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A rich history in Mt. Washington Valley

One of the greatest things about MWV history is that it can always get weirder – for example, Mount Washington had a secret ski area once! But that’s part of the fun of attending lectures like this one at The Salyards, on National Forests. That, and the sense of community!

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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.

Dining Deals in Mt Washington Valley –Feb 15-26, 2018

Skiers and riders also need great food, and with 75 or so restaurants in Mt Washington Valley, you’re sure to find something to feed every palate and every age. And with all the great snow predicted for this week …not to mention all the hard work of our snowmakers and groomers…skiers and riders are sure to work up a big appetite.

In addition, these restaurants offer great meal deals, so plan your après ski fun accordingly!  And we’ve even added some deals on lift tickets and demo equipment to this blog this week, so be sure to read all the way through.

Meals Deals Throughout February

At Wild Rose Restaurant, Stonehurst Manor, North Conway, NH

  • Thursday night Candlelight Dinner for Two for $35 – Any two entrees on the menu for $35.  This includes their ultimate Prime Rib, Rack of Lamb, Oven Roasted Salmon and more along with any of their Fresh Pasta Offerings served with fresh Manor-made pasta. A fun way to “sample” some of the Manor offerings is to select the “Pick any two Appetizers as an Entree” option.
  • Friday Night is Pizza Night – Special 3-course dinner is $25 per person and includes salad, a wood-fired signature pizza, tiramisu for dessert and choice of a bottle of domestic beer or glass of house wine.  Diners can choose from one of the Manor pizzas, or they can create their own with up to four toppings.
  • Afternoon Fondue – every Saturday and Sunday, holidays through the end of March and daily during Feb. vacation week – A nice to relax by the over-sized wood-burning fireplace and choose from a classic cheese fondue or one of the other “small bites” which aren’t always so small.
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres – served most afternoons in Library Martini Lounge from 5 – 6 pm.

At Max’s Tavern, Snowvillage Inn, Snowville, NH

On Tuesdays: The local flavor comes out every Tuesday 5:30-9:00 PM at Snowvillage Inn: In addition to the daily menu, the locals’ menu is served, offering made from scratch comfort food, priced just right for our local friends. And on Tuesdays, no matter where you’re from, everyone’s a local at Max’s Tavern.

On Thursdays: Max’s In The Raw & the Famous Oyster Orgy! Oysters, Littlenecks, Ceviche and Crudo:  Snowvillage Inn innkeepers, Jen and Kevin, have traveled up and down the coast of Maine in search of the sweetest and largest oysters.  The goldmine is the Damariscotta River….briny, strong shell, plump meat, meaty texture with the true taste of the sea and Snowvillage Inn gets them fresh almost daily! Click here for the menu of the day.

At Christmas Farm Inn, Jackson

  • Mondays are 2-for-1 night: Buy one entrée, get second entrée free
  • Tuesdays: Succulent Turkey Dinner, including salad, entrée, dessert – $19
  • Wednesday is German Night!
  • Thursday is Steak Night: Build your own steak entrée
  • Friday is Seafood Night
  • Saturday is Wild Game Night: Venison, Elk, Duck & more
  • Sunday: Taste of Italy with Italian specialties

Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

  • Twofer Tuesdays: 2 people, 2 entrees, 1 price: $24.95 (Dine in Only)
  • Wednesday Happy Hour: 4:00-6:00pm, $2 Tacos (steak, pork, chicken, fish)
  • Thursdays: Buck-A-Beer: Order any burger, get a beer for a buck
  • Fridays: Happy Hour, 4:00-6:00pm

At Lobster Trap, Seafood, Steaks & Italian, West Side Road, North Conway

Early bird specials start at $10.95 and are served daily from 11:30am until 6:00pm. Early bird dishes are served with homemade rolls, and French fries, onion rings or cole slaw.

At White Mountain Hotel, West Side Road, North Conway

Every Friday: Friday Night Seafood Fest in Ledges Restaurant: New England seafood specialties served directly at your table. Offerings include your choice of salad or soup, appetizers including mini raw bar, gulf shrimp cocktail and poached salmon. Entrees include orange ginger diver scallops, cod and lobster duo, smoked sugar and chile grilled salmon, shrimp scampi and classic broiled seafood platter. Dessert is also included in this 4-Course menu. Seafood Fest menu changes often. Regular menu also available. Click here for sample menu.

Sundays: Grand Sunday Brunch: A White Mountain Hotel tradition since 1990. Includes chef-attended omelet station, bacon, maple sausage, homemade corned beef hash, home fries, Belgian waffles with a variety of fresh fruit toppings, whipped cream and homemade maple butter, chef-attended carving station with two carved roasts of the day, weekly entrée specials, fresh vegetables of the day, homemade soups, pancakes and Eggs Benedict from the kitchen, a delectable dessert table and much more.

 At Traditions Restaurant at Purity Spring Resort, East Madison, NH

$10 Sunday And Monday Menu Items: Enjoy a night out to start your week with special $10 menu items every Sunday and Monday. Order one for yourself or order a few dishes and share with the table.

Tap N’ A Flat Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, head to the pub for a “Tap N’ A Flat” beer and a pizza special. Enjoy your choice of cheese, pepperoni or grilled vegetable flatbread and craft draft pint from one of the taps for only $12.

All-You-Can-Eat Ribs Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, tuck in to all-you-can-eat Carolina Pork Ribs served with traditional cole slaw and french fries for $20 per person.

