At Attitash on Friday, June 28, all general admissions will be just $15. This is a savings of $30 off the regular 48″ & taller general admission rate and a savings of $5 off for those under 48″. Families and friends will be able to enjoy a full day of summer fun attractions including the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster, original Alpine Slides, Waterslides, Buddy Bears’s Playpool, Mountain Biking, Climbing Wall, Eurobungy Trampoline and the new Airbag Jump and Slacklines. Bike rentals and Horseback Riding are not included in the general admission ticket. Visit attitash.com for more details.
As a result of last week’s new snow coupled with temperatures that have been cooler than normal and conditions remaining to be better than good, we’ve extended our season and will now remain open daily (weather/conditions permitting) until Sunday, April 7. And we’re offering lots of ways to enjoy the extended season at a discount including:
• $40 Fridays – Lift tickets just $40 at the window every Friday in March & April at both Attitash & Wildcat.
• $9 April Fool’s Day – Lift tickets just $9 at the window April 1 at both Attitash & Wildcat.
• $40 Midweek E-Tickets – Purchase at least 48 hours in advance online for both Attitash & Wildcat.
• Bring-A-Friend Midweek Tickets – All Attitash/Wildcat season pass and Vertical Value Card holders can bring a friend and purchase them a half-price lift ticket Monday – Friday for the remainder of the season at both Attitash & Wildcat! That’s right, show us your Attitash/Wildcat season pass or your Vertical Value Card (when purchasing your 50% off ticket) and purchase a friend a half-price lift ticket (50% off regular full, 1-day, lift ticket rates). This offer can be used once per day, per card.
Please note that because of the extended season, you’ll see in the event list below that we’ve moved our annual Pond Skim event to now be Saturday, April 6 and that the Attitash Ski School will be limited after Sunday, March 31. Please call ahead after that date to inquire about ski school availability with advance reservation. We’ll also mention that after Attitash closes for the season, Wildcat Mountain will continue to operate and does not currently have a set closing date as it goes for a 6th year in a row as the last ski area in New Hampshire to be offering lift-serviced skiing and riding. Keep an eye on their snow report page for the most up-to-date info on conditions and operating plans as the legendary spring season in Pinkham Notch continues.
Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster Open Daily During Vacation Week
Experience 4,300 feet of banked curves and dips down the Attitash mountainside on the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster. Ride in two-person carts set to twin stainless steel tracks, just like a rollercoaster, reaching speeds up to 25 miles per hour. The Mountain Coaster will be open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday, February 24 and weekends the remainder of the season. Certain ride restrictions may apply, visit Attiash.com for details and pricing.
Mt. Washington Valley is one of the finest waterfall ice climbing destinations in North America, so if you want to learn about ice climbing or winter mountaineering, or just want to brush up on your skills and meet other climbers, don’t miss the 20th Annual Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest on February 1 – 3. Hosted by North Conway’s International Mountain Climbing School, this event is considered one of the premier ice climbing events in the country.
Since its inception 20 years ago, the Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest has been eagerly anticipated by ice climbers in the eastern United States, and is intended to be a celebration of ice climbing and winter mountaineering and the people that make it a part of their lives. Ice Fest provides a great opportunity for those attending to network, socialize, try new gear and participate in multiple day courses, one-day technical clinics and privately guided climbs. You’ll have the chance to learn from the absolute best, with the biggest roster of guest guides to date on board for this year. There are courses for all abilities, plus jaw-dropping videos and shows, free gear demos and free food, not to mention a whole lot of fun! For more information, or to register for an Ice Fest clinic or climb, visit their website or call IMCS directly at 603-356-7064.
As we head into the first weekend in January, all of the Valley’s 7 ski resorts are open. Here is a quick trail and lift count:
Attitash - 49 trails; 6 lifts. 16″ of new snow in the past 7 days.
Black Mountain - 40 trails; 3 lifts. 16″ of new snow in the past 7 days.
Bretton Woods - 89 trails; 7 lifts. 19″ of new snow in the past 7 days.
Cranmore - 43 trails; 5 lifts. 14″ of new snow in the past 7 days.
King Pine - 14 trails; 5 lifts. 10″ of new snow in the past 7 days.
Shawnee Peak - 29 trails; 4 lifts. 31″ of new snow in the past 7 days.
Wildcat - 427 trails; 3 lifts. 25″ of new snow in the past 7 days.
Last week’s snow allowed all of the Valley’s XC centers to open as well. Here’s a look at the amount of xc ski and snowshoe terrain now open:
Bear Notch Ski Touring : 22 km classic; 24 km skate. 16″ of new snow in the past 7 days.
