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Understanding Life Insurance Terms

Presented by Chalmers Insurance Group
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Like many industries, the world of insurance has its own unique set of vocabulary to describe its products. To help you understand the information included in a life insurance policy, we’ve gathered some basic terminology in this easy-to-reference overview.

Beneficiary: The person or party named by the owner of a life insurance policy to receive the policy benefit.

Cash value: The savings element of a permanent life insurance policy, which represents the policy owner’s interest in the policy.

Contingent beneficiary: The party designated to receive proceeds of a life insurance policy following the insured’s death if the primary beneficiary predeceased the insured.

Convertible term insurance policy: A term life insurance policy that gives the policy owner the right to convert the policy to a permanent plan of insurance.

Dividend: A return of part of the premium.

Face amount: The amount of the death benefit payable under a life insurance policy.

Irrevocable beneficiary: A life insurance policy beneficiary who has a vested interest in the policy proceeds even during the insured’s lifetime because the policy owner has the right to change the beneficiary designation only after obtaining the beneficiary’s consent.

Insurable interest: The interest an insurance policy owner has in the risk that is insured. The owner of a life insurance policy has an insurable interest in the insured when the policy owner is likely to benefit if the insured continues to live and is likely to suffer some loss or detriment if the insured dies.

Insured life: The person on whose life the policy is issued.

Original age conversion: A conversion of a term life insurance policy to a permanent plan of insurance at a premium rate, based on the insured’s age when the original term policy was purchased.

Permanent life insurance: Life insurance that provides coverage throughout the insured’s lifetime and also provides a savings element.

Policy anniversary: As a general rule, the date on which coverage under an insurance policy became effective.

Premiums: Amount paid to the insurance company to buy a policy and keep it in force.

Renewable term life insurance: A term life insurance policy that can be renewed at the end of the policy term.

Term life insurance: A life insurance policy that provides a stated benefit upon the holder’s death, provided that the death occurs within a certain specified time period. Policy does not build up a cash value.

Universal life insurance: A type of flexible permanent life insurance offering both term life insurance as well as a savings element, which is invested to provide a cash value buildup. The death benefit, savings element and premiums can be reviewed and altered as a policyholder’s circumstances change.

Whole life insurance: A basic type of permanent life insurance. It provides coverage that lasts a lifetime and also builds up a cash value that you can borrow against, withdraw or use to pay future premiums.

Chalmers Insurance Group has eight offices in Maine and New Hampshire. For more information call 800-360-3000.


Grab a Table in the Great Outdoors of the MWV!

During the summer season, the holy grail of dining can be found in outdoor seating. Being able to enjoy a summer beverage and meal where you can feel the breeze, people watch and in some cases let your dog lay by your side is a real treat. It’s the epitome of what summer is all about – totally relaxing and basking in the best that this season has to offer. 

These hidden gems in the dining world can be found throughout the Mt. Washington Valley. From fine dining to casual bites, you can grab a table outside and enjoy the view with a drink in hand. 

Start out in the Southern end of North Conway and enjoy a pitcher of margaritas from Fiesta Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant. With bottomless chips and salsa to keep you tied over until your favorite Mexican dishes make their way to your table, you’ll be entertained for hours on its patio. 

Black Cap, located in Settlers’ Crossing, has a metropolitan feel – as if it’s straight out of a neighborhood dwelling in the city and landed among the mountains of New Hampshire. It offers patio dining where you can enjoy eclectic entrees that expand your expectations of casual dining, a solid burger and one of the best “Skinny Margaritas” in the valley. 

Go even more south, and take a scenic drive over Route 153, which brings you to the charming and iconic town of Snowville, NH. Make some noise at the  Max’s Restaurant and Pub at the Snowvillage Inn. Have a signature cocktail on their porch that has direct views of Mount Washington. Stop by on a Thursday in the summer and take part in its “Oyster Orgy” where you can enjoy great drinks, great company and oysters for two bucks a shuck! 

