NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH, MARCH 2014 – Thanks to a winter of extensive snowmaking efforts and plentiful natural snowfall most New Hampshire downhill and cross country ski areas are still offering skiing and riding on 100% of their terrain. A deep base of snow has ensured a classic spring skiing season with uncrowded slopes and comfortable temperatures that will run through much of April. As spring arrives at New Hampshire ski areas, so do fun events, discounted lift tickets and specials on next year’s season passes.
Many traditions come along with sliding on snow in the spring. Among these are light-hearted special events that families and friends can enjoy while taking in the sun and enjoying the soft snow. Probably the most notorious of spring events are pond skimming events, where participants skim across an icy pond of water on their skis or snowboard trying to make it to the other side without going for a swim. Other offerings include on-snow golf tournaments, cardboard box races, live music, recreational family ski races, terrain park competitions, and more. For a complete listing of events offered this spring at NH ski resorts, visit SkiNH.com’s events calendar.
As warmer temperatures move in, many skiers and riders thoughts wander to other summer activities and hobbies. Because of this, most NH ski areas offer discounts on their lift tickets to entice guests to keep hitting the slopes. Many ski areas simply discount their everyday lift ticket prices, while others create interesting and fun promotions. Many areas offer 2-for-1 lift ticket days or specify certain days of the week when discounts apply; you can find discounts in New Hampshire every midweek day this time of year. Some areas also have special events that include lift tickets as inexpensive as $1! For a complete listing of these deals across New Hampshire, visit the “Daily Ticket Deals” page at SkiNH.com.
A more recent spring tradition is the sale of next year’s season passes during the current spring ski season. These pass sales always offer a savings for buying in advance and most have deadlines in the next month or two. Many of these passes include free skiing and riding for the remainder of the 2013-14 season, offering extraordinary value in ski seasons such as this year’s with a long spring skiing season ahead. For a complete listing of 2014-15 season pass specials in NH, visit the “2014-15 Season Passes” page at SkiNH.com.
“This winter’s cold weather made for ideal snowmaking conditions, and recently we’ve enjoyed a series of major snowstorms resulting in an exceptionally deep base of snow. The stage is set for an awesome spring skiing season which really makes the deals on lift tickets and season passes that much more valuable to our guests,” added Karl Stone, Ski NH’s Marketing Director.
For a complete list of deals and updated snow conditions, visit SkiNH.com or XCSkiNH.com.
Ski NH is the statewide association representing 33 alpine and cross country resorts and more than 200 lodging and guest service properties in New Hampshire. For more information on ski areas, lodging packages, and winter events at Ski NH resorts, call Ski NH at (800) 88-SKI-NH (800-887-5464) or visit the Ski NH website at www.SkiNH.com. For statewide media relations assistance, visit the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism’s media room at http://visitnh.gov/media/ or contact Mr. Tai Freligh at 603-271-2343, option #2.