Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Chili Cookoff

NORTH CONWAY NH – If you love food and fun, and who doesn’t, you don’t want to miss the tastiest event of the year when the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce kicks off spring with the 16th Annual Chili Cookoff, Saturday, April 6 from 11 – 3 at the North Conway Community Center. Professional, non-profit, home chefs and… new this year… kids, bring their best so come hungry and ready to enjoy chili of all kinds, cornbread, sweet treats, music courtesy of Wildcat Tavern, and more.

Take a stroll through the village for Red Hot deals at local retailers. We’ll see you at the end the day at Abenaki Trail Restaurant & Pub for the awards party. Tickets are just $15 adults, $7 children 12 & under, 4 & under free. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. See you at the Chili Cookoff!

Make a day of it and join Rockhopper Races for a fun 5k and 10k at 9 am. The race starts an finishes in Schouler Park. Your entry includes admission to the Chili Cookoff!

There will be more fun in Schouler Park with Knockerball North Conway. If you’ve never tried it here is your chance to see what a blast you can have in a bubble or playing Soccer Darts.

Website
603 356 5701

2019 Mount Washington Valley Mr. Pageant

INTERVALE NH – The 2019 Mount Washington Valley Mr. Pageant will be held on Sunday, March 24 at Theater in the Wood in Intervale. This event is open to Mount Washington Valley men ages 18 and older, regardless of marital status. Each contestant will represent a Mount Washington Valley Promotions member non-profit organization and the winner’s organization will receive a $500.00 cash donation. SCORING BREAKDOWN

Personal Interview: 30% of Overall Score
Each contestant will be interviewed by the Event Judges in a panel forum. The Judges will be scoring each contestant on his ability to talk with a board and answer questions about his interests and the organization he is representing. No questions will be asked that require a “right” answer. The Judges will be looking for good eye contact and body posture, as well as speaking and thinking ability. Continue reading 2019 Mount Washington Valley Mr. Pageant

Red Parka Challenge Cup Race – March 15th

Red Parka Challenge Cup Race - March 15thBARTLETT NH – For 46 years, The Red Parka Challenge Cup Race has offered themost exciting dual slalom race in the East.  It is also arguably the longest running race.  And all proceeds benefit the Eastern Slope Ski Club’s Jr Ski program.

Qualifiers begin at 9:30 am followed by several categories of head to head dual slalom in the afternoon.  This is a great spectator event, too with superb viewing at the pro-style jump. Continue reading Red Parka Challenge Cup Race – March 15th

Mount Washington Auto Road – Winter Charity Day

PINKHAM NOTCH NH – The Great Glen Trails Winter Charity Day Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 8:30am – 3:00pm is an event which celebrates active lives, and promotes the spirit of giving.

We invite you to make a donation to the charity of your choice, and then join us on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm for a full day of fun—come ski and snowshoe on our scenic trail system, take some runs on our tubing hill, enjoy a catered lunch, and take an exciting ride on the Mt. Washington SnowCoach. Or, simply join us in our cozy lodge for board games, good food and a fun-filled day with friends, both new and old. Continue reading Mount Washington Auto Road – Winter Charity Day

Intervale After Dark Snowshoe Walk – March 16th

INTERVALE, NH – Explore the open Intervale trails by the light of the moon on March 16, 2019.

These evening walks depart from the 1785 Inn located at the Scenic Vista in Intervale. Complimentary refreshments will be served after the walk and their bar will be open serving beer, wine and cocktails for purchase.

Intervale After Dark Snowshoe Walk


Start Time:
7:00 pm
Length: 1.5 – 2 hours
Clothing: Dress in usual layers for winter outdoor activity.

Tour Cost: $25 per person includes full day trail pass.
Rentals: Discounted MSR Snowshoe rentals available for $10 for tour participants. Be sure to reserve when making tour reservation.
Reservations Required: Call the Touring Center at 603-356-9920 for reservations before 5 pm.

Reserve Now:
603-356-9920
[email protected]

Tin Mountain First Season Benefit Dinner Auction

FRYEBURG, ME – Teach, explore research, protect, Tin Mountain inspires!

Tin Mountain Conservation CenterCome celebrate spring at Tin Mountain’s First Season Benefit Dinner Auction on Saturday, March 9 at 5pm at the Fryeburg Academy Ada Wadsworth Arena. The First Season Benefit Dinner & Auction provides critical support for Tin Mountain’s environmental education programs offered to area children and adults. Tickets are $75 each and reservations and prepayment are requested. For reservations call Tin Mountain at 603-447-6991.

Enjoy good cheer and bid on hundreds of exciting items donated by local businesses and craftspeople. Tin Mountain’s First Season Festival Dinner Auction is the premier auction in the greater Mount Washington Valley and is considered one of the finest social gatherings of the season, with an enthusiastic crowd of 400. Mountain Top Strings will perform delightful music as attendees mingle in a forest-like setting. A festive burst of color on tables ushers in spring.

More Info

Presented by: Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Location: Fryeburg Academy
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 5:00pm

The 30th ANNUAL CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL – February 24th

XC Chocolate FestivalWow… 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!

View website for full details

Snow Sculpting Competition in Jackson, NH – January 25- 27th

JACKSON NH – Excited to be “Back at Black Mountain” for our favorite winter event… The 19th New Hampshire Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting Competition will be at Black Mountain Ski area where you can partake in skiing and riding as well as perusing the beautiful snow sculptures. This is a Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce event sponsored by Black Mountain & Nordic Village.

This incredible winter event begins on Friday January 25th at noon when teams from all over the Northeastern part of the United States will converge on Jackson Village. Sculpting continues through out the weekend and finishes at noon on Sunday the 27th. Spectators are welcome to view the entire process but to see finished pieces it is recommend you come back on Sunday the 27th. 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, however as weather is a factor we can not guarantee how long they will be standing. At night, during the event, the Sculptures are lit up giving them an entirely different perspective. We anticipate at least 12 or more teams for 2019 and a spectacular show!