And at King Pine, $10 Burger and Beer* at the Trail’s End Tavern with valid lift ticket. Offer valid on non-holiday Tuesdays and applies to 4-9 p.m. lift tickets.

At Wildcat Inn & Tavern, Jackson, NH

Tuesdays: Two One-Pound Lobsters for $26.95 from 5:00-9:00pm

Wednesday Dinner for Two Menu: Make Wednesday your date night and choose from a special two-for-$26.95 menu.  While the menu changes weekly, look for popular entrees from the menu plus a few specials too.  Two entrees from the special menu are only $26.95 (plus tax & gratuity) for both.  Click here for sample menu.

Every Thursday in January: Free Pasta Feed & 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 Night: Fish Fry / Oyster Lover Special: Enjoy a special fish fry along with an oyster special Every Friday Night from 5:00-9:00pm.

At Oxford House Inn, Fryeburg, ME:

Thursday Night Pint & a Pound- $14.95: Includes one pound of Steamed Maine Mussels or Little Neck Clams, prepared in your choice of 5 different flavors from around the world and a Pint of local craft Beer (or glass of wine if preferred) and a basket of Artisan Focaccia & Multigrain Bread.

Taco Trio Tuesdays- $12 for Three: Includes three different authentic and creative tacos

Themed Food Events throughout Mt Washington Valley!

$25 Powder & Pasta at Bretton Woods – Ski or ride from 4 – 8 p.m. and replenish with a pasta dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Available Dec. 29 – March 10, as well as during the holiday periods of Jan. 14; and Feb. 18 – 22, 2018.

Feb 17: 8th annual Cupcake Battle: A sweet fund-raising event to benefit Mount Washington Valley Promotions, the 8th annual “Cupcake Battle” will be held Saturday, February 18 at the North Conway Community Center. Bakers will vie for the prizes in 4 categories; Professional, Home, Teen and Child. A $12 ticket entitles the guest to sample one miniature cupcake from each of the bakers and to cast a vote for their favorite in each category. Doors will be open to the public from 1 to 3:30 p.m., with tallying and awards directly following. Winners in the Professional and Home Baker categories receive cash prizes while Child winner and Teen winner receive prizes donated by local businesses. Bakers are encouraged to create an eye-catching display to go along with their cupcakes, making this a feast for the eyes and the palette. A limited number of tickets are available to this event and may be purchased from any of the participating bakers. For a registration form, or to reserve tickets, email Lisa DuFault at valleypromotions@gmail.com, or call (603) 374-6241.

Feb 20: Flatbread Pizza Co. Fundraiser for Arts Jubilee: North Conway’s Flatbread Pizza Company will be hosting a fundraiser in support of Arts Jubilee’s 2018 summer concerts on Tuesday, February 20th. Flatbread will donate a percentage of every pizza sold between 4-9 pm (including take-out orders). As a non-profit organization, Arts Jubilee counts on the generosity of the greater Mt. Washington Valley community to present their outdoor summer concert series every year. This summer will be Arts Jubilee’s 36th year of presenting its renowned outdoor concert series at Cranmore Mountain Resort. The 2018 season will feature the long-awaited return of American blues and swing revival big band, Roomful of Blues on July 19th; popular folk, Celtic, and bluegrass-infused indie rock band, Carbon Leaf on July 26th; the annual Pops Concert and fireworks show with the Seacoast Wind Ensemble on August 2nd; the Definitive Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band, Live at the Fillmore on August 9th; and a special musical tribute to Neil Diamond by Steve Kelly & the Cherry Band on August 16th. All concerts start at 7 pm and feature a local opening act at 6 pm.

Feb 24: 80th Anniversary Summit Ice Bar Party at Cranmore: 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 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.

Feb 23, 24, March 2, 3: Wentworth’s Ice Bar Launch: From winter-inspired cocktails to non-alcoholic beverages (including hot cocoa and other drinks to warm you up), there’ll be a little something for everybody. Next to the ice bar, you’ll find a gas fire pit and a real wood fire pit, where we Wentworth guests can gather, enjoy their drinks, warm up, and socialize. Dennis Hickey and Dave Soha visit The Wentworth on Fridays these weeks to create a unique ice bar next to the ice skating rink. The entry fee of $20.00 will entitle you to entry to the ice bar and a selection of hors d’oeuvres which will be passed throughout the evening, plus access to the skating rink. Specialty cocktails will be served, warm blankets will be provided, and an evening of fun is guaranteed. Tickets for the ice bar may be purchased in advance by calling 800-637-0013 and will be held for you at the door. Must be 21 or older to attend. Info: click here.

Other Deals at ski resorts and restaurants!

$10 Tuesday Night Skiing and Snowboarding at King Pine! From 4:00-9:00pm, $10 Tuesday night lift tickets, PLUS $10 rentals, $10 terrain park lessons (available starting 1/9), $10 tubing (5-7 p.m.) AND $10 Burger and Beer* at the Trail’s End Tavern are all offered with valid lift ticket. Offer valid on non-holiday Tuesdays and applies to 4-9 p.m. lift tickets. *Must be 21 years of age with valid photo id. Some restrictions apply. Limit one per person.

Every Wednesday throughout January at Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub: Join Jerry every Wednesday in the Pub where he gives away lift tickets to all the great ski areas.  All you must do is be in the Pub between 5:30-8:00.

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.

Valley Originals Gift Certificate Sale

There are still a few discounted gift certificates left from selected Valley Originals restaurants.  Click here to get them while you can.  Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

White Mountain Hotel Frequent Diner Program

Enjoy a free entrée for every ten times you dine at White Mountain Hotel.  Please inquire at the Front Desk with any questions.

