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Ski North Conway, New Hampshire

By Kathy Bennett
for the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

What ski areas are in North Conway? Where can I ski in North Conway? Why was North Conway voted the best ski town in North America? These are the questions skiers are searching for online and we’re glad to share the good news – North Conway is the place to go with plenty of ski deals, ski shops, ski condo rentals, ski packages and more!

First, a bit of clarification. The Mt Washington Chamber of Commerce represents dozens of towns in and around the greater Mt Washington Valley region including northern Carroll County and western Maine, with North Conway at its heart. But thanks to our strong reputation with North Conway recently voted the best ski town in North America, some people refer to the region as just “North Conway.” That’s OK – but let me share with you my week on skis so you can see how much further the skiing extends.

Wednesday, I took part in Mountain Meisters at Cranmore Mountain which is, indeed, in North Conway proper. Mountain Meisters is the country’s largest recreational ski race league. Every Wednesday, literally hundreds of skiers take to the NASTAR course and take timed turns. Meisters are known for being great apres skiers as well. Many locals either arrange their schedule to take Wednesdays off, while others take their runs on their lunch break (as I did). That my friends is the benefit of living and working in a ski town. Don’t live here? No worries. You can be part of the Meister scene in Zip’s Pub. It would be inaccurate to say it’s apres ski because the party is all day, indoors and out. As the days get longer and warmer, many take to the back deck to sun worship. Learn firsthand why Cranmore is known as “Tanmore.”

The glades were open at Cranmore this week!


Are skinny skis more your style? North Conway is also known for its xc ski centers. The biggest in North America is
Jackson Ski Touring just north of North Conway. My husband and I stopped at the Old Village Bakery in North Conway Village and loaded our backpack with snacks, then went to the Touring Center to wax our skis. As it was a cold and fast kind of day, we applied Klister with a coating of hard wax over it. It did the trick with just the right combination of kick and glide. Jackson has a full-service ski shop in its lodge – stop by Gorham Bike & Ski and ask for advice on waxing. We took to the Ellis River Trail to the Coco Cabin where we enjoyed our baked goods by the outdoor fire pit. Perfect!

The Coco Cabin
Ever dream of skiing through a covered bridge?


As an outdoor fresh air junkie,  I wasn’t satisfied with a few hours cross country skiing, so I tried night skiing at
King Pine Purity Springs Resort once the sun set. My 21-year-old got out of work at 4:30pm so we were able to spend a few hours of quality time on the slopes together. Night skiing at King Pine is very economical, only $29 to ski ‘til 9pm. Grab a rental for only $25 and you can get your gear and a ticket for less than the cost of a lift ticket alone. Such a deal!

Sunday was a day for alpine skiing. Another way to ski North Conway is to go to Bartlett, NH and ski Attitash. Attitash has two peaks and a slopeside hotel.  I got a great deal on lift tickets with a 40% discount when I bought online in advance. Check out their site for what specials they have online now. Remember that their tickets are interchangeable with Wildcat. Ski conditions have held up nicely after snow started accumulating here in October!

So if you are making plans for your February ski vacation, remember that there is more to North Conway skiing than North Conway! From Madison to Jackson, from Bretton Woods to Conway, we have dozens of ski areas to keep you busy all winter long! Look for your North Conway snow reports at SkiNorthConwayNH.com and ski and stay packages at MtWashingtonValley.org

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Military Personnel Ski Free at Attitash and Wildcat This Weekend

Activities & Free Lift Tickets for Active, Veteran & Retired Military Service Men & Women

 Attitash Mountain Resort will recognize our nation’s defenders by offering free lift tickets for active, veteran and retired service men and women as well as discounted lift tickets for active duty family members with proper identification on Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24. While all honorary and fun activities will take place at Attitash, Wildcat Mountain, located in Pinkham Notch just 20 minutes from Attitash, will also be offering these same ticket discounts.

On Saturday, January 24, at Attitash Mountain, everyone is welcome to participate in the on-snow flag parade taking place at 1:00 p.m. Later that afternoon, fun and entertainment featuring The Jonathan Sarty Band will take place in Ptarmigan’s Pub beginning at 3 p.m.  Sunday features the annual Battle of the Branches GS Ski Race.  A fun race for all ages those wishing to participate will select which branch they are representing and their points will go toward each branch to determine a branch winner.

