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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Join us for the Sweetest Day on the Trails!

Chosen as one of the "11 Delicious Chocolate Tours Around the World"

Participants in the last event held in 2019 event enjoyed dozens of different chocolate treats prepared by many area businesses including trailside members and other area bakers along with a tasting of Tuckerman's beer brewed locally in Conway, NH which were all included FREE with the purchase of their Festival Ticket.

Don't Miss the 2022 Event ... Mark Your Calendar for Sunday, February 27, 2022

Wow... it is exciting to think this event has been gaining popularity for more than 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!

Chocolate Festival treats

These are some of the treats served for the 2020 Festival participants. Veno's Specialty Foods & Meats joined us for the first time with their bacon chocolate bark (left) at the Whitaker Meeting House. which was a huge hit.The chef at the Samuel O'Reilly House, one of the newer stops just a short walk from the trails, served hot chocolate in their homemade chocolate cups (middle) made with a variety of chocolate. The Bavarian Chocolate Haus offered their lemon lunas (right) at Adventure Suites. Chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate fountains and fondue, brownie sundaes, and chocolate cookies of all kinds are just some of the treats you'll enjoy at the trailside stops between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.

More treats await the chocoholics that have completed the tour!
Present your Festival pass on the day of the event to other participating North Conway area businesses for more special offers. Check back for details about other area stops.!

Take a minute to view the Festival Map (coming soon!) online. Every participant will have a Festival map and brochure for each trailside business to validate to confirm your stop. Visit each of the trailside stops to enter the drawing for a $200 gift certificate to be used at any participating member business.

Tickets will be limited and only available to purchase online
or with a package at one of our member lodging properties.

Sorry, all season pass holders must purchase the Festival Pass
to enjoy the chocolate treats!



Festival Links:     
Chocolate Stops
Festival Tickets
Festival Trails & Map
Shuttle & Parking
Equipment Rental
Trailside Food & Beverage
Lodging Packages

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      2022 EVENT DETAILS
  2022 Chocolate Stops:

There will be a number of trailside chocolate stops that will be offering chocolate treats from 11 am - 4 pm. Other area businesses offering their chocolate specialty to Festival ticket holders will be listed along with their times of service.

2022 TRAILSIDE CHOCOLATE STOPS: Open from 11am - 4pm

Visit each of these stops to enjoy the trailside treats.
Old Field House
the Touring Center at Ragged Mountain Equipment

    featuring chocolate prepared by Veno's Specialty Foods & Meats

the Starlight Lodge
Adventure Suites
   featuring chocolate prepared by the Bavarian Chocolate Haus and Sugarmaker's Bakery in Glen
The Local Grocer
Cathedral Ledge Distillery
Whitaker Woods Meeting House
  featuring chocolate prepared by the Mystic Sugar Bakery

OTHER AREA STOPS: Please check back for times of service at these businesses
Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise - winner of's Best Food Award for 2009 -10 is well worth a visit between 1 - 5 pm. Travel Hurricane Mt. Road for a short distance off Route 16 then turn left at the sign to the Buttonwood Inn.
Samuel O'Reilly House - stop by to visit one of our newest lodging member located on Route 16 just minutes fromthe trails in Whitaker Woods between 1 - 5 pm.
Sugar Shack at 100 Acre Woods conveniently located on Route 16 between the northern stops and the Touring Center. They will be open from 11 am - 4 pm on Festival day.
Ledge Brewing Company located across from the Sugar Shack on Town Hall Road. Just a short walk from the Old Field House.


COST of FESTIVAL PASS:    Tickets - $45 per person

A limited number of tickets will be sold and will only be available for purchase online.
There will be NO tickets sold the day of the event.

You may also reserve a Festival Package that will include event tickets in addition to lodging
at one of our member lodging properties. Package details will be posted upon receipt.

This event is a fundraiser... tickets are non-refundable.

PLEASE NOTE before purchasing tickets ...
COVID-19 Exposure is an inherent risk in any public locations where people are present. You should only attend this Festival after evaluating your own health risks. Adherence to the current New Hampshire guidelines will assist in our efforts to present a safe and successful event.
Frequently use hand sanitizer that will be readily accessible at the festival stops.

The Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring Foundation cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. Possession of a Festival ticket constitutes your understanding of these risks and your willingness to undertake the risk of exposure.

Payment will be with PayPal.
You DO NOT need an account.

Simply select to Continue as a Guest.
You will receive a receipt from PayPal to confirm your order.
  Festival Trails & Map:

Skiers and snowshoers can decide which trails they want to utilize for going between stops.  
Between the Old Field House and Ragged Mountain the Intervale Trail is the only way.
From Ragged Mountain to the lower end of the network the shortest link is the Intervale Trail to the Pasture Trail to the 1785 Trail.
The Stonehurst Trail connects the 1785 Trail via the Adventure Suites to the Stonehurst Inn and east to the Powerline Trail.
From the 1785 Inn or Stonehurst Manor, take the Powerline Trail to Whitaker Lane then Bancroft Loop.  The Bancroft Loop will take skiers directly to the Whitaker Meeting House.

Total distance is approximately 15K or 9K if you ride the shuttle between the Touring Center and the Starlight Lodge..

The 2022 Festival Map link will be added soon!

  Shuttle & Parking:

Our complimentary shuttles will operate from noon - 5 pm.

Watch for the yellow school buses which will begin a continuous loop at the John Fuller school at noon. Other stops in order will be the Old Field House, the Touring Center at Ragged Mountain Equipment, Adventure Suites, then back to John Fuller School parking lot next to the Whitaker Meeting House. Be sure to check back for updates to the stops.

Watch for the yellow school buses! The shuttles will accommodate skiers and snowshoers but space is not available for pulks or sleds of any kind.

Planning is Important:
Whenever possible, ride the shuttle as early as possible in the day as seats are in great demand towards the end of the event. It is also helpful if you can plan your ride to get you to the next stop rather than occupy a seat for several stops.

Parking: There is a limited amount of parking at each of the trailside stops. Additional parking is available next to the Touring Center at Ragged Mountain Equipment in the NH Electric parking lot. Limited parking is available at the Whitaker Meeting House with overflow space available at John Fuller School and public parking area bordering Whitaker Woods trails.

  Equipment Rental:
Availability of cross country skis and snowshoes has been greatly impacted by the current supply and demand issues. If you don't have your own equipment, please try to bring rental equipment with you and not depend totally on area availability. Information on rental status will be updated as the event approaches so please check back.

Rentals of cross country ski packages and snowshoes will be available at Great American Ski Rental in North Conway Village (603-356-6040), and REI in North Conway (603 356-0475).
  Trailside Food & Beverage:

In addition to the complimentary chocolate treats offered during this event, there will also be a few stops that will be offering food and beverage for sale for those who might want something that is not sweet! Locations and details will be added upon receipt.

  Lodging Packages:
If you need lodging for the event, please visit our 2022 Chocolate Festival Lodging Packages. One and two night packages for two are offered with varied features and all include Festival tickets. Please consider one of our members when making lodging reservations for this event.  
If you still have questions about this event that has not been answered, you can send us an email or call the Touring Center at (603) 356-9920.  

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