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Closing dates for Mt Washington Valley ski resorts



Good News from Mt Washington Valley, NH – March 14, 2019

Contact:  Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331, PR@mtwashingtonvalley.org

PLENTY OF SPRING SKIING LEFT IN THE SEASON

Closing dates for Mt Washington Valley ski resorts

North Conway, NH – With anywhere from 100” to more than 200” of natural snowfall this season, Mt Washington Valley’s 13 ski resorts and XC Centers are looking forward to a fabulous spring skiing season.  Look forward to pond skimming, BBQs and plenty of fabulous skiing and riding throughout the rest of March and well into April too.

To date, as of March 14th, here’s a schedule of the projected closing dates for Mt Washington Valley’s ski resorts (Note: these are subject to change depending upon weather):

  • Bretton Woods Ski Resort:  April 15th, Patriots' Day is the projected closing date
  • King Pine Ski Area: Final scheduled operating date is Sunday, March 31
  • Attitash Mountain Resort: Projected closing date of April 7
  • Cranmore  Mountain Resort: Originally scheduled to stop daily operations Sunday, March 24th, and then go weekends only through early April, but  recently made the decision to extend daily operations through March 31st, and then go weekends only. 
  • Black Mountain: Projected closing date is April 14th, but will go weekend to weekend for all long as snow and weather conditions allow.
  • Shawnee Peak Ski Area: Closing sometime in April - TBD
  • Wildcat Mountain: Hoping to close on or after May 5th if conditions allow.
  • All XC Centers’ closing dates are TBD as of now.

Look forward to a number of late-season events, filled with spring and splashing, not to mention some great chili too!

March 23:  Spring Splash Bash at Cranmore: How far can you make it across the splash pool? Will you sink, skim or splash? Plus, live music, prizes, giveaways and more! Info:  www.Cranmore.com .

March 30: 32nd Annual Beach Party at Bretton Woods Ski Area: Join in for Bretton Wood’s 32nd Annual Beach Party at Bretton Woods. Spring skiing, live music, BBQ, & après ski fun! Don’t forget about the annual Slush Pool event. Break out the beach attire and hit the slopes for just $35! (Special tickets available at ticket windows and online). Info: www.BrettonWoods.com.

March 31: Pond Skimming and Beach Party at King Pine: End the ski season with a splash! Skiers and riders attempt to cross the man-made shark-pond at the base of King Pine on the final day of the season. Hawaiian shirts recommended! Course inspection at 12:00pm; race begins at 1:00 p.m. Registration form and waiver needed. Info: https://www.kingpine.com/events/pond-skimming.

March 30:  Annual Pond Skimming at Attitash: The last event of the season and a rite of passage for skiers and riders who attempt to make it across the pond without falling.  If you’re not up to the challenge, no worries.  This is a fun event for spectators.  For complete schedule, click here.

April, 2019

April 5: Art Celebrates Place: The Upper Saco Valley Land Trust presents the 10th annual Arts Celebrates Place event from 5-7:30 pm at the Leura Eastman PAC at Fryeburg Academy. Showcasing the work of local artists and the landscapes of the Mount Washington Valley and western Maine. Enjoy it’s an evening of local foods, drinks, original artwork, and live performance, all in support of land conservation. Free Admission. Info: www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac.

April 6:  16th Annual Mt Washington Valley Chili Cook off: Calling all foodie adventure lovers to join us to kick off our spring season here in the Mt. Washington Valley for the 16th Annual Chili Cookoff. There will be plenty of Chili and Cornbread to keep you fueled for a day of fun and festivities. Plus, there’s music, some sweet treats and discount offerings along the North Conway Village Red Hot Stops route. For you early risers, start the day with the White Mountain Milers for the Feelin' Good 5K to work up your appetite. Info:
northconwaychilicookoff.com.

April 6: 2nd Annual Wild Corn Shindig: The Second Annual Wild Corn Backcountry Shindig fires off this year on April 6, 2019 at Black Mountain in Jackson, NH! Come elebrate the backcountry season with a true spring time party all to benefit Granite Backcountry Alliance! Look forward to live music, BBQ, speakers, games like Human Jenga and of course Corn Hole, SKIMO Race, Shovel Race, demos, and more - a can't miss spring time event under the sun at Black! Tickets:  http://skireg.com/wildcorn.

April 13: Friends of Tuckerman Inferno Race: Run, Kayak, Bike, Hike and Ski!  Test yourself on roads, on the river, on the bike, on the hiking trail and on your skis in Tuckerman Ravine during the Tuckerman Inferno! Individuals and teams compete in five different sports as they head from Mount Washington Valley up to Tuckerman Ravine in Pinkham Notch. Individual champions are crowned Tuckerman and Tuckerwoman and there are terrific prizes for all categories of competitors. It’s a really fun event to watch too. Info: http://www.friendsoftuckermanravine.org/inferno .

April 13: Wildcat Pond Skim: Get ready to get wet and have some fun in the spring time. This event is just as good for the spectators as it is for the competitors doing their best to make it across the pond. Costumes are suggested not required. 8:30-11:00am Registration Located at Guest Services. Absolutely No Registering Outside at the Event. Free to Enter Event. Must be 48" or Taller to Participate. From noon to 1:00pm Pond is open to registered Skimmers; skim as many times as you would like for one hour.  Info: https://www.skiwildcat.com/event/wildcat-pondskim/.

April 13:  Easter on the Green at Settlers Green:  Arts and crafts event – decorate an Easter egg then go on an Easter Treasure Hunt at participating stores. Info: www.SettlersGreen.com.

April 15: Patriot’s Day at Bretton Woods: Come for the final day of the 18-19 season and celebrate a year of skiing and riding with  $17.76 lift tickets AND receive a return voucher to kick off the next season. Voucher valid opening day through Dec. 13, 2019. (Special tickets available at ticket windows and online). Info: www.BrettonWoods.com.

April 19-21:  Easter in the Mountains at Bretton Woods Ski Area: An eggs-tra special time for families.  Jelly beans, colored eggs, and Easter bonnets are only a few of the bountiful activities.  Young and old alike will find spring-like delight in the Easter egg hunts and Easter Brunch at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel.

April 20-21: Easter Bunny Express on the Conway Scenic RR: All aboard the Valley Train to Conway, where there will be a children’s Easter egg hunt.  Info: www.ConwayScenic.com.

To plan your spring skiing adventure, visit www.MtWashingtonValley.org or call 800-367-3364.  To learn more about planning a trip to New Hampshire, be sure to visit www.VisitNH.gov.

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Photo above:  Pond skimming at Bretton Woods. Photo by Mark Butterfield.

Photos available at the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce’s online Flickr gallery or contact Marti Mayne at PR@mtwashingtonvalley.org for specific photos.