“Our ski resorts are proud to offer our military personnel and their families the opportunity for a fun filled weekend on the slopes at a minimal cost.  There is no real way to say thank you for putting your life on the line for our country but we feel this is the least we can do,” stated John Lowell, President of Attitash & Wildcat Mountain.

Guests visiting Attitash Mountain Resort this weekend can expect to ski and snowboard on over 80% of its terrain as exceptional snowmaking temperatures and natural snowfall in January have contributed to create excellent conditions.

“Our snowmaking team has been working tirelessly and Mother Nature has helped out a bit as well.  Currently our on-mountain product is as good as it gets and we’re still making snow around the clock,” stated Lowell.

Those looking to stay for the weekend the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, offering slopeside accommodations at Bear Peak, is offering a 20% discount on lodging to military personnel for the weekend and still has limited availability.   Call 888.554.1900 for reservations.

For more information about this event, snow conditions and more visit attitash.com and skiwildcat.com

Attitash Mountain Resort Hosting BLUEBERRYfest Summer Fun Event Saturday, August 3

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Attitash Mountain Resort will celebrate summer when it hosts the BLUEBERRYfest at its base area Saturday, August 3. Attitash gets it name from the region’s Native American Abenaki word for blueberry and early August is generally when New Hampshire’s wild blueberries are in full bloom. The BLUEBERRYfest event will feature a craft fair & farmers’ market, field games, live music, BBQ-style food, seasonal brews, and blueberry pie baking & 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 will require regular admission purchase and rates available at attitash.com

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.

BLUEBERRYfest will feature:

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Craft Fair and Farmers’ Market

Visit the free craft fair and farmer’s market.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Kids Crazy Relay Race

Teams of 2 for kids 10 & under – Winners receive Mountain Coaster Tickets

1:00 p.m. | Blue Ribbon Blueberry Pie Baking Contest

1st Place Prize – Attitash Summer Season Pass

1:30 p.m. | Blueberry Pie Eating Contest

Winner – Attitash Summer Season Pass

2:00 p.m. | Cornhole Bean Bag Toss Tournament

Single Elimination Tournament 16 Teams of 2 – Winners receive 4 Attitash Summer General Admission Tickets

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Ross Livermore Band

The Ross Livermore Band has been creating buzz in Boston and gaining momentum along the East Coast. From modest beginnings at open mic nights to packing some of Boston’s most well-known music halls, RLB has a way of connecting with their audiences that makes fans feel as though they’ve known them for years. Taking cues from influences like Stevie Wonder, Incubus and Dave Matthews Band, the Ross Livermore Band blends rock, funk and pop to create a profound and energetic sound that gets their fans dancing and hearts stirring.

New Attitash Mountainside Music Series in July & August This Summer

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With the popularity of its outdoor Springmania music series during the ski season, Attitash is introducing a new summer Mountainside Music Series and will be presenting free, live music outdoors every Saturday in July and August this summer. All Saturday shows will take place outside of the Attitash main base lodge from 3 – 6 p.m., except for Saturday, August 24 when the series will move up to Wildcat Mountain and be part of the scheduled Wildcat Trail 80th Anniversary Celebration.

“I’m really looking forward to starting up the Attitash Mountainside Music Series this summer. I’ve booked a great line up of bands and artists that will appeal to families and friends already at Attitash enjoying our summer attractions as well as guests staying at the many nearby lodging properties and to locals looking to enjoy an afternoon of music outside,” said Attitash Events Coordinator Corey Madden. The main base lodge cafeteria and deck-side Cantina will be open offering late afternoon lunch items, snacks, and drinks including beer and wine for adults with valid ID. Personal folding chairs and blankets are okay to bring, but coolers/b.y.o.b. not allowed. In the event of rain, performances will be moved inside to Ptarmigan’s Pub. The line up for the Attitash Mountainside Music Series is scheduled for the following Saturdays:

July 6 – Al Shafner

July 13 – Blue James Band

July 20 – Dean Machine

July 27 – Livin’ The Dream

August 3 – Ross Livermore

August 10 – Martin England

August 17 – Mitch Alden

August 24 – Mo’ Blues Band (*at Wildcat Mountain 2 – 5 p.m. | Wildcat Trail 80th Anniversary)

August 31 – The Gravel Project

More information on the Mountainside Music Series and Attitash Mountain Resort can be found online at attitash.com.

Attitash Mountain Resort and WIldcat Mountain Announce New Management Promotions!

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Peak Resorts, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is pleased to announce the promotions of three individuals from within the company;
Josh Boyd, John Lowell and Brian Heon.

