Jericho Warming Hut

Visitor Analysis

Winter Season 2014-2015

 

September 29, 2015

 

By Larry Gomes, Assistant Trail Master

White Mt. Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club

Berlin, NH.

and

Paula Kinney, Executive Coordinator

Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce

Berlin, NH

 

 


 

Introduction

 

This was the fourth winter of operation for the Jericho Warming Hut and due to almost continuous snow cover for the entire winter; the number of visitors was up from prior years. 

 

The Warming Hut winter season started on December 15, 2014 and closed for mud season on April 12, 2015 providing the Berlin area with almost a four full months of riding.

 

 

This page from the Warming Hut log book shows visitors signing in
from 7 different states including California.

 

Visitors by State and Country

 

The Warming Hut hosted visitors from 30 states and 6 different countries.  Counts are from the guest book only.  Actual visitors to the Warming Hut could be 2-3 times higher because not everyone signs in.   Actual snowmobilers riding through the Berlin area trails could be as high as 10 times higher because many riders pass through the area without traveling up to the Warming Hut.

 

 

Domestic Visitors

   

International Visitors

 

State

# Visitors

 

Date

Country

 

# Visitors

CT

90

 

12/23/2014

US Virgin Islands

 

2

FL

9

 

2/8/2015

Montenegro, Europe

 

1

MA

381

 

2/10/2015

New Brunswick, Canada

 

2

ME

45

 

3/3/2015

Montreal, Canada

 

1

NH

715

 

3/4/2015

Vancouver, Canada

 

1

NY

28

 

3/4/2015

London, England

 

2

PA

14

 

3/4/2015

Vancouver, Canada

 

2

RI

93

 

3/18/2015

Dublin, Ireland

 

1

VT

25

 

4/1/2015

Tel Aviv, Israel

 

1

TX

5

 

Total International Visitors

 

13

VA

3

 

Total Countries

   

6

NC

2

         

CA

3

         

NJ

8

         

IL

1

         

AZ

2

         

MN

2

         

NM

1

         

GA

4

         

MT

1

         

DC

2

         

DE

2

         

UT

1

         

AK

1

         

TN

2

         

WY

1

         

CO

1

         

MO

1

         

NV

1

         

MD

1

         

Total Domestic Visitors

1445

         

Total States

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors by Week

 

The snowmobile season started on December 15, 2014 but there was a warmup during Christmas week that kept traffic down.   Grooming operations started on December 18, 2014 and ended on April 9, 2015.  During this time almost all visitors came to the Warming Hut by snowmobile, except for a few riders that came by ATV at the end of the season.

 

Domestic Visitors

#  Visitors

 

Comments

DEC14-WK3

30

   

DEC14-WK4

56

 

Grooming started

JAN15-WK1

39

 

Limited snow

JAN15-WK2

57

   

JAN15-WK3

48

   

JAN15-WK4

107

   

JAN15-WK5

97

   

FEB15-WK1

102

 

Easter Seals Ride-In

FEB15-WK2

107

   

FEB15-WK3

145

 

MA School Vacation Week

FEB15-WK4

130

 

NH School Vacation Week

MAR15-WK1

138

 

Snodeo in Colebrook

MAR15-WK2

120

   

MAR15-WK3

136

   

MAR15-WK4

79

   

APR15-WK1

39

   

APR15-WK2

15

 

Grooming Ended

Grand Total

1445

   

 

 

 

Visitors by Distance

 

Over half the visitors (896 or 62%) traveled between 100 and 300 miles to visit the Warming Hut.   The bulk of these visitors reside in central and southern New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.   Local residents traveling 25 miles or less comprised 21% of the Warming Hut visitors.

 

Domestic Visitors

   

International Visitors

Distance Traveled

# Visitors

   

Distance Traveled

City/Country

# Visitors

1-26

305

   

                           1,844

US Virgin Islands

2

26-51

48

   

                           4,339

Montenegro, Europe

1

51-76

39

   

                              248

New Brunswick, Canada

2

76-101

65

   

                              131

Montreal, Canada

1

101-126

161

   

                           2,421

Vancouver, Canada

1

126-151

216

   

                           3,194

London, England

2

151-176

126

   

                           2,421

Vancouver, Canada

2

176-201

99

   

                           2,909

Dublin, Ireland

1

201-226

139

   

                           5,402

Tel Aviv, Israel

1

226-251

110

   

Grand Total

 

 

13

251-276

31

           

276-301

14

           

>301

92

           

Grand Total

1445

           

 

 

 

 

Summary

 

The statistics gathered at the Jericho Warming Hut continue to provide a valuable insight into where visitors are originating their trips to the Berlin area and peak visiting times.   We hope these statistics will be helpful for anyone planning enhancements to Jericho Mt. State Park or the infrastructure in the area.

 

The White Mt. Ridge Runners club plans to produce these reports at the end of each season as follows: 

·         Snowmobile Season: December 15th until the park closes for mud season (Usually in April)

·         ATV Season: Park opening day (usually in May) until the start of snowmobile season on December 15th

 

The original sign-in sheets and spreadsheet data is available to anyone who is interested in taking a closer look at this information.  We also welcome any suggestions for additional reports or improvements to the current reports.

 

 

Some of the local ladies decided to “dress down” while admiring the view from the
hill in front of the Warming Hut last winter.