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A Successful Ski Season for Alpine and Cross Country Areas in New Hampshire 2016-17

Press Release from Ski New Hampshire

CONWAY, NH (April 24, 2017)-As the weather warms and the chairlifts stop spinning for the 2016/17 season, Ski New Hampshire’s 34 ski area members reported a successful season overall, thanks in part to well-timed snow storms in the Granite State and the greater Boston area.

Though final numbers are still rolling in from the trade association’s member resorts, a consistent weekly tally of skier visits from 10 of the state’s alpine resorts shows that skier visits for the 2016/17 season are up 31 percent over last year. Nordic ski areas also saw a much healthier skier visit base than last season.

“Winter storms blew through when it really mattered this season: during Christmas vacation, leading up to Presidents’ Weekend and February vacation, and during March for many resorts’ spring events,” says Karolyn Castaldo, Communications and Marketing Manager for Ski New Hampshire. The late season snow storms even allowed some resorts that typically close early to extend their season by a week or two.

For those skiers and riders who want to take advantage of great deals in preparation for next season, many resorts are offering season passes for the 2017/18 season at http://www.skinh.com/season-passes at discounted spring sale rates. Deadlines begin on April 30 and will run through early June, depending on the resort.

But just because the snow is diminishing doesn’t mean that these resorts will stay dormant for long. A growing number of summer activities are available at these resorts, which typically open on or around Memorial Day Weekend and continue through Columbus Day.

About Ski NH
Ski NH is the statewide association representing 34 alpine and cross country resorts in New Hampshire. For more information on ski areas, vacation planning, and updated winter events at Ski NH resorts, visit the Ski NH website at www.SkiNH.com. For statewide travel info, visit http://www.visitNH.gov.


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

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

cynthias-challenge3Faith’s Story 

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

About The 2017 Event

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

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

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

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

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


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

Hope on the Slopes at Cranmore Mountain

Cranmore Mountain welcomes you to participate in the 40th annual Race to Beat Cancer that will take place on Sunday, February 12th. Skiers and snowboarders can participate in the race for a minimum contribution of $80, or $50 for those 17 and younger. This contribution includes a full-day lift ticket, organic, locally-sourced pizza courtesy of Flatbread Company, and an awards ceremony. Participants are encouraged to collect donations from their friends, family and colleagues in addition to their own contribution to go towards this considerable cause.


Registration starts at 8:30am at the Main Base Lodge and the race begins at 10:00am. For more information, please contact Cranmore Mountain at 1-800-SUN-N-SKI or visit their website at www.cranmore.com.

Cranmore Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary!

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Cranmore Mountain Resort celebrates 75 years of continuous operation this winter, marking the occasion with a season full of events and specials. Cranmore Mountain opened for the winter of 1937-38 with a rope tow on what was then known as Lookout Mountain in North Conway, NH. Ever since, skiers have flocked to the venerable resort to enjoy its sunny slopes and legendary ski school, established by world-renown skimeister, Hannes Schneider.

The public is invited to be part of the celebration at these special events:
Schneider Triple Chair Dedication
Mid-December, 2012 – Come celebrate Cranmore’s new triple chairlift, named in honor of Herbert
Schneider, former owner and skiing legend, who passed away in June 2012.

75th Anniversary Gala
Sat. January 12, 2013 – The biggest social event of the winter will celebrate the 75th anniversary of
Cranmore, hosted at the official lodging sponsor of their anniversary year, The Red Jacket Resort in
North Conway, NH. Join in for cocktails, dinner and dancing to a swing band. Dress in vintage 1930s
garb or your finest evening attire. Tickets include the pre-event cocktail hour, sponsored by the Red
Jacket; and 4-course meal with wine and beverages, along with live music. Portion of proceeds to
benefit the Herbert Schneider Memorial Fund.

Vintage Cranapalooza
Sat. January 12, 2013 – Kids can celebrate our anniversary too! Come to this 75th-themed Cranapalooza,
with a history scavenger hunt all around the mountain, with special prizes for those who complete the
hunt. Enjoy a vintage magic show, courtesy of Magic of the Steelgraves.

Retro Fest Rail Jam
Sat. Feb. 23, 2013 – There weren’t snowboards back in 1937, but riders are invited to dig out there
“vintage” boards and attire and hit Cranmore’s newly revamped terrain park as part of Retro Fest.
Straight skis, day-glo and other equipment and skiwear from back in the day are welcome to be part of
the event, even if you don’t compete. Special prizes for best vintage gear and wear in addition to the rail jam.