Josh Boyd has been promoted to President of Boston Mills, Brandywine and Alpine Valley Ski Area, all in Ohio. Boyd will be leaving the Mount Washington Valley area of New Hampshire soon in preparation to take over the operation of the three areas during the upcoming 2013-2014 season.
Boyd has most recently served as the General Manager of Wildcat Mountain since 2011.

John Lowell has been promoted to President of Attitash Mountain Resort & Wildcat Mountain. Lowell will oversee the summer and winter operations of the two resorts in Northern New Hampshire. Lowell, a native of nearby Bridgton, Maine, has been the General Manager of Attitash Mountain Resort for the past two years.

Brian Heon has been named the new General Manager of Wildcat Mountain in New Hampshire. Heon has previously served as the Mount Snow Lift Operations Director for more than three years. Brian and his wife Megan are both from New England and will be moving their family of two daughters to North Conway, New Hampshire at the end of June.

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Peak Resorts is defined by the passion, determination, and commitment of each of its resorts to family recreation, improvements in technology, and service. It currently owns and operates several U.S. ski resorts including: Alpine Valley (OH), Attitash (NH), Boston Mills (OH), Brandywine (OH), Crotched Mountain (NH), Hidden Valley (MO), Jack Frost (PA), Big Boulder (PA), Mad River Mountain (OH), Mount Snow (VT), Paoli Peaks (IN), Snow Creek (MO), and Wildcat Mountain (NH).
For further information, please visit http://www.peakresorts.com.

Attitash Mountain Resort, located in the Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire, has been ranked amongst the East’s top ten ski resorts for snow, grooming, weather, dining, après ski, off-hill activities and family programs by readers of SKI Magazine. Offering two distinct mountains, Attitash is known for its signature terrain parks, ski school & children’s programs, terrain variety, après entertainment, family value, and quality slopeside accommodations featuring the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center. Attitash Mountain Resort has also been offering summer fun in the Mount Washington Valley since 1976 with the original Alpine Slide, new Airbag Jump, year-round Mountain Coaster, Waterslides, Lift-Service Downhill Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, and more. For further information, please visit http://www.attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.

Wildcat Mountain, a year-round destination located within the White Mountain National Forest in Pinkham Notch, 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 & riding; longest novice trail in the state; & proximity to Mt. Washington that contributes to 200 inches of snow and a long winter/spring season annually. Wildcat Mountain has consistently been rated #1Scenery and Top Ten in the East for Terrain, Challenge, Value, and Overall Satisfaction by readers of SKI Magazine. In addition to New Hampshire’s only ZipRider zip-line cable ride and the state’s highest scenic gondola in the summer & fall, Wildcat Mountain offers lift-serviced disc golf, hiking, weekly guided tours and outdoor interpretive programs with the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Appalachian Mountain Club.
For further information, please visit http://www.skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI WILD.

Attitash & Wildcat Mountain Offer Father’s Day Specials Sunday, June 16

 
 
AlpineSlideSummerWEB On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, all dads can enjoy a free Scenic Gondola ride at Wildcat Mountain and a half-price general admission to the attractions at
Attitash Mountain Resort.
 
Fathers can ride New Hampshire’s highest Scenic Gondola at Wildcat for free when one or more other family members purchase an adult or junior ride ticket. The only one of its kind in North America, the Wildcat Express transforms from a high-speed summit quad chairlift during the winter and spring skiing and riding season to the state’s highest summer and fall scenic ride. The enclosed 4-person Scenic Gondola offers a unique guest experience and opportunity to view Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range from atop the over 4,000 foot summit. It is a great way for the entire family, including well-behaved dogs on leash, to enjoy the legendary views and scenery that have been consistently voted #1 in the East.
 
At Attitash Mountain Resort, fathers can purchase a half-price 48” & taller general admission when one or more other family members purchase a 48” & taller or under 48” general admission. Families can enjoy the many summer attractions available including the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster, original Alpine Slides, Waterslides, Mountain Biking, Climbing Wall, Eurobungy Trampoline, Scenic Chair Ride, and the new Airbag Jump and Slacklines. Bike rentals and Horseback Riding are not included in the general admission ticket.
 
Currently open weekends only, both Wildcat & Attitash Mountain will be open daily starting Saturday, June 15 through Labor Day, September 2. All rates and information for Wildcat Mountain can be found online at skiwildcat.com or by calling 1-888-SKI-WILD. All rates and information for Attitash Mountain Resort can be found online at attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.
 

