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Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation Presents Outdoor Snowshoe Adventure

Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation welcomes you to attend their Outdoor Adventure at Tin Mountain Conservation Center on Saturday, March 4th from 9am to 1pm. Participants can enjoy a winter nature walk with the guidance of animal tracking and winter ecology enthusiasts, a Geocache adventure with experts on hand to assist newcomers to the hobby, and a kid’s treasure hunt in the Rockwell Sanctuary. For those who wish to explore on their own, this option is also available. The trails are ready and accessible for snowshoers of all ability levels.

jens-friendsRegistration for the event is from 9-10am, with events from 10-11:30am. Participants are welcome to meet at the Nature Learning Center at 11:30 for hot drinks and soup.

The cost to attend this event is donation-based, with 100% of the funds raised for Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation. These funds are given back to Mt. Washington Valley residents that are battling cancer. The money is raised in the Valley, and stays in the Valley!

Participants are asked to please dress for winter weather and to wear appropriate footwear with traction or snowshoes depending on the snow conditions. Please bring your own snowshoes, as there are only a limited number of snowshoes available for those who do not have them, on a first come first serve basis.

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About Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation

Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides supplemental financial assistance and other resources to cancer patients and their families in the Mount Washington Valley who are uninsured, under-insured, or financially challenged, allowing them to focus on battling cancer without worrying about the indirect financial burdens that often arise. Jen’s Friends is currently assisting over 70 families in the Mount Washington Valley in their fight against cancer.

For more information, contact Charlie Zaccaria by email at czaccaria@roadrunner.com or by phone at 603-986-1923. For more information about Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation, please visit their website at http://jensfriends.org/wordpress/.

 

17th Annual Snowfest at Loon Mountain

casa_snowfest_golf_by_lomanno_0004_webJoin in the winter fun for a notable cause on Friday, February 3 at CASA of New Hampshire’s 17th annual Snowfest at Loon Mountain. The Snowfest, one of CASA’s largest annual fundraisers, invites attendees to experience a custom snow-golf course designed by Loon Mountain and take advantage of a day of skiing, snowboarding, and more across Loon’s entire resort.

The event will stay true to its traditions, with a continental breakfast for all participants in the morning, a Common Man Restaurant lunch buffet, and an apres ski party in Babe’s lounge, complete with raffles and live auctions.  Tickets  include breakfast, lunch and a full-day lift ticket as well as access to the golf course and a great swag bag.

Ticket Prices for Snowfest 2017:

  • Single tickets: $105
  • Foursome for $400
  • Special rate for season pass holders: $50 (no lift ticket)

About CASA NH
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the New Hampshire court system. As part of the national nonprofit organization National CASA (NCASAA), we envision a world in which all children are safe, nurtured and living in permanent homes. CASA is central to fulfilling society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family.

For more information about the event or to register, please visit https://www.casanh.org/snowfest or call 603-626-4600.

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Winter Wildlife Tracking in the East Bear Paw Lands

Winter is alive and thriving here in the Mount Washington Valley and it’s time for children and adults alike to go outside and play! The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust’s Easement Exploration Series welcomes you to attend their January exploration in Winter Wildlife Tracking  on Saturday, January 21st, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The event, co-sponsored with the Tin Mountain Conservation Center, will be lead by Dr. Rick Van de Pol. Explore the Bear Paw Lands, where wildlife abounds, and snowshoe the trail network of approximately 6 miles long, an excellent beginner’s adventure.

Participants are asked to meet at the Maine Visitors Center, located on Route 302 in Fryeburg, Maine. It is recommended that participants dress warm, bring a lunch, and pack their snowshoes or rent a pair from Tin Mountain Conservation Center. To reserve a pair of snowshoes, please call 603-447-6991. For more information about this event, visit http://www.usvlt.org/easement-exploration-series/. Please email info@usvit.org with any questions about the event.

About the East Bear Paw Lands
The East Bear Paw Lands consist of a 500-acre section of easment located off of Route 302. Within these lands is a trail network of approximately 6 miles long, that is excellent for beginner mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and trail running. The forested landscape is home to an abundance tracks from fox to fisher and the Easement Exploration Group will snowshoe in search of these and other signs of wildlife.

