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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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