Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays

We've definitely started the winter season out right, from terrain park events to skiing with the GM the fun never ends here at Cranmore! 

The terrain park crew kicked off winter with a Shred the Solstice event on December 21st.  It was an informal competition to get skiers and riders ready for the upcoming season of new features, redesigned elements and new and familiar faces.  We have more events coming up this season, the next on Saturday, December 28th from competitors 12 and under.  Click here for more information on the Grommet Shred Fest.









On Sunday, December 22nd we kicked off our Ski with GM events, and despite the not so perfect weather, our dedicated passholders made the journey to ski with Cranmore's President & General Manager, Ben Wilcox.  The conditions held up and we were able to make plenty of runs down the South Slope and Alley trails.  As tradition goes, we ended the morning with Rennie Rolls, coffee, and chats with Ben. Passholders stay tuned for your next chance to Ski with the GM.




We took the time to remember the great Jimmy Mersereau Monday, December 23rd.  Family and friends gathered on Jimmy's Run to share stories and remember all that he did for Cranmore.









As the Holiday week continues don't miss out on the fun on and off the slopes! The mountain has extended hours with skiing and riding until 6pm and the Mountain Adventure & Tubing Park are open until 9pm.  Cranapalooza begins on Saturday, December 28th, enjoy s'mores in the square and be sure to head over to the Artist Falls Lodge for more fun and entertainment in C-More's Theater.

Happy Holidays from your friends at Cranmore!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Cranmore Heads Into Daily Operations This Weekend

Tomorrow, Saturday, December 14th marks the day we begin our daily operations at Cranmore Mountain.  That's right, you can now ski and ride with us 7 days a week!  The lifts open at 8:30am for Saturday and Sunday, December 14 & 15 for skiing and riding until 4:00pm.  Be sure you're gear is ready to go with a visit to Ledges Tuning and Repair shop. 

We may be operating daily, but we are extending our early season ticket prices through December 20th. Ticket prices will remain, $49 for adults, $39 for teens, and $29 for children and seniors.  Mother Nature has been kind enough to bless us with cold temperatures, which means Team Snowmageddon has been hard at work this week!  We are looking to ski and ride 23 trails this weekend, that's 6 more trails than last weekend.  So dress warm, and get ready for fun on the slopes this weekend!  We'll see you out there!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Another Great Weekend in the Books

Mother Nature didn't provide us with the cold weather we would have liked over the last week, but she pulled through Friday night with cold temps, letting our crew groom and provide some nice corduroy for Saturday morning.  Saturday was cold enough for us to turn the guns on late in the afternoon and run them into Sunday.  Schneider to Artist Falls to the South Slope was a great run to start the day!  We hear that snow is in the forecast this week and are excited for cold weather and snow, bring it on Mother Nature!


We hope to see you out on the slopes this upcoming weekend, as we open for daily operations December 14th.  New for the winter season is Cranmore's own hashtag, simply use #MyCranmore each time you Instagram here.  We'd love to share your memories, whether you're on the slopes, in the Mountain Adventure Park or on the Tubing Hill.  When you use #MyCranmore through Instagram, it feeds to Cranmore's homepage www.cranmore.com/mycranmore.



Monday, November 25, 2013

First Ski Weekend of the Winter Season

What an awesome opening weekend!  We were able to ski and ride six trails top to bottom with two lifts spinning.  Even though it's still November, it felt like mid-winter skiing and riding.  A big thank you to our Team Snowmageddon who allowed us to ski and ride a week early!  A couple of us here at Cranmore caught first chair and were on the trails a little after 9am.  What an amazing feeling to be back on the slopes after waiting all summer and fall!

We will re-open the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 29th for the weekends before we head into daily operations December 14th.  For those who don't ski or ride, or are looking for a little  more adventure for your weekend, look no further than the Tubing Hill and Mountain Adventure Park.  The Soaring Eagle Zipline, Mountain Coaster, and Giant Swing will all be operating Friday through Sunday, along with the Tubing Hill.