Horsefeathers Preferred Diner Program

Earn points for every dollar you spend at Horsefeathers toward a $50.00 Gift Certificate. And on your birthday, receive a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée.  Click here to sign up.

Traditions at Purity Spring Resort Loyalty Card Program

With your Traditions Loyalty Card in-hand, you will earn one point for each dollar you spend at Traditions. When you reach 500 points, you will earn a Traditions gift card with a value of $25! To receive your Traditions Loyalty Card, please ask your server the next time you visit, and begin earning points right away! Click here for program guidelines.

Free Gift Certificate from Inn at Thorn Hill

The Inn at Thorn Hill and Spa has teamed up with Attitash Mountain Village Resort, a premier vacation ownership resort.  Sign up for a 90 minute of Attitash Mountain Village and receive a $200 Inn at Thorn Hill gift certificate.  It can be used any time within a year of issue for dining, lodging or spa.  Click here for full details.

For a complete list of restaurants and dining opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, click here.

Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of Dec 28-Jan 4, 2018

Apres ski opportunitie. in Mt Washington Valley, NHWhen 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 – all entertainment is from 1:00-4:00pm

  • Dec 29: Ryan St Onge
  • Dec 30: Shark Martin
  • Dec 31: NYE Football: Patriots vs NY Jets
  • Jan 1: Ben Cook
  • Jan 5: Raft Matregrano, 12:30-3:30pm
  • Jan 6: Pat Foley Band

Apres Ski at Ptarmigan Pub at Attitash

  • Dec 26: White Steer, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Dec 27: Riley Parkhurst Project, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Dec 28: The Dean Machine, 2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Dec 29: Pat Foley Band, 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dec 30: The Gravel Project, 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dec 31: Lazy Susan, 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dec 31: Football! Patriots vs NY Jets, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Jan 1: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Jonathan Sarty, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Jan 1: Riley Parkhurst Band, 3:00-6:00pm

Plus, The Attitash Grand Summit hotel also has an abundance of family-friendly activities scheduled through December 31. Activities include ornament decorating, face painting, kids movies every night, live music, and other fun, competitive games.

Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort

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

  • Dec 27: Greg Walsh
  • Dec 28: Ben Cook
  • Dec 29:  Mitch Alden, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Dec 30:  Music with Bill Cameron, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Jan 6: Live Music at Zips Pub with Jonathan Sarty, 3:00-6:00pm

Plus!

  • Dec 28-31: Cranmore’s Tubing and Mountain Adventure Park activities will offer extended hours for the holiday period, from 10:00am – 8:00pm.
  • Dec 28-30: Cranmore’s signature family event, Cranapalooza, featuring DJ Kris10, games and s’mores at Schneider Square, 2:30-4:30pm
  • December 31:  Shredding into 2018 Freestyle Event at Cranmore: Show off your tricks.  Open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages.
  • December 31: C-more’s New Year’s Eve Bash & Fireworks: Ring in 2018 with C-more the Penguin and this special New Year’s edition of Cranapalooza! Geared for guests and families of all ages, join in on all kinds of fun activities and entertainment! There’ll be a DJ in Schneider Square, s’mores, games & more. Stick around for a fireworks show at 6:00pm, too!

Bretton Woods Ski Resort presents apres ski parties:

  • December 28-31 & Jan 6: Adult Apres Ski Party, 3:00-5:50pm: When you’re finished with a great day on the trails, head to the 3rd floor and listen to some après ski entertainment. Try a new brew at Slopeside Pub located on the 3rd level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge. Entertainment will be from 3:00pm-5:30pm and Bar Promos are from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
  • December 28-3 & Jan 6:: 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

  • Thurs, Dec 28: Live music by Riley Parkhurst Project, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Fri, Dec 29: Live music by Greg Walsh, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Dec 30: Coors Light promotion and live music with Candie Tremblay
  • Sun, Dec 31: New Years Eve party and torchlight parade, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Mon, Jan 1: Music by Candie Tramblay, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Fri, Jan 5: Apres Ski entertainment with Greg Walsh, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Jan 6: Apres Ski entertainment with Candie Tremblay and Angry Orchard promotion, 3:30-5:30pm.

Apres Ski at King Pine

  • December 29:  Torchlight Snowtubing: Enjoy the thrill of tubing under the lights at the Pine Meadows Tubing Park from 5:00-9:00pm.
  • December 30: Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, 11:00am-1:00pm: Start or end with a cup of hot cocoa by an outdoor fire. Enjoy the classic experience of riding among surrounding fields and within wooded trails in a horse-driven sleigh. $20 per adult, $15 for kids 12 and under. Space limited. Reservations required. Call 800-373-3754 for reservations. Complete info, click here.
  • December 31:  New Year’s Eve Family Celebration, 4:00-9:00pm.  Your night skiing ticket will include Night skiing and riding from 4:00-9:00pm, outdoor music and campfire at the base of King Pine. The torchlight parade begins at 9:00pm – the first 100 people meet at 8:45 p.m. at the top of the Open Slope. Skiers MUST be able to ski an intermediate Blue Square trail in the dark! Hi-intensity glow sticks will be used. Fireworks to follow torchlight parade at 9:20 p.m. End the night with a Toast to the New Year at the Trail’s End Tavern (not included in ticket price). Full info
  • December 31:  Moonlight Snowshoe Tour, 7:00pm: Experience the quiet of the new year with a guided moonlight snowshoe tours through NH Audubon’s Hoyt Wildlife Sanctuary at Purity Spring Resort. Interested participants are asked to sign-up and meet at The Mill Indoor Pool & Fitness Center across from the Purity Spring Main Office fifteen minutes before the start of the tour. Please call ahead to confirm date of scheduled snowshoe tours.  Rate are $12 per person ($20 with snowshoe rentals – rentals are available at the King Pine Rental Shop). This tour is weather permitting.

Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley

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.
  • Dec 29 – The Riley Parkhurst Project, 9:00pm – 12:30am
  • Dec 30 – Lazy Susan, 9:000pm – 12:30am
  • Dec 31 – Now Is Now, 9:00pm – 12:30am
  • Jan 5-6: Nor’Easters, 9:00-12:30pm
  • Jan 7: Apres Ski with Pacmann Dave, 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 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.

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.

Additional entertainment at the Wildcat Tavern:

  • Dec 30: Apres Ski entertainment with Al Shafner, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Dec 30: Reverand Al Shafner and the Revtones, 9:00-11:30pm
  • Dec 31: Ring in the new year with the Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00pm – 1:00am

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

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

At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson

  • Dec 28: Dennis & Davy, at 7:30pm
  • Dec 29 & 30: Marty Quirk at 8:00pm
  • Dec 31: New Year’s Eve with Marty Quirk and Johno
  • Jan 4: Johno & Simon Crawford, 7:00pm
  • Jan 5-6: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • Jan 7: Kevin Donan & Simon Crawford, 7:30pm

At Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson – all performances are from 6:00-9:30pm

  • Dec 28: Tim Gurshin & Friends
  • Dec 29: Tristan Omand
  • Dec 30: Randy Messineo

 Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley through Christmas Week

December 28 – 31: Conway Scenic Holiday Week Trains: Your favorite old-fashioned train rides will be offered twice daily December 26 through 31, both to Conway:  11:30 and 1:30 (about an hour round-trip). Moe info, click here.

Fri, December 29: Wildcat Ski Team & Wildcat Mountain present Line of Descent, Warren Miller’s film offering insight into steeps and peaks and hidden corners of the world. Food & drinks at the Pub plus Kids Apres Ski, 5:00-8:00pm.

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

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

December 31: Le Vent du Nord at Stone Mountain Arts Center, showtime: 8:00pm: Performing traditional Québécois music that is heavily influenced by Celtic music, these guys are better every time I see them. Le Vent du Nord is one of the premier folk bands coming out of Canada today winning multiple awards and accolades from our friends up north. They have a huge and exciting sound using traditional instruments and foot stomping rhythms…..and they even play the hurdi gurdi! Tickets :$55. More info here.

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

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

December 31: New Year’s Eve at White Mountain Hotel: Ring in the new year overlooking the lights of North Conway and Cranmore from the Ledges Dining Room.  New Year’s Eve Party offers a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, 2 drink vouchers. 4-course gourmet new year’s eve dinner, party favors, champagne toast at midnight, dancing to the Two Bass Jon Band, midnight balloon drop
Seating times for NYE dinner are 8:00, 8:30, and 9:00 PM. $139pp, plus tax and gratuity.  Info here.

December 31 at Mountain View Grand – Two wonderful celebrations

New Year’s Eve Gala

If you’re looking for a more formal setting to ring in the new year, the Mountain View Grand will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Gala. The Gala will run from 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Crystal Ballroom and will include a cocktail reception and dinner. Local pianist Greg Goodwin and his band will start the evening, and following dinner, music will be provided by a DJ for dancing. There will be a photo booth from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. At midnight, welcome in the new year with a champagne toast and the annual fireworks display.   Pricing is $120 per person and the Gala is only available to ages 16 and up. Tax and gratuity are not included in the rate. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 855.837.2100.

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Join us on December 31st in the Presidential Ballroom for our annual New Year’s Eve Family Celebration! Running from 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., the celebration will feature a buffet dinner, cash bar, DJ and a host of fun holiday activities throughout the evening. There will be a photo booth from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Then at midnight, ring in the new year with the spectacular firework display.

January 6: Concert to Support Recovery Efforts in MWV: The evening of music will start off 6 p.m. with a community pot luck dinner of soups, lasagna and other enticing food offerings served up in hand-thrown, hand-crafted pottery bowls donated by local potter Jennie Lanoie. Dinner follows with a concert by folk duo Bennett & Perkins. The performance, takes place in MWV Supports Recovery Endeavor House in Center Conway, NH (just west of the Conway Town Hall). Concert proceeds will also benefit A New Life, a prenatal group program for those recovering from substance misuse disorder. Tickets are  $25 per person and may be purchased online in advance at www.bennettandperkins.com. Tickets are also available at the door, but advance online registration is strongly recommended as limited seats are available. Info: Click here.

January 6: Jackson Art Studio’s Winter Funky Tree Sip & Paint With Melanie Levitt: Class will start PROMPTLY at 6pm.  PLEASE ARRIVE  15-20 min. prior to class starting. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist! Spend an evening of creativity as you twist  open your favorite bottle of wine (BYOB for those 21 and over) and uncork your creativity! The instructor will guide you step by step- easy, stress free, & affordable! $45  all supplies included.

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

Dining Deals in Mt Washington Valley – November 30-Dec 6, 2017

Meal deals in Mt Washington ValleySkiers and riders also need great food, and with 75 or so restaurants in Mt Washington Valley, you’re sure to find something to feed every palate and every age.

