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Mountainside Summer Music Series Featuring Chris MacKay and the Toneshifters

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Join Attitash on Saturdays from July 1st through Labor Day Weekend from 3-6pm for their 5th season of the Mountainside Summer Music Series.

There is limited eating and shade available, so guests are encouraged to bring their camping chair to relax, sit back, and enjoy free outdoor live entertainment. Adults are welcome to purchase beer, wine, and special elixers from the Cantina Bar during the event.

Performance Schedule

  • July 22nd – Chris Mackay & The Toneshifters
  • July 29th – Al Shafner and the Revtones
  • August 5th – Studio Two – The Beatles Before America
  • August 12th – The Gravel Project
  • August 19th – Candie Tremblay and The Fellas
  • August 26th – The Pat Foley Band
  • September 2nd – Dean Machine

For more information, visit https://www.attitash.com/events-calendar/ or call (800) 223-7669.

BlueberryFest at Attitash Mountain Village August 6

Attitash Mountain Resort will celebrate summer when it hosts the BLUEBERRYfest in its base area Saturday, August 6th. Attitash gets its name from the region’s Native American Abenaki word for “blueberry”, and early August is generally when New Hampshire’s wild blueberries are in peak season. The BLUEBERRYfest event features a craft fair plus farmers’ market, live music, BBQ-style food, seasonal brews, and blueberry pie baking and pie-eating contests. No admission purchase is necessary to access the vendors or for live music and other events listed below. Use of Attitash summer attractions requires a general admission or ride ticket purchase; rates are available at attitash.com.

The BLUEBERRYfest craft fair and farmer’s market runs from 10am-4pm, with a Cornhole Challenge at 11am, a blue ribbon blueberry pie baking contest at 1pm, a Blueberry pie eating contest at 1:30pm, and live music with the Jonathan Sarty Band from 3-6pm.   The festival will also offer BBQ-style food, Seadog Blueberry beer and other tasty blueberry treats all day long.  The Mount Washington Children’s Museum has also partnered with Attitash to offer children’s face painting during the afternoon.  Winners of the pie-eating, baking contests and Cornhole Challenge will receive prizes from Attitash including summer attractions tickets. Winners of the pie eating and baking contests and the Cornhole Challenge will receive prizes from Attitash including summer attractions tickets.

The Jonathan Sarty Band will provide the music and energy on the Attitash Mountainside Music Series stage from 3pm – 6pm.  The JSB offers genres of classic rock and country and will be set up just outside the Attitash main lodge between the Mountain Coaster and Alpine Slides.

Crafters, farmers, and those interested in entering the Blue Ribbon Blueberry Pie Baking Contest should contact Attitash Mountain Resort Events Coordinator Corey Madden at 603-374-2615 or cmadden@attitash.com for more information.

Attitash Mountain Resort Hosts 18th Annual Oktoberfest Columbus Day Weekend

 Attitash Mountain Resort will host its 18th Annual Oktoberfest on Columbus Day weekend, October 10 and 11 at the Bear Peak base area. The two-day event will feature traditional Bavarian music from the world renowned King Ludwig’s Band, authentic German fare as well as a Biergarten featuring 19 different local and regional breweries serving a host of seasonal beers and ciders.

Oktoberfest, a family tradition at Attitash, features a wide variety of activities for kids and adults. Within the festival grounds children have their own Kinderplatz tent complete with arts & crafts, face painting and other mini-games organized by the Mount Washington Children’s Museum. Outside, youngsters will also find a giant inflatable obstacle course to play in.

For the adults, a staple of the Attitash Oktoberfest is the Samuel Adams Stein Hoist Competition. A competition of strength and concentration, participants over 21 years of age will attempt to hold a full beer stein with a straight arm parallel to the ground for as long as possible. Whoever can last the longest will win an overnight stay in Boston and a tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery. Rounding out the adult activities are the keg toss competition, corn hole boards, and slacklining.

Hours for Oktoberfest are Saturday, October 10, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 11, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to purchase in advance online at attitash.com to save on admission and reserve a commemorative mug complete with one drink. Admission at the door is $12 (age 21+, positive ID required), $7 (ages 6-20), and children 5 and under are free.

In addition to the Oktoberfest, the Bear Peak base lodge will be open for winter season pass sales. Monday, October 12 marks the final preseason deadline to purchase an Attitash/Wildcat season pass before prices go up to full price. There is no entrance fee for those wishing to just purchase or pick up their season pass.

For more information on Oktoberfest, to pre-purchase tickets online, or for season pass information visit attitash.com.

