Wednesday, March 23, 2011

In the Home Stretch!

Now is the time to make it out to Cranmore Mountain!  With us hitting the end of March, spring skiing is in full effect.  Firm and fast mornings give way to warmer temperatures and soft conditions that make skiing a blast.  It's always great to experience it with less layers and the option of doing some BBQ'n after a sunny day on the mountain.  What could be better than both at the same time?  Come join us on March 27th for our year end Cranarchy where we will be grilling up some mighty fine food, blasting some tunes, and Darkside's loyal riders will be rail jammin'.  Speaking of less layers, we'll be hosting our annual Spring Splash on March 26th where skiers and riders can test their pond skimming abilities across our slush pool!  More info on the event here: Spring Splash!  Go out, get soaked, dry off, warm up, and head on back to Cranmore the next day for the Cranarchy Bash!

We picked up some late season snow with another 4 inches on Monday the 21st, bringing our total up to 104" on the year. It has definitely been a great season at Cranmore and it was nice seeing mid-winter conditions during the final week. Everything is a little better with some snow on top! Right before this snowfall was The Mascot Jam. It was a blast with some fierce competition between heated mascot rivals! They got to duke it out under bluebird skies and warm temps! C-more and Keeko ended up in a tie for the top spot but there was much mascot blood, sweat, and tears shed during the event.

Even though our winter operations are wrapping up shortly, we have quite the summer line up in store for you! We have the newest family attractions in the White Mountains. We teased you last blog, now here is the meat and potatoes: Summer at Cranmore! There you will find details on the New Cranmore Mountain Adventure Park. You've got to experience the mountain coaster all winter and that will carry over to our summer park along with such additions as mini-golf, giant swing, and aerial adventure course! We hope you're ready to make it a great summer Cranmore!

Early on in the Mascot Jam!

Getting ready to tube!

Mascots taking over the carpet lift!

So you think you can dance?

Wild times at the Jam!

Spring Snowfall!

Dumping late-March!

The Darkside is looking prime!  Rebuild for Cranarchy in progress!

Spring or Winter?

Some fresh lines after a night of snow!

Creating snake trails!

The clouds opened up bringing out the sun for this perfect day!

To the summit for another powder run!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Comes Rolling In!

The month of February started and ended with a bang!  We saw some great snowstorms to bookend the month and the flakes have been flying! The February vacation week that just wrapped up was also an exciting time at the mountain.  We started with some gorgeous bluebird days and ended with a foot of fresh on Friday, February 25th.  It was great to see families and guests of the mountain enjoying some awesome skiing as well as how popular the mountain coaster and tubing park were.  Kids came out and had a blast with our different themed Cranapaloozas and were treated to some awesome fireworks on both Saturday nights.  For the adults, the apres entertainment scene was also on par as our musicians and entertainers blasted out some great jams while fresh brews were being enjoyed.  We hope you all had a wonderful time and we look forward to having you be our guests again!

Thanks to the recent snowfall, 21 inches in the last 4 days, the mountain is in awesome shape and is the place to be during March as we welcome the Spring back in!  Sunny days and spring conditions at Cranmore sound mighty fine!  There's nothing like skiing in the warm sun on soft slopes.  We also have some events planned for this month.  The Darkside Night Series concludes on Saturday, March 5 as the 3rd event will play out under the lights.  Thanks to our sponsors Fire on the Mountain, Rossignol, and Eastern Boarder for their sponsorship and donation of sweet prizes!  In order to compete you must have participated in at least one of the two events in the series.  Overall winners will take home some fresh gear!  We also have a Dynafit Moonlight Mountain Tour on 3/11.  The Hannes Schneider Meister Cup will take place on the 12th.  The 19th will be the NH Ski Area Mascot Jam.  If you drive a bio-diesel or hybrid vehicle we're offering free skiing and preferred parking on March 20th!  Spring Splash will take place on the 26th, and our BBQ / informal rail jam named Cranarchy will take place on the 27th!  Full list of events and info here: Winter Events Calendar

With all this in store, we're looking forward to wrapping up another great season.  Looking all the way back, we had our first November opening in 8 years and the season has been in full swing ever since.  We'd like to thank everyone who has been a part of it so far!  However, when the ski season ends there is still plenty to do at Cranmore.  We have one heck of a summer line up ready to go.  Here's a brief look at some of our  new attractions coming Summer 2011!: Summer at Cranmore!  More info will become available shortly!

It's snow nice here!

Even with the snow coming down you can get a peak at the Aerial Adventure Course ready for the summer!

It's dumping out!  Head for the trees! 
Fresh tracks!

Leading the charge through pow!
Fred's Shed looking a little spooky for our Halloween themed Cranapalooza!