Coming Right Up: The 22nd Annual Chocolate Festival

By: Ally Betker

Chocoholics, rejoice! This Sunday, February 27, the Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring and Snowshoe Foundation is hosting its 22nd annual Chocolate Festival. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. visit 10 trailside inns, B&Bs, and stores to sample chocolate fondue, chocolate cookies, chocolate-dipped strawberries…you get the idea.

It’s small wonder this is known as the “Sweetest Day on the Trails.” To assuage some guilt from all that indulgence, burn calories by cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or, ahem, driving to each trailside stop — and remind yourself that all proceeds go toward the Foundation’s efforts to keep the ski trails beautiful and functional.

Tickets are $20 in advance, available through, or can be purchased for $25 at any of the 10 stops on the tour. If you want to extend your stay, several participating inns are offering lodging deals in conjunction with the event.

A festival map listing all the chocolate stops is available here, or at your first stop along the trail.

279 NH Route 16-302, Intervale, NH,