January is Learn to Ski Month

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Is learning to ski or snowboard on your resolution list for 2015? Do you have a
friend or family member that should be joining you on the trails? If either of these ideas sounds familiar, you or your friends/family might want to take advantage of Ski NH’s Learn to Ski and Snowboard month in January. This promotion is designed help first time skiers and boarders become comfortable on the slopes or trails by providing a lesson, rental equipment and lift ticket for $29 or trail pass for $19. The Mt. Washington Valley Alpine and Nordic ski areas participating in Ski NH’s Learn to Ski and Snowboard month are King Pine Ski AreaCranmore MountainBretton WoodsGreat Glen Trails, and Bretton Woods XCAttitash and Wildcat are offering the same January $29 promotion  Please note these specially priced packages are offered January only, at special times, and space is limited.

Any time after January 2, 2015, visit www.SkiNH.com where you will find links to each participating resort and reserve your Learn to Ski and Snowboard lesson. If you register for this promotion at any of the above ski resorts or XC Centers you can expect your Learn to Ski clinic to include a lesson, rental equipment and a lift ticket at a discounted price of $29 at Alpine resorts or $19 at Nordic resorts. This promotion is available to first time skiers, ages 13 and older. Reservations are required.  You can also contact Attitash and Wildcat separately to learn more about their programs.

Each of Mt Washington Valley’s ski resorts and XC Centers are dedicated to getting you on the trails and slopes with personal attention in a group lesson setting. Read on for more information about the learning opportunities at Mt Washington Valley’s 13 ski resorts and XC Centers after the January Learn to Ski & Snowboard promotion is over.

Wildcat Mountain:  New to skiing and riding?  Take advantage of Wildcat’s $29 Learn2 January Special – Space Limited, Call To Reserve Today! If you know a friend or family member age 13+ who should be joining you when you visit the slopes this season Wildcat wants to be their “home” mountain. and share the Wildcat Mountain experience in an easy complete package for just $29! For the month of January (excluding January 17-19, 2015), Wildcat is offering their Learn2 Single Clinic program that includes 3-hour lesson, rental equipment, and lift ticket for only $29. There’s only one catch, spaces will be limited and must be reserved and paid for at least 48 hours in advance by calling 1 (888) 754-9453 extension 217. Click here to learn more about ski school opportunities after January.

Attitash Mountain Resort,Wildcat’s sister resort offers a $29 Learn2 January Special – Space Limited, Call To Reserve Today! Do you know a friend or family member age 13+ who should be joining you when you visit the slopes this season? Attitash wants to be the ones to get them started, become their home mountain and share the Attitash Mountain Resort experience in an easy complete package for just $29! For the month of January (excluding January 17-19, 2015), Attitash is offering their Learn2 Single Clinic program that includes 3-hour lesson, rental equipment, and lift ticket for only $29. There’s only one catch, spaces will be limited and must be reserved and paid for at least 48 hours in advance by calling 1 (866) 376-4293.  After January, a number of learn to ski programs are availalble.  Click here for a link to the Attitash Ski School’s learning programs throughout the ski season.

In addition to the SkiNH’s Learn to Ski month, Cranmore Mountain also offers their own GET (Guaranteed Easy Turns) lesson. This package is $299.00 and designed for first-time skiers, ages 13 and older.  The GET program includes three GET beginner ski lessons throughout the 2014-15 winter seasons, with rental equipment, instruction and lift tickets on each visit. You must reserve your spot by visiting this website:http://www.cranmore.com/winter/get-program. Cranmore has partnered with Rossignol to bring you the “GET Skis” package. Upon completing the third GET lesson, skiers will receive a pair of new Rossignol Experience 74 skis with bindings, and a discount on Rossignol ski boots.

Cranmore also provides the option of customizing your GET program with options of choosing one, two or three lessons for the reduced prices of $99, $149 and $199 respectively. These options are also open to those looking to snowboard as well. This option does not include the pair of new Rossignol Experience 74 skis with bindings, and a discount on Rossignol ski boots.

King Pineis a PSIA-certified Ski & Snowboard School and wants to help you gain confidence in Alpine or Nordic skiing. Their popular 1-2-3 Ski and 1-2-3 Snowboard packages are back for another season! 1-2-3 packages are geared for First-Timers and include rentals, lessons and lift tickets. When you learn is up to you– take one now, one in a couple of weeks and one later this season.Upon completion of all 3 lessons, you will receive a pass good for 50% off tickets, lessons and rentals for the remainder of the 2014/15 season. (this pass is non-transferable). The 1-2-3 learning package includes:

  • 3 All-day lift tickets (beginner lifts on day 1 and All-lifts tickets on your 2nd and 3rd day)
  • 3 group lessons
  • 3 days of rentals (skis, boots and poles OR snowboard and boots)
  • 50% off tickets, rentals and lessons upon completion of all 3 lessons!

First lesson times: Non-holiday Midweek: 10AM, Noon and 2PM Weekend & Holidays: 10AM, Noon and 2PM. 2nd and 3rd lesson times: Non-holiday Midweek: 10AM and 2PM Weekend & Holidays: 10AM and 2PM. It is recommended that you arrive 1 hour before class time if you are renting equipment.  Adult packages are $159; junior packages (ages 8-12) are $129.

