Celebrate Super Bowl Weekend on New Hampshire’s Slopes and Trails

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 30 2012 - 11:39 AM

Super Bowl weekend in New Hampshire features mid-winter conditions, uncrowded slopes and lift ticket deals

NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH, JANUARY 2012 – The New England Patriots and New York Giants will face off in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, February 5. The Super Bowl is a traditional occasion for family and friends to gather to enjoy the game. The 6:30 pm kickoff time is ideal for skiers and riders who want to enjoy a weekend on the snow and still be on the couch for kickoff with plenty of time to spare.

During past Patriots’ Super Bowl appearances many guests have elected to pass up skiing and riding that weekend even though the game isn’t played until Sunday night. As a result, this means less-crowded slopes and an opportunity to enjoy midweek crowds with mid-winter conditions. Ski areas have also recognized the popularity of the Super Bowl and many offer lift ticket specials to entice guests.

Among the special offers this Super Bowl weekend is the Super Sunday Special at Cannon Mountain where two people can ski or ride for $68 on February 5. King Pine at Purity Spring Resort will be offering half-day, morning lift tickets for $22 for adults and $15 for juniors on February 5. Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain will be offering $46 all-day lift tickets on February 5. Cranmore Mountain Resort is offering a Super Bowl ECoupon that must be printed in advance from Cranmore.com and is valid for $47 adult, $37 teen, and $32 child lift tickets on February 5. Show up at Gunstock Mountain Resort with your Patriots gear on and receive $12 off a full price adult ticket on February 5. In celebration of Super Bowl XLVI, Waterville Valley will be offering $46 lift tickets for adults and $15 for ages 12 and under on February 5. Ragged Mountain will be offering two-for-one full price lift tickets on February 5.

For cross country skiers Jackson Ski Touring will be hosting Super Bowl Widows Weekend with 50% off one or two day trails passes for groups of three or more women. Pine Hill XC Ski Club in New London will be offering a pre-Super Bowl Two Trail Passes for One promotion.

Many New Hampshire areas also regularly offer discounted passes on Sunday afternoons, which should prove to be an outstanding time to hit the slopes with many skiers and riders already at home on the couch. Even if you ski right until 4pm you still have 2 1/2 hours until kickoff. Among those areas with Sunday afternoon offers are Attitash Mountain Resort, Black Mountain, Bretton Woods, Crotched Mountain, King Pine at Purity Spring Resort, Loon Mountain, Mount Sunapee, Ragged Mountain, Waterville Valley and Wildcat Mountain. Some of these offers apply to specific groups (like NH residents or kids) so please check for full details on the Daily Ticket Deals page at SkiNH.com.

“The first year or two the Patriots made the Super Bowl, we noticed some extra space on the slopes. Now that the Patriots make this almost an annual tradition, the ski areas have gotten creative with some incredible deals. Super Bowl weekend provides an ideal opportunity to enjoy mid-winter conditions at a discount price, with fewer skiers on the slopes, and still be home in time for the game,” stated Karl Stone, Ski NH’s Marketing Director.

For a complete list of deals and updated snow conditions, visit SkiNH.com or XCSkiNH.com.

Ski NH is the statewide association representing 38 alpine and cross country resorts and more than 200 lodging and guest service properties in New Hampshire. For more information on ski areas, lodging packages, and updated winter events at Ski NH resorts, call Ski NH at (800) 88-SKI-NH ( 800-887-5464 ) or visit the Ski NH website at www.SkiNH.com . For statewide media relations assistance, visit the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism’s media room at http://visitnh.gov/media/ or contact Mr. Tai Freligh at 603-271-2343 , option #2.