Thursday, February 24, 2011

February Vacation Week!!!

The mountain has been alive of late with guests enjoying our terrain, as well as the tubing park and mountain coaster!  It has been exciting to see the families skiing on the mountain but also enjoying our other amenities we have to offer.  They have been getting some great weather as well.  The week started off a little cold but blues skies and warmer temperatures have prevailed, all leading up to what may be a nice snowstorm come tomorrow.  The forecast as of now is for 9-13 inches of snow starting Friday morning and continuing through the day.  It looks to be a good time with flakes flying at the mountain to welcome in the weekend.

With the weekend comes Cranapalooza on Saturday, Feb. 26th.  It will be a Halloween themed event with S'mores, face painting, and Trick-Or-Treating for the kids to find candy at designated spots around the resort! Ryan Mahoney will be performing a Family Magic Show in the Eating House starting at 3:30pm.  Follow that up with another round of night skiing until 8pm and fireworks over South Slope at 7:30pm and you've found yourself a good time after a day on the slopes!  You can see the list of the remaining events during this February Vacation Week here: Winter Events Calendar.

Calling out to all NH Residents, we have some deals in store for you during NH Family Week February 27th to March 4th!  If you follow this link: NH Family Week Deals you can check out some awesome savings for next week.  We have specials on kids camps, 4-pack lift tickets savings, and 4-pack tubing/coaster ticket combo deals.

If you're a current passholder or plan on being one, Cranmore has some deals for you!  You can check them out here:New Hampshire Ski Passes.  Starting March 13, 2011 until the end of the 2010-11 season, Cranmore passholders get a $99 room rate at the Country Inn at Jiminy Peak AND ski for free. Just present your valid Cranmore pass to receive your free Jiminy Peak lift ticket.  Your season pass also gets you 50% off a day ticket before March 13th.

If you intend on purchasing your pass for next season we have an offer for you.  Available starting March 1st, you can buy your Happy Trails Pass for the 2011-2012 season and ski the rest of this season for free!  If you purchase before 5/30 you also receive a Story Land Day Ticket ($29 value)  for every pass you buy.

With everything we have to offer, you should be here to experience it. Whether you like a day cruising the slopes or enjoy more leisurely activies, we have something to keep you entertained. Be on the lookout also for what we have in store for Summer 2011.  We have big plans!


Enjoying a ride on the mountain coaster through snow fields!


Tubing under the bluest skies makes for a nice experience!

Brave souls go in backwards!

Marcus Gale surprised by his big dog!

Doing the C-more Shuffle!

Roasting S'mores during Cranapalooza!

Everyone got to experience beautiful views! 
It's the alien invasion!

Our new children's learning area.  It's been a great help to those making their first turns and carves!

Grab a seat and enjoy the sunny skies!

Our guests were ready for another run, and another, and another...!
These rippers on Koessler bombed one of the steepest trails on the mountain!

 
Nothing completes the Cranmore experience quite like a magnificent view of Mt. Washington!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Excitement is Builiding!

With February vacation week right around the corner, the mountain is gearing up for one of the most exciting times of the year!  Once you make it here you'll be greeted by 54 trails and glades, 8 lifts, and over 200 acres of skiiable terrain!  We have plenty in store to keep the whole family entertained on and off the slopes with a plentiful list of attractions to enjoy.  We'll be running the Mountain Coaster and tubing park expanded hours starting on February 18th all the way until February 27th.  They will operate from 11am-9pm on the 18th, 9am to 9pm from the 19th until the 26th, and finally 9am to 4pm on the 27th!  You can purchase those tickets at either the Ticket House or the New Artist Falls Lodge that also houses a full service deli to take care of your hunger and thirst needs!  To go along with those hours we'll be hosting different themed Cranapaloozas the nights of the 19th, 23rd, and 26th.  What's a better way to celebrate those nights than with some skiing under the lights as well.  We'll even be shooting off some beautiful fireworks over South Slope on the 19th and 26th at 7:30pm!  Not to forget about you adults, we'll be hosting Apres Ski Entertainment in Zip's Pub every night with musicians taking the stage to blast out some tunes.  We also have a special fundraising event for a friend of Cranmore, Danny Tourmarkine, who suffered a traumatic brain injury while snowboarding in Montana.  Coming up this Saturday, Feb 19th we’ll be hosting Shredding for DCT, a slopestyle event promoting helmet awareness. Registration is from 9am-11am in the events den and a $25 minimum donation is requested. The competition will start at noon.  With all of these wonderful events planned, Cranmore should be your destination come this February vacation week!  Remember you can stay up to date with all things Cranmore at http://www.cranmore.com/ and at our Cranmore Mountain Facebook Fan Page.
Mt. Washington looms in the background!

