Sarty Band, 2:00-5:00pm
  • March 16: Rafe Montegrano, 1:30-4:30pm
  • March 17: The Gravel Project, 2:00-5:00pm

Plus!

March 12:  15th Annual 100,000 Vertical Foot Challenge:  The Wildcat Mountain 100,000 Vertical Foot Challenge is a non-race event offering the chance for a limited capacity field of participants the opportunity to ski or ride 100,000 vertical feet in a single day. Total funds raised from the previous 14 years of the event have reached over $921,000 directly benefiting Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire and their endeavors. The goal this year, in the 15th year of the event is to reach and surpass $1 million in total dollars raised! Participants are required to raise a minimum of $250 for Make-A-Wish New Hampshire. Donated prizes from event sponsors will be awarded for the top fundraisers and additional prizes will be won in a bib draw raffle. Refreshments and snacks will be provided to help keep challengers going throughout the day. here is a 9-hour window, weather and conditions permitting, to complete the 100K, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (unless all participants still entered complete the 100K prior to 4:30 p.m. $75 registration fee. Complete info here.

March 16: Pre St Paddy Day ticket sale: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with $17 Lift Tickets for any age and get in the spirit by dressing in green and enjoying green beer and Irish snacks in the Pub. Please note: this deal is valid for Friday, March 16, 2018 and must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance online only. Click here to buy tickets online.

Apres ski at Attitash Mountain Resort

  • March 3: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Scott Baer, 2:00-4:30pm
  • March 3: Terrafunk at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • March 10: Pat Foley Band at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • March 10: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Riley Parkhurst, 2:00-4:30p
  • March 17: The Conniption Fits at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • March 17: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Pat Foley, 2:00-4:30pm

Plus!

March 10:  Ability Plus Ski-a-thon: Raffle, apres entertainment, silent auction, and various other activities put on by the Ability Plus of Mount Washington Valley, 9:00-4:00pm.

March 11:  Shawn Smith Family GS Fundraiser:  Registration 8:00-10:30am.  Racers 2-100 are welcome.  More info here.

March 16: Pre St Paddy Day ticket sale: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with $17 Lift Tickets for any age and get in the spirit by dressing in green and enjoying green beer and Irish snacks in the Pub. Please note: this deal is valid for Friday, March 16, 2018 and must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance online only. Click here to buy tickets online.

March 16:  Red Parka Challenge Cup: The Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup is the longest-running, pro-style dual giant slalom ski race in the United States. Considered the premier New England Amateur ski race, the RPP Challenge Cup attracts some of the best racers in the region. All proceeds from the race benefit the Eastern Slopes Ski Club, a local organization that funds youth skiing in the Mt. Washington Valley. The Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup stems from the Red Parka Pub, located in Downtown Glen, New Hampshire. The restaurant opened its doors in 1973 and along with the pub came the birth of the first Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup. Registration: More information on the race at redparkapubchallengecup.com.

March 17:  Attitash After Dark with  Adam Ezra Group:  It starts with fireworks at 7:00pm, then festivities continue with a special pub menu and the Adam Ezra Group at Ptarmigan Pub for evening entertainment.

Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort

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

  • March 3: Music with Arthur James, 3:00-6:00pm
  • March 17: TBA

Plus!

March 10, 17 Cranapalooza: Enjoy apres ski music, entertainment and games hosted by none other than North Conway’s favorite penguin, C-More. On March 10, Cranapalooza celebration is topped off with fireworks too!

March 9: Schneider Sprint: New in 2018, this is a timed up and down ski touring race, open to racers of all ages and ability levels. Sponsored by Eastern Mountain Sports of North Conway and Ski the Whites, this unique race will start in front of Zip’s Pub deck, where racers will complete a short obstacle course before heading into a transitioning area to gear up, then ascend to the top of Cranmore’s Competition Slope, and ski down a predetermined course, concluding at the bottom of the North Slope. Registration is $25 and includes an exclusive Meister Cup pin and pasta dinner and awards.   Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers. EMS will provide alpine touring demo equipment from Dynafit, G3, Black Diamond and K2 for those who need it, included with registration.  Participants who want to take advance of the demo equipment should call the EMS North Conway store at 603-356-5433 to reserve gear or visit the store before 5pm on Thursday, March 8th.  Info here.

