A look at the 7th Annual Winter Festival

8th Annual will be posted soon, please check back. Coming January 19, 20 & 21 2018.

FESTIVAL VIDEO -Courtesy NH Parks & Rec.

Join us for the 7th Annual Nansen Milan Winter Festival! On Friday, January 20th sakte on the town’s outdoor rink, sip cocoa and warm up next to a giant bonfire! On Saturday enjoy live entertainment and peruse crafts at our Mid-Winter Market. Broomball enthusiasts can join our annual tournament and kids will enjoy a fun activity area. Also check out the NEW Nansen Warming hut at Milan Hill State Park, enjoy a hot cocoa and take a quick ski or snowshoe trip. On Sunday, January 22nd come explore Nansen’s Nordic ski and snow shoe trails, grab a free drink and a bite to eat while enjoying the warrmth of our newly built timber-frame warming hut at the Milan Hill State Park! RACES have Been CANCELLED

FRIDAY, Jan. 20th

@ Milan Green & Ice Rink, 14 Bridge Street

6:30pm Burning of the Greens Bonfire, Ice Skating & Hot Cocoa!
Sponsored by Milan Village School PTO

SATURDAY, Jan. 21st

@ Milan Green, 14 Bridge Street
9:00am – 7:00pm Broomball Tournament

-Winter Market with Food and Craft Vendors, Live entertainment, Nansen memberships and merchandise, music, chili and drinks, bounce house and kid’s play area

11:00- 12:00pm AMC Predator Prey Game (outdoors)

12:30 – 1:30pm Children’s story time with local authors

@ Mahoosuc Inn, 877 Milan Road
10:30 -11:00 Meet a musher -Learn aout the gear and dogs and hear long distance racing stories

11:00 – 12:00 Dog Sledding Tours ($10/person)

1:00 – 2:00 Dog Sledding Tours ($10/person)

Check out the wide array of dog sled gear and books at the new Northern Exposure Outfiters Retail Mushers Outfitting shop

@ Nansen Ski Trails, 427 Milan Hill Road
12:00 – 4:00 Come and visit Nansen’s new warming hut! Free cocoa. Bring your gear and go sledding, snowshoeing and skiing.

2:30 Ribbon Cutting for official Grand Opening of Nansen’s new Hut

6:00 Grand Opening Celebration for the Warming Hut! Live music, great food from SaAlt Pub, Polish princess, White Mountain Cafe, and featuring Free samples of the newest SkiKlubben Akvavit, a special spirt Tamworth Distillery celebrating winter & named after the Oldest Ski Club in America -NANSEN. Oh -and we’ll celebrate with all the people and organizations that made the Hut a reality-THANK YOU!

SUNDAY, Jan. 22nd

@ Milan Hill State Park, 427 Milan Hill Road

NORDIC CLASSIC RACE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CONDITIONS. Unable to set appropriate tracking with little snow cover. We apologize and hope to see you next year. If you’ll be in the area, please stop by for free food, drinks and fun at warming hut and on the trails.

9:00 -1:00 Playing around to celebrate winter!! Capture the Flag and other trail games leaving from warming hut. Ski, snowshoe, explore the trails. Free food and drinks at hut.


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