ski resorts 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 Harsh Winter Was Great (For The Ski Industry) http://nhpr.org/post/harsh-winter-was-great-ski-industry <p>It was a long, cold and snowy winter- that was good news for New Hampshire’s ski areas. Karl Stone, Marketing Director for Ski NH says the numbers are good for the resorts AND the state’s economy in general.</p><p><strong><em>How has the 2013/2014 season stacked up? </em></strong></p><p>Right now the numbers look really good… last year was our 5<sup>th</sup> best on record, and we’re tracking relatively even with that.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 46384 at http://nhpr.org Harsh Winter Was Great (For The Ski Industry) Come For The Skiing, Stay For The Giant Cookies http://nhpr.org/post/come-skiing-stay-giant-cookies <p>Every chair lift ride up Pats Peak in Henniker looks full on this mild winter day. Skiers and snowboarders are coming down the mountain, one after the other.</p><p>Joni Aubin and her colleagues spent much of the day before getting ready for these crowds – and not just on the slopes, either. Though she manages the snow sports office, Aubin helped out in the Tradewinds Café, wrapping up stacks of a Pats Peak specialty: the giant M&amp;M cookie.</p><p></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:50:08 +0000 Brady Carlson 41992 at http://nhpr.org Come For The Skiing, Stay For The Giant Cookies N.H. Ski Areas React To Storm http://nhpr.org/post/nh-ski-areas-react-storm <p>With only 6 to 8 inches of fresh powder, most New Hampshire ski areas aren't exactly reeling from the storm.&nbsp; But even a little snow can bring skiers to the mountains.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Greg </span>Kwasnik<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, marketing director at Loon Mountain is expecting a surge of skiers.</span></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:19:28 +0000 Sean Hurley 41199 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Ski Areas React To Storm Granite State Ski Resorts Set To Ring In 2014 With Festivities http://nhpr.org/post/granite-state-ski-resorts-set-ring-2014-festivities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ski resorts across the Granite State will be holding New Year’s Eve celebrations tonight.</span></p><p></p><p>Ragged Mountain in Danbury is calling its bash <a href="http://raggedmountainresort.com/event/new-years-eve-party-and-fireworks/" target="_blank">Tube Year’s Eve</a>, after the recent opening of a new snow tubing park.</p><p>Marketing manager Stacey Lopes says the park is over two football fields in length.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:24:14 +0000 Michael Brindley 41007 at http://nhpr.org Granite State Ski Resorts Set To Ring In 2014 With Festivities As Storm Eases Ski Resorts Say It's All Downhill From Here http://nhpr.org/post/storm-eases-ski-resorts-say-its-all-downhill-here <p>While the storm is causing some problems around the state people at the&nbsp;ski resorts are delighted: Typically the resorts are reporting at least a foot of new snow.</p><p>“Conditions are great this morning. Lots of powder out there,” says Greg Kwasnik a spokesman for Loon Mountain. “I just went out and did a couple of runs. The winds aren’t that bad. They have not affected us at all.”</p><p>Kwasnik says crowds are about normal for a Saturday and he thinks some skiers probably decided to stay home because of the heavy snowfall in the southern part of the state.</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 15:02:02 +0000 Chris Jensen 21665 at http://nhpr.org