North Conway Named Most Affordable Ski Destination in the NorthEast

20 11 2012

Article copied from the 2012-2013 Season New Hampshire Winter Guide, published by Salmon Press Newspapers :

“TripAdvisor’s Inaugural Ski Destination Cost Comparison Intex Reveals Top Resorts in U.S. and Canada Where Travelers Can Hit the Slopes and Save. North Conway comes in most affordable in Northeast and #2 in the U.S.

 

TripAdvisor, the world’s lagest travel review site launched its inaugural TripIndex Ski - a cost comparison of 20 popular ski destinations across the United States and Canada. North Conway, NH was deemed the least expensive ski destination in the Northeast and the second least expensive destination for skiing in the U.S.

TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Ski presents the combined cost of one night’s hotel accommodation, a basic ski rental package, a one-day lift tickets, a local meal and a bottle/glass of beer at top ski destinations. Salt Lake City, Utah came in as the most affordable ski destination, with a total TripIndex Ski cost of $238.58. Yet North Conway scored just over a dollar higher on TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Ski at $239.88, making the price between two top contenders negligible. With a price tag of $746, Vail, Colorado emerged as the priciest ski spot in the country.

“For travelers who are looking for a snowy escape, TripIndex Ski provides an easy way to compare the most popular ski destinations across North America,” said Karen Drake, senior direction of communications at TripAdvisor. “TripIndex Ski is a useful tool for travelers who are looking to get the best bang for their buck this winter season”.

According to TripAdvisor, the TripIndex Ski prices out the following items in each destination : Per night cost of a hotel (between December 2011 and March 2012 within 5 miles of the destination), cost of a lift ticket, cost of a meal (burger and fries from 3 local restaurants on or near the mountain) and cost of an alcoholic drink (domestic beer at 3 local pubs on or near the mountain).

Prices were collected through a variety of research methods, and apply to travel between December 2011 and March 2012. The “basket” of items is representative of the common items many travelers will purchase while on a ski vacation says TripAdvisor.

“It means a lot to us to learn that TripAdvisor, a trusted trip planning resource for travelers, has recognized that North Conway and the surrounding region offers and affordable ski destination,” said Janice Crawford, Executive Direction of the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. “With 13 ski resorts and XC centers all offering great skiing and value, skiers need look no further than the Northeast’s most affordable ski destination this winter,” finished Crawford. All of Mt Washington VAlley’s ski resorts are making snow around the clock as temperatures allow and plan to be open for Christmas week (the week between Christmas and New Year). Six out of seven are presently open.”

At Cranmore Mountain Lodge, room rates start from $89 per night for the whole winter season, and we offer many different ski & stay packages options with different ski resorts. You can find all these packages by clicking here.

Cranmore Mountain - Just 1 mile from us

Attitash Mountain - 15 minutes from us

Black Mountain - 15 minutes from us

Jackson x-country Foundation - 15 minutes from us

Wildcat Mountain - 35 minutes from us

Great Glen Trails - 35 minutes from us

Bretton Woods - 45 minutes from us

 





All Inclusive Cranmore Ski & Play Package – Season 2012-2013

6 11 2012

Claire, our daughter, learning to ski on Cranmore

We are only 1 mile away from Cranmore Mountain Ski Resort, with its 11 lifts including a high speed detachable quad and a fixed grip quad chairlift, 200 acres of skiable acreage with extra-beginner terrain, a larger tubing park (increased from 7 to 10 lanes), a mountain coaster, a giant swing and an indoor adventure center!

