Winter Fun on and Off the Slopes
|Snow Princess Fantasy, Inn to Inn Chocolate and Heart Tours and plenty of fun on the slopes fill the event calendar for February 2008. This is the month for a fun-filled trip to Mt. Washington Valley|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 17, 2007
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MT WASHINGTON VALLEY CALENDAR OF EVENTS - FEBRUARY, 2008
With thirteen ski resorts and XC Centers, miles and miles of snowmobiling terrain, plus sledding, ice skating, sleighrides and a packed calendar of events, Mt. Washington Valley offers something for everyone. Early season snow means ski resorts and XC Centers are offeing some of the best conditions ever. Make this the year for a Mt. Washington Valley winter getaway. Here's a peak at the region's packed February events calendar.
Every Monday: Waxing Demonstration at JSTF. The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation will host a waxing demonstration every Monday at 9:30 a.m. Find out the latest info from getting started to race fine tuning. All are welcome, free of charge. Info: 603-383-9355 or www.jacksonxc.org.
Every Monday: Pioneer Race Series at King Pine. -This weekly community race series is loads of fun for everyone. Races are held every Monday (except Feb. 18) at King Pine. Info: 603-367-8896 or www.kingpine.com.
Every Tuesday: Tuesday Trekkers at JSTF - Like Friday Gliders but for snowshoers. Program goes through March 11, 2008. Enjoy a fun and social trek to explore the forest followed by refreshments by the fire. Participants will experience many wondrous winter things along the way. Rates are $10 for the day or $45 for the season. Info: 603-383-9355 or www.jacksonxc.org.
Every Tuesday: Tuesday evening Twisted 10 Big Air Series -Evening competition under the lights with rotating events each week at King Pine. Hours are 6 to 8 p.m. (except Feb. 19 and 26). Info: 603-367-8896 or www.kingpine.com.
Every Tuesday: Nordic Meister Weekly Series at Great Glen Trails - Great Glen Trails hosts its weekly Nordic Meister recreational race series for skate/classic skiers of all ages and abilities every Tuesday through March 4. Participants will compete on the same 5 km course week after week, and they can show up any time between 9 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. to do it. Prizes for competitors who complete six out of eight weeks are based on a raffle at the end of the series awards party. Info: 603-356-5543 or www.greatglentrails.com. Tuesdays and Thursdays: Easy Sliders at JSTF - This program is a gentle introduction to cross country skiing and winter fitness for people who want to exercise but don't quite know how to begin. Open to absolute beginners on Tuesdays and Thursdays running through March 13. Each one hour instruction and gentle practice session starts at 10:30 followed by refreshments by the fire in the base lodge. Rate is $10 for each session including rentals (for the session period only). This program will introduce new skiers to basic XC technique and give participants a chance to experience the fun and fitness benefit of cross country skiing. Info: 603-383-9355 or www.jacksonxc.org. Every Friday: Friday Gliders Classic Social Ski at JSTF - On Fridays through March 14, the Friday Gliders Classic Social Ski with Ski School Director Marianne Borowski and a host of other skiers will be held at 1 p.m. Very fun and social with instructional tips along the way. Includes après ski stretching and refreshments. $22 per person includes day pass or $10 for annual members. Or sign up for Friday Gliders for the season for only $35. Info: 603-383-9355 or www.jacksonxc.org.
Every Friday: Friday Night Freestyle Frenzy at Bretton Woods -Skiers and riders of all ages are welcome to come to Bretton Woods Ski Area on Friday nights through March 14 to show off skills and style. This isn't a regular rail jam! Info: 603-278-3320 or www.brettonwoods.com.
Fridays and Saturdays: Guided Naturalist Skiing and Snowshoe Tours at Bear Notch - The Bear Notch Ski Touring Center in Bartlett will host special guided naturalist skiing and snowshoe tours on Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. throughout the winter. Info: 603-374-2277 or www.bearnotchski.com.
Every Saturday: Weekly Cranapalooza at Cranmore. Cranmore will host an evening festival for families and friends every Saturday through March 6. Between the hours of 2 and 9 p.m., you'll enjoy live music, terrain park competitions, face painting, clowns, fireworks and other activities that will vary from week to week. The fun will be held in Cranmore's Schneider Square in front of the Main Lodge. Info: www.cranmore.com.
