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When the summit calls

Wind, snow and ice are part of the allure of climbing Mount Washington in the winter   By Erik Eisele Mount Washington is NOT to be underestimated.Especially in winter. And covered in snow and ice. Read more


Cranmore gets conditional OK for first 37 of proposed base-area condos

By Tom EastmanCONWAY — Green light.The Conway Planning Board by a 4-to-0 vote March 13 granted conditional approval to CMR Properties LLC to build the first 37 of its proposed 106 high-scale Kearsarge Brook at Cranmore condominiums as part of a planned multi-year redevelopment project at the base of Cranmore... Read more

Events Calendar • Valley Voice

Calendar of Events

  Feb. 6: Stone Mountain Arts Center presents Bob Marley. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. For details visit or call (866) 227-6523.   Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28: Jackson Ski Touring Foundation holds Friday Gliders, a two-hour ski tour led by ski school instructors and friends, followed by refreshments. Email, call (603) 383-9355 to register or visit for more information. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28: Jackson Ski Touring Foundation hosts a free waxing demonstration every Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in the touring center. Learn how to maintain waxless and waxable skis, classic and skate. Email,... Read more


Settlers’ Green Outlet Village Plus celebrates 25 years

CONWAY  — Once a racetrack and later an airport known for its bi-plane excursion rides, Settlers’ Green Outlet Village for the past 25 years this month has been a draw for bargain-hunting shoppers and a significant boost to Mount Washington Valley’s tourism-dependent economy.Originally intended to be a collection of condominiums,... Read more

Mount Washington

The Rockpile: Home of the world's worst weather

“Home of the World’s Worst Weather,” Mount Washington is an iconic fixture of beauty for residents and visitors to the White Mountains.At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington is the tallest peak in the Northeast. Thousands hike it every year, mostly in summer, although many experienced climbers make the trek in winter,... Read more

Things You Should Know

How the Valley got its name

NORTH CONWAY — Fifty years ago, no one had heard of "the Mount Washington Valley." Back then, this area of the White Mountains was known as the "Eastern Slope Region."It wasn't until the 1960s that through the efforts of local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce that the name, Mount... Read more


Mount Chocorua depicted on new U.S. Mint quarter

  Mount Chocorua depicted on new U.S. Mint quarter By Tom EastmanTAMWORTH — The wind-whipped peaks that tower above the tree-filled valleys of the White Mountain National Forest have been a symbol of wild America since well before the first New England colonies were established. Now, the natural beauty that has drawn... Read more


An extended day hike along Sandwich Dome

An extended day hike along Sandwich Dome

The isolated Black Mountain Pond, as seen from the beginning of the steep trail above it. (ED PARSONS PHOTO)I like an extended day hike that has varied terrain, both gentle and steep, and unfolds as if it were the day itself unfolding. Such is a 12.7 mile loop hike over... Read more


Ostroski heading to Europe for World Cup races

By Lloyd JonesBARTLETT — Peter Ostroski is ready to ride with the best in the world.Ostroski, 24, of Intervale, will head to Europe on Monday where he'll spend the next two weeks representing the United States in a pair of mountain bike World Cup races. It will be his first... Read more


Country Ecology: Vultures (March 15)

By David EastmanSometimes past spiritual connections are brought to the forefront. These mystical occasions are often a great time to celebrate a species that has at times inspired spirituality—and at times been abhorred. So now we greet the common, but frequently unappreciated, black vulture. This was a southern bird until... Read more


Shaw's poised to keep U.S. on top

Tiger Shaw, shown in Tuckerman Ravine with his daughter Eva, is the chief operating officer for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and will be the president and chief executive officer following the upcoming Olympics. (COURTESY OF U.S. SKI AND SNOWBOARD ASSOCIATION)Tiger Shaw's ready to defend the mountain top, and... Read more

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