Mountain Adventure opens Memorial Day Weekend!
We plan on returning to a "normal" events schedule this season, including our Peak Music Series in Christiansen's Tavern, outdoor DJ's, children's activities, the Vertical Challenge Series, and other events that are currently under negotiation. We will add all confirmed events to the calendar, which can be seen by clicking the button below. We hope you are able to enjoy them with us!
The Mountain Coaster is 3600 feet of twisting, turning fun through the woods. You must be at least 9 years of age and 54" tall to ride alone and at least 3 years old and 38" tall to ride as a passenger with an adult age 16+. A single ride is $11, or two rides for $16. Tickets are avaialble at the Crane Lodge Ticket Window, Guest Services, the front desk of the Country Inn, or at the base of the Coaster. Scheduled hours are:
Saturdays & Holidays 1 pm – 7 pm*
Sundays & Holiday Mondays 12 pm – 4 pm*
*Hours subject to change due to weather and conditions. Please check the Snow Report for the latest operating information.
The Fire & FunZone is located at the base of Aerial Adventure Park, right across from the Tavern deck. It features a fire pit where you can make your own S'mores and classic games like Table Jenga, giant Connect Four, Kan Jam, Yard Yahtzee and more. Open daily, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, during holiday periods.
We have a network of snowshoe trails for the adventurous, the curious or the casual hiker.
Snowshoe around the perimeter of the resort for a great aerobic workout. Ascend John Hancock & West Way on looker's right (skiers left) to the summit and descend Left Bank & Grouse Run on skiers right, for a 3 mile loop with spectacular views. Take a well deserved break at Hendrick's Summit Lodge before your descent and bask in your accomplishment! All 4 trails are covered by our powerful snowmaking system, so this route is always available to snowshoe. Please be advised that we can not download foot traffic via the chairlift. If you hike up, you must hike back down.
For the curious, seeking a less strenuous, quieter experience, we have a series of wooded walking trails, free of ski and snowboard traffic. Start climbing Ace of Spades on looker's right (skiers left) of the trail. Bear to the right and merge onto John Hancock. Stay on looker's right for about 200 yards up John Hancock and duck under the rope that closes the walking trails to ski and snowboard traffic. At this point the trails are subject to natural conditions. A lack of natural snow or freezing temperatures following a rain event can present hazardous trail conditions. If you plan to snowshoe when the conditions are marginal, we recommend staying on snowmaking trails (John Hancock > Westway). However, if conditions permit, follow the snowshoe icons and trail markers around the loops in this beautful, quiet area.
Guests who want to enjoy the outdoors but stay on (mostly) flat terrain can navigate the Country Village Meadow trail. This is also a natural snow trail and is not recommended under marginal conditions. Start walking west on Post Rd., which is the road that runs past the Country Inn and through Country Village. The trail starts on the uphill shoulder of the road (facing traffic) just past the entrance to Building #2. Follow the shoulder of the road, circumventing the refuse shed, and bear left up the shoulder of the driveway to Building #4. At the very end of the drive, enter the woods and descend a short hill. At the bottom, bear right and down another short hill. As you descend the second hill you will see a large grey barn in front of you. Walk to the corner of that building, turn right and cross into the meadow on the other side of the tree line. Loop the perimeter of the meadow as many times as you wish, returning to the resort the same way you came.
Snowshoe rentals are available at Mountain Sports by Potter Brothers for those who do not have their own equipment.