Cranmore Mountain Extends Season Into April

By AlpineZone News |
Mar 18 2008 - 12:26 PM

NORTH CONWAY, New Hampshire — Cranmore Mountain today announced it will extend its winter operating season into April, with skiing and riding offered through Sunday, April 6, and its tubing park open weekends through Sunday, April 27.

With over 135″ inches of snow so far this winter and more in the forecast, Cranmore’s sunny south facing slopes will be the place for fun, sunshine and skiing with their latest closing date in over 10 years.

“We reviewed our snow reports for the last 10 years and cannot find a closing date later than April 1st, so this is truly a remarkable winter for us. We have been enjoying above average snow conditions and above average skier interest this March,” stated Cranmore General Manager Ben Wilcox. “With the support of our staff and the encouragement of our guests, we made the decision to stay open later than usual and add the extra week of operations to our original plans.”

Currently operating with 100% of its 42 trails, 6 glades and 3 terrain parks, the resort plans to keep the bullwheels turning for skiers and riders through the end of the first weekend of April.

But spring fun in the snow won’t be reserved only for those on boards and skis. New Hampshire’s most popular tubing park, the Arctic Blast Tubing Park at Cranmore , plans on operating weekends through the end of the month. The Park will keep its regular hours of operation through Sunday, March 30 (Thurs. 3-9pm, Fri. & Sat. 9am- 9pm, and Sun. 9am ??“ 4pm). After the 30th, the park will operate weekends only, Sat. 11am ??“ 7pm and Sundays 11am ??“ 4pm through April 27. Prices for the tubing park are $18 for a 2 hour ticket and $24 for an unlimited ticket.

To celebrate its extended season, Cranmore will offer 2 for 1 midweek ski lift tickets from Monday, March 31 ??“ Friday, April 4. This means 2 people ages 19+ can ski for only $49, or $24.50 each.

Cranmore also announced that its Happy Trails Season Pass for 08-09 is for sale at the resort. As a special bonus, the pass will be valid for the remainder of this winter, plus all of next season, at no extra cost. Happy Trails Passes, valid only at Cranmore Mountain, are available at the following price through the May 31st deadline at which time prices will increase:

19+ Anytime Pass (ages 19+) $399
Teen/Senior Anytime Pass (ages 13-18 ) $249
Youth Anytime Pass (ages 6-12) $149
19+ Limited Pass (ages 19+) * $259

* 19+ Limited passes are valid any day of the Winter Season except: 12/27-31/08, 1/17-18/09, 2/14-21/09.

The Happy Trails Pass is offered in addition to the new Threedom Pass, valid at Cranmore, Bretton Woods and Waterville Valley ski areas, which also is good for the remainder of this winter at all 3 resorts when a pass for next winter is purchased. For information on the Threedom Pass, visit

Cranmore is taking advantage of its deep snow base and long sunny days with a full array of activities. Upcoming special events include:

Saturday, March 22
Biodiesel Day
Complimentary lift ticket and VIP parking for drivers of hybrid vehicles plus learn more about this eco-friendly fuel and how it’s being used at Cranmore.

Apres ski entertainment
The Bodacious Babes will perform their award winning cabaret act in the Eating House.

Saturday, March 29
Mountain Dew Spring Splash
Everyone’s favorite spring event! Ski down the slope into a Mountain Dew slush pool and see how far you can go!

Sunday, March 30
Enjoy the last terrain park competition of the season with this freestyle jam in the park.

Cranmore is located in the heart of North Conway Village, NH and offers skiing and riding on 42 trails and 6 glades with over 200 acres of skiable terrain. For hotel, lift ticket, lesson and daycare reservations, visit or call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.