Category Archives: Skiing & Snowboarding

29th Annual Chocolate Festival – Sunday, February 25, 2018

Wow… it is exciting to think this event has been gaining popularity for almost thirty years! People come from great distances to cross country ski, snowshoe or drive from inn-to-inn along the trails of our 45 KM network to enjoy the spectacular scenery, warm hospitality, and great chocolate treats at stops throughout the network, most located along the trails.

Known by many as the ‘Sweetest Day on the Trails”, this may be the only day of the year when chocolate indulgence is totally guilt-free! Chocoholics cross country ski or snowshoe the trails to enjoy chocolate prepared every way imaginable. Many return year after year to enjoy the Chocolate Festival, often returning with a larger group of friends each time! Trailside businesses prepare a variety of goodies from hundreds of pounds of chocolate!

Complete info here

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at King Pine – 4:00pm to 9:00pm

New Year's Eve Family Celebration at King PineThis New Year’s Eve, King Pine invites families to ring in the New Year with an evening of skiing, riding, music and fun – complete with torchlight parade and fireworks!

4 – 9 p.m. – $19 per Junior, $29 per Adult
Moonlight 4 Pack available – 4 friends or family get 4 night lift tickets for only $66!

A New Year’s Eve ticket includes:

Activities for the entire family!

  • Night skiing and riding from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Outdoor music and campfire at the base of King Pine
  • Torchlight parade begins at 9:00 p.m. – first 100 people meet at 8:45 p.m. at the top of the Open Slope.
  • Skiers MUST be able to ski an intermediate Blue Square trail in the dark!Hi-intensity glow sticks will be used.
  • Fireworks to follow torchlight parade at 9:20 p.m.
  • Toast to the New Year at the Trail’s End Tavern!

Additional New Year’s Eve Activities

Torchlight Tubing: Tickets are just $19 per person for each 2-hour session. Tubes are provided by King Pine. One rider per tube. Please reserve at (603) 367-8896 x247

47th Annual Eastern Slope Ski Club Ski Sale

eastern slope ski clubNORTH CONWAY NH – 47th Annual Eastern Slope Ski Club Ski Sale set for Nov. 10th & 11th. The Eastern Slope Ski Club (ESSC) will be hosting its 47th annual gear sale at the (NEW) North Conway Community Center on Friday, November 10th (3pm-8pm) and Saturday, November 11th (9am-12pm).

Plan on dropping off your clean and ‘modern’ Alpine, Cross Country and Snowboard gear you’d like to sell at the North Conway Community Center on the evenings of Wednesday, November 8th and Thursday, November 9th between 6pm-8pm. Each item requires a tag ($1 each), which will be available for purchase when you are dropping items off. Or, you can save time and buy them soon at Bob and Terry’s Sports Outlet in North Conway.

All unsold items (and proceeds from your sales) MUST be picked up at the Community Center on Saturday, November 11th between 4pm-6pm. PICK-UP IS ON A NEW DAY AND TIME, please take note. Anything NOT picked up will be considered a donation, and all proceeds from the sale will benefit the ESSC.

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Lost Ski Areas of the White Mtns – Thursday, March 30

Lost Ski Areas of the White MtnsJACKSON NH – The White Mountains of New Hampshire are world renowned for the array of skiing opportunities offered to every skier, from beginner to gold medal Olympian. Today over a dozen resorts entice tourists and locals each year with their well-manicured trails, high-speed lifts and slope-side lodging. But scattered throughout this region, the ghosts of former ski areas can still be found. In the White Mountains alone, sixty ski areas have closed since the 1930s. Author Jeremy Davis has compiled rare photographs, maps and personal memories to ensure that these beloved ski outposts, cherished by generations of skiers, are given recognition for transforming the White Mountains into a premier ski destination. Join us as we celebrate these former ski areas at this presentation. Attendees are encouraged to bring along their skiing momentos, photos, and stories to share.

Presented by: The Whitney Community Center
Location: Whitney Community Center
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 7:00pm

Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon April 9th

The Tuckerman InfernoPINKHAM NOTCH NH – The Tuckerman Inferno adventure race started in 2000 as the annual fundraiser for the Friends of Tuckerman Ravine. The race pays homage to the original American Inferno ski races of the 1930’s.  While the classic American Infernos were top to bottom ski races only, the current Tuckerman Inferno now includes running, kayaking, biking, hiking and skiing to create a pentathlon event that is one of the most challenging adventure races in the country. Individuals and relay teams of up to five people compete to see who will be the fastest to cover an approximately 36 mile course that starts in the Mount Washington Valley and finishes in Tuckerman Ravine. Individual champions are crowned Tuckerman and Tuckerwoman and there are terrific prizes for all categories of competitors.

