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AbilityPLUS Adaptive Sports SPRINGFEST (Ski-A-Thon)

Join us on Saturday, March 11 for SPRINGFEST, AbilityPlus Adaptive Sports’ biggest fundraiser of the year here in the Mount Washington Valley! This all-day event at Wildcat Mountain in Jackson, New Hampshire includes a Ski/Ride-A-Thon, an Après Ski Party with a buffet, silent auction, raffle,  and prizes, all to benefit AbilityPlus Adaptive Sports and the community it serves.

abilityplusHere’s how the Ski/Ride-A-Thon at SPRINGFEST works:

1. Register for the event. The registration cost for non-season pass holders is $75 and includes a lift ticket, entrance to the Après Ski Party, a registration bag, a t-shirt, and a raffle ticket. For Attitash/Wildcat Season Pass holders, the registration cost is $35 and includes the same benefits as a non-season pass holder registration.

For those that want to register as a team, the fee is $250 for a team of four people. For those who want to only attend the Après Ski Party, entrance is $20 per person.

2. Start your own FirstGiving Fundraising Page and begin accepting donations! There are fantastic prizes for individual fundraisers, with prizes starting at $250. For more information,
visit https://www.firstgiving.com/abilityplus/spring-fest.

3. Attend the Ski-Bid-Party! Check in at 8:30am on March 11th at the Jackson Room located on the top floor of the Wildcat Base Lodge. Enjoy skiing and other festivities, including making bids in the silent auction until 2:45pm.

Food will be served at 3pm in the Jackson Room on the top floor. The menu consists of:

  • Maple Chipotle Chicken Wings
  • American Chop Suey,
  • Braised Meatballs with Sauce
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Garden Salad with Blueberry Mead Viaigrette
  • Sausage with Peppers, Onions, and Potatoes
  • Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese
  • Chili with Shredded Cheddar
  • Potatoes AU Gratin

For more information about SPRINGFEST, call 603-374-2688  or visit the AbilityPLUS website at www.abilityplus.org.

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About AbilityPLUS

AbilityPLUS serves a diverse population of individuals, from people with severe physical disabilities to people with autism, across the spectrum. AbilityPLUS and each of their affiliate programs are open to everyone. They teach and work with people regardless of their age, disability or financial constraints.

Since their founding in 1997, programs have grown from working with a handful of families and individuals to providing thousands of program lessons to hundreds of families and individuals each year. They have adaptive ski programs that operate out of Mount Snow, Vermont and in Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire with partnership and affiliate programs throughout New England.

The AbilityPLUS Mission

To offer increased access to athletic and recreational opportunities for persons with physical and/or cognitive disabilities that will create freedom, promote independence, support inclusion and help those individuals and their families discover their full social, mental and athletic potential.

 

New Snow, Snowmaking & Ton of Events Highlight MLK Weekend at Attitash & Wildcat

Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain have been and continue to make snow around the clock with the focus on expanding terrain for the long MLK holiday weekend. Mother Nature has also assisted with a significant snow fall Tuesday night with Wildcat Mountain picking up eight inches of snow and Attitash receiving six inches and significant additional snow is forecasted for the weekend.

Wildcat Mountain has taken advantage of every opportunity to be making snow since early November opening on November 25 and have been operating daily since then with multiple summit-to-base trails and routes open. Wildcat is currently making snow on the Wild Kitten trail for the weekend. It is a favorite among all abilities, but an especially inviting cruiser for novice skiers and snowboarders. It is over a mile in length. Wildcat expects to have half its total acreage open for skiing and riding this weekend.

Attitash Mountain Resort has recently opened up all connecting trails between its two mountains. The snowmaking and grooming teams will be pushing hard through the week to open many additional trails. Snowmaking is underway on Upper and Lower Cathedral, Lower Saco, Chicken’s Pitch and Ammonoosuc on the Attitash side. At Bear Peak, snowmakers have completed Trillium, Moonbeam and Reckoning and are firing up Wandering Skis. Snowmaking continues on Lower Myth Maker. Attitash expects to have over 50% of its 68 trails available and over 60% of its acreage. Attitash will also be adding a terrain park on Bear Peak for the weekend.