Learn to ski at Black Mountain for only $79. Your ticket includes a ninety minute group lesson, an all-day lift ticket and full rental equipment. This ski lesson is available to beginner skiers ages 13 and older. Call (800) 698-4490 for lesson details and to reserve your spot. Black Mountain is a family-friendly mountain, located in Jackson, NH that offers a wide variety of terrain for any level of skier.  Click here to explore all the ski school and race options at Black Mountain.

Bretton Woods is also participating in Ski NH’s January Learn to Ski or Snowboard package promotion. From January 4th through the 30th, your package includes a Learn to Ski or Snowboard lesson, equipment rentals and a Learning Center Quad lift ticket valid for the day of the lesson. This is open to first-time skiers and riders ages 13 and older and is $29.00. From Jan. 11th through the 16th, Bretton Woods’ Learn to ski program will be offered for free, however this package is not available January 18th through the 19th, 2015.

Also at Bretton Woods, new skiers and riders who complete their lesson will receive a special Explore the Woods Discount Card with a 10% discount at resort retail outlets and a 20% discount on rentals, lift tickets, and ski school lessons for the remainder of the 2015 ski season. In addition, the cardholder will have the opportunity to purchase a 2015-2016 Bretton Woods season pass for 20% off the early season price. Explore the Woods cardholders will be invited to the Season Passholder BBQ on March 22, 2015.

Bretton Woods’ “Learn to Nordic Ski” program teaches you the fundamentals of XC skiing. It includes a trail pass, touring or skate ski rentals and a group lesson for $19 for beginners ages 13 and older. Participants must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance with the Bretton Woods Ski & Snowboard School at (603) 278-3303. To reserve a Nordic ski lesson through this promotion call (603) 278-3322.

The Bretton Woods Ski School also offers the Red Carpet Learn to Ski/Burton Learn to Ride introduction to skiing and riding program. There are a number of options available.  Click here for a complete list of ski school options.

Great Glen Trails is excited to introduce first timers to Nordic skiing and is celebrating with Learn to Ski month throughout January, 2015. If you have never skied before, Great Glen Trails has a team of experienced ski school teachers ready to help you take on the trails. The beginner lessons are offered in a group and are one hour & fifteen minutes. The instructors, led by cross-country Olympian Sue Wemyss, will introduce you to the sport of cross country skiing in an easy and fun environment. Here, Great Glen Trails will also begin teaching you a new discipline, such as skate skiing. The beginner lesson at Great Glen Trails includes a trail pass and ski rental for the day and are available at the reduced price of $19 when you present this online coupon: http://greatglentrails.com/winter/learn-to-ski-month/. This package is unavailable on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Lessons begin at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm daily. Call 603-466-2333 to make your reservation with the online coupon.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation (JSTF) presents fun, efficient and effective XC skiing techniques that create comfortability and confidence on the trails. The time spent in a ski lesson will add to the enjoyment of your overall skiing experience. Jackson Ski Touring Foundation PSIA certified. This XC center provides group and private lessons.   JSTF group lessons are available in the morning with the additional advantage of a discounted afternoon lesson to reinforce what you have learned in an earlier lesson.  This combination helps you improve technique with a focus on controlling down hills. Group rates are open to skiers ages ten and up and are $33. Lesson times are 10:15, 11:30, and 1:30 on the weekdays and 10:15, 10:45, 11:30, and 11:45 and 1:30 or by instructor availability.

Private lessons at JSTF are designed to meet your goals and abilities with personal attention. Private lessons are available in Classic and Skate techniques and open to any age. Private lessons are $40 per hour, per individual and $25 for each additional person. Private lessons are available at 9am and 2:30pm and an additional 1:15pm time on weekends, or by availability of instructor. Call 603-383-9355 to arrange your lesson.

With all the options available throughout Mt Washington Valley for learning to ski and snowboard, January is the month to take up skiing, boarding or even snowshoeing, and tackle those new year’s resolutions to get fit!  For more information on your January getaway to Mt Washington Valley visit http://www.MtWashingtonValley.org or call 1800DO.SEE.NH (800.367.3364).  To learn more about New Hampshire winter vacation, visitwww.VisitNH.gov.

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Caption:  New skiers participate in Cranmore Mountain’s GET program.  Cranmore photo.

Additional photos available upon request:  Contact Marti Mayne (PR@mtwashingtonvalley.org) or visit the Mt Washington Valley Flickr files: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mwvchamber/sets/

Craft Fair at Attitash Mountain

Meet the artist behing Aardvark Woodworking at the
Attitash Mountain Art & Craft Fair Saturday

July 12th 10am-4pm Under the GREEN TENT

Enjoy a 10% off discount for MWV Chamber members AND
10% off for veterans and active service men and women. Includes website orders.

Check out our new line of Pizza Cutters, Bottle Openers, Seam Rippers and Ice Cream Scoops. Each one individually made and unique. Don’t forget our large selection of custom made pens.

