Becca Deschenes

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Becca Deschenes has not only grown up in Mt. Washington Valley - graduating from the region’s high school, Kennett High School - but also grew up working at North Conway’s local ski mountain Cranmore Mountain Resort.


Starting out as a snowboard instructor in her early teens, as Becca grew up so did her work at the mountain. She went from instructor to events coordinator to the General Manager’s Executive Assistant, to the Marketing Director; a position she currently holds.

“I love what we’re offering at Cranmore! We’re a resort that is always putting out new ways to have fun. The guests of the mountain are typically families who have been skiing at Cranmore Mountain Resort for generations, and they have a real connection to the area. You’ll find that same connection amongst the mountain’s staff. So many of us have grown up working at the  mountain and grown with the company. We’ve all cultivated really close relationships, and we’re all excited to be a part of Cranmore Mountain Resort’s next chapter.”


The mountain already includes a mountain adventure park where families can enjoy zip-lining, a mountain coaster, beginner rock climbing, and a mountain bike park in the spring, summer and fall. In the winter, 57 trails open up for Alpine Skiing, along with a two terrain parks and a tubing park. It’s newest chapter holds a new base lodge, currently being built. The new Fairbank Lodge will offer a new food court, a slope side bar and patio area.

When Becca isn’t skiing at Cranmore Mountain Resort in the winter, and Mountain Biking in its park, (as well as working!), she’s performing as the lead singer of the band Rek’Lis.


A five-person band that plays regionally, Rek’Lis is a staple at restaurants and theaters throughout Mt. Washington Valley. The band plays cover songs remixed with their own take on them, and you’ll find them playing at locations such as Red Parka Pub, Shovel Handle Pub, Ledge Brewing Company, Tuckerman Brewing Company, Shannon Door Pub and other venues.

Rek’Lis also opens for the summer concert series, Arts Jubilee at least once a season, and plays at various local non-profit fundraisers, such as Rock the Rec - a concert and event to support the MWV Rec Path. If you’re looking for something to to in North Conway, NH and beyond, follow Rek’Lis, and it will lead you to a great time, with great food, and great friends.


  • Whether she’s performing or not, the best way Becca spends a day in North Conway, NH and beyond is by starting out 27 North. A breakfast and lunch spot in North Conway, NH, Becca especially loves going there for two reasons: it’s mimosa flights, and she’s guaranteed to see someone she knows there.

  • She’ll spend her afternoon mountain biking, whether its in her backyard at trail systems like Pudding Pond Loop in North Conway, NH, or Marshall Conservation off of River Road in Conway, NH - or booking a ticket to Cranmore Mountain Resort’s or Bretton Wood’s Mountain Biking parks.

  • In the winter, she’ll swap mountain biking for cross-country skiing, where she’ll connect with her mom and sister, and their combined two dogs to ski dog-friendly trail networks at Whitaker Woods, Bear Notch Ski Touring, or Jackson Ski Touring Foundation.

  • Becca and her friends and family are really great at making an evening out of a show as well. They scout the local production companies such as M&D Playhouse, Arts in Motion, or Mountain Top Music, and pair a show with dinner out. On a Friday night, you could find Becca and her group of friends at Chef’s Bistro in North Conway, NH, dressed up and enjoying an ice cold martini and charcuterie board before a showing of “Cabaret” at M&D Playhouse or “Jazz Friday’s” presented by Mountain Top Music at the Majestic Theater.

  • Some of her favorite annual events in North Conway, NH and beyond include the annual  “Hannes Schneider Meister Cup Event at Cranmore Mountain Resort. A nod to the mountain’s history includes Bavarian Bands, participants dressed in Liederhosen and traditional Austrian ski sweaters, a GS Slalom Race, and more!

Becca also loves participating in Rock the Rec, a one-night event where Rek’Lis plays every year to help raise money for the MWV Rec Path - a project of the non-profit MWV Trails Association that is working to build and maintain multiple-use trails and recreation paths within the Mt. Washington Valley area of New Hampshire. Currently a portion of the path is already under construction connecting North Conway Village to the biking paths at Redstone Quarry.

As someone who loves utilizing the resources of New Hampshire’s outdoor economy as well as working for a company integral to it as well, Becca appreciates the ability to offer the same opportunities to others who may not have access to the trails, lakes, and rivers that she does. That’s why she’s totally behind the mission of Kismet Rock Foundation, which provides climbing instruction to economically, culturally, and socially disadvantaged children.

Get to know our locals, attend their favorite events, grab a drink at their favorite bar, support their favorite local shop, and donate to the non-profits they support. The more you do that, the more local you’ll become!

For complete trip planning resources and information, explore this site, visitmwv.com, or call 800-367-3364 (800-DO-SEE-NH) to talk to a Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce rep.  To learn more about New Hampshire vacations, go to www.VisitNH.gov.

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