Trail Days - Volunteer
for the day for a Free Annual Membership!
Work days are planned for November 9 and 10. Additional work on November 16 and 17 will be scheduled if needed.. To sign up, please email Cort Hansen or call him during business hours at 603-356-3042. Cort has requested that anyone interested in volunteering 7 - 8 hours of work in exchange for a season pass contact him directly so that he can discuss what needs to be done
and what equipment may be needed.
Plan to bring lunch and water, warm clothes, work gloves, and be prepared for a day in the woods. Work will begin at 8 am and continue until about 4:30 each day. The numbers of volunteers will be limited, so this is a first come/first serve basis. Additional volunteer days may be scheduled, but they will be weather dependent. We thank everyone interested in helping with seasonal preparations.
Weekly Guided Snowshoe
Join us any Saturday
afternoon at 1:00 pm for a guided snowshoe walk along the East Branch
and Saco rivers. This is a great way to try this winter activity which
is gaining in popularity with each season. Snowshoes are available for rent at the Touring Center. The tour will last between 1.5 - 2 hours covering a distance of less than 2 miles at an easy pace suitable for all ages and abilities. Call the Touring Center at 603-356-9920 for reservations and plan to meet there soon after 12:30 pm.
High School Ski Team Races
Kennett High School (SAU 9) Nordic Ski Team will host a number of race events on the designated race course in Whitaker Woods. These are exciting events to watch. There will be a number of locations along the course for spectators and a number of groomed trails still open for skiing and snowshoeing during these events. Be sure to check our snowreport for event dates and times.
Whitaker Woods Snowshoe Scramble -
Saturday, January 18th
This Granite State Snowshoe Series Event will be held in Whitaker Woods with a start at 10:00 am sharp. Check-in time for this 4 mile snowshoe race will be from 8:30 - 9:30 am. For more information about the series, and how you can become a participant, visit GraniteStateSnowshoeSeries.org
Snowshoe racing is one of the fastest growing winter sports in the northeast thanks to our fantastic snow and incredible trail networks. This exciting, fast-growing activity will make you fitter and faster than you ever thought possible. Come join us as a participant, or a spectator, at this scenic intown location at the northern edge of North Conway Village.
Annual Chocolate Festival -
Sunday, February 23rd
Our most popular
event of the season! Cross country ski inn-to-inn along our 45 km of
trails stopping along the way to indulge in your favorite chocolate fantasies.
FREE with the purchase of a Chocolate Festival Pass which will be $30 if purchased in advance, or $35 when purchased the day of the event.
Slow Food Saco Valley Breakfast Ski Fundraiser (or Snowshoe!)
Sunday, March 9th
An amazing deal with a lot of fun for a great cause!
Join us for a locally sourced, chef prepared breakfast at the Inn between 8 - 10 am, then ski or snowshoe on the trails right out the door. Local Chef Cheryl Emerson will be serving up local eggs, bacon, home fries and french toast with bread provided by Lisa Somerville of Vintage Baking Co......and of course there will be coffee by one of your favorite local roasters and milk from one of our favorite local dairy farms. Proceeds benefit the SkiTouring Foundation and Slow Food Saco Valley.
Suggested donation of $20 per adult, $10 per junior and children under 6 are free. Donation includes breakfast and full day trail pass.
To reserve ... RSVP on Facebook or call Jenn at 387-5538.