skiing http://nhpr.org en Despite Spring Weather, N.H. Ski Resort Opens For The Weekend http://nhpr.org/post/despite-spring-weather-nh-ski-resort-opens-weekend <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Spring is finally here, but at least one New Hampshire ski resort is holding out for another weekend of running the ski lifts. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wildcat Mountain is open this weekend. There's still snow on some trails. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The ski area began operating daily for the 2013-2014 season on Nov. 3. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It plans to close again on Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2, with the possibility of opening again next weekend.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 17:53:53 +0000 Associated Press 47453 at http://nhpr.org This Is Final Weekend For Skiing In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/final-weekend-skiing-nh <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The three remaining ski areas that are open in New Hampshire are planning to close after this weekend.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The "Ski New Hampshire" website shows that Loon Mountain Resort, Cannon Mountain and Bretton Woods plan to operate this weekend.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:18:00 +0000 Associated Press 46992 at http://nhpr.org This Is Final Weekend For Skiing In N.H. Small N.H. Club Early Training Ground For Olympic Ski Jumpers http://nhpr.org/post/small-nh-club-early-training-ground-olympic-ski-jumpers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire is well represented at the Olympic Games this year, with ten Granite </span>Staters<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> competing at </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s particularly true in Men’s Ski Jumping, with two out of three team members coming from New Hampshire:&nbsp; Nick Alexander of Lebanon and Nick </span>Fairall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Andover. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recently, NHPR&nbsp;visited&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the ski club where it all started for </span>Fairall<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:48:57 +0000 Amanda Loder 43461 at http://nhpr.org Small N.H. Club Early Training Ground For Olympic Ski Jumpers Top 10 Lost Ski Sites In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/top-10-lost-ski-sites-new-hampshire <p></p><p>Do you ski or snowboard? Do you find yourself going to the same crowded slopes all winter long? Do you need a <em>change? </em>If you said yes to any of these questions, then you need to discover (or rediscover) New Hampshire's <a href="http://www.nelsap.org/nh/nh.html">175 lost ski areas</a>. The <a href="http://www.nelsap.org/">New England Lost Ski Areas Project</a> (NELSAP) founded by <strong>Jeremy Davis</strong> has dedicated a website to sharing information, pictures, and brochures for those long lost ski spots. Even Concord, NHPR's hometown, has some lost gems at <a href="http://www.nelsap.org/nh/russellpond.html">Russel's Pond </a>and <a href="http://www.nelsap.org/nh/snowpond.html">Snow Pond</a>. Chances are, there's a hidden ski slope near year.</p><p>Here is Jeremy's list of the top 10 lost ski sites in New Hampshire:</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:02:14 +0000 Sarah Thomas 43195 at http://nhpr.org Top 10 Lost Ski Sites In New Hampshire Slideshow: Skiing In N.H. In The 1930s http://nhpr.org/post/slideshow-skiing-nh-1930s <p>While looking for a photo to illustrate a <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/21014-trains-beatles-new-englands-ski-history">Word of Mouth story</a> on the history of skiing in N.H., I happened upon <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28317540@N04/3220766983/in/photolist-5UBgPe-5VU7W1-5VU7XU-5YLuJd-9fafBH-8yswuo-8yoDdV-7GYQ4N-7GYQmm-815jko-7TwG4S-hxhcCh-hxgLdb-hxibTP-hxgHUU-hxgHCm">this gem</a> on Flickr. The photo is of photographer Pam Brooks Crowley's father and his cross country teammates taken in Lisbon, New Hampshire in 1936.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:05:33 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 43362 at http://nhpr.org Slideshow: Skiing In N.H. In The 1930s 2.10.14: Trains, The Beatles & New England's Ski History http://nhpr.org/post/21014-trains-beatles-new-englands-ski-history <p></p><p>The Winter Olympics are in full swing, and among those going for gold at Sochi are eight New Hampshire residents. Today on Word of Mouth, we’ll go back to the days before lifts and lodges to find out why a tiny state with icy mountains has produced so many champs. Also, last night marked the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’&nbsp; first performance on the Ed Sullivan Show, an event that drew the largest audience for any program in the history of television up to that time, and has remained burned into America’s collective memory. We’ll take a deeper look into the start of Beatle-mania.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:42:35 +0000 Word of Mouth 43116 at http://nhpr.org 2.10.14: Trains, The Beatles & New England's Ski History New Hampshire's Ski Industry At A Peak - But Will It Soon Head Downhill? http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshires-ski-industry-peak-will-it-soon-head-downhill <p>There’s certainly no shortage of enthusiasm for hitting New Hampshire’s ski slopes in winter, but there <em>are</em> concerns the industry is headed for tough times in years to come.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:50:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 41562 at http://nhpr.org Andover Native Clinches Spot On Winter Olympics U.S. Ski Team http://nhpr.org/post/andover-native-clinches-spot-winter-olympics-us-ski-team <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Andover native Nick </span>Fairall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will take part in the Winter Olympics in </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in February.