Team Snowmageddon is pumping out snow every chance they get.  If you're in town, you can see their work from the North South Road and downtown.  The trails are starting to get their white color again, and we are so excited!  We'll see you on the slopes this weekend!  Check out cranmore.com for all snow conditions and ticket pricing for the upcoming weekends.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Cranmore's Charity and Goodwill Committee Gives Back to the Mt. Washington Valley

Cranmore’s Charity and Goodwill Committee is full steam ahead moving into the giving season. 

Founded in the winter of 2013-13, Cranmore's Charity and Goodwill committee has set out to give back to Cranmore employees with the Cranmore Cares Fund.  The committee fundraises internally for employees, but also participates in events around Mt. Washington Valley. "As a committee we wanted to pool together the efforts of those who already donate their time and money doing goodwill around the Valley" says Beth Hutchins, chair of the Charity and Goodwill Committee. So far Cranmore employees have participated in events around town, including, Kindness Weekend, Jen’s Friends Climb Against Cancer, Bark in the Park and more.

The resort's recent efforts were an employee food drive. Each staff member was encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to the resort wide orientation on November 2nd, where all donations would benefit Vaughn Community Service Food Bank.  Cranmore's food drive will continue through Thanksgiving.

The committee has several events lined up this Holiday season.  Be on the lookout around the Valley and visit cranmore.com for more information regarding the Charity and Goodwill Committee.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Think Snow

With the foliage in full bloom, snowmaking is not far behind.  Phase One and Two are being hosed up now, and weather permitting, we will be ready to start making snow on November 1st.  We have invested $100,000 to our snowmaking equipment this season which includes 35 additional energy efficient tower guns, and new snowmaking trails on Tommy's Trail.. With the new guns, this bring our tower gun fleet to over 400, more than tripling what the mountain had four years ago.

We will start on Phase One which includes Easy Street, Gibson, Lower Gibson, Lower Beginner's Luck, Snow Train, the South Slope, the base area and the tubing park.  Our projected opening day, November 29th, is not too far away!  We hope to have top to bottom skiing and riding ready for our guests the day after Thanksgiving. 

Although we just finished up with summer, we have been busy in the snowmaking world.  Our snowmaking team has replaced aging pipelines and we added snowmaking from the bottom of the East Slope to the bottom of the Scneider Triple on Upper Tommy's Trail.  This will assure us quality skiing and riding from the bottom of the East to the Schneider Triple this year. 




Thursday, September 19, 2013

Night Terrors 5k

The Night Terrors 5k kicks off the haunting season here at Cranmore Mountain.  This is a nighttime, Halloween themed adventure race in and around the resort.  You can RUN but you can't HIDE is the major theme of this 5k designed for runners and walkers(although they may end up running for their lives).  Online registration has been extended til midnight on Thursday, September 19th.  The cast and creators of the Ghoullog will be ready to scare at any point in this race, making you run just a little faster.  The first wave begins at 7:30pm just in time for darkness.  Registration is also available the day of the race if you miss the online deadline.  Race registration is only $45 and includes a glow-stick, a coupon for the Ghoullog, plus much more! So get those costumes ready, lace up those sneakers and get ready to run for your life...if you dare! Prizes will be awarded to best costume and top 3 male and female racers.  Plan to meet at the Artist Falls Lodge anytime between 5pm-7pm for packet pick up and same-day registration.




Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Ghoullog's Mercer Home, Enter if you Dare

The Ghoullog presents Mercer Home for the Criminally Insane, will you be able to make it out of the Mercer Home unharmed? Better than ever this year includes an outdoor element through the dark woods, a scenic chairlift ride, and two additional nights in November. Get ready for a series of dark rooms, scary mazes and unknown places both indoors and outdoors.  But wait, it doesn't stop there, we dare you to take a ride in the Haunted Playground which features the Mountain Coaster, Giant Swing, and Soaring Eagle Zipline.  All attractions open at 7pm so be prepared for a nighttime of haunting adventure. ,

  

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Caring for your winter equipment

Summer is definitely here and winter is far in the rear view mirror. With that said, it is pretty common of people to throw their skis and snowboard into a closet and forget about it to next season. A lot of times when people take their equipment out of summer hibernation they realize they never fixed that broken binding or patched that core shot. When you do this you are putting yourself in a bad situation. You might miss some of the first days of the season. A lot of people start bringing their skis and snowboards to their local ski shop to get serviced before the season starts and it might take the technicians days to get to your equipment. Save yourself the headache and get it done in the summer.