Every Saturday: Children's Après Ski Parties at Bretton Woods - Kids aged 4-12 are invited to join in this après ski party just for them, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. every Saturday evening through March 15. Parties will include live entertainment, games, activities, and refreshments. Info: 603-278-3320 or www.brettonwoods.com.
Every Saturday: King Pine Mini Hits - junior skiers and riders can win prizes in King Pine's terrain park in this free, freestyle jam. Info: 603-367-8896 or www.kingpine.com.
Every Saturday: Guided Snowshoe Walks at MWV Ski Touring & Snowshoe Center - Come by the Center in Intervale any Saturday at 1 p.m. for a guided snowshoe walk along the East Branch and Saco rivers. Snowshoes are available for rent. Info: 603-356-9920 or www.crosscountryskinh.com.
Every Saturday: Snowshoe Instructional Nature Tour at Jackson Ski Touring - Guided nature tour every Saturday from 10 a.m. to Noon. It's the perfect way to learn to snowshoe and to experience the winter woods. Rental snowshoes are available in the Touring Center. Skill Level: First-timers to expert. Info: 603-383-9355 or www.jacksonxc.org.
Every Sunday: Recreational Racing Clinics - Held each Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. at King Pine. Sharpen your skills with our experienced coaching staff. Info: 603-367-8896 or www.kingpine.com.
February 1: Go Red for the Heart Association at Great Glen Trails - February is Heart Month and red is the color of the day. Wear a red sweater or outfit and receive 50% off trail pass and rental equipment, plus receive a Go Red Dress pin. Info: 603-466-2333 or www.greatglentrails.com.
February 2: 3rd Annual North Shore vs. South Shore Benefit Ski Race - The fierce rivalry continues into its third year as Attitash passholders who hail from the "North Shore" and those who hail from the "South Shore" battle it out for bragging rights in this charitable ski race. Info: 603-374-2368 or www.attitash.com.
February 2: Moonlight Charity Challenge at Shawnee Peak - Shawnee Peak's 13th annual Moonlight Charity Challenge to benefit Camp Sunshine and the Shawnee Peak Adaptive Program will be held again this year. Four-person teams will race to raise money and earn bragging rights. Info: (207) 647-8444 or www.shawneepeak.com.
February 2: "Hearts of Jackson" Inn Tour - Jackson Ski Touring Foundation in partnership with twelve village inns will be presenting the "Hearts of Jackson" inn tour from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Participants can cross country ski, snowshoe, walk or drive from inn to inn throughout the village of Jackson. Everyone will be greeted with warm hospitality by the local innkeepers, and will have an opportunity to tour the different inns. Maps will be provided and a small commemorative gift will be given to all participants of the tour. Sign-up for the Hearts of Jackson Tour is limited to 150 people, reservations are recommended. A trail pass is required for those who are skiing or snowshoeing. Registration for the tour will be at the Jackson Ski Touring Base Lodge that day. Info: 603-383-9355 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 2: Mt. Dew Vertical Ski Challenge at Shawnee Peak - Shawnee Peak will host this free, strictly for fun race for skiers of all ages and abilities. Prizes are awarded in over eight age categories. Après' race victory party for all participants includes free Mountain Dew samples and great bib prizes. Info: 207-647-8444 or www.shawneepeak.com.
February 3: Super Bowl Sunday #1 Fan Contest & Season Pass Drawing at King Pine- #1 Fan Contest Judging at 1:30 p.m., drawing at 2:30 p.m. Info: 603-367-8896 or www.kingpine.com.
February 3: Super Bowl Fiesta at Bretton Woods - Two teams clash for the right to boast as winner of Super Bowl XVII. Trivia, football challenges, a dinner offering just for Super Bowl fans, and conclude the evening with a comfortable couch and screaming fans all around. Info: 603-278-3322 or www.brettonwoods.com.