Enjoy wood turning demonstrations throughout the day. Come and spend a beautiful summer day at a classic New England resort, supporting local artisans!

 

Attitash Mountain Resort Adding New ZipTour Zip Line Attraction Summer 2014

Zip from Summit of Bear Peak to Attitash Mountain Will Be Longest Single Span In Contiguous U.S.

Attitash Mountain Resort has long been recognized as New England’s original summer fun ski area with the Alpine Slide, still the longest in North America, first opening to the public in 1976. Since then Attitash Mountain Resort has added many more summer attractions including the Mount Washington Valley’s longest mountain coaster and New Hampshire’s first free-fall Airbag Jump. This season, Attitash will introduce a new ZipTour attraction featuring the Flying Bear and Attitash Aerial Zip Lines.

“We are thrilled to once again be adding another major new attraction to the Attitash experience this summer,” said President of Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain John Lowell. “The installation project has already begun and we project to open the ZipTour, including the Preflight, Flying Bear and Attitash Aerial Zip Lines, by mid-summer.” ZipTour is a zipline experience where the rider has the ability to control their speed. It will offer two parallel cable lines at each of the spans being constructed. The new ZipTour will carry riders from the summit of Bear Peak to the base of Attitash Mountain. Two major zip line spans are being installed along with a training span. The Flying Bear Zip will be just under 5,000 feet long, reaching heights greater than 400 feet off the ground as it crosses the valley between the two mountains. It will currently be the longest single span zip line in the contiguous United States. The Attitash Aerial Zip will be just under 3000 feet long and return the riders to the base of Attitash Mountain.

The Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster, Alpine Slide, Eurobungy Trampoline, 24-foot Climbing Wall, Airbag Jump, and Slacklines are all scheduled to open for weekends only beginning Saturday, May 24 (including the Memorial Day Monday). Starting Saturday, June 14 the Waterslides, Buddy Bear’s Playpool, Scenic Chair Sky Ride, Horseback Riding and hand-led Pony Rides along the Saco River also become available.

Also opening Memorial Day Weekend is lift-serviced Downhill Mountain Biking at Attitash on a network of designated trails that have been developed and maintained for summer & fall mountain bike use. The Dirt Trax bike shop has added new, high-end downhill demo bikes to its available rental fleet and additional Eastern States Cup regional competitions, including “Enduro” and “Super D” races, as well as a weekly race league, have been added to the mountain bike events calendar. Attitash has over 21 miles of mountain bike trails including the more difficult and technically challenging lift-serviced downhill trails as well as cross-country trails.

Attitash will again be hosting an outdoor summer music series every Saturday afternoon in July & August and will also have its BlueberryFEST on August 2 and the 17th Annual Oktoberfest October 11-12. Summer season passes are now on sale and begin as low as $100 for children under 48″ or for the mountain biking only pass. Mountainside lodging is available at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel featuring quality accommodations, year-round heated outdoor pool and spas, fitness center and casual dining at EleVations restaurant. All rates and information can be found online at attitash.com or by calling 1-800-223-7669.

Attitash & Wildcat Mountain Receive Just Under A Foot And A Half Of New Snow This Week.

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Great Conditions And Recent Storm Keep Visits Up Through The Week.

Seventeen inches, just under a foot and a half of new snow, has fallen this week at both Attitash and Wildcat. Downloadable photos and video shot today at Attitash Mountain are provided via the following links:

Downloadable Raw Video B-Roll: https://www.dropbox.com/s/p115dqfpo5vd8e4/Jan%203%20Pow%20Day%20B-Roll.mpeg

Downloadable Hi-Res Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5cbms3cd01xcpyw/tZkCTONhlv 

Conditions continue to improve daily and Attitash Mountain Resort currently has 49 trails open across both Attitash and Bear Peak mountains with powder and packed powder surfaces. Tomorrow, Saturday, January 4, Attitash hosts the 5th Annual Attitash GS Race, open to the public to participate in. For entertainment this weekend, Attitash hosts the Ross Livermore Band in Ptarmigan’s along with a 98.5 Sports Hub radio promotion. Al Shafner plays this week’s acoustic Den Session at Bear Peak.

And only 20 minutes away higher up in Pinkham Notch, Wildcat Mountain has 32 trails open for the coming weekend with powder and packed powder surface conditions. For entertainment, Wildcat hosts a Radio 92.9 WBOS radio promotion Saturday afternoon in the Wildcat Pub and on Sunday, January 5, Wildcat hosts its Blues & Brunch featuring live blues music and a great brunch buffet in the Wildcat Pub. Wildcat and Attitash also offer a Sunday Afternoon lift ticket for just $30.

With the additional new snow today at Attitash and Wildcat coupled with the storm effecting schools and work in Boston for both Thursday and today, Friday, we have seen a greater number of skier visits yesterday, today, and I anticipate we’ll have a strong weekend. It seems some of our guests and season passholders extended their holiday vacation and never left or others managed to head back up yesterday and this morning to start a long weekend because school, work and other commitments were cancelled where they live.

