Once Again, North Conway has been Named to 10 Best/USA Today’s Reader Choice Travel Award for Best Ski Town – Time to Start Voting!

North Conway, NH – Now through November 9th USA Today/10 Best is running its annual Readers’ Choice Award polls for the Best Ski Town Award and the Best XC Ski Resort Award.  For the fifth year in a row, North Conway has been nominated for the Best Ski Town list and Jackson Ski Touring Foundation has been named to the Best Cross Country Ski Resort nominees list.  Skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and winter enthusiasts are encouraged to vote daily for these esteemed awards.  The top ten vote-getters after the voting closes on November 9th will be named to the lists, and the results will be announced on Friday, November 20th.

The voting recently opened and both North Conway and Jackson XC nominees are ranked within the top ten vote-getters, based on voting to date.  These lists are fluid, however, and the more votes the higher the rank for any of those nominees on the lists.  Voters can cast their votes once a day from each device.  Votes can be taken from computers, tablets, cell phones and any device that can connect to the internet.

In the past, North Conway and Jackson Ski Touring Foundations were among only a few entities from the Northeast. This year, North Conway is up against Bethel, ME, Stowe, VT and Canandaigua, NY for on the Best Ski Town list, making the competition in the Northeast a little tighter. In addition, popular ski towns like Aspen, Alta, Jackson Hole and Breckenridge are also on the list, making competition for the number one ski town heavy this year. Last year, North Conway lead the way in the number one spot during the entire voting process until the end when Bethel somehow got out the vote in the end, taking the #1 position.  The Mt. Washington Valley Chamber is out to regain that spot for Best Ski Town once again in 2020.

“Mt. Washington Valley is the only destination with nominations for both Best Ski Town and Best XC Resort,” noted Janice Crawford, Executive Director of the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. That alone is testimony to what kind of a premier winter destination we are lucky to live in. Making it on to these esteemed 10Best lists really helps to position Mt Washington Valley in the minds of skiers, snowboarders and XC skiers/snowshoers. We encourage everyone to vote daily to help us maintain the top place on these lists,” finished Janice.

Mt. Washington Valley is home to 13 ski resorts and XC Centers.  Referred to by many as “the birthplace of skiing,” North Conway has been garnering accolades as a ski town for decades.  In 2011, North Conway was named the #1 Destination Village for Skiers by SnowEast Magazine.  In 2012 and 2014 National Geographic named North Conway among the top 25 ski towns worldwide. In 2015 Lonely Planet named North Conway to its Best of the US 2015 list, and in 2016 Travel & Leisure readers named North Conway among the top Mountain Towns. In 2017 Country Living Magazine identified North Conway among the top 20 mountain towns for a vacation. And in 2018, Smithsonian Magazine named North Conway among the 20 best small towns to visit. North Conway has been nominated among the top Ski Towns in the USA by USA Today/10 Best for five years in a row, and all five years has made it among the top five ski towns on the list. In addition,  North Conway was named in a 10 Best/USA Today Readers Poll among the Best Small Adventure Towns in the 10 Best/USA Today Travel Awards for the third year in a row.

And when it comes to XC skiing, Jackson Ski Touring Foundation has shared the limelight too, being named #1 Family Friendly Snowshoe Nordic Center in the USA by Snowshoe Magazine.  2019 marks the fifth year for Jackson Ski Touring Foundation to make it to USA Today’s Top Ten XC Resorts list.

To vote in the USA Today/10 Best Reader polls, follow these links:

We’ve already seen snow atop Mount Washington.  We’re counting on this omen for a great snow year in Mt Washington Valley. To learn more about ski and winter vacations in North Conway and Mt. Washington Valley, go to www.MtWashingtonValley.org or call 800-367-3364 (DO-SEE-NH).  To plan for a winter vacation in New Hampshire, go to www.VisitNH.gov.