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Friday, December 30, 2016

A Great Pow Day at Ragged Mountain!

Everything came together today in such great fashion.

Early this morning as the sun crept above Ragged Peak and guests started pulling into the parking lot, it was obvious that this would be a good day. Many found their way through the trees, while others took the time to cruise on the groomers. Some took a lesson for the first time, while others looked to take their skills to the next level. Families and friends came together, and the stoke was high! We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow for another great day.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Friday, December 30, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Ragged Mountain Named Winner In the 2016-17 Best in Snow Awards, Powered by Liftopia

Ragged Mountain has been recognized as one of the Beginner Friendly and Family Friendly ski areas in the North East, winning a 2016-17 Best in Snow Award, Powered by Liftopia.

The 2016-17 Best in Snow Awards, Powered By Liftopia, are the pre-eminent rankings of the best and most beloved ski areas in North America. Unlike other rankings, this list is the only one that incorporates the largest dataset in the industry combined with feedback from thousands of skiers and snowboarders to determine ski areas they are most passionate about.

To compile the awards, Liftopia surveyed their customers to measure their enthusiasm on specific aspects of their favorite resorts such as family friendliness, challenging terrain, crowds, and snow consistency and quality. More than 10,000 responses were then weighted with a proprietary algorithm based on Liftopia’s exclusive dataset that includes resorts’ total visits per season, acreage and average lift ticket prices to surface the best ski areas overall, across seven categories and five regions, based on what matters most to skiers and snowboarders.

Thank you to everyone who took part in this survey who voted for Ragged Mountain Resort!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Upcoming Events at Ragged Mountain Resort

It's that time of year for everyone's favorite family friendly New Year's Eve party. It's the perfect way to usher in the New Year: A day on the slopes, a party with family and friends, and fireworks. And, you will still get home in time to see the ball drop!

Tickets are $49 for Adults and $24 for Kids

  • Live Music from Nick's Other Band
  • Prime Rib Carving Station and Roasted Atlantic Salmon
  • S'mores Station
  • Flying Goose Brewery Promotion
  • Dancing
  • FIREWORKS at 9 pm

The party starts at 6 pm. Purchase your tickets before Thursday, December 29. Call Guest Services to purchase you tickets: 603-768-3600.

Also this weekend:

On New Year's Day, be sure to stop by the mountain for our first demo day of the season. Sport Thoma will be joining us at the mountain so you can try out some of their gear. If you are looking for new equipment or are maybe just curious about what's out there, this is an excellent opportunity. Some of their brands include: K2, Rossignol, Volkl, Blizzard, Armada, and Head.

On January 7:

We will welcome Stonyfield Yogurt to the Resort. They'll be setting up a tent at the bottom of the slopes for skiers and riders to stop by and try some free samples. Also on January 7, the Fey Brothers will be visiting to demo some of the latest and greatest telemark gear, including NTN gear. If you've ever wanted to free the heel, this will be the perfect chance to learn more!

As always, be certain to stop by the resort for more information, or head over to our events page!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Season's Greetings and Happy New Year!

From all of us at Ragged Mountain Resort, we wish you and yours a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year. Weather you’ve joined us for this picture perfect day, or you are spending it with your family and friends, we wish you all the best and thank you for being such loyal fans of our mountain.

Usher in the New Year at Ragged Mountain

Spend New Year’s Eve with Ragged Mountain and be home in time for the ball drop!

It’s time that time of year for everyone’s favorite family friendly New Year’s Eve party. It’s the perfect way to usher in the New Year: A day on the slopes, a party with family and friends, and fireworks.  And, you will still get home in time to see the ball drop!

 Tickets are $49 for Adults and $24 for Kids

• Live Music from Nick’s Other Band

• Prime Rib Carving Station and Roasted Atlantic Salmon

• S’mores Station

• Flying Goose Brewery Promotion

• Dancing

• FIREWORKS at 9 pm

The party starts at 6 pm. Limited tickets are available and must be purchased in advance. Call Guest Services to purchase you tickets: 603-768-3600.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Sunday, December 25, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Play Santa. Put Skiing and Riding Under the Tree!

It’s not too late to give them what they really want, and it’s the perfect size!

What do you get the good ones on your holiday list?  Skiing and riding at Ragged Mountain, naturally, and a gift card is the perfect way to put it under the tree.  They always fit just right, and you know they are going to love it!

