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Les Schoof, trustee – vice-chair

Les Schoof moved to the Mt Washington Valley in 1993, and became co-owner, with his husband Ed Butler, of the Notchland Inn in Hart’s Location, Crawford Notch. He has actively promoted the Notchland Inn and the Mt Washington Valley since calling them home.

Before he reinvented himself as an innkeeper, Les was professionally involved in the performing arts. Early experience as a director, set and costume designer for theatre stood him in good stead when he managed national arts organizations: first the Joffrey Ballet and later American Ballet Theatre. Beyond the day-to-day operation of the company, his responsibilities included guiding board and staff relations; supervising marketing, fund-raising, audience and volunteer development; negotiating budgets, union, artist, and production contracts, and the coordination of domestic and foreign tours for the nation’s largest touring ballet company

Les is currently town moderator of Hart’s Location, and has previously served as planning board chair. He has chaired the marketing committee of Bed and Breakfasts in the Mount Washington Valley, served as the president of Passport to New England, a consortium of inns throughout the region, and served on the board of the Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America and on their national membership committee. He has also served on the board of the Conway Area Humane Society, where he was vice-chair and later chair.

Les joined the Mountain Top board in 2016. 


The green “CONCERT SCHEDULE AND RESERVATIONS” button on this page will take you to a schedule of concerts. There is no need to sign in to view the schedule, but when you click “Add to Cart” to reserve seats, you will be asked to sign in with a user ID and password. If you have bought a concert ticket in the last several years, that info was emailed to you on or around April 26, 2018. If you have misplaced your info, click on “Forgot” and enter the primary email for your household (the one that receives concert directions and/or invoices from Mt Top). That address will then receive an email with your credentials (you may have to check your spam).  You can also call our office between 10 and 5  Monday through Thursday and we will give you your information. If you are a new user (never registered for a lesson, purchased a concert ticket, or recently donated to Mountain Top), you must create an account in order to purchase a concert ticket. You will receive email confirmation of your payment.

A few hints:

  • The Firefox browser is not supported, and the system is not optimized for mobile devices, although it may work OK on tablets.
  • To see concerts in chronological order, select Sort By Start Date in the upper-right corner of the listing screen.
  • Ignore any references to selecting a “pay plan.”

IMPORTANT: When making a credit card payment, please the note the check box below. If left unchecked, your credit card will be securely saved in our system, and will replace any card we currently have on file.


Please indicate any seating or other special requests in the “optional comments” section of the payment form. If you would like to be seated with other guests, please provide their names and we will do our best to seat you together.