Happy New Year! The end of 2012 brought us more snow than we saw all winter last year so there are plenty of fun things to do this month! Here are 5 of them:
1. Learn to Ski or Snowboard (For Free!)
January 12-18th is Ski Nh’s Learn to Ski & Snowboard Free week. Just go to their website and download a coupon and first time skiers and riders can get a free beginner lesson, free equipment rentals, and free lift ticket for downhill skiers/riders, or free trail pass for cross-country skiers.
PARTICIPATING DOWNHILL SKI AREAS FOR 2013:
Bretton Woods (age 13+), Cannon Mountain (age 13+), Cranmore Mountain Resort (age 13+), Dartmouth Skiway (age 13+), Granite Gorge (age 5+, Sunday only), Gunstock Mountain Resort (age 6+), King Pine at Purity Spring Resort (age 13+), Loon Mountain (age 13+, Sunday-Friday only), Pats Peak (age 6+, Monday-Thursday only), Ragged Mountain (age 13+), Waterville Valley (age 7+)
PARTICIPATING CROSS COUNTRY SKI AREAS FOR 2013:
Bretton Woods XC (age 6+), Dartmouth XC (age 6+), Great Glen Trails (age 6+, Monday-Friday only), Gunstock Mountain Resort (age 6+), Jackson XC (age 13+, Sunday-Friday only)Purity Spring Resort XC and Snowshoe Reserve (age 13+), Waterville Valley (age 7+)
2. Jackson Chamber of Commerce Snow Sculpting Competition
January 25-27th The Jackson Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Snow Sculpting Competition at Black Mountain. Both amateur and professional sculptors are welcome to join in on the fun. A bonfire with marshmallows and sleigh rides are other activities planned for this event. For more information check out the Jackson Chamber of Commerce website.
3. Ice Carvings in North Conway
If you would rather be shopping than playing in the snow you can still get your taste of winter beauty in North Conway Village from January 18-21st. 12 unique ice carvings by Josh Nylin of Inspirational ICE will be on display throughout the village. You can also check out several demonstrations at various times on January 19th and 20th. A list of exact locations of the ice sculptures and times for the demonstrations are available on the North Conway Chamber of Commerce website.
4. Go Snowshoeing
Get out and explore the nature of the Mount Washington Valley on snowshoes. Snowshoeing is fun and easy and there are plenty of trails around the valley. The Bernerhof Inn has several pairs available to guests, as well as our very own trails behind the Inn. Jackson Ski Touring also has guided snowshoe tours available every Tuesday at 1pm, Saturday at 9:30 am, and Sunday at 9:30 am. The tour costs $10 and rentals are also available.
5. Take a cooking class
When you get sick of the cold come inside and take a cooking class at the Taste of the Mountains Cooking School located at the Bernerhof Inn. There are a bunch of classes going on this month you should check out:
Just Wing It – Super bowl Foods with Chef Kendra Stanley
Saturday, January 12th • 1-4 pm • Open
Class Description: Kick Off a Winning Super Bowl Party and Score Big with our crowd-pleasing Super Bowl recipes from Chef Kendra Stanley. Join us for game day dishes sure to be a hit at your football fiesta.
Winter Soups and Stews with Chef Jonathan Spak
Thursday, January 17th, 4-7 pm • Open
Class Description: Enjoy an evening with Chef Jonathan Spak of the Oxford Inn in Fryeburg, Maine. Chef Spak will warm your belly and soothe your soul with flavorful dishes to take off the winter chill.
Comfort Food Cravings with Chef Kendra Stanley
Tuesday, January 22nd • 4-7 pm • Open
Class Description: What’s at the top of your Comfort Foods list? We’ve got the answer and Chef Kendra has the recipes that will warm your belly and make your heart smile. Come hungry. Leave happy.
A Taste of Asia with Chef Steffani Adaska
Saturday January 26th, 1-4 pm • Open
Class Description: Learn to cook authentic dishes from Vietnam and Thailand. Chef Steffani will broaden your knowledge about the Vietnam and Thai cuisine as you learn basic cooking methods, knife skills, and enjoying culinary discussions with your chef-instructor. This is a hands-on class where you will have fun creating genuine, healthful recipes from Southeast Asia.
Please note: Peanuts are used in several recipes. If you have peanut allergies this class is not recommended.
To book a class call (603) 383-4200 or book online!