Living in Mt. Washington Valley is So Much Fun!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.