Mountain Message Blog

Monday, November 20, 2017

Final Preparations Have Begun!

Snowmaking continues here at the mountain and every team is finalizing their preparations for the 2017/18 season! But have you finalized your preparations?

We know you can’t wait for the Summit 6-Pack to start loading so you can get those first few turns in. Make sure you can head right over to the lift on opening day by getting your season pass beforehand.

The Guest Services Team is here 7 days a week from 9 am to 2 pm (closed Thanksgiving) to issue season passes. Please remember that if you are a first time pass holder, or are under the age of 18, you will need to have a photo taken for your season pass. Passes cannot be issued without a photo, and we cannot accept digital photos.

 It still looks like we will be on target to open December 1st, so make sure you take full advantage of the holiday weekend and get your pass early.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Monday, November 20, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

It's Beginning To Look A Bit Like Winter!

The past week has certainly made it feel more like winter around here! With temps hovering in the mid to high 20’s the snow guns were able to run for a few nights, and Mother Nature has helped a little too. Weather permitting we are shooting to open Friday, December 1st

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Join Us In Boston!

Join the Ragged Mountain Crew at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo, November 9th through the 12th at the Boston World Trade Center. Stop by our booth (46 – 48) and say hi. Try your luck in the infamous Cash Booth where you could win several great prizes like a hat, hoodie, day tickets, and even a season pass!

We will be right in the New Hampshire Booth Section hanging out with our good friends from Ski New Hampshire and Shark Martin.

Hope to see you there!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

You’re invited to the Annual Season Pass Holder Harvest Party!

Join us on Saturday, October 21st from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM as we celebrate the upcoming winter season.

We’ve planned a great day filled with tons of activities, live music, BBQ, a Beer Garden, and even Lift Rides, all to say thank you for being a Season Pass Holder. Plus, you can pick up your pass so you are ready to hit the slopes as soon as the snow flies, all while having fun as we get set for another great season of skiing and snowboarding!

As a Bebe Wood Graduate, you are now a highly valued member of the Ragged Mountain community, and we want to thank you for being a part of it. This community includes our season pass holders and since you graduated last year, you are eligible for the Expanded Horizon’s Season Pass at only $199! If you’ve picked yours up already, we thank you. If not, you’ve still got plenty of time to do so! Plus, you can join us for our Season Pass Holder Harvest Party, our way of saying thank you.

PLUS, if you ordered a ski or snowboard package from Rossignol, you can pick up your equipment at the Harvest Party too! Pick-up for the equipment will start at 11:00 AM in our Rental Shop in the Meeting House Lodge.

This exclusive season pass holder party kicks off at 11:00 AM right at the base area of Ragged Mountain Resort!

  • 11:00 AM, Pass Pick-Up starts at the Learning Center in the Meeting House Lodge
  • 11:00 AM, Beer Garden, Lift Rides, Live Music, and Kids Activities
  • 12:00 PM, BBQ Opens upstairs in Elm Wood Lodge
  • FUN, GAMES, GOOD TIMES!

The Fine Details:

The Beer Garden will open at 11:00 AM and will feature beer samples from some of our favorite local breweries. Featured Breweries include The Flying Goose, Henniker Brewing, Long Trail, Von Trapp, and Lord Hobo! Cost is $20 to enter and includes 10 drink tickets.

Lift Rides will begin at 11:00 AM on the Summit 6 Pack. Take a round trip ride for only $5 and see the beautiful views of the White Mountains, Newfound Lake, and Cardigan Mountain while the fall colors are at their peak. The lift rides will be weather dependent, and the last chair down will load at 2:30 PM.

The BBQ will feature Burgers, Hotdogs, Vegetarian Chili, and Pulled Pork Sandwiches with plenty of sides and a drink. $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Live Music will start at 11:00 AM with Supernothing, a 603 Reggae Band from Concord, NH. And then, at 1:30 PM house favorite, Shark Martin from North Conway, takes the stage.

Activities for the whole family include lawn games, kids crafts, the Coke Hug-Me Machine, and plenty more.

Gear Up For the Winter:

Sport Thoma will be open with a full selection of winter apparel and Ragged Mountain gear. Make sure to stop in to get your last essentials, and remember season pass holders get an additional 10% off!

The NEW Ragged Edge Tuning Shop will be open for business. Stop in at the Rental Shop to see our new, full service, tuning and testing center. Bring your skis to have them tuned up and ready for this winter. Special rates for the day include binding testing for only $15 and tune ups starting at $15.

Our Friends at The Hidden Collective will be hanging out showcasing the various brand partners they work with who are currently manufacturing outdoor gear and equipment in small, eco-friendly methods.