February 7 - 10: 15th Annual Ice Fest at IMCS - International Mountain Climbing School will partner with Cranmore Mountain to host the 15th annual Ice Fest this weekend. Featured climbers will conduct advanced climbing clinics. IMCS will hold beginner, intermediate and specialty program clinics plus slide show presentations at 7 p.m. and more. Info: 603-356-7064 or www.ime-usa.com.
February 8: Susan Werner at the Stone Mountain Arts Center - Back for an encore performance, this singer and songwriter puts on a terrific and versatile show featuring jazz, classical, country and popular song. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 per person. Info: 866-227-6523 or www.stonemountainartscenter.com.
February 9: Ice Harvesting and Winter Carnival in Tamworth - Come to Tamworth for a day filled with winter fun, including sledding, cross country skiing on groomed trails, horse-drawn sleigh rides, dog sled rides, ice skating, food, competitions and more. There will be warm food and exciting sledding slopes, along with ice harvesting on the pond at the Remick Museum. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. All events are free of charge. Info: 603-323-7591 or www.remickmuseum.org.
February 9: Chairlift Speed Dating at Black Mountain - Back by popular demand, chairlift speed dating will return to Black Mountain Ski Area. Register in the Lostbo pub for as many date rides as possible, only rule is to ride with a new and unfamiliar person. Hours are 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Info: 603-383-4490 or www.blackmt.com.
February 9: USASA Slopestyle - USASA Slopestyle competition for the New Hampshire Snowboard Series will be held at Cranmore. Info: 603-356-8561 or www.cranmore.com.
February 10: Race to Beat Cancer at Cranmore - The 31st annual running of this renowned race, dubbed the "Super Bowl" of charity events, will be held at Cranmore Mountain Resort today. The race will benefit the N.H. Cancer Society and will include skiers of all ages and ability levels. The event will include a NASTAR dual slalom downhill race, and prizes galore. Info: 603-356-8561 or www.cranmore.com.
February 10: "Soul of the Bayou" at the Stone Mountain Arts Center - Grammy winners BeauSoleil have claimed their role as one of the most esteemed Cajun group in music. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $60.00 per person. Info: 866-227-6523 or www.stonemountainartscenter.com.
February 10: Great Glen Nordic 300 - Great Glen Trails will host this 300-minute race on a 5-8 km course, beginning at 10 a.m. with a mass start. Teams of two will accumulate as many laps as possible in five hours. One team member may be on the course at one time. Both must pick the same technique and use only one pair of skis each throughout the entire race. Info: 603-466-2333 or www.greatglentrails.com.
February 10: Russ Haggett Memorial Race - Shawnee Peak is proud to host the Russ Haggett Memorial Race, sponsored by Down East Ski Club. The race benefits the Russ Haggett Memorial Scholarship for two Lake Region High School Seniors. Info: 207-647-8444 or www.shawneepeak.com.
February 11: Diana Golden Series Level 1 Adaptive Race at Bretton Woods - The Golden Cup Series memorializes U.S. and World Champion skier Diana Golden and is intended to promote the sport of ski racing to disabled athletes on the East Coast. Level 1 racing is for everyone; any person with a disability may participate. The atmosphere is relaxed and racers are encouraged to do their best, but most importantly, to have fun. Info: 603-278-3398 or e-mail at email@example.com.
February 14-17: 9th Annual Chicks with Picks - This popular annual weekend is for the women, hosted by International Mountain Climbing School. There will be a wide variety of clinics for climbers of all abilities, as well as a gear auction and slide show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, which will benefit Starting Point, a local women's crisis center. Info: 603-356-7064 or www.ime-usa.com.
February 14: "Altan" at the Stone Mountain Arts Center - This lovely and spirited Celtic super group is a crowd favorite at Stone Mountain Arts Center. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show time is at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $40.00 per person. Info: 866-227-6523 or www.stonemountainartscenter.com.
February 15 & 16: Sweethearts' Mountain Getaway - Escape to the majestic Mount Washington Resort Nordic trail system with your sweetheart for this self-guided decadent tour. Using cross-country skis or snowshoes begin at the Mount Washington Resort Nordic Center or at the Appalachian Mountain Club's Highland Center to pick up a Sweethearts Card and then head out for the romantic day that waits. Participants determine where to trek for the day; stops include the Yurt, the Bretton Arms Inn, The Lodge, the AMC Highland Center, and The Mount Washington Hotel. Info: 603-278-3322 or www.mountwashingtonresort.com.