OPTION 1 – The quick getaway!
Starting from $168 + tax (Click here for detailed pricing) 

  • 1 night stay at Cranmore Mountain Lodge for 2 in the room of your choice
  • Full country breakfast cooked-to-order - (Full gluten free menu available at no extra charge)
  • Afternoon hot cocoa
  • 2 adult lift tickets for Cranmore Mountain
  • Optional 2 tickets for 2-hour tubing or 3 rides on the Mountain Coaster for Cranmore Mountain (add $20 per person – available weekend & Holidays only)
  • A Valley Pass for discount on dining, or/and horseback riding/sleigh ride
  • If you are driving a hybrid car, you’ll get a $20 voucher towards a future stay with us and valid for 6 months (come back in Summer!)
OPTION 2 – For 2 or more nights – SAVE MORE $$$Starting from $306 + tax (Click here for detailed pricing)

  • 2 night stay at Cranmore Mountain Lodge for 2 in the room of your choice
  • Full country breakfast cooked to order every morning – (Full gluten free menu available at no extra charge)
  • Afternoon hot cocoa
  • 2 tickets for 2-hour tubing or good for 3 rides on the Mountain Coaster at Cranmore Mountain (available weekend & Holidays only)
  • 2 adult lift tickets for Cranmore Mountain
  • A $30 voucher for a dinner at one of the Valley Originals’ Restaurants
  • A VIP card to shop at Settlers’ Green outlet Stores for extra savings
  • A Valley Pass for discount on dining, or/and horseback riding/sleigh ride.
  • If you are driving a hybrid car, you’ll get a $20 voucher towards a future stay with us and valid for 6 months (come back in Summer!)
  • Too many things to do? Optional 3rd night with a 10% discount
  • Optional FREE vouchers to go tubing/x-country skiing/snowshoeing at Great Glen Trails
  • Optional discounted lift and tubing vouchers for additional children or adults in the room, or for an additional day of snow fun!

When is the package available?
Any time, from the opening of Cranmore Mountain to the end of the 2013 ski season! No Blackout dates! For a midweek stay (Sunday through Thursday) you can also check out our Midweek Ski & Stay Package!

Conditions:Advanced reservation only - 50% lodging deposit asked at reservation – Subject to availability – Rates are double occupancy for all rooms except two bedroom suites (4 persons) - Room 19 , Suite 12, Suite 24 and Suite 25 are dog friendly, additional fee applies for a dog – Gluten free breakfast available at no charge upon request at reservation, only if you are gluten intolerant – Cannot be combined with another offer or discount

David tubing on Cranmore

Tubing is also available for those who just want to play in the the snow!





White Mountains Snowshoeing with Kris Ebbeson

3 01 2012

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are wonderful for snowshoers of all levels and age. Snowshoeing is the best way to discover the Mt Washington Valley, especially when you do it with an experienced guide who can help you get the best out of your winter hike, by sharing local secrets, following wild animal tracks in the snow, discovering snow covered boulders or icy formations along streams and guiding you into the wild. There are many options – clear days call for a hike up Mount Willard for sweeping views into Crawford Notch or a trip up Cathedral Ledge trail and the wonderful views of the valley and mountains. When the weather is less cooperative or the wind is strong and temps are low, there are still wonderful wild places to visit that are more sheltered and yet offer views of a different sort.
 Package includes:

    • 2 nights for two in the room of your choice (for family pricing, please contact us)
    • Full cooked-to-order breakfast each morning
    • A snowshoeing hike (see calendar of hikes below) with Kris Ebbeson
    • Soup, snacks and hot cocoa on the trail
    • Hand warmers for two
    • A $30 voucher valid towards a dinner to one of the Valley Originals’ restaurants, or A Taste of Thai Restaurant or Rafferty’s Pub & Restaurant (full gluten free menu available)
    • A Valley Pass for extra savings to area restaurants and sleighride
    • Vouchers for FREE x-country skiing and/or snowshoeing and/or tubing at Great Glen Trails, at the base of Mt Washington
    • Vouchers for $10 off the snowcoach (Sunday through Thursday), the only way to go up Mt Washington in Winter
    • Too many things to do? Take an optional 3rd night with a 10% off
    • A $20 voucher valid for 6 months towards a stay with us, if you are driving a hybrid car
  • Optional snowshoe rentals (see below)
Your guide:
Since 1997, Kris Ebbeson has hiked the hundred highest mountain peaks in New England, including all of the 4,000 foot mountains in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, as well as several of the mountains in upstate New York. Many of them she has hiked more than once, in every season. She has also hiked in the Grand Canyon and in several of the nearby National Parks in the Southwestern U.S. You will learn some of the history of the area and the nature surrounding you, and she will help you capture beautiful photographs of sights along the way, all while providing you a very relaxing journey!
Hikes:
There are many options. Kris will decide according to the weather on the day of the hike, to provide you with the best experience possible. Hikes are approximately 2 to 4 miles long and are family friendly, but not recommended for children under 8. They are rated beginner to beginner/intermediate.
If you are interested in more challenging snowshoe hikes or a longer time, Kris will be happy to custom design something to meet your needs.
All hikes will start at 10 am. Kris will meet you at the lodge after breakfast and you will follow her car to the trailhead. You will be back at the lodge by 2 or 3 pm, depending of the time of travel to and from the trailhead.
Snowshoes:
You are welcome to bring your own snowshoes. If you don’t have any snowshoes, a limited number of snowshoes are available for rent. Rental rate is $10 and is on a first come, first served basis (to be asked upon reservation). You can also rent them at Eastern Mountain Sports or at Ragged Mountain.
 
