Tuesday, February 28, 2012

March 2012 Upcoming Events in the Area

2012 Winter Hikes in the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway Region
The SRK Greenway Coalition's eight winter hikes begin on Jan 14th; All hikes are free to the public; For SRKGC info see: www.srkg.com. click here Please call the volunteer hike leader at least the night before to learn starting location and time. Winter conditions require ample clothing layers, food, and water; Normally snowshoes are the presumed mode of transport, but this year be especially prepared for ice;
March 3, Sat: Journey along Sunapee Ridge to Lucia's Lookout via Andrew Brook Trail to frozen Lake Solitude in Mount Sunapee and Pillsbury State Parks, 10 miles; Gerry Gold (526-2857)

17th Annual ChocolateFest Chocolate Challenge
3/3/2012  Time:           12:00PM - 2:00PM
At Colby-Sawyer College, Wheeler Hall, Weare Campus Center; Professional bakers, chefs and amateur enthusiasts will compete for top honors of best chocolate creation; Cost: $10 per person, children under 5 free; Presented by the Lake Sunapee Chamber of Commerce; Info: 526-6675 or visit http://www.lakesunapeenh.org

Moonlight Madness Snowshoe Hike
Full moon hike; The night will be EITHER March 7, 8 or 9th; If you are interested in participating, please send your email address to David Cook (dwcook@tds.net) and/or call (526-4570) between 5:30 and 6:30 each night to determine which night has been chosen for optimum conditions; Full moon rises at 6:32 on March 8th; The hike is 2 miles long and 2-hours in duration, and is not for novices; The meet, park, start and finish are all at the same location, in Elkins where the power line crosses Whitney Brook Rd, (just shy of 1/2 mile from where Whitney Brook Rd begins at Wilmot Center Rd) Sponsored by SRK Greenway, Ausbon Sargent and New London Conservation Commission.

March Ski Area Events

Mar 11, 2012  Time:    All day
6th Annual Dummy Big Air Contest
Mount Sunapee Resort Newbury, NH
Homemade dummy skiers and snowboarders are shot down the runway and launched off a huge jump. Great spectator event. Prizes awarded for best designed dummies, biggest air and best crash.
For More Information Call 603-763-3500

Ragged Mt. Has a lot going on this month, check out their calendar at http://www.raggedmountainresort.com/ski_events.html