| Omni Mount Washington Resort is pleased to confirm that work has commenced on an exciting enhancement to our B-Chair Double Chair Lift and the Latitude 44 restaurant. We will be replacing the existing lift with a new, state of the art eight passenger gondola, which will run year-round, as well as a 10,000 square foot mountain side restaurant. Both will offer unprecedented alpine views of the highest mountain range in the northeast. This project represents a major investment in the Bretton Woods ski area, New Hampshire’s largest, and will be a highly anticipated new amenity for Omni guests and day visitors alike.
We look forward to sharing more details in an official announcement in the new year, in advance of the gondola’s 2018 – 2019 ski season debut and the mountain-side restaurant’s summer 2019 opening.
For more information, please call 603-278-3304.
CHRISTMAS WEEK ON AND AROUND THE SKI SLOPES FILLED WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, FAMILY FUN ON THE SLOPES & SO MUCH MORE
On the Mountains
Attitash Mountain Resort presents Ptarmigan Pub Apres Ski Entertainment:
- Tues, Dec 26: White Steer, 2:00-5:00pm
- Wed, Dec 27: Riley Parkhurst Project, 2:00 – 5:00pm
- Thurs, Dec 28: The Dean Machine, 2:00-5:00pm
- Fri, Dec. 29: The Pat Foley Band, 3:00- 6:00pm
- Sat, Dec 30: The Gravel Project, 3:00-6:00pm
- Sun, Dec 31: Lazy Susan, 3:00-6:00pm
- Mon, Jan 1: The Riley Parkhurst Project, 3:00-6:00pm
Black Mountain presents tunes, tastings & torchlight:
Dec 26-31: Apres Ski fun in the Lostbo Pub, 3:30-6:50
- Tues, Dec 26: Live music by Ben Cook
- Wed, Dec 27: Narragansett Apres Ski Party and Tasting and live music with Ben Cook
- Thurs, Dec 28: Live music by Riley Parkhurst Project
- Fri, Dec 29: Live music by Greg Walsh
- Sat, Dec 30: Coors Light promotion and live music with Candie Tremblay
Fri, Dec 29: Last Tracks with Moat Brewery:
Ride the lift to the top at 4:00pm and enjoy a tasting of Moat Mountain Brew with a real Moat Brewer along with appetizers. Afterward, ski down a freshly groomed trail with headlamps. Hard to know which is more fun – the tasting or the skiing. Reservations required, call 603-383-4490 $25 per person.
Sun, December 31: New Year’s Eve Party: Enjoy music in the Lostbo Pub with Riley Parkhurst Project, Patriots on TV and a Torchlight parade at 6:00pm for the whole family.
Bretton Woods Ski Resort presents apres ski parties:
December 26-31: 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 26-31: 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
Cranmore Mountain Resort presents live music at Zips & Cranapalooza:
December 26-31: Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park and Tubing Hill will be open daily 10:00am – 8:00pm.
December 27-31: 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
December 27 – 30: Cranapalooza! After a day on the slopes, there’s still Cranapalooza! Cranmore’s signature winter event, Cranapalooza is back for another season of DJ dance parties in Schneider Square with C-more the Penguin, live music, outdoor entertainment, family activities, s’mores.
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!
King Pine Ski Area presents torchlight snowtubing, sleighrides, night skiing & family fun:
December 26: Night Skiing and Family Night Race: Night skiing begins for the season. Ski under the lights from 4:00 – 9:00pm. From 6:00-8:00pm, compete in a free dual recreation race on the mountain.
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.
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).
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.
Shawnee Peak presents demos, beer promotions and winter festivals:
December 27: Winter Festival: DJ Ron Reid will be entertaining in Blizzards Pub after the lifts close. At 7:30, view the Torch light parade followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Both can be viewed from the warmth of Blizzards Pub or outside by the fire!
December 28: Winter Kick Off! Shawnee Peak’s new outerwear partner, Orsden, will be on site with some displays of their new ski wear for men and women! Parlor Skis will also be on-hand to demo their newest ski designs and to formally opening the Parlor Demo Center. End the day in Blizzard’s Pub, with an apres ski party hosted by Harpoon, the creators of Shawnee Peak’s Moose Pond Ale, on hand with swag giveaways. Be sure to wear your best ugly sweater!
December 29: Liberty Ski Demo Day: The award-winning Colorado- based ski company returns with a 2017/2018 lineup that’s guaranteed to make you want to add to your equipment arsenal for the season.
December 30: Lucid Skis Demo Day: Start by demoing a pair of Lucid Skis, made right in Maine. Then end the day with a cold Sam Adams draft in Blizzard’s Pub after enjoying the slopes! Reps will be on hand with tastings and swag giveaway’s and a lucky person will win a pair of skis or snowboard!
