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A Spectacular Winter Weekend of Fun

Dixville Notch, NH (November 24, 2008) - The BALSAMS announces its first annual Winterfest from January 30th to February 1st, a spectacular weekend of outdoor fun and culinary delights. Winter brings a special magic to The BALSAMS, high in New Hampshire's majestic White Mountains, where breathtaking vistas glitter with snow, and endless outdoor recreation awaits.

The first annual BALSAMS Winterfest kicks off on Friday night, with a buffet in the Dining Room followed by fireworks over beautiful Lake Gloriette. On Saturday, guests can head up to the mountain for a variety of fun activities and enjoy beer and wine at a libation station, with s'mores available for the entire family, followed by an evening torchlight skiing parade. On Sunday, guests can enjoy a delicious Jazz Breakfast and resort activities such as ice-skating and snowshoeing. Alpine and Nordic skiing are also available.

A variety of winter and ski packages are available ranging from $99-$238. For reservations and information about The BALSAMS, call toll-free at (800) 255-0600 or visit Packages are subject to availability and restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

The BALSAMS Grand Resort Hotel is grand in every sense of the word. This legendary, 15,000-acre destination boasts 202 individually decorated guestrooms and suites; four dining venues, including the Dining Room renown for its sumptuous table d'hote culinary presentations; over 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet space; and unparalleled year-round recreation. Among the numerous amenities and activities available to guests are golf, including an 18-hole championship Donald Ross designed course; tennis; outdoor swimming pool; boating; fly fishing; miles of trails for walking, hiking, mountain biking, nightly entertainment, and children's programs, including Camp Wind Whistle, a supervised program for children ages 5 - 10+. The BALSAMS' famous "Ballot Room" serves as the polling place for the nearly two dozen area residents who are the "first in the nation" to report the results of their voting in national elections. Serving guests since 1866, The BALSAMS is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The BALSAMS is proud to be a part of Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts family; Delaware North Companies is one of the nation's foremost hospitality and entertainment veterans.

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company's portfolio includes historic properties in North America, such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks; Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds; Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; Plaza del Pasado in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake; The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel; and Gideon Putnam Resort. To learn more about Delaware North Companies' expertise in the hospitality industry, visit

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Banknorth Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit



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