In addition, these restaurants offer great meal deals, so plan your apres ski fun accordingly!

Meals Deals Throughout November & December

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Glen, NH

On Tuesdays – Buck a Bone Night in the Pub with Red Parka Pub’s famous BBQ Ribs for $1 each

On Wednesdays – Wing It Wednesday with 72-cent Wings

On Thursdays – Prime Time Thursdays – 10 oz. Prime Rib Dinner with fresh vegetable & choice of potato for $12.95.

At Max’s Tavern, Snowvillage Inn, Snowville, NH

On Tuesdays: The local flavor comes out every Tuesday 5:30-9:00 PM at Snowvillage Inn: In addition to the daily menu, the locals’ menu is served, offering made from scratch comfort food, priced just right for our local friends. And on Tuesdays, no matter where you’re from, everyone’s a local at Max’s Tavern.

On Thursdays: Max’s In The Raw & the Famous Oyster Orgy! Oysters, Littlenecks, Ceviche and Crudo:  Snowvillage Inn innkeepers, Jen and Kevin, have traveled up and down the coast of Maine in search of the sweetest and largest oysters.  The goldmine is the Damariscotta River….briny, strong shell, plump meat, meaty texture with the true taste of the sea and Snowvillage Inn gets them fresh almost daily! Click here for the menu of the day.

At Christmas Farm Inn, Jackson

  • Mondays are 2-for-1 night: Buy one entrée, get second entrée free
  • Tuesdays: Succulent Turkey Dinner, including salad, entrée, dessert – $19
  • Wednesday is German Night!
  • Thursday is Steak Night: Build your own steak entrée
  • Friday is Seafood Night
  • Saturday is Wild Game Night: Venison, Elk, Duck & more
  • Sunday: Taste of Italy with Italian specialties

Chcolate Box from Deacon Street, North ConwayDeacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

  •   Twofer Tuesdays: 2 people, 2 entrees, 1 price: $24.95 (Dine in Only)
  • Wednesday Happy Hour: 4:00-6:00pm, $2 Tacos (steak, pork, chicken, fish)
  • Thursdays: Buck-A-Beer: Order any burger, get a beer for a buck
  • Fridays: Happy Hour, 4:00-6:00pm

At Lobster Trap, Seafood, Steaks & Italian, West Side Road, North Conway

Early bird specials start at $10.95 and are served daily from 11:30am until 6:00pm. Early bird dishes are served with homemade rolls, and French fries, onion rings or cole slaw.

At White Mountain Hotel, West Side Road, North Conway

Every Friday: Friday Night Seafood Fest in Ledges Restaurant: New England seafood specialties served directly at your table. Offerings include your choice of salad or soup, appetizers including mini raw bar, gulf shrimp cocktail and poached salmon. Entrees include orange ginger diver scallops, cod and lobster duo, smoked sugar and chile grilled salmon, shrimp scampi and classic broiled seafood platter. Dessert is also included in this 4-Course menu. Seafood Fest menu changes often. Regular menu also available. Click here for sample menu.

Sundays: Grand Sunday Brunch: A White Mountain Hotel tradition since 1990. Includes chef-attended omelet station, bacon, maple sausage, homemade corned beef hash, home fries, Belgian waffles with a variety of fresh fruit toppings, whipped cream and homemade maple butter, chef-attended carving station with two carved roasts of the day, weekly entrée specials, fresh vegetables of the day, homemade soups, pancakes and Eggs Benedict from the kitchen, a delectable dessert table and much more.

 At Traditions Restaurant at Purity Spring Resort, East Madison, NH

Note: Traditions Restaurant & Pub plans to be closed December 3 – 14 for annual maintenance/cleaning and will reopen December 15.

$10 Sunday And Monday Menu Items: Enjoy a night out to start your week with special $10 menu items every Sunday and Monday. Order one for yourself or order a few dishes and share with the table.

Tap N’ A Flat Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, head to the pub for a “Tap N’ A Flat” beer and a pizza special. Enjoy your choice of cheese, pepperoni or grilled vegetable flatbread and craft draft pint from one of the taps for only $12.

All-You-Can-Eat Ribs Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, tuck in to all-you-can-eat Carolina Pork Ribs served with traditional cole slaw and french fries for $20 per person.

And at King Pine, $10 Burger and Beer* at the Trail’s End Tavern with valid lift ticket. Offer valid on non-holiday Tuesdays and applies to 4-9 p.m. lift tickets.

At Wildcat Inn & Tavern, Jackson, NH

Tuesdays: Two One-Pound Lobsters for $26.95 from 5:00-9:00pm

Wednesday Dinner for Two Menu: Make Wednesday your date night and choose from a special two-for-$26.95 menu.  While the menu changes weekly, look for popular entrees from the menu plus a few specials too.  Two entrees from the special menu are only $26.95 (plus tax & gratuity) for both.  Click here for sample menu.

Every Friday Night: Fish Fry / Oyster Lover Special : Enjoy a special fish fry along with an oyster special Every Friday Night from 5:00-9:00pm.

 Thursday Night Pasta Specials for snow sports employees– Every Thursday through Dec 22, enjoy a special Chicken Parm Dinner. $7.95 plus $3.00 beer for any who works in the snow sport industries. Special pricing for snowsports employees; all are welcome.