December 31: Ring in the new year with friends and family at Blizzards Pub.
Wildcat Mountain presents live music, Warren Miller film and Patriots in the Pub:
Live entertainment in the Wildcat Pub
- Dec 26: Live music with Scott Baer, 1:00-4:00pm
- Dec 27: Live music with White Steer, 1:00-4:00pm
- Dec 29: Live music with Ryan St Onge, 1:00-4:00pm
- Dec 30: Live music with Shark Martin, 1:00-4:00pm
- Dec 31: Patriots vs. Jets in a division rivalry on the big screen, 1:00-4:30pm
- Jan 1: Live entertainment with Ben Cook, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Dec 29: Line of Design Warren Miller Movie Premier, 5:00-8:00pm: Take in legendary Warren Miller’s 68th film, Line of Descent, celebrating all things snowsports from hidden slopes to extreme adventure. Food and Drinks at the Pub. Kids Apres Ski. $10 per person, $40 per family. Benefits the Wildcat Mountain Alpine Ed Foundation.
In and Around Mt Washington Valley
Live Music at Wildcat Tavern:
- Dec 26: Hoot Night, a Wildcat Tavern tradition.
- Dec 27: White Mountain Ceili Ban, 7:00-9:00pm
- Dec 28: Kevin Dolan, 7:00-9:00pm
- Dec 29: Al Shafner, 7:30-10:00pm
- Dec 30: Reverand Al Shafner & the Revtones, 9:00- closing
- Dec 31: Ring in the New Year with the Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00-1:00pm
Live Music at Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub
- Dec 25: Not into the traditional Christmas celebration? Join Ryan for an Open Mike in the Pub, 9:00-12:30pm
- Dec 29: Riley Parkhurst Project, 9:00pm-12:30am
- Dec 30: Lazy Susan, 9:00pm-12:30am
- Dec 31: Now is Now, 9:00pm-12:30am
Live Music at Shovel Handle Pub – always 6:00 – 9:30pm
- Dec 26: Riley & Dan Parkhurst
- Dec 27: Candie, Cliff and Ben
- Dec 28: Tim Gurshin & Friends
- Dec 29: Tristan Omand
- Dec 30: Randy Messineo
December 26 – 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).
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.
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!
December 31: New Year’s Eve Party at White Mountain Hotel: It starts with a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, then a four-course gourmet New Year’s Eve dinner in the Ledges dining room. Dance to the Two Bass Jon Band. You’ll enjoy party favors, a champagne toast and balloon drop at Midnight and two drink vouchers. $139 per person (plus gratuity). Overnight packages available too.
December 31: Le Vent du Nord at Stone Mountain Arts Center: Le Vent du Nord is one of the premier folk bands coming out of Canada today winning multiple awards and accolades from music listeners up north. They have a huge and exciting sound using traditional instruments and foot stomping rhythms…..and they even play the hurdi gurdi. Showtime: 8:00pm, Doors and bar open at 5:00pm. Tickets $55 per person. Reserve in advance.
To plan a Christmas Week getaway or a New Year’s Eve soiree, be sure to visit www.MtWashingtonValley.org or call 800-367-3364 (800-DO-SEE-NH). To learn more about what’s in store throughout New Hampshire for winter getaways, go to www.VisitNH.gov.
Shawnee Peak Ski Area, Maine’s longest-running ski mountain, is excited to announce several capital improvements in anticipation of Opening Day of the 2017-2018 ski season on Saturday, December 16, which will be the mountain’s 80th year.
This year’s list of projects includes several on and off-mountain enhancements, some major and some invisible, all of which are intended at providing an excellent Guest Experience. “We know that all of our improvements will enhance our skiing & riding experience for our upcoming 80th season! We look forward to seeing old friends and welcoming new families to our resort,” said owner Chet Homer.
On the mountain, a second carpet lift has been installed, which will enhance our beginner experience as well as alleviate the crowds on busy days. On the snowmaking side, Shawnee Peak has installed additional snow guns on the mountain, including permanent guns on both Yee Haw and Upper Hagget’s. We have also rebuilt our pumps at our primary pump house, completing the two-year project. Lastly, as loyal customers may know, Shawnee Peak also took delivery of a new Pisten Bully Winch Cat late last spring.
Our new rental shop was well-received last year and we have continued to enhance it, while placing a significant order of new rental skis, snowboards and helmets from Elan, Burton and Smith. Shawnee Peak is also excited to announce that we will be a Parlor Demo Center, the ONLY one in Maine or New Hampshire! Come try out these custom skis, built in the USA!
