[R293R, Nashoba Valley Ski Area] in Westford, Mass., and [R119R, Cranmore Mountain Resort] in North Conway, N.H., bridge the gap from summer to winter with festivals geared toward Halloween.

Witch's Woods at Nashoba offers Haunted Hayrides and Halloween Screampark, both of which are fright-filled adventures for kids age 6 and up.

The Haunted Hayride is the longest in New England, and the only one in Massachusetts.

Admission includes access to three haunted houses: Nightmare Mansion, Castle Morbid, and 3D Keeper's Crypt.

Nashoba also offers two self-guided attractions, a Jack O'Lantern Jamboree, and Horrorwood Chamber of Chills.

Cranmore's Ghoullog opens for the fourth season, offering a glimpse into the terror of a village struck by a mystery virus that has affected all inhabitants.

A stroll through the beleaguered village at dusk leads to the summit quad for a seven-minute ride to the Ghoullog atop the 2,000-foot peak.

Both resorts are selling season passes at pre-season rates. Nashoba is selling Adult Unlimited Passes for $625, and Junior Unlimited Passes for $575; prices increase $50 Nov. 15. Cranmore is selling Adult Unlimited Passes for $509, Adult Limited Passes (valid except Christmas, Martin Luther King Jr., and February vacation periods) for $339. Teen Unlimited Passes (ages 13-18) and Senior Unlimited Passes are $319.

More information: Nashoba Valley Ski Area; Cranmore Mountain Resort. Or call: Nashoba, 978-692-3033; Cranmore, 800-786-6754.