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Five Ways to Enjoy Mt Washington Valley AFter Football Season Ends

Football season is over. Now what? Get off the couch and out the door to enjoy some outdoor adventure in Mt Washington Valley.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 22, 2008

CONTACT: Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331,

IT'S COOL IN MT WASHINGTON VALLEY: Five great ways to enjoy the outdoors in the shadow of the largest mountain in the Northeast

North Conway, NH - Record snowfall and cooler temps mean hot winter conditions for snowmobilers, skiers, and outdoor recreationalists. Once football ends, there's plenty of time to get off the couch and enjoy the mountains with some fabulous skiing, ice climbing, dog sledding and even chairlift speed dating! Here are five great ways to burn some calories while enjoying outdoor fun in Mt Washington Valley.

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

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

February 9: Chairlift Speed Dating at Black Mountain - Back by popular demand, chairlift speed dating will return to Black Mountain this winter. Register in the Lostbo pub for as many date rides as possible. The only rule is you have to ride with a new and unfamiliar person. Hours are 2:00-4:00pm. 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. Info: 603-383-4490 or

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

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

For a complete list of 2008 events in Mt. Washington Valley, click here: and download the master 2008 calendar. For more information on planning a Mt Washignton Valley getaway, visit or call 800-DO-SEE-NH or 1-800-367-3364.

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