Skiers on slope.

You Are Invited to the
Granite State Ski Cup!

As a valued member of our state's government, please join Governor Sununu, Ski New Hampshire, and Cranmore Mountain Resort for a celebration of skiing—New Hampshire's Official State Sport! The Granite State Ski Cup has an unofficial kickoff on Sunday, January 28 (which will wrap up the statewide Ski New Hampshire Weekend), and the main event will take place on Monday, January 29, which includes complimentary skiing and other activities. 

Schedule of Events

Sunday, January 28

  • Discounted skiing & snow tubing at Cranmore Mountain Resort
  • Welcome Reception from 4-6pm at Zip's Pub
  • Free snow groomer rides and snowmaking tours

Spend Sunday night and enjoy some extra time in the Mount Washington Valley! Our guests will receive a preferred rate of $119 at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway. Breakfast is included, taxes and gratuities are additional. Call 1-800-752-2538 and ask for the Granite State Ski Cup Rate. 

Monday, January 29

  • Continental breakfast for early arrivals
  • Complimentary alpine skiing at Cranmore Mountain Resort 
    • Cranmore is offering discounted ski rentals for our guests ($20 for the day)
    • Never skied or snowboarded but interested in giving it a shot? Take a beginner lesson with Cranmore's fabulous teaching staff for the special Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month rate of $39!
  • Dual slalom race from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tour the new Kearsarge Brook Condominiums. Tours will be available at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm and 2pm. 
  • Awards Luncheon at 1pm. In addition to hearing a little about skiing and New Hampshire's winter tourism industry from Governor Sununu and Ben Wilcox, Cranmore's President and General Manager, you'll find out who gets to take home the Granite State Ski Cup, whether the Democrats or Republicans are faster skiers, who's bringing up the rear, and who will win some other special awards. 
  • If you RSVP prior to the event, you will be entered into a raffle with some great prizes! We'll be giving away coveted items including a pair of Elan Skis, The North Face International Collection Prize Pack, helmets and helmets from Bern Unlimited, Ski NH Pom Hats, and items from Ski New Hampshire's member ski areas. 

Advanced Registration is requested (and gets you entered in our raffle!).  Please contact Jessyca Keeler, Ski NH's Executive Director, at or call (603) 745-9396.  

Skiers on slope for Granite State Ski Cup