Special Moonlight Snowshoe Hike – January 7, 2012 
Weather permitting, this is a unique experience and a very easy hike of about 1 mile. Hot cocoa is included as well as the launching of a Chinese flying lantern, a $30 voucher valid towards dinner, 2 hand warmers, a Valley Pass and FREE vouchers for Great Glen Trail/Mt Washington Auto Road.
Limit is 12 participants maximum.

Pricing (for 2 – including taxes) :

Conditions :
  • 50% of lodging fee required upon reservation (our regular cancellation policy applies)
  • 50% of the hike fee paid upon reservation (non refundable – please read the cancellation conditions below)
  • We will share the following information with Kris Ebbeson : full name, address, email address, telephone number and credit card information
  • We will book the hike for you
Kris Ebbeson’s cancellation conditions:
  • If Kris Ebbeson cancels the hike due to severe weather condition (blizzard, lack of snow…) a 100% refund will be generated or a credit will be given towards another hike.
  • If cancellation is made up to 15 days prior to the date of the scheduled hike, you may transfer the hike to another person or to another date, or you may cancel the hike. If you choose to cancel, you forfeit the 50% non-refundable deposit.
  • If cancellation is made within the 14 days prior to the date of the scheduled hike, no refund is possible
Pricing (for two – includes taxes) :
Pricing below is based on a minimum of 4 participants, with a maximum of 10 people.
In case there are less than 4 people participating on a hike, there will be a surcharge of $20 per person.
For January 7th, if you wish to add to the regular hike the Moonlight Snowshoe Hike (see description below), there is an additional $25 per person to the rates given below.
For 01/12, 01/26, 02/02, 02/16, and 03/08 (Wednesday/Thursday stay) :
For 01/07, 01/21, 02/11, 03/03, 03/17 (Friday/Saturday stay) :
For 02/18, 02/22, 02/23 (vacation week) :
To book your hike, contact us at (800) 356-3596 or Book Online!




SPECIAL OFFER! WHITE CHRISTMAS 2011

23 12 2011

Snow is here in the Northeast! So come celebrate the end of 2011 with us!

Book one of the following rooms (see below) for a stay between December 25 and December 28, 2011, and get a 20% discount! This offer is not to be combined with any other special offer, package and cannot be applied on a current reservation.

To book, click on the pictures below and mention the PROMO CODE : WHITE CHRISTMAS at check-out! Or call us at (800) 356-3596.

These rates include full cooked-to-order breakfast each morning of your stay (gluten free menu available!), and we also offer discounted tickets for Cranmore Mountain, Attitash Mountain, Wildcat Mountain, Bretton Woods, Black Mountain, as well as FREE x-country skiing and/or tubing and/or snowshoeing at Great Glen Trails!

Room 1

Room 1 - Queen Bed, Cable TV/DVD, Private Shower Bath, 2nd floor Main Lodge

ROOM 1  - BOOK IT NOW!

Regular Rate: $129/night + tax – PROMO 20% : $103.20 + tax

ROOM 3 - Queen Bed, Cable TV, Private Shower Bath, 2nd floor main lodge

ROOM 3 – BOOK IT NOW!