February 16: "Taj Mahal" at the Stone Mountain Arts Center - Two-time Grammy winner Taj Mahal will play at the Stone Mountain Arts Center with his distinctive brand of music and his warmth, humor and soulfulness, all layered on top of a solid country blues foundation. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show time is at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $85.00 per person. Info: 866-227-6523 or www.stonemountainartscenter.com.
February 16: ATP Freeride Series Event #3 TBD. - Superpipe Jam, Big Air, Rail Jam... Info: 603-374-2368 or www.attitash.com.
February 16: Hearthside Dinner at Remick Museum - The dinners are cooked entirely on the open hearth using historic recipes. Our guests help to prepare the meal with ingredients preserved fresh from the harvest. The Remick Museum staff dress in 19th century attire, and the menu changes with the seasons. Hearthside Dinners take place from 5 - 7 p.m.; they are a cozy gathering of 8-10 people, and although they are designed for adult audiences, young people ages 16 and up are welcome with an adult in attendance. Reservations are required. Info: 603- 323-7591 or www.remickmuseum.org.
February 16 & 17: Jibsaw Massacre Snowboard and Skiing Competitions at Cranmore - This is the second in a series of terrain park events, an open jam for snowboarders and skiers age 16 and younger which offers an introduction to the world of competition. Snowboarding will take place on Saturday and skiing on Sunday. Info: 603-356-5543 or www.cranmore.com.
February 17: Nevado Demo Day at Wildcat. Nevado Mountain Adventures will bring their gear, clothing and accessories from the top lines to Wildcat Mountain today for skiers and boarders to test out. Info: 603-466-3326 or www.skiwildcat.com.
February 18 - 24: King Pine's Wild Winter Celebration - A full week of wintertime fun and excitement at King Pine including an overnight ski camp, Silly Slalom and Belly Bag Races on Feb. 19, Family Challenge Fun Race and fireworks on Feb. 20, scavenger hunts, music, bonfires, entertainment and much more! Info: 603-367-8896 or www.kingpine.com.
February 19: Cardboard Box Race at Wildcat - As part of the fun of vacation week, Wildcat will hold a Cardboard Box Race today at 2 p.m., with prizes for the fastest time and best decorated box. Info: 603-466-3326 or www.skiwildcat.com.
February 19: Nevado Demo Day at Shawnee Peak - Nevado Mountain Adventures will bring their gear, clothing and accessories from the top lines to Shawnee Peak today for skiers and boarders to test out. Info: 207-647-8444 or www.shawneepeak.com.
February 19: Disney Get Out and Play Tour at Cranmore -Disney will be at Cranmore with music, games, singing, trivia, crafts, face painting, and free give-aways! Info: 603-356-5543 or www.cranmore.com.
February 20: Weekly Cranapalooza at Cranmore - Cranmore will host an evening festival for families and friends. Between the hours of 2 and 9 p.m. enjoy live music, terrain park competitions, face painting, clowns and other activities that will vary from week to week. The fun will be held in Cranmore's Schneider Square in front of the Main Lodge. Info: www.cranmore.com.
February 20: Lunch Tray Luge at Wildcat - Try out skills at the Lunch Tray Luge at Wildcat Mountain at 2 p.m., a vacation week special event. Info: 603-466-3326 or www.skiwildcat.com.
February 20: Mt. Dew Vertical Ski Challenge at Cranmore - Cranmore will host this free, strictly for fun race for skiers of all ages and abilities today. Prizes are awarded in over eight age categories. Après race victory party for all participants includes free Mountain Dew samples and great bib prizes. Info: 603-356-5543 or www.cranmore.com.
February 21: Full Moon Snowshoe Tour at Great Glen Trails - See a whole different side of Great Glen Trails on this moonlight tour of Pinkham Notch. Info: 603-466-2333 or www.greatglentrails.com.
