When the Sun Goes Down, Apres Ski Fun Begins
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Ten Top Apres Ski Activities
When the sun goes down, the fun begins in Mt Washington Valley. For those who haven't had enough time on the slopes, there's more fun to be had. For those who'd rather relax and unwind, there are plenty of great options too. Read on for ten great ideas for après ski fun in Mt Washington Valley.
One of the more well known stops is the Red Parka Steakhouse and Pub in Glen. A favorite of locals and visitors, the Red Parka offers live music (Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Mon.) in the pub (free popcorn and peanuts in the shell) and dining room with a great salad bar. Steaks are a specialty. Horsefeathers in North Conway, another Valley staple for 26 years, recently opened "Windows on Main Street", a 100 - seat dining area upstairs from their two main dining rooms. Flat screens on the bar side downstairs make it a great place to catch the latest sporting event.
Delaney's Hole in the Wall in North Conway also has a key flat screen viewing area in the bar and large dining area. Varied menu includes sushi everyday plus live music every Wednesday night. The Up Country Family Restaurant and Tavern has a live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights. Thursday is Ladies Night with karaoke and DJ - you sing, they laugh. Ten flat screens for sports heaven, two dart boards and jukebox.
Live Music at Ski Resorts
All the downhill ski areas have schedules with live music, DJ's and entertainment throughout the season. Visit their websites for information.
Cranmore has night tubing until 9pm on Friday's and Saturday's. The Artic Blast Tubing Park has two lifts, seven lanes of fast fun and lights. Catch a family-friendly schedule of events on Saturdays with their weekly Cranapalooza. King Pine has lift-serviced night tubing down the snow chutes at the Pine Meadows Tubing Park on Friday's and Saturday's and vacation/holiday periods.
At Decades Steakhouse, the martini's are big and colorful (pink, purple, blue, green, silver and red). As a bonus, look for one of the most remarkable private collections of sports, music and entertainment memorabilia anywhere.
King Pine Resort, Shawnee Peak and Cranmore Mountain Resort offer skiing under the lights. King Pine Ski has night skiing available Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and during holidays vacation weeks. Shawnee skis late Monday through Saturday and Cranmore is open Saturday nights through March and on Wednesday's during vacation weeks.
Owl Snowshoe Tour
Tour Great Glen Trails at night on snowshoes with a naturalist from Tin Mountain Conservation Center. You'll learn about the forest at night and look for owls. Snowshoes will be provided. 01/10/2009 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Event fee: $3 per person / $5 per family.
Moonlight Cross Country Tours
Intervale-After-Dark Series -January 9 - with the Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation in Intervale. Take a Full Moon Tour and cross country ski by the light of the full moon or with an amateur astronomer and learn about the stars and constellations on a Stargazing Tour. Tours depart at 7:00 p.m. and last for about 1.5 hours depending on the weather. Reservations are requested and passes are required. Take a moonlight Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Tour at the Mount Washington Resort on January 10 when snow and a full moon accentuate the breathtaking beauty of Mount Washington Resort's Nordic and snowshoe terrain. Join their Nordic Center staff on this hour-long excursion along the cross-country moonlit trails of the Resort. Hot chocolate and a roaring fire will warm you following the adventure. This event is complimentary for Resort guests and is $10 for the public. There is a size limit of ten participants. Reservations are required.
Night Time Sleigh Rides
King Pine Resort offers night sleigh rides every Saturday evening and during Holiday periods. $15 for adults, $10 juniors 4-12, free 3 and under. Complimentary for lodging guests on Monday's and Wednesday's. Kids can also visit with the farm animals at the stables. The Darby Field Inn has sleigh rides available Wednesday through Sunday, 4 - 8pm. During your 30 minute ride, the horse(s) will trot along country roads, wind through wooded trails by lantern-light, and whisk you away through an old New England field, towards the the edge of the world, or so it will seem.
Pack your skates and enjoy outdoor night ice skating rinks at Schouler Park in North Conway and just off the loop in Jackson.
Romance by the Fireplace
Jackson's Inn at Thorn Hill, rated one of the Top 100 small hotels in the world, has cozy lounges and couches by the fireplace. Look for the extensive wine list and selection of single malt scotches, local draft micro-brews, and an a la carte lounge menu available from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM or reserve a place at their popular wine pairing dinners. Unwinding at its best.
For more perfect apres ski activities and to plan an affordable getaway to Mt Washington Valley, visit www.Mtwashingtonvalley.org or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364).
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