For the recent Christmas holiday period of December 25 to January 1 at Attitash Mountain Resort, it saw two days of skier visit numbers, Saturday, December 28 and Monday, December 30, exceeding the busiest of days during last year’s holiday period. The Monday, December 30 was a record breaking number of skier visits for Attitash during a Christmas holiday week in recent history. This contributed to Attitash being both up for visits and revenue for this year’s holiday period over last year.

For Wildcat Mountain, it was down for the week and I contribute that to having a lower percentage of trails and terrain open for the start of the holiday week as compared to many competing ski areas nearby for most of the week until Monday’s 11″ of new snow allowed Wildcat to increase its trails open count. Even with that, the week finished down at Wildcat as compared to last season. There have been some challenges to snowmaking this season at Wildcat Mountain and General Manager Brian Heon addressed recent wins and losses operationally when a new “Notes From The Summit GM Blog” was posted to help share insightful, operational information with Wildcat customers and season passholders. Fortunately, with all lift tickets, discount cards, and season passes valid for use at both Wildcat and Attitash, only 20 minutes nearby to each other, a significant amount of variety and value remains for the visiting skier and rider even when one of the ski areas may be challenged a bit operationally due to weather or conditions.

Thank you, cheers, and happy new year to you! – Thomas

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Attitash Mountain Resort, located in the Mount Washington Valley, has previously been ranked amongst the East’s top ten ski resorts for grooming, weather, accessibility, and off-hill activities by readers of SKI Magazine. Offering two distinct mountains, Attitash and Bear Peak, and one of New England’s more advanced snow making systems, Attitash is known for its signature terrain parks, free learning area, ski school and children’s programs, open-glade terrain, après entertainment, family value, the year-round mountain coaster attraction, and quality slopeside accommodations featuring the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel. For further information, please visit attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.

Wildcat Mountain is home to New Hampshire’s most powerful quad summit chair lift and is renowned for its high summit elevation over 4,000 feet and greater than 2,100 vertical feet of skiing and riding. The original Wildcat Trail celebrates 80 years this season from the time it was first cut in the summer of 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corp. Wildcat’s elevation and proximity to Mt. Washington contributes up to 200 inches of snow and a long winter/spring season annually and has consistently been rated #1 scenery and top ten in the East for snow, terrain variety, and value by readers of SKI Magazine. For further information, please visit skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI WILD.

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Contact for further information or photo requests.

Thomas Prindle | Director of Marketing | Attitash Mountain Resort | Wildcat Mountain

603-374-2605 | email: tprindle@ | attitash.com | skiwildcat.com

Wildcat Mountain Set To Open And Begin The Ski Season Saturday, November 23

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Bartlett & Pinkham Notch, NHWildcat Mountain will open for the2012WildcatVerticalChallenge_Photo2 season and begin to operate daily 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting this Saturday, November 23 offering intermediate and advanced skiing and riding on the Lynx Trail via the Tomcat Chair. Snowmaking will continue on Upper Lynx and Wildcat is looking to offer summit-to-base skiing and riding from the Wildcat Express high-speed summit quad in the days to follow after Saturday’s opening. With favorable weather/conditions, snowmaking and mountain operation crews will continue to be working hard to add terrain as quickly as they can.

Wildcat will remain open midweek, including Thanksgiving Day, and has planned a Cans or Cash @ The ‘Cat jib session event on the following Saturday, November 30 that will feature terrain park rail elements in the base area that can be easily accessed and repeatedly “hiked” by freestyle skiers & riders. For the Cans or Cash @ The ‘Cat event, Wildcat is asking for three canned goods or a $3 donation going toward a local food pantry in exchange for an event ticket. The ticket for the “hike” jib session will be separate from the ticket for lift-accessed terrain. Additional information and early season lift ticket rates available at skiwildcat.com.

At Attitash Mountain Resort, with the recent colder temps, snowmaking began this week and a target date has been set to open for skiing and riding on Saturday, December 7. Prior to that, Attitash is scheduled to operate the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30 of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Additional information and ticket rates available at attitash.com.

Attitash Winter1Both ski areas look to begin their 2013/14 winter operating season following up a hugely successful Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo last week. “We set record sales with our show-only promotions and the general enthusiasm for the upcoming season was extremely positive in Boston,” said Attitash & Wildcat Director of Marketing Thomas Prindle. “With more than a couple New England ski areas already open and others planning to open before Thanksgiving, including Wildcat Mountain, the overall feeling was that everyone is looking forward to the winter season.”

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Wildcat Mountain is home to New Hampshire’s most powerful quad summit chair lift and is renowned for its high summit elevation over 4,000 feet and greater than 2,100 vertical feet of skiing and riding. The original Wildcat Trail celebrates 80 years this season from the time it was first cut in the summer of 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corp. Wildcat’s elevation and proximity to Mt. Washington contributes up to 200 inches of snow and a long winter/spring season annually and has consistently been rated #1 scenery and top ten in the East for snow, terrain variety, and value by readers of SKI Magazine. For further information, please visit skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI WILD.

