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Winter / Spring 2003/04 Issue

Play It Safe This Winter!

Welcome to the snow zone. There is more to your winter wonderland than fun. Freezing temperatures mean black ice and snow can accumulate quickly into a thick blanket that camouflages everything beneath it.

To some, Mount Washington is called Home

When Mount Washington first opened its slopes 25 years ago, it offered two chairlifts and “rubber tire” service for people driving up the dirt road to the day lodge. Now, close to 400,000 people visit the resort every winter, and six to 10 families live at the resort full time. They’re even getting their own post office at the Resort.

Snow Removal Contract Awarded

Snow Removal Contract Awarded

Emcon Services Inc. has taken over snow removal duties for Mount Washington Alpine Resort for the 2003-204 winter season.

Turning 25

“It’s amazing what one quick, seemingly innocent glance out of a car window can set in motion.”

Snow To Surf… Changing with the times

It’s the sound of snow crunching beneath your ski boots as you slough your way up the hill to grab your skies, slap them on and then zip down the hill like a blur.

Pizza Mogul

A new business at Mount Washington Alpine Resort is offering a “Pizza Italy” for visitors this winter. Pizza Mogul is open in the old Nordic Lodge on Henry Road, and is offering sit-down, take-out and delivery service.

Mountain Biking was a Ripping Success Last Summer

So much so, that resort Public Affairs Director Dave Hampshire hopes they can host a B.C. Cup mountain bike series race next summer. And they’ve expanded their terrain to open up the sport to novice and intermediate riders.