Regular Rate: $124/night + tax – PROMO 20% : $99.20 + tax

ROOM 4 - Double Bed, Cable TV/DVD, Private Bath with Shower/Tub, 2nd floor main lodge

ROOM 4 – BOOK IT NOW!

Regular Rate: $119/night + tax – PROMO 20% : $95.20 + tax

ROOM 6 - 2 Double Beds, Private Shower Bath, 2nd floor main lodge

ROOM 6 – BOOK IT NOW!

Regular Rate: $134/night + tax – PROMO 20% : $107.20 + tax

ROOM 11 - Queen Bed, Cable TV, Private Shower Bath, 3rd floor main lodge, Slanted Ceiling

ROOM 11 – BOOK IT NOW!

Regular Rate: $124/night + tax – PROMO 20% : $99.20 + tax

ROOM 21 - Queen Bed, Cable TV, Refrigerator, Microwave, Private Shower Bath, 2nd floor loft building

ROOM 21 – BOOK IT NOW!

Regular Rate: $129/night + tax – PROMO 20$ : $103.20 + tax





Winter Snow Play for Non-Skiers

18 11 2011

If skiing is not your cup of tea and you are spending a few days here with friends or family, there are plenty of other “snow sports” and soft adventures in the Mt Washington Valley. Here is a list of things we’ve put together. For most of the activities, we propose a lodging package but we can build a “a la carte” package that will suit your needs.

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing at Great Glen Trails

If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Snowshoeing is the best way to discover the Mt Washington Valley, especially when you do it with an experienced guide who can help you get the best out of your winter hike, by sharing local secrets, following wild animal tracks in the snow, discovering snow covered boulders or icy formations along streams and guiding you into the wild. There are many options – clear days call for a hike up Mount Willard for sweeping views into Crawford Notch or a trip up Cathedral Ledge trail and the wonderful views of the valley and mountains. When the weather is less cooperative or the wind is strong and temps are low, there are still wonderful wild places to visit that are more sheltered and yet offer views of a different sort. Kris Ebbeson, your guide, proposes many dates for group hikes, but can also tailor a private hike just for you! She even proposes a unique Moonlight Snowshoe Hike on January 7, 2012. For more information, click here…

Our guests can also snowshoe for FREE on the trails of Great Glen Trails, right at the base of Mt Washington!

Dog Sledding

Muddy Paw Sled Dog kennel is a kennel comprised of 86 dogs, ranging from racing Alaskan Huskies, to Siberians and Malamutes. The kennel focuses of rescuing Alaskan huskies in need of a home, giving them a “job for life”. Their favorite thing to do is share the passion and adventure of dogsledding from the musher’s perspective. Tours aren’t just sitting in the sled and going for a ride, but involve interacting with dogs, and learning aspects of a culture that many people don’t get to experience. The kennel is located in the heart of the White Mountains, minutes from Santa’s Village and about 45 minutes from North Conway. Check our White Mountains Dog Sledding Package!

Tubing

Cranmore’s tubing park is the #1 in the State of New Hampshire. A magic carpet or a handle tow lift bring you up the hill where 10 lanes await you. Tubing is a family friendly activity that requires no special skills or equipment. Tubes are provided as part of your admission price. All ages welcome. Children 42 inches and taller may ride solo; little ones may ride with an adult! We sell 2-hour tickets for the tubing park at a discount price of $20 per person!

Tubing is also available for FREE at Great Glen Trails for our guests!

Mountain Coaster

Try them both! The Mountain Coaster at Cranmore Mountain and the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster at Attitash Mountain

The Coaster is thousands of feet of twisting, turning fun through the woods! You control your speed so you may take a leisurely ride or get your thrills at speeds up to 25 mph. Children under 3 are not allowed. Must be at least 48 inches to ride alone. We sell 3 rides tickets for the mountain coaster at Cranmore Mountain at a discount price of $20 per person!