At Oxford House Inn, Fryeburg, ME:

Thursday Night Pint & a Pound- $14.95: Includes one pound of Steamed Maine Mussels or Little Neck Clams, prepared in your choice of 5 different flavors from around the world and a Pint of local craft Beer (or glass of wine if preferred) and a basket of Artisan Focaccia & Multigrain Bread.

Taco Trio Tuesdays- $12 for Three: Includes three different authentic and creative tacos

Themed Food Events throughout Mt Washington Valley!

 Friday, Dec 1 & Saturday, Dec 2: We Need a Little Christmas Music Dinner at Inn at Crystal Lake Two nights of Christmas music from the world of Classical music and Broadway with Mary Bastoni, Vanessa Schukis & Cassandra Marsh. $65/per person* and includes the dinner and performance/lecture.  For more information, click here.  *does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity.

December 2, 9, 16, 23: Cocoa with Mrs. Claus at Omni Mt Washington Resort: Bring the whole family to enjoy cocoa, holiday music and a holiday craft with Mrs. Claus.  Decorate cookies and hear a holiday story read by Mrs. Claus too. Reservations required. $30 per person.  Call Activities Concierge at 603-278-8989.

December 2,3, 9, 16, 17: Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour: Deemed a must do “Chocolaty Delicious” event by all who ride, each rider receives an average of 10 hand-made chocolates, a festive Christmas holiday bag for any chocolates not eaten on the tour, a Jingle Bell and an Austrian Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride through the Village of Jackson, NH. Sleighs run hourly from 11 AM – 4 PM on the days listed. Each sleigh can hold 10 people. There are at least 4 sleighs that go out per hour. Ticket sales are now open to any visitors booking their stays at one of the Jackson Lodging members Ticket sales for anyone booking a group of 10 or more can book by calling 603-383-9356. Tickets are $25 each and must be reserved. Info: Click here.

1785 Inn's cookies served December 9-10: 21st Annual Inn to Inn Cookie and Candy Tour:  From 11:00am – 4:00pm, visit 11 inns all dressed in their holiday finery; taste scrumptious holiday cookies and candy, and take home a collection of scrumptious recipes in a keepsake cookbook, and do a little holiday shopping as inns will feature artisans and vendors. In addition, demonstrations, artisan sales and gift ideas will be featured at each inn. Save your holiday shopping for some unique items on display throughout the weekend. Stay at one of the inns and receive a custom-made keepsake ornament.  Two- night Cookie Tour packages including two nights’ accommodations, breakfast each morning, two tour tickets, recipe collection, and a collectors’ ornament. Lodging packages on sale now and the best way to assure you get tickets. Day tickets go on sale starting November 27, 2017 for $30 each.   All tickets must be reserved in advance. Call 800-338-1356 or 603-356-2642 to reserve day tickets or book a weekend stay with any participating inn.  Info: http://www.countryinnsinthewhitemountains.com.

Other Deals!

From Indian Mound Golf Club

Gift cards now on sale:  can be used for (restaurant, greens fees & carts)
* $100 or more:  20% off
* all other gift cards 10% off!

White Mountain Hotel Frequent Diner Program

Enjoy a free entrée for every ten times you dine at White Mountain Hotel.  Please inquire at the Front Desk with any questions.

Horsefeathers Preferred Diner Program

Earn points for every dollar you spend at Horsefeathers toward a $50.00 Gift Certificate. And on your birthday, receive a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée.  Click here to sign up.

Traditions at Purity Spring Resort Loyalty Card Program

With your Traditions Loyalty Card in-hand, you will earn one point for each dollar you spend at Traditions. When you reach 500 points, you will earn a Traditions gift card with a value of $25! To receive your Traditions Loyalty Card, please ask your server the next time you visit, and begin earning points right away! Click here for program guidelines.

The Great Red Parka Gift Card Sale Returns! From now until December 17, 2017, with every purchase of $100 in Gift Cards Red Parka will give you one for $20 for free! Order online, by phone or in person. Sale is on from Nov. 24th – Dec 17th. Click here to order online or call (603) 383-4344.

Free Gift Certificate from Inn at Thorn Hill

The Inn at Thorn Hill and Spa has teamed up with Attitash Mountain Village Resort, a premier vacation ownership resort.  Sign up for a 90 minute of Attitash Mountain Village and receive a $200 Inn at Thorn Hill gift certificate.  It can be used any time within a year of issue for dining, lodging or spa.  Click here for full details.

Discounted Valley Originals Gift Certificates – still a few left

The Valley Originals is a group of independently owned restaurants throughout Mt Washington Valley.  You’ll recognize them from the yellow flags with a fork and plate hanging outside their doors. To fund the community giving projects throughout Mt Washington Valley, Valley Originals sells discounted gift certificates. They make a great holiday gift.  There are still a few left.  Click here to view and purchase the remaining gift certificates.

Black Friday Gift Certificate Sale at White Mountain Hotel – offer valid through Dec 1, 2017 only

Purchase a $100 Gift Certificate to the White Mountain Hotel and receive a $20 bonus gift certificate free with purchase. These restrictions apply to the $20 Bonus Certificate:

  • Expires one year from date of issue.
  • Cannot be combined with any other sale, offer, discount or promotion.
  • Has no cash value and no refunds on unused portion.
  • Cannot be used on Group Bookings.
  • Valid toward overnight accommodations or dining in Ledges Restaurant.

Offer is valid from 7:00 AM on Friday, November 24th through 12 noon on Friday, December 1st ONLY. Call the Hotel to purchase and refer to BLACK FRIDAY SALE. Call. 800-533-6301.