While you are here, you can also take a peek at our newest snowmaking pond.  This is on top of the pond we added for last winter!  As you can tell, we’re getting ready for winter, and we hope you are, too.  We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Harvest Party and on the slopes!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Monday, October 16, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Winter Is Coming!

It’s amazing to think that we are roughly two months away from firing up the snowmaking and getting the final prep done for the 2017/18 winter season.  We hope you are just as excited for it as we are!

Hopefully you already snagged a Mission: Affordable Season Pass for the season, but if you didn’t you can still get one for $349, but only for the next few weeks. As you flip through the buyer’s guides of Snowboarder, Ski, Backcountry, and other great publications, remember that with Ragged Mountain’s Mission: Affordable Season Pass, with NO BLACK OUT DATES is still the “Best Deal In New England”!

Already got one? Great, we appreciate your business. Now make sure all your skiing and riding buddies get theirs before the price increases again next month. Click HERE for more info. Make sure you stay tuned to your email and right here for more information on when and where you can pick up your pass.

Also, stay tuned for detail on our Season Pass Holder Appreciation Party on October, 21st. Details will be made available soon and will be emailed out to pass holders. You will also be able to find information within the next few weeks on our EVENTS page and right here in the blog.

Finally, we will once again be offering the revolutionary Bebe Wood, Free Learn to Ski & Ride Program again for the 2017/18 season. Make sure to tell your non-skiing and snowboarding friends to head over to learntoskifree.com to learn more about this program and to book their lessons. They can begin booking lessons starting in November.

Participants who graduated last year and are still looking to get your Expanded Horizons pass, please give our Guest Services Team a call at 603-768-3600 to purchase. Remember that for every friend you refer to the Bebe Wood Program who graduates, you earn $25 off your season pass for the following year! Visit the learntoskifree.com page for more info.

We’ll see you this winter! 

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Weekly Update: Making Snow, Efficiently!

Even in the summer, we're thinking about winter! This week it's even more true with the updates to the snowmaking infrastructure at the mountain. The Mountain Ops team has been working on an efficiency project helping to minimize water usage, effectively making the system preform better and conserve more water!


Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Thursday, August 31, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Weekly Update, Six03 Endurance's Ragged 75 Stage Race and 50k

This week's update showcase's the Ragged 75 Stage Race and 50K endurance trail run put on by Six03 Endurance. This event, which we were happy to host, had runners leaving from Lot 1 on Friday morning and running the Sunapee - Ragged - Kearsarge 75 mile trail over three days. On Sunday, another group of about 70 runners, including some of the country's top endurance athletes joined in for a 50k segment of the trail. Runners finished by coming down from the top of Spear along the Cardigan Trail.

We are always happy to host events of all kind. Find out more about hosting your event by emailing groups@raggedmountainresort.com


Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Friday, August 18, 2017

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Weekly Update, Lifts in the Summer, Part 2

After all the NDT testing is done and the grips have all been reassembled, it's time to get the chairs back on the line. We can't wait to go for a ride up New Hampshire's only 6-pack lift this coming winter!


Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Weekly Update, Lifts in the Summer

Here is a brief glimpse of what takes place each summer for our chairlifts. 25% of the chairs, every year, have their grips completely rebuilt and stress tested. The Lift Maintenance Team is an integral part of resort and ensuring fun is had all winter long. Next time you see on of the mechanics, say thank you or throw them a high five!


Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Last Chance to Register for PowderJet's BYO Class

Don't miss the opportunity to build your very own custom snowboard with PowderJet's and Hidden Collective on August 19th & 20th. We've extended registration to August 7th, but make sure to head over to PowderJets.com today to secure your spot and start working with Jesse to design your board! 


Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Monday, July 31, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Weekly Updated for July 12th, 2017

From weddings to family reunions, the team here at Ragged Mountain Resort is ready to help make your catered event amazing. With four beautiful venues, including the Red Barn, Meadows, the Summit of Ragged Peak, and the New Hampshire Mountain Inn, we've definitely got the right space for any budget. Check out raggedmountainresort.com/venues for more information.


Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Weekly Update, July 5th, 2017

After a wonderful July 4th break, the team is back at it this week mowing, painting, and training. With wedding season in full swing there is plenty to do around the resort, when we're not in staff meetings (with our dogs of course)!


Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Weekly Update

Here is the weekly update for Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Friday, June 30, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Even in Summer, We’re Thinking Winter!

The gang at Ragged Mountain has teamed up with Hidden Collective out of Franklin New Hampshire and PowderJet Snowboards out of Peru, VT to host a Build Your Own Custom Snowboard Class at Ragged on August 19th and 20th. The BYO class gives diehard snowboards a chance to actually help build their very own custom snowboard. Jesse Loomis, founder of PowderJet Snowboards started the company with the intent to “…handcraft an eco-conscience, super fun snowboard to tear up the backcountry”. And, now he’s giving snowboarders throughout New England a chance to build their own, with his guidance.