Hannes Schneider Meister Cup
Sat. Mar. 2, 2013 – The Meister Cup has long celebrated the history of skiing at Cranmore and Hannes
Schneider, known as the father of American ski instruction. This annual fund-raiser for the NE Ski
Museum will no doubt round out a winter of 75th festivities with its silent auction, ski race, vintage
clothing competition, ice carving contest and torchlight parade.
Special Promotions

75th Anniversary Fridays
All non-holiday Fridays offer the following specials:
• Purchase 2 online adult 1-day lift tickets for only $75 (regular rate: $118)
• Reserve a GET lesson for only $75 online (regular rate: $89)
• Buy 4 tubing passes or 3-ride Mountain Adventure ticket packs (valid for any 3 rides on
the Mountain Coaster, Zipline, or Indoor Adventure Zone or Giant Swing), for $75 online
(regular rate: $100)

All $75 anniversary specials are available online only, purchased by midnight the evening before, at
http://www.cranmore.com. Excludes holiday periods.

Cranmore Mountain is located in the heart of North Conway Village in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, only
2.5 hours from the Boston area. Cranmore has undergone over $8.3 million in renovations since 2010 with new lifts,
trails, children’s center, zip line, mountain coaster, enhanced snow making capabilities and more. For more
information on Cranmore Mountain and the latest news of special events, visit http://www.cranmore.com or call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.

Attitash & Wildcat Mountain Head to Boston Globe Ski & Snowboard Expo, November 8 – 11

Once again, both Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain will be among the many ski resorts attending the upcoming annual Boston Globe Ski & Snowboard Expo. Skiers and riders all over New England will gather in Boston to get excited for winter and to see or buy the latest gear, plan ski vacations, find one-of-a-kind lift ticket deals, and hear what’s new from attending resorts. “All skiers and snowboarders, as well as the ski areas and vendors that return year after year, look forward to this show,” said Attitash Mountain Resort Event Coordinator Corey Madden. When referring to the enthusiasm and excitement of attending skiers and snowboarders, Madden added, “The Boston Ski Show is hugely popular and all of us from Attitash and Wildcat working the show are as equally excited to talk about skiing, snow, what’s new, and to share what we are offering for special show discounts and deals this season.”

Both Attitash & Wildcat head to Boston continuing to message the vertical, value, & variety offered with season passes, discount cards, lift tickets, and gift cards valid for use at the two Mount Washington Valley ski areas located only 20 minutes apart. Representatives from both mountains will also be sharing what’s new including the free learning area, surface lift, and relocated Abenaki Park area at Bear Peak; a surface lift installed at Wildcat; and snowmaking improvements, value-based Learn2 Ski or Snowboard initiatives and a new stunt airbag that will be set-up and scheduled for use regularly throughout the season at both mountains.

One of the more anticipated returning specials for Attitash and Wildcat are $125 gift cards that can be purchased for only $100. “We’ve had tremendous success selling the gift cards with the show-only associated bonus offer,” said the Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain Director of Marketing Thomas Prindle. “Essentially, our customers can purchase the gift card for $100 and we give them back $125 to spend toward tickets, food, ski school lessons, lodging, and more when they visit Attitash and Wildcat.” In addition, both resorts are excited to bring back the Vertical Value Card which offers up to a 50% discount off lift tickets all season long. For the cost of $89, the Vertical Value card includes the cardholder’s first day lift ticket for free and a 10 – 50% discount off regular full-day ticket rates all season long. The Vertical Value card also allows the cardholder to bring a friend to either resort on non-holiday Wednesdays all season long and that friend can purchase a ticket at half the normal midweek full-day ticket rate.

New this year, Attitash & Wildcat also plan to unveil additional new Boston Ski Show-only specials with details to be announced at the start of the show. In addition, both resorts will also be giving away custom-made Attitash and Wildcat Mountain recyclable shopping bags, posters, stickers, and more to show attendees who stop by to hear about what’s new and to purchase any of the show-only specials. The show, taking place in Boston at the Seaport Convention Center, begins at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 8 and will have show hours daily through Sunday, November 11. Attitash and Wildcat Mountain will be located in booths 180-182. A ski show event schedule and admission coupon is available or tickets can be purchased online at bewisports.com.

Attitash Mountain Resort, located in the Mount Washington Valley, most recently earned a spot among SKI Magazine’s Reader Resort East’s Top 20 Ski Areas. Offering two distinct mountains, Attitash and Bear Peak, and one of New England’s most advanced snow making systems, Attitash is known for its signature terrain parks, ski school and children’s programs, open-glade terrain, après entertainment, family value, the year-round mountain coaster attraction, and quality slopeside accommodations featuring the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel. For further information, please visit http://www.attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.

Wildcat Mountain, located in Pinkham Notch, is home to New Hampshire’s most powerful quad summit chair lift and is renowned for its high summit elevation over 4,000 feet and greater than 2,100 vertical feet of skiing and riding; longest novice trail in the state at just under 3 miles; and proximity to Mt. Washington that contributes up to 200 inches of snow and a long winter/spring season annually. Wildcat Mountain has consistently been rated #1 Scenery and most recently earned a spot among SKI Magazine’s Reader Resort East’s Top 20 Ski Areas. For further information, please visit http://www.skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI WILD.