Both base lodges have received additional interior and exterior enhancements with the majority of the work done at the East Lodge, which has a new parking lot, additional seating, and a rehauled food and beverage offering. Stay tuned for some exciting news on this front!
Last, but not least, a new CRM system has been rolled out, which will enable us to communicate better with our guests and simplify our messaging across the board. Please check our social media pages and website for more info on Opening Day and for our exciting calendar of events, including our 80th Birthday Celebration on January 20th, 2018.
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About Shawnee Peak Ski Area
Maine’s oldest ski mountain, Shawnee Peak offers 45+ trails and glades, serviced by 6 lifts. We’ve got 98% snowmaking coverage and the largest night skiing operation in New England. Shawnee Peak is located on Route 302 in Bridgton, Maine just 30 minutes from North Conway
To attend this event, R.S.V.P to Jaimie Crawford, Jaimie@MtWashingtonValley.org, 603-356-5701 ext. 304
About Sea Dog Brewing Co.
Being authentic is important to Sea Dog Brewing Co. Their beers are
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Taste for yourself in the newest location in the Red Barn in the heart of North Conway.
Featuring post and beam décor with a fireplace and multi-level dining, their spacious dining
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The Mount Washington Cog Railway, the World’s first mountain-climbing cog railway, will be opening for its 146th season bringing visitors from all over the world to the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak on Saturday, April 25.
This year, the Cog will once again be offering the popular events and special tours including the AMC Nature Train Tour, Observatory Tours, Photo Workshop Tours, annual Railfans’ Day and the Holiday Family Festival. Look for more details on all events online at http://www.thecog.com.
As part of each 3-hour round trip on the Cog, Passengers spend about an hour on the summit, where those ticket holders get free admission to the new summit weather museum created by the Mount Washington Observatory. The exhibit provides a fascinating look at the extremes of winter on Mount Washington, all from the comfort of an interactive exhibit located in the lower level of the Sherman Adams Visitors Center.
Throughout the season, there are special trains and discounts for our guests. Starting Memorial weekend, the Cog will be firing up its vintage steam trains, and will be running the steamer as the first train up the mountain throughout the season on scheduled days. Beginning June 22, everyone saves with $13 off their ticket on the last train on most days. Even this Fall, passengers can save with a $10 discount beginning in September (excluding Holiday periods). The details on the train schedule, specials and discounts can be found online.
Old Peppersass, the train that built the Cog Railway, so nicknamed for its pepper-sauce bottle shape, is on displayat the Marshfield Base Station. This special train will be making an appearance at the League of NH Craftsman Festival this summer, being held at Mount Sunapee Resort, August 1- 9. Visitors can learn about the story of Peppersass and The Cog when visiting The Cog Railway Museum, located on the lower level of the Base Station.
Tickets for Cog Railway excursions can now be purchased online at http://www.TheCog.com. Due to the popularity of the rides, buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended. The Cog will be running weekends only until Memorial Day Weekend. Visit the schedule online for train departure times.
The Cog is located at Marshfield Base Station on Base Road, Mount Washington, NH just 6 miles off route 302 near Historic Bretton Woods, NH. For more information and the daily train schedule, visit http://www.thecog.com or contact The Cog at 1-800-922-8825 or in New Hampshire at 603-278-5404.
The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation will be hosting its 6th Annual Earth Day Event featuring Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax at the 100 Acre Wood from April 15 – 18. Local elementary and preschool students will participate in the event during the week, and there will be a 10:00am Saturday Character Breakfast the public is encouraged to attend. The Lorax is the final character breakfast of the eight week series.
The event begins at 10am at the Theater in the Wood with an enactment of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. After the story everyone will be able to visit with the Lorax himself! There will be a recycling presentation followed by an opportunity for kids to make their own Lorax with recycled materials. Then they can make a “pledge” of something they could do to help the environment and place their pledges on the Pledge Tree. They will also be decorating grocery bags that will be distributed to shoppers at The Local Grocer in North Conway. Then everyone will head out on the Trails in the Wood to enjoy the Storybook Trail. The event also includes a book swap; each child is encouraged to bring a gently used book and swap it for another.
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation also encourages kids to enter their Earth Day Writing Contest. Entrants are required to write about what Dr. Seuss’ story The Lorax means to them. Children may make up a story, relate a true experience, or write a poem. Only single author stories qualify; please no co-authored stories or parents. Inventive spelling is encouraged and accepted in honor of Dr. Seuss. Each story must not exceed 500 words. Text must be printed or written legibly. Story must have at least one original, clear and colorful illustration to reflect part of the story. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, storytelling, imagination and integration of artwork. More information is available at http://www.believeinbooks.org.
