NORTH CONWAY, NH – Two New Hampshire family-friendly ski areas, Bretton Woods at the Omni Mount Washington Resort and Cranmore Mountain Resort, have teamed up to offer a new pass option this winter. The “Sun-N-Snow” Season Pass offers skiers and riders a great value, with the pass being valid mid-week non-holiday periods all winter long.
The pass costs just $499 when purchased by November 30th and is valid at both mountains, all lifts, Sunday-Friday with holiday blackout dates: 12/26/2012 – 1/1/2013 ; 1/19/2013 – 1/20/2013; 2/16/2013 – 2/23/2013. Passes can be purchased online or in person at either resort starting Sat., Sept. 1. Prices will increase as of Dec. 1.
Both mountains are located within 30 miles of each other in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Cranmore, with 57 trails and glades, is located in the heart of North Conway Village, NH. Bretton Woods, with 102 trails and glades, is located on Route 302 north of Crawford Notch in the shadow of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the East. Together they offer snowsports fans coming to Mount Washington Valley and northern New Hampshire the best variety of terrain available on a single season pass.
“We are really pleased to offer great variety and value in a Sunday through Friday pass by teaming up with our friends above the Notch, Bretton Woods,” stated Cranmore General Manager and President, Ben Wilcox.
“We feel the new Sun n’ Snow pass represents the best ski experience the White Mountains has to offer with the greatest value. Midweek means no lift lines, first tracks on a powder day, and long lunches on a sunny deck.” stated Bretton Woods Director of Ski Operations, Chris Ellms.
Both resorts are reporting significant investment in new trails, lifts and snowmaking for the coming winter. Cranmore is replacing its East Double Chair with a triple chairlift. This chairlift will increase the uphill lift capacity and add 300 feet of vertical to the southern slopes of the resort. This new lift represents a $1 mil. investment.
60 new snow guns are being added to Cranmore’s arsenal, furthering the resort’s dedication to the best in snowmaking and grooming, key attributes in low snow years such as the past winter. Cranmore is now up to 300 high efficiency snow guns which will increase snowmaking power while also reducing energy consumption.
The Soaring Eagle Zipline, installed in summer 2012, will also operate all winter long joining Cranmore’s popular tubing park, mountain coaster and giant swing rides and attractions.
Bretton Woods announced the addition of lift service to the Mount Stickney area. The resort will welcome adventurers and families with a step back to a traditional New England skiing experience. The Mount Stickney expansion, whose last addition included 30 acres of gladed tree skiing, continues with the addition of a T-Bar surface lift and warming cabin.
The new 2,000-foot Doppelmayr T-Bar will serve the Mount Stickney Glades. The gladed terrain is being expanded and enhanced to open up the steep drop offs and cliff area. For the less adventurous, many of the glades are being fashioned so they will be skiable even in lean snow years and cater to all abilities and age groups. Bretton Woods has also invested in 50 new low energy tower guns for one of their core trails, Range View. This upgrade to the current snowmaking system will help to facilitate opening more terrain early in the season.
For more information on Cranmore Mountain, call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI or visit www.cranmore.com. For more information on Bretton Woods, call 1-800-314-1752 or visit www.brettonwoods.com.