On Sunday, May 19th, Cranmore opened it's doors a week early with free unlimited rides on some of the most popular rides of the Mountain Adventure Park, all in part of of the Valley's Be Kind Festival! Thousands of people showed up to ride the Mountain Coaster, fly on the Soaring Eagle and take a thrill ride on the Giant Swing. Team Cranmore (members of Cranmore's Charity and Goodwill Committee) were on site to pass out balloons, greet guests and handout coupons for future visits. A huge thanks to the Cranmore staff who helped make such a successful event!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
|Spider Mountain being dropped off|
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Our hard working and dedicated summer staff has been getting the mountain ready for the summer season. Over the past two weeks they have built fences, laid down the summer tubing lanes and prepped areas where attractions will be located. Believe it or not our summer season starts two and half weeks from now, and the excitement is building here at the mountain. The days are getting longer and temperatures are rising. If you cannot wait for opening day which is May 25th, you can swing by Cranmore for a sneak peek at what a summer day is like during Kindness Weekend here in North Conway May 19th. Very soon everything throughout the resort will be set up and ready to go. We can’t wait to see you and your family here for opening weekend!
|The bungy trampolines will be in place soon!|
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
See you soon!
|Aerial Adventure Park|
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Soon after the last chairlift stops moving, the wait for next winter begins. Memories of powder days and great corduroy, although a recent event seem so long ago due to the realization that summer is right around the corner. Even though it will be months before another flake falls, there are plenty of things you can do to make the summer months less torturous.
Chances are you probably took some photos or video footage throughout the season. Now is the time to sort through everything you gathered and make something that will forever immortalize this past season. Creating a video can be fun and time consuming at the same time. Play around with different music, zany graphics and transitions to jazz up the video. Then when completed, show it off to all your friends and family. If video editing is a bit advanced for you, get old school with photos. Print them out and create a scrapbook. Creating a scrapbook allows you so many avenues to highlight the season. You could put photos in the book in order by date or you could create chapters like powder days, rail jam events or ski racing.
Getting in shape for next season is never a bad idea. Don’t be out of breath on the first run next season because you sat on the couch all summer. Take up road or mountain biking. Both are tremendously great cardio workouts and both will remind you of that fast Meister Cup run you took only a few months ago. Are you a fan of glade skiing or riding? Mountain biking will give you that same sensation as you weave your way through a sea of tall trees.
Once the season ends a lot of people will simply throw all of their equipment in a closet and forget about it until the start of the next season. Often times people will take their equipment out of it's summer hibernation to find that they need to sharpen, wax and fix a part of their binding as they are loading up the car for the first day of the season. Before tucking your stuff away for the summer, make sure that you have thrown on a summer coat of wax to protect your base as well as taking care of anything thing wrong with your equipment. You want to be ready for next season starts.
Buying your season pass now not only ensures that you will be able to get on the lifts; you will also save some money before rates increase throughout the summer and fall. The extra money that will be left in your pocket will help purchase that new snowboard, a new pair of fancy looking goggles or a filling meal in Zip’s Pub and Grill.
Nowadays a lot of people prefer to listen to music when they ski or ride, if you are not one of those people look into becoming one of those people. Music simply adds to the overall experience. Explore new music through Pandora and Spotify. Create plenty of playlists to last through the whole winter.
All of these activities will make the days and months disappear quicker than you would have imagined. Before you know it we will be back on the slopes of Cranmore Mountain!