Have you been shopping all day in North Conway Village and are looking for a place to rest your tired feet? Chef’s Bistro, right on the Main Street has coveted outdoor seating. Sit right out on an elevated terrace on the sidewalk and people watch as you enjoy craft cocktails and a menu that focuses on local ingredients. 

Flatbread Company has awesome patio seating with picnic tables to enjoy one of their signature drinks made with vodka, homemade lemonade and a splash of locally tapped Maple Syrup. Trust me, it’s delicious and pairs well with any of Flatbread’s pizzas that uses ingredients from farms throughout New Hampshire. 

If you’ve been playing in the mountains all day and find yourself heading south from Crawford or Pinkham Notch, you have great options to relax on a porch in the northern villages of Mt. Washington Valley.

White Mountain Cider Company, in Glen, offers an extensive bar menu that brings meaning to the term “mixology.” Their drinks are eclectic and bring a fresh perspective to enjoying a cocktail. The “Cider Co.” as locals affectionately call it, is led by a Culinary Institute of America graduate who creates visually stunning dishes that are a true culinary delight. It’s a casual fine dining atmosphere, where you’ll enjoy an out of this valley epicurean experience and still feel comfortable wearing jeans in the establishment. 

On the other side of Glen, about fifteen minutes away, The Thompson House Eatery offers guests a truly exclusive experience with its food and drink. Another casual fine dining experience, guests enjoy dishes that are prepared with ingredients grown on Thompson House’s farm. They offer deck seating which pairs perfectly with one of their summer cocktails featuring recipes such as “The Stag,” with bourbon, amaro nonino,  szechuan simple syrup, pine resin, and a dash black walnut bitters.

This article could go on and on with locally owned restaurants that offer phenomenal dining experiences with outdoor seating. This is just a sampling of what the valley has to offer. Create your own food itinerary and hop from place to place trying new drinks and dishes all while enjoying the summer weather. Click here for a complete list of dining options! 

Thankful for Great Skiing in Mt. Washington Valley

By Kathy Bennett, Special for the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

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New Hampshire skiing was all about Mt. Washington Valley this Thanksgiving weekend as three ski areas were open for the long weekend. Taking advantage of a cold snap and ideal snow making weather, Wildcat (open now for a few weeks), Bretton Woods and Cranmore all offered post-turkey Thanksgiving weekend skiing for locals and visitors alike.
Bretton Woods and Wildcat were open on the holiday proper. I told my dinner guests turkey would be served later than planned so we could take turns Thursday morning. Reporting 6 trails open, Wildcat had top to bottom, edge to edge frozen granular/machine groomed condition, served by their high speed quad. “Not bad for November” was the consensus of my skiing party, and we took in over 8000 ft of vertical in 4 runs before running home to put the bird in the oven.
Bretton Woods has been consistently adding new terrain since opening earlier this month, and Cranmore joined in the fun starting Friday.
For best results, be sure to tune your skis at one of the many great ski shops in town. I enjoyed sharp edges from the Great American Ski Renting Company on Route 16 in North Conway Village. They are also offering deals on their demo fleet from the last year, in case you are looking to upgrade your planks and save some bucks.
The forecast remains chilly and snow making efforts continue. Skiers can expect to see the increasing trail counts, more lifts operating and base depths building as we move towards the important holiday season vacation period. Grab some turns before then and enjoy the empty slopes as you regain your ski legs before the season begins in earnest!

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort Named Employer of the Year

The Red Jacket Mountain View Resort of North Conway, NH, was recently named Employer of the Year by the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce at their sold-out 105th annual meeting. The Employer of the Year Award is given each year to a business that demonstrates respect for employees and other business partners and excellence in creating a safe and inviting workplace. The Employer of the Year is also a business offering solid pay/benefits and the opportunity for training and advancement.

Jon Sallinen, General Manager of Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, accepted the award on behalf of the resort. “We are honored and excited to accept this prestigious award,” he said. “The strength of our business relies heavily on our talented staff and the feeling of teamwork at the resort makes coming to work each day a true pleasure. We are proud to provide a welcoming, supportive, positive and professional workplace for our team as well as creating a fantastic resort experience for all our guests.”