February 21: Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge at Black Mountain - The Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge is a fun and exciting series of Ski and Snowboard slalom races. The events are FREE for all skiers and boarders holding a valid lift ticket. Info: 603-383-4490 or www.blackmt.com.
February 21: 21st Annual Family Fest at Shawnee Peak - Shawnee Peak will offer a special day for the young and the young-at-heart, with family-friendly events both in the base area and on the mountain including Sleigh Rides, Snow Sculpture Contest, Poker Run and Pie Eating Contest. All events are free and will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Info: 207-647-8444 or www.shawneepeak.com.
February 22: Mt. Dew Vertical Ski Challenge at Wildcat - Wildcat will host this free, strictly for fun race for skiers of all ages and abilities. Prizes are awarded in over eight age categories. Après race victory party for all participants includes free Mountain Dew samples and great bib prizes. Info: 603-466-3326 or www.skiwildcat.com.
February 23: "Giveway" in concert. Arts Council of Tamworth will present an evening of Scottish traditional and folk music with Giveway at 7:30 p.m. at the Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth. Tickets are $18 each. Info: 603- 323-8104 or www.artstamworth.org.
February 23: Moonlight Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Tour - Snow and a full moon accentuate the breathtaking beauty of Mount Washington Resort's Nordic and snowshoe terrain. Join the Nordic Center staff on this hour-long excursion along the cross-country moonlit trails of the Resort. If the views and experience are not hot enough, hot chocolate and a roaring fire will warm you following the adventure. Info: 603-278-3322 or www.mountwashingtonresort.com.
February 24: Winter Wildquack Duck Race at Black Mountain - Annual Winter Wacky Duck race where the first place duck will wins the lucky ticket holder a great cash prize! Tickets cost $6 each or 4 for $20. Hours are 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Info: 603-383-9356 or www.jacksonnh.com.
February 24: Ralph's Race at Attitash - AbilityPlus will host ski race in memory of Ralph Toscano, a past volunteer and adaptive ski instructor for the AbilityPlus program. Info: 603-374-2368 or www.attitash.com.
February 24: Snow Princess Night - The Second Annual Snow Princess Night will be held at the North Conway Grand Hotel from 2 - 8 p.m. for children 4 to 12. Don't miss this whimsical evening of fun and fantasy. Make your child's dream come true - a chance to twirl and show off their beautiful dresses and don't forget the crown. Each child will be presented to the Snow Queen Sedna and her two Princess daughters Aurora from the North Pole and Stella from the South Pole and a story telling through interpretive dance will make the evening an enchanting and magical experience!" Pre-registration required. Info: 603-356-5701 or www.mtwashingtonvalley.org.
February 25: 19th Annual Chocolate Festival Ski Tour - The Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring Center in Intervale will host its 19th annual cross-country ski tour from inn to inn for those who love chocolate and will go to almost any lengths to have some. Enjoy hand-dipped chocolate strawberries, chocolate truffle cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies and many more chocolate delights as skiing, snowshoeing or even driving to each of the inns and businesses participating in this sweet experience between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Info: 603-356-9920 or www.crosscountryskinh.com.
February 26: Mt. Dew Vertical Ski Challenge at King Pine - King Pine will host this free, strictly for fun race for skiers of all ages and abilities. Prizes are awarded in over eight age categories. Après race victory party for all participants includes free Mountain Dew samples and great bib prizes. Info: 603-367-8896 or www.kingpine.com.
February 27: Mt. Dew Vertical Ski Challenge at Attitash - Attitash will host this free, strictly for fun race for skiers of all ages and abilities. Prizes are awarded in over eight age categories. Après race victory party for all participants includes free Mountain Dew samples and great bib prizes. Info: 603-374-2368 or www.attitash.com.
February 29: "The Holmes Brothers" at the Stone Mountain Arts Center - This amazing group mixes roadhouse rock with the gospel fervor and harmonies of Sunday's church service. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 per person. Info: 866-227-6523 or www.stonemountainartscenter.com.
For more information and trip planning for Mt Washington Valley getaways, visit www.mtwashingtonvalley.org or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364). This is the year for an event-filled Mt. Washington Valley getaway.