Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Fat Lady Sings

It's official, folks. Cranmore is closed for the season. This moment is always bittersweet for me, the penultimate opposite of the excitement of opening day.

On one hand, it is hard to see the grand old mountain with its patchy spring snow. You really appreciate what our groomers do once they stop doing their thing. The remaining snow degrades quickly. They don't call it grooming for nothing.

Snowcats and snow machines are still zipping around the mountain as Cranmore's mountain ops team takes down all we took pains to build all winter. Terrain park elements are removed. Food venues are cleaned and closed. Signs are taken down and turned off.
But some things remain the same. Cranmore's resident geese honked me a very good morning greeting today. They're not going anywhere. And neither is the small crew of us who remain here year round. I am already working on plans for this summer and next winter.

We are busily rounding up photos and content for the next issue of Cranmore North Conway Magazine. And stay tuned for news on a new summer concert series that will be in addition to the Arts Jubilee concerts we already host.

And believe it or not, Threedom Passes and Cranmore Happy Trails passes are already for sale for NEXT winter. If you're counting pennies like many of us, you'll want to save the money and buy passes early before prices increase. Kids passes are just $149 for Cranmore season passes, ages 6-12. What a great Easter Basket gift idea!

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