</span></p><p>Fairall secured a spot on the U.S. ski jumping team with his win at the Olympic Trials in Park City, Utah this past weekend.</p><p></p><p>Fairall, 24, has been skiing since he was six years old, cutting his teeth at the Andover Outing Club.</p><p>He says while competing in his first Olympics will be thrilling, he won’t be satisfied until he has the ultimate prize.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:30:18 +0000 Michael Brindley 40935 at http://nhpr.org Andover Native Clinches Spot On Winter Olympics U.S. Ski Team Community Group Saves Whaleback Ski Area http://nhpr.org/post/community-group-saves-whaleback-ski-area <p><a href="http://whaleback.com/">Whaleback</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://whaleback.com/"> Mountain, </a>a one lift ski area in Enfield will open this weekend. A community fund-raising blitz helped secure the money to buy the mountain after its owners went bankrupt last year.</span></p><p>Whaleback was saved after a community group cobbled together $300,000 from fund-raising and a grant from the Byrne Foundation to buy the defunct ski area from the bank.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:09:23 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 40668 at http://nhpr.org Community Group Saves Whaleback Ski Area The World's First Skiers...Ever http://nhpr.org/post/worlds-first-skiersever-0 <p>As the first snows fall, weekend warriors from all over New England will pack up the car, strap the skis to the roof and hit the slopes for a fairly expensive getaway. But in some places, skiing is a strategy for staying alive. <strong>Mark Jenkins, </strong>a contributing writer for National Geographic<a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/first-skiers/bendiksen-photography"> traveled to the northern most fringe of western China where skiing was invented many millennia ago</a>. He spoke with the people who carry on the earliest skiing traditions, using the same resources and methods as their ancestors. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:32:20 +0000 Virginia Prescott 40018 at http://nhpr.org The World's First Skiers...Ever N.H. Ski Jumper Christopher Lamb Vying For A Spot On The U.S. Olympic Team http://nhpr.org/post/nh-ski-jumper-christopher-lamb-vying-spot-us-olympic-team <p>The 2014 winter Olympics begin on February seventh in Sochi, Russia. Until this week, talk about the games focused on worries that there might not be enough snow, and international criticism and threats to boycott the games because of Russia’s law banning what it called “homosexual propaganda.” On Monday, President Vladimir Putin reversed course and said that everyone will be welcome to Sochi. As to the snow, there are no certain answers.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:24:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott 37570 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Ski Jumper Christopher Lamb Vying For A Spot On The U.S. Olympic Team Mt. Eustis Ski Area To Make A Comeback In 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/mt-eustis-ski-area-make-comeback-2014 <p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">Plans are in the works to bring back the Mount Eustis ski area in northern New Hampshire, which has been closed since the early 1970s.</span><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">The town of Littleton will lease the 33-acre property to the nonprofit Mt. Eustis Ski Hill Group for $1 a year. A three-year lease starts Oct. 1.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:15:47 +0000 Associated Press 34776 at http://nhpr.org Mt. Eustis Ski Area To Make A Comeback In 2014 Lost & Found: The Ski Hills Of N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/lost-found-ski-hills-nh <p>Years ago while chasing my then- toddler&nbsp; around a small hillside park in Derry, I found a large chunk of iron; It was an odd site, this hulking engine block in the brush and undergrowth at the top of the hill. Then I noticed the telephone poles. &nbsp;They were several feet back in the woods. Two of the poles had wheel hubs displaying just a hint of the yellow they were once painted. A thin wire bowed between two of them.</p><p>This was a rope tow.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 18843 at http://nhpr.org Lost & Found: The Ski Hills Of N.H. In A State Where Snow Is Money...New Study Examines Climate Change And Tourism http://nhpr.org/post/state-where-snow-moneynew-study-examines-climate-change-and-tourism <p>A new study warns that climate change could devastate the economies of states like New Hampshire that rely heavily on winter tourism. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 23:45:52 +0000 Michael Brindley 18056 at http://nhpr.org In A State Where Snow Is Money...New Study Examines Climate Change And Tourism N.H. Tourism Officials Predict 6.7M Visitors Will Spend $860M This Winter http://nhpr.org/post/nh-tourism-officials-predict-67m-visitors-will-spend-860m-winter <p>After a rough winter season last year, New Hampshire tourism officials predict nearly seven million people will visit the state between now and the end of February.</p><p>The state&nbsp;<a href="http://www.visitnh.gov/uploads/pdf/press-releases/Winter-Forecast-12-5-12-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">Division of Travel and Tourism Development</a> says those tourists are expected to spend $860 million, which would be up by 9 percent over last year.</p><p>Those figures come from the Institute for New Hampshire Studies.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:53:50 +0000 Michael Brindley 17978 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Tourism Officials Predict 6.7M Visitors Will Spend $860M This Winter