The Build Your Own Class consists of two 8 hour days starting Saturday, August 19th and finishing Sunday, August 20th. The class will be held at Ragged Mountain Resort in Danbury, NH. The class only has 8 spots open, so make sure you register early. Registration must be made by August 1st.

For $795 participants get their own individual PowderJet snowboard blank, which they'll spend the weekend turning into their own perfect board, ready to shred in any New England conditions, from powder to boilerplate ice.

For more information and to reserve your spot CLICK HERE.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Love Is In The Air

Looking for a beautiful spot to start your life together? Know of a couple who can’t wait to say their vows, but have yet to find that perfect place? Book a tour today at Ragged Mountain, where Love Is In The Air!

With a full time wedding coordinator on staff, and three beautiful venues to choose from, a wedding day here is truly one to remember. From the top of Ragged Peak, to the rolling hills of the Meadows, and the picturesque New Hampshire Mountain Inn, our three ceremony locations match any style and budget. And with in-house catering your reception is sure to leave a very tasteful impression on your family and friends.

Check out our Wedding's page for more information and to book a tour today. We are currently booking for the summer and fall of 2018 and 19, but have a couple of dates still available this year!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Friday, June 09, 2017

Love Is In The Air(2)

Looking for a beautiful spot to start your life together? Know of a couple who can’t wait to say their vows, but have yet to find that perfect place? Book a tour today at Ragged Mountain, where Love Is In The Air!

With a full time wedding coordinator on staff, and three beautiful venues to choose from, a wedding day here is truly one to remember. From the top of Ragged Peak, to the rolling hills of the Meadows, and the picturesque New Hampshire Mountain Inn, our three ceremony locations match any style and budget. And with in-house catering your reception is sure to leave a very tasteful impression on your family and friends.

Check out our Wedding's page for more information and to book a tour today. We are currently booking for the summer and fall of 2018 and 19, but have a couple of dates still available this year!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Summer is upon us!

The grass is green, the leaves are out, and the temps have warmed up. Welcome to summer in New Hampshire. Our summer weddings and catered events are in full swing. Check out our weddings page to learn more about all our wonderful packages, including a summit top ceremony!

For those of you headed up to New Hampshire this summer for a vacation, for Bike Week in Laconia, a Race, or just for fun, make sure to book a room at the New Hampshire Mountain Inn. With 11 rooms, indoor pool, tavern, plenty of common spaces, and complementary gourmet breakfast every morning, this classic inn is a perfect mountain getaway. Built in 1790, the New Hampshire Mountain Inn is also rich in history, being a housing place for the workers who built the Northern Railroad. Now a recreation path connecting Franklin, NH with Lebanon NH, it serves as a great path for cycling, running, and walking. Enjoy all the beauty of the Sunapee-Dartmouth area this summer with a stay at the New Hampshire Mountain Inn. 

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Thursday, June 01, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bike To Work, Formal Events, & Don't Miss Out!

Well, National Bike to Work Day has come and gone. A couple of us did make the ride in on what ended up being quite a spectacular day. The commute brought us 40+ miles to work and back along beautiful stream lined dirt roads, rail trails, and New Canada Road with its views off to Cardigan Mountain. These miles also counted towards our Ragged Mountain Resort Cycling Team’s National Bike Challenge log.

The changing of the season here at Ragged Mountain brings with it a bunch of formal events that we host. From High School Proms, Graduation Parties, Family Reunions, and Weddings, we can host many different formal and semi-formal events for a wide range of budgets. Check out our Weddings and Groups Sales page for more info or shoot us an email.

DON’T FORGET the Mission: Affordable Season Pass price goes up on June 1st. Currently at $279, this all-ages, No Black Out Dates, pass gives you access to the 57 trails, 17 glades, 3 terrain parks, and top-to-bottom beginner trails, serviced by two high-speed detachable lifts, including NH’s only 6-pack chairlift! It’s time to #getragged! BUY NOW!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ragged Mountain Enters the National Bike Challenge

May is recognized as the National Bike Month to help raise awareness of cycling across the country and to help build more support, locally, regionally and nationally. As such it is also the launch of the annual National Bike Challenge, a free event that runs from May to September, which is designed to encourage people to get out and ride more. Using Strava to record all miles ridden, the challenge is a friendly competition with friends, colleges, and teams with recognition and prizes weekly, monthly, and for the whole challenge.