Horsefeathers Countdown to Christmas Gift Certificate Sale

The official Countdown to Christmas starts at midnight November 23rd and lasts for 31 days with great deals on Gift Certificates. The sooner you buy, the better the savings.  Gift Certificates are available in $50 & $100 denominations and make great gifts for holidays, birthdays or just about any occasion you can think of.

Visit this page starting on November 24th and purchase your discounted Gift Certificates for incredible savings!

The following chart shows you the discount percentage for each day starting November 24th. (Please allow five to seven days for gift card delivery)

November 30 21% off December 15 5% off
December 1 19% off December 16 5% off
December 2 18% off December 17 5% off
December 3 17% off December 18 5% off
December 4 16% off December 19 5% off
December 5 15% off December 20 5% off
December 6 14% off December 21 5% off
December 7 13% off December 22 5% off
December 8 12% off December 23 5% off

Valley Originals!

Valley Originals restaurants in Mt Washington ValleyWhen you see the yellow fork and plate flag outside a restaurant in Mt Washington Valley, you’ll know you’re at a Valley Originals restaurant.  All Valley Originals are independently owned and committed to offering fresh, quality cuisine. Together, the Valley Originals have contributed more than $300,000 to Mt Washington Valley non-profits.  You know you’re helping the community when you dine at a Valley Originals restaurant.

For a complete list of restaurants and dining opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, click here.

M&D Playhouse Presents Its 7th Annual Oscar Party

M&D Playhouse will be presenting its seventh annual Oscar party on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Beef and Ski, located at 2633 White Mountain Highway in North Conway.

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Alec Kerr, film and theater critic for the Conway Daily Sun, will be providing trivia throughout the night, with the opportunity to win prizes for the most correct answers. Guests are suggested to don evening wear or come as a favorite actor or character, but be prepared for the paparazzi. There will be a prize for the best dressed. Food will be provided by Taste of Thai, Via Roma, Bavarian Chocolate Haus, and Beef and Ski.

Visit oscar.go.com/nominees to see the nominees and begin preparing for the event. As always, the person with the most accurate guesses of who will win at the Oscars receives the grand prize package.

Prizes have generously been donated by Mount Valley Mall Cinema 7, Mystery NH and NH Sports & Gaming Outlet.

This is a fundraiser for M&D with a suggested donation of $12.

For more information, please visit http://www.mdplayhouse.com/ or call (603) 733-5275.

Spend NYE at a Gala with M&D Productions!

Start 2015 in style at the New Year’s Eve Gala organized and sponsored by M&D Productions and Pam Memmolo.

Attend for a night of dining and dancing, with catering by White Mountain Cider Co. and music from the band, Shadow Play.

Guests will have the chance to win tickets to a Red Sox game: two box seats, nine rows up on the visitor’s side, as well as a 50/50 raffle.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar throughout the evening, as well as a cocktail hour with dinner immediately following.

Tickets are $50 per person with complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Black tie optional.

For more information, contact the box office at (603) 733-5275 or speak with a member of M&D’s board of directors.

This event is a fundraiser for M&D Productions. Special thanks to Pam Memmolo for her work in making this exciting evening a possibility.

 

Golf Tournament at Indian Mound Benefits Abused Children in Community

childadvocacy The Child Advocacy Center of Carroll County (CAC) will be holding its 8th Annual Keep Kids Safe Golf tournament on Friday August 30th at the Indian Mound Colony Club.  This is the eighth annual golf tournament for the Child Advocacy Center, but the first time that it has been hosted by Indian Mound.

The mission of the Child Advocacy Center of Carroll County is to ensure justice through the provision of a coordinated system of care to children who are victims of child abuse and their non-offending family members.  All proceeds from the event will go directly to supporting the mission of the Center.  In all of its previous years the tournament has raised over $75,000 to benefit the Child Advocacy Center.  Proceeds from this year’s event will also help fund the facility dog program that the CAC introduced earlier this summer.  Westin, the CAC’s facility dog, is taking a break from his usual dog duties of lending emotional support to child victims to attend the event.

Registration for the tournament begins at 7:30 am on August 30th.  Golf is limited to the first 88 players, but there are still available slots in the tournament and sponsorship opportunities. Registration forms are available online at http://www.carrollcountycac.org or by contacting Elizabeth Kelley at 569-9840.

SANTA’S VILLAGE BEGINS ITS 60TH SEASON ON MAY 26 & 27

SANTA’S VILLAGE BEGINS ITS 60TH SEASON ON MAY 26 & 27
WITH GUEST APPRECIATION DAYS & NEW MAIN STREET SECTION

Jefferson, NH – Santa’s Village, the children’s theme park on Route 2 in Jefferson, opens for its 60th season under family ownership on May 26 and 27, from 9:30am to 5pm.  A special admission rate of $22 per person applies for visitors to Santa’s Village during Guest Appreciation Days on May 26-27, June 2-3, and June 9-10; children ages 1, 2, and 3 always enter for free.  Following those three weekends of Guest Appreciation Days, the regular admission rate of $27 applies when the park opens for daily operations beginning on June 16.

Visitors to Santa’s Village in 2012 will enter a new Main Street section designed to make a day at the park more enjoyable and convenient at the start and end of their visits.  The new buildings this year are the timber-frame “Elf University” for the popular Elfabet game; a large and comfortable family restroom building; and a pavilion covering a fleet of complimentary strollers.  The new structures feature stucco and stone exteriors and tile interiors, and include unique design features such as candy cane trim and red and green roofing, among other items, to complement the Christmastime theme of the park.

