Press Kit

April Brings Spring Showers and Bud to Blossom in Mt Washington Valley

Contact: Marti Mayne, (207)846 6331 or


North Conway, NH

In keeping with the American tradition of foolishness on April Fool's Day, Mt. Washington Valley ski areas and community organizations bring zany events to this time of year. Add to that Easter celebrations and the Mount Washington Valley Home, Garden & Flower Show, and Bud to Blossom Lodging Packages, and there are plenty of reasons to visit Mt. Washington Valley during springtime. This is the magical time of year when the Valley sheds its winter coat, in exchange for flowering trees, rushing waterfalls, and a wealth of wonderful photo opportunities and recreational offerings. From April to June, enjoy added value to your spring getaway. Book a Bud to Blossom package with participating lodging properties, and not only will you be treated to wonderful events, gorgeous scenery and just the kind of R&R you crave, but also a lovely gift, and a package of coupons to local stores, attractions and restaurants.

Springtime in Mt. Washington Valley has been dubbed Bud to Blossom to celebrate the metamorphosis from bulbs sprouting through the ground to gardens taking bloom. And no time is a better time to visit Mt. Washington Valley than during Bud to Blossom season. For the active at heart, the annual trek up Tuckerman Ravine or a thrilling rafting ride on Class Four rapids may be in store. For those who are in need of a place where beauty will surround them for some much needed R&R with a loved one, Bud to Blossom packages offer just what you need to soothe your psyche from the rigors of life at home. Even if your romance is just starting to "blossom", this is the place to enjoy it.

Spring time in Mt. Washington Valley offers wonderful family events, too. For information on lodging for Bud to Blossom packages, go to or call 1 800 367 3364 from anywhere in North America. Here's a nice line up of some of the featured spring events to kick off the Bud to Blossom celebration:

April 2 & 3: Rock Maple Snowmobile Racing Presented by New England Dodge Dealers
- This is, by far, one of the most exciting events of the year! The fastest snowmobilers in the East converge on Shawnee Peak to compete for the FINAL qualifying spots at the 2006 X-Games Hillcross Event. Info: 207 647-8444 or or

April 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30: Coyote on a Fence at M&D Theatre Production
- "Coyote on a Fence" by Bruce Graham and directed by Ken Martin is being performed at the M&D Productions Theatre in North Conway. Bobby Reyburn is an illiterate but likable guy who is also a member of the Aryan nation, a racist predator convicted of a horrific crime. John Brennan is educated and arrogant, a serious writer who may only be guilty of doing society a favor. Each awaits their fate. In vivid scenes, this drama explores the disturbing question: Can one be innocent though proven guilty? This penetrating new drama offers no clear verdict, just utterly compelling theatre. Info: 603-356-4449 or

April 15 - 17: Tuckerman Inferno Triathlon and Pentathlon
- The fifth annual Tuckerman's Inferno Triathlon and Pentathlon will be held on Saturday, April 16, sponsored by Friends of Tuckerman, a non-profit organizarion founded to preserve the historic uses of Tuckerman Ravine. In addition to the 20-man and 30-team pentathlon, the event this year will feature a 20-woman "Tuckerwoman" solo class for the pentathlon and a 20-woman "Granitewoman" solo class for the triathlon. Registration opens at midnight, Dec. 31. Info: 603-356-0131 or

May 8: Conway Scenic Railroad Mother's Day Special
- Take mom on a relaxing train ride on her ‘special day'. Mom rides free in coach when accompanied by one or more of her children. Mom rides free in first class when accompanied by another paying adult. Complimentary appetizers served on the First class parlor car. Reservations not required. Info: or 603-356-5251.

May 18 - May 20: Mount Washington Valley Home, Garden & Flower Show
- The Home, Garden and Flower Show is bigger and better than ever at its expanded Fryeburg Fairgrounds location with lots of room for all kinds of exhibits. Special Guest: Paul Parent, The Garden Guru. This event is endorsed by NH Landscape Association. Info: 207-935-2845 or

May 21: 4rd Annual Emergency Services Day at Settlers' Green
-This event encourages the public to come out and meet the men and women who provide emergency services in the community. Demonstrations, health screenings, safety tips, goodie bags and balloons. Free. 10:00am - 2:00pm. Info: or 603-356-7031.

May 29: Jackson Wildquack River Festival
- Come early for this zany race to the finish line. Activities in the Park will begin early in the morning with the race starting just after lunch. There will be children's games, vendors, food, entertainment, t-shirts and more. The park will be filled with individuals with the nerve to be the most unique, the noisiest, and the most creative duck walkers, hoping they will receive recognition as the best. Over 2000 rubber ducks will cascade down the Jackson Falls into the Wildcat River as visitors cheer, jeer, and quack on their duck. Prizes are awarded to the fastest ducks that cross the finish line. The first to cross the finish line will win $1000 in cash for the lucky ticket bearer. Info: or 603-383-9356

Visit Mt. Washington Valley this spring, because we've got a bud for you! Call 1 800 367 3364 for information on lodging and events, and visit for complete information on Bud to Blossom lodging packages.