NEW ATTRACTIONS TO WELCOME SUMMER VISITORS
AT NEW HAMPSHIRE SKI RESORTS
For many years, summers were quiet in comparison to winter at New Hampshire’s ski areas. Those days are a thing of the past with a wide variety of fun activities available all year long. During the past several years ski areas across the Granite State have taken advantage of their scenic locations and added all types of new activities to attract guests. This summer brings another wave of fun additions.
Mount Sunapee, Newbury
New for this summer is the Adventure Park. Guests can enjoy the all-new Canopy Zip-Line Tour, featuring a series of zip-lines, rope bridges and rappelling as you descend from the top of South Peak. The new Treetop Obstacle Course allows guests to negotiate obstacles that stretch from tree to tree. Beginner and intermediate loops are offered, with varying levels of difficulty. Off-Road Segway Excursions wind through the base area and lower slopes of Mount Sunapee, equipped with off-road tires; guests are guided on a 90 minute trip. Mount Sunapee’s Disc Golf Course begins from the top of South Peak and works down the mountain using specifically-designed discs.
Cranmore Mountain Resort, North Conway
The Soaring Eagle Zip-Line is the most recent addition to Cranmore, allowing guests to fly 700 feet down the mountain on a suspended zip-line. For those that want to stay on the ground, new Segway Tours explore the surrounding streets and mountain slopes. Other recent additions include the Mountain Coaster, and the Cranmore Adventure Park featuring a Giant Swing, Summer Tubing, Bungy Trampoline, Spider Mountain, and Bouncy Houses. The Aerial Adventure Course consists of a ropes course, zip-lines, and air bridges.
Waterville Valley, Waterville Valley
New for this summer guests at Waterville Valley can enjoy zip-line canopy tours on Barron Mountain. After leaving Town Square, an off-road ride brings guests up Barron Mountain to the zip-lines and the start of the aerial adventure. Two courses explore over 300 acres of wooded terrain.
Loon Mountain, Lincoln Bretton Woods, Bretton Woods
New for this summer is the Aerial Forest Adventure Park, where guests move from platform to platform via bridges, zip-lines and other challenges. The park is scheduled to open in mid-July and will have five levels of difficulty.
This summer guests at Bretton Woods can enjoy free scenic chair lift rides on the Bethlehem Express Quad chairlift. At the top, there are spectacular views of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range, and lunch is available at Latitude 44 Restaurant. Other recent additions include a Canopy Tour, The Williwaw Racing Zip, guided rock climbing, an indoor climbing wall, lift-serviced mountain biking, Diggler Mountain Scooter rentals, and disc golf.
Gunstock has three major attractions that will be open for their first full summer. The Aerial Treetops Adventure Course consists of 12 zip lines, 22 ladders, and 91 course challenges spread over eight courses. Mountain Segway tours utilize the new Segway X2 and cover more than 50 miles of trails. The ZipTour offers eight different zip-lines including the longest zip-lines in the continental United States. Guests can descend at up to 56 mph or take a more leisurely pace to enjoy the views. The campground was also expanded, and features sites perfect for a tent or RV, as well as on-site restrooms, hot showers, playgrounds, a swimming pool and propane filling station. Completely new for this summer is Stand-up Paddle Boarding allowing guests to get a full body workout while enjoying paddling around Gunstock's pond.