March 10- 11: 22nd Hannes Schneider Meisiter Cup at Cranmore: Honoring the founding father of ski instruction, Austrian Hannes Schneider, who brought his world-renowned skills to North Conway and Mt. Cranmore in 1939, this is a fan favorite. The event kicks off Friday night with a Tyrolean-themed dinner, EMS Twilight Skinning Tour & a torchlight parade. Saturday, the celebration of ski school founder Hannes Schneider’s arrival at the mountain continues with a dual giant slalom race, silent auction, vintage skiwear contest, après entertainment, prizes, music and more.

March 10-11: Military Weekend at Cranmore: During Cranmore’s historic Hannes Schneider Meister Cup, March 10th & 11th, Cranmore will offer free lift tickets for active duty, veteran and retired servicemen and women. Card carrying dependents will receive $15 off a lift ticket.

March 17: St Paddy’s Day ticket special: On St. Patrick’s Day, the resort will offer a $17 twilight lift ticket, valid for skiing from 5pm to 8pm or a $17 Tubing and Mountain Adventure Park ticket, during the hours of 5pm to 8pm.

Apres ski at Bretton Woods Ski Resort

 March 10, 17: 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.

Schedule of entertainment in the Slopeside Pub, 3:00-5:30pm

March 10: Jeremy Dean, Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

March 17: DJ Chuck Noel, St. Paddy’s Day party

March 3, 10: 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.

March 17-18: St. Patrick’s Day Ticket Special:  Save some green and get a two-day adult lift ticket for just $117, valid March 17-18, 2018.

Apres Ski at Black Mountain in the Lostbo Pub – 3:30-5:30pm       

  • Fri, March 9: Apres ski with Greg Walsh
  • Sat, March 10: Apres ski with Ben Cook and Blue Moon
  • Sun, March 11: Apres ski with Tim Gershin
  • Fri, March 16: Apres ski with Riley Parkhurst
  • Sat, March 17: Apres ski with Greg Walsh and Miller Lite
  • Sun, March 18: Apres ski with Riley Parkhurst

Apres Ski at King Pine

Apres Ski in Trail’s End Tavern, 3:00-6:00pm

March 10: Radio BDC, Coors Light Drafters 2018

March 17: Mitch Alden

March 24: Jonathan Sarty

Fridays in March:  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!

March 10, 17: 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.

March 11: 18th Annual Marky B Boardfest: This annual snowboard race in memory of Mark Bierweiler is the most unique snowboard-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. Entry fee 45 (includes lift ticket, lunch voucher, 1 raffle ticket and race fee). $25 with a King Pine season pass. Register at 8 a.m. in the Fireplace Room. More info here.

March 16-17: Cynthia’s Challenge 24-hour Skiathon: Cynthia’s Challenge is excited to announce the next beneficiary of the 24-Hour Ski-A-Thon to be held at King Pine Ski Area in East Madison, New Hampshire March 16-17, 2018. All funds raised with this year’s event will benefit Freedom, New Hampshire’s Jacques Villeneuve, a 9-year-old boy who was born missing the main wiring between the left and right hemispheres of his brain, Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. The minimum requirement is $99 for ages 6 and above and 5 and under are $50. Registration includes a 24-hour lift ticket, t-shirt, dinner, breakfast, and lunch, snacks and memories to last a lifetime of skiing and riding as the sun comes up over King Pine. One raffle ticket will be awarded to participants for every $50 raised above their registration fee. These special raffle tickets will be used for participants to win a grand prize package. Go to https://www.cynthiaschallenge.org/ for complete information.

March 17: Vertical Challenge: A fun and exciting ski and snowboard race where the racer who clocks the best time in each event category wins Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals. Winners from individual events are invited to return and compete in the Series Finals. The races are FREE, but you must purchase a lift ticket to participate. Tons of great prizes, giveaways and free samples! Registration starts at 8:00am, race starts at 11:00am.

Apres Ski at Shawnee Peak

March 9: Winter Kids Day 2: Shawnee Peak welcomes all Passport holders and their families for our first WinterKids Family Day! Passport Holder Lift Ticket: $20; Sibling Lift Ticket: $22; Parent Lift Ticket: $22.

