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Cranmore Mountain Resort to Host Military Families for a Day of Skiing and Winter Fun
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Cranmore Mountain Resort to Host Military Families for a Day of Skiing and Winter Fun

North Conway, NH (January 28, 2018) – Just in time to wrap up National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, over 100 local Veteran Service Members and their families will gather at Cranmore Mountain Resort for a day of skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing on Sunday, January 28th. The free day of winter activities is made possible through a new partnership between Cranmore and Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program.

This event is part of Home Base’s Adventure Series, a series of free events throughout the year aimed at strengthening military family bonds before, during and after deployment. Veterans and their families may explore a new sport, connect with other military families, and learn more about the clinical services, education, and research offered by Home Base.

Cranmore will provide equipment (including adaptive ski gear), instructors, lift tickets and lessons for all participants. Some of the military families in attendance have been attending Home Base Adventure Series events for the past several years, while others will be attending an event for the very first time. Several members of the Home Base Veteran Outreach Team, will be there to greet the military families at the mountain that morning.  

“All of us at Cranmore are committed to creating a place where our guests can become better at the things they love doing here. We are proud of our new partnership with Home Base, and hope to continue providing veterans and their families with the opportunity to enjoy our winter pastime,” added Rebecca Deschenes, Director of Marketing at Cranmore.

“It’s a day the entire family can enjoy, and it’s a way for military families to meet and network with other like-minded families,” says Jacque Francona, a Family Outreach Coordinator at Home Base. “This new partnership with Cranmore is exciting because it’s allowing us to introduce our program to a new area and engage families that we may not have reached before.  We appreciate Cranmore’s commitment to our mission and we’re looking forward to hitting the slopes on Sunday!”

For more information on Home Base or Home Base’s Adventure Series, please visit the Home Base website or contact Charlotte Luckey. For day-of media coverage, members of the media should check in with Rebecca Deschenes at Cranmore’s Group Sales Office, or call 603-356-1106..

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About Home Base: Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. As a National Center of Excellence, Home Base operates the largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to healing invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, military sexual trauma and family relationship challenges. Since its inception, Home Base has served more than 15,000 Veterans and Family Members with care and support, trained  more than 55,000 clinicians, educators and community members nationally and remains at the forefront of discovering new treatments-- ensuring a brighter future for the 21st century Warrior and Military Family. For more information please visit www.homebase.org

About Cranmore:  Cranmore Mountain, located in the heart of North Conway – recently voted the #1 Ski Town in American is only 2.5 hours from the Boston area.  Cranmore has been entertaining families with fun and festive activities for 80 years.  With the base area redevelopment plan now underway, the $50 million Master Plan, Kearsarge Brook Condominiums at Cranmore, will transform the resort into a vibrant mixed-used community with year-round residences and expanded base. For more information please visit www.cranmore.com/. 

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