Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snow Sculpting Competition in Jackson, NH on Jan 28-30, 2011


Expect to see 15 sculpting teams at Black Mountain for the ONLY NH Sanctioned Snow Sculpting & Jackson Invitational Competition this year. The teams will begin sculpting on Friday January 28th many who will continue to sculpt throughout the night into the wee hours of the morning and through all the cold.
Teams work wonders by taking 8' high by 4' round cylinders of snow and making them into perfectly formed art frozen in time for all to enjoy. The winners of the Jackson Invitational event will represent the entire state of New Hampshire in the 2012 Nationals held at Lake Geneva WI where more than 1/4 million people will visit.
Want to get to meet our sculptors and learn more about this event and what it takes to complete one of these impressive pieces of art... then join us at the Shovel Handle Pub on Saturday evening at 6 PM, we would love you to join us (Priced Accordingly).
With the sculpting beginning on Friday the pieces begin to take shape mid morning Saturday and they have to be completed by Sunday at Noon... If you are planning on coming Friday you will want to make some time for a return visit on Sunday to see their finished art.
We encourage all visitors to vote for their favorite "People's Choice" award... votes can not be cast until Sunday morning... you need to see the pieces really take place before you can tell which one you will like the most. This award is the coveted award that each team really - really wants to win and only you can help them take it home! The public is encouraged to join us at the awards ceremony also being held at the Shovel Handle Pub at Whitney's Inn at Jackson located on Route 16B in Jackson just next to Black Mountain Ski Area (Priced Accordingly). Winners of all competitions will be announced at the Awards Ceremony.
If you are interested in sculpting... give the Jackson Chamber of Commerce a call at 603-383-9356... the more teams we have the more exiting the event becomes

Gallagher to perform this weekend in Plymouth, NH



Sat, January 29, 2011
SHOW STARTS 7:30pm
Tickets $35 (splash zone) $30
Hungry? Come dine with us too!

Call 603-536-2551 for tickets, dinner reservations and more info.

Protective Plastic Advisory! Gallagher has taken the concept of food processing to new heights... He showers the audience with humor, pureed fruit salad and other food groups. Gallagher's trademark Sledge-O-Matic has helped vault the comedian to a place of adoration among all his fans who risk going home with melon pulp or lumps of cottage cheese in their hair just to see his act.



More than flying bits of food, Gallagher's show incorporates intelligent social and political commentary as only he can deliver.

Doors Open 6:00 PM
Dinner Served 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Show Starts 7:30 PM

Lift Tickets Deals as of Jan. 26, 2011

I updated additional Ski Specials for the Spring. The specials listed They can be found here.

I have noticed that during the week most skiers are looking for the Lift Ticket deals at the area ski areas. Many of the resort guests have bragged to me that they were here all week and didn't pay full price at all because of the deals they found. Here are some of the tickets deals as of 1/26/11 that I could find. Guests of Pollard Brook also have access to tickets for Cannon and Loon at our front desk. Please note that all of these specials are for non-holiday midweek.






Seniors(age 65+) can ski Bretton Woods MIDWEEK for $25

WEDNESDAY-Two-for-one - Two people ski or ride for $68 on non-holiday Wednesdays; two people can take a 90 minute group lesson for only $35 during non-holiday periods.Two people cross country ski for $17 on non-holiday Wednesdays.

ANYDAY -(added 1/22) Family Interchangeable Tickets - Mom & Dad can each go skiing for the price of one, by purchasing 2 identical lift tickets at the single ticket price; only one ticket can be used at a given time. So, while Dad hangs out with the little ones in the base lodge, Mom can take to the slopes. When she returns, they can switch off.

TUESDAY-(added 1/22) Mother's Day Tuesday Package includes a lift ticket for Mom & all-day Hobbitt Ski or Snowboard program for one child during non-holiday periods for $115. Add a group lesson for Mom for just $10.

THURSDAY-(added 1/22) Senior's Thursday - Package includes a lift ticket & 90 minute group lesson on non-holiday Thursdays for skiers & snowboarders ages 65+ for $45.

-(added 1/22) Learning Center Quad - The quad servicing the beginner's area is complimentary midweek/non-holiday and just $15 on weekends/holidays.-(added 1/22) Military rates - Active duty & retired military personnel with valid Military IDs & dependents save up to $19.






-(added 1/22) Super Sunday - On Super Bowl Sunday (Feb 6), two ski/ride for just $67.

-Two-for-one Tuesday and Thursdays - Two people ski or ride for $67 on non-holiday Tuesday and Thursdays (one person skis or rides for $42).

-NH Resident Wednesdays - New Hampshire residents (with proof of residency) ski or ride for $35 on non-holiday Wednesdays.




-(added 1/24) Temperature Tuesday - Skiers & riders pay as little as $10 but never more than $32 for a Tuesday non-holiday lift ticket for the rest of the season. Here's how it works: every Monday, Waterville Valley will post what local weatherman Tony predicts temps will be at the base of Waterville Valley at 8am on Tuesday. That temperature will be the price of the lift ticket for that day. For the first time in the East, skiers will be hoping for colder temps at their favorite mountain!

-Monday and Friday 2-for-1 - Guests get 2-for-1 lift tickets on non-holiday Mondays and Fridays and get to spin the Wheel of Deals with prizes like a free lift ticket, free lesson, lunch and more.

-St. Patrick's Day - Ski or ride for $17 on March 17.

-April Fool's Day - Ski or ride for $1 on April 1, no joke!









































































Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Activities Schedule January 31 to February 5, 2011

Monday, January 31st, 2011
9:00AM Day Break Update at Pollard Brook (FREE EVENT)
Join our Adventure Concierge for a fun and informational gathering where we will update you on all of our activities, local events and answer any questions you may have! Complimentary donuts and juice!
10:30AM Snowshoe to Loon ($15 snowshoes rental, FREE with your own snowshoes)
Join Steve on a scenic walk over to Loon Mountain. We will walk along the bike path at the bottom of the driveway across 112 and along the river until we get to the bridge at Loon Mountain. This is a 2 mile, flat, easy hike mostly going alongside the Pemi River so be sure to bring your camera!
2:00PM Make your own Propeller Plane ($3 per plane)
Join Steve in the Fun Factory to build your own propeller plane. We have kits that include the body, wings, propeller, and rubber band. All you do is paint them however you’d like, and put them together, and you’ll have a self propelled plane.
3:00PM Build and Paint your own Pirate Ship ($3 per ship)
Come down to the Fun Factory where we will have pirate ship kits for you to paint, and then assemble. These ships are 8 inches long and stand 5 inches high, complete with sails, and rigging!

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
8:00am Water Mix Aerobics @ Pollard Brook Pool ($5 per person)

Professional water aerobics instructor, Stacee Caulder will lead guests in a 1-hour session at the resort. Stacee will lead guests who are 18 years or older in a high energy water exercise she calls Aqua-Mix Aerobics. The class can accommodate the first 10 people who sign up. The class will be held in the indoor pool at Pollard which will be open exclusively for this class. Participants need not be able to swim but must feel comfortable in the water. A fee of $5 per session will be charged and can be charged to the guest’s unit.
10:00AM Hike the Basin ($15 if snowshoes rented, FREE if you have your own snowshoes)
Join Steve on an easy stroll through the Basin. The Basin itself is a small waterfall and rock formation also known as the Old Man on the Mountain’s Foot. From there we will either hike through the “Baby Flume” or up the Basin Cascades Trail. Both of which have very nice waterfalls and scenery.
1:00PM Snowmobile Tour ($100 per sled)
Join us as we head over to Sledventures for a 2+ hour guided snowmobile tour! 2 people can go on one sled, or you can go it alone on your own sled! Beginners and first timers welcome! This is a guided tour up to Bog Pond, or through the Franconia Notch!
3:00PM Fadden's Sugar House and General Store (Free Event) (CARAVAN ONLY)
We will head over to North Woodstock and meet with the Fadden Family and see how they make Maple Syrup. You will be able to observe the process in the modern facility as well as see an example of the way it was done in the good ole days.
5:00PM Wine and Cheese Social (FREE EVENT)
Come down to the Main Lobby and enjoy a delicious cheese platter, as well as a glass or two of wine! Steve and Eric will be there to answer any questions you may have, but this is simply an event for guests to socialize with each other.
8:00PM Movie Night — (FREE EVENT)
Come down to the lobby and enjoy a movie that is PG-13 or lower. We will supply the popcorn.

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
10:00AM Decoupage Plates ($3 per plate)
Come down to the Fun Factory, and be sure to bring your vacation photos, to make a commemorative plate! You will decoupage your pictures on to the back of a glass plate, so that your vacation at InnSeasons will never be forgotten.
12:00PM Ice Skating @ PSU Ice Arena ($8 per person, includes skate rental)
Join Steve on a trip down to Plymouth to ice skate at PSU’s brand new ice arena! Price includes admission to the arena, as well as a skate rental, and this rink is only 2 months old, so the rentals are fairly new!

3:00PM Caramel Apples ($1 per apple)
Join Steve in the Fun Factory to create your own caramel apple!! We will provide everything you need, including apples, caramel, and toppings! So come on down to make a delicious fall treat.
3:30PM Make your own Valentines (FREE EVENT)
Join Steve in the Fun Factory to make your own valentines! We will supply everything you need, paper, stickers, glue, glitter, etc. to create your own personalized valentines. Only a few weeks away!!
7:00PM Half Moon Jewelry Design ($12 per bracelet) (or $15-$17 per ankle bracelet)
Come down to the Fun Factory to make your own jewelry with Half Moon Jewelry Design owner Joyce Schwartz. She will provide the kits and guide you through the process of making your own jewelry! Event willrun from 7-8pm and is a great craft for all ages!

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
9:30AM Covered Bridge Tour ($10 per person)
Join us as we head west of Lincoln to see a few covered bridges. First we will stop at the Swiftwater Covered Bridge, which is a smaller bridge with a beautiful waterfall underneath it. After that we will head to the Haverhill-Bath Covered Bridge, which is 1 of 2 completely original bridges left in the country. Finally we will stop at the Bath Covered Bridge, which is the longest covered bridge entirely in the state of NH. Also at the Bath Covered Bridge is the Brick Store, America’s Oldest General Store!
1:00PM Snowmobile Tour ($100 per sled)
Join us as we head over to Sledventures for a 2+ hour guided snowmobile tour! 2 people can go on one sled, or you can go it alone on your own sled! Beginners and first timers welcome! This is a guided tour up to Bog Pond, or through the Franconia Notch!
6:30PM Half Moon Jewelry Level 2 Workshop ($12-15 per earring set) (Ages 13+ only!!)
Join Joyce Schwartz in the Fun Factory to make your own earrings! This class is for those who have prior jewelry/bead experience. She will have the earring kits and beads for you, and will help guide you on the process of creating your own earrings!

Friday, February 4th, 2011
10:00AM Build and Paint your own Birdhouse ($3 per birdhouse)
Come down to the Fun Factory to build your very own birdhouse. Everyone will get a kit to build the birdhouse themselves, and Steve will be there to guide you along in the process. Once they are built you will have an opportunity to paint it any way you’d like.
11:00AM Toddler Paint Hour (FREE EVENT)
Bring the kids to the fun factory for a chance for them to meet other children and finger paint or paint a picture to bring home! This event is geared for children ages 1-6, older children are welcome to join in the fun!
12:30PM Snowshoe the Flume ($15 snowshoe rental FREE with your own snowshoes)
Join Steve as he heads over to the famous Flume Gorge. This is a 2 mile round-trip hike through one of the most beautiful areas mother nature has created in the White Mountains. We will see the gorge itself, which is 800 ft long and 90 ft tall, you will see about 4 different waterfalls, 2 covered bridges, an area called “the pool”, and of course, amazing scenery. Be sure to bring a camera!
8:00PM Movie Night — (FREE EVENT)
Come down to the lobby and enjoy a movie that is PG-13 or lower. We will supply the popcorn.

Saturday, February 5th, 2011
10:00AM Sledding @ Kanc Recreation Center (FREE EVENT)
Join the Activities team as we head over to the local recreation center for a few hours of sledding! Transportation and sleds will be provided!
1:00PM Wii Games (FREE)
Come down to the Fun Factory at Pollard Brook where you will join Steve to play some Nintendo Wii! This is a great chance for anyone, any age to show off their Wii skills! Limit to 8 people due to time.
2:30PM Sand Art ($2-$6 depends on the size of bottle)
Join the Recreational staff in the Fun Factory were you will be making sand art!
7:00PM Half Moon Jewelry Design ($11-$16 per necklace depending on size) (Earring sets also available $5-$14)
Come down to the Fun Factory to make your own jewelry with Half Moon Jewelry Design owner Joyce Schwartz. She will provide the kits and guide you through the process of making your own jewelry! Event will run from 7-8pm and is a great craft for all ages!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chutters opens Store in Lincoln, NH


You probably know of Chutters up in Littleton, NH, home of the world's longest candy counter at 112 feet long. They recently opened a smaller version of their store on Main Street in Lincoln, NH. The store is located at 165 Main St which is the Plaza that is home to Elvios Pizza, NH State Liquor Store and Subway.

The Lincoln location boasts a candy counter that is 42 feet long and offers a smaller version of the Big Sister store in Littleton. We are excited to have them here in Lincoln, NH. Watch for coupons and special offers to the Lincoln, NH Chutters in my weekly emails. You can visit their website here.


A trip to Chutters is sure to satisfy all your sweet tooth needs. It is like walking into a real life version of Candyland.


Here is a picture of their Littleton, NH Store.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Activities Schedule January 24-29, 2011

Monday, January 24th, 2011
9:00AM Day Break Update at Pollard Brook (FREE EVENT)
Join our Adventure Concierge for a fun and informational gathering where we will update you on all of our activities, local events and answer any questions you may have! Complimentary donuts and juice!
10:30AM Snowshoe to Loon ($15 snowshoes rental, FREE with your own snowshoes)
Join Steve on a scenic walk over to Loon Mountain. We will walk along the bike path at the bottom of the driveway across 112 and along the river until we get to the bridge at Loon Mountain. This is a 2 mile, flat, easy hike mostly going alongside the Pemi River so be sure to bring your camera!
1:00PM Decoupage Plates ($3 per plate)
Come down to the Fun Factory, and be sure to bring your vacation photos, to make a commemorative plate! You will decoupage your pictures on to the back of a glass plate, so that your vacation at InnSeasons will never be forgotten.
2:00PM Make your own Propeller Plane ($3 per plane)
Join Steve in the Fun Factory to build your own propeller plane. We have kits that include the body, wings, propeller, and rubber band. All you do is paint them however you’d like, and put them together, and you’ll have a self propelled plane.
3:00PM Build and Paint your own Pirate Ship ($3 per ship)
Come down to the Fun Factory where we will have pirate ship kits for you to paint, and then assemble. These ships are 8 inches long and stand 5 inches high, complete with sails, and rigging!

