Spring Arrives at New Hampshire Ski Resorts

By AlpineZone News |
Mar 19 2012 - 09:55 AM

Snow, special events and values on lift tickets and season passes await NH guests

NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH, MARCH 2012 – As spring arrives at New Hampshire ski areas, so do fun events, discounted lift tickets and specials on next year’s season passes. Thanks to recent natural snowfall and months of extensive snowmaking efforts many areas are offering skiing and riding on close to 100% of their terrain. An ample base of machine-made snow has ensured a classic spring skiing season with uncrowded slopes and comfortable temperatures.

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 “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 2011-12 season. For a complete listing of 2012-13 season pass specials in NH, visit the “Season Pass” page at SkiNH.com.

“One benefit of the late arrival of natural snow this winter is our areas produced a large amount of machine-made snow which melts at a slow pace. The combination of good snow conditions, spring weather, scenery, affordable pricing and special events really create what many consider the most fun part of the ski season here in New Hampshire,” added Karl Stone, Ski NH’s Marketing Director.

Ski NH is the statewide association representing 38 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 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.