Known as the “Sweetest Day on the Trails", the Annual Chocolate Festival on Sunday, Feb, 28 may be the only day of the year when chocolate cravings are encouraged! Choco-holics can work off the guilt (what guilt?) while cross country skiing or snowshoeing inn-to-inn on the 65km trail system maintained by the Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring Association. Locals and visitors return year after year to enjoy the Chocolate Festival, often returning with a larger group of friends each time!
Presented as a fund-raiser by the MWVSTA, it’s exciting to see how this event has gained popularity and attendees over the past twenty years! We’ve also heard that many people mark their calendars each year and come from great distances to enjoy the spectacular scenery, warm hospitality, and great chocolate treats at stops throughout the network.
The Festival will be held rain or shine, snow or no snow. In case of inclement weather or poor trail conditions, attendees are invited to walk, drive, and shuttle between participating inns and businesses. The extended forecast predicts a chance of precipitation for several days this week. Since we’re in New England, we’ll have to wait to see what this brings. Think Snow!
Avoid the crowds and SAVE with advance online ticket purchases! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 when purchased on Festival day at the MWVSTA Touring Center located at Ragged Mountain Equipment, Route 16 in Intervale. (Online orders received after noon on Monday, Feb 22 will be held for pick up at the Touring Center. Tickets are non-refundable. Sorry, all season pass holders must purchase the Festival Pass to indulge in the chocolate treats!)
Lots NEW in 2010! Details and descriptions can be found at www.crosscountryskinh.com/chocolatefestival