Waxing your bases is very key to keeping everything in working order come next season. Applying a thick layer of wax on your bases and edges will help prevent oxidation and excessive drying throughout the hot summer months.

Are your gloves, hats, and jackets a little dirty? Clean it all up. Although spring skiing provides great soft conditions it also brings plenty of mud throughout the parking lots. Chances are there is mud caked somewhere on your clothing. Throw your clothing through the wash, you'll be thankful in the fall when your clothes smell like fresh mountain springs as opposed to mold. Once all of your clothing is clean and dry, apply water repellant spray onto your jacket and snowpants. The water repellant spray will rejuvenate the gore-tex in your outerwear.

Prepping for next season doesn't require all that much work or time. Don't procrastinate on it though, you will be thankful you did it early when the snow starts to fly.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Cranmore E-Coupons



Here at Cranmore we like to provide a quality product at a reasonable rate. We truly believe we are the best summer value in the Mount Washington Valley, if not the whole state of New Hampshire. Even with already low prices we like to extend the savings even further. Our online e-coupons will help keep your wallet nice and fat. From $25 Aerial Adventure Park passes and $10 off value passes, we are constantly choosing select days throughout the summer to help you save money on your trip to the mountain. Summer is here and now is the time to start planning out your summer vacation.
Aerial Adventure Park

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

5 reasons to visit Cranmore this Summer!



The snow has melted and we have turned our focus to summer. If you think we turn the lights out after the lifts stop turning, then you are dead wrong. We keep the fun times rolling all summer long.

1) There is someone for everyone- We understand that not everyone in the family is a daredevil or a scenic view seeker. With ten summer attractions, there is truly something for everyone. From our popular Mountain Coaster to our scenic chairlift rides, no one in the family will be left out.

2) Summer is just as good as Winter if not better- Yes, winter is our true love, but that doesn't mean that we can't love other seasons as well. The Mount Washington Valley turns into a hoping destination in the summer. With the warmer weather you and your family can plan a family vacation exploring the surrounding mountains as well as making a pit stop at Cranmore while on your way to the outlets in North Conway. You’ll be amazed at how much there is to do in the area, that we guarantee that you will be planning another visit by the time you get back home.

3) Take a Segway Tour- Did you know that the Segway was invented in New Hampshire? It was and there is no better place to try out one than Cranmore. Our tour will take you out onto paved roads to get you used to maneuvering. Then we take things off road by going part way up the mountain. The tour is great way to see what the mountain looks like the summer.

4) Arts Jubilee Summer Concert Series- Bring your friends and some lawn chairs and set up at the base of the North Slope and be serenaded by some great music. This is the 31st summer of great concerts, and they take place every Thursday starting July 11th all the way through August 8th.

5) Memories- Spending a day or even an afternoon at Cranmore will create many memories that your family will talk about for years to come!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Be Kind at Cranmore- A Success!

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 is going up!

Spider Mountain being dropped off
Since the last chair stopped moving this past winter, our summer staff has been working hard to transform Cranmore from a winter wonderland to a summer oasis. Setting up the mountain for summer is no small feat, but our staff is making it happen and there are only a few small pieces left to finish the puzzle. One of the final pieces is the set up of Spider Mountain. Not sure what Spider Mountain is? Think of it like a very tall jungle gym. Kids of all ages love the thrill of climbing to the top and adults say it reminds them of gym class and recess. Come try out Spider Mountain for yourself as well as our other attractions when the summer season begins May 25th...Only TEN days away! 


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The mountain is being transformed





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!

Wooden fences



The bungy trampolines will be in place soon!