Attitash Mountain Resort, located in the Mount Washington Valley, has previously been ranked amongst the East’s top ten ski resorts for grooming, weather, accessibility, and off-hill activities by readers of SKI Magazine. Offering two distinct mountains, Attitash and Bear Peak, the ski area is known for its signature terrain parks, free learning area, ski school and children’s programs, open-glade terrain, après entertainment, family value, the year-round mountain coaster attraction, and quality slopeside accommodations featuring the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel. For further information, please visit attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.

Attitash Mountain Resort Hosts 16th Annual Oktoberfest Columbus Weekend

 
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Attitash Mountain Resort Hosts 16th Annual Oktoberfest Columbus Weekend

 

Bartlett, NH – Attitash Mountain Resort will host the 16th Annual Oktoberfest on Columbus Day weekend, Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 at its Bear Peak base area. The two-day Oktoberfest weekend will feature live, traditional Bavarian music from the world renowned King Ludwig’s Band, dancing, Stein Hoisting and Keg Toss competitions for adults, kids’ activities & games, authentic German food and the Biergarten tent featuring local and regional brewers. This year’s attending brewers, all competing for the “People’s Favorite” annual award, include: Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Curious Traveler Shandy, Long Trail Brewing, Narragansett, Peak Organic Brewing Co., Samuel Adams, Sebago Brewing Co., Shipyard Brewing Co., Tuckerman Brewing Co., White Mountain Distributors featuring Bud & Bud Light, Woodchuck Cider, and Woodstock Inn Brewery.

 

This year’s Oktoberfest will include the Samuel Adams Stein Hoist Competition happening both days and will allow participants age 21+ a chance to compete for an overnight stay in Boston for two and brewery tour. And the annual favorite “Keg Toss” contests return again allowing participants age 21+ chances to win an overnight stay for two and brewery tour from sponsors Long Trail and Sebago Breweries. A Climbing Wall, Slackline, Inflatable Adventure Course, Cornhole Decks, Kinderplatz, Bouncy House and activities area for children will also be located within the outdoor festival area. Hours for Oktoberfest will be Saturday, October 12, noon – 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 13, noon – 5 p.m. The entrance fee to attend Oktoberfest, food or beverage not included, is $10 (age 21+, positive ID required), $5 (ages 6-20), and children under age 6 are free. During the event hours in the Bear Peak base lodge, Attitash staff will be available to process season pass purchases before the current lowest-price deadline of Monday, October 14 and to also print 2013/2014 passes for those who have already purchased and want to pick up (no entrance fee required to purchase or pick up a 2013/14 season pass). For more information on the Oktoberfest and to pre-purchase tickets online, visit attitash.com.

 

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Attitash Mountain Resort in the Mount Washington Valley offers fall fun with the original Alpine Slide, year-round Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster, Lift-Dervice downhill and Cross-Country Mountain Biking, Scenic Summit Chair ride, new Airbag Jump and Slackline and will host its 16th annual Oktoberfest during the Columbus Day weekend. Attitash Mountain Resort is also home to the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel & Conference Center providing the areas only full-service, slopeside accommodations. For further information, please visit attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.

 

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New Warren Miller Film Premieres Saturday, October 12

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New Warren Miller Film Ticket To Ride Premieres at Attitash

Saturday, October 12

Bartlett, NH – This fall, celebrate the beginning of the greatest season of the year with Ticket To Ride, Warren Miller Entertainment’s newest chapter in the chronicle of the legendary film series. Ticket To Ride explores the close relationship between humans and our vast natural environment, as the sports best skiers and snowboarders take an action-packed journey across the globe to shed light on the significance of being aware of your surroundings. Experience the immense energy of the world’s most sought-after destinations and discover secrets of the lands with Warren Miller’s 64th ski and snowboard film, Ticket To Ride. This premiere at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel Saturday night, October 12 is the earliest East Coast showing of the new film.

Warren Miller’s Ticket To Ride takes filmgoers on an exhilarating voyage to the top of the steepest peaks and to the depths of the freshest powder of Iceland’s Troll Peninsula, The Fjords of Greenland, The Alaskan Tordrillos, Montana’s Big Sky country and more. From the trams and trains in Switzerland climbing to Mt. Eiger, the fishing boats in Norway floating to Alesund, and the helicopters in Valdez soaring above avalanche debris, Jonny Moseley narrates the adventures of world-class athletes as diverse as the terrain, including world cup champions and Olympians, Seth Westcott and Ted Ligety, legendary ski mountaineers like Chris Davenport, and many more of the sports finest athletes. Once again, winter begins with Warren Miller and it’s time to get your Ticket To Ride.

Special for this event only at Attitash and showing before the feature film, New Hampshire native, photographer, surfer and snowboarder Brian Nevins will present behind-the-scene photos and more from Alaska segments featured in this year’s film, Ticket To Ride.

