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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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