Press Kit

North Conway, NH most affordable ski town in Northeast

News from Mt Washington Valley, NH – December 10, 2012

Contact:  Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331,


North Conway, NH – Last week, TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel review site, announced its TripIndex Ski, a cost comparison of 25 popular ski destinations throughout the United States and Canada. North Conway, NH was once again rated the number one best value ski destination in the Northeast. This is the second year in a row for this distinction from TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Ski.  North Conway’s lift tickets and average meal price were reportedly the least expensive of any town in the U.S. rated by the index.

TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Ski highlights the combined average cost of common ski trip expenses including a one-night hotel stay, a single-day lift ticket, a basic ski equipment rental package, and a meal at a local restaurant consisting of a burger and fries and a bottle or draft of domestic beer. Coming in at the #1 spot in the U.S. was Durango, CO with a total TripIndex Ski cost of $210, which represents about half the cost of the average of all destinations on the index. North Conway came in at #5 in the U.S. and the best value for ski destinations in the Northeast with a TripIndex Ski cost of $247. By comparison, with a total of $802, Vail, Colorado came in as the most expensive destination in the U.S. in this year's TripIndex Ski, nearly double the average of all destinations on the index. Aspen, Colorado was the second most expensive spot registering at $717.  According to TripAdvisor, each of the best value destinations offer average hotel prices under $200 per night. Nearly half of the most expensive destinations include average nightly hotel rates of more than $400.

According to a press release written by TripAdvisor, "The TripAdvisor TripIndex Ski helps travelers identify top ski spots in the U.S. and Canada that deliver the best value this season," said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications at TripAdvisor. "A trip to the slopes can often be pricey, and TripIndex Ski proves there are plenty of skiing hotspots where travelers can hop on the chairlift without breaking the bank."

Mt Washington Valley offers 13 ski resorts and XC Centers all within a 30-minute drive from North Conway, NH, with a combined 250 alpine trails and 450km of XC trails. Celebrating its 75th Anniversary this season, Cranmore Mountain Resort is located in the heart of North Conway, and is at the heart of the town’s ski heritage. Each of Mt Washington Valley’s ski resorts and XC centers offers a variety of terrain from beginners to expert, ski and rental shops, learning centers, and much, much more.  Look for tubing, mountain coasters, night skiing, and a packed events schedule to top off the value represented in Mt Washington Valley.  “We know there are a variety of skiing experiences to choose from in New England,” said Janice Crawford, Executive Director of the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce representing businesses throughout the Valley.  “However, when it comes to value, no other destination besides North Conway and the surrounding Mt Washington Valley can offer the variety of reasonably-priced skiing and affordable dining and lodging options to earn the number one spot in the Northeast,” finished Crawford.

For more information on creating a value-filled ski getaway to North Conway and the surrounding Mt Washington Valley, visit, offering resources for all your vacation planning.  Visit to learn up-to-date snow conditions, forecasts, news, deals-tips, photos and more for Mt Washington Valley’s 13 ski resorts and XC Centers.  It’s your perfect one-stop-spot for all things skiing in North Conway and beyond.  To learn more about New Hampshire vacations, go to

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The complete TripIndex Ski list can be viewed at:  Infographics available at this link too.

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