We’re psyched this season to be joining the challenge as the Ragged Mountain Resort Cycling Team. Many of us here at the mountain have already been out riding the local trails (when they’ve been dry), riding the road, and commuting to work. As part of the National Bike Month, this Friday the 19th is National Bike to Work Day and a few of us will make the commute by bike into the office for the day! If you would like to get involved, either with our team, or on your own, please click here.

As many of you already know, cycling is a great way to stay in shape for the winter time!

We hope to see you out there!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

What A Great Season; More On The Way!

Now that we’ve all had a little bit of time to get back in the swing of spring… bike rides, kayaking, fishing, disc golf, and more, we can’t help but think back on how awesome this past season was.

Thank you to everyone who came out and GOT RAGGED this winter! We hope you had as much fun as we did. Weather you joined in on the Bebe Wood Free Learn to Ski & Ride Program and tried this great sport for the first time, or tested your skills on the last weekend in the woods or across the pond, we hope you found some fun times with some good people!

In case you missed it, check out the write up in Snowboarder on the post season photo shoot our Ragged MTN Parks team did with a bunch of local pros! Thanks to Mike Azevedo for the photos, Brendan Hart for the write up, and our own Bryan Harper for making it all happen! The massive Hip was built and sessioned all in one beautiful day in the middle of April, and the riders were having so much fun they went until the sun was down. Truly some incredible shots! Thanks to Will Mayo for the shots seen here in this blog post! 

We’ve got some great events we are planning for this summer here at Ragged Mountain. Keep your eyes out for more details!

#getragged! 

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A Friendly Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we are closed for the season, this includes any up-hill activity. Please no hiking, skiing, snowboarding, or sledding. Variable and unpredictable conditions may be present. 

Enjoy the summer and we'll see you next year!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Thanks for a Great Season!

There's nothing quite like skiing in the trees on closing weekend to remind you of an epic season. Thanks to 18 inches of snow, a performance by Shark Martin, a BBQ on the Bricks, and our annual Pond Skim, we were able to go out with a bang. It goes without saying that the 2016-2017 season will definitely be one to remember!

It also goes without saying that none of this success would have been possible without the many skiers and riders that came out this season. Whether you came to an early season event like the Squared Up Rail Jam or attended our Christmas brunch with Santa, we want to extend a huge thank you to all of our customers! You are truly what makes Ragged Mountain such a great place for families to ski.

If you're already looking forward to next season, be sure to pick up your MISSON: AFFORDABLE season pass for the 2017-2018 season now! This all ages, no black-out date pass is only $279 until May 31st. Full price this fall will be $449, so be sure to get yours today.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Last Chance...

Last Chance, Buy Your $249 MISSION: AFFORDABLE Pass Now! This sale and our season end on April 2nd.

What better way to finish out this season than with a final snow storm… That’s right, we’re looking at the potential for possibly up to another foot or more of snow falling throughout Friday into Saturday! Between the snow, and our plans for a fun filled weekend, this will be the best way to send off the 2016/17 season!

SPRING FLING & POND SKIM: April 1st & 2nd!

Our official “End of The Season Bash” will feature plenty of great late season skiing and riding especially after a fresh layer of snow on Friday night.

Sign-up on Saturday, April 1st for our annual Pond Skim held on April 1st from 11 am to 2 pm. Registration opens at 9 am by the Stone Hearth Bar. The pond will be right on Village Green and have plenty of opportunity for spectating if you don’t feel like taking your chances skiing or riding across it. Then join us for an after party in the Stone Hearth Bar featuring Flying Goose Beer, and Live Music from SHARK MARTIN.  Come join us to celebrate a great season.

Then on Sunday, April 2nd, get in those last few turns of the season with beautiful weather, and great snow conditions! We’ll be BBQ’ing out on The Bricks, kicking out some tunes, and soaking in the spring skiing!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Great End to a Great Weekend!

Bump n' Jump was a great way to end our weekend here at Ragged Mountain. A bunch of skiers came out to throw down some old school tricks, dressed in vintage attire! There were plenty of Daffys, Spread Eagles, and Screamin' Seamens to go around. A huge thank you our competitors, our Park Crew, and of course our sponsors: Zimmerman's, Rossignol, and Henniker Brewing Company. Without all of you, this event could not have been such a huge success.

Be sure to join us next week for our annual Spring Fling. Our official "End of The Season Bash" will feature plenty of skiing and riding, a Flying Goose Promotion, BBQ and Live Music from SHARK MARTIN on the bricks, plus a huge Pond Skim. Come join us to celebrate a great season. Looking forward to next weekend!

Don't forget to get your MISSION: AFFORDABLE 2017 - 18 Pass. This All-Ages, NO BLACK OUT DATES Pass is only $249 if purchased by April 2nd. Full price in the fall will be $449, so don't miss out!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Sunday, March 26, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Finishing The Season Off In Style!

After 4 inches of new snow yesterday, our conditions continue to remain top notch as we head into the last few days of the 2016 - 17 season. Make sure to get your MISSION: AFFORDABLE 2017 - 18 Pass. This All-Ages, NO BLACK OUT DATES Pass is only $249 if purchased by April 2nd! Full price in the fall will be $449.

Along with the best Season Pass Deal in New England, we also have two great events to finish the season strong! Check out the first annual BUMP N’ JUMP Event happening Sunday 26th. The Crew has been working hard building a solid mogul field with a few kickers thrown in for some sick aerial style! Thanks to Zimmerman’s, Rossignol, and Henniker Brewing Company for sponsoring this event and throwing in some cool prizes!

March 26th – BUMP N’ JUMP: 11 am to 2 pm!

This two part event is all about the style, fashion and flavor of the 80’s and 90’s. Show us your style as you throw your Twisters, Daffys, Spread Eagles, Iron Crosses, Backscratchers and Helicopters over the table top, and then add some speed to your routine as you make your way through the mogul field. (Spring bumps are the best!)  Entry fee is only $20 and includes the chance to win some cool prizes from Rossignol and Zimmermann’s.

The After-Party on the bricks from 2 pm to 5 pm will feature SUPERNOTHING (a 603 Reggae Band), Henniker Brewing Promo, and a tasty BBQ!

April 1st –SPRING FLING & POND SKIM: 11 am to 2 pm!

Our official “End of The Season Bash” will feature plenty of skiing and riding, a Flying Goose Promotion, BBQ and Live Music from SHARK MARTIN on the bricks, plus a huge Pond Skim.  Come join us to celebrate a great season.


Check out all our great events!

 

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Time for a Great Deal and Some Fun in the Sun!

Today marks the first day of Spring and we couldn't be more excited. Whether we're hanging out on the Brix or making some turns in the sunshine, we love Spring skiing here at Ragged Mountain Resort. Of course, with the warm weather come thoughts of next season, and we've already started making plans! For the second year, our Mission: Affordable season pass pricing is back. Until April 2nd, you can get one for just $249. This all ages pass comes with no black-out dates and includes free skiing and riding for the rest of the 2016/2017 season. It's the best deal in New England! Grab yours before they're gone by going online or by calling guest services at (603) 768-3600.

We're also gearing up for our "Bump n' Jump" Ski Contest on Sunday, March 26. This two part event is all about the style, fashion, and flavor of the 80's and 90's. Show us your style as you throw your Twisters, Daffys, Spread Eagles, Iron Crosses, Backscratchers and Helicopters over the table top, and then add some speed to your routine as you make your way through the mogul field. For more information, head on over to our events page!

We hope you're as excited about the warm weather as we are, and we look forward to having you all up here to #getragged this Spring!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Monday, March 20, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Weekend

From all of us at Ragged Mountain Resort to you, happy Saint Patrick's Day! We couldn't help but kick the celebration off a little early this year by bringing back our Mission: Affordable season passes for a second year. Until April 2nd, you can get one for just $249. This all ages pass comes with no black-out dates and includes free skiing and riding for the rest of the 2016/2017 season. It's the best deal in New England! Grab yours before they're gone by going online or by calling guest services at (603) 768-3600.

This Friday, we'll be kicking the festivities in to high gear. Vermont-based instrumentalist Shrimptunes will be stopping by the Stone Hearth Bar to provide the tunes and the Flying Goose Pub will be there having a promo for their Molly O'Shea's Irish Red Ale. There will be plenty of good times and a handful of promo items to give away!

To keep the fun going, on Saturday we'll be hosting the annual U10/U12/U14 Cote Open. This dual slalom event will be held on Village Green, so swing by and watch these young racers compete against each other. Shrimptunes will be here again on Saturday night to make sure the good times don't stop.

On Sunday, we'll be taking a step back in time with our "Back in the Day" old-school snowboard pipe jam, complete with vintage attire and retro tricks. Riders of all skill levels are welcome and will be judged on creativity, style, and most importantly, how much fun they are having! This event is all about having a good time, so be sure to stop by the bottom of the terrain park to join in. For more details, head on over to our event page.

We've definitely got a fun-filled weekend in store for you guys, and we're looking forward to seeing you out here!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Spring Forward at Ragged Mountain Ragged!

The clocks might have moved forward today, but winter is far from over here at Ragged Mountain. And, with Stella on the way, it looks like we’re going to be able to enjoy a full and fun month of skiing and riding. Here’s what you don’t want to miss…

March 15thMISSION: AFFORDABLE PASS SALE & POWDER DAY!

Ragged Mountain’s Mission: Affordable Season Pass goes on sale. For $249, you get unlimited skiing and riding for the 2017/18 Season, i.e. NO BLACK OUT DATES! This pass is for all ages, and includes the rest of the 2016/17 Season. OH YEAH… and it’s gonna be a powder day!

March 19thBACK IN THE DAY, Pipe Jam: 11 am to 2 pm!

We’re bringing it back! Our signature, hand-shaped, old school inspired, mini pipe snowboard event is sure to impress. With retro attire and tricks encouraged, this spring event is all about good vibes with buds on boards. Age, Gender, and skill set are no factors here... all buzzards welcome! Riders will be judged on creativity, style, amplitude, and the most important critique - how much FUN they are having! 

March 26thBUMP N’ JUMP: 11 am to 2 pm!

This two part event is all about the style, fashion and flavor of the 80’s and 90’s. Show us your style as you throw your Twisters, Daffys, Spread Eagles, Iron Crosses, Backscratchers and Helicopters over the table top, and then add some speed to your routine as you make your way through the mogul field.  After party on the bricks from 2 pm to 5 pm featuring SUPERNOTHING (a 603 Reggae Band)!

April 1stRAGGED MOUNTAIN SPRING FLING & POND SKIM: 11 am to 2 pm!

Our official “End of The Season Bash” featuring plenty of skiing and riding, BBQ and Live Music on the bricks, plus a huge Pond Skim.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Sunday, March 12, 2017

Saturday, March 04, 2017

It's Still Winter at Ragged Mountain

We fired up the guns again to gear up for some great weekend events! To kick it all off, local band Dopamine will be joining us in the Stone Hearth Bar on Saturday.

On Sunday, Sport Thoma will be having their final demo day of the season. If you've been looking for some new skis, this is the perfect time to come out and try some. Sport Thoma offers great prices and carries brands like Blizzard, Fischer, Head, and Rossignol. There will be no shortage of options for you to try. This is the time in the season to buy, so swing by and get while the getting is good!

Also on Sunday, we will be hosting the U10 CNH USSA SkillsQuest, where up-and-coming ski racers come out to see how they stack up. Assessed by a panel of coaches, these athletes will be scored based upon their performance and development toward becoming race all-stars! This is a fun event for all, so be sure to stop by the bottom of Village Green and check it out.

We've still got plenty of fun in store for the remainder of the season, so be sure to visit our events page for updates. As always, looking forward everyone coming up to #getragged with us!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Saturday, March 04, 2017

Friday, March 03, 2017

Snowmaking is BACK!

With cold temperatures going into the final week of New Hampshire vacation week, we've fired up the guns. Come enjoy the new snow this weekend and #getragged with us. Be sure to #thankasnowmaker while you're at it!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Friday, March 03, 2017

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Wind Holds for Six Pack and Spear Mountain Express

Due to high sustained wind and gusts 50 + MPH, both the 6-pack and Spear lifts are on wind-hold. We will re-assess wind conditions every 15 minutes. The Barnyard triple and learning area carpets are unaffected and currently open.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Thursday, March 02, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Looking Forward to NH Winter Break After a Great President's Day Week

Following a few days of freeze / thaw, we had a pretty stellar day! Our groomers worked to make sure that we had some great terrain for skiers and riders of all skill levels.

Early in the day, the Barnyard was host to a number of Bebe Wood lessons and some folks taking lessons, improving on their fundamentals. The Spear Mountain Express opened this morning to a bunch of smiling faces enjoying the sun on Cardigan and Flying Yankee.

After the wind died down, we opened up the Summit Six Pack where both Exhibition and Birches were skiing great for advanced skiers and riders.

Be sure to #thankagroomer the next time you're up here with us to #getragged. A big thank you to our team of groomers!

This week should bring plenty of more fun on the hill for everyone enjoying NH winter break.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Current Status Due to Freeze / Thaw

The past few days have certainly made for some interesting, and fun skiing. The groomers are out right now getting trails back in shape for some fun skiing and riding.

We are currently opening Barnyard and Spear Peaks as usual. The groomers will then make their way across Ragged Peak, and patrol will open those trails in stages. The 6-pack will be on a wind hold this morning and we will reevaluate as the day progresses.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Sunday, February 26, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

President's Day Weekend Recap

This past long weekend was one for the record books! With a two week total of 56" going into the holiday, conditions everywhere were unbelievable. Everyone had a smile on their face, whether they were searching out powder caches in the trees or checking out some of the many new features in our terrain parks. You did not have to look far to find people enjoying everything we had to offer!

On Saturday we hosted our USASA Rail Jam event where talented skiers and riders from around New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island came to test their skills and put on a show. Our terrain park staff worked tirelessly to build a fantastic park, so be sure to #ThankAParkRanger when you see them!

