From the Editors of Yankee Magazine, NH Ski & Snow Magazine Offers Winter Travel Ideas

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 28 2012 - 01:12 PM

DUBLIN, New Hampshire (December 19, 2012)—Yankee Publishing Inc.’s newest special interest publication, NH Ski & Snow Magazine, is available for free at sports and outdoor retailers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, coastal Connecticut, Southern New Hampshire and Maine, and at New Hampshire Welcome Centers. The digital edition is available to download at:

This winter issue is a guide to fun in New Hampshire. It’s packed with information—articles about smaller “hidden gem” ski areas, insider tips from locals on how to spend a perfect day on the mountain, plus where to go for off-slope adventures and the best food in snow country.

“If winter could call one place its hometown, it would be New Hampshire, where valleys are rimmed with mountains whose trails were cut generations ago; where ski edges stay sharp; where at twilight inns and cozy pubs fill with people who have breathed alpine air all day,” says editor Mel Allen. “NH Ski & Snow Magazine is dedicated to everyone who, looking skyward, shouts as happily as a child when the flakes start falling. Whatever your level of skill—first-timer to double-black expert, and wherever you explore—groomed cruisers, bumps, terrain parks, deep glades, or simply those trails that beckon your cross-country skis or snowshoes into a quiet forest—this magazine will prove useful and entertaining, and even inspire you to look to the skies expectantly as you dream of fresh tracks.”

The Granite State is home to 19 alpine and 18 Nordic ski areas. With extensive snowmaking, and a great mix of novice, intermediate, and expert terrain, New Hampshire is your place for winter fun in the mountains—and NH Ski & Snow Magazine is your guide. Here are some not to be missed events in New Hampshire this winter:

DEC. 28: CROTCHED MOUNTAIN, Midnight Madness Kick-Off. It’s the first of several events throughout the season; Fridays and Saturdays, get in on the fun from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. (check the Web site for this winter’s schedule). It’s New England’s only late-late-night skiing
and riding session. 603-588-3668;

DEC. 29: ATTITASH MOUNTAIN RESORT, ATP Rail Jam. The kickoff freeride rail event
of the season will judge skiers and riders on their style and the difficulty of their tricks. Open to all skiers and riders, male and female. $10 to enter, prizes awarded to the top three male and female riders in each division. 800-223-7669;

DEC. 29: BRETTON WOODS, Moonlight Ski & Snowshoe Tour. Enjoy a romantic evening of moonlit and candlelit skiing or snowshoeing along the Nordic Center trails with your sweetheart by your side. 603-278-1000;

JAN. 6: CRANMORE MOUNTAIN RESORT, Great Penguin Race. Support the Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum by purchasing a rubber penguin—then watch them all race down the slope to the finish line. To the lucky penguin’s owner go the spoils! 603-356-5543;

JAN. 12: CRANMORE MOUNTAIN RESORT, 75th Anniversary Gala. Exciting festivities are
in the works to celebrate seven and a half decades of skiing at Cranmore. 603-356-

JAN. 18–21: BRETTON WOODS, Winter Carnival Weekend. A resort-wide event with emphasis on fun activities for the entire family. Enjoy games, demonstrations, and more. 603-278-1000;

JAN. 25–27: BLACK MOUNTAIN, New Hampshire Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow
Sculpting Competition. Teams will be carving up the snow to create some amazing sculptures.
Vote for your favorite. Sponsored by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. 603-383-9356;

FEB. 3: PATS PEAK SKI AREA, Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge. A fun dual-slalom family
race with prizes, giveaways, and an après-ski awards party. 603-428-3245;

FEB. 8–9: DARTMOUTH SKIWAY, Dartmouth Winter Carnival. It’s the “Mardi Gras of the North” and a venerable tradition, complete with ski races, costumes, snow sculptures, sleigh rides, skating, live music, and a polar-bear swim. 603-795-2143; skiway.dartmouth

FEB. 16: BRETTON WOODS, Sweethearts’ Chocolate Tour. Jump into your XC skis or snowshoes and take your valentine on a self-guided excursion (chocolate tastings along the route). 603-278-1000;

MAR. 2: CRANMORE MOUNTAIN RESORT, Hannes Schneider Meister Cup. Unlike any ski race in history, it combines the best of today’s sport with the warm nostalgia of yesterday.
Honoring the founding father of ski instruction, Hannes Schneider, who brought his world-renowned skills from Austria to North Conway and Cranmore Mountain in 1939.

MAR. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: ATTITASH MOUNTAIN RESORT, Spring Mania. Dig out your ’80s retro
style for the Spread Eagle World Championship; pack your Hawaiian shirts for On Snow
Golf; and bump it up for the Grandstand Mogul Jam. Each event is followed by entertainment
on the outdoor stage. 800-223-7669;

MAR. 9–10: PATS PEAK SKI AREA, Hawaiian Weekend. Head for the tropics—in spirit. Enjoy
island-themed events, music, ski races, helicopter rides, and more. 603-428-3245;

MAR. 10: BRETTON WOODS, Mount Washington Cup XC Race. Nordic racing at one of the largest cross-country ski areas in the East. 603-278-1000;

MAR. 15: ATTITASH MOUNTAIN RESORT, 40th Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup. Celebrating 40 years as one of the largest amateur, pro-style, dual-format, head-to-head races at Attitash. Watch some of New England’s top alpine ski racers battle it out on the mountain. 800-223-7669;

MAR. 16–17: CROTCHED MOUNTAIN, Spring Carnival. Enjoy a weekend jam-packed with fun and exciting events for the entire family. Try your luck in the cardboard sled race, and watch the Slush Cup and Beach Volleyball—plus additional activities for all ages. 603-588-3668;

MAR. 16: PATS PEAK SKI AREA, Pond Skim & Garage Band Party with Beer Garden. Watch (or participate!) as skiers and riders attempt to skim across a manmade pond without falling in. 603-428-3245;

MAR. 23: CRANMORE MOUNTAIN RESORT, Spring Splash. Watch skiers and riders as they
attempt to skim across a slush pool—a great spring tradition. 603-356-5543;

MAR 24: CRANMORE MOUNTAIN RESORT, Cranarchy. An informal terrain-park jam session
plus free BBQ for skiers and riders. 603-356-5543;

APR. 6: MOUNT SUNAPEE, Annual Slush Cup Race. Ski across a 90-foot pond; entertainment and prizes for “Best Splash,” “Best Skim,” “Best Costume” and “Best Team Costume” included. 603-763-3500;
Call ahead to confirm dates, times, and possible admission fees.

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Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and feature stories. With an average circulation of 317,000 and a total audience of 1.7 million readers, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), a family-owned, independent magazine publisher. YPI also owns the nation’s oldest continuously produced periodical, The Old Farmer’s Almanac. More information about Yankee: New England’s Magazine is available at: