What’s happening in NH’s Mount Washington Valley?

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 By Emily

Hey readers! It’s me, Emily, peeking out from underneath the covers to give you an update on what’s going on up here in the Mount Washington Valley. Well, it’s cold, there’s no getting around that, but we are having a good ol’ fashioned New England winter! We’ve been getting dumped on with snow, and I’ve heard that the ski conditions are amazing! Check out this video for more information and to see all there is to do up here in what for most other states is a slow time of year. As I’ve said before, I don’t ski, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a good snow day. Enjoy…

 

Let it snow!

Growing Up In The Mount Washington Valley

Saturday, August 18th, 2012 By holly

The Valley is full of quaint villages, amazing authentic New England charm, ancient stone walls, covered bridges, and spectacular farms that make this one of the most interesting and beautiful areas to live.

Not only known for its beauty, the North Conway area takes great pride in its school system. If you are looking for the perfect place to raise a family, or relocate, check out the school statistics and lifestyle in The Mount Washington Valley.

When my daughters were little they attended The Waldorf school in Conway NH. I believe it has contributed greatly today in making them the outstanding young women they’ve grown into. Shannon is in her Junior year in college at UNH.  She has made the Dean’s list every semester and is working on a major in journalism. Erinn is attending UNH this year, majoring in Sciences.  Her goal to be a cardiovascular surgeon one day! They grew up in the heart of the Mount Washington Valley. Their Pre-school days filled with story time at The Conway Library, picnicing and hiking the trails of the National Forests. Then on to grade school at John Fuller with activities like skiing Cranmore every year in the Junior ski program, working with the local theater companies, volunteering for Angels and Elves, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, field hockey and the list goes on. Then on to Kennett High School where their accomplishments were endless, from theater to academics, both members of the National Honor Society! Their accomplishments during their school career are far too long to mention, however growing up in this valley has made them the fine young adults they are today. I am proud of them, and of our community and I feel there is no finer place to raise healthy well rounded children than in the Mount Washington Valley.

While doing your back to school shopping, be sure and look at the properties for sale. Make an appointment with a realtor at JtRealty Lakefront to Mountainside and see what is out there. Whether you’re looking to relocate or vacation there is no place like our valley!

Holly Reville

National Geographic: “North Conway: One of World’s 25 Best Ski Towns”

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 By Emily

North Conway has done it again, it was just named one of National Geographic’s World’s 25 Best Ski Towns! First Trip Advisor, now National Geographic! Check out what they had to say about our awesome town here.

With all of this press, ski homes are sure to be in high demand in the coming weeks! Contact us today for help in finding yours while you still can!

Ski Season is Here!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 By Emily

Gorgeous.

 

It is officially ski season here in the Mount Washington Valley. Several mountains have already opened and more are opening soon. You can check out the snow report for Attitash Mountain here,  and see if the conditions are to your liking, and then head on out to the slopes!

Before starting here at JtRealty, I knew that our area was a big tourist draw, but I was unaware of all the options for vacation homes for skiers and snowboarders. Since starting, I have learned about dozens of second home options, some of them even trailside! I can’t imagine anything better than being able to ski or snowboard directly from your vacation home. Just ask Joy! No lines, no parking, just bliss. Exploring all of the different options available to those looking for a more permanent Attitash area second home has been really cool. From affordable Grand Summit Hotel or Seasons at Attitash, to more luxurious trailside options such as Bearfoot Creek or Mountainside on Attitash, there truly is something for everyone.

If you can’t get enough of the atmosphere brewing up here in the valley, contact us to schedule some time to view some of our amazing Attitash Mountain vacation home options.

Have a great season!

-Emily

Million Dollar Renovations Underway at Mt. Cranmore

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 By Suzie Laskin
Spacious Townhome, Sleeps 10

Pick up your skis, and walk to the trail

By Suzie Laskin

Mount Cranmore, now under new ownership, has major plans to infuse the North Conway, NH resort with millions of dollars of improvements, ensuring the resort will undergo a facelift in time for winter operations in November, 2010.  Among those improvements is the installation of a fixed-grip quad chairlift to replace the South Double. The new lift, a Doppelmayr eco-Drive fixed grip quad, will double the capacity of the current South Slope lift.  The existing South Double chair will be relocated to a new location near the Beginner Basin area (near the former North Chair line).  It recycles most of the parts of the South chair but will feature new lift towers and is 1,050 ft. long. It will run about half way up the Lift Line slope. Cranmore is changing some of the trail layouts in that area of the mountain to accommodate the new lift and to provide additional beginner terrain including lower Lift Line, Quad Chute and Summit Alley. Also in the works is the relocation and enlargement of Cranmore’s tubing park.  Other on-mountain improvements include a significant investment in snowmaking equipment including the installation of 70 new energy-efficient tower guns.  Cranmore also has plans for its base facilities. The current Arlberg Lodge is being converted into a state-of-the-art Children’s Center. Its facilities will be reserved for kids enrolled in Cranmore’s Penguin and Adventure Camps, and home to the Cranmore Play Room for Young Children. Families will enjoy unparalleled convenience as the Center will have its own ticketing and reservation center, rental services and lesson drop off areas.  Cranmore’s former “North Chair” building, now the Cranmore Training Center, will see renovations for Cranmore’s race program participants. The main base lodge is undergoing changes as the current space for its children’s programs is moving over to the new Center, freeing up facilities for additional seating, and food and beverage options for guests. Guests entering the building will now be greeted by a Guest Services desk and basket check area.

The Cranmore Fitness Center will be modified to accommodate a food and beverage venue, ticketing for the Mountain Coaster and Tubing Park, plus a new façade, roof repairs and other renovations. The Fitness Center will continue with a full array of cardio and weight equipment, group fitness classes, personal training and more. The Fitness Center just invested thousands of dollars in new cardio equipment.

Cranmore Mountain is located in the heart of North Conway Village, New Hampshire and can be contacted at 1-800-SUN-N-SKI and online at http://www.cranmore.com/

The Best Time to Buy a Ski Home or Trailside Condo in Bartlett, North Conway of Jackson NH

Sunday, September 6th, 2009 By Joy Tarbell

Ski homes, trailside homes…  With prices down like this the timing is great!

31 Partridge Woods Bartlett NH

While we New Englanders are finally enjoying August weather in September, some people are planning ahead to ski season. Did you know that August and
September are the busiest months for ski home sales in the Mt Washington Valley? Well that might explain why a wonderful family from Massachusetts
are buying a trailside townhouse at Mountainside on Attitash, and a couple from Rhode Island are in the process of buying a home in Jackson
(with amazing views). And why I got an offer last week on a condo at Partridge Woods, and an offer today on this amazing 8+ acres in Jackson . Not to mention a closing last week for a house in Bartlett, and another closing next week on a view lot in Jackson. Where are all these buyers coming from? Yep — the realization that the market is down down down and the prices are too, has brought buyers out of the woodwork. After all, you can’t always time the bottom of the market perfectly, but how close do you have to get to pick up a bargain?

To get you in the mood for ski season, here’s a video of my son Ace on a training run in Chile yesterday. He’s down there with the rest of the Dartmouth Ski Team and getting some great snow time!

Bargain of the Week: 44 Alpine Village, an adorable 3 bedroom 2 bath home ski home within walking distance to the Base Lodge at Bear Peak and a fantastic deck. Its only $219,000 and we had 7 showings last week, so if you are interested hurry up and see it!

Until next week, your ski and lake home specialist,
Joy Tarbell

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