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Happy Valentine's Day & Feb. vacation weeks from MWVCC          February, 2016                                                                                   
February means chairlifts, chili and chocolate!

While others south of us received a visit from Mother Nature, she's been busy up North too. We've had up to 50-inches of natural snowfall at Mt Washington Valley's ski resorts this winter.  All of our ski resorts and XC Centers have vastly expanded terrain,and expect to be fully open for skiing, riding and gliding during February. Visit SkiMWV.com, your one-stop location for checking snow conditions at each of the 13 ski resorts and XC Centers in Mt Washington Valley.
 
We all know that North Conway is a great ski town, now let USA Today tell the world.  Please vote for North Conway in the USA Today/10 Best Reader poll for the best ski townCLICK HERE 
to vote daily through February 8th.     

And Jackson Ski Touring Foundation has been named among the top ten XC Centers in the same USA Today/10 Best Reader Poll. To insure that Jackson XC is on the Top Ten list, be sure to vote daily through February 8th by CLICKING HERE.
February Family Fun
Take great snow and add some fabulous February events, and Mt Washington Valley becomes the best choice for February family vacations.

Take a step pack to a time when being unplugged was cool.
The Remick Museum Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival will celebrate winter with fun outdoor activities on Feb. 6, 11:00am-3:00pm.Try harvesting ice on the farm pond, and enjoy wagon-pulled sleigh rides, live music, winter games and crafts, demonstrations and exhibits. $10/person, ages 11 & above; $5/child ages 5-10; 4 & under, FREE. Info: 603-323-7591.

What kid doesn't love cupcakes? 
On Feb 13th, bring the whole family to the
 6th annual Cupcake Battle from 1:00-3:30 pm at the North Conway Community Center. Taste a variety of inspired cupcake flavors and vote for your favorites. Limited tickets. Call to reserve: Lisa at 374-6241 or Chrissy at 733-7666.

When the kids still want to keep going after the lifts close head to 
Cranapalooza at Cranmore. Dance with C-More, and take in outdoor games, tubing races, giveaways, s'mores and sometimes fireworks each Saturday after the lifts close at Cranmore Mountain Resort.

Put the snowman-making skills to a test at the Settlers Green Snowman Making ContestBust out your finest backyard snowman making skills and compete in a series of categories at Settlers Green on Saturday, February 20. Cash and Settlers Green prize packs for best entries.
From 6:00-8:00pm on Saturdays, race under the stars in a dual recreation race. Free with lift ticket. Info:
Pure Zaniness & Fun at Wildcat: February Vacation Week means time for the Annual Kitty Litter Cardboard Box Race on February 16th and the Nine Lives Lunch Tray Luge on February 17th at Wildcat MountainBoth events are free with lift ticket and photo-fun too.
February Deals and Offers
Friday Night Lights at Settlers Green: Shop Settlers Green on Friday evenings throughout February and get exclusive offers. and a voucher for a free hot drink at Brandli's Pizza Grille or White Mountain Cupcakery.  Then make your way up to North Conway Village to find fabulous unique gifts, accessories, apparel and more.

Parlor Skis Demo Day at Attitash & Wildcat, February 6 & 7: Demo the latest offerings from Parlor Skis crafted in Boston for free on Feb 6 at Attitash and Feb 7 at Wildcat. Valid lift ticket or season pass required and some restrictions may apply. Info:
Big Game Lift Ticket Special at Bretton Woods, Feb 7: Hit the slopes before thebig game and take advantage of $50 lift tickets in honor of the Super Bowl's 50th season, then watch the big game afterward at the resort's Big Game Football Party. Info: Click here.
Every Monday & Friday is 2-for-1 at Great Glen Trails:All season long buy one and get the second free: Trail passes, a tour on the Mt. Washington SnowCoach, snow tubing, rentals...even the Trails Total Ticket! Download the 2-for-1 coupon, print it out, or save paper and show it on you smart phone or electronic device. Info & coupon, click here.

Friday Gliders & Sliders at Jackson XC: A two hour ski tour (1:00-3:00pm) led by Ski School instructors and friends. Technique tips offered. After skiing, the group gathers in the Touring Center for refreshments and socializing. $10 per person. Click here for more info and other ongoing events.
In and Around the Valley
Mt Washington Valley's Premier Ice-Fest, Feb 5-7:
The Mt Washington Valley Ice-Fest is considered one of the premier climbing events in the country. Ice climbers of all levels will take part in a variety of skills-based clinics and exciting slide shows with the best climbers and guides from around the world, plus meet other climbers, enjoy free gear demos and even sample beer from Tuckerman Brewing Co. Privately guided climbs are available too. Get complete info at  www.mwv-icefest.com.
 
Single? Meet the ski/ride bum of your dreams at Black Mountain Chairlift Speed Dating:
Just in time for Valentine's Day, meet the ski bum of your dreams during the annual Chairlift Speed Dating event at Black Mountain in Jackson, NH on February. 13, 2016. Registration starts at 12:30 followed by loading the double chair lift at 2:00. Participation is free with a lift ticket.Chairlift Speed Dating consultants will match people up by age and some personal information. Single guys and gals sign up and fill out a questionnaire and then bada boop, bada bing! The next thing you know you've found your mate. Info:www.BlackMt.com.  
February Vacation Week means fun for the whole family At
King Pine February vacation week means Winter Carnival and Ski CampsAt Attitash, Wildcat, Bretton Woods, Shawnee Peak and Black Mountain it means slopeside apres ski entertainment in the Pub. At Cranmore, it's the Adventure Park. At our XC Ski Centers it means plenty of sliding, gliding and fat biking. And throughout the Valley, it's the perfect time for guided snowmobile and dogsledding ridessleighridesskating and all the winter fun we look forward to during February vacation week.  We're poised with plenty of snow for your vacation adventure.
    
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February Foodie Fun
Valley Originasl ad - Feb 2016
Chili Meets Chocolate in Mt Washington Valley

13th Annual Mt Washington Valley Chili Cook-off, 
Saturday, February 27, 11:00am - 3:00pm
No matter how chilly it is outside, chili tastings will warm your insides as nearly 40 professional and non-professional chefs go chili to chili for awards in a number of categories for best chili, best 
Chilly Chili Cookoff-photo by Marti Mayne
cornbread and best chili themed display at the Gibson Center andnew Community Center. Beef, vegetarian, classic and chicken chili recipes plus cornbread tastings will be in store starting at 11:00am for VIP Ticket holders and 11:30am for general ticket holders. Wristbands and voting tickets will be available to the general public at the event for $15 for adults and $7 s for children twelve and under, children 3 and under sharing with an adult are free. A limited number of VIP package tickets will be available for $30 each. Click here 
for more info and the schedule.  
MWV Chocolate Festival
Known by many as the 'Sweetest Day on the Trails", this may be the only day of the year when chocolate indulgence is totally guilt-free! Chocoholics cross country ski or snowshoe the trails at Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring and Snowshoe Foundation to enjoy chocolate prepared every way imaginable.Chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate fountains and fondue, brownie sundaes, and chocolate cookies of all kinds are just some of the treats you'll enjoy at the trailside stops between 11:00am and 4:00pm. Get the schedule and full scoop at http://www.mwvskitouring.org/Chocolate-Festival.html.
 
 
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