Cranmore Mountain will open for its eighth summer season on Saturday, May 26. Cranmore’s Mountain Adventure Park and Aerial Adventure Park offer a day’s worth of rides and activities for all ages, including a new attraction, Knockerball, plus new offerings at the summit.
The Mountain Adventure Park features a Mountain Coaster, Summer Tubing, Giant Swing, Soaring Eagle Zip Line, Bungy Trampoline, Kids Ropes Course, Scenic Chairlift Ride, Knockerball and more.
Knockerball made its debut at Cranmore last summer, and will be offered daily at the resort this summer. The attraction will also be included with the purchase of a Mountain Adventure Park or All Day Play ticket.
Organized “KnockerSoccer” games will take place in an 80ft by 40ft inflatable arena at the base of Cranmore’s North Slope. Open to guests 48” and up, a variety of organized games can be played based on the number, size and age of participants.
A Knockerball is an inflatable ball with inner handles and adjustable shoulder straps, which is worn like a backpack. The ball is designed with multiple sheets of a higher grade durable TPU plastic and tension cups and cords, which allows participants to knock each other around without feeling trauma from the blow.
The Aerial Adventure Park is an aerial forest ropes course consisting of five 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 each person is snapped into a guide line. The Aerial Adventure course is a two hour adventure through the trees, and includes a mandatory 30 minute Ground School session at the beginning.
Beginning June 16, guests can take Cranmore’s Scenic Chairlift Ride to the summit’s Meister Hut Restaurant and find an expanded lunch menu, brunch on Sundays, Tuckerman Brewing Tasting Room, Gifford’s Ice Cream and Summit After Hours event series.
Lunch at the Meister Hut will be available daily from 11am to 4pm, with new fresh menu items, such as signature sandwiches, salads and other favorites from the grill. Brunch will be served on Sundays from 10am to 3pm. Brunch and lift packages can be purchased at the ticket office, or ala cart at the Meister Hut. The Meister Hut will also feature a variety of Gifford’s Ice Cream.
The Meister Hut is also home to Cranmore’s satellite Tuckerman Brewing Tasting Room, offering the most Tuckerman Brewing selections on tap in the Valley. Flights of five Tuckerman samples will be available for sale, along with single tastings and full pints.
On two summer evenings, July 28 and August 18, Cranmore will host Summit After Hours events, a continuation of the resort’s 80th Anniversary Celebration. Events will include dinner, entertainment and fun at the Meister Hut. Details and tickets will be available online at Cranmore.com.
Cranmore offers a variety of summer ticket options, with the all inclusive, All Day Play Pass starting at $42 for children over 38” to 48”, $64 for children 48” to 54” and $74 for adults over 54”. The All Day Play pass includes unlimited rides in the Mountain Adventure Park and two hours in the Aerial Adventure Park. Mountain Adventure Park passes and Aerial Adventure Park passes are also available.
Discounts to the Mountain Adventure Park or Aerial Adventure Park are available for groups of 20 or more when booked 48 hours in advance. Online savings are also available. Savings include a $5 discount on each ticket, when purchased the night before a visit. Guests can visit Cranmore.com or call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI for details.
A summer season pass, which includes unlimited access to the Mountain Adventure Park and Aerial Adventure Park all summer long, is available online at Cranmore.com or at the ticket office for $119 through June 16.
Guests can stay where the action is this summer and book a stay at Cranmore’s Kearsarge Brook Condominiums. Visitors booking between Memorial Day weekend and July 1 will receive two complimentary Mountain Adventure Park passes. To book on-mountain lodging, visit Cranmore.com or call 1-866-422-0585.
Cranmore’s Mountain Adventure and Aerial Adventure Park will be open weekends only from May 26 through June 9, then daily from June 16 through Labor Day. From Labor Day on, the parks are open weekends only through Columbus Day. Operating hours are from 10am to 5pm. Scenic chairlift rides begin June 16.
Cranmore Mountain, located in the heart of North Conway Village in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and only 2.5 hours from the Boston area, has been entertaining families with fun and festive activities for 80 years. With over $10 million dollars in improvements since 2009, Cranmore has begun the next chapter of their $50 million base area redevelopment plan, Kearsarge Brook Condominiums at Cranmore. For more information on Cranmore Mountain, Kearsarge Brook Condominiums, resort savings and special events, visit www.cranmore.com or call 1-800-SUN-N-SKI.