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New Hampshire Ski Areas Loaded with Snow & Plenty of Activities for February Vacation Weeks

February 12, 2015

 

Freestyle daredevils can test their skills on the Bag Jump at Cannon Mtn, Feb. 14-17.

Freestyle daredevils can test their skills on the Bag Jump at Cannon Mtn, Feb. 14-17.

LINCOLN, NH –New Hampshire ski areas, enjoying record amounts of snowfall, offer scores of events and deals, particularly in the upcoming February vacation weeks, and some of the best conditions ever.

While skiers and riders will be drawn to the New Hampshire mountains for the fresh powder and soft skiing conditions, most resorts also offer exciting activities for non-skiers as well as a host of events to compliment great conditions. Here are some highlights of vacation week events and activities at New Hampshire ski areas:

  • Family Fun Weeks at Bretton Woods that include ice skating, tubing, movies, storytelling & songs, snowman building, s’mores parties and more.
  • Snowshoe & S’mores at Loon Mountain, an après-ski adventure involving a lift ride mid-mountain, guided snowshoe hike to the rustic Camp III lodge, and a feast of hors d’oeuvres, hot cocoa, and s’mores around a crackling fire.
  • Saturday Night Pay-One-Price (POP) Program at Pats Peak, in which guests have access to skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, lesson tips, rentals, bonfires, and entertainment from 3pm to 10pm.
  • Winter Carnival at King Pine Ski Area, featuring sleigh rides, snowshoe tours, Silly Slalom, Belly Bag Races, Family Challenge Races, Gold Rush, Kids Fun Race, and more.
  • Cranapalooza après-ski activities at Cranmore Mountain Resort, including entertainment, s’mores, face painting, Cranmore’s mascot C-More, and fireworks.
  • Freestyle events at Cannon Mountain including the return of the Bag Jump and the second event of the Bern Freeride Series.

“Now is the time to come to New Hampshire to take advantage of all the new snow,” said Jessyca Keeler, Ski NH’s executive director. “For those who haven’t skied or simply haven’t skied in a while, our ski areas will have plenty of ski school staff on hand over the vacation weeks to teach people of all ages how to love winter.”

Details on these and many more events and activities – including Valentine’s Day specials and events – can be found at www.SkiNH.com. Guests can also find information about tickets and deals, weather and conditions, resort activities, lodging and lessons.

Ski NH is the statewide association representing 33 alpine and cross country resorts in New Hampshire. For more information on ski areas, vacation planning, and updated winter events at Ski NH resorts, call Ski NH at (800) 88-SKI-NH (800-887-5464) or visit the Ski NH website at http://www.SkiNH.com.

 

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Bromley, Cranmore, and Jiminy Peak Offer Free Lessons, Lifts, Rentals to First Timers on Sunday, Mar. 9, 2014

February 14, 2014

If ever there was a time to learn to ski or snowboard in the Northeast, that time is Sunday, March 9, 2014, when three New England resorts showcase for free their new Terrain Based Learning (TBL) programs to first time skiers and snowboarders. No small print. No hidden fees. Just register in advance, show up, get professionally fitted in free rental gear, and have access to instructors for 90 minutes at Jiminy Peak in Hancock, Mass., Bromley Resort in Peru, Vt., and Cranmore Resort in North Conway, N.H.

It’s a first for the TBL Program at these resorts, and a first in at least a decade that beginners are being invited to enjoy winter as guests of the resorts’ ski schools. All three host resorts are part of the Fairbank Group based at Jiminy Peak which has made a major commitment to learning by rethinking the process of transforming beginners into skiers or snowboarders on fun, specially designed fear-free slopes.

Terrain features such as rollers, half-pipes, and banks are carved into the surface to serve almost like training wheels to build confidence in sliding on snow, said Ben Wilcox, president and general manager of Cranmore Resort. “Once beginners learn the fundamentals, they progress to the rest of the mountain much faster.”

Adds Tyler Fairbank, president of Fairbank Group, “Through this unprecedented offer, we hope to capitalize on the buzz created by the Winter Games. What’s more, it will be a little warmer, a little sunnier than those days earlier this season when we were all under the spell of the polar vortex. “We believe TBL is a better way to become skiers and snowboarders and hope to expose more beginners to this most intuitive and enjoyable way to learn,” Fairbank says.

First time skiers and snowboarders, ages six and up, must register in advance at their preferred resort, then upon arrival will receive complimentary equipment rental, a rental helmet, and a beginners’ lift ticket valid all day after the 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon instruction ($89 value). They will also receive a discount on additional lessons, lift tickets, and rentals through the end of the 2013-14 winter season.

The offer is limited to the first 150 beginners at each resort. Some other restrictions apply. Terrain Based Learning instruction, now a permanent part of each resort’s learning programs, will continue to be available through the end of the 2013-14 ski season.

For more information online, visit: bromley.com, jiminypeak.com or Cranmore.com. Or call: Bromley (802 824 5522 x 301), Cranmore (603 356 5544 x 333), or Jiminy Peak (413 738 5500 x 3680).

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Ski New Hampshire Lift Ticket Packages, Snowsports Passport Make Ideal Holiday Gifts

December 3, 2013
Snowboarding at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Snowboarding at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Searching for gifts geared towards skiers and snowboarders? Ski NH’s Anywhere, Anytime Lift Ticket Packages offer one of the best gift ideas, especially for those that ski primarily on weekends and during holiday periods. The tickets offer savings of up to $26 off weekend & holiday rates at Ski NH member ski areas. The packages consist of the purchaser’s choice of fully-transferable lift tickets that are valid every day of the 2013-14 ski season. New for this season purchasers have the convenient option of printing their tickets at home or work, ideal for last-minute shopping.

Customers can choose their favorite ski areas or customize a mix of lift tickets to two or more ski areas; tickets are broken down into five price categories of $22, $32, $47, $60 and $70 per ticket. Packages begin at a minimum of six lift tickets and can be purchased in any increment above that. Ski areas included in the offer are Loon Mountain, Bretton Woods (sold out), Cannon Mountain (sold out), Waterville Valley, Mount Sunapee, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Cranmore Mountain, Pats Peak, Ragged Mountain, Black Mountain, King Pine Ski Area, Dartmouth Skiway, Granite Gorge, and McIntyre Ski Area. Ticket inventory is limited and many areas sell out quickly.  Currently less than 100 tickets remain for four ski areas.

The 4th and 5th Grade Snowsports Passport program is available to any 4th or 5th grade student, regardless of location. The passport costs $35, with a portion donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire. The passport consists of one, two, or three lift tickets or trail passes for each of the 33 member resorts of Ski NH, as well as savings on downhill lift tickets and cross country trail passes for parents and siblings, rental packages, lessons and more. To purchase a Ski NH Snowsports Passport, simply complete an application available on SkiNH.com and forward a copy of the child’s report card. Quantities are limited with only 4,000 Snowsports Passports available for the 2013-14 ski season, so it’s best to act sooner than later.

Lift ticket packages and the Snowsports Passport can both be purchased online at SkiNH.com, or by phone (phone orders are subject to a $10 shipping plus processing fee). For more details and to order, visit www.SkiNH.com or call 800-88-SKI-NH (800-887-5464).

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