Santa’s Village opened in 1953 with just a few activities, including a visit with Santa Claus in his summer home.  The family-owned park has introduced additional features with virtually every new season, and today includes dozens of amusement rides, shows, and other attractions blending state-of-the-art technology with rural charm and character in an evergreen forest setting.

The second and third generations of the same local family that founded Santa’s Village are continuing the steady growth and reinvestment in the park started by the first generation six decades ago.  Just since the start of 2010 well over two million dollars have been invested in capital improvements, much of it with local contractors and suppliers.  In addition to the new Main Street section this season, those improvements include renovation of the Sugar n’ Spice Bake Shop – home of decorate-your-own gingerbread cookies –  and introduction of the Chimney Drop tower ride last year, and creation of the Ho Ho H2O Water Park opened in 2010.

Santa’s Village is a children’s theme park located at 528 Presidential Highway, on Route 2, in Jefferson, NH.  The park features dozens of Christmas themed amusement rides, shows, and attractions designed to entertain families with young children, with an operating season that extends annually from Memorial Day weekend through Christmastime in December.  For information call 603-586-4445 or visit santasvillage.com.

Live free and…

Last week New Hampshire tourism officials replaced our dud of a tourism slogan with one that captures the New Hampshire spirit and ought to prove a real draw for out-of-state travelers.

The old slogan picked in 2005 was the empty and meaningless, “New Hampshire. You’re going to love it here.” Love what here? The cold? The black flies?

If a tourist spent a week here and only liked “it” (whatever it happened to be), could she get her money back?

There was nothing in that vapid line to impart an impression upon travelers that New Hampshire stood out in any way from its neighbors, or any other place for that matter. Tacking the words “New Hampshire” onto an assertion that the vacation-goer is going to have a great time was a lazy effort. We are surprised the widely panned slogan lasted as long as it did.

The new one, though, has punch. It is simple: “Live free and…” It conveys the message that here is a place where you can craft your own adventures. Instead of asserting a questionable statement the way a used car salesman might — “you’re going to love this baby!” — it cleverly lets the potential tourist’s imagination take over.

Instead of running away from New Hampshire’s bold statement of individual liberty, it creatively transforms it into an expression of vacation-going values. New Hampshire is not just a place with low taxes and limited government, it is a place where your spirit is free to explore — and that has a huge variety of activities in which your adventuresome impulses can be fully expressed.

“This new campaign is very exciting because it encapsulates the scenic beauty that New Hampshire is renowned for, and combines it with our independent ‘Live Free or Die’ reputation,” Gov. John Lynch said last week. That’s about right. Well done, Division of Travel and Tourism.

(the above was a published editorial from our friends at the Union Leader)

The Local Grocer Invites You to Their Open House!

The Local Grocer is throwing one heck of a celebration for their new Environmental Champion Status through the NH Sustainable Lodging and Restaurants Program. They join only one other restaurant in the Valley to achieve this honor! By reducing their waste to only 2, 50 gallon barrels a week, using only all-natural cleaners, organic and sustainable ingredients in their deli and eat-in or take-out meals and providing vegan and gluten-free menu items among many other offerings, they certainly deserve it!

Come enjoy great company, brush off mid-winter cabin fever and celebrate with them as they open their doors on Friday, January 27th from 5-7pm at their store on 3358 White Mountain Highway, right past the village of North Conway                           and share with you:

  • A Mead tasting from Sap House Meadery
  • Organic wine and regional cheeses and local beer
  • Gluten free baked goods from North Conway’s GF goddess Nancy Plante of Peace of Mind Bakery
  • Appetizers from the magical kitchen staff here at The Local Grocer
  • Jen Kovach of Garden Dreams will showcasing some of her herbal skin care potions
  • NH’s Herbal Energetics will be sampling out some of their medicinal creations.
  • Massage divas from North Conway’s Advanced Skin Care will be offering mini chair massages.
  • Kate Macphee of Transformational Body Therapy will be offering free laser therapy sessions to help free muscular/skeletal tension
  • Kelly Simpson will be offering 2012 numerology readings for only $17!!!

The Local Grocer is Certified an Environmental Champion by NHSLRP

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The Local Grocer’s café and deli in North Conway has been recognized as an Environmental Champion under the New Hampshire Sustainable Restaurant Certification Program.  Organic vegetables, herbs, and grass-fed meat from their own Mountain Flower Farm and other local farms are served in the café and sold in the deli and market. The Local Grocer uses only cleaning products with no harmful chemicals and with a vast knowledge of herbs are able to use herbal deterrents for pest management. Owners Heather Chase and Russell Van Deursen have implemented many energy and water saving initiatives and limit their trash waste to only one or two 50 gallon barrels per week – everything else is recycled or composted.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the US generates 34 million tons of food waste each year which, if sent to the landfill, decomposes to create methane – a potent greenhouse gas. Restaurants and grocery stores are large-scale generators of food waste. “The Local Grocer takes great care to minimize waste in the food preparation process and the little waste they do generate is composted on their farm, thus closing the loop in the food cycle. The owners and staff set a great example for reducing impacts on the environment,” stated Melissa Zych from the Department of Environmental Services’ Pollution Prevention Program, working in partnership with the New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging and Restaurant Program.

For more information on this program or how to become certifiably green visit http://www.nhslrp.org. And for delicious, all-natural take-out or eat-in food, groceries and beverages visit The Local Grocer’s café and deli or stop in at 3358 White Mountain Highway in North Conway!