March 10: Mary’s Firemen for a Cure: Sign up your five-member fireman team and you get: a lift ticket, chili lunch, and a t shirt if you register in advance. Registration begins at 2:00pm, The Firemen’s Race Begins at 3:00pm. Teams of five firemen in full turn-out gear race while carrying a 50ft length of hose. Not a Firefighter? Introducing the first annual Devin’s Downhill, an individual race and registration is only $10! Best of all the proceeds go to help fight Breast Cancer and pediatric brain cancer called: Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Click here for complete details.

March 16: College Night #5 at Shawnee Peak: Grab your classmates, or your professor if you dare, and Sneak to the Peak from 3:00-9:00pm. Lift Tickets are JUST $20, a savings of $15 and Rentals are JUST $15, a savings of $12! Plus, Open Mic in Blizzard’s Pub for the 21+ crowd afterward.

March 17:  The Mattress Race: Get out your old, beat up mattress and put it to good use!  Design and decorate your old twin, full, double, queen or king, race it down our course and you’ll be eligible for a great prize! The Fastest Mattress will win an overnight stay in the Pleasant Mountain Yurt or Cabin. There is also Shawnee Peak loged prizes for the best, most uniquely-decorated mattress. This years theme is “80 years of Shawnee Peak”. Race starts at 1:00pm.

Apres ski at Great Glen Trails/MW Auto Road

March 10: 2nd Annual Winter Charity Day: Make a minimum donation of $25 per person ($15 ages 5-12) to the charity of your choice and enjoy free skiing, tubing, snowshoeing and a buffet lunch (11:30 am – 1:00 pm). Kids under 5 participate free with each donating adult. Make a minimum donation of $50 per person ($30 ages 5-12) to the charity of your choice and enjoy free skiing, tubing, snowshoeing, a buffet lunch and a ride on the Mt. Washington SnowCoach to treeline on the Auto Road. The first 32 people who make a $50 donation will receive a SnowCoach ticket for that day. Complete info here.

At MWV XC Ski & Snowshoeing Foundation:

Sundays through March: Sunday Snowshoe Yoga Tours: The MWV Ski Touring and Snowshoe Center has added a new offering on Sundays. Every Sunday morning (except 2/25) plan to combine yoga and mindfulness in the spectacular setting of the mountains. The tour begins with some warm-up stretches, preparing for a beautiful snowshoe walk in the woods. Taking the trail at an easy pace, make your way to an open spot to pause for some yoga practice. After the snowshoe walk, end the tour with a few easy stretches. The tour departs every Sunday (weather permitting) from the MWV Touring Center at 10:00 am. Ideal for first-timers and novices interested in learning basic techniques. $25 per person includes trail pass for the day. Discounted rentals available.

At Jackson Ski Touring Foundation:

March 17: Baxter Outdoors White Mountain Winter Triathlon & 5K Snowshoe Run: Originally scheduled for Jan 6 this race was rescheduled to Sat Mar 17. This professionally designed course has its fair share of ups and downs but those are ultimately overshadowed by sweeping views of the White Mountains and presence in this truly special New England Ski Town. Registration starts at 8:30am, race starts at 10:00am: Click here to register!

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.

 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 the great ski areas.  All you have to do is be in the Pub between 5:30-8:00.

March 9: Tilden Katz, 9:00pm – 12:30am

March 10: American Made, 9:00pm – 12:30am

March 11: Blues Sunday with Lefty Yunger, 4:00-7:00pm

March 15: Red Parka Challenge Cup Bib Draw, 6:00-9:00pm

March 16:  Red Parka Challenge Cup (daytime), Shark Martin, 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 WednesdayWhite 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. Many 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.

March 10:  Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00-closing

March 17: Al Shafner and the Revtones, 8:00-closing

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

  • March 8: Johno & Al Shafner – 7:00pm
  • March 9: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • March 10: Marty Quirk, 4:00-6:00pm and again at 8:00pm
  • March 11: Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford, 7:30pm
  • March 15: Johno & Dennis O’Neil, 8:00pm
  • March 16: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • March 17: St Paddy’s Day with Marty Quirk, 4:00-6:00pm and again at 8:00pm

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

March 8: Shot of JD

March 9: Lucinda Rowe & Michael Connolly

March 10: TBA

March 11: Randy Messineo

March 15: Shot of JD

 March 16: Jonathan Sarty

 March 17: St Patrick’s Day with Tom Dean

 March 18: Scott Baer

 At 302 Tavern in Fryeburg

Open Mike night for local performers

 At Seadog Brewing Co in North Conway

Every Wednesday is Trivia Night!

Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley, March, 2018

March 10: Met Opera Live in HD: The Met Opera Live in HD series presents “Semiramide” at 1:00 pm at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students (pre-order online at http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or call the box office at 207-935-9232).

March 10: Live Music in the Taproom at Tuckerman Brewing: A free family-friendly indoor concert with Bear Mountain Band at Tuckerman Brewing from 2:00-5:00pm. Part of the Tuckerman Brewing Company Music Series. Free.

March 10: Tin Mountain Conservation Center “First Night” fundraiser: Celebrate spring at Tin Mountain’s annual First Season Benefit Dinner Auction starting at 5 p.m. at the Ada Wadsworth Arena at Fryeburg Academy. Enjoy good cheer and bid on hundreds of exciting items donated by local businesses and craftspeople. Mountain Top Strings will perform as attendees mingle in a forest-like setting. A catered dinner and cash bar will round out the event.  Tickets are $60 each. Reservations and prepayment are requested by calling (603) 447-6991.

March 15: Hiking & Biking in Slovenia lecture: The North Conway Public Library will hold the third of its 2018 Thursday Night Program Series.  Theo & Melanie Stibbons will share their experiences from hiking and biking vacations in Slovenia at 7:00pm at the Weather Discovery Center on Main Street in North Conway Village. Frontside Grind coffee and homemade cookies will be served. The program is free of charge, although donations to the Library are greatly appreciated.  Info:  www.northconwaylibrary.com or 603-356-2961.

March 16: Twisted Pine Band at Stone Mountain Arts Center: Full of energy and surprise, wit and subtlety, Twisted Pine has quickly become one of the most acclaimed young string bands in the Northeast. Audiences across the US and UK have been drawn to their forthright songwriting, lush harmonies, musical daring, and “charismatic appeal,” to quote Grammy-winner Alison Brown.  Showtime is at 8:00pm.  Tickets: $20.  Info, click here.

March 18: African Children’s Choir at Journey Church: The African Children’s Choir will be performing at Journey Church (15 Hutchins Drive in Conway) at 7:00pm.  The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Performances support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development. Info: africanchildrenschoir.com.

March 23: Daymark at Medallion Opera House – Daymark will be performing live on Friday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham Town Hall.  Tickets are $15 and are available at the Gorham Town Hall and online at www.medallionoperahouse.org.   Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger.

March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, April 1: The Lion King at M&D Playhouse: The African savannah comes to life with Simba and Nala, Pumbaa, Timon, Mufasa, Scar and more unforgettable characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age story. This vibrant tale has captivated worldwide audiences. With Sir Elton John’s music, dazzling costumes, and extraordinary talent, this is a show not to be missed. THE LION KING, JUNIOR is presented March 22 – April 1, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM with Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM at M&D Playhouse, Willow Common, North Conway.  To reserve seats, http://www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.

Thinking ahead, save the date:  April 7th, 15th Annual Chili Cookoff and 2nd Annual Feeling Good 5k. Click here for complete information.

And The Second Annual Wild Corn Backcountry Shindig fires off this year on April 7, 2018 at Black Mountain in Jackson, NH! Celebrate backcountry season with a true spring time party all with live music, BBQ, speakers, games and more – a can’t miss spring time event.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout and March in Mt Washington Valley.

Apres Ski and live entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Feb 15-25, 2018

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 at the ski resorts and XC Centers.

Apres ski At Wildcat, Pinkham Notch, NH

Apres Ski Entertainment nightly in Wildcat Pub:

  • 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 20: Riley Parkhurst Project, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Feb 21: Scott Baer, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Feb 22: White Steer, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Feb 23: Ryan St. Onge, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Feb 24: Dominic Lavoie, 2:00-5:00pm

Plus!

Feb 17:  Kitty Cat’s Apres Ski Entertainment: Parents, enjoy good times with adults in the pub while children have fun in the Lion’s 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 Lunch Tray Luge: Another February Vacation Tradition.  Race down the luge track on lunch trays! Free.  Noon-1:00pm.

