The Wentworth Inn’s Annual Ice Sculpture Competition: Three hours and a 300 pound hulk of ice. That’s what over a dozen national competitors have to work with when it comes to creating an award-winning ice sculpture. Over a dozen artists will use anything from a hammer and chisel to a chainsaw to create works of every kind. Watch as human beings, animals, abstract figures and more come to life from a hunk of ice through the vision of the sculptor.
The Wentworth Inn has been hosting the Great Ice Carvers Invitational Ice Carving Competition for over 20 years and this should be the year you see it for yourself! Even if you can’t make the opening day, you can still enjoy the glazed glories out front for as long as they can withstand Mother Nature’s fickle temperatures!
LGBTQ Ski Weekend and Dance Party: Come to the White Mountains and celebrate equality! Ski all day with special lift ticket and lodging packages through Cranmore Inn. This promotion gives you access to the slopes of Cranmore, Attitash or Wildcat Mountains. A Pride Dance Party follows, on Saturday January 4th at McGrath’s Tavern. Get the party started with DJ Disco Dungeon.
Night Dog Sledding Ride: Experience an authentic dog-sled ride through the White Mountain National Forest at Great Glen Trails. Partnering with Outlaw Ridge Sled Dogs, Great Glen Trails offers you the chance meet and greet the dog team, then take an intimate 4 mile tour on its trail system. Be sure to reserve a space as only three departures are scheduled.
Tin Mountain Conservation Center Youth Art Program: Junior nature artists are invited to join local artist and longtime teacher, Deb Ayers, for a drawing class. Artists will spend the morning learning to draw the wonderful furry and feathery animals of our New Hampshire woodlands. Space is limited to so be sure to reserve a spot for the young artist in your life!
Learn to Line Dance at Zip’s Pub in Cranmore: Kick up your heels with Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation and help this non-profit raise money for its cause. Happening on Thursday, January 30th, enjoy a night of fun & Country Line Dancing. You’ll be led by an instructor, music will be playing and appetizers will be provided. Centerplate restaurant at Cranmore will be catering and beverages will be available for purchase at Zip’s Pub.