Bretton Woods Nordic: 50 km classic; 40 km skate. 19″ of new snow in the past 7 days.
Great Glen Trails: 20 km classic; 21 km skate. 21″ of new snow in the past 7 days.
Jackson Ski Touring: 147 km classic; 55 km skate. 15″ of new snow in the past 7 days.
Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring: 20 km classic; 40 km skate. 15″ of new snow in the past 7 days.
Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Reserve: 15 km classic; 15 km skate. 10″ of new snow in the past 7 days.
Saturday, December 29
Attitash Freeride Series: Rail Jam
Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Bear Peak Base Lodge; Event begins at 11 a.m. and is a 1-hour jib session open to all ages, male or female. Sponsored prizes awarded to best skier and rider of the session.
EMS North Conway Alpine Touring & Telemark Demo Day
Eastern Mountain Sports of North Conway will be at the base of Attitash providing our guests equipment for an on-snow demo and day of product testing for free with a valid lift ticket or season pass.
Visit attitash.com for more information.
Apparently, we’ve all been good this year because Santa loaded up his sleigh with heaps of new snow. The Mt. Washington Valley saw a fresh coating of new snow on Christmas Day, and chance are good it’s snowing while you read this. A major snow event, as the meteorologists like to say, is on tap for Thursday, 12/27, so be certain to check out each of the ski resort and XC center websites for all the latest on snowfall and trail counts. But, don’t spend too long on the computer. You should get to the Mt. Washington Valley for alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snow tubing, sleigh rides, SnowCoach rides, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and everything else that makes winter so magical. It’s all here. Check out http://mtwashingtonvalley.org for more information.
For Special Holiday accommodation rates contact Mt WashingtonValley Accommodations at 800-862-1600 or visit us at www.mwvacc.com. Looking for a great bargin for January? Ask about our $49 room rate at the Attitash Marketplace Motel for the weekend of January 4th and 5th, 2013. Rooms are limited so call today!
Bear Peak has top-to-bottom skiing/riding on Illusion via the Flying Bear Quad, with food service at the Bear Peak Cafeteria and bar only service at The Den. A shuttle service will be provided for access to and from our two base areas.
On the Attitash side, we will definitely be operating the Snowbelt for beginners and the Flying Yankee Quad with access to Moat. This week’s pesky warm spell, which delayed snowmaking efforts at the start of the week, has created a bit of a curveball, but we are pushing to have Grandstand and Thad’s Choice ready for tomorrow. This will be assessed prior to opening, so refer to the Snow Report tomorrow morning for the latest information. If we are able to open Thad’s Choice, we’ll operate the Summit Triple with top-to-bottom terrain on Upper Saco, Humphrey’s Ledge, Northwest Passage to Thad’s Choice.
The Den and Ptarmigan’s Pub will open at 11 a.m. for bar service; food will be available at the Attitash Cafeteria and Bear Peak Cafeteria; Frostbites at The Adventure Center will be closed. Our Ski & Snowboard School is taking private lessons only this weekend. Attitash Sports will operate its main base retail shop; tune and repair is TBA so call in advance at 800.223.SNOW.
Tickets rates for Friday through Sunday, December 9 will be $49 (Adult 19+), $39 (Young Adult 13-18) and $29 (Junior 6-12 / Senior 65+). We’ll offer our usual $30 Sunday Funday Afternoon ticket from 12-4 p.m.
The foliage is peaking here at Attitash Mountain Resort, just in time for the long Columbus Day Weekend and the final days of fall operation. The Alpine Slide, Mountain Coaster, Mountain Biking and Scenic Chair Ride will be open Saturday, October 6 through Monday, October 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you’re looking for fun after this weekend, head to Wildcat Mountain in Pinkham Notch, which will be operating its ZipRider and Scenic Gondola an additional weekend (October 13 & 14).
Oktoberfest at Bear Peak
We tend to treat this weekend as “the beginning” of winter. The leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter — people are tossing kegs around at Bear Peak. That’s right, this weekend is the 15th Annual Attitash Oktoberfest held at Bear Peak on Saturday and Sunday starting at 12 p.m. Check out the schedule of events below, from Kinderplatz to the Biergarten, all ages are guaranteed a good time beneath the tent at Bear.
Loodking for last minute lodging in the North Conway area, one call is all you need to make. Mount Washington Valley Accommodations – 800-862-1600 or Click Here to visit us online!
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