On Sunday, the New Hampshire State U16 Slalom Qualifiers was held over on Showboat, and the turnout could not have been better. There was no shortage of spectators along the side of the trail, and guests riding up the Spear Express did not hesitate to holler out their support for these talented skiers.

Conditions are still expected to be fantastic throughout the vacation week, so be sure to head over and [buy your tickets now]. We will be waiting for you to come up and #GetRagged with us!


Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Monday, February 20, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

The PLAYGROUND is Bigger Than You Think

After having 56 inches of snow fall over the past two weeks, we have 250 acres of terrain open, including some of New Hampshire’s best glades. With two high speed lifts including the state’s only high speed six person chairlift, three terrain parks including one newly reshaped park with 22 new features, and two peaks full of fantastic terrain for all levels of skiers and riders, we might be the best kept secret in New England.

And, with all the great snow we have had lately covering all the great terrain from Rags to Riches, to Sweepstakes, it feels like we’ve won the lottery. Actually, you’re the one who really wins because you get more smiles per dollar – more terrain, smaller lift lines, and high speed lifts covering 100% of the terrain at Ragged Mountain. 

How do you get the most smiles per dollar for President’s Day and Winter Break? Click here right now to get your lift tickets for this weekend and next week because the sooner you buy, the better the price. Plus, with 2 day and 3 day bundles you can save even more. 

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

53 Trails and over 18 inches this week!

Mother Nature has jumped on board this week, helping to make our Mission even better! It’s been snowing like crazy, and ski patrol has been opening more of Ragged Mountain’s finest gladed terrain all week. This week brought 6 inches of new snow on Tuesday and another 13 inches on Thursday. That has brought our trail count up to 53, including the bowl between Ragged and Spear Peaks. Now it looks like there is even more in the immediate forecast. The skiing and riding this weekend is going to be amazing!

The Terrain Park Team has been re-sculpting the lower half of our park all week and have 13 new features ready for some fun this weekend. Make sure to check out the new wall ride.

Between the trees, the beautifully groomed trails, and a bomber new park, there is a lot to get psyched for this week.  

Get your tickets now and come join us and truly learn why we love to #getragged!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday, February 03, 2017

'TGITW' – Thank goodness it’s the weekend!

After a full week of snowmaking, the groomers have taken to the hill to push out Upper Exhibition, Town Meeting, and Birches. All three will be open this weekend, plus we hope to add Lower Exhibition before the weekend’s out. Make sure to BUY TICKETS in advance online to save some cash.

 That’s not all that’s in store for this weekend though…

Saturday, we have a USASA Slope Style Event happening in the park. Practice starts at 8:30 am, the contest will go throughout the day. Make sure to swing by the top of the park to check out the action! After the contest, swing by the Stone Hearth Bar for a pint, some chilly, and some good tunes as we welcome the Chuck N’ John band back!

Sunday, make sure to check out the Sport Thoma Demo happening right at the base area. Check out the latest gear from great brands like Rossignol, Volkl, K2, and many more. This is a great mid-season “Try Before You Buy” opportunity.

We’ll see you this weekend!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Friday, February 03, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

More Terrain Opening & Great Deals to Be Had!

The cold temps are back, and the team is cranking out tons of snow to open more terrain like Upper and Lower Exhibition, Town Meeting, and Birches this weekend. Pair that with Mission: Affordable, and you have a winning combination. Check out these great deals offering maximum affordability:

Mid-Winter Deal #1 – Your Mid-Winter Mission?  Ski for Free!

Go on a Mid-Winter Mission of your own creation because it’s truly affordable.  Right now, our Mid-Winter Mission lodging packages start at just $99* a night per person, including a lift ticket!  That’s like getting the lift ticket for free!   Now is the time to gather your friends or family and book a weekend or mid-week getaway at Ragged Mountain. Whether you’re looking for slopeside lodging in one of our Cardigan Cabins, or you want to stay in the classic New Hampshire Mountain Inn, Ragged Mountain has the Lift/Lodging package that will help you complete your Mid-Winter Mission in style.

*rates based on availability

Mid-Winter Deal #2 – The Valentine’s Day Mission

Your Mission is to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember - A day to remember why you fell in love with snow covered slopes in general and with that special someone in particular.  Here’s how to complete your Valentine’s Day Mission: BOOK NOW and get a wonderful ‘Two for One’ day of skiing or riding at Ragged Mountain. Purchase yours now for February 14th, and make sure to finish the day in the Stone Hearth Bar with a couple of pints and a ‘Lover’s’ pizza (choose from veggie, meat, or cheese)!

 

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Plenty of fun on a warm day!

Even though it feels like spring outside, it’s skiing and riding like the middle of January here at Ragged Mountain!

