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Ten budget minded ideas to help slim down the spending and fatten the wallet in 2010. Explore how to have fun in Mt. Washington Valley, NH without breaking the bank.


North Conway, NH - Winter is a wonderful time to explore the mountains, and the perfect holiday unwind destination is Mt. Washington Valley, NH. Best of all, the Valley holds a virtual "After Christmas Sale" with plenty of special packages and deals offering the ideal answer to your new year's resolutions to cut back on spending without cutting back on fun.


Midweek Ski Packages- The Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, partnering with area lodging properties and ski resorts and XC Centers, has created the ultimate midweek ski and stay package promotion, loaded with options for skiers looking for a great experience on any budget. Guests booking a midweek Ski and Stay package(found under Ski & Stay by clicking on Vacation Specials) through the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce's website at, will receive a voucher for skiing or riding Monday through Friday at any one of six participating ski resorts and six nordic centers. Packages start as low as $67 per person, per night (based on double occupancy) and are as varied as the lodging properties themselves. Choose the package that works for you. Whether you're looking for a bed & breakfast, hotel, motel or country inn, the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce has midweek ski package listings to meet your needs and budget. Midweek ski and stay packages are available from the opening day of ski areas in 2009 to closing day in 2010. These packages are not available December 25, 2009 through January 1, 2010 and during February vacation week (February 15 through 21, 2010).


Black Mountain Family Passport-Black Mountain, located in Jackson, NH, offers something for everyone, with 44 trails and glades and four lifts including their unique Platter Pull and J-Bar lifts. Families looking to spend the day skiing and riding can purchase the Black Mountain's Family Passport, where two adults and two juniors (ages 6-17) can ski for $99 any day, even during holiday periods. Those looking for additional savings can purchase the same Family Passport midweek during non holiday periods, for just $79 for a family of four.


Two-for-‘TwosDay' at Decades Steakhouse-Decades Steakhouse in North Conway, NH is making date night just a little bit more enticing. The Decades Two-for-‘TwosDay' offer includes two entrees for two people at the one great price of $22.95. This popular weekly event is great for couples or an evening out with an equal number of friends (2, 4, 6, 8 etc.) Their custom menu from Prime Rib to Black Pepper Fettuccine Primavera, has something to offer everyone. Reservations are strongly recommended.


Two-fer Wednesdays at Wildcat Mountain-Skiing or riding on Wednesdays at Wildcat Mountain, located on 100% National Forest property in Pinkham Notch, NH, is even more affordable on "two-fer: Wednesdays, a tradition among skiers in Mt Washington Valley. During non holiday periods, two people can ski or ride all day on Wednesdays for $65, that's just $32.50 per person. Looking to save even more? At Wildcat Mountain, ski or ride FREE on your birthday! Simply show a valid ID at the ticket counter and enjoy free skiing and riding all day...what a great way to celebrate your special day!


Nestlenook Estate and Resort Recreation Package- This 65 acre Victorian estate, located in Jackson, NH, has great winter recreation packages for those looking for plenty of outdoor fun. The Nestlenook Sleigh Ride, Ice Skating and Snow Shoeing packages include an authentic Austrian sleigh ride, one hour ice skating and one hour snowshoe trail passes plus skate and snowshoe rentals. For a full day of winter fun, these packages won't break the bank at $25.50 per adult and $19.50 per child.

Jackson Ski Touring's "Super Saver Package"- Cross country skiing is great winter activity combining beautiful mountain scenery with a good aerobic workout, just in time to address the extra "holiday 5" (pounds, that is!). The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation ‘Super Saver' package includes a one day equipment rental package, a one hour beginner's lesson and a one day membership with full use of all the trails systems for only $42. This package provides the perfect opportunity to get out and learn a new sport this season.


Jazz Breakfast Buffet at the Red Fox Bar and Grille- It can get expensive trying to feed everyone during your vacation, especially those teenage boys! The all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet served every Sunday from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Red Fox Bar and Grille is the solution. For only $7.95 per person, this breakfast includes chef prepared omelets, baked ham, French toast, Belgian waffles, muffins, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit and more. For a breakfast won't break the bank, go to the Jazz Breakfast Buffet served every Sunday at the Red Fox Bar and Grille, in Jackson, NH.


King Pine Ski Area 2-for-1 Lift Tickets- Every non-holiday Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday guests can enjoy two lift tickets for the price of one at King Pine Ski Area in Madison, NH. In addition to great savings, all King Pine lift tickets can be used for alpine skiing/riding, cross country skiing, ice skating and snowshoeing anytime during the day the ticket is valid! For a full day of winter activities for two at the unbeatable price of $44, visit to King Pine Ski Area in Madison, NH.


Zip & Ski at Bretton Woods- Head north to Bretton Woods, NH and enjoy snow play with a majestic view of Mount Washington. At Bretton Woods Ski Resort, guests can purchase a Zip and Ski ticket good for both the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour and skiing or riding. Ticket purchasers will enjoy the thrill of the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour one day and skiing at Bretton Woods the next, or vice versa, for one low price. Midweek tickets (Sunday-Thursday) are $99, and weekends (Friday/Saturday) are $129. The ticket is valid for consecutive days only and is based on availability.


Last Minute Lodging Deals on If you're thinking of a last minute winter escape, check out the ‘Last Minute Deals' section on where last minute bookers are rewarded with some of the greatest lodging deals Mt. Washington Valley has to offer. Start planning your great escape by checking here, where you'll generally find rooms discounted from $20 to $70 off normal rates. Sometimes it pays to book last minute, so get spontaneous and take that winter vacation you've always wanted!


For other winter activities and events that won't break the bank, as well as complete up-to-date information on Mt. Washington Valley lodging, dining and attractions visit or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364). Don't forget to subscribe to the free E-Traveler online newsletter complete with top ten tips, not to miss events and coupons for valley-wide savings.

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