Families Invited to Ski, Stay and Celebrate at Jackson Ski Touring this Holiday Season

ert famJackson Ski Touring makes holiday vacation planning easy with great offerings for kids and families. Special packages and programs will make for affordable winter fun set in picturesque Jackson, NH.  With the recent snowfall, Jackson Ski Touring is now open for skiing and snowshoeing daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New for this year, Jackson XC will be offering special group ski lessons for children. Children ages four to nine can take a one-hour young skiers lesson for just $18, available at 10:45 a.m. on weekends and holidays.

After they learn the basics, they can take advantage of the 300’ Anklebiter course and the expanded Story Land Element Garden which is located just outside the Touring Center base lodge. Free snowshoe rentals are also available for young children up to age seven so they can accompany their parents on snowshoe treks. As an added convenience for young families, nearby Black Mountain Ski Area offers day care services to Jackson Ski Touring guests.

Adult group lessons start at $18/person for ages 10 and up and can be customized for families and groups. Or, upgrade to a Group Lesson Plus for $33/person and get an additional afternoon lesson. Additional packages and options are available. Visit www.jacksonxc.org/lessons for more information.

The Rental Shop is open daily providing affordable equipment rental packages for adults and children. Pulks can be rented in one or two seat options so parents can safely tow children behind them while they ski.

Daily ski rates are $21 for adults, $10 for juniors (ages 10-17) or $10 for snowshoe trails.  Children under 10 always ski free.

While stopping for a warm-up break, families can enjoy hot waffles drizzled with chocolate at the new Ellis River Waffle Cabin during weekends and holiday periods (projected grand opening date December 26). Or, families can warm-up in front of a roaring fire after skiing with a hot chocolate and marshmallows in the Center’s cozy base lodge.

After a full day of skiing, families can relax at one of Jackson’s many dining or lodging establishments. Several ski and stay packages are offered at discount rates, such as the Family Ski Adventure package at the Christmas Farm Inn and Spa. Visit www.jacksonxc.org/skiandstay for more information.

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