Monthly Archives: September 2011

Cranmore Mountain Adds More Activities for This Winter

What a great way to complement a romantic weekend getaway to the White Mountains or a stay at a Jackson, NH Bed and Breakfast….  Spend the weekend taking in all the cool new features and activities offered at Cranmore!

New Giant Swing, Indoor Activity Center, Base Lodge Upgrades and Investments in Snow Making and Grooming Equipment

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Cranmore Mountain continues to make major financial investments in the resort with the addition of new activities, base lodge renovations, snow making and grooming improvements for the winter 2011-12 season.  This additional investment brings the 18-month total for the resort to over $7 million since it came under new ownership in June 2010.

Cranmore announced it will continue to operate its Giant Swing this winter alongside its popular snow-tubing park and mountain coaster. The swing opened in July as part of the resort’s Mountain Adventure Park. The three outdoor attractions, in addition to skiing and riding, will offer visitors to North Conway the greatest diversity of family activities in the region.

Cranmore is opening an indoor activity center, featuring a bungy trampoline, Spider Climb and slide and two bouncy houses. The attractions and activity center will all operate weekends and holidays. Special combination tickets will offer great value for families.

Cranmore’s snow surfaces will be better than ever with a substantial investment in new snow guns and snow grooming equipment. 40 new high-efficiency snowmaking tower guns will be added to their ever-growing arsenal. The snow guns are valued at $100,000. Snowmaking and grooming efforts will also be supported by a new Prinoth Bison Groomer. The new snow guns are added to the 150 purchased over the last two winters. The guns produce more snow at a higher temperature with less energy used, allowing for more snow on the slopes earlier in the season.

Cranmore is also investing in significant additions to its ski and snowboard rental fleet. Partnering with Rossignol, Cranmore is adding new inventory featuring the brand’s new “Rocker

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Amazing Fall Photos!

There will be many more to come, but we wanted to start our guests off with some great photos from around the Mount Washington Valley.  If you are coming up looking for a Jackson, NH Bed and Breakfast or a Fall Romantic Getaway, you are looking at the right place..   Just enjoy these photos!

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Family Funergy Festival at Cranmore This Weekend!!

The Mt. Washington Valley Green Team is set to present its second annual Family Funergy Festival, set this year for Saturday, Sept. 24, at Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway,NH, just south of Jackson, NH with a full slate of kid-friendly activities and green living exhibits and demonstrations running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event is a family friendly, hands-on investigation of energy and resource conservation.

In addition to exhibits and demonstrations featuring alternative energy, energy conservation, and other environmentally friendly themes, the day’s events are set to include such activities as making s’mores in a solar oven, investigating layers of soil in a soil pit, and fun, exploration games for younger kids.

The event is also set to feature the Nike Sneaker Fling, in which participants can bring in their old sneakers for recycling, try their hand at the sneaker toss, and learn how sneakers can be recycled into such things as gymnasium floors.

The Family Funergy Festival is supported by Public Service of New Hampshire and Green Team Charter Sponsor Cormack Construction Management Inc.

A committee of the Mt. Washington Valley Preservation Association in affiliation with the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Mt. Washington Valley Green Team was developed to act as a catalyst to facilitate, educate, promote, and encourage sustainable green business practices that will lead to positive, measurable business, community, and environmental results.

More information on the Green Team’s work is available at www.mtwashingtonvalley.org or www.facebook/MWVGreenTeam/.

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2 World Championships in Mt. Washington Valley in September!

World Championship Trike Racing and World Mud Bowl Championships coincide to bring world attention to Mt Washington Valley, September, 2011

North Conway, NH – Not one but two world championships in Mt Washington Valley, NH mark the calendar on the in September, 2011. Grand Prix tricycle racing meets mud football in two head-to-head events to name a world champion. Both promise to bring good clean fun to all who watch.

September 9-11: Mud Bowl, the championships of mud football, is set for Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9 through 11, 2011 at Hog Coliseum behind the North Conway Community Center, and will also feature the 29th annual Tournament of Mud Parade in North Conway Village Sept. 10 at 10 a.m.  This year’s parade theme is “Mud Bowl celebrates TV ComMUDies”. Ten teams from throughout New England will compete in the three-day touch football tourney played in knee-deep mud. Children’s activities, food and refreshments are part of the weekend’s family fun.  It’s serious mud football competition mingled with lots of frivolous fun, parades and laughs.

Tickets: 3-day ticket $10; day tickets: $6 ages 14 and up, $4 ages 6-13; family tickets (two adults, two children) $15 per day. Three-day tickets serve as patrons’ entry in two $500 raffle drawings, one each set for Saturday and Sunday. One need not be present to win.  For further information, call Jackie Howe at the North Conway Community Center at (603) 356-5213.

September 17:  World Championship Grand Prix Tricycle Racing continues for 3rd year at Black Mountain in Jackson, NH, sponsored by Red Parka Pub as racers 21 and over take to the mountain for plenty of wild downhill fun. Who says tricycles are just for kids? This world championship offers serious fun and wacky photo ops!  Racers compete in head to head in a slalom format for fame & glory.  All proceeds benefit the Dewey Mark/Red Parka Scholarship Fund.  Racers can compete in individual and team categories.  Racers can bring their own trikes or use tricycles provided, helmets are required.  Registration costs are $15 per person or $50 for 4-person team and registration starts at 12:00pm with a 1:00 start.  For more info call 603-383-4344 or visit redparkapub.com/.

Plan to attend both events in one weekend of fabulous fun and serious competition.  For all lodging and area information, call the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-SO-SEE-NH 9800-367-3364) or visit mtwashingtonvalley.org

For videos:

Trike Championships: redparkapub.com/videos.html

World Mud Bowl Championships:  Youtube.com/watch?v=rG22TSEtFCU

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We are Open and the White Mountains are Ready for the Weekend!!

Blue skies, sunny with a delightful cool breeze is what we are experiencing in the valley.  Plan for a terrific Labor Day Weekend.

Irene’s rain should make for a fantastic Foliage Season.

  • Check out this document for current Road Closures
  • This site from the State’s DOT is also fantastic!!  It has real-time road updates!!!
  • Dianna’s Bath is open but visitors are cautioned not to stand in standing water.
  • Stay tuned for road opening information NHDOT: 603-271-6862
  • The river is high and it is recommended that no recreational activity occur at this time.
  • Check this link for attraction openings and closings from our friends at Visit White Mountains
  • Please check the websites of businesses you are  looking for info on if you have power.
  • White Mountain National Forest is also a great resource

If you are looking for an excuse for a Romantic Weekend getaway!!  This might just be a great chance!!

And our Stay 2 nights, Get One Free is running through the 11th!!

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