Attitash & Wildcat offer the only reciprocal ticket & pass program in New Hampshire. Lift tickets and season passes are valid for use at both areas. The ski areas are located a short 20-minute drive from one another and will offer a combined 50 trails, over 268 acres, and terrain park features for skiing & riding this upcoming holiday weekend.

For on-snow events, Attitash has a Rail Jam slated for this Saturday that will kick-off of the three-event Attitash Freeride Series. Snowmaking has been underway all this week on the Lower Myth Maker trail and the terrain park build has begun for Saturday’s Rail Jam.

Both ski areas offer great après entertainment all season long. The Wildcat Pub features musician Ryan St. Onge on Friday and DJ Mike for this Saturday. Attitash will feature musician Scott Baer performing in The Den at Bear Peak while the popular local band Livin’ The Dream perform in Ptarmigan’s Pub Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4 pm. A Patriots Playoffs Viewing Party beginning at 4:30 p.m. will include food & drink specials and prize giveaways throughout the game including a grand prize, a “Fat Tire” mountain bike.

Attitash Mountain Resort, located in the Mount Washington Valley, offers skiing & riding on two connected mountains, Attitash and Bear Peak, and is recognized for its advanced snow making systems, terrain parks, ski school and children’s programs, and quality slopeside accommodations featuring the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel. Attitash was most recently voted among the top ten ski areas for value, après entertainment, off-hill activities & kid-friendly by readers of SKI Magazine. For further information, please visit attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.

Wildcat Mountain is known for its high summit elevation greater than 4,000 feet offering 2,100 vertical feet of skiing and riding. Wildcat’s elevation and proximity to Mt. Washington contributes greater natural snowfall and the longest winter/spring ski season in New Hampshire annually. Wildcat Mountain has consistently been rated #1 scenery by readers of SKI Magazine and most recently finished in the top ten for character, value, challenge and overall satisfaction. For further information, please visit skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI WILD.

Ski, Snow, Holiday Deals and Apres-Ski in Mt. Washington Valley, NH

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 Welcome to the About the Snow newsletter, where you’ll find weekly up-to-date weather reports, lodging packages, events and more! Happy holidays from the Valley where three of seven premier Alpine Ski Resorts are running chairlifts for your holiday skiing getaway! Cranmore Mountain Resort, Bretton Woods and Wildcat Mountain are open for the holidays, and other local businesses are busy at work preparing for your arrival with events, shopping deals and more.

 

We’re getting ready to welcome snow today and tonight. Our weather forecasters at the Mount Washington Observatory are predicting measurable snow in the afternoon and evening, just in time to add to the base already in the Valley for Thanksgiving weekend!

 

We thank you for choosing to spend the holidays with your family in the Mt. Washington Valley and we wish you a happy and joyful Thanksgiving. Stay tuned to SkiMWV.com for constant updates on even more trail openings and ski area events and THINK SNOW

November 26, 2014

 

Take a trip up the Auto Road and see the valley transform into a winter wonderland. Photo taken in the 2013-2014 season by Dan Houde/Wiseguy Creative Photography. Local yoga instructor, Chelsea Latham leads the Annual Snow Dance at Black Mountain, praying to the snow gods for a white winter. Photo by Black Mountain.

 

Events

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Nov. 27: White Mt. Milers 5k Turkey Trot at King Pine

Nov. 28, 29: Festival of Trees at Salyards Center for the Arts in Conway Village.

 

Schouler Park and at Eastern Slope Inn.


Nov. 28, 29, 30, Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13:
Traditionally Yours Celebration and Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour in Jackson Village.

Nov. 28, 29 and weekends in Dec.: Santa’s Holiday Express on the Conway Scenic RR.