What’s Going on at Wildcat and Attitash Mountain?!

Our rescuer Todd gets showered with the spray this snowboarder was throwing up as he arced his way out of the pool before getting to the end.
Our rescuer Todd gets showered with the spray this snowboarder was throwing up as he arced his way out of the pool before getting to the end.

Wildcat Mountain, higher up in Pinkham Notch and looking to be the last ski area in New Hampshire to be operating lift-serviced skiing and riding for a 6th year in a row, will continue to operate daily (weather/conditions permitting) until Sunday, April 14. After that, it will be closed April 15-18, and then plans to reopen Friday, April 19 and operate that day and for the weekend Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 weather and conditions permitting. At this time, Wildcat plans to host a pond skim event on Saturday, April 20 which is also the same weekend of the annual Tuckerman Inferno and Wildcat Wildfire Pentathlon events.

Wildcat will consider an additional operating weekend for Saturday, April 27 if weather, conditions, and business levels are favorable.

Late season reduced rate lift tickets are being offered as well as other additional season pass specials and ticket discounts to enjoy

the late season. More ticket and operating info can be found at

This year's only female participant, Jess Horan, made it look real easy and crossed the pond with grace.
This year’s only female participant, Jess Horan, made it look real easy and crossed the pond with grace.

attitash.com and skiwildcat.com.

Attitash Mountain Resort closed for the season, Sunday April 7. This is a week longer than Attitash had initially planned to operate, but with great snow in March and conditions (For their final weekend, they were still over 95% open with trails & terrain), the decision had been made in late March that the season would extend for another full week.

Attitash Mountain Resort Opening Tomorrow!

12 6 12_PollardShot_WEBSnowmakers at both Attitash Mountain Resort & Wildcat Mountain were back at it Wednesday evening and will continue to take advantage of every opportunity available to be burying trails and adding terrain as quickly as we can. We’re confident that winter will deliver its share of natural this season, but until that time arrives; our crews remain diligent and dedicated to making the ski season happen and setting us up for an expected busy holiday week leading us in to the New Year. Attached are two images showing snowmaking efforts this morning at both

View from Wildcat Mountain, Photo courtesy of Thom Pollard, Eyes Open Production

Thom Pollard (of Eyes Open Productions) and I also loaded the Tom Cat chair at 5 a.m. this morning to get a sense of what snowmaking is like at night and, despite it being work for snowmakers, the opportunity to view some rather spectacular sunrises and scenery in Pinkham Notch is a perk that never gets old. Hi-resolution raw “B-roll” footage from this morning is available for download here: http://www.eyesopenproductions.com/wildcat

Hotel reservations at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel and ski school inquiries at both mountains continue to rise as anticipation mounts for the holidays and here’s what we are expecting for operations tomorrow and this weekend.

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Though interrupted by the recent short thaw, snowmaking efforts that began Thanksgiving weekend will allow us to open both sides with Bear Peak 12 6 12offering 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. Though this week’s “spring-like” thaw delayed snowmaking efforts at the start of the week, last night and tonight’s snowmaking push is 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 (http://www.attitash.com/snow-report.html) 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.

Also, the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster will be open for the weekend 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.              Attitash Mountain Resort , Photo Courtesy of Laura Tuveson

Wildcat Mountain

With the Cheetah trail expected to open next, snowmakers have begun and Middle Wildcat, Middle Catapult, and Cat Track next on their list with the hope that skiing and riding from the Tom Cat chair may be an option. For now however, intermediate skiing and riding remains to be from the Bobcat Chair and starting tomorrow, Friday will be a total of 3 trails & 1 lift. The Wildcat snow report will report the latest every morning (http://www.skiwildcat.com/snow-report.html).

With the early season terrain available at both Attitash & Wildcat, and lift tickets being valid for use at both, ticket rates starting tomorrow Friday, December 7 will be $49 adults, $39 young adults, & $29 juniors/seniors and will remain at this rate through the weekend and until further notice.