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort is a great mountain escape for families. In addition to the on-site Kahuna Laguna indoor water park featuring 3-story slides, a wave pool, water basketball court and adventure tower, there is also an outdoor pool, playground and walking trails to explore. Family activities keep guests busy and there are many dining options and a full range of accommodations from traditional guest rooms to family rooms with lofts or bunkbeds, 2-bedroom townhomes and 4-bedroom custom “Presidential” homes. Red Jacket Mountain View Resort is located in North Conway, NH close to Story Land, Santa’s Village and many other family attractions.

North Conway Library’s Book Group reads “The House Girl” by Tara Conklin on February 9

noco-public-libraryNORTH CONWAY—  The North Conway Library’s Book Group is reading “The House Girl” by Tara Conklin and will discuss it on Thursday, February 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the library.

This is an open book discussion group. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member.

The Library Book Group reads both fiction and nonfiction and meets on the SECOND Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the library in North Conway Village.


The House Girl is an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia.

Weaving together the story of an escaped slave in the pre–Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, The House Girl follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation for families of slaves. In her research, she learns about Lu Anne Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose famous works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine.

Featuring two remarkable, unforgettable heroines, Tara Conklin’s The House Girl is riveting and powerful, literary fiction at its very best.

Check the library’s website at www.NorthConwayLibrary.com for more information or call the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961 to reserve your copy of “The House Girl.”

Cranmore E-News Fall Update

Cranmore E-News

The fun isn’t stopping just because summer is, enjoy your fall weekends with us!  Cranmore Mountain Resort will be open weekends from 10am-5pm, September 7th through Columbus Day, October 14th.

Super Savings!

Save with E-Coupons, Last Blast Passes, and Combo Tickets!  Sunday take $10 off a Value Pass, when you download an e-coupon before midnight the night before.  Monday save with a $35 Aerial Adventure e-coupon, when you download by midnight on Sunday!

For the last two hours of operation enjoyLast Blast ticket prices, and receive $10 offin the Mountain Adventure Park. Enjoy even more savings all day with Combo Passes-combine Parks, or add Segway Tours and SAVE!

Night Terrors 5K

You can RUN, but you can’t HIDE in this nighttime Halloween themed race, Saturday September 21st. Get your costumes ready and lace up your shoes, this race is for runners and walkers. Have no fear, you will be helped along by the creators and cast of the Ghoullog!  Just a few days left to register before prices increase September 1st.

Jen’s Friends Climb Against Cancer

Hike Cranmore to raise money to benefit the fight against cancer.  Participants hike to celebrate survivors, those who have lost their battle with cancer and for those battling now.  All proceeds go to Jen’s Friends to help our friends and neighbors of the Mt. Washington Valley.  This climb is for people of all ages, and many bring their four-legged family members. Click here to register.

The Ghoullog

The Ghoullog is bigger and better than ever this year! Starting Friday, September 27th, we dare you to try the Haunted Playgroundand visit The Ghoullog’s Mercer Home for the Criminally Insane!  We even had to add two more nights, extending this haunting season through Saturday, November 2nd.



Memorial Hospital Announces Its Second Annual Legacy Gala Event


Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital Announces Its Second Annual Legacy Gala Event

Sept. 28, 2013 Fundraiser to Be Held at Attitash Grand Summit.

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Supporters of Memorial Hospital are encouraged to break out their finest evening attire and make plans to attend the 2nd Annual Legacy Gala event, taking place Sept. 28, 2013, at the Attitash Grand Summit.

The Gala—a Red Carpet, Black Tie Event—will offer guests an elegant evening of culinary delight and superb musical and theatrical entertainment, with proceeds to fund much needed renovations to the hospital’s primary care treatment areas.  Tickets are $150 per person.