Register Here

43rd Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup – March 18

43rd Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup BARTLETT, NH – Racers get ready for the 43rd Annual Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup to support the Eastern Slope Ski Club, taking place at Attitash Mountain Resort on Friday, March 18.

Both men and women skiers are welcome to compete. This is a 21+ race. The registration fee is $65 in advance or $75 on race day and includes a lift ticket, guaranteed two runs on the course, an official race hat, a raffle ticket and a free dinner at the Awards Ceremony served by the Red Parka Pub in Ptarmigan’s Pub after racing concludes. Registration forms are available at the Red Parka Pub in Downtown Glen or online at redparkapub.com and here.

Last year, the Red Parka Pub Challenge Cup raised $8000 for ESSC through proceeds from race entries, raffle entries and live auction items. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or donating an auction item, please contact Terry O’Brien at 603-383-4344.

Hannes Schneider Meister Cup – March 13th

Cranmore Ski MtNORTH CONWAY NH – The Hannes Schneider Meister Cup is unlike any ski race in history. It combines the best of skiing today with the warm nostalgia of yesterday. It honors the founding father of ski instruction, Austrian Hannes Schneider, who brought his world-renowned skills to North Conway and Mt. Cranmore in 1939. Schneider introduced skiing fun and excitement to millions around the globe.

Hannes Schneider was a mountain soldier himself in World War I, so it is fitting that the Schneider Race pay tribute to America’s mountain troops. Each year 10th Mountain Division veterans of World War II and the Color Guard and soldiers of the active duty 10th Mountain Division of Fort Drum, New York take part in this memorable event.

Visit here for more information.

Evening Snowshoe Tours – February 13, 20

 Great Glen Trails Outdoor CenterPINKHAM NOTCH NH – Experience the wonder of a night time winter walk. Join an Appalachian Mountain Club Naturalist on a guided snowshoe walk. We will use our senses (and no flashlights) to navigate the trails while listening for owls calling and exploring our senses.

$12 per person over 12, or $35 per family of four or more, free under 12 (minimum age, 8)
$10 snowshoe rentals

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
1 Mount Washington Auto Road
Gorham, NH 03581

ESSC – Ski sale – North Conway Community Center – Saturday, November 14th

eastern slope ski clubNORTH CONWAY NH – 45th Annual Eastern Slope Ski Club Ski Sale set for Nov. 13th & 14th. The Eastern Slope Ski Club (ESSC) will be hosting its 45th annual gear sale at the North Conway Community Center on Friday, November 13th (3pm-8pm) and Saturday, November 14th (9am-2pm).

Plan on dropping off your clean and ‘modern’ Alpine, Cross Country and Snowboard gear you’d like to sell at the North Conway Community Center on the evenings of Wednesday, November 11th and Thursday, November 12th between 6pm-8pm. Each item requires a tag ($1 each), which will be available for purchase when you are dropping items off. Or, you can save time and buy them NOW at Bob and Terry’s Sports Outlet in North Conway.

All unsold items (and proceeds from your sales) MUST be picked up at the Community Center on Sunday, November 15th between 10am-12pm. Anything NOT picked up will be considered a donation, and all proceeds from the sale will benefit the ESSC.

North Conway Community Center
2628 White Mountain Rd
North Conway, NH

44th Annual Eastern Slope Ski Club Ski Sale | Nov. 7th & 8th

esscNORTH CONWAY NH – 44th Annual Eastern Slope Ski Club Ski Sale set for Nov. 7th & 8th. The Eastern Slope Ski Club (ESSC) will be hosting its 44th annual gear sale at the North Conway Community Center on Friday, November 7th (3pm-8pm) and Saturday, November 8th (9am-2pm).

Plan on dropping off your clean and ‘modern’ Alpine, Cross Country and Snowboard gear you’d like to sell at the North Conway Community Center on the evenings of Wednesday, November 5th and Thursday, November 6th between 6pm-8pm. Each item requires a tag ($1 each), which will be available for purchase when you are dropping items off. Or, you can save time and buy them NOW at Bob and Terry’s Sports Outlet in North Conway.

All unsold items (and proceeds from your sales) MUST be picked up at the Community Center on Sunday, November 11th between 10am-12pm. Anything NOT picked up will be considered a donation, and all proceeds from the sale will benefit the ESSC.