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
8:00am Water Mix Aerobics @ Pollard Brook Pool ($5 per person)
Professional water aerobics instructor, Stacee Caulder will lead guests in a 1-hour session at the resort. Stacee will lead guests who are 18 years or older in a high energy water exercise she calls Aqua-Mix Aerobics. The class can accommodate the first 10 people who sign up. The class will be held in the indoor pool at Pollard which will be open exclusively for this class. Participants need not be able to swim but must feel comfortable in the water. A fee of $5 per session will be charged and can be charged to the guest’s unit.
10:00AM Hike the Basin ($15 if snowshoes rented, FREE if you have your own snowshoes)
Join Steve on an easy stroll through the Basin. The Basin itself is a small waterfall and rock formation also known as the Old Man on the Mountain’s Foot. From there we will either hike through the “Baby Flume” or up the Basin Cascades Trail. Both of which have very nice waterfalls and scenery.
1:00PM Snowmobile Tour ($100 per sled)
Join us as we head over to Sledventures for a 2+ hour guided snowmobile tour! 2 people can go on one sled, or you can go it alone on your own sled! Beginners and first timers welcome! This is a guided tour up to Bog Pond, or through the Franconia Notch!
3:00PM Fadden's Sugar House and General Store (Free Event)
We will head over to North Woodstock and meet with the Fadden Family and see how they make Maple Syrup. You will be able to observe the process in the modern facility as well as see an example of the way it was done in the good ole days.
5:00PM Wine and Cheese Social (FREE EVENT)
Come down to the Main Lobby and enjoy a delicious cheese platter, as well as a glass or two of wine! Steve and Eric will be there to answer any questions you may have, but this is simply an event for guests to socialize with each other.
8:00PM Movie Night — (FREE EVENT)
Come down to the lobby and enjoy a movie that is PG-13 or lower. We will supply the popcorn.

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
10:00AM Wii Games (FREE)
Come down to the Fun Factory at Pollard Brook where you will join Steve to play some Nintendo Wii! This is a great chance for anyone, any age to show off their Wii skills! Limit to 8 people due to time.
12:00PM Ice Skating @ PSU Ice Arena ($8 per person, includes skate rental)
Join Steve on a trip down to Plymouth to ice skate at PSU’s brand new ice arena! Price includes admission to the arena, as well as a skate rental, and this rink is only 2 months old, so the rentals are fairly new!

3:00PM Caramel Apples ($1 per apple)
Join Steve in the Fun Factory to create your own caramel apple!! We will provide everything you need, including apples, caramel, and toppings! So come on down to make a delicious fall treat.
3:30PM Make your own Valentines (FREE EVENT)
Join Steve in the Fun Factory to make your own valentines! We will supply everything you need, paper, stickers, glue, glitter, etc. to create your own personalized valentines. Only a few weeks away!!
7:00PM Half Moon Jewelry Design ($12 per bracelet) (or $15-$17 per ankle bracelet)
Come down to the Fun Factory to make your own jewelry with Half Moon Jewelry Design owner Joyce Schwartz. She will provide the kits and guide you through the process of making your own jewelry! Event willrun from 7-8pm and is a great craft for all ages!

Thursday, January 27th, 2011
9:30AM Covered Bridge Tour ($10 per person)
Join us as we head west of Lincoln to see a few covered bridges. First we will stop at the Swiftwater Covered Bridge, which is a smaller bridge with a beautiful waterfall underneath it. After that we will head to the Haverhill-Bath Covered Bridge, which is 1 of 2 completely original bridges left in the country. Finally we will stop at the Bath Covered Bridge, which is the longest covered bridge entirely in the state of NH. Also at the Bath Covered Bridge is the Brick Store, America’s Oldest General Store!
1:00PM Snowmobile Tour ($100 per sled)
Join us as we head over to Sledventures for a 2+ hour guided snowmobile tour! 2 people can go on one sled, or you can go it alone on your own sled! Beginners and first timers welcome! This is a guided tour up to Bog Pond, or through the Franconia Notch!
6:30PM Half Moon Jewelry Level 2 Workshop ($12-15 per earring set) (Ages 13+ only!!)
Join Joyce Schwartz in the Fun Factory to make your own earrings! This class is for those who have prior jewelry/bead experience. She will have the earring kits and beads for you, and will help guide you on the process of creating your own earrings!

Friday, January 28th, 2011
10:00AM Build and Paint your own Birdhouse ($3 per birdhouse)
Come down to the Fun Factory to build your very own birdhouse. Everyone will get a kit to build the birdhouse themselves, and Steve will be there to guide you along in the process. Once they are built you will have an opportunity to paint it any way you’d like.
11:00AM Toddler Paint Hour (FREE EVENT)
Bring the kids to the fun factory for a chance for them to meet other children and finger paint or paint a picture to bring home! This event is geared for children ages 1-6, older children are welcome to join in the fun!
12:30PM Snowshoe the Flume ($15 snowshoe rental FREE with your own snowshoes)
Join Steve as he heads over to the famous Flume Gorge. This is a 2 mile round-trip hike through one of the most beautiful areas mother nature has created in the White Mountains. We will see the gorge itself, which is 800 ft long and 90 ft tall, you will see about 4 different waterfalls, 2 covered bridges, an area called “the pool”, and of course, amazing scenery. Be sure to bring a camera!
8:00PM Movie Night — (FREE EVENT)
Come down to the lobby and enjoy a movie that is PG-13 or lower. We will supply the popcorn.