“These improvements will be designed to expedite and enhance services and care to patients,” stated Memorial’s CEO Scott McKinnon. “These renovations will be of benefit to residents of the Valley for many years to come.” Last year’s Gala proceeds went towards renovations and upgrades to Memorial’s Emergency Department. “The new Emergency Department now offers three new treatment rooms for our new Express Care service. This service has allowed patients to spend less time waiting and still have the advantage of quality assessment by emergency-trained clinicians,” continued McKinnon.

This year’s initiative supported by the Gala will also impact patient experience and patient care, albeit in a different way. The renovations to Memorial’s Primary Care Practice will allow health care providers, nurses, medical assistants and other staff to work as a team in an open-concept setting in close proximity to treatment rooms. This enhanced workspace will improve communication as well as responsiveness and accessibility to care – ultimately creating the work environment needed to meet the shift in health care towards providing a coordinated, preventative model of care delivery. “Primary Care serves as the front line in guarding our health and they are increasingly being seen as the key to the best possible care, as well as a practical solution to holding down healthcare costs,” stated Ray Rabideau, Memorial’s Chief Medical Officer.

The evening starts at 6:00 pm with a walk down the red carpet where each guest will have an opportunity to have their picture taken by local photographer Karen Stancik while enjoying a glass of chilled champagne. Guests will be served appetizers by formally-attired servers which will also be displayed on beautiful ice sculptures. Everyone will have time to mingle with friends and enjoy music by the Mountain Aire Strings in the Summit Cocktail Lounge.  At 7:00 PM, there will be an eclectic dinner menu offered with dual entrées of Skewered Lobster Tail Topped with a Cognac Sauce, Grand Summit Steak sliced and topped with a Port Demi Glaze, Pan Seared Breast of Chicken stuffed with Fontina Cheese and Prosciutto drizzled with Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette, Grilled Manicotti Roulade stuffed with Ricotta Cheese and Vegetables topped with a Garlic Cream Sauce, or Local Heirloom Tomatoes with Quinoa, New World Vegetables served over a Bed of Greens with Yellow Pepper Coulis. The menu is completed with a signature trio of Chef inspired desserts.

During dinner, the spotlight will be on a talented cast of performers from the Arts in Motion Theater Company who will once again delight the audience with a “Brat Pack” inspired dinner club cabaret performance. The evening will be reminiscent of the elegant supper clubs of the 50’s and 60’s. These clubs, in their heyday, stayed true to their cabaret roots by entertaining guests with a combination of music, dance and humor.

The entertainment will feature the music of the popular stars of the era Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee, Dean Martin, Ray Charles, Bobby Darren, and Billie Holiday, to name a few.

After dinner festivities, the Franconia, NH based 10-piece ensemble The Wicked Smart Horn Band will add a rousing finish to the evening with dancing well into the night.

The Legacy Gala Committee is grateful to its current corporate sponsors: Maine Health, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, Memorial Hospital Medical Staff, Colliers International, Bryan Company, Kline Seminars, DG Roofing, Wise Construction, Spectrum Medical Group, Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, Rinder Morgan, Amerisourcebergen Drug Company, NorthEast Kittredge Food Service Equipment, Attitash Grand Summit, Comfort Inn and Clean-O-Rama. More sponsors are being added all the time; those shown here were accurate as of press time

There is a wide range of sponsorship opportunities still available. Businesses interested in becoming sponsors should contact Memorial’s Director of Philanthropy, Karen Davenport at 603-356-5461 ext. 2268 or email kdavenport@memorialhospitalnh.org.

The Gala is being organized by a committee made up of community members:

Co-Chairs: Carol Westervelt and Kimberly McKinnon, Marcia Keeney, Mary Vigeant, Patty Keane, Dr. and Mrs. Miles Waltz, Cindy Foster, Michelle Capozzoli, Ellen Ohlenbusch, Becky Adams, Karen and Mike Davenport, Joan Phillips, and Kathy Bennett.

