NORTH CONWAY, NH — Ski Magazine has published its 2013 Resort Guide, naming Cranmore Mountain in four categories for Best in the East. The historic North Conway, NH based ski area ranked #2 for Family Programs; #3 for Off Hill Activities; #7 for Apres Ski; and # 10 for Terrain Parks.
When measured against other New Hampshire ski resorts, Cranmore came in at #1 in Family Programs, Apres Ski and Off Hill Activities and #3 for Terrain Parks.
“We’re excited to find ourselves regarded so highly by readers of Ski Magazine,” stated Cranmore GM and President, Ben Wilcox. “With $8.3 million invested in the resort since 2010, Cranmore has focused on its kids snowsports programs and our Mountain Adventure Park activities like the Mountain Coaster. So it’s not surprising that we are now being recognized in those areas. We thank Ski Magazine and its readers for this honor.”
Last year, Cranmore launched KidsRule Mountain Camps, their exclusive children’s day-long snowsports lessons. The Camps focus on safety, communication, fun and learning for children who want to ski or snowboard. Cranmore also recently built a dedicated learning center and developed gentle beginner terrain with its own lift.
This summer, Cranmore added to its Mountain Adventure Park, home to their “off hill” activities, with the addition of the Soaring Eagle Zipline. The Zipline opened in July and will also operate during the ski season. It joins the popular snow tubing park, mountain coaster, giant swing and indoor adventure center, all of which offer winter-time family fun, whether after a day of skiing or for those who aren’t yet into snowsports.
The apres ski scene at Cranmore is unique and family focused, with weekly Cranapalooza apres ski festivals hosted by their penguin mascot, C-more. Every week, families can sprawl out in the base lodge and watch family entertainment, including magicians, clowns and live animal shows, after making s’mores around an outdoor fire pit. The apres scene wraps up with a family movie and on select weekends, early fireworks at 6:30pm. The goal? Keep the kids entertained while the parents enjoy an adult beverage or two, before heading back to the hotel or condo with a happily-exhausted family.
New this winter, Cranmore will unveil 5 new terrain parks for this winter, newly focused on families and beginners who want to get started on park elements and features. A skier/rider course is in the works as part of the new Double Feature terrain park.
Cranmore Mountain is located in the heart of North Conway Village in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, only 2.5 hours from the Boston area. Cranmore has undergone over $8.3 million in renovations since 2010 with new lifts, trails, children’s center, zip line, mountain coaster, enhanced snow making capabilities and more. For more information on Cranmore Mountain and the latest news of special events, visit www.cranmore.com or call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.