Saturday, January 29th, 2011
10:00AM Sledding @ Kanc Recreation Center (FREE EVENT)
Join the Activities team as we head over to the local recreation center for a few hours of sledding! Transportation and sleds will be provided!
1:00PM Wii Games (FREE)
Come down to the Fun Factory at Pollard Brook where you will join Steve to play some Nintendo Wii! This is a great chance for anyone, any age to show off their Wii skills! Limit to 8 people due to time.
2:30PM Sand Art ($2-$6 depends on the size of bottle)
Join the Recreational staff in the Fun Factory were you will be making sand art!
7:00PM Half Moon Jewelry Design ($11-$16 per necklace depending on size) (Earring sets also available $5-$14)
Come down to the Fun Factory to make your own jewelry with Half Moon Jewelry Design owner Joyce Schwartz. She will provide the kits and guide you through the process of making your own jewelry! Event will run from 7-8pm and is a great craft for all ages!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Activities Schedule for January 17 to 22, 2011

Monday, January 17th, 2011

9:00AM Day Break Update at Pollard Brook (FREE EVENT)
Join our Adventure Concierge for a fun and informational gathering where we will update you on all of our activities, local events and answer any questions you may have! Complimentary donuts and juice!
10:30AM Snowshoe to Loon ($15 snowshoes rental, FREE with your own snowshoes)
Join Steve on a scenic walk over to Loon Mountain. We will walk along the bike path at the bottom of the driveway across 112 and along the river until we get to the bridge at Loon Mountain. This is a 2 mile, flat, easy hike mostly going alongside the Pemi River so be sure to bring your camera!
1:00PM Decoupage Plates ($3 per plate)
Come down to the Fun Factory, and be sure to bring your vacation photos, to make a commemorative plate! You will decoupage your pictures on to the back of a glass plate, so that your vacation at InnSeasons will never be forgotten.
2:00PM Make your own Propeller Plane ($3 per plane)
Join Steve in the Fun Factory to build your own propeller plane. We have kits that include the body, wings, propeller, and rubber band. All you do is paint them however you’d like, and put them together, and you’ll have a self propelled plane.
3:00PM Reindeer Cookies ($2 for 4 cookies)
Join Steve in the Fun Factory to make a fun holiday treat. We will take Nutter Butter cookies, pretzels, M&Ms, and frosting to make a delicious treat that will look like a reindeer when finished!

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
8:00am Water Mix Aerobics @ Pollard Brook Pool ($5 per person)
Professional water aerobics instructor, Stacee Caulder will lead guests in a 1-hour session at the resort. Stacee will lead guests who are 18 years or older in a high energy water exercise she calls Aqua-Mix Aerobics. The class can accommodate the first 10 people who sign up. The class will be held in the indoor pool at Pollard which will be open exclusively for this class. Participants need not be able to swim but must feel comfortable in the water. A fee of $5 per session will be charged and can be charged to the guest’s unit.
10:00AM Hike the Basin ($15 if snowshoes rented, FREE if you have your own snowshoes)
Join Steve on an easy stroll through the Basin. The Basin itself is a small waterfall and rock formation also known as the Old Man on the Mountain’s Foot. From there we will either hike through the “Baby Flume” or up the Basin Cascades Trail. Both of which have very nice waterfalls and scenery.
1:00PM Snowmobile Tour ($100 per sled)
Join us as we head over to Sledventures for a 2+ hour guided snowmobile tour! 2 people can go on one sled, or you can go it alone on your own sled! Beginners and first timers welcome! This is a guided tour up to Bog Pond, or through the Franconia Notch!
3:00PM Fadden's Sugar House and General Store (Free Event) (CARAVAN ONLY)
We will head over to North Woodstock and meet with the Fadden Family and see how they make Maple Syrup. You will be able to observe the process in the modern facility as well as see an example of the way it was done in the good ole days.
5:00PM Wine and Cheese Social (FREE EVENT)
Come down to the Main Lobby and enjoy a delicious cheese platter, as well as a glass or two of wine! Steve and Eric will be there to answer any questions you may have, but this is simply an event for guests to socialize with each other.
8:00PM Movie Night — (FREE EVENT)
Come down to the lobby and enjoy a movie that is PG-13 or lower. We will supply the popcorn.

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
10:00AM Wii Games (FREE)
Come down to the Fun Factory at Pollard Brook where you will join Steve to play some Nintendo Wii! This is a great chance for anyone, any age to show off their Wii skills! Limit to 8 people due to time.
12:00PM Ice Skating @ PSU Ice Arena ($8 per person, includes skate rental)
Join Steve on a trip down to Plymouth to ice skate at PSU’s brand new ice arena! Price includes admission to the arena, as well as a skate rental, and this rink is only 2 months old, so the rentals are fairly new!


3:00PM Caramel Apples ($1 per apple)
Join Steve in the Fun Factory to create your own caramel apple!! We will provide everything you need, including apples, caramel, and toppings! So come on down to make a delicious fall treat.
3:30PM Make your own Valentines (FREE EVENT)
Join Steve in the Fun Factory to make your own valentines! We will supply everything you need, paper, stickers, glue, glitter, etc. to create your own personalized valentines. Only a few weeks away!!
7:00PM Half Moon Jewelry Design ($12 per bracelet) (or $15-$17 per ankle bracelet)
Come down to the Fun Factory to make your own jewelry with Half Moon Jewelry Design owner Joyce Schwartz. She will provide the kits and guide you through the process of making your own jewelry! Event willrun from 7-8pm and is a great craft for all ages!

