NORTH CONWAY, New Hampshire — Cranmore kicks off its Platinum year with a special 70th anniversary lift ticket price on Friday, December 21, 2007, when the venerable resort will roll back the clocks and offer a full day ticket for only $3.30 for all ages. That’s what skiers were paying back when World War II was looming and FDR was in the White House ??В¦ and Cranmore first operated the Skimobile. No advance purchase is necessary and the offer is open to the general public.
Also on the 21st, the resort is also hosting a special event open to the public and attended by area school children who have recently completed a ski history project in conjunction with Ski New Hampshire as part of its “Earn Your Turns” program. Over 50 fourth grade students from Madison Elementary School and North Conway’s John Fuller Elementary School will attend the event, as will Herbert Schneider, son of Cranmore’s Skimeister, Hannes Schneider. Herbert Schneider owned and operated the resort for twenty years. Ski historian Tom Eastman will also be on hand to talk with students about Cranmore and its history.
The ticket roll back day is just the first in a series of special offers marking Cranmore’s 70th. All winter long, skiers and riders will find online ticket specials that commemorate the birthday. $70 will get skiers a Weekender lift ticket at Cranmore.com, valid for 20 hours of skiing; from 8:30a.m. Saturday through Saturday night at 9p.m., then all day Sunday ???til 4p.m. Other specials include a 2-fer Sunday Special, only $70 for two all day Sunday lift tickets when purchased online. Both ticket offers are good for any non-holiday period when purchased 2 days in advance.
“There are very few ski areas that are so beloved that they have thrived for 70 years,” stated Cranmore GM, Ben Wilcox, “We are rolling back prices on December 21 to thank our long time customers for helping us reach this milestone.”
Attendance is expected to be brisk on December 21, 2007, the Friday before the important Christmas holiday vacation week. While advance ticket purchase is not mandatory, customers can expect to spend less time in the ticket line by purchasing their $3.30 lift tickets online at Cranmore.com. The resort will also open its Arctic Blast Tubing Park on the 21st from 9am-4pm and will offer a full array of skier services including equipment rentals, lessons, food service and live entertainment in Zip’s Pub from 3-5pm.
For more information on this event and the resort, call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI or visit www.cranmore.com.