Wildcat and Attitash Mountain Prepare to Open

Wildcat Mountain

Benefiting from its higher elevations, Wildcat Mountain began its initial snowmaking operations Tuesday evening and has continued to do so with the desire to open as soon as possible. If weather and conditions remain favorable, Wildcat Mountain may try to open as early as Thanksgiving Day. If not then, weather and conditions permitting, Wildcat Mountain is hoping to open the Friday or Saturday of the Thanksgiving Weekend. Operation times and/or ticket rates have not been set at this time, and we encourage you to visit skiwildcat.com for up-to-date information as Thanksgiving approaches. The guest service desk and season pass office in the base lodge will be open Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. if people wish to pick up their season pass or purchase gift cards and other available seasonal products. In addition to opening, Wildcat Mountain will be hosting an event that had originally been scheduled for Attitash.

Cans or Cash @ The Cat | Saturday, November 4 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Snow/weather permitting, Wildcat Mountain will host a jib session with a rail and box set up at the base of Wildcat. Skiers/riders are asked to provide three canned goods or make a $3 donation that will go to a local food pantry. The ticket for the hike jib session will be separate from the ticket for lift-accessed terrain if Wildcat is open at that time. Visit skiwildcat.com for more details as they come together and as we know better what the conditions may be like.

Attitash Mountain Resort

Attitash Mountain Resort is prepared to begin its snowmaking efforts when conditions become more favorable for a productive and long-term push. It will not be offering lift-serviced skiing or riding for the Thanksgiving Weekend, but the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster will be open Friday & Saturday, November 23 & 24 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. weather permitting. For those days, Attitash & Wildcat invite all of its season passholders to enjoy one free ride on the Mountain Coaster when they show their season pass at the Attitash ticket window. Attitash also plans to have its Season Pass office open in the main base lodge from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. if people wish to pick up their season pass or purchase gift cards and other available seasonal products. Visit attitash.com for more information.

Attitash & Wildcat Mountain Head to Boston Globe Ski & Snowboard Expo, November 8 – 11

Once again, both Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain will be among the many ski resorts attending the upcoming annual Boston Globe Ski & Snowboard Expo. Skiers and riders all over New England will gather in Boston to get excited for winter and to see or buy the latest gear, plan ski vacations, find one-of-a-kind lift ticket deals, and hear what’s new from attending resorts. “All skiers and snowboarders, as well as the ski areas and vendors that return year after year, look forward to this show,” said Attitash Mountain Resort Event Coordinator Corey Madden. When referring to the enthusiasm and excitement of attending skiers and snowboarders, Madden added, “The Boston Ski Show is hugely popular and all of us from Attitash and Wildcat working the show are as equally excited to talk about skiing, snow, what’s new, and to share what we are offering for special show discounts and deals this season.”

Both Attitash & Wildcat head to Boston continuing to message the vertical, value, & variety offered with season passes, discount cards, lift tickets, and gift cards valid for use at the two Mount Washington Valley ski areas located only 20 minutes apart. Representatives from both mountains will also be sharing what’s new including the free learning area, surface lift, and relocated Abenaki Park area at Bear Peak; a surface lift installed at Wildcat; and snowmaking improvements, value-based Learn2 Ski or Snowboard initiatives and a new stunt airbag that will be set-up and scheduled for use regularly throughout the season at both mountains.

One of the more anticipated returning specials for Attitash and Wildcat are $125 gift cards that can be purchased for only $100. “We’ve had tremendous success selling the gift cards with the show-only associated bonus offer,” said the Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain Director of Marketing Thomas Prindle. “Essentially, our customers can purchase the gift card for $100 and we give them back $125 to spend toward tickets, food, ski school lessons, lodging, and more when they visit Attitash and Wildcat.” In addition, both resorts are excited to bring back the Vertical Value Card which offers up to a 50% discount off lift tickets all season long. For the cost of $89, the Vertical Value card includes the cardholder’s first day lift ticket for free and a 10 – 50% discount off regular full-day ticket rates all season long. The Vertical Value card also allows the cardholder to bring a friend to either resort on non-holiday Wednesdays all season long and that friend can purchase a ticket at half the normal midweek full-day ticket rate.

New this year, Attitash & Wildcat also plan to unveil additional new Boston Ski Show-only specials with details to be announced at the start of the show. In addition, both resorts will also be giving away custom-made Attitash and Wildcat Mountain recyclable shopping bags, posters, stickers, and more to show attendees who stop by to hear about what’s new and to purchase any of the show-only specials. The show, taking place in Boston at the Seaport Convention Center, begins at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 8 and will have show hours daily through Sunday, November 11. Attitash and Wildcat Mountain will be located in booths 180-182. A ski show event schedule and admission coupon is available or tickets can be purchased online at bewisports.com.