Nov. 28: Open House at Bear Notch Ski Touring Center.

Nov. 28, 29: Winter Homecoming and Brewfest at Cranmore Mountain Resort.

Nov. 28, 29, 30: Bretton Woods Homecoming.

Nov. 29 & Dec. 6, 13, 20: Tea with Mrs. Claus at Bretton Woods.

Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21: Santa Breakfast at Omni Mount Washington Hotel

Dec. 5: Skier Appreciation Night at Red Parka Pub.

Dec. 6: Moonlit Ski & Snowshoe Tour at Bretton Woods.

Dec. 6: Holiday Tree Festival at Settlers’ Green. Enjoy Live caroling music, festive trees free hot chocolate & horse-drawn wagon rides with Santa, and a miniature tubing oark created by Cranmore Mountain Resort.

Dec. 6:  Conway Village Holiday Parade and Skate Show at Ham Arena.

Dec. 13-14: Country Inns in the White Mountains Cookie Tour

Dec. 20: Winter Solstice party at Fields of Ambrosia

Snow Reports

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Visitor Information

Don’t hesitate to call our concierge at 800-367-3364

Stop at our Information Booth in North Conway Village and our  Valley Hosts will be happy to answer your questions and provide maps and brochures for your visit.

 

 

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Information Booth

 

2615 White Mt. Highway, North Conway Village, 603-356-5947

 

Tune in for Visitor Information Radio!

 

Snow Reports

As we look ahead to the weekend, here is a quick trail and lift count and projected opening dates at the Valley’s seven ski resorts from this morning:
Attitash – Projected opening day is Friday, December 6.
Black Mountain – Projected opening day is Friday, December 12.
Bretton Woods – Open daily. 14 trails. 3 lifts. Base depth: 6″ – 18″. New snow in the past 7 days: 0″. Season snowfall total: 9.”
Cranmore – Open 11/28, 11/29 & 11/29. 6 trails. Base depth: 6″ – 18.” New snow in the past 7 days: 0.” Season snowfall total: 3.”
King Pine – projected opening day is Friday December 12.
Shawnee Peak – Projected opening day is Saturday, December 13.

Wildcat – Open daily. 7 trails. 1 lift. Base depth: 6″ – 24.” New Snow in the past 7 days: 3.” Season snowfall total: 11.”

Here’s a look at the cross country ski and snowshoe terrain open at the Valley’s six XC centers:

Bear Notch Ski Touring – Stay tuned for a projected opening date.
Bretton Woods Nordic -Stay tuned for a projected opening date.
Great Glen Trails – Stay tuned for a projected opening date. Great Glen Trails ski shop is open through the holiday weekend.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation – Stay tuned for a projected opening date.

Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring – Stay tuned for a projected opening date.
Purity Spring XC and Snowshoe Reserve – Stay tuned for a projected opening date.
 
Please note: As we approach the official start of the ski season, daily hours, conditions and start-of-season dates for Mt. Washington Valley’s 13 ski resorts and XC centers will be weather-dependent. Be sure to check the resort’s ski reports for updated information. 

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What’s New on the Slopes & Trails

The Mount Washington Valley is a cross country skier’s paradise. . Home to six Nordic ski centers, offering over

Enjoy these light-up snowshoes, available at Great Glen Trails – perfect for a moonlit snowshoe walk.

450 kilometers of cross country skiing there is a cross-country ski adventure waiting for every level of skier or snow-shoer.

Last week, we focused on all of the upgrades being made to the seven Alpine ski resorts throughout the valley. To add to that excitement, we’re sharing all of the improvements made to the Nordic centers across the Mt. Washington Valley as we prepare for the 2014-2015 season of skiing.

For a complete look at everything that is new at Mt. Washington Valley’s Nordic ski resorts, click here.

Where the Deals Are

Did you know that North Conway, NH was rated one of the most affordable ski destinations by TripAdvisor? Plan a great ski vacation here for your entire family without breaking the bank. The Valley’s ski resorts, XC Centers, shopping centers and boutiques and dining establishments offer special deals and packages to help make the most of your Mt. Washington Valley ski vacation. We’ve corralled some of the holiday’s best deals below for you and your family to enjoy this holiday season.

Click here for a list of holiday XC Center ticket deals throughout the Mt. Washington Valley.

Ski and Stay

Ski Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain withthe Ski and Stay package at the 1785 Inn in North Conway.

Your stay includes:
  • one  lift ticket for Attitash & Wildcat
  • one night overnight accommodations
  • full country breakfast.

This package is booked per person at a rate of $89.50 each. It is based on double occupancy and each booking includes one lift ticket and full country breakfast for the price specified per person.

More Info
Package Available From: 12-06-14 To: 04-11-15

Call 603-356-9025 to reserve.

Apres-Ski

A day on the slopes and an evening of apres-ski pairs as well as a fine wine and cheese in Mt Washington Valley.

With the holidays coming up, shops and restaurants and music halls are preparing some great evening apres-ski events. Enjoy artisan fairs in bars, live music in event halls and special dining offers to fill your holiday evening with fun after a day on the slopes!

Plan ahead and peruse our Christmas page to help you plan your holiday get-away in the Mt. Washington Valley.

 Be sure you’ve penciled in Local’s and Trivia Night as well as beer tastings and more, happening throughout the Valley.

Click here for a look at what’s going on for apres-ski for the holiday week.

Featured Scenes of Snow

Local North Conway Village shop, Spruce Hurricane shared this wintry photo of North Conway Village.

Skiers give a happy salute as they catch the first chair at Cranmore Mountain Resort’s Opening Weekend. Photo by Cranmore Mountain.

Wildcat skiers delight in the snow and the view over the weekend on Nov. 22. Photo by Wildcat Mountain.  

 

Bretton Woods gets up early to groom their trails on Nov. 22nd. The ski resort was ranked #1 in grooming and for snow in the East for the second year in a row by Ski Magazine! Photo by Bretton Woods.

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Wildcat Mountain’s Largest Snowmaking Upgrade in Ski Area History Bigger Than Planned

Wildcat Mountain has completed the largest snowmaking upgrade in its history installing over 10 miles of new snowmaking water and air pipe, acquiring 227 new high output/high efficiency snow guns and completing the construction of a new, state-of-the-art, mid-mountain, booster pump house. Over $2 million dollars has been invested to dramatically improve the snowmaking efficiency and output of Wildcat’s snowmaking system.

 

During the 2013/14 season, Wildcat worked with some of the industry’s leading snowmaking equipment manufacturers in what is believed to be the largest testing and demonstration project ever conducted at any mountain in the East. Following successful tests in a variety of weather conditions, delivery of new snow guns from HKD and Snow Logic have been arriving this summer and fall. In addition to the original 131 gun investment of almost one half a million dollars, Peak Resorts has recently announced an expansion of the project. An additional $330,000 was approved to acquire 96 more high efficiency units. The total investment in new guns now totals more than $800,000. Trails that will directly benefit from the snowmaking improvement project include Polecat, Lynx, Upper Catapult, Middle Wildcat, Wild Kitten, and Bobcat.

 

As part of the original project, a new $350,000 booster pump house building facility was constructed and completed, including the installation of new diesel motors, booster pumps, diesel filtration system, heat, electricity and 3,600 gallon fuel storage capacity. Excavation of a functioning work road to and the area around the top of Middle Lynx was required to accommodate demolition of the old pump house and allow access for cement trucks to build a new foundation complete with custom grated cement floor.

