Mount Washington Valley Ski Area Opening Dates

Just got this from the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce:

Opening Dates

 

Attitash Ski Resort -- Opening Date: November 22

Black Mountain -- Opening Date: December 12

Cranmore Mountain Resort -- Opening Date: Tubing Hill opens November 28, Skiing begins December 6

Great Glen Trails -- Opening Date: December 6 for the Atomic Sprints

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation -- Opening Date: December 1 (weather permitting)

King Pine --Opening Date: December 12

Wildcat Mountain --Opening Date: November 29


FEBRUARY EVENTS AT CRANMORE

Cranmore's Snowiest Winter in Years Heats Up with Special Events in February

NORTH CONWAY, NH - With over 5 feet of snowfall received so far this season, Cranmore's snowiest winter in years continues to heat up when the resort today announced its schedule of special events for the month of February. The resort will host long-time favorites like the Race to Beat Cancer plus some new fun events including a visit from the Disney Get Out and Play Tour.

Ice sculpting at Cranapalooza.

Cranmore continues its popular Cranapalooza event series, taking place every Saturday night from 2-9pm, plus a special bonus Wednesday vacation week edition on February 20th. The family-festive event features night skiing and riding, live music and family entertainers, plus complimentary face painting and a visit from mountain mascot, C-more the Penguin.


Plus new for this year, Cranapalooza is supporting the NH chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation; with the purchase of a s'mores kit, kids can melt marshmallows around a firepit while also helping grant the wishes of Make-a-Wish children around the state, as a portion of all proceeds are donated to the organization.

This month, Cranapalooza features family entertainers including Dan the Puppet Man, Brownie and Julie, Mr. Phil and Jason Escape. Live music acts scheduled include Casual Fiasco and Erin Harpe. Additionally, Cranapalooza lights up the skies over North Conway with fireworks at 7:30pm on Feb. 2, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23.

Simply Magic performs at Cranapalooza to an audience of rapt children.

All music and entertainment is presented at zero charge to the public and takes place in the resort's Eating House lodge. Those wishing to ski or ride may purchase a Cranapalooza lift ticket valid from 2-9pm for only $22 for all ages.

But Cranapalooza isn't the only festivity taking place on the slopes at Cranmore. The resort will also host these special events all month long:

  • Sat. Feb. 9 - USASA Slopestyle
    USASA Slopestyle competition for the New Hampshire Snowboard Series.
  • Sun. Feb. 10 - Race to Beat Cancer
    Fulfill the need for speed and get a fundraising team together and participate in this event to support a very worthwhile organization, the American Cancer Society.
  • Sat. Feb. 16 - Jib-Saw Massacre for Snowboarders 2
    The second snowboarder Jib-Saw Massacre of the season offering a competition in the Darkside Terrain Park.
  • Sun. Feb. 17 - Jib-Saw Massacre for Skiers 2
    The Darkside Terrain Park event series continues with this session for skiers.
  • Apres Ski Entertainment
    John Shore from Open Window Music will perform in the Eating House.
  • Mon. Feb. 18 - Apres Ski Entertainment
    Wicked Automatic will perform an acoustic set in the Eating House.
  • Tues. Feb. 19 - Disney Get Out and Play Tour
    Disney will be here with music, games, singing, trivia, crafts, face painting, and complimentary give-aways.
  • Wed. Feb. 20 - Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge
    One of Cranmore's most popular events, the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge Race Series is a complimentary, fun race open to all ages and abilities.
  • Thurs. Feb. 21 - Apres ski entertainment
    Jim Tyrell will perform on the Eating House stage.
  • Fri. Feb. 22 - Apres ski entertainment
    Mitch Alden from Now is Now will perform an acoustic set on the Eating House stage.
  • Sat. Feb. 23 - Pink Ribbon Jibbin'
    The Smith Limo will be here to help with this benefit for B4BC.

    Family enjoying the Arctic Blast Tubing Park at Cranmore.

    Special Vacation Week Tubing Hours
    Cranmore's Arctic Blast Tubing Park is NH's most popular and will be open special vacation week hours throughout Feb. Regular hours are Thurs. 3-9pm; Fri. & Sat. 9am - 9pm and Sun. 9am - 4pm. Special vacation hours are 2/15 - 2/24: 9am - 9pm; and 2/25 - 2/28: 1pm - 9pm.


    Tubing tickets are $18 for 2 hours or $24 for an all day or all night ticket. Children 42" and under may ride for at zero cost with a paying grown up.

    To view video snow reports, live webcams, and the latest snow conditions report, visit the resort's website. The website also sells discounted lift tickets online, including the special "Weekender" lift tickets - ski any non-holiday weekend for only $35 per day. For more information, visit www.cranmore.com.

Contact Info: Kathy Bennett
Public Relations
603-356-8561
kbennett@boothcreek.com

Cranmore Mountain Resort is located just two-and-a-half hours north of Boston at One Skimobile Road, off Route 16, in the village of North Conway, New Hampshire. Cranmore, the mountain of choice for families visiting Mount Washington Valley, is part of the Booth Creek family of resorts that include:
Waterville Valley, Northstar-at-Tahoe, and Sierra-at-Tahoe.


JANUARY EVENTS AT CRANMORE

Comedy Night Caps Month of Fun Festivities at Cranmore in January

NORTH CONWAY, NH - January events at Cranmore are taking a turn towards the absurd with the addition of a new evening comedy show kicking off the Martin Luther King holiday ski weekend at North Conway's long-running ski area.