Feb 24: Crazy Hat Day: Dig deep into your closets and imagination to find the craziest, weirdest, wackiest, funniest, hat. Meet on the front lawn at 2 p.m. where the winner will take home the Grand Prize

Apres ski at Attitash Mountain Resort

  •  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 at Bear Peak featuring Packman Dave, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 18: Riley Parkhurst Project at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 19: Packman Dave at Ptarmigan Pub, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Feb 19: Den Sessions at Bear Peak, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 20: Shark Martin at Ptarmigan Pub, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Feb 20: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Justin Jaymes,2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 21: DJ Ben Cook at Ptarmigan Pub, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Feb 21 Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Pat Foley, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 22: Dean Machine at Ptarmigan Pub 3:000-6:00pm
  • Feb 22: Den Sessions at Bear Peak featuring Packman Dave, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 23: White Steer at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 23: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Isaiah Bennett, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 24: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Mitch Alden, 2:00-4:30pm

Plus!

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.

Feb 24: Abenaki Parks Big Air, 11:00am-1:00pm – Stomp your best tricks for prizes.

Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort

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

  • 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 22: Music with Greg Walsh in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-5:00pm
  • Feb 23:  Music with Bill Cameron, 3:00-6:00pm

Plus!

Feb 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24: February Vacation Week Cranapalooza: A whole week of   music, entertainment and games hosted by none other than North Conway’s favorite penguin, C-More. On Feb 24th, the vacation week Cranapalooza celebration is topped off with fireworks too!

Feb 24: 80th Anniversary Summit Ice Bar Party: Join fellow skiers and rider for Cranmore’s 80th Anniversary Summit Celebration! Head to the Meister Hut for a special ice bar, appetizers and live music with Shark Martin from 6pm to 9pm. Entrance includes one drink ticket. Tickets start at $49. Event is for ages 21+. Purchase tickets online, here.

Feb 24: Double Feature Throw Down Competition: In the Terrain Park on the North Slope for skiers and snowboarders.  Open to all ages.

Apres ski at Bretton Woods Ski Resort

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.

Feb 24-25: Winter Games Weekend with Gilson Snowboard & Ski Co: Join Gilson on the mountain all weekend long with a demo on both Saturday and Sunday! Just visit the demo area next to the canopy tour building at Bretton Woods for a custom fit set and an opportunity to discover a new favorite. Plus, on Sunday, 3:00-5:00pm, make way to the Slopeside Lounge for a Radio Promo with The River 92.5, Entertainment from Chuck and John, and Bar Promos from Shock Top.

Apres Ski at Black Mountain in the Lostbo Pub           

  • 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
  • Thurs, Feb 22: Apres ski entertainment with Candie Tremblay & Switchback Ale, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Fri, Feb 23: Apres ski entertainment with Ben Cook, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 24: Apres ski with Palmer Egan, 3:30-5:30pm

Plus!

Feb 24:  All Day Ride & Ski Cardholder Party: Show your card and ski or ride all day for $45. Afterward, apres ski party in the Lostbo Pub with Palmer Egan, giveaways and beer/spirits promotions,

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 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 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 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 9am to 2 pm. 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.

Feb 22: Gold Rush:  Look for candy & goodies scattered throughout the Pokey Pine Trail starting at 1:00pm.

Apres Ski at Shawnee Peak

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!     

Feb 23: Ride & Ski apres ski party: Join the Ride & Ski Card friends at Blizzard’s Pub after a great day of skiing.           

Feb 24:  Bubble Soccer: Try something new on the slopes! Teams sign up on a first come first serve basis. Cost will be $5 pp. Click here for the rules and lowdown.

Feb 24 Ski with Spring Luau, Sam Adams & Fireworks: End the vacation week with a cold Sam Adams in Blizzards Pub, along with a Spring luau and fireworks kicking off at 8:00pm.

Feb 25: Russ Haggett Memorial Race: Russ Haggett, a 2003 inductee to the Ski Maine Hall of Fame, was Pleasant Mountain’s general manager throughout the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. Haggett’s vision and ambition made Pleasant Mountain into a true winter destination, thus improving the Lakes Region winter economy forever. The Russ Haggett Memorial Race is a family-fun race, for Skiers and Snowboarders of all ages and ability, and a great opportunity for beginners to experience downhill ski racing. Race day registration 8:30am-10:30am. Race fee $15.  Race begins at 11:00am. Door prizes and awards will be handed out at 1:30pm. For more information and to sign up visit  downeastskiclub.com.            

