VALLEY CHAMBER BUSINESSES REPORT BRISK HOLIDAY

by Christian Mower on November 30, 2011

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE MOUNT WASHINGTON VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SAYS MOST BUSINESSES RESPONDING TO AN INFORMAL SURVEY REPORT SALES WERE BRISK OVER THE THANKSGIVING DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

MARTI MAYNE SAYS WITH MORE THAN A FOOT OF SNOW PRIOR TO THE WEEKEND, RETAILERS, LODGING PROPERTIES, SKI AND CROSS COUNTRY RESORTS WERE ALL READY WITH QUOTE “SALES AND TRAILS” TO KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN THE VALLEY.

SETTLER’S GREEN GENERAL MANAGER DOT SEYBOLD SAYS MANY OF HER STORES HAD THEIR BEST THANKSGIVING WEEKEND EVER AND THE SNOW REALLY HELPED PUT PEOPLE IN THE MOOD TO SHOP FOR CHRISTMAS.

FIELDS OF AMBROSIA OWNER DEBORAH JASIEN SAYS HER STORE BROKE SALES NUMBER FOR PREVIOUS BLACK FRIDAYS AND IN FACT, FRIDAY WAS HER BEST SALES DAY OF THE YEAR.

ATTITASH AND WILDCAT MOUNTAIN MARKETING DIRECTOR THOMAS PRINDLE REPORTS ABOUT 750 VISITORS OVER TWO DAYS EITHER ENJOYED SKIING OR ADMIRED THE TRAILS AS THEY WAITED TO RIDE THE NOR’EASTER MOUNTAIN COASTER.

CRANMORE MOUNTAIN MARKETING DIRECTOR KATHY BENNETT SAYS OVERALL REVENUE FOR THE 3-DAY WEEKEND WAS UP 20 PER CENT, WITH TOP TO BOTTOM SKIING AT CRANMORE FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE THANKSGIVING.

GREAT GLEN TRAILS AND OTHER CROSS COUNTRY AREAS WERE ALSO ABLE TO OPEN FOR THE WEEKEND.

MAYNE REPORTS LODGING PROPERTIES RESPONDED ENTHUSIASTICALLY WHEN COMPARING THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND TO LAST YEAR’S.

AND IN THE FOOD AND HOSPITALITY BUSINESS, TERRY O’BRIEN – OWNER OF THE VALLEY ORIGINAL RED PARKA PUB – SAYS SALES WERE UP FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS BECAUSE OF LOTS OF SKI CLUB PEOPLE AND SHOPPERS, WITH EVERYONE EXCITED ABOUT THE SNOW AND UPCOMING SKI SEASON.