Take Your Winter Break in the White Mountains
School Vacation is just around the corner, and families will be headed to Red Jacket Resorts in North Conway to take full advantage of the winter fun! With the Olympics getting underway, we’re reminded of all the fun and excitement that winter sports offers, and we certainly have lots of wonderful mountains nearby for skiers of all skill levels. But the fun doesn’t begin and end on the slopes! Cross-Country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skating and sledding are some of our guests’ favorite activities, and the White Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for it all.
Hit the Auto-Road
There is no greater attraction in Mt. Washington Valley than Mt. Washington itself. In the winter, you can see the spectacular sights from below, or take a ride in the Snow Coach on the Auto Road! This adventure takes you up above the tree line in the coolest off-road vehicle you’ll ever see. Not for the faint of heart is “North America’s Toughest 10K Winter Race” the annual Ski & Shoe to the Clouds! Whatever your approach, it’s a sight worth seeing, so be sure to put some time aside for this scenic drive.
Just down the street from the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort is Cranmore Mountain. It’s a great place to ski, but you don’t have to be a skier to enjoy all the activities there. Weekends throughout the winter, Cranmore hosts Cranapalooza, an mini-winter festival with fun and entertainment for the whole family. Keeko’s been known to take a day off from Kahuna Laguna to participate in the events, and is an Olympic level tubing champion! Some weekends have fireworks, live music and guest appearances of Red Jacket Resorts’ favorite magicians, The Steelgraves! See the schedule on Cranmore’s Website.
Tropical Adventures at Kahuna Laguna Indoor Water Park
North Conway’s many winter activities outdoors are a lot easier to enjoy when you know that back at your home base at Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, a tropical adventure is waiting for you at Kahuna Laguna! It’s always 82* and our giant water slides, wave pools and little Kahuna play areas are a welcome relief from the winter weather for kids of all ages. You can even have lunch right in the water park at the Tiki Tide Cafe. Check out the different attractions on our Kahuna Laguna site.
Family Friendly, Warm & Cozy
Perhaps the best part of your North Conway vacation is simply enjoying the comfortable atmosphere inside the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort itself. Our staff aims to please, and they offer a friendly and welcoming environment for our guests. Yes, there are plenty of activities: cookie decorating, story time, sledding on Sunset Hill, ceramics, sleigh rides and scavenger hunts! But why not take time to unwind with a game of checkers or read a book by the fireplace in the Valley View room, or enjoy breakfast as a family in Champney’s overlooking the snow capped mountains. Sometimes doing nothing is the best vacation of all!