Thursday, January 20th, 2011
9:30AM Covered Bridge Tour ($10 per person)

Join us as we head west of Lincoln to see a few covered bridges. First we will stop at the Swiftwater Covered Bridge, which is a smaller bridge with a beautiful waterfall underneath it. After that we will head to the Haverhill-Bath Covered Bridge, which is 1 of 2 completely original bridges left in the country. Finally we will stop at the Bath Covered Bridge, which is the longest covered bridge entirely in the state of NH. Also at the Bath Covered Bridge is the Brick Store, America’s Oldest General Store!
1:00PM Snowmobile Tour ($100 per sled)
Join us as we head over to Sledventures for a 2+ hour guided snowmobile tour! 2 people can go on one sled, or you can go it alone on your own sled! Beginners and first timers welcome! This is a guided tour up to Bog Pond, or through the Franconia Notch!
6:30PM Half Moon Jewelry Level 2 Workshop ($12-15 per earring set) (Ages 13+ only!!)
Join Joyce Schwartz in the Fun Factory to make your own earrings! This class is for those who have prior jewelry/bead experience. She will have the earring kits and beads for you, and will help guide you on the process of creating your own earrings!

Friday, January 21st, 2011

10:00AM Build and Paint your own Birdhouse ($3 per birdhouse)
Come down to the Fun Factory to build your very own birdhouse. Everyone will get a kit to build the birdhouse themselves, and Steve will be there to guide you along in the process. Once they are built you will have an opportunity to paint it any way you’d like.
11:00AM Toddler Paint Hour (FREE EVENT)
Bring the kids to the fun factory for a chance for them to meet other children and finger paint or paint a picture to bring home! This event is geared for children ages 1-6, older children are welcome to join in the fun!
12:30PM Snowshoe the Flume ($15 snowshoe rental FREE with your own snowshoes)
Join Steve as he heads over to the famous Flume Gorge. This is a 2 mile round-trip hike through one of the most beautiful areas mother nature has created in the White Mountains. We will see the gorge itself, which is 800 ft long and 90 ft tall, you will see about 4 different waterfalls, 2 covered bridges, an area called “the pool”, and of course, amazing scenery. Be sure to bring a camera!
8:00PM Movie Night — (FREE EVENT)
Come down to the lobby and enjoy a movie that is PG-13 or lower. We will supply the popcorn.

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
10:00AM Sledding @ Kanc Recreation Center (FREE EVENT)
Join the Activities team as we head over to the local recreation center for a few hours of sledding! Transportation and sleds will be provided!
1:00PM Wii Games (FREE)
Come down to the Fun Factory at Pollard Brook where you will join Steve to play some Nintendo Wii! This is a great chance for anyone, any age to show off their Wii skills! Limit to 8 people due to time.
2:30PM Sand Art ($2-$6 depends on the size of bottle)
Join the Recreational staff in the Fun Factory were you will be making sand art!
7:00PM Half Moon Jewelry Design ($11-$16 per necklace depending on size) (Earring sets also available $5-$14)
Come down to the Fun Factory to make your own jewelry with Half Moon Jewelry Design owner Joyce Schwartz. She will provide the kits and guide you through the process of making your own jewelry! Event will run from 7-8pm and is a great craft for all ages!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

FIRST-EVER N.H.-VERMONT RECIPROCAL SNOWMOBILE WEEKEND JANUARY 21-23, 2011

Snowmobile enthusiasts will have a chance to explore some new territory the weekend of January 21-23, 2011 (Friday through Sunday), during the first-ever annual New Hampshire-Vermont reciprocal snowmobile weekend.



Following are the ground rules for the weekend:All snowmobiles legally registered in Vermont will be able to operate on New Hampshire trails during the three-day open weekend. All other New Hampshire laws and rules regarding the operation of snowmobiles must be adhered to, such as speed limits, youth operation standards, etc.



All snowmobiles legally registered in New Hampshire will be able to operate in Vermont during the reciprocal weekend. All other Vermont snowmobile laws and rules must be complied with, including mandatory liability insurance and youth requirements, etc.



A new law passed in 2010 created the reciprocal weekend, which will occur annually on the fourth weekend in January, to include the preceding Friday.



For information on snowmobiling rules in Vermont, visit http://www.vtvast.org/VAST/VT-Snowmobiling/Vermont-Laws.html.



For information on snowmobiling in New Hampshire, visit:

* N.H. Fish and Game Department at https://exchange.innseason.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.ride.nh.gov

* N.H. Snowmobile Association at https://exchange.innseason.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.nhsa.com/

* N.H. Bureau of Trails at https://exchange.innseason.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/bureau-of-trails

Loon's Independece Weekend 2011

Independence Weekend Celebration

Saturday, January 15, 2011 - Sunday, January 16, 2011
This annual event celebrates Loon’s snowmakers, and its rich winter traditions.
Here is the list of the weekend's events!