Apres ski 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.

At MWV XC Ski & Snowshoeing Foundation:

Feb 17: 8th Annual Whitaker Woods Snowshoe Scramble: This Snowshoe Scramble is a 4-mile snowshoe race on groomed trails and twisty singletrack winding through Whitaker Woods in North Conway Village.  Registration is $20 per person and may be done online or at the event from 8:30 – 9:30 am.  Race start is 10 am sharp! $200 in prizes to giveaway.  Lodging discounts available. Dion snowshoe rentals available for $5 on first come first served basis.  This is an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring Foundation. (Rescheduled from earlier Jan date). Info: Click here.

Feb 25: 29th Annual Chocolate Festival: Known by many as the ‘Sweetest Day on the Trails”, this may be the only day of the year when chocolate indulgence is totally guilt-free, 11:00am – 4:00pm! Chocoholics cross country ski or snowshoe the trails to enjoy chocolate prepared every way imaginable. Chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate fountains and fondue, brownie sundaes, and chocolate cookies of all kinds are just some of the treats you’ll enjoy at the trailside stops between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Take a minute to view the Festival Map online. Every participant will have a Festival map and brochure for each trailside business to validate to confirm your stop. Visit each of the trailside stops to enter the drawing for a $200 gift certificate to be used at any participating member business. More treats await the chocoholics that have completed the tour! Present your Festival pass on the day of the event to other North Conway area businesses for more special offers. Complimentary shuttle between stops. Advance purchase tickets: $30; $35 on event day. Full info, click here.

At Jackson Ski Touring Foundation:

Feb 17: Free Evening Program: Live Peregrine Falcons: During this program, a Squam Lakes Science Center naturalist will introduce you to three live animals native to New Hampshire, including a Peregrine Falcon, and share the inspiring stories of three Earth Heroes whose work helped to ensure the survival of some amazing animals. 6:00-7:00pm.  $5.00 suggested donation.

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 the great ski areas.  All you have to do is be in the Pub between 5:30-8:00.

Feb 16: Barnyard Pimps in the Pub, 9:00pm-12:30am

Feb 17: American Made in the Pub, 9:00pm – 12:30am

Feb 18:  Apres ski with Al Shafner in the Pub, 4:00-7:00pm

Feb 23-24: Now is Now in the Pub, 9:00pm-12:30am

Feb 25:  Apres ski with Mitch Alden in the Pub, 4:00-7:00pm

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 WednesdayWhite 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. Many 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 17: Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00pm – closing

Feb 24 & March 3: 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 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
  • Feb 22: Johno & Tom Dean – 7:00pm
  • Feb 23: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • Feb 24: Marty Quirk, 4:00-6:00pm and again at 8:00pm
  • Feb 25: Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford, 7:30pm
  • March 1: Johno & Friends, 7:00pm

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 16: Tim Gershin

Feb 17: Scott Baer

Feb 18: Candie Tremblay

Feb 19: Justin Jaymes

Feb 20: Al Shafner

Feb 21:  Candie Tremblay

Feb 22:  Shot of JD

Feb 23: Jonathan Sarty

Feb 24:  Gravel Road

Feb 25: Justin Jaymes

At 302 Tavern in Fryeburg

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 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 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 http://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.

Apres Ski and live entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Feb 8-24, 2018

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

Plus!

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

Plus!

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

Plus!

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

Plus!

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 WednesdayWhite 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.

Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of Feb 1-8, 2018

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 2: Rafe Montegrano, 12:30-3:30pm
  • Feb 3: Pat Foley Band, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Feb 9: Ryan St Orange, 12:30-3:30pm
  • Feb 10: Jonathan Sarty, 1:00-4:00pm

Plus!

Feb 4:  Game Day Special – In honor of the big game, adult lift tickets are $35 all day on Super Bowl Sunday.

Feb 4: Parlor Ski Demo Day – Try before you buy!

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.

Apres Ski at Attitash

  • Feb 3: Den sessions at Bear Peak with Ben Cook, 2:00-4:40pm
  • 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

Plus!

Feb 3: Parlor Ski Demo Day – Try before you buy!

