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What is Grandfathered?

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Here is an excerpt from my article on "Grandfathered" assets in the Lakes Region

Establishing if something is "Grandfathered" on the water.

Grandfathered assets on Lake Winnipesaukee

Since this comes up a lot in waterfront purchases, let's use a real world example. Boathouses are the crown jewel up here in the lakes region. (Here are some Boathouses on Lake Winnipesaukee!) If you are purchasing a property with a boathouse, you must be satisfied about one of two criteria.

First, if the structure can be proven to exist without alteration, prior to July 2, 1969, then it is most likely "grandfathered"**. Second, if the construction happened after July 2, 1969 and permits can be produced to show the structure in its current location, size and configuration, then it's also most likely "grandfathered".**

Grandfathered structures can be maintained, but in most cases have to be kept in the same place without altering the structure's size or configuration**.  Be careful of boathouses that may have grown over time or suddenly have finished space that was not permitted.

Read the whole article here.

2011-12 Projected Ski Area openings

We are a four season resort, this dates were provided by SkiNH.



Remember these dates are projected opening dates; we do need Mother Nature's cooperation, so please check with the ski area directly before traveling.


Abenaki Ski Area - December 26 Attitash Mountain Resort - Re-opening December 10

Black Mountain - December 16

Bretton Woods - OPEN!  4-6" of new snow Wed night!

Cannon Mountain- Re-opening December 9.  6" of new snow Wed night!

Cranmore Mountain- Mountain Adventure Park open this weekend; re-opening for skiing December 10!

Crotched Mountain - as soon as possible!

Dartmouth Skiway- December 16

Granite Gorge- December 14

Gunstock Mountain Resort- Zip Tour open this weekend; opening for skiing December 16!

King Pine - December 16 (noon-7pm, $12 tickets)

Loon Mountain- OPEN!  4" of new snow Wed night!

McIntyre Ski Area - December 16

Mount Sunapee- December 11

Pats Peak - opening for skiing as soon as possible!

Ragged Mountain- opening for skiing as soon as possible!

Waterville Valley- Re-opening December 9

Wildcat Mountain- December 16

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