Halloween Returns to Cranmore This Fall with The Ghoullog

By AlpineZone News |
Jul 08 2008 - 10:34 AM

NORTH CONWAY, New Hampshire — Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, NH celebrates Halloween every weekend in October with the return of The Ghoullog, where visitors board the quad chairlift for a night-time ride to the summit for a haunted mountain-top tour. Coming back for its second year, the Ghoullog will be bigger, scarier and more fun than ever with the addition of new haunts, animatronics, a children’s Halloween Harvest Festival and outdoor food court. Dates of operation were extended due to the overwhelming demand for tickets last fall.

When the nights lengthen and the trees begin to turn, it is the time of year when the spirits rise and roam the grounds of Cranmore. Daring visitors are invited to walk the grounds and take the chairlift to the summit to see tortured souls, knowing they are protected by the guards of the Ghoullog.

The tour starts in the Eating House lodge at the base of Cranmore Mountain and includes a night-time stroll through a haunted walkway to the Quad. After the 7-minute ride to the 2,000 foot summit of Cranmore, visitors tour the Ghoullog, where haunted happenings are sure to frighten and surprise the hardiest souls.

While at the summit, spectacular night-time views of North Conway Village below are sure to delight all comers. At the end of the tour, visitors enjoy a ride down the Quad chairlift to the base with a breath-taking vantage of the Moat Mountains and Mount Washington at night.

Event dates are Thurs. 10/2 – Sat. 10/4; Fri. 10/10 – Sun. 10/12; Fri. 10/17 – Sat. 10/18; Fri. 10/24 – Sat. 10/25; and Thurs. 10/30 – Sat. 11/1.

Cranmore will also host a children’s Halloween Harvest Festival for families with young children on the same dates from 5pm – 8pm. The attraction will offer a mini corn maze, bouncy house, obstacle course, Halloween crafts and a scavenger hunt. Tickets for the Festival cost only $10 for all ages, or $35 when combined with a Ghoullog ticket.

Cranmore’s ghoul-fest will offer refreshments in Zip’s Pub for the event. New for this year, the Ghoullog will feature an outdoor food court offering fair food favorites like fried dough, sausage, pepper and onion sandwiches, popcorn, caramel apples, pizza slices, hot cocoa, hot cider and coffee. The pub and the food court open at 5pm on each date of operation.

The Ghoullog will operate from 7-10pm with doors opening at 5pm. For Halloween Weekend only, 10/31 – 11/1, the Ghoullog will open extended hours with doors opening at 5pm, and the attraction running from 6:30pm – 10:30pm. The ticket office, Pub and outdoor food court will open at 5pm on all dates of operation.

The attraction is recommended for ages 10 and up and parental discretion is advised. Tickets can be reserved online at www.cranmore.com or by calling the resort at 603-356-5544. Only a limited number of tickets are sold each night so visitors are advised to reserve theirs in advance. Tickets cost $25 for all ages.

Tickets purchased online in advance will be available for $23. Residents of Carroll and Coos County, NH and Oxford County, Maine and members of the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce are entitled to a special $18 “locals” rate on opening night, Thursday, Oct. 2nd and on Thurs. Oct. 30th. Large groups are welcome and special group rates are offered on Thursday and Friday evenings. Stay and Spook packages with area hotels and motels will be available online at Cranmore.com including lodging and Ghoullog tickets.

The Ghoullog is a joint production of Cranmore Mountain and Death Becomes You Productions.

The Ghoullog activities take place both indoors and outdoors at Cranmore Mountain. Visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and the chairlift ride. Operations are weather dependent so call ahead or visit their website to confirm hours.

Cranmore Mountain is located in North Conway, NH. Tickets and information can be obtained by calling 603-356-5544 or online at www.cranmore.com.