For more information on the gala or to reserve tickets go to Memorial’s website at: www.memorialhospitalnh.org, or contact Joan Phillips at: jphillips@memorialhospitalnh.org  603-356-5461 ext. 2264.

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The 2013 Memorial Hospital Gala Committee:

(from left to right) Becky Adams, Karen Davenport, Joan Phillips, Michelle Capozzoli, Mary Vigeant, Patty Keane, Marcia Keeney, Mike Davenport, Kimberly McKinnon, Kathy Bennett, Carol Westervelt, Cindy Foster, June Waltz, Dr. Miles Waltz (not pictured: Ellen Ohlenbusch).


Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring Associates Receives 2013 Best of Bartlett Award


Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring Associates has been selected for the 2013 Best of Bartlett Award in the Ski Centers & Resorts category by the Bartlett Award Program.

Each year, the Bartlett Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Bartlett area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Bartlett Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity.Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Bartlett Award Program and data provided by third parties.

The Bartlett Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Bartlett area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Bartlett Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups.Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Harry Nadler’s Art Collection Comes to Fryeburg Academy

Harry Nadler 
View the captivating new exhibit featured at Fryeburg Academy’s Palmina S. and Stephen F. Pace Galleries of Art entitled The Harry Nadler Collection. The exhibit will be on display from June 8 through September 2, 2013. Come out for the free exhibit opening on Saturday, June 8th from 1-3pm.
Light fare will be offered alongside musical entertainment.
At 3pm the Student Gallery of the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center will be dedicated and named for Harry and Helen Nadler.
The Pace Galleries are located at 18 Bradley Street on the Campus of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, ME. The Pace Galleries are free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 9:00-1 p.m. The gallery is also open during most performances in the Leura Hill Eastman PAC or by appointment. Please call (207) 935-9232 or e-mail boxoffice@fryeburgacademy.org to schedule a visit.
Helen Nadler, of Tiverton, RI, widow of the widely respected American Modernist artist, Harry Nadler, has donated a significant study collection of 37 paintings to the Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art at Fryeburg Academy.  This collection, which will be followed with further donations, represents a lifetime of artistic endeavors exploring different styles and techniques.
Harry Nadler (1930-1990) was a prolific artist and university professor. He graduated from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and he later taught at New York University and Wesleyan University.  He also served as Chairman of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico.
During Nadler’s career he received a number of honors, including a Fulbright Grant to Spain, and over 22 solo exhibitions throughout the United States. His paintings are in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and many major university collections.
This generous gift to the Pace Galleries of Art will greatly expand the Academy’s art collection and will enhance opportunities for students and art historians to study the rich history of Mid-Twentieth Century Modernist Art. After this exhibition, it is Mrs. Nadler’s wish that the paintings be displayed throughout the campus for the enjoyment of students and faculty.
For more information about the artist, please visit http://www.harrynadler.com/index.html.

Pics from Cranmore Tuesday and some February Fun!!


Cranmore Hosts Events for Everyone this February!

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Cranmore Mountain is continuing the winter with an array of fun family events all month long. Every weekend, families can find lots to do in addition to skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing plus all of Cranmore’s rides and attractions, including its new Soaring Eagle Zipline ride, now open in winter!

Sunday, February 10th is the 36th annual Hope on the Slopes Race to Beat Cancer.  Whether you’re a recreation skier, a snowboarder, a downhill racer, a tubing enthusiast, or just want to help in the fight against cancer, you can join this meaningful and inspiring event.  The minimum contribution of $75 per racer, includes a full day lift ticket or two hour tubing pass,coffee supplied by Good Vibes Coffee Roasters and  lunch provided by Flatbread Company.  100% of the event proceeds are used by the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research.  Registration opens at 8:30am on the third floor of the Main Base Lodge and the racing begins at 10am.

