New Hampshire Resorts Report Busy Columbus Day Weekend

By AlpineZone News |
Oct 16 2013 - 11:52 AM

Ski New Hampshire LogoNORTH WOODSTOCK, NH, OCTOBER 2013 – With cooler temperatures returning to New England, visitors flocked to New Hampshire’s ski resorts over the Columbus Day holiday weekend. The long weekend signifies the unofficial end to summer and fall with guests taking advantage of comfortable weather and fall foliage. The weekend proved very successful for Ski NH areas with several areas already reporting exceptional business levels.

Offerings around the state included fall foliage festivals, Oktoberfests, Halloween-specific attractions and more. These activities combined with scenic chairlift rides, hiking and other traditional activities proved a popular way for guests to enjoy the New England fall foliage.

Waterville Valley Ski Area hosted their Fall Foliage Festival over the weekend. “Our annual town-wide tent sale saw its biggest sales ever and the race, beer garden, and other activities brought in unbelievable crowds. This has been a great summer for Waterville Valley and the Foliage Festival is always a great way to wrap it up and get us ready for ski season,” stated Chris Sununu, Waterville Valley’s CEO.

Becca Deschenes, Marketing Manager at Cranmore Mountain Resort reported similar positive results. “Overall for the weekend compared to last year’s holiday weekend, visits for the mountain adventure park were up 47%, visits for the aerial adventure park were up 27% and visits for the Ghoullog Halloween attraction were up 31%.”

It had already been an exciting summer for New Hampshire’s ski resorts enjoying increased business levels thanks to major recent investments in attractions including zip-lines, aerial adventure courses, ropes courses, Segway tours, a mountain coaster, bungy trampolines, and more.

“After a slow start to the summer due to rainy weather we’ve enjoyed seeing our guests realize there are now so many more attractions available at our resorts in the summer months. It’s certainly an exciting period for our resorts and guests,” added Karl Stone, Ski NH’s Marketing Director.

For full details on Ski NH’s summer and fall attractions, visit or call 800-88-SKI-NH (800-887-5464).

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 updated winter events at Ski NH resorts, call Ski NH at (800) 88-SKI-NH (800-887-5464) or visit the Ski NH website at For statewide media relations assistance, visit the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism’s media room at or contact Mr. Tai Freligh at 603-271-2343, option #2.