Cranapalooza Returns to Cranmore Starting December 31

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 21 2005 - 09:25 AM

NORTH CONWAY, New Hampshire ??” Cranmore Mountain Resort keeps things lively for families on Saturday nights in the Mount Washington Valley starting December 31. Cranapalooza is a festival of music, entertainment and games with North Conway’s favorite penguin, C-Mor. It starts on Saturday afternoon and goes until 9:00 PM. In addition to an endless amount of family fun, North Conway’s mountain of choice will light up the trails with top-to-bottom skiing, riding, and tubing every Saturday night through March 11.

Cranapalooza kicks off with the New Years Eve Party on December 31 and has other various themes every Saturday night. As guests finish up their day of skiing and riding or just arrive for the nights festivities, activities are available for everyone beginning at 2 p.m. Activities include games with C-More, jugglers and clowns, fireworks, face painting, sleigh rides, ski races, live entertainment, snowcross races, hot chocolate and s’mores around the fire pit, and Apr??s Ski for adults in Zips Pub.

Mike Livingston and the Professor will take to the stage throughout the evening to provide live music to guests in the Eating House until 9 p.m. In addition, Jason Escape will perform amazing escape routines right before your eyes on the Eating House stage at 4:30 p.m. As the clock ticks down to the New Year, fireworks will light up the sky of the North Conway Valley and adults can say goodbye to 2005 with a champagne toast in Zips Pub.

“Cranapalooza is a night packed with entertainment for all ages,” said Ben Wilcox, general manager for Cranmore Mountain. “We want to give families a fun entertainment option on Saturday nights. Between night skiing, games with our mascot C-Mor, snacks around the fire pit, and other entertainment, it’s a night not to be missed.”

As darkness falls, Cranmore illuminates the night sky with 11 lighted trails for top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding on Saturday nights. Night skiing lift tickets are just $15 and include access to the Cranmore Family Fitness Center from 4-9 p.m. Also under the lights is Cranmore’s top rated Arctic Blast Tubing Park, with three lanes of high-speed excitement. Two hours of snow tubing is just $17.

Upcoming Cranmore events include the Destoy Snowboard Series January 7, The Great Penguin Race January 8, Jibsaw Massacre Series January 21 & 22, and the Bill Johnson Vertical Challenge January 28.

For a full list of Cranmore events, please visit or call 1-800-SUN N SKI.