You can also try the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster at Attitash Mountain : The Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster carries riders 1,420 feet up Attitash Mountain on twin, stainless steel rails, providing spectacular views of the White Mountain scenery before descending on a thrilling 2,880 foot ride down through the forested mountain terrain, dropping 316 vertical feet through a series of banked curves, dips and straight-aways at rider-controlled speeds of up to 25 miles per hour. Must be at least 52 inches to ride alone. We sell 1 ride ticket for the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster at Attitash Mountain at a discount price of $10 per person!

Giant Swing

Giant Swing at Cranmore Mountain

Get the thrill of being launched into the air with the Giant Swing at Cranmore Mountain! Must be at least 42 inches tall and a maximum of 300 lbs.

Indoor Adventure Zone

Cranmore’s  Indoor Adventure Zone features  fun attractions and offers kids of all ages hours of inside fun : a four-station Bungy Trampoline, the Spyder Mountain (a 24-foot tall cylinder that kids can climb up into and a large inflatable slide), and bouncy houses for everyone.

A Canopy Tour at Bretton Woods

Descending over 1000 feet of elevation, the tour takes nature-lovers and thrill-seekers across a series of tree-top zip lines through a network of platforms high in the ancient hemlocks. High-flying suspension bridges and hiking trails connect the nine zip lines, and the tour concludes with the Williwaw Racing Zip, a dual, side-by-side zip line leading right into the Bretton Woods base area! For more information, click here…

Horseback Riding & Sleigh Rides

Sleigh Ride at Farm by The River

Take a  sleigh ride through 70 acres of this family estate dating back to 1771 and travel through meadows and forests, along theSacoRiverand enjoy panoramicWhite Mountainviews-of Mount Cranmore & Cathedral and White Horse ledges and more-  It’s  peaceful, picturesque & perfectly natural! The Farm By The River is just 5 minutes drive from us and offers Horse Sleigh Rides in Winter, as well as horseback riding (weather conditions permitting, of course). When you stay with us and you show them your room key, you will get a discount!

Shopping

Save 30-60% every day at over 60 nationally known factory stores, at Settlers’ Green Outlet Stores.

Shop national brand outlet stores and specialty shops for fashions, accessories, jewelry, home furnishings, intimate apparel, shoes, children’s fashions and more, all tax-free! More than just an outlet center, Settlers’ GreenOutletVillage offers a beautiful courtyard setting, children’s playground, seasonal events, entertainment and fun family dining choices.

You can also shop numerous shops on Main Street North Conway Village, such as Framed Art Superstore, Tim Psadelakis & Friends (a unique jewelry store), Bavarian Chocolate Haus, Fields of Ambrosia, Vintner’s Cellar Winery, and also Soyfire Candles, North Conway Music Shop, and Four Your Paws Only

Our Local Partners

Save even more and book our Tax-free Shopping Spree Package which gives you a discount on lodging, as well as to many stores in the area and to our gift shop featuring Sally Bags! For more information, click here…





Last Minute Deal for February 4 & 5

3 02 2011

Stay 2 nights with us (Friday February 4 and Saturday February 5, 2011) and

GET 20% OFF YOUR STAY!

This offer is available only in the following rooms and for online reservation ONLY:

Room 1

ROOM 1

Second floor of the main building, Queen size bed, cable TV/DVD, private shower bath.

Regular price: $228 for 2 nights + tax

SPECIAL : $182.40 FOR 2 NIGHTS + tax

BOOK IT NOW (before 8 am Friday February 4)

Room 7

ROOM 7

Second floor of the main building, King size bed, cable TV/DVD, private shower bath.

Regular price: $228 for 2 nights + tax

SPECIAL : $182.40 FOR 2 NIGHTS + TAX

BOOK IT NOW (before 8 am Friday February 4)

 

These offers are valid only for online reservation, made before 8 am Friday, February 4, 2011, for 2 nights on Friday February 4th and Saturday February 5th 2011.
MENTION “ONLINE SPECIAL” UPON CHECK OUT
Full payment is required upon reservation. In case of cancellation, no refund is possible.