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Uncle Sam on Stilts (throughout the resort all day)

Mo the Balloon Baffoon @ Gov's...... 3-6pm

Radio Disney in Governor’s Lodge... 4-7pm

Bud Light Apres Party……………... 2:30pm (at Babe’s & Bunyan Room)

Snowcat Rides……………………… 4:30-6:45pm line up at Kanc Quad
Torchlight Parade ………………….. 7pm followed by FIREWORKS

Join Loon and Bud Light in the Bunyan Room for a raging good time with the Rustic Overtones. There is no cover for this show and you must be 21 years of age or older. Show to start at 8:30pm.


Sunday, January 16th, 2011
Mo the Balloon Baffoon ....................... 1-4pm
Bud Light Apr├ęs Party........................... 2:30pm (at Babe’s & Bunyan Room)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sledding in Lincoln



Now that we have a nice fresh layer of snow I can write about something that brings the kid out in all of us. That of course being sledding.
Here in Lincoln, NH we are fortunate to have an amazing recreation facility in where we have a warming hut and a groomed sledding hill.
The Kanc Rec Center is located on the entrance road to Forest Ridge behind the Common Man Restaurant. We do have a few trips every week to the sledding hill. We also have a limited number of sleds for guests to borrow. Just stop by my desk or the front desk and we loan them to you.





Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Activities Schedule January 10-15, 2011

Monday, January 10th, 2011

9:00AM Day Break Update at Pollard Brook (FREE EVENT)
Join our Adventure Concierge for a fun and informational gathering where we will update you on all of our activities, local events and answer any questions you may have! Complimentary donuts and juice!
10:30AM Snowshoe to Loon ($15 snowshoes rental, FREE with your own snowshoes)
Join Steve on a scenic walk over to Loon Mountain. We will walk along the bike path at the bottom of the driveway across 112 and along the river until we get to the bridge at Loon Mountain. This is a 2 mile, flat, easy hike mostly going alongside the Pemi River so be sure to bring your camera!
1:00PM Decoupage Plates ($3 per plate)
Come down to the Fun Factory, and be sure to bring your vacation photos, to make a commemorative plate! You will decoupage your pictures on to the back of a glass plate, so that your vacation at InnSeasons will never be forgotten.
2:00PM Make your own Propeller Plane ($3 per plane)
Join Steve in the Fun Factory to build your own propeller plane. We have kits that include the body, wings, propeller, and rubber band. All you do is paint them however you’d like, and put them together, and you’ll have a self propelled plane.
3:00PM Reindeer Cookies ($2 for 4 cookies)
Join Steve in the Fun Factory to make a fun holiday treat. We will take Nutter Butter cookies, pretzels, M&Ms, and frosting to make a delicious treat that will look like a reindeer when finished!
6:00PM Bingo ($1 per card)
Come down to the Fun Factory for a fun game of Bingo!! Prizes are all cash, and will depend on how many cards are purchased by guests...so the more guests and cards you play, the bigger the prizes!!!

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
8:00am Water Mix Aerobics @ Pollard Brook Pool ($5 per person)
Professional water aerobics instructor, Stacee Caulder will lead guests in a 1-hour session at the resort. Stacee will lead guests who are 18 years or older in a high energy water exercise she calls Aqua-Mix Aerobics. The class can accommodate the first 10 people who sign up. The class will be held in the indoor pool at Pollard which will be open exclusively for this class. Participants need not be able to swim but must feel comfortable in the water. A fee of $5 per session will be charged and can be charged to the guest’s unit.
10:00AM Hike the Basin ($15 if snowshoes rented, FREE if you have your own snowshoes)
Join Steve on an easy stroll through the Basin. The Basin itself is a small waterfall and rock formation also known as the Old Man on the Mountain’s Foot. From there we will either hike through the “Baby Flume” or up the Basin Cascades Trail. Both of which have very nice waterfalls and scenery.
1:00PM Snowmobile Tour ($100 per sled)
Join us as we head over to Sledventures for a 2+ hour guided snowmobile tour! 2 people can go on one sled, or you can go it alone on your own sled! Beginners and first timers welcome! This is a guided tour up to Bog Pond, or through the Franconia Notch!
3:00PM Fadden's Sugar House and General Store (Free Event) (CARAVAN ONLY)
We will head over to North Woodstock and meet with the Fadden Family and see how they make Maple Syrup. You will be able to observe the process in the modern facility as well as see an example of the way it was done in the good ole days.
5:00PM Wine and Cheese Social (FREE EVENT)
Come down to the Main Lobby and enjoy a delicious cheese platter, as well as a glass or two of wine! Steve and Eric will be there to answer any questions you may have, but this is simply an event for guests to socialize with each other.
8:00PM Movie Night — (FREE EVENT)
Come down to the lobby and enjoy a movie that is PG-13 or lower. We will supply the popcorn.