Feb 4:  Game Day Special – In honor of the big game, adult lift tickets are $35 all day on Super Bowl Sunday.

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.

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

Plus!

Feb 3 & 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 3-4: 80th Anniversary Ticket Pricing:  Click here for special ticket offers for 2.

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.

Bretton Woods Ski Resort presents apres ski parties:

  • Feb 3: 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 3: 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.
  • Feb 4: Big Game Party at Omni Mt Washington Hotel: Join in on the showing of the Super Bowl in The Grand Ballroom on the big screen, 5:00-10:00pm
  • 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 Jewelerss

PLUS!

Feb 3: Demo Day with Powe. Snowboards – Try before you buy!

Feb 4: Alpine Glow Nordic Tour, 4:00-6:00pm.  Click here for info.

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.

Apres Ski at Black Mountain in the Lostbo Pub

  • Fri, Feb 2: Apres ski entertainment with Riley Parkhurst, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 3: Apres ski entertainment with Greg Walsh, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sun, Feb 4: Apres ski entertainment with Tim Dion + Superbowl party!, 3:30-5:30pm
  • 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 entertainement with Tim Dion, 3:30-5:30pm

Plus!

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 2:  Night skiing 4:00 – 9:00pm:  for those who can’t get enough time on the trails during the day!

Feb 3, 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 3:  Kid’s Fun Race:  Race course at the bottom of the Open Slope, 11:00am-1:00pm.

Feb 4: Big Game Day Special: Purchase a 1-day ticket for our Half Day rate. Available at ticket window day of special.

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

Apres Ski at Shawnee Peak

Fri, Feb 2: New England Ski Day: New England residents, purchase your ticket to ski or ride all day and night for just $32 with the presentation of your New England driver’s license. Rentals will just be $32 all day too and Kids get the deal with a license holder.

Fri, Feb 2 & 16: College Night 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.

Sat, Feb 3: Music on the Mountain: “Music on the Mountain” is hosted by 92.5 the River.  This apres ski party features live music from  The Rivers homegrown local artists The Ghost of Paul Revere.

Sat, Feb 10: 80s Day with Harpoon: Come get retro with your friends from Harpoon. Details TBA.

At Great Glen Trails/MW Auto Road

Feb 2: Go Red for Women’s Heart Disease: Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer in women? Red is the color of the day, so come wearing your best red sweater or outfit and receive 50% off trail passes, rentals and a Go Red Dress pin.

Feb 3: Kid’s Ski Fest: Try out the maze, bicycle bumps, and junior jump at the Skier Discovery Zone! Games, team relays, and a scavenger hunt with prizes on trails to the Great Angel Cabin! Beginner lessons and a lollipop race for new skiers. Lunch in the cozy Base Lodge, storytelling, and tubing all day! Parents are welcome and encouraged to take part in all activities offered. $20 per child grades 1-8; $25 per adult. Info and schedule here.

Feb 3 & 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

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 2 & 3: Tilden Katz in the Pub, 9:00pm-12:30am

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 WednesdayWhite 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

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 1: Johno & Dennis O’Neil – 7:00pm
  • Feb 2: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • Feb 3: Marty Quirk, 4:00-6:00pm and again at 8:00pm
  • Feb 4: Super Bowl Sunday on the big screen
  • Feb 8: Johno & Dennis O’Neil – 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

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 2: Candie, Cliff & Ben

Feb 3:  Randy Messanio

Feb 4:  Cause & Effect

Feb 9:  Tom Dean

Feb 10: Tristan Ormond

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 2, 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 1: Chasing Coral Film Screening: Tin Mountain Conservation will be hosting an environmental film screening of Chasing Coral at their Nature Learning Center in Albany, NH at 7pm. Chasing Coral is a documentary about how coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. The riveting film has amazing imagery and great narration.

Feb 2, 3, 4: Ice Fest in Mt Washington Valley: Since its inception 25 years ago this event has been eagerly anticipated by ice climbers in the Eastern United States and is considered one of the premier climbing events in the country. It is intended to be a celebration of ice climbing and winter mountaineering and the people that make it a part of their lives. It continues to provide a great opportunity for those attending to network, socialize, try new gear and participate in multiple day courses, one-day technical clinics and privately guided climbs. The Mount Washington Valley is one of the finest waterfall ice climbing destinations in North America. Each year a variety of skills-based clinics and exciting slide shows with featured climbers and guides from the New England area and around the world make this a must-do for ice enthusiasts.  Visit www.mwv-icefest.com for more info!