With these rates, make your own ski package by adding:

- Cranmore Lift tickets, for $50 per adult
- Wildcat Lift tickets, for $50 per adult
- Black Mountain lift tickets, for $36 per adult
- Bretton Woods Vouchers, for $68 per adult for Alpine or $14 for nordic
- FREE vouchers for x-country skiing and/or snowshoeing and/or tubing at Great Glen Trails, at the base of Mt Washington





Winter 2010-2011 – Special Deals & Packages

29 11 2010

Give the Gift of Fun and Enjoy a Little Yourself!

Give the gift of a Cranmore Mountain Lodge stay and receive a Thank You Voucher towards a stay of your own! For every $100 worth of gift certificates purchased, we’ll email you a Thank You Voucher worth $15.

TO PURCHASE A GIFT CERTIFICATE AND RECEIVE YOUR OWN $15 THANK YOU VOUCHER PLEASE CLICK HERE and mention this post upon check out!

Gift certificates must be purchased by 12/19/2010. Gift certificates do not have any expiration date or blackout dates. Your $15 Thank You Voucher(s) must be redeemed by 12/20/2011. The $15 Thank You Voucher(s) will be emailed to purchaser and will be based on even $100 increments of purchased gift certificates, not parts thereof. They cannot be combined with any other offer, special deal or packages. They cannot be redeemed for an existing reservation. They cannot be used for gift shop items and not exchanged for cash. They are not transferable.

December 18 : Celebrate our Anniversary with us!

On December 18, 2006, we became officially the innkeepers of Cranmore Mountain Lodge and want to celebrate by offering you a special discount! Stay with us on that special day and get 20% off our regular room rates, with a two-night stay minimum!

Conditions: Book at least two nights with us, one of the night being December 18, 2010. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or package, and cannot be applied on an existing reservation. MENTION “ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL” UPON RESERVATION to get your 20% discount! ADVANCED RESERVATION ONLY!

BOOK NOW!

January 7 : Ticket Rollback Day

On January 7, 2011, it’s Ticket Roll Back Day at Cranmore Mountain Resort! Tickets on Friday January 7 are only $9! But stay with us on January 7 & 8 and not only will you get the midweek rates instead of the weekend rates for that weekend, but we will give you the lift tickets FOR FREE SKIING ON FRIDAY! We have a limited number of tickets so hurry and book your stay now! First come-first serve basis!

Conditions: This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or package. Applied only on a stay on January 7 & 8, 2011. MENTION “TICKET ROLL BACK DAY” UPON RESERVATION to get the discount. ADVANCED RESERVATION ONLY!

BOOK NOW!

January 22 : Biodiesel Day

On January 22, 2011, Cranmore Mountain Resort celebrates Biodiesel Day, offering a free lift ticket and VIP parking for drivers of hybrid vehicles. You will also learn about this eco friendly fuel and how Cranmore is using it! Stay with us on January 21 & 22, 2011 and we will offer you a special 20% discount if you are driving a hybrid vehicle!

Conditions: you must travel with your hybrid vehicle. The 20% discount off your stay will be applied on the remaining balance upon check in. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or package. Applied only on a stay on January 21 & 22 2011. MENTION “BIODIESEL DAY” UPON RESERVATION to get the discount. ADVANCED RESERVATION ONLY!

BOOK NOW!

All Inclusive Cranmore Stay & Play Package

OPTION 1 – Starting from $173 + tax for two – Includes 1 night stay, cooked-to-order breakfast, afternoon hot cocoa, 2 adult lift tickets for Cranmore, and more…

OPTION 2 – Starting from $306 + tax for two – Includes 2-night stay, cooked-to-order breakfast, afternoon hot cocoa, 2 adult lift tickets for Cranmore, 2 tickets for 2-hour tubing or 3 mountain coaster rides at Cranmore, a $30 voucher good towards dinner at one of the area restaurants, and more…

More Information about this package…

Wildcat Value Package

OPTION 1 – Starting from $189 + tax for two – Includes 1 night stay, cooked-to-order breakfast, afternoon hot cocoa, 2 adult lift tickets for Wildcat, and more…

OPTION 2 – Starting from $284 + tax for two – Includes 2-night stay, cooked-to-order breakfast, afternoon hot cocoa, 2 adult lift tickets for Wildcat, a $30 voucher good towards dinner at one of the area restaurant, and more…