 

From the early planning stage, the goal of the project has been to modernize and improve how efficiently the snowmaking system operates, which was a factor when deciding which technology to purchase. “Today’s snowmaking technology is so impressive and we estimate Wildcat will burn 50,000 gallons less diesel fuel annually as a result of the upgrade,” said Peak Resorts’ Northeast Project Manager, Brendan Ryan. “The completed project will ultimately lead to using less power and burning less fuel while producing more, high quality snow and the new pump house will ensure snowmaking reliability on the key upper mountain trails.”

 

 

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. Wildcat’s elevation and proximity to Mt. Washington contributes greater natural snowfall and a long winter/spring season annually. Wildcat Mountain has consistently been rated #1 scenery by readers of SKI Magazine. For further information, please visit www.skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI WILD.

Attitash Mountain Resort & Wildcat Mountain Offer Free Father’s Day Specials Sunday, June 15

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On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15, all dads can enjoy a free general admission to the attractions at Attitash Mountain Resort and Scenic Gondola ride at Wildcat Mountain.

At Attitash Mountain Resort, fathers get a free 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, Airbag Jump, Slacklines, and Scenic Chair Ride. Bike rentals and Horseback Riding are not included in the general admission ticket.

Dads can also 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.

Currently open weekends only, both Attitash & Wildcat Mountain will be open daily starting Saturday, June 14 through Labor Day, September 1. All rates and information for Attitash Mountain Resort can be found online at attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW. All rates and information for Wildcat Mountain can be found online at skiwildcat.com or by calling 1-888-SKI-WILD.

Mountain Coaster Photo – The Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster at Attitash is a thrill for a father and child to ride.

Scenic Gondola Photo – New Hampshire’s highest scenic gondola at Wildcat is a great way for dad and everyone, including well-behaved pet dogs on leash, to enjoy one-of-a-kind views of the White Mountains.

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Attitash Mountain Resort is known as the original summer fun ski area in the Mount Washington Valley offering the Alpine Slide, Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster, Airbag Jump, Slacklines, Waterslides, Lift-Serviced Downhill and Cross-Country Mountain Biking, Scenic Chair, Horseback Riding and will introduce a new ZipTour attraction this summer featuring the Flying Bear and Attitash Aerial Zip Lines. Special events scheduled this summer include the Mountainside Music Series every Saturday in July & August and the BlueberryFEST set for August 2. 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.

Wildcat Mountain, a year-round destination, provides both exhilarating and one-of-a-kind opportunities to enjoy views and scenery that have been consistently voted #1 in North America. In addition to the ZipRider zip-line cable ride and the state’s highest scenic gondola, 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 skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI-WILD.


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

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Wildcat Mountain to Undergo Largest Snowmaking Upgrade in Ski Area’s History

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The snowmaking system at Wildcat Mountain is about to get a major overhaul thanks to a $2 million capital improvement project that will include over nine miles of new snowmaking pipe, more than 150 new high output/high efficiency snow guns and other state-of-the-art facilities as part of a total infrastructure revitalization. This project is expected to be completed before the start of the 2014/2015 winter season and will dramatically improve the snowmaking efficiency and output of New England’s only ski area entirely situated within National Forest Service land.

This past winter, officials at Wildcat worked with some of the industry’s leading snowmaking equipment manufacturers in what is believed to be one of the largest scale demonstration projects ever conducted at any mountain in the East. Following successful tests in a variety of weather conditions, deliveries of new snow guns from HKD and Snow Logic will be arriving at the mountain this summer.

A major goal of this effort is to improve how efficiently the snowmaking system operates, which was a factor when deciding which technology to purchase. “Today’s snowmaking technology is so impressive, we estimate Wildcat will burn roughly 40,000 less gallons of diesel fuel annually as a result of this upgrade,” said Peak Resorts’ Northeast Project Manager, Brendan Ryan. “All of the components of this project will ultimately lead to using less power and burning less fuel while producing more, high quality snow.”

This is good news for skiers and snowboarders who frequent Wildcat’s classic New England-style terrain which features narrow, windy trails that follow the fall line from the mountain’s 4,062-foot summit. It was New Hampshire’s only ski area still open the final weekend in April this season, which is a trend that is expected to continue thanks to the snowmaking system’s revitalization.

