Over forty inches of snow has fallen throughout the valley, including a Christmas morning snowfall to kick-off vacation week! Natural snow has been filling the trails of our seven Alpine and six Nordic ski areas, and we couldn't be happier.

Winter is off to a great start and we're beyond floating on air...we're floating on powder! The outdoor activities planned by local businesses and ski areas are off the hook and you'll find something to do every day of your vacation.

Take a look at our vacation calendar , and you'll see all of the unique activities that our ski areas, theaters, shops and museums have created purely for the enjoyment for you and your family. So what are you waiting for?! Grab your coat and meet us in the Mt. Washington Valley!
Michelle Gittleson
Your Valley Concierge
Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce
Outdoor Adventure

January is packed with activities and as long as you are dressed for the weather you'll find something to enjoy in the great outdoors.

Tin Mountain Conservation Center presents a Winter Tree & Shrub Identification Class on January 13. Learn the tricks to identifying leafless trees by bark and other means. The program will start indoors with an overview before heading outside for the majority of the time. Dress warm and bring a snack. 

Every Saturday, starting January 6th enjoy a variety of fun family events at Cranmore Mountain Resort's Cranapalooza, including night skiing, family entertainment, famous s'mores and DJ dance parties in Schneider Square with C-More the Penguin, face painting, family games and activities, giveaways and so much more.

Head south to King Pine for a Guided Moonlight Snowshoe Tour or a Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride . Take in the tall pines and soft woodland sounds with views of King Pine Ski Area in the distance as you experience the serene trails along Purity Lake.

Foodie Fun Adventures

The Appalacian Mountain Club presents its 28th year of the International Dinner and Adventure Series ! Wednesday evenings transform into a weekly dinner series of international cuisine followed by an inspiring presentation. The family style dinner features four courses, including soup or appetizer, salad, entrée, bread, dessert. The after dinner program is a cultural and inspirational adventure presented by local and regional guides, explorers, and travelers. This is a one-of-a-kind event, not to be missed!

Tuckerman Brewing Company will be celebrating their 20th year of crafting delicious beer all year long. The fun starts with a 20th Anniversary Kickoff Party on Saturday, January 13. Join them for an outdoor celebration that will include a large heated tent, a special edition beer and The Mallett Brothers Band!!
Arts & Culture Adventure

If theater, music and live entertainment is your thing, you can find something in Mt. Washington Valley.

Bennett and Perkins Benefit Concert: January 6th, an evening of good food and good fun in support of Substance Abuse Recovery Resources in the Valley. The evening of music will start off 6 p.m. with a community pot luck dinner, followed by Bennett & Perkins sharing "tight harmonies, compelling storytelling, and master guitar work," for an evening to remember. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased here.

Join White Birch Books for an Author Luncheon with Katherine Arden on January 12th, hosted at Sea Dog Brewing Company in North Conway, NH. Tickets are $20, which includes the luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library . Click for more info!

Stone Mountain Arts Center, a beautiful timber frame hall tucked in the mountains, hosts national acts like Spencer Albee, Mavis Staples, and Paula Cole. If you've never been to "SMAC" you must add it to your list! Concert Series at Stone Mountain Arts Center.
Join Cranmore Mountain for its 80th Anniversary Summit Celebration at the Meister Beer Hut Dinner, January 13. Enjoy a four-course dinner with paired beers and live acoustic music from Ben Cook at the summit Meister Hut from 6pm to 9pm, ages 21+. 
Experience a winter sunrise at tree-line (4,200') on Mt. Washington from the comfort of the Mt. Washington SnowCoach . Early morning lighting at tree-line makes for incredible scenes and an unforgettable experience.

Although you are riding in a heated van, you should dress warm as you will have an opportunity to get out of the SnowCoach for pictures and to experience the weather on Mt. Washington.
There are three winter sunrise snow coach tours available - January 14 at 6:15am, February 18 & 25 at 5:45am.
Enjoy the 17th Annual New Hampshire Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting Competition , January 26-28, at Black Mountain. Teams from all over the Northeastern part of the United States will be creating unique works of art through ice beginning Friday at noon and continues throughout the weekend. Spectators are welcome to view the entire process, and enjoy seeing the finished pieces on Sunday, January 28. See first hand how sculptors take 8 foot high by 4 foot round cylinder of compacted snow and create incredible art frozen in time. Sculpting pieces usually remain available for viewing for at least a week after the event giving visitors ample time to get coveted photos. At night, during the event, the sculptures are lit up giving them an entirely different perspective.

There will be a bonfire for roasting of marshmallows, a scavenger hunt, and more are planned throughout the event. Admission for viewing is free.