Feb 3:  Live Music in the Taproom at Tuckerman Brewing: A free family-friendly indoor concert with Kelly Karuzis at Tuckerman Brewing from 2:00-5:00pm. Part of the Tuckerman Brewing Company Music Series. Free.

Feb 5: International Launch Party with LISA GARDNER, author of Look for Me: Event to be held at: Horsefeathers, North Conway Village at 7:00pm. New year, new book from Valley resident Lisa Gardner! White Birch Books will host the Launch Party. It’s the first place to see Lisa, ask questions, and get your signed copy. In fact, the book does not officially come out until the next day – so it really is the first place in the WORLD to buy her new book.

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 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.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout January in Mt Washington Valley.

Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of November 22-29, 2017

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.

Throughout November

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH

  • Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.
  • Nov 22nd – Homecoming party with Rek’Lis in the Pub from 9pm to 12:30am.
  • Nov 24 – Live entertainment: Riley Parkhurst Project in the Pub, from 9pm to 12:30am
  • Nov 25 – Live entertainment: Shark Martin in the Pub, from 9pm to 12:30am
  • Nov 26 – Blue Sundays – H-Bomb from 5:30-9:00pm
  • Dec 1 & 2:  Rock Bottom from 9:00pm-12:30am

Dec 8 – Red Parka Skier Appreciation Night, 7-9 with representatives from all of the ski areas, touring centers & ski shops here to talk about what’s new & exciting for ski season.  Great raffle prizes with the proceeds going to ESSC Jr Ski Program.  Promo Night with Tuckerman Brewery – specials on Tuckerman drafts.  The Dean Machine for entertainment in the pub starting at 9pm.

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.

Additional entertainment for November at Wildcat Tavern:

 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.

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey.

Nov 24: Warren Miller’s” Line of Descent” screening at Bretton Woods: It starts at 4:00pm -5:00pm with the Warren Miller Pre-Show Party and Bonfire in the Gazebo in front of the base lodge.  Doors open at 6:00pm; Slopeside Pub open with spirits and a select menu. View the film from 7-9pm.  Door prizes too! Tickets are $15 for ages 13+, $5 for kids 4-12 and $10 for resort guests. Better yet! With each movie ticket purchase, guests will receive a complimentary midweek/ non-holiday Bretton Woods lift ticket good throughout the 2017/18 season! Complimentary ski tickets will be issued at Warren Miller event registration desk on November 24th, 2017 ONLY. Click here for more info and full weekend schedule.

November 24th & 25th: Volkswagen Presents Warren Miller’s: “Line of Descent”, 7pm at Zip’s Pub at Cranmore.

Ride along on a stunning cinematic journey as you travel near and far, descending some of North America’s deepest lines in Jackson Hole, Montana, Silverton, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, and Steamboat watching the lineage of legendary athletes through a multi-generational cast of skiing’s icons It’s legends like Tommy Moe, Jonny Moseley, JT Holmes, Lexi duPont, Seth Wescott, Kalen Thorien, Marcus Caston, Jeremy Jensen, Griffin Post, and more that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.. Tickets available here for $12 or at the door. Watch the trailer here.

Nov 24: Paula Poundstone at Stone Mountain Arts Center: An NPR darling, from her comedy specials, to her live shows, she is hysterical, witty, and her improv with the crowd is the highlight of the evening. 8:00pm showtime.  Tickets are $65. Info: Click here.

Nov 25: White Steer in the Wildcat Mountain Pub for apres ski entertainment, 1:00-4:00pm.  Click here for info.

November 29: Stone Mountain Arts Center Rooster Luncheon: Here is a little taste of a night out at SMAC for Christmas in the day time. A home cooked meal served with love to be followed by a short Christmas carol concert given by owner Carol Noonan. Doors open at 11:30am; Lunch at noon.  $30 per person. Info: Click here.

December 2: Jonathan Sarty performs in the Wildcat Pub for apres ski entertainment, 1:00-4:00pm. Info here.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout November in Mt Washington Valley.

Click here for a complete Spirit of the Holidays calendar of holiday events for apres ski opportunities.