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Wildcat Snowmaking Project

Photo – New snowmaking pipe is prepared and ready to be moved on to trails.


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. Wildcat’s elevation and proximity to Mt. Washington contributes greater natural snowfall and a long winter/spring season annually. Wildcat Mountain 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 http://www.skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI WILD.
Additional Photos/Video – For a selection of high resolution photos and b-roll video downloads highlighting initial stages of Wildcat Mountain’s snowmaking project, click here: Wildcat Mountain Photo Download. Please credit any photo use to Wildcat Mountain.

 

Contact for further information or hi-resolution photo requests.

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

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

 

 

 

Wildcat Mountain To Be Last Ski Area Open in New Hampshire For Eighth Season In A Row

Wildcat Mountain looks to uphold its reputation as New Hampshire’s spring ski area when it will reopen this Saturday, April 26 and operate for the weekend, weather and conditions permitting. Late season discount tickets for this weekend will be just $29 for all ages and/or youth age 6-18 “pay their age” when accompanied by a paid adult, one youth per adult. Reopening for the weekend, Wildcat Mountain will once again be the last ski area in New Hampshire to be offering lift-serviced skiing, the state’s official sport, for an eighth season in a row.

“There is still snow and fun to be had, and our groomers will work their hardest to revitalize spring conditions and top-to-bottom skiing and riding this weekend on the remaining trails and terrain open,” said Wildcat/Attitash Director of Marketing Thomas Prindle. “Yes, it’s spring, we’re not 100% open, but it’s likely going to be better than what most will be offering come opening day next fall…why wait?”

Wildcat Mountain began operating daily for the 2013/14 season back on November 23, 2013 and did not set a firm closing date for the season, instead wanting to continue its tradition of staying open as long as weather, conditions, and business levels allow. At this time, though it will close again Monday, April 28 through Friday, May, 2, Wildcat Mountain is considering the possibility of reopening again Saturday, May 3. Up-to-date information including a snow report, ticket rates, and 2014/15 season passes on sale now and valid at all three New Hampshire Peak Resorts ski areas including Wildcat Mountain, nearby Attitash Mountain Resort and Crotched Mountain, is available at http://www.skiwildcat.com.

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.

Upcoming Events at Wildcat Mountain

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Wildcat Trail 80th Anniversary Spring Celebration
Saturday, April 5 & Sunday, April 6

In the summer of 1933, the depression era born Civilian Conservation Corps, armed with axes and cross-cut saws, started clearing the Wildcat Trail. It was one of the first ski racing trails built in the United States designed by Charley Proctor, the all-around ski champion of Canada in 1927, and was designated as a class “A” racing trail. To celebrate its history, Wildcat Mountain invites winter enthusiasts to visit the weekend of Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6 to enjoy skiing & riding, music, food, fun and more as it marks 80 years of the Wildcat Trail. “Wildcat Mountain is a very historical New England ski area, well known in the ski industry, and I feel fortunate to be here to take part in this celebration,” said General Manager Brian Heon. “Our spring celebration raises a toast to the 2013/14 ski season that has celebrated 80 years of the Wildcat Trail.”

Events on Saturday, April 5:

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Skiing/riding at Wildcat Mountain, the “King of Spring”. Purchase a special $80 2-day lift ticket valid for consecutive day use, Saturday, April 5 & Sunday, April 6 only.

11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. – 1st Annual Cat Scratch Fever! Come shred in this inaugural spring mogul event taking place in The Chutes at the base of Wildcat Mountain. Come cheer on competitors and sway the judges scores from easy vantage points located at the Bobcat Base Lodge or from the decks of the Main Base Lodge. No matter where you are, a party atmosphere will surround you.

11:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Grills will be fired up on the deck of the main base lodge offering BBQ items available for purchase. Beer and wine also available.