Attitash Mountain Resort, located in the Mount Washington Valley, most recently earned a spot among SKI Magazine’s Reader Resort East’s Top 20 Ski Areas. Offering two distinct mountains, Attitash and Bear Peak, and one of New England’s most advanced snow making systems, Attitash is known for its signature terrain parks, 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 http://www.attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.

Wildcat Mountain, located in Pinkham Notch, 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; longest novice trail in the state at just under 3 miles; and proximity to Mt. Washington that contributes up to 200 inches of snow and a long winter/spring season annually. Wildcat Mountain has consistently been rated #1 Scenery and most recently earned a spot among SKI Magazine’s Reader Resort East’s Top 20 Ski Areas. For further information, please visit http://www.skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI WILD.

Attitash Mountain Resort Hosts 15th Annual Oktoberfest Columbus Day Weekend

Attitash Mountain Resort will host the 15th annual Oktoberfest on Columbus Day weekend,
Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 at its Bear Peak base area.

New this year, the Attitash Oktoberfest will serve as this region’s official qualifier for the Samuel Adams Stein Host National Competition. The two-day Oktoberfest weekend will also feature live, traditional Bavarian music from the world renowned King Ludwig’s Band, dancing, kids’ activities, games, authentic German food and the Biergarten tent featuring local and regional brewers. This year’s participating brewers, all competing for the “People’s Favorite” annual award, include: Frank Jones, Long Trail Brewing, Narragansett, Samuel Adams, Sebago Brewing Co., Shipyard Brewing Co., Tuckerman Brewing Co., White Mountain Distributors featuring Bud & Bud Light, Woodchuck Cider, and Woodstock Inn Brewery.

In addition to the previously mentioned Samuel Adams Stein Host Competition happening both days that allows participants age 21+ a chance to compete for a Grand Prize trip for two to Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest will also feature the annual favorite “Keg Toss” contest with chances to win prizes from sponsors Tuckerman, Long Trail, Shipyard, and Woodstock Inn Breweries. A climbing wall, EuroBungy trampoline jump, and the Kinderplatz games and activities area for children will also be located within the outdoor festival area. Hours for Oktoberfest will be Saturday, October 6, noon – 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 7, 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 8 and to also print 2012/2013 passes for those who have already purchased and want to pick up (no entrance fee required to purchase or pick up a 2012/13 season pass). For more information on the Oktoberfest visit http://www.attitash.com.

Attitash Mountain Resort in the Mount Washington Valley offers fall fun with the original Alpine Slide, year-round Nor’Easter mountain coaster, lift-service downhill and cross-country mountain biking, scenic summit chair ride and will host its 15th 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.

 

Attitash Mountain Resort Hosts Mountain Bike State Championship

For a second year, Attitash Mountain Resort is scheduled to host the
POC Eastern States Cup downhill mountain biking series New Hampshire State Championship on Sunday, September 16.

The Eastern States Cup (ESC) is a USA Cycling (USAC) Regional Championship Series with events being held in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York.

“We are excited to again be hosting the Eastern States Cup New Hampshire Championship on our downhill terrain,” said Attitash Mountain Bike Programs Coordinator Nate Waterhouse. “With a newly built jump feature and finish area within view of our main base lodge, the weekend event will be an exciting race for spectators to watch and a fun weekend for riders.” Attitash has been offering lift-serviced, mountain biking since the late 90’s, but the sport and downhill technology has progressed significantly since then. The POC Eastern States Cup event will feature riders competing in a single run format taking the best times in age and rider level categories. The course will be a mix of descending open trails and single-track sections through the woods on Attitash Mountain. Riders will be practicing Saturday, September 15 and racing Sunday, September 16.
Attitash has over 20 miles of mountain bike trails including the more difficult and technically challenging downhill trails and eight cross country trails more suited to all abilities and those just beginning to discover mountain biking as a recreational activity. The mountain bike season at Attitash Mountain Resort remains open weekends only through Columbus Day, October 8. The Dirt Trax Bike Shop, located on the main floor of the Attitash Base Lodge in the South Wing, stocks mountain bike clothing and accessories, as well as a fleet of rental bikes and protective gear. For more information on the POC Eastern States Cup events and to view a preview race course video, visit attitash.com.

Attitash Mountain Resort in the Mount Washington Valley offers fall fun with the original Alpine Slide, year-round Nor’Easter mountain coaster, lift-service downhill and cross-country mountain biking, scenic summit chair ride and will host its 15th 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.