“This is a great example of our efforts to bring books to life and relate it to our everyday world” stated Executive Director, A.O. Lucy.
The Earth Day Celebration of The Lorax is one of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s programs created to match the goals of exercising the mind and body of youngsters with education and engagement of healthy habits. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.
The Foundation office, the Theater in the Wood and its 100 Acre Wood property are located on Observatory Way in Intervale, NH, just two miles north of the Scenic Vista, directly across from Town Hall Road on the west side of Route 16.
For more information on the Literacy Foundation call 603-356-9980 or visit http://www.believeinbooks.org.
The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation will open its Sugar Shack this weekend, March 28th and 29th from 11am to 4pm for the statewide celebration of maple season. Over 110 sugar houses across NH will be open for the 20th Annual NH Maple Weekend; this year marks The 100 Acre Wood’s 4th consecutive year participating. A typical maple season begins in late February or early March when the sap begins to flow. The maple sugaring season usually lasts about a month, ending when Mother Nature says so, and despite the stubborn beginning to this season, the Sugar Shack will be open weekends through at least early April.
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation has also developed a brand new “Tap Your Own” program to promote community involvement in their production of 100 Acre Wood Maple Syrup. The Foundation is encouraging families to participate in the tapping and collecting of sap on their own property, which will then be exchanged for Maple Syrup at the end of the season. The on-site Sugar Shack will be open on weekends from 11am – 4pm to provide families with tapping supplies and advice. The goal of the “Tap your Own” program is to get families outside and involved with a wonderful miracle of Mother Nature, maple sugaring!
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s Sugar Shack features 100-Acre Wood Maple Syrup made from the Foundation’s 100-Acre Wood property. Along with providing all the materials and information needed to “Tap Your Own” maple trees, the 100-Acre Wood offers a self-guided tour through a section of the Wood where you can read about sugaring. They also offer a guided wagon ride tour through the Wood on weekend afternoons where you can learn about the history of sugaring, how to identify maple trees, tap for sap, collection and sample tasting. Tour is approx. 1 hour. The Foundation also offers Group Educational Tours mid-week for all ages during Maple Season. Please call 603-356-9980.
The 100 Acre Wood Maple Sugaring operation is one of Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s programs that engage children and their families in the educational process of maple sugaring, while raising money to support their many Literacy Programs. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.
The Foundation office and its 100 Acre Wood property are located on Observatory Way in Intervale, NH , just two miles north of the Scenic Vista, directly across from Town Hall Road on the west side of Route 16.
For more information call 603-356-9980 or visit http://www.believeinbooks.org.
Join the Ham Arena for public skating and a free showing of Happy Feet!
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation has developed a “Tap Your Own” Program to promote community involvement in their production of 100 Acre Wood Maple Syrup. The Foundation is encouraging families to participate in the tapping and collecting of sap on their own property, which will then be exchanged for 100-Acre Wood Maple Syrup at the end of the season. The on-site Sugar Shack will have all the supplies needed to tap and collect the sap and will be open on weekends from 11am – 4pm to provide families with tapping supplies and advice. The goal of the “Tap your Own” program is to get families outside and involved with a wonderful miracle of Mother Nature, maple sugaring!
Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s Sugar Shack features 100-Acre Wood Maple Syrup and maple products made at the Foundation’s 100-Acre Wood property. Along with providing all the materials and information needed to “Tap Your Own” maple trees, the 100-Acre Wood offers a self-guided path through a section of the Wood where you can read about the operation along the way, accessible any time. They will also offer a guided wagon ride through the woods once a day on the weekends where you can learn about the history of sugaring, how to identify maple trees, tap for sap, collection and sample tasting. Tour is approx. 1 hour. The Foundation also offers Group Educational Tours for all ages during Maple Season mid-week. Please call 603-356-9980.
If there is steam rolling out of the Sugar Shack, you are welcome to step inside for a firsthand look at the historic and innovative process of turning sap into maple syrup. Stop in, learn more about one of Mother Nature’s sweetest and healthiest offerings, and taste a sample.
Net proceeds benefit the Foundation’s Literacy Programs. The Sugar Shack is located in Intervale on Rt. 16 at the entrance to the 100-Acre Wood property.
The mission of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is to enhance the quality of life through exposure, education, and the engagement of reading by bringing stories to life. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.
The Foundation office and its 100-Acre Wood property are located on Observatory Way in Intervale, NH, on Route 16, directly across from Town Hall Road, just four miles north of North Conway Village.
For more information call 603-356-9980 or visit http://www.believeinbooks.org.