Santa’s List (For the Nice Ones)

  • 1)Small: Something yummy for the tummy at Ragged Mountain
  • 2)Medium: A day of skiing or riding at Ragged Mountain
  • 3)Large: A weekend at Ragged Mountain – for those who have been extra good, for goodness sake!
  • 4)Extra Large: A lifetime of fun with family and friends sliding down the slopes – and it’s free!

Small:

A $25 gift card is a great way to ensure your favorite skiers and riders are staying warm and well fed with plenty of hot cocoa and sweets to make any day on the hill the best! Call our team at Guest Services to purchase one for everyone’s stocking.

Medium:

Take the whole family skiing and riding this year. Visit www.raggedmountainresort.com now to purchase lift tickets. The sooner you buy, the more you save so you can keep on treating them to great skiing and riding all season long! 

Large:

Get the whole family a big gift this year and book a stay at either the New Hampshire Mountain Inn or in one of our slope side Cardigan Cabins. With accommodations for any size group or family, our lodging options are the perfect getaway for some winter fun.  You can book now at www.nhmountaininn.com

Extra Large:

Tis’ the season of giving, and that’s why this year Ragged Mountain is giving you the gift you can give to your families and friends for a lifetime: the chance to learn to ski and ride for FREE!  Check out the Bebe Wood Free Learn to Ski & Ride Program to learn how you can give a lifetime of fun.  It’s the best FREE gift you’ll ever give! And, if you are already a skier, you can earn a $25 credit towards your season pass for next year for every person you refer! (Valid only for referrals who complete all 3 free lessons).  It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE WHOLE TEAM AT RAGGED MOUNTAIN.  CHEERS!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Most Wonderful Time of Year

Enjoy “the most wonderful time of the year” at Ragged Mountain with three Holiday Wonders this weekend!

Wonder #1

No wonder we’re excited for the holidays.  With the natural snow we’ve received, more snow in the forecast for this weekend, and our snow guns blazing whenever the weather is right, our trail count continues to grow. We’re opening terrain almost daily – Village Green, Upper Chutes, Main Street and Raggae Glades all opened in the past week – and by this weekend another 7 trails should be ready to open, including Headwall, New Found Ridge, Upper Ridge, Sunnyside.

Ticket prices will increase on Saturday due to opening more terrain. Tickets will be $59 for adults and $49 for kids, plus our NH Resident Half Day ticket will start this Sunday!

Wonder #2

In the spirit of holiday giving, on Saturday the 17th when you bring 5 non-perishable items with you to donate to the Danbury Food Pantry, you’ll receive 50% off your lift ticket. (Limit one per person, only valid on 12/17/16).  And, there’s more magic going on at Ragged Mountain this weekend than just great skiing and riding!

Wonder #3

On Saturday the 17th, please join us for a wonderful Tree Lighting Ceremony starting at 4 pm.   There will be caroling, free hot cocoa, and S’mores out by the fireplace, all before we light the tree around 5pm. And, afterwards, come join us in the Stone Hearth Bar or the Birches Mountain Restaurant for great holiday inspired dinner specials.

On Sunday, Santa will be hosting a breakfast at the New Hampshire Mountain Inn, located just five minutes from Ragged Mountain on New Canada Road in Wilmot, NH. Breakfast will be served from 8 am to 11 am.  Adults are $15 and children are $5. Reservations are required. Please call the New Hampshire Mountain Inn at 888-797-2899 to reserve.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE WHOLE CREW AT RAGGED MOUNTAIN!  We hope to see you here!

 

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Friday, December 16, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Winter is Back!

After a successful opening weekend, what better way to kick off week two than with a powder day? Following the 8+ inches of new snow, we were able to open Raggae Glades for the day. Be sure to check our snow report regularly for more information on trail openings!


Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Monday, December 05, 2016

Opening Day December 8

The day we've all been waiting for is finally upon us! Ragged Mountain Resort will be open Thursday, December 8, for skiing and riding on three trails: Blueberry Patch, Wild Side, and Wild Ride.

As an added bonus, we will also be running a ticket special starting opening day. Adult tickets (18 and up) will be just $39. Youth tickets (17 and under) will only be $29. This offer is only valid at the ticket window or at Guest Services, while supplies last.

Join us at Ragged Mountain Resort this season and get ragged!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Monday, December 05, 2016
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