The Tuckerman Inferno

Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire – Friends of Tuckerman Ravine, a Conway, New Hampshire based non-profit organization, is celebrating the 20th running of the Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon race presented by Burgeon Outdoor—to be held, after a one-year break, on March 20, 2021—with a reimagined format and course. The Tuckerman Inferno, an evolution of the original American Inferno ski races of the 1930s, will now consist of a 6-mile fat bike ride and a 6-mile freestyle cross country ski at Great Glen Trails; a 5-mile snowshoe from Great Glen Trails across Connie’s Way backcountry ski trail; and a 3+-mile mountain run up the Tuckerman Trail to Mount Washington’s Tuckerman Ravine. The final leg is a ski/snowboard mountaineering race with a giant slalom component in and/or around Tuckerman Ravine. Skiers and snowboarders will continue down the Sherburne ski trail to a finish at the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center.

To mark the 2nd decennial, FOTR has reimagined the race as a celebration of the winter sports available on Mount Washington and the Presidential Range. The new format moves the event off of public roads and onto the eastern slopes of Mount Washington. Up to 600 athletes will compete–solo, or in relay teams–for a one-thousand-dollar cash prize, plus various additional prizes, and a chance to become the next Tuckerman or Tuckerwoman champion.

Two classes of racers will be available this year: solos and relay teams of 2, 3, 4 or 5 people. The solo registration fee is $200.00 and the team registration fee is $500.00. Online registration is available for 30 days at www.friendsoftuckermanravine.org. Registration is capped at 200 bib numbers and opens February 20th, 2021.

Race registration and bib pick-up will begin at Ragged Mountain Equipment, in Intervale, on Friday, March 19, 2021, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m..  Ledge Brewing Company, also in Intervale, NH, is hosting the outdoor awards gathering, carefully following COVID-19 protocols, starting at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 20, 2021.

FOTR is following the Governor’s Economic Reopening Task Force COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Road Races. Spectators are welcome at any and all transition points and are asked to follow physical distancing guidance and remain spaced 6 feet or more apart, not approach racing participants, and avoid physical contact with participants (i.e. no high-fives). Maps will be available on Friday evening and on the website.

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NORTH CONWAY NH – It’s that time of year again! Lisa Gardner has a new book out, and this year, we’re bringing the event to you! The event will be virtual and in partnership with WMWV.

Listen to the live hometown launch event on 93.5 WMWV (or at wmwv.com) or watch the live video stream on Facebook.
White Birch Books will be the only bookstore to have signed and personalized copies of the book! Order through the link below for personalized copies!

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner, a propulsive thriller featuring an ordinary woman who will stop at nothing to find the missing people that the rest of the world has forgotten…

Frankie Elkin is an average middle-aged woman, a recovering alcoholic with more regrets than belongings. But she spends her life doing what no one else will–searching for missing people the world has stopped looking for. When the police have given up, when the public no longer remembers, when the media has never paid attention, Frankie starts looking.

A new case brings her to Mattapan, a Boston neighborhood with a rough reputation. She is searching for Angelique Badeau, a Haitian teenager who vanished from her high school months earlier. Resistance from the Boston PD and the victim’s wary family tells Frankie she’s on her own–and she soon learns she’s asking questions someone doesn’t want answered. But Frankie will stop at nothing to discover the truth, even if it means the next person to go missing could be her.

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Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting Competition

JACKSON NH –
This Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce event will be held at Black Mountain Ski Area in Jackson and offers skiing and snowboarding options during the competition.

The event begins on Friday January 29th at noon with teams from all over the Northeastern part of the United States. The team will sculpt throughout the weekend and finish at noon on Sunday. Spectators are welcome to view the entire process but welcome to return on Sunday the 31st for the finished products. See first hand how our sculptors take 8 foot high by 4 foot round cylinder of compacted snow and create incredible art frozen in time.

Sculpting pieces usually remain available for viewing for at least a week after the event giving visitors ample time to get coveted photos. Please be aware that weather is a factor and we can not guarantee how long the snow sculptures will remain. The sculptures will be lit at night for an entirely different perspective. We anticipate at least 12 or more teams for 2020 and a spectacular show!  Check back often for more updates as this is our 20th Anniversary of the event and we will be sure to celebrate it with some exciting enhancements.

Bring the kids!

There will be scavenger hunts for the kids, and other exciting things to do. Admission for viewing is free but donations are welcome. Please note that lift tickets at Black Mountain are sold separately. We invite the public to attend the welcome dinner on Saturday evening and the awards banquet on Sunday afternoon… venue to be announced. For updates please check back often.

For more up to the moment details for the upcoming January 2021 event please check back. The venue will be posted by April 1st, 2020!

Jackson Art Studio: Holiday Art Show w/ Artisans at Work

JACKSON NH – Our show & sale will feature a selection of  work from local artists and artisans including painting, photography, encaustic, mixed media, mosaics, mono prints, pottery, glass, jewelry and more.

The show opens on Saturday Dec 5 and will run every weekend in December.  Check out our “Artists at Work” and see them create while enjoying the art of over 25 local artists and artisans. Show will also run weekdays Christmas vacation week!  This event  is free and open to the public. Masks required and we will be limiting the amount of people in the gallery at one time.

155 Ridge Rd
Jackson NH 03846
603 387 3463

Shop Local

NORTH CONWAY NH – On November 1, the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) launched its Shop*Indie*Local holiday campaign, urging individuals and businesses to shift their holiday spending to locally owned and independent businesses.