February is Teacher Appreciation Month at Crotched Mountain

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 08 2005 - 04:12 PM

BENNINGTON, New Hampshire ??” Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride is honoring teachers and school administrators during the month of February by offering complimentary lift tickets on Sunday mornings.

Teachers and school administrators in grades K-12 arriving at the mountain between 9am and 12noon on Sundays will receive one full-day lift ticket valid for skiing/snowboarding that day. Teachers are invited to take advantage of this offer on any one Sunday during the month.

“Our community teachers are doing a lot more than simply teaching ??“ they’re organizing ski trips, taking kids outdoors, and we want to say ???thank you’ to all those that are introducing winter sports to their students.”

Crotched Mountain is currently offering free field trips to 6th grade classes. Grades 4 and 5 are $15 each, all other grades are $25 each. All field trips include lift ticket, rental equipment, ski/snowboard lesson, lunch and an educational session.

“We’ve had several classes here on field trips so far this year and every one of them has had a great time”, said Chris Bradford, Director of Sales & Marketing. “It always works out well when we can and show the kids something here at the mountain that reinforces the teacher’s lesson plan.”

Crotched Mountain, located just 23 miles from Manchester, NH, is a new ski facility built on the site of a former ski area bearing the same name. Opened just in time for the 2003-2004 ski season, the new ski area features a brand new 40,000 sq. ft. spacious base lodge, new high-performance rental equipment, 5 new lifts and state-of-the-art snowmaking technology.