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
10:00AM Wii Games (FREE)
Come down to the Fun Factory at Pollard Brook where you will join Steve to play some Nintendo Wii! This is a great chance for anyone, any age to show off their Wii skills! Limit to 8 people due to time.
12:00PM Ice Skating @ PSU Ice Arena ($8 per person, includes skate rental)
Join Steve on a trip down to Plymouth to ice skate at PSU’s brand new ice arena! Price includes admission to the arena, as well as a skate rental, and this rink is only 2 months old, so the rentals are fairly new!
3:00PM Caramel Apples ($1 per apple)
Join Steve in the Fun Factory to create your own caramel apple!! We will provide everything you need, including apples, caramel, and toppings! So come on down to make a delicious fall treat.
3:30PM Build and Paint your own Pirate Ship ($3 per ship)
Come down to the Fun Factory where we will have pirate ship kits for you to paint, and then assemble. These ships are 8 inches long and stand 5 inches high, complete with sails, and rigging!
7:00PM Half Moon Jewelry Design ($12 per bracelet) (or $15-$17 per ankle bracelet)
Come down to the Fun Factory to make your own jewelry with Half Moon Jewelry Design owner Joyce Schwartz. She will provide the kits and guide you through the process of making your own jewelry! Event willrun from 7-8pm and is a great craft for all ages!

Thursday, January 13th, 2011
3:00PM Snowmobile Tour ($100 per sled)
Join us as we head over to Sled Ventures for a 2+ hour guided snowmobile tour! 2 people can go on one sled, or you can go it alone on your own sled! Beginners and first timers welcome! This is a guided tour up to Bog Pond, or through the Franconia Notch!
6:30PM Half Moon Jewelry Level 2 Workshop ($12-15 per earring set) (Ages 13+ only!!)
Join Joyce Schwartz in the Fun Factory to make your own earrings! This class is for those who have prior jewelry/bead experience. She will have the earring kits and beads for you, and will help guide you on the process of creating your own earrings!

Friday, January 14th, 2011
10:00AM Build and Paint your own Birdhouse ($3 per birdhouse)
Come down to the Fun Factory to build your very own birdhouse. Everyone will get a kit to build the bird house themselves, and Steve will be there to guide you along in the process. Once they are built you will have an opportunity to paint it any way you’d like.
11:00AM Toddler Paint Hour (FREE EVENT)
Bring the kids to the fun factory for a chance for them to meet other children and finger paint or paint a picture to bring home! This event is geared for children ages 1-6, older children are welcome to join in the fun!
12:30PM Snowshoe the Flume ($15 snowshoe rental FREE with your own snowshoes)
Join Steve as he heads over to the famous Flume Gorge. This is a 2 mile round-trip hike through one of the most beautiful areas mother nature has created in the White Mountains. We will see the gorge itself, which is 800 ft long and 90 ft tall, you will see about 4 different waterfalls, 2 covered bridges, an area called “the pool”, and of course, amazing scenery. Be sure to bring a camera!
8:00PM Movie Night — (FREE EVENT)
Come down to the lobby and enjoy a movie that is PG-13 or lower. We will supply the popcorn.

Saturday, January 15th, 2011
10:00AM Sledding @ Kanc Recreation Center (FREE EVENT)
Join the Activities team as we head over to the local recreation center for a few hours of sledding! Transportation and sleds will be provided!
1:00PM Wii Games (FREE)
Come down to the Fun Factory at Pollard Brook where you will join Steve to play some Nintendo Wii! This is a great chance for anyone, any age to show off their Wii skills! Limit to 8 people due to time.
2:00PM Gifts in a Jar ($5 per jar)
Join Steve in the Fun Factory to create a gift in a jar. We have ingredients for brownies, dog biscuits, or a soup mix. You stack the ingredients in the jar, put a decorative cover on top and you have a simple fun gift for someone else, or a nice treat for yourself!!
3:00PM Sand Art ($2-$6 depends on the size of bottle)
Join the Recreational staff in the Fun Factory were you will be making sand art!

7:00PM Half Moon Jewelry Design ($12 per bracelet) (or $15-$17 per ankle bracelet)
Come down to the Fun Factory to make your own jewelry with Half Moon Jewelry Design owner Joyce Schwartz. She will provide the kits and guide you through the process of making your own jewelry! Event will run from 7-8pm and is a great craft for all ages!

Ski Ticket Deals

Everyone likes a deal. Here are some of the Lift Ticket Deals at the area mountains:


Cannon Mountain:

-Two-for-one Tuesday and Thursdays - Two people ski or ride for $67 on non-holiday Tuesday and Thursdays (one person skis or rides for $42).

-NH Resident Wednesdays - New Hampshire residents (with proof of residency) ski or ride for $35 on non-holiday Wednesdays.

-10 Pack - Purchase 10 any day adult lift tickets that are fully transferrable for $569.




Waterville Valley


Pay the Patriots Opponent's Score- Every Tuesday lift tickets are the price of the Patriots opponent's score the prior weekend (valid during weeks they play, but not valid December 28). Ex: If the Patriots win 28-7, you pay $7 for your lift ticket the following Tuesday.

-Monday and Friday 2-for-1 - Beginning January 3, 2011 guests get 2-for-1 lift tickets on non-holiday Mondays and Fridays and get to spin the Wheel of Deals with prizes like a free lift ticket, free lesson, lunch and more.

-St. Patrick's Day - Ski or ride for $17 on March 17.

-April Fool's Day - Ski or ride for $1 on April 1, no joke!


Bretton Woods Ski Area
-Two-for-one - Two people ski or ride for $68 on non-holiday Wednesdays. Two people Nordic ski for $17 on non-holiday Wednesdays.
For more Lift Ticket Deals you can click here.