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About the Easement Exploration Series
Upper Saco Valley Land Trust’s “Easement Exploration Series” showcases conservation easements and properties we own and is designed to connect community members with the protected lands that surround them.  Once a month they host a themed visit to a preserve or easement.  Visitors might find themselves walking, hiking, running, snow-shoeing, or even canoeing or kayaking through local conservation lands.  These events are led by Land Trust staff, board members, and volunteers, as well as experts in the field: naturalists with specialties ranging from tracking to birding, from limnology to lichenology.  Most of the events are open to the general public, whereas a few visits to easement lands where public access is limited are open only to Land Trust members.

A core component of USVLT’s mission is “to preserve the ecological systems and cultural values of the Upper Saco River Valley.”  Providing a tangible way for community members to connect with these protected lands furthers our mission at its most basic level.

Different Ways to Get Up and Down the Mountain

Mt. Washington Valley, NH offers families, adventure seekers and those who love the outdoors a is a winter wonderland and the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors in the winter. . Whether you’re a skier or boarder taking advantage for the Valley’s seven ski resorts or a XC skier or snowshoer visiting the six XC Centers, the Mt Washington Valley offers skiing adventure for all levels. However, if you’re not a skier, there’s still plenty of of exciting ways to get up and down all of the mountains throughout the White Mountain National Forest, making your winter vacation a one-stop-shop for all things family fun.

Named among the top ski towns worldwide by National Geographic, many of the ski resort also offer winter activities outside of skiing and riding

Cranmore Mountain and King Pine Ski Area both offer tubing parks to encouraging flying down the mountains with ease. The Cranmore Tubing Park was rated the number one tubing park in New Hampshire. It has 10 lanes and is served by both a magic-carpet style surface lift and a handle-tow lift. In addition to tubing, Cranmore’s Adventure Park also offers  a Soaring Eagle Zipline, a Mountain Coaster which, which coasts up to 25mph, down thousands of feet of twisting, turning fun through the woods! You control your speed so you may take a leisurely ride or get your adventure at high speeds. Cranmore even has a Giant Swing, which arcs higher and higher as you and your friend delight in the thrills.

King Pine offers a full lift serviced tubing park and a Friday night snow-tubing promotion, where you can save $10 on a tubing park pass. Plus, show your lift ticket at King Pine and enjoy skating in their enclosed rink

Great Glen Trails not only offers fantastic cross-country skiing, but also a family tubing hill too. Plus, their SnowCoach takes you on an eight mile trek up Mount Washington on the Mount Washington Auto Road for one of the only winter sightseeing experiences available in New England. Enjoy your ride with charismatic drivers and wonderful photo opportunities. You also have the option to be dropped off at certain mile-marks on the Auto Road and ski your way down.

There are so many more winter activities that take you to higher elevations and parts unknown throughout the Mt. Washington Valley. Rent snowmobiles for the day and enjoy a tour over the rive sand through the woods. The valley is home to many friendly rental retailers and guide services, such as Northern Extremes, Northeast Snowmobile, Let’s Ride Rentals and Town and Country. Ride over 600 miles of trails throughout the White Mountains, experiencing everything from mountain passes to rolling fields and incredible views.

Speaking of incredible views, take in the thrill of 360-degree views of all the peaks while zipping down the mountain on a Canopy Tour. Offered at Bretton Woods, this tour features a three-hour ride from 10 treetop zip lines; one of the longest zip line canopy tours in New England. The resort also offers a Zip and Ski Package, which includes a Canopy Tour and lift ticket for $99.

Snowshoeing is also a popular winter activity in Mt Washington Valley. Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Reserve, Great Glen Trails, Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, Bretton Woods, Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring Foundation and Bear Notch Ski Touring Center all offer snowshoe rentals and many offer snowshoeing adventures as well. Imagine trekking through the woods on your own or with friends or partake in a guided tour offered by many of these resorts. Jackson Ski Touring Foundation offers group tours and Great Glen Trails is excited to bring you and a group on a moon-lit snowshoeing tour on scheduled evenings. Bretton Woods even offers lift-serviced access to higher elevation to snowshoers who purchase the High-Country Trail Pass.

Access information on all of Mt Washington Valley’s winter adventure at www.Mtwashingtonvalley.org. See you on the trails.