Kids Ski Fest-January 12th 2014

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH – Kids Ski Fest will be returning to Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center on Sunday, January 12th with a great opportunity for kids and families to enjoy a day of winter fun, with some of the best early season conditions in years!

Kid’s Ski Fest is open to kids ranging in age from pre-school through 8th grade. No preregistration is necessary and all activities and rentals for kids are free. Trail passes for all participating kids and adults will be only $5. Rentals for participating parents will only be $10.

The day’s activities and games will include Steve’s Awesome Obstacle Course, Classic Sprint Relays, group games, treats to eat at the Cabin, a lollipop race for the youngest skiers and snow tubing. Kids who are first time skiers will also be able to take a free mini-lesson to see just how easy and fun cross country skiing can be. Kid’s Ski Day 2014 is sponsored by Scoggins General Store in Gorham, NH.

DSC_0028“We are very focused on families here and Kids Ski Fest is really a wonderful showcase for all the enjoyable winter activities families can do here. It’s just a remarkable setting and a great place to have fun and we’re celebrating our 20th anniversary all season long!” said Sue Wemyss, Cross Country Olympian and Great Glen Trails Ski School Director. “This is also a perfect way to participate in the national “No Child Left Inside” Campaign which is helping to encourage kids around the country to be more active during the winter months,” Wemyss added.

The 2014 Schedule is as follows:
9:00 am-1 pm Registration opens, rental equipment pickup
9:30-10:00 am First time skiers’ mini-lesson: how to put on equipment, turn skis, snowplow, and get up from a fall
10:15-10:40 am Games on skis, morning session
11:00 am Classic Team Sprint Relays; cross age groups (grades 1-8), Teams picked randomly.
12:00 noon Lollipop Race (preschool up to Grade 2)
12:30-1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00-1:30 pm First time skiers’ mini-lesson: how to put on equipment, turn skis, snowplow, and get up from a fall
1:45-2:15 pm Games on skis, afternoon session
2:15 pm Ski tour to the Great Angel cabin
2:00-3:00 pm Treats at Great Angel

Ongoing from 10am to 3pm:
Steve’s Awesome Obstacle
Snow Tubing
Trails Tracker creature hunt
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For more information call Sue at Great Glen Trails at (603) 466-3988 or visit the Kids Ski Fest webpage.

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13th Annual Great Glen Craft Fair

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH- The 13th Annual Great Glen Craft Fair will be held at the Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center lodge on Route 16 in Pinkham Notch on Saturday, November 30th from 9am to 3pm. More than 30 talented local crafters and artisans will be on site with their diverse array of handmade offerings. Also included in the day will be a bake sale and a benefit raffle which will support the Great Glen Trails Bill Koch Youth Ski League.
DSC_0028Some of the Mt. Washington Valley’s best known crafters will be in attendance, including: Ed Good Woodworking, featuring a woodturning demonstration; R&R Woodworkers, Adirondack Furniture; Pamela Sweeney, Functional Fused Glass; Ursula Forsythe, Wreaths & Kissing Balls; Marla Blankenship with her goat’s milk soaps and lotions and Terry Calarusso from Gorham House Florist will be on hand with seasonal arrangements. Knitted goods, soap products, holiday ornaments, American doll clothing, embroidered items and much more will be among the offerings.

“The Great Glen Craft Fair has become quite a showcase of some of the Valley’s most talented artisans during the past 12 years, offering both locals and the traveling public an opportunity to meet the artist and purchase unique, handcrafted items at great prices,” said Great Glen Trails Event Director Kim Hoyt. “We are especially pleased that the bake sale and raffle benefit the Great Glen Bill Koch Youth Ski League, which is an organization that has brought a lot of young people and their families into the sport of cross country skiing”.

Admission to the Great Glen Craft Fair is free and the Glen View Café (with the best views in the state of NH!) will be open for lunch. The Great Glen Outfitters Shop will also be open for business.

For more information about the Great Glen Craft Fair call Kim Hoyt at Great Glen Trails at 466-2333.

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Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary with 50% off Season’s Pass Price for First Time Buyers

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH- To kick off the season long 20th Anniversary celebration at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, first time season pass holders are being offered a 50% discount on a whole season’s worth of healthy outdoor fun and activities. Even more significantly, kids (under 18) will ski free with a parent or guardian season pass holder all winter long, while helping to support the national “No Child Left Inside” program.


“While Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center has become nationally recognized as a first rate destination and venue for top flight competitions, we take particular pride in being a good neighbor and making sure that families, in particular, have every opportunity to enjoy the natural resources we all share at an extremely affordable price,” noted Great Glen Trails and Mt. Washington Auto Road General Manager Howie Wemyss. “We are especially pleased to offer this as part of the national “No Child Left Inside” campaign, which addresses the health and well being of an entire generation of young Americans who need outdoor activity as part of a healthy lifestyle,” Wemyss added.


Special First Time Season’s Pass rates are as follows:


Adult $70; Junior (6-12yrs) $40; Teen (13-17yrs) $47.50; Senior (62+ yrs) $47.50


In addition, all Great Glen Trails season pass holders are also entitled to $5 tickets at Bretton Woods and Jackson Ski Touring through December 31st. Pass holders also qualify for discounts on events and races, free use of demo equipment, free showers and 10% off all in-stock, non-sale items.


Other winter activities at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center include snowshoeing, tubing and SnowCoach tours to treeline on the Mt. Washington Auto Road, as well as a season long calendar of programs and events.


For more information, call Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center at 603-466-2333 or here.

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