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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Birches Opens Today!(1)

Fan favorite Birches will open today for skiing and riding. This is one of our favorite trails, as a black diamond, narrow double fall line trail, it is classic New England trail design. Go have a blast on this amazing trail, along with Upper Exhibition and Town Meeting. 

Today marks the start of the Ski NH Weekend, and we're kicking things off with a USSA Open Scored Slalom on Showboat. This race will feature some of the states top U16 athletes, bashing the gates down the steep pitch of Showboat. A great spectators sport from either the Spear Mountain Quad, or the designated spectators area. If you wish to hike up to see the race, please check in at Race Registration on the 2nd floor of the Meeting House Lodge. There you will receive instruction on how to get to the spectators area, and our uphill spectator policy. NO DOGS are allowed on hill, in the base area, or hiking. Because of the race, Showboat will be closed for the majority of the day.

The Pinnacle Plunge Tubing Park will be open today with two sessions, 11 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm. Please see Guest Services to purchase a 2 hr tubing session ticket.

The fun continues indoors with some NH Inspired foods from our chef. Check out the 603 Coffee Cake Porter Beef Stew being served in the Harvest Cafe, or have a nice sit down lunch in the Birches Mountain Restaurant and try the NH Chorizo Jambalaya. Plus in the Stone Hearth Bar we will be serving NH Maple Syrup Glazed Chicken Wings to compliment the Woodstock Inn Brewery Tap Takeover from 2 pm to 5 pm. Apres will kick in to full swing with White Steer playing from 3 pm to 6 pm.

We can't wait to celebrate skiing and riding in our wonderful state with all of you today! We'll see you at the mountain.


Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Saturday, January 27, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Another Beautiful Day Ahead...

With temps climbing into the high 30's low 40's and mostly sunny skies, it's shaping up to be another beautiful day at the mountain. Conditions across the mountain are in great shape, whether you fancy some gentle turns down Lower Ridge, catching some air in the newly built Wild Side terrain park, or are ripping down the steep of Showboat, there is plenty of fun to be had out there. Plus the Pinnacle Plunge Tubing Park will be open again today. Tubing is only $19 for a 2 hour session. Sessions run from 11 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm.

Trail Update: Flying Yankee will be closed today for a collegiate Giant Slalom race. You can check out the action from either the Showboat or Cardigan cutoffs. Go watch some fun ski racing as these athletes will be racing at top speeds.

Yes... We will have the game on today. Swing by the Stone Hearth Bar to watch as the Patriots take on the Jags... We can't choose a favorite due to wanting to remain a neutral, non-biased, business. But, we do have a special Ski Patrol staff member today who is wearing our team colors! GO PATRIOTS!!!!!


Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Sunday, January 21, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday! Today is going to be mostly clear with temperatures in the upper 30's, which is fantastic news for everything we have going on around the resort. Ski East will be visiting today as we host their giant slalom race on Village Green. These Massachusetts athletes will be trying their best, so be certain to stop by and cheer these guys on!

A few trail updates: Flying Yankee will have race training on it until 10:30 am this morning, and the upper portion of the terrain park, Wild Side, will be a delayed opening.

In addition, Laura from Greg and The Morning Buzz will be visiting the mountain today in order to participate in our Bebe Woods Free Learn to Ski and Ride program. Once her lesson is over, she'll be hanging out in the Stone Hearth Bar, hosting the Von Trapp Brewery Tap Takeover! There will be plenty of great beer, as well as a handful of giveaways. On top of all that, New Hampshire band Supernothing will be providing tunes for the event. It's going to be a great day. We'll see you out there!

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Go Home Mother Nature... You're Drunk!

Well, it's been an interesting past 24 hours. Mother Nature thought she would play some Jimmy Buffet, and while sipping some margaritas she obviously turned up the heat... way to much.

Fortunately our team makes SNOW, and when they make it they make a lot of it. The team got to work early and have been able to quickly get Ragged Peak back in shape and it will be opening this morning. Love to see those four groomers in action, including our new Bison-X.

There is a bit more work to do to get Barnyard and Spear open, but the team has already moved efforts to those two areas. Keep posted to our Slope Report as we continue to update.

Looking ahead, snowmaking will resume this evening and Mother Nature looks like she will be returning to her normal winter self and might grace us with some natural snow.

Last Edited by Ragged Mountain on Saturday, January 13, 2018