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EXIT of the DAY: I-95n Exit 4 To: Route 4, Portsmouth, New Hampshire and White Mountains
“Hey Road Crew! Off upcoming Exit 4 is the University of New Hampshire. So that means it’s a time for a Test... a Road Test, of course!”
“The winner of this Road Test wins 10% off an IKON Ski Pass. The Ikon Pass allows you to ski or snowboard at many mountain resorts all over North America. Some of Ikon’s mountains are Aspen and Deer Valley out west and Loon and Killington here in New England. The savings offered here represent between $200 to $2000 depending on where you ski and how often.
The evolution of multi mountain ski passes is quite smart business-wise. According to an article in Penske Media Corporation’s Digital Magazine, SPORTICO, written by John Wallstreet, “Vail Resorts and Aspen Skiing Company have led an industry wide consolidation that has dawned an era of multi-resort seasonal passes providing skier discounts on lift tickets, a hedge against warm winters, and incentives to visit different mountains.”
Fabulous Loon Mountain is maybe 90 minutes up approaching Route 4 which cuts over to Interstate 93.
I-93 north drives right up the middle of New Hampshire. A beautiful drive, the highway slices through farmlands and foothills before giving way to serious mountains. In fact, Loon Mountain is just 2 hours from Boston. So world class skiing is just a commute away.
Now, please pay attention, cause here are the Fast Facts:
New Hampshire is nicknamed the “Switzerland of America” because of the beautiful scenery. It is even more famous as the Granite State.
The rugged terrain is reflected in the independent character of its inhabitants. After all, the state motto on license plates proudly proclaims, “Live Free or Die”.
Speaking of liberty or death, winter sports are a great reason to come to New Hampshire. The Granite State boasts the largest nordic cross country ski trail network in the Northeast. As for alpine sports, well it’s all in the name. The New Hampshire section of the Appalachian Mountains are named the White Mountains. The White Mountains are usually covered with snow from late November to May.
The highest mountain in the New England is Mount Washington — also known for its wild weather. Mount Washington is not a ski Mountain but that’s okay by me.
Being over 6000 feet high, it looms almost two thousand feet over neighboring ski resorts like Loon Mountain. In the warmer months, you can drive or even take an antique train up and relax or get a meal at the Summit House.
But if it’s winter, forget about it. It seems as if Mount Washington breaks its own records for wind speeds and frosty temperatures every few years. For 76 years, Mount Washington held the record for fastest surface wind gust in the world. That blast clocked in at 231 miles per hour.
Washington is the highest of a line of summits, the Presidential Range, that are named after presidents and famous freedom fighters like Revolutionary War General Lafayette.
Speaking of Mountains and Freedom Fighters, world famous Olympic Skier, Bode Miller, should get a mountain named after him.
Bode is a Franconia, New Hampshire native. Known for his go-for-broke ski style, he is equally famous as being an iconoclast who does everything his way. In one memorable interview after he tore down the mountain with skis just barely holding the trail, he revealed that he may have had a little too much to drink!
Regardless, the Granite State local is one of the greatest World Cup racers of all time with 33 victories. In 2008, Bode and fellow American Lindsey Vonn won the overall World Cup titles for the first U.S. sweep in 25 years.
An Olympic Gold Medalist, Bode is just one of 5 skiers to have won Olympic medals in 4 different ski- disciplines — downhill, super- G, slalom, grand slalom, and combined. So if Bode tipples a little, you cannot fault his discipline in skiing! Bad pun, I know.
But maybe for someone in your household, skiing or snowboarding isn’t your winter thing. Well there are beautiful trails for snowmobiling. Fast Fact: the first snowmobile was invented in Ossipee, New Hampshire.
New Hampshire prides itself on being a state concerned with personal liberties and freedoms so get ready to voice your right to win an Ikon Pass!
New Hampshire's state motto is, without a doubt, one of the most well-known of the 50 states. And it makes sense! It represents the American spirit and is said to have been the words spoken by a dying revolutionary soldier from the Granite State. Incidentally, that is the road test. And no peeking at the New Hampshire License plates on cars next to you. Eyes up!
So what is the state motto of New Hampshire? If you answer correctly, you can claim the deal on Deal Radar by saying you want the Ikon Pass Spoken Road discount.
You have 3 seconds to answer or you lose the Ikon Pass. Three… and two and one… what is it?
That’s right: Live Free or Die. Now go for broke like Bode Miller. Claim that Ikon Pass. Just remember, you gotta tell ‘em, “RoadSpoke and Bode Miller sent you!”
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