Whether they were skiing the trees, hitting the new features in the park, or racing the clock, everyone was having fun today. Make sure you get in on it too.

Buy your tickets in advance online at http://bit.ly/2f6xq09 and save. Bundle two day and three day tickets to save even more!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Saturday, January 21, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

New Terrain Thanks to Winter Storm Jupiter

Winter Storm Jupiter swept through New England this past Wednesday leaving us with just over 8 inches of new snow, and conditions have been great! Following the storm, we have been able to open some of our glades like Moose Alley, Devil's Den, and Tree Hugger. In total, we were able to open up another 9 trails, and we're not stopping there. Our snowmakers have been hard at work, blowing snow on Upper and Lower Exhibition.

In addition to opening up some of our glades, our Park Staff has been working hard the past few days to get the terrain parks built for the upcoming weekend. This past week, we opened up a handful of features in both the Wild Side and Wanna Be Wild terrain parks. Be sure to head over and thank our hard working staff for keeping landings clear and making sure take offs are nice and crispy.

Be sure to buy your tickets online in advance and save. Follow this link to buy now! Chuck n John will be joining us in the Stone Hearth Bar for some live music, so grab a snow pizza and a pint of Lord Hobo's Boom Sauce, then come enjoy some great tunes. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Friday, January 20, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

After an Amazing MLK Weekend, Up Next Is SNOW!

This weekend was an all out celebration of good times with friends, family and of course skiing and snowboarding! Thanks to our amazing team of snowmakers and groomers our trails were in tip top shape, even after the rain and warm temps last week.
 
The only thing that could make the conditions any better here would be some snow. Evening forecasts for the area are calling for 7 inches of the good stuff! We'll be sure to update the snow report first thing tomorrow with our totals. 
 
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and all across the country ski areas are offering great programs for first time skiers and snowboarders. This year with our Mission: Affordable we decided to offer a season long Free Learn to Ski & Ride program, The Bebe Wood program! Just this past weekend we had 24 graduates who after taking their 3 Free Lessons, which included lower mountain lift tickets and brand new rental equipment from Rossignol, were able to purchase a season's pass for only $69 good for the remainder of the 16/17 season! Graduates can also take more lessons to keep improving on their skills for only $29 per lesson, and purchase either a new snowboard or ski package for only $299 for adults or $199 for kids, compliments of Ragged Mountain Resort and Rossignol! Learn more about this great program at learntoskifree.com

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

Showboat and Showoff are OPEN!

It's going to be a beautiful weekend and we've got a bunch of great things happening:

  • Both Showboat and Showoff are now open, providing more expert and intermediate terrain off of Spear Peak.
  • The Snowmaking Team has been hard at work refreshing some trails, and we are currently blowing snow on Wild Side, Wild Ride, Upper Ridge, and Village Green. 
  • The Chuck N’ John Band will be playing Saturday for Aprés in the Stone Hearth Bar. Enjoy a pint of Flying Goose Ragged Mountain Red or Henniker Brewing’s The Roast along with a hand tossed pizza as you kick back to this great acoustic duo.
  • If you prefer a quieter atmosphere with a wider variety of cuisine to choose from, check out Birches Mountain Restaurant. We recommend the Maple Glazed Roasted Salmon and the BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders.

Make sure to buy your tickets ahead of time online and save! Bundle two day and three day tickets to save even more.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Saturday, January 14, 2017

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Weekend Update!

Make sure to join us this coming Saturday for another great weekend of skiing and riding. Conditions continue to remain fantastic, even after the rain/ice from the other day.

The Fey Brothers and Telemark Down will be here with tons of telemark gear for demo, including NTN gear. Free the heel, free the mind!

Stonyfield Organic will be handing out free yogurt samples from 11 am to 2 pm. And The Just Because Band will be jammin’ out the tunes from 3 pm to 6 pm in the Stone Hearth Bar. 

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Thursday, January 05, 2017

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Celebrating 2017 at Ragged Mountain

One couldn’t ask for a better day to celebrate the start of the New Year. 2017 has so far brought clear skies and great conditions, and everyone has come out to enjoy it.

Sport Thoma’s Demo Day has folks out trying new skis! Remember that all Season Pass Holders receive 10% off retail pricing at Sport Thoma.

One of our long time locals, Mark Sullivan was out today enjoying the New Year. He was proudly sporting his pine bow. Everyday Mark finds a new one which he tucks under his goggle strap, skis all day long with it, and at night places it in his wood stove as a sacrifice to the snow gods! Mark, we are with you on this one. Keep making your sacrifices and we’ll happily keep skiing fresh snow!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year,

-The Staff at Ragged Mountain Resort.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Sunday, January 01, 2017
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