It’s so hard to believe that February is ending and March is just a few days away. Where has the time gone? As you can imagine, this week has been extremely busy here in Jackson and the greater Mount Washington Valley with school vacationers. It’s been almost non-stop skiing, eating and drinking…not necessarily in that order. Don’t worry though. The week may be coming to an end but the fun around here isn’t. As I write this we are in the midst of a snow storm which is predicted to drop a foot of fresh snow on us making the nordic and alpine skiing all that much better.
Not really into skiing the entire time you’re here? That’s ok, we understand. Here’s a few fun things you can do this weekend in the North Conway area:
Guided Snowshoe Tour at King Pine Ski Area
Experience a guided snowshoe adventure exploring the Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary at King Pine Ski Area and Purity Spring Resort. Departs from The Mill Fitness Center at Purity Spring Resort @ 2pm. Rentals available at King Pine base lodge. Free for lodging guests or with valid lift ticket/season pass. Off the street guests pay the regular trail fee. All abilities welcome, including beginners & families.
Click for more info: www.kingpine.com
“THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK”
All performances will be at 7:00 pm
$10 Student (KHS/ KMS or Fryeburg Academy)
$25 Non-Members (You can be a member at the door)
In this transcendently powerful adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emereges from the historyof WWII a living, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horors of her time with astonishing honesty, wit and determination.
Come witness an impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, Director Dennis O’Neil says, “The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophopic realities of their daily existence – their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief.”
Click for more info: www.yourtheatre.com
Winter Mountaineering Essentials: “What If . . . ?”
Mount Washington Observatory Summit Adventures offer the exclusive opportunity to experience Mount Washington in winter without a technical mountaineering ascent. Travel to and from the summit is made possible by snow tractor transportation, and cozy overnight accommodations are provided at the summit weather station. The educational value of the visit is enhanced by expert instruction in a variety of subjects, ranging from mountain photography to meteorology, climate change to cooking.
The instructor for this trip is Joe Lentini who is a professional climbing guide of more than 30 years and vice president of the New Hampshire Mountain Rescue Service. For this workshop, Joe will cover the potential dangers of winter above-treeline travel, and what you can do if you lose your way or if someone in your group becomes injured. Topics include: crampon and ice axe use, emergency snow shelter building, avalanche survival, and how to search for people buried in the snow. Also includes a mountaineering slide show and trip planning instruction.
Click for more info: http://observatory.mountwashington.org/site/Calendar/2134762318?view=Detail&id=100850
For a complete rundown on all the activities happening this weekend in the Mount Washington Valley check out the Chamber web site.