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Bringing the thrill of outdoor adventure closer to home, Eastern Mountain Sports, one of the nation’s largest outdoor retailers, today announced its partnership with White Mountain Exploration (www.whitemountainexploration.com), a â€base campâ€ for outdoor pursuits located at Tenney Mountain in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Kicking off the summer season July 4th weekend, Eastern Mountain Sports’ professional guides will staff events ranging from zip lining, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, geocaching and guided hikes designed for outdoor enthusiasts, families, singles and vacationers looking for different weekend or vacation options that are easily accessible.
â€With consumers looking for fresh alternatives requiring less driving, The White Mountain Exploration Center is easily accessible,â€ said Roger Poor, director of outdoor education at Eastern Mountain Sports. â€œThe White Mountain Exploration Center provides the backdrop for an engaging outdoor experience for the outdoor athlete, as well as consumers looking for a new experience,â€ continued Poor. â€œOur staff gives consumers valuable knowledge and the tools they need to not only learn new outdoor skills, but also, to enjoy their experiences.â€
Activities for the summer season, which goes through October 31 include: the new Canyoneering-Zip Line Adventure program, featuring over 5000 feet of zip line; kayaking tours on Squam Lake, made famous by the motion picture ,â€œOn Golden Pondâ€; mountain biking tours, exclusively using state-of-the-art Iron Horse Mountain Bikes; rock climbing adventures with private or group lessons; and geocaching. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”) anywhere in the world.
â€œOutdoor adventure that is easily reachable has taken on great appeal, especially in light of rising gas prices and the state of air travel,â€ continued Poor. â€œConsumers are looking for exceptional experiences that will generate long lasting memories. This unique venue lets people experience unusual activities first hand, such as zip lining and geocaching, providing great value.â€
Overnight packages include: a Kids and Teens Mini Weekend Adventure with three days of activities, meals, accommodations in chaperoned new rustic yurts, and movies and games, $295.00 per person; Couples and Friends, Two – Night Adventure Packages with lodging in a new luxury yurt, one and a half days of guided activities, one Zip Line Canopy Tour Pass, boxed lunches, activity gear, and daily transportation for $710.00 per couple and $220.00 for each additional person; Family Two – Night Getaways featuring lodging in luxury yurts, one and a half days of guided activities, one free Zip Line Canopy pass for each family, boxed lunches, activity gear, and daily transportation at $895.00 for families from three to six members; and Kayak Adventure programs including a moonlight paddle, a singles paddle, ladies’ getaway weekend, and fall foliage tours, at $75.00 per person with private lessons available for $125 per person at a three hour minimum.
â€œOur partnership with Eastern Mountain Sports enables us to provide our visitors with the confidence they need to participate in outdoor challenges,â€ said Kirk Nasetta, managing member at White Mountain Exploration. â€œWith their authentic expertise, we know our guests will have a first class experience.â€
For additional information, interested athletes can visit the White Mountain Exploration Website: www.whitemountainexploration.com.
About Eastern Mountain Sports
Founded in 1967 by two New England rock climbers and based in Peterborough, N.H., Eastern Mountain Sports is one of the nation’s leading outfitters of outdoor gear, clothing, footwear and accessories with 66 retail stores in 12 states. Eastern Mountain Sports designs and sells products for outdoor adventurers who participate in a variety of sports, such as mountaineering, backpacking, camping, hiking, adventure racing, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and snow sports. Eastern Mountain Sports product and technology is tested by its product development and quality assurance teams in conjunction with the Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing, Kayaking and Ski Schools. More information is available at www.ems.com.
About White Mountain Explorations
White Mountain Exploration, established in 2007 at Tenney Mountain in Plymouth, New Hampshire, is a resort complex that serves as a center for outdoor exploration/adventure and training, staffed by professionals from Eastern Mountain Sports. Our Mission is to develop the complex using construction and operating techniques that will positively impact resort property, the community and all individuals who share the experience. The resort features amenities for active families, outdoor enthusiasts, companies and organizations seeking an exciting and healthy retreat and team building for their employees or members. Future development will include an Adventure Center and Whitewater Park, hospitality, dining, retail and the construction of a â€œGreenâ€ mountainside community designed in conjunction with mountain lifestyle.