More Information about this package…

Black Mountain Ski & Stay Package

Starting from $141 + tax for two midweek and from $176 + tax for two on weekends & Holidays – Includes 1 or 2-night stay, cooked-to-order breakfast, afternoon hot cocoa, 2 adult lift tickets for Black Mountain, and more…

More Information about this package…

Midweek Ski Package

The Midweek Ski & Stay Package is available for a stay Sunday through Thursday, during non-holiday and non-vacation week periods, and allows you to ski at one ski area in the morning and use the same voucher to ski to another ski area in the afternoon! Vouchers are redeemable at Bretton Woods, Cranmore Mountain, Shawnee Peak, Black Mountain, King Pine, Bear Notch, Great Glen Trails, Jackson Ski Touring Center, MWV Ski Touring Center, for alpine or cross-country skiing!

OPTION 1 – Starting from $173 + tax for two – Includes 1 night stay, cooked-to-order breakfast, afternoon hot cocoa, 2 all day all lift passes for the ski area of your choice, and more…

OPTION 2 – Starting from $268 + tax for two – Includes 2-night stay, cooked-to-order breakfast, afternoon hot cocoa, 2 all day all lift passes for the ski area of your choice, a $30 voucher good towards dinner at one of the area restaurants, and more…

More Information about this package…

Ski for FREE at Great Glen Trails!

Stay with us and get:

  • FREE Nordic Skiing, and/or
  • FREE Snowshoeing, and/or
  • FREE Tubing and/or
  • Ski lesson for $30 with rentals or $20 without rentals
  • $10 off the snowcoach, Sunday through Thursday, the only way to go up Mt Washington in Winter (not available during Holidays/vacation periods)

More Information about this offer…

Discover our Eco Friendly Valley!

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are a wonderful heritage and we are proud to participate in educating and raising awareness on ways to preserve their beauty and keep it the way we and you love it for many generations to come. As Champion Member of the New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging and Restaurant Program, and awarded the Mt Washington Valley Sustainable Business of the Year 2010, we would like you to discover our area in the most sustainable way: visiting and encouraging our local businesses, discovering our fauna and flora, and giving back to our community.

We will donate 10% of your lodging fee to the Mt Washington Valley Green Team! Click here to learn more…





Wonderful White Christmas

23 12 2008

Winter definitely arrived in December! Snow was even on the ground for Thanksgiving. For the first time in 25 years, I went back on skis and took a 2 hour lesson on Cranmore (much needed!). I used to ski every year in the French and Swiss Alps, from 3 years old until I was a teenager. Then, I did more cross-country skiing than downhill, got married, had kids… and stop skiing completely. It’s true what they say: it is like riding a bike. You don’t forget! I just did the “magic carpet” on Cranmore as I didn’t want to risk too much the first day. I am now ready for the lift and I’ll go after the Holidays with my 7 year old daughter, Claire!

A week ago, we were hit by an ice storm. The South of New Hampshire was hit harder than us and lots of our guests lost power for several days. We didn’t! The driveway was an ice rink and the snow was packed and hard. Then it warmed up and the little bridge across the brook in our backyard was washed again!

Then, two days ago, good powder snow finally fell, about 18 inches, and Cranmore was able to open all the trails! I think we have more snow this year for Christmas than last year!

This afternoon, the weather is perfect: sunshine, cold and the snow is deep. I just went for a quick snowshoeing hike with Blackie (our Black lab) to start “grooming” the trails that start right from our backyard. What a workout! Even with snowshoes, the snow was up to my knees! I will go back tomorrow to finish the trail! Even Blackie is exhausted after such a hike! I brought back some pictures to share with all of you!

Have a Merry White Wonderful Christmas!

 

Follow these links for snow reports of some of the ski areas in the Valley:

Cranmore (1 mile from us)
Attitash (20 minutes from us)
Wildcat (15 minutes from us)
Great Glen Trails (15 minutes from us)
Jackson x-Country (15 minutes from us)
Mt Washington Observatory








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