Cranmore Adds Climbing Wall and Summit Hiking to Summer Operations
NORTH CONWAY, NH- Cranmore Mountain will open for its fourth summer season on Saturday, May 24, 2014. A new addition to White Mountain Attractions, Cranmore’s Mountain Adventure Park offers a day’s worth of rides and activities for all ages, including the Mountain Coaster, Aerial Adventure Ropes Course, Giant Swing and Soaring Eagle Zip line, Scenic Chairlift rides and new for 2014, climbing wall, summit hiking, gem mining and lunch at the Meister Hut.
The park offers a full day of outdoor activities, with all inclusive ticket options starting at $35 for children over 38” to 48”, $55 for children 48” to 54” and $65 for adults over 54”. The All Park pass includes unlimited rides in the Mountain Adventure Park and up to two hours in the Aerial Adventure Park. Mountain Adventure Park Passes and Aerial Adventure Park Passes are also available.
Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. E-coupons and online savings are available at www.cranmore.com. Savings include a $5 discount on advance web reservations.
The Aerial Adventure Park is an aerial forest ropes course consisting of 5 individual, elevated courses for different ability levels consisting of dozens of challenging elements. Each course varies in terms of elevation and challenge. Elements include rope bridges, ladders, cargo nets, zip lines and an array of features. All courses are self guided and every person is snapped into a guide line. The Aerial Adventure course is a 2-hr. adventure through the trees, and includes a mandatory 30 minute Ground School session at the beginning.
The Mountain Coaster is a two person coaster sled that offers thousands of feet of twisting, turning fun. The speed can be controlled for a leisurely ride or speedy downhill decent.
Cranmore brings its popular winter tubing attraction to summer with summer tubing on a special surface for a 400 foot ride down the mountain. Ride the Magic Carpet lift to the top of the slope with a tube and enjoy the slide back down.
The Giant Swing is a four person attraction that lets riders arc high into the sky. The Soaring Eagle Zip Line carries two riders backwards 700 feet and then zips forward to the base at approximately 35 miles per hour.
Riders have the option of purchasing a souvenir photo, taken on the decent of both the Mountain Coaster and Soaring Eagle Zip Line.
The Bungy Trampoline lets users fly high doing flips on one of four stations. The inflatable obstacle course, bouncy house and spider mountain climb offer hours of entertainment for guests of all ages. A new climbing wall with paths marked for both beginner and experienced climbers give guests an alternative route to the top of Spider Mountain.
Starting June 21st, enjoy the surrounding views of North Conway and Mount Washington, on a four person chairlift ride to the summit. New for 2014, guests can enjoy lunch at the Meister Hut now serving summer favorites from the grill, before or after exploring the surrounding hiking trails, including the 1 mile hiking path to neighboring Black Cap Mountain.
Also new for 2014, is C-More’s Rock Mining Adventure. Families can pan for gemstones on the 30 ft. water filled sluice. Mining rough bags will be available for purchase at Sport Thoma Gift Shop and patrons will be able to take home precious keepsakes to remind them of their treasure hunting experience.
In addition to the Meister Hut, Legends Grill, a full service food court, offers summer favorites like pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream novelties and more. Locally crafted beer and wine is also available.
To purchase tickets online for Cranmore’s Mountain Adventure Park and Aerial Adventure Park, visit www.cranmore.com, dial 1-800-SUN-N-SKI or visit the ticket office during operating hours. The Mountain Adventure Park opens weekends starting May 17th and Aerial Adventure, May 25th through June 8th from 10am-5pm (10am-4pm on May 17-18); daily from June 14th through September 1st from 10am-6pm; then weekends only though Columbus Day, October 13th from 10am-5pm.
Cranmore is also home to Cranmore Fitness, the Valley’s largest fitness facility. The Club is open daily and offers memberships as well as day passes for visitors to the area. More information can be found at www.cranmorefitness.com.
Cranmore Mountain, located in the heart of North Conway Village in the White Mountains of New Hampshire only 2.5 hours from the Boston area, has been entertaining families with fun and festive activities for over 76 years. For more information on Cranmore Mountain and the latest news of special events, visit www.cranmore.com or call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.