2016 Cynthia’s Challenge 24hr Ski-a-Thon At King Pine Ski Area

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016 – 4:00PM TO
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016 – 4:00PM

Ski through the night with your friends and family for Cynthia’s Challenge
24-hour Ski-a-Thon!


Proceeds from this year’s Cynthia’s Challenge will benefit Kevin Dall, a 10 year old boy from Chocorua, NH with Cerebral Palsy.

The 24-hour Cynthia’s Challenge Ski-a-Thon will be held at King Pine on March 18-19, 2016 from 4pm to 4pm. This year’s goal is set to raise $45,000 for Kevin’s family to purchase a wheelchair accessible van.

Kevin was born almost 4 months premature which caused a brain bleed and consequently, Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is considered a neurological disorder caused by a non-progressive brain injury or malformation that occurs while the child’s brain is under development. Cerebral palsy primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination.

Kevin, now age 10, desperately needs a wheelchair accessible van so he can get to his many appointments and take part in the activities he loves, such as skiing at King Pine with Granite State Adaptive, with his mother, Amy Dall, and sister Carly. Kevin’s father, Gary Dall, very recently passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Help King Pine raise $45,000 for Kevin!

  • Registration is $99 per person – form a team of 5 and the 5th person is free.
  • Children 8 and under are free!
  • The ticket includes dinner, breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the night, t-shirt and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the night plus 24 hours of skiing on March 18-19 from 4pm to 4pm.

Meredith Storyteller Rusty Locke Appears at Corner House Inn on Jan. 7th.

Rusty-LockeGeorge “Rusty” Locke, an entertainment fixture in the Lakes Region for over twenty years, appears at the Corner House Inn’s Storytelling Dinner Program on Thursday, Jan. 7th. Rusty plays several stringed instruments, including banjo, guitar and auto-harp and uses them to weave a spell over his audience as he spins yarns as varied as “Anansi” folk tales from west Africa to his own life experiences.

Rusty has a rich baritone voice which he uses to coax audiences to sing with him and he has a wry sense of humor that keeps them smiling. He has appeared in venues as diverse as his talents, from schoolrooms to stadiums. He is a gifted storyteller, a musician, an actor and writer, with many of his stories appearing in such national magazines as “Good Old Days” and “Grit” and with a book available on Amazon containing his own tales of Sherlock Holmes entitled “A Holmes Duet”. He is a busy blogger on several web sites including his own, earwormjunction.com, a place dedicated to popular music from the 40’s through the 1970’s. Rusty will capture your heart with his own songs as well as his version of many popular songs from folk to jazz and everything in between.

He was born and raised in New Hampshire (with a short stop in Vermont), graduated high-school in 1960 and joined the Army where began playing guitar while serving in Korea as a photographer and correspondent with “The Cavalier” and “Stars and Stripes” (Pacific Edition). He was assigned later to a  position as broadcast specialist at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico where he wrote, produced and announced for “White Sands Report” a program heard throughout the southwest.

After his tour of duty was over, Rusty returned to New England where he went to school briefly in Boston, and began a decade long career as a radio personality, disc-jockey, copy writer, reporter and color commentator for several local radio stations. He hosted an interview program on radio where he spoke with such entertainers as William Shatner, Tom Rush, Richard Nixon, Eugene McCarthy George Gobel and Gerry Mulligan.

Rusty has appeared in several local theater productions including as a member of the cast of “Play Ball”, a show dedicated to our national pastime, written and directed by his brother Gary and performed in Portsmouth’s famous “Players Ring” where his daughter Elizabeth has also appeared many times. Talent runs in this family for his son Joshua and grandson Hayden appeared recently in the Players Ring rendition of “A Christmas Carol”.

Speaking of children, Rusty has nine and his grandchildren number five.  He is retired and lives with his wife Rose in Meredith NH.

Join Rusty Locke this Thursday, Jan.7th when his stories and songs will capture your ear for an evening. Storytelling Dinners are held each Thursday evening at the Corner House Inn in Center Sandwich, NH from late October through May. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm and the cost is $21.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations or more information contact the Corner House at 603-284-6219 or online at info@cornerhouseinn.com.

Join us opening day for early season skiing and riding!


Winter Solstice made it’s debut this week and temperatures have dropped enough over this past weekend for our incredible snowmakers to cover the trails for skiing and riding!

King Pine will open for the season December 26th from 8:30am to 4pm with early season ticket pricing of $35 adults and $25 juniors. Ages 5 and under ski or ride for free (lift ticket required).

Join us at the Trail’s End Tavern for apres ski Saturday (12/26) with a live music performance from 3-6pm.  As trail counts and conditions can change daily, please check the King Pine snow conditions report for the latest trail count, conditions and lift ticket pricing.

The Hoyt Family

Christmas Dinner Buffet 

Join us at Traditions Restaurant & Pub for a delicious Christmas Dinner, from 4-8pm on Friday, December 25.

Dinner will be a Christmas buffet, featuring slow-roasted prime rib, stuffed filet of sole with a seafood stuffing, chicken cordon bleu and more! Check out the full menu (PDF).

Reservations are required, and seating is limited, so please call 603-367-8896 to make your reservations.  Adults 13 & up $25 and juniors 4-12 are $15. Little ones age 3 and under eat for free!