A portion of ticket and raffle proceeds will benefit the Eastern Slope Ski Club, a local non-profit organization that promotes skiing in the Mt. Washington Valley and provides children in the valley the opportunity to participate in the sport and equipment if necessary. Raffle items to include Attitash & Wildcat Lift Tickets, Vertical Value Cards, prizes from Stan & Dan Sports, a one-of-a-kind Adirondack chair donated by Ski Chair, and more.

Film premiere will be Saturday evening, October 12 in the Grand Ballroom at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for ages 13+. Children 12 and under are free with accompanying paid adult. For more information and to purchase advance tickets online, visit  attitash.com.

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Attitash Mountain Resort in the Mount Washington Valley offers fall fun with the original Alpine Slide, year-round Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster, Lift-Dervice downhill and Cross-Country Mountain Biking, Scenic Summit Chair ride, new Airbag Jump and Slackline and will host its 16th annual Oktoberfest during the Columbus Day weekend. Attitash Mountain Resort is also home to the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel & Conference Center providing the areas only full-service, slopeside accommodations. For further information, please visit attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.

WME Ticket To Ride PR PhotoNew Hampshire photographer Brian Nevins captures two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Maine native Seth Wescott during the Alaska segment filming for Warren Miller Entertainment’s “Ticket To Ride”.

WME Ticket To Ride

 

 

Snowmaking and Infrastructure Improvements Highlight “What’s New” for the 2013/14 Winter Season at Attitash Mountain Resort & Wildcat Mountain

wildcat attitashSummer attraction operations remain in full swing at both Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain, but major improvements and investments for the 2013/2014 winter season are being made at both ski areas as fall approaches. 

Attitash Mountain Resort will host its 16th annual Oktoberfest on Columbus Day weekend at the base of Bear Peak this fall. Across the road, on the other side of Route 302, a major rejuvenation project costing 1.3 million dollars is taking place at Thorne Pond. “Thorne Pond is a major resource for Attitash especially for our snowmaking water. Ever since Tropical Storm Irene, the available water and in turn our snowmaking systems have been compromised by the excessive silt left by that weather event,” said John Lowell, President of Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain. “A major rejuvenation project is underway in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Services that will restore the original capacity of the pond. More importantly, it will clean up the sediment on the bottom of the pond making the water crystal clear and less detrimental to our snowmaking pumps.” Also during the off season, another quarter million dollars of capital money is being spent on major lift maintenance projects for both the Summit Triple and Top Notch Double lifts. Additionally an entirely new fleet of HEAD rental skis has been purchased that will improve the rental process and skiing experience for customers. Looking ahead to the 2014 summer, Attitash is hoping to expand its year round attractions and is well in to the late planning stages for the construction of two major zip lines. Approval has been granted from the Town of Bartlett and U.S. Forest Service. The Zip Tour experience would offer a 5000 foot zip line from Bear Peak to Attitash. That would currently be the longest single span zip line in the continental US. A second zip line of 3000 feet would return the riders to the base of Attitash. The final decision is expected this fall.

Wildcat Mountain completed its planned project and spent over $55,000 to remove the old summit gondola building that had long been abandoned for use and not maintained prior to Peak Resorts acquiring Wildcat. “We’re pleased to have finally completed the removal of the old summit gondola building and to have fulfilled the request made by the U.S. Forest Service when Peak Resorts obtained its land-use permit,” said Brian Heon, General Manager of Wildcat Mountain. “I feel our passholders and all other visitors will appreciate the restored natural beauty at the summit.” Heon added that an additional quarter million dollars is being spent this season upgrading the network of snowmaking pipe on the mountain and upgrading the snowmaking pumps. One of the greater benefits of this investment will be improved snowmaking capacity and efficiencies mountain-wide, especially on the Polecat trail. Another significant project for this season at Wildcat is a new dedicated Ski Patrol building in the base area.

Additional on-mountain improvements for the 2013/2014 season include Attitash Mountain Resort continuing to build up and brand its terrain park on Bear Peak. The new “Abenaki” terrain park introduced last season and situated on Lower Myth Maker and Kachina trails remains a priority for Peak Resorts. A central crew of innovative park groomers and cutters and custom fabrication shop will continue to develop and maintain the progressive freestyle terrain area, including the delivery of 8 new rail and box elements. Wildcat Mountain, for a third year in a row, continues to improve and reclaim the approved glade and tree skiing areas. Peak Resorts is committed to the tree skiing at Wildcat Mountain and Attitash Mountain Resort and is improving areas aggressively, responsibly and consistent with U.S. Forest Service guidelines.

 

Memorial Hospital Announces Its Second Annual Legacy Gala Event

 

Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital Announces Its Second Annual Legacy Gala Event

Sept. 28, 2013 Fundraiser to Be Held at Attitash Grand Summit.