2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – The Ross Livermore Band will be playing the outdoor snow stage in the Wildcat base area weather/conditions permitting. If weather doesn’t allow, the band will move inside to the Wildcat Pub.

Events on Sunday, April 6:

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Season Passholder Meet & Greet. All current Wildcat/Attitash season passholders are invited to attend a meet & greet with Wildcat Senior Management in the Wildcat Pub Sunday morning. There will be an opportunity for passholders to take part in an open question and answer period and, after, can enjoy the Sunday Blues & Brunch and receive 50% off the Brunch Buffet price (regularly $14.95 per person*).

Blues & Brunch – 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – The buffet is $14.95 per person* and includes brunch items and omelet station prepared by our culinary team and of course our bartenders will be ready to prepare a savory or sweet morning elixir to go with your meal.*Price includes food only. Beverage and gratuity separate.

10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. – As part of the Blues & Brunch, Erik Ray is the featured blues act performing live.

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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.


Contact for further information or hi-resolution photo requests.

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

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

 


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Attitash & Wildcat 14/15 Season Passes On Sale Including New 19-29 Granite Pass

 

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All New Passholders Ski or Ride the Remainder of This Season Free

Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain are pleased to announce early season pass rates for the 2014/2015 season and introduce a new, significantly lower-priced Granite season pass for the “twenty-something” age category that has no college requirements. At an early rate of $399, the new 19-29 Granite pass is for skiers/riders age 19-29 years and is valid for use at Attitash Mountain Resort, Wildcat Mountain and Crotched Mountain ski areas with no black-out dates.

“This new lower-priced pass will keep skiing and riding an affordable activity for an age demographic that can be financially challenged. They are finishing school, finding themselves taking on new financial responsibilities, establishing early careers, often with entry-level wages or salaries, and generally living and moving further away from the support of parents,” said Attitash and Wildcat Mountain President John Lowell.

“Generally speaking, our sport sees a gap in regular participation from the time skiers and snowboarders are introduced to skiing and riding with parents and family until the time they are young parents themselves, introducing their kids to skiing and snowboarding,” said Attitash and Wildcat Director of Marketing Thomas Prindle. “It’s a fact that your lowest median weekly wage or salary earnings as an adult is when you are in your twenties…statistically even less than when you are 65 and older. It makes sense that we should try to retain more skiers and riders and offer an appropriately priced season pass for this age group. Our industry has lower priced college and senior season passes because of these lower-income earning age demographics, I think we are now putting an affordable pass product in front of the group that may need it the most.”

The Adult Granite Pass (age 30 – 64) early rate, if purchased on or before June 1, is only $629 with no blackout dates and is valid for use at Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched Mountain, including their “Midnight Madness” night skiing on Fridays and Saturdays in season when they are open until 3 a.m. Rates, information, and additional benefits for all season passes, including Classic, Midweek, Military and the Live Ski & Ride College Pass, are available and can be purchased online at attitash.com or skiwildcat.com. As an added benefit to all new pass holders who purchase their pass now, they have the bonus of skiing or riding the remainder of this 2013/14 season for free. Attitash is scheduled to remain open and operate daily until Sunday, April 6. Wildcat Mountain has not set a closing date as it looks again be the last ski area in New Hampshire to be operating lift-serviced skiing and riding for the eighth season in-a-row.

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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.


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

Join the Chamber at the Attitash Grand Summit for After Hours!

You’re Invited to a Chamber After Hours Hosted by…

Attitash Mountain Resort is offering complimentary afternoon half-day lift tickets to any  MWV Chamber members that want to ski or ride before attending the After Hours event!

Chamber members can pick up their ticket at the Bear Peak base lodge guest services & ticketing desk & enjoy an afternoon of skiing and riding before heading over to the nearby Attitash Grand Summit Hotel for After Hours!
When: March 18, 2014, 5-7 PM

Where:
104 