On Friday, January 18, 2008, doors open at 7pm for a special 8pm performance by three popular Boston-area comics, Michael Coleman, Eddie Bratz and Michael Viselli. In addition to the comedy show, the evening will feature a retro dance party complete with disco ball, lights and a visit from Elvis. Guests wearing 70s or 80s retro-wear will be eligible to receive prizes. A cash bar will be available at Zip's Pub.

Michael Viselli has performed in venues in and around the Hub such as Nick's Comedy Stop and the Comedy Connection and is well-known for his tribute to the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. Eddie Bratz has played popular NYC comedy clubs such as Dangerfield's and Caroline's. Those who grew up in Boston may remember the popular WZLX radio show, Charles Lacquidara's Big Mattress, which featured the work of Michael Coleman.

Also on January 18, Cranmore will offer a complimentary lift ticket for anyone dressed as Elvis Presley to pay tribute to what would've been the King's 73rd birthday (he was born on January 8, 1935).

Tickets to the show are only $10 in advance or $12 at the door. To reserve in advance, call 603-356-5544 ext. 227.

Cranmore Comedy Night is just one of many fun and festive events taking place at Cranmore in January. The 4th Annual Great Penguin Race, benefiting the Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum, takes place on Sunday, January 6th.

January 12 celebrates Cranmore's environmentally friendly policies on Biodiesel Day. Drivers of hybrid vehicles will be rewarded with a complimentary lift ticket and VIP parking. Plus visitors can learn more about eco-friendly fuel and how it's used at Cranmore.

The Comedy Night isn't the only newcomer to the special event lineup. Cranmore also recently announced a series of Meister Hut Wine Dinners with the first slated for Sat. January 19, 2008. Reservations for those dinners, also taking place on Feb. 16 and March 1, may also be made by calling 603-356-5544 ext. 227.

Finally, the fun continues with Cranapalooza, a nighttime festival of fun featuring night skiing, snow tubing, family entertainment and live music, every Saturday night from 2-9pm.

For more information on these events and all the goings-on at Cranmore Mountain, visit www.cranmore.com or call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.

Contact Info: Kathy Bennett
Public Relations
603-356-8561
kbennett@boothcreek.com

Cranmore Mountain Resort is located just two-and-a-half hours north of Boston at One Skimobile Road, off Route 16, in the village of North Conway, New Hampshire. Cranmore, the mountain of choice for families visiting Mount Washington Valley, is part of the Booth Creek family of resorts that include:
Waterville Valley, Northstar-at-Tahoe, and Sierra-at-Tahoe.


MEISTER HUT WINE DINNERS OFF FINE DINING AT CRANMORE'S SUMMIT

NORTH CONWAY, NH - Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, NH, now celebrating its 70th platinum anniversary year, is launching its first ever series of Meister Hut Wine dinners. Taking place in the 1940s-era log cabin at its summit, Cranmore's wine dinners offer a one-of-a-kind fine dining experience in front of a fieldstone fireplace with live music and spectacular views of the lights of North Conway Village.

On three select dates - January 19, February 16 and March 1 - guests will enjoy a four-course dinner with wine pairings in the rustic setting of the Meister Hut. A selection of five entrees will be offered and will be accompanied by wine carefully matched to each course. Round trip lift access will be offered on the high-speed express quad. The dinner is open to skiers and non-skiers alike with the welcome reception starting at 6pm each evening.

"Cranmore is fortunate to have both the setting and the culinary talents to offer guests an unparalleled dining experience," stated Cranmore's Glenn Harmon. "Skiers have been taking in the awesome views at the Meister Hut during the day for over 60 years and now they can do the same at night at these special dinners."

With extremely limited seating, advance reservations are required. Guests are encouraged to make reservations immediately to secure their space for the date of their choice.

Reservations are accepted by phone at 1-800-SUN-N-SKI ext. 227 or in person at the Resort's Guest Services Desk. Reservations are accepted until the Tuesday before each date with a 4pm cut off time to do so.

The prix-fixe dinners cost $99 for dinner with wine pairings including tax, tip, and gratuity and round-trip lift transportation. Those wishing to combine a ski weekend with their wine dinner may purchase a package with dinner and a 2-day lift ticket for only $175 per person, a $22 savings.

Guests will enjoy a menu never before offered at the Meister Hut, including Roasted Butternut Squash with Sautéed Radicchio, Veal Saltimbocca, Pan-seared N.Y. Sirloin au Poivre, Sattler Chicken Breast, Crabmeat Stuffed Sole with Poached Jumbo Shrimp topped with a Lobster Sherry Cream Sauce, and other outstanding culinary delights. Four courses of wine will accompany the meal, including selections such as Prosecco, M&R NV (Italy); Old Vine Rose, Red Guitar, 2006 (Navarra Spain); Vouvray, Chateau de Monfort, 2006 (Loire, France); Pinot Blanc, Trimbach 2004 (Alsace) and more. The meal will be rounded out with a dessert du jour and a glass of Tawny Port.

Cranmore Mountain is located in the heart of North Conway Village, NH. The resort, founded in 1937, is celebrating its 70th year of continuous operation. For more information, visit www.cranmore.com or call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.

Contact Info: Kathy Bennett
Public Relations
603-356-8561
kbennett@boothcreek.com

Cranmore Mountain Resort is located just two-and-a-half hours north of Boston at One Skimobile Road, off Route 16, in the village of North Conway, New Hampshire. Cranmore, the mountain of choice for families visiting Mount Washington Valley, is part of the Booth Creek family of resorts that include:
Waterville Valley, Northstar-at-Tahoe, and Sierra-at-Tahoe.