Cranmore’s second freestyle event of the season, RAMP Sports and Arbor  Present Retro Fest Rail Jam, is on Saturday, February 23rd and is part of Cranmore’s 75th anniversary schedule of events.  Grab your skis and boards, along with your best day glow gear and come out and throw down.  Registration starts at 9am in the main base lodge and is $10 plus a lift ticket or seasons pass.  The event will start at noon in the Double Feature Park. Winners will walk away with new skis or a board courtesy of the presenting sponsors and other prizes from sponsors, Dakine, Shreddy Times and Frontside Grind.  RAMP Sports will also be on property throughout the day with demo equipment.

This February includes a special farm themed Cranapalooza and fireworks Sponsored byTommy Hilfiger on February 16th, and a Hollywood themed Cranapalooza and fireworks sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink on Saturday, February 23rd.  Both of these dates include a bonus family friendly magic show at the Artist Falls Lodge from 4:30-5:30pm, with family magician Ryan Mahoney.  There is also a bonus Cranapalooza on Wednesday, February 20th.

Friday, February 22ndStonewall Kitchen will be on the deck of Zip’s Pub and Grille with free product samples, and Rockstar Energy Drink will be on property sampling drinks on Saturday, February 23rd.

All these family events make Cranmore the perfect place for kids to learn to ski. In fact Cranmore was recently named #1 in New Hampshire and #2 in the East for Kids Programs bySki Magazine, and was also just named the #1 Place to Learn to Ski and Ride in New Hampshire by the Boston Globe.  Last year Cranmore launched its KidsRule Mountain Camps, lesson programs for ages 3-14 that focuses on safety, teacher training, dedicated learning centers and communication. Special discounts are offered for online reservations made in advance. More information can be found at www.kidsrulecamps.com.

February is certainly a busy month for the popular North Conway ski resort. Visit Cranmore’s on-line calendar of events for a full schedule of what’s happening all season long. For more information on Cranmore Mountain, visit www.cranmore.com or call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.

About The Snow

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About the Snow

This Week: The Need for Speed
It seemed like the last week in the Mt. Washington Valley, everyone wanted to go fast. Speed was the name of the game. Keep your eyes open, these shots will fly by pretty quickly.
Racing at Attitash
Racing at Attitash. Photo by Laura Tuveson.
Eagle at Purity Spring
Eagle soaring at Purity Spring XC. Photo by Dan Houde.
Snowmaking at Wildcat
Snow blasting from a snowgun at Wildcat. Photo by Laura Tuveson.
If you’re looking to get your pulse racing, you can always zip over to our Flickr gallery for a shot of adrenaline.
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What’s your favorite view in the Mt. Washington Valley? Post it on our Facebook page and make your case for it being the best.

Weather Report
Another beautiful weekend? Sure, we can do that. Seasonal temperatures and sunny skies all weekend long. Need we say more?
Unfortunately, we don’t see a lot of snow in the forecast. A few flurries, some possible mix on Friday, but no significant storms. What’s going on this winter? Well, here’s the explanation from the experts at the Mt. Washington Observatory:

First, let’s dispel the myth that we haven’t gotten any snow: Observer Ryan Knapp reports 125.2 inches so far this season (defined as June 1, 2011 through today), versus 140.3 inches during the same period last year. Not so bad, right?

Here’s the difference: Last year, we received a lot of coastal storms (picking up moisture from the Atlantic and dumping it as snow), followed by periods of deep cold that helped all that snow accumulate throughout the season. This year, however, storms have originated primarily in the north and west-a bad combination for good accumulation. Northern storms, while cold enough for snow, typically carry drier air (little moisture = little to no snow). Western storms, while packing plenty of moisture, carry warmer temps from the south, reducing or melting away what little snow any Northern storms may have delivered. We haven’t yet hit that ideal mix of cold air and southern moisture.

Take heart in Knapp’s observation that “last year, some of our biggest snow storms came in February and March.” In other words, there’s still hope for some snow days!

Weather, snowmaking and grooming updates can always be found on the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

One of the World’s Best Ski Towns
Snow in North Conway
Their formula starts naturally, with skiing and snowboarding so good they attract people like youth-bestowing fountains. Then add an inviting mountain burg steeped in ski heritage, amenities, and culture. It’s a magic formula, and our little town stacks up alongside some of the most famous ski towns across the globe. The magazine sought out experts in each town, and Tom Eastman recommended the best of the best. Click here to read the full article.