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Supporters of Memorial Hospital are encouraged to break out their finest evening attire and make plans to attend the 2nd Annual Legacy Gala event, taking place Sept. 28, 2013, at the Attitash Grand Summit.

The Gala—a Red Carpet, Black Tie Event—will offer guests an elegant evening of culinary delight and superb musical and theatrical entertainment, with proceeds to fund much needed renovations to the hospital’s primary care treatment areas.  Tickets are $150 per person.

“These improvements will be designed to expedite and enhance services and care to patients,” stated Memorial’s CEO Scott McKinnon. “These renovations will be of benefit to residents of the Valley for many years to come.” Last year’s Gala proceeds went towards renovations and upgrades to Memorial’s Emergency Department. “The new Emergency Department now offers three new treatment rooms for our new Express Care service. This service has allowed patients to spend less time waiting and still have the advantage of quality assessment by emergency-trained clinicians,” continued McKinnon.

This year’s initiative supported by the Gala will also impact patient experience and patient care, albeit in a different way. The renovations to Memorial’s Primary Care Practice will allow health care providers, nurses, medical assistants and other staff to work as a team in an open-concept setting in close proximity to treatment rooms. This enhanced workspace will improve communication as well as responsiveness and accessibility to care – ultimately creating the work environment needed to meet the shift in health care towards providing a coordinated, preventative model of care delivery. “Primary Care serves as the front line in guarding our health and they are increasingly being seen as the key to the best possible care, as well as a practical solution to holding down healthcare costs,” stated Ray Rabideau, Memorial’s Chief Medical Officer.

The evening starts at 6:00 pm with a walk down the red carpet where each guest will have an opportunity to have their picture taken by local photographer Karen Stancik while enjoying a glass of chilled champagne. Guests will be served appetizers by formally-attired servers which will also be displayed on beautiful ice sculptures. Everyone will have time to mingle with friends and enjoy music by the Mountain Aire Strings in the Summit Cocktail Lounge.  At 7:00 PM, there will be an eclectic dinner menu offered with dual entrées of Skewered Lobster Tail Topped with a Cognac Sauce, Grand Summit Steak sliced and topped with a Port Demi Glaze, Pan Seared Breast of Chicken stuffed with Fontina Cheese and Prosciutto drizzled with Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette, Grilled Manicotti Roulade stuffed with Ricotta Cheese and Vegetables topped with a Garlic Cream Sauce, or Local Heirloom Tomatoes with Quinoa, New World Vegetables served over a Bed of Greens with Yellow Pepper Coulis. The menu is completed with a signature trio of Chef inspired desserts.

During dinner, the spotlight will be on a talented cast of performers from the Arts in Motion Theater Company who will once again delight the audience with a “Brat Pack” inspired dinner club cabaret performance. The evening will be reminiscent of the elegant supper clubs of the 50’s and 60’s. These clubs, in their heyday, stayed true to their cabaret roots by entertaining guests with a combination of music, dance and humor.

The entertainment will feature the music of the popular stars of the era Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee, Dean Martin, Ray Charles, Bobby Darren, and Billie Holiday, to name a few.

After dinner festivities, the Franconia, NH based 10-piece ensemble The Wicked Smart Horn Band will add a rousing finish to the evening with dancing well into the night.

The Legacy Gala Committee is grateful to its current corporate sponsors: Maine Health, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, Memorial Hospital Medical Staff, Colliers International, Bryan Company, Kline Seminars, DG Roofing, Wise Construction, Spectrum Medical Group, Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, Rinder Morgan, Amerisourcebergen Drug Company, NorthEast Kittredge Food Service Equipment, Attitash Grand Summit, Comfort Inn and Clean-O-Rama. More sponsors are being added all the time; those shown here were accurate as of press time

There is a wide range of sponsorship opportunities still available. Businesses interested in becoming sponsors should contact Memorial’s Director of Philanthropy, Karen Davenport at 603-356-5461 ext. 2268 or email kdavenport@memorialhospitalnh.org.

The Gala is being organized by a committee made up of community members:

Co-Chairs: Carol Westervelt and Kimberly McKinnon, Marcia Keeney, Mary Vigeant, Patty Keane, Dr. and Mrs. Miles Waltz, Cindy Foster, Michelle Capozzoli, Ellen Ohlenbusch, Becky Adams, Karen and Mike Davenport, Joan Phillips, and Kathy Bennett.

For more information on the gala or to reserve tickets go to Memorial’s website at: www.memorialhospitalnh.org, or contact Joan Phillips at: jphillips@memorialhospitalnh.org  603-356-5461 ext. 2264.

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The 2013 Memorial Hospital Gala Committee:

(from left to right) Becky Adams, Karen Davenport, Joan Phillips, Michelle Capozzoli, Mary Vigeant, Patty Keane, Marcia Keeney, Mike Davenport, Kimberly McKinnon, Kathy Bennett, Carol Westervelt, Cindy Foster, June Waltz, Dr. Miles Waltz (not pictured: Ellen Ohlenbusch).