Spectacular views await you at Cranmore!

Fresh corduroy awaits those early risers.  Get it while you can!

These two are enjoying bluebird skies and great snow conditions!

Mt. Washington a little more prominent this time!

Take it all in while you ride our New South Quad and then ski the South Slope!

Heading to blue skies and great skiing!

Find your own little paradise here at Cranmore Mountain!

Cranmore's trails are glowing white!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

White February!

Cranmore has hit full stride in this wonderful month of February!  A round of back to back storms dropped 17 inches in two days to start off the month and we haven't looked back since.  This fresh snowfall topped the trails and filled in the glades.  There is nothing like that floating feeling of making fresh tracks into plentiful powder.  You can even check out shots of it in last week's video snow report under weekly videos found here: Cranmore Media Gallery.  Following the two day event was bluebird skies, comfortable temperatures and the best conditions of the year.  The groomers cultivated the soft snow perfectly and left us lucky skiers and riders with buttery corduroy.  Since then we've picked up another half foot of snow bringing our season total up to 72".  Although the year started off slowly, we've welcomed every bit of snow we have been getting and this only helps to extend our season as our base has been constantly growing. 

Planning a trip to Cranmore in the near future might be in your best interest.  We even have some deals in place if you book ahead.  Coming up on Valentine's Day we have one sweet offer for you!  If you follow this link: E-Coupons, you'll be taken to a page where you can purchase a $14 dollar lift ticket for February 14th.  Make sure you do it before the 24 hour in advance deadline and you'll be skiing and riding for less than a quarter of the cost of an adult day ticket here at Cranmore.  Make a date with us!

We'd like to say thanks to all who came out and participated in the Race to Beat Cancer here on the 6th.  It was great to see all the donations and support given.  We know you had a blast competing in the NASTAR format race and the timed tubing runs.  Your help is greatly appreciated by those afflicted with the terrible disease.  Give yourself a pat on the back, you're making a difference in someone's life!

Thanks for checking out this week's blog. Remember you can stay up to date on all things Cranmore on our webpage at http://www.cranmore.com/ and at our facebook page located here: Cranmore Mountain Fan Page . We'll see you on the slopes!



Double it!

A little snow never hurt anyone.  A lot of snow made us happy!

C-more's saying he wants that much snow!

The masses came out to enjoy great conditions this past weekend!

The kids must love snow days living so close to Cranmore!

Thanks Mother Nature for the bountiful buffet of snow!

Visibility is low in the white room!

Come fly high with us at Cranmore!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

One Word- WOW

WOW. That is all I can say after coming in from a taking a few runs.  What more can you ask for? 17 inches of fresh snow from yesterday's storm, turquoise skies and comfortable temp's in the 20's? It can't get much better than this. I'm having a hard time sitting in my chair writing this blog while fully dressed head to toe in snowboard gear, counting down the minutes until I can go back out and take some more runs. 

The weekends forecast is looking like we might see some more white stuff on Saturday, and a beautiful sunny day on Sunday, making it all the more reason to download an E-Coupon 24 hours in advance and ski and ride for only $29 on Sunday! 

Here are some pictures that I took while I was out this afternoon.  Enjoy!

 Looking up at the summit from the Skimobile Express quad
 Another view from the Skimobile Express Quad
 Looking down from the top of the stairset in the Darkside Terrain Park
 "Ledges"
A nice view of the Moat Mountain range