From South to North

Greg Fishel on Mt. Washington

Meteorologists and weather buffs from around the world are drawn to the magic of Mt. Washington. Nothing gets them more excited than a visit to the home of the World’s Worst Weather. Meteorologist Greg Fishel from Raleigh, North Carolina’s WRAL paid a visit to the Mt. Washington Observatory to understand just what all the buzz was about. He wasn’t disappointed. Click here to view the video.

Valley Girl Videos
Valley Girl - Snowmobiling
Hang out with “Valley Girl” as she takes on the adventures of the White Mountains! Every week she will be taking on a new adventure and letting you see it from first person view! Check out what the “Valley Girl” is up to next in the Mt. Washington Valley!
This week, Valley Girl hits the trails with Northeast Snowmobile Rentals…and a friend.

Ski Free Midweek!
We all know that the weekends are too short, so extend your stay with one of the Midweek ski packages offered by lodging partners through the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. And, since you’re staying a bit longer, why not stay in the lap of luxury at the White Mountain Hotel?
White Mountain Hotel

White Mountain Motel Midweek Packages start at just $95 per person and ski or ride your choice of 7 Mt. Washington Valley Alpine or Nordic ski areas! Alpine skiers can choose from Attitash, Black, Bretton Woods, Cranmore, King Pine, Shawnee Peak and Wildcat Mt!  Cross Country Skiers can choose from Bretton Woods, Bear Notch, Great Glen, Jackson Ski Touring, MWV Ski Touring and King Pine and include an all day trail pass, rental and group Nordic Lesson! Call the Colonial Motel for details and to make a reservation, 800-533-6301.

Photo Contests Roll On
You still have plenty of time to enter our February contest. It’s so easy to win. Snap a photo and send it our way. Here’s how:


Each week a name will be drawn randomly from those who’ve signed up to receive the monthly E-Traveler newsletter or the weekly ABOUT THE SNOW newsletter.  Winners will be announced on the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Each Monday, a new prize is posted on the Mt Washington Valley’s Contest page on the website.  Each Friday, one lucky winner is drawn randomly to win the weekly prize. Prizes include pairs of lift tickets to one of the Valley 7 ski resorts, 6 XC Centers or other winter adventure opportunities.


Each month, a different prize package will be offered combining lift tickets or trail passes with gift certificates to restaurants and stores in Mt Washington Valley.  All photos are accepted, and those depicting winter adventure, family fun in the snow or even fun with Fido are all encouraged. The zanier, the better.  Post your photos on the special Photo Contest tab on the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

Upcoming Events

Racing at King Pine

Friday Freezestyle Jam Series

Bretton Woods


Jackson XC
2/17 – 26
Bretton Woods
Great Glen Trails
Bretton Woods
Purity Spring XC
King Pine
King Pine
Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring
King Pine
King Pine
2/20 – 22
Great Glen Trails
Jackson XC
Great Glen Trails
2/21 – 23
King Pine
Black Mountain
King Pine
Bretton Woods
Jackson XC
Purity Spring XC
Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring
Snow Reports

Alpine Ski Resorts
To learn more about skiing getaways and for complete vacation planning resources, visit www.MtWashingtonValley.org  or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (1-800-367-3364) Alpine and Cross Country Ski Vacation Packages 

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Attitash Race League Photos!

It’s hard to believe we’re in Week 7 of the Attitash Mountain Resort Race League. I’ve put together a few shots from today’s racing on Spillway. We have over 70 competitors this season in this two-run, single GS format race league sponsored by Tuckerman Brewing Company.

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IMG_9102 is Tyler Haynes from team C-More Evil, he’s currently in 1st place (racing should be done in two hours). Sorry, I’m unable to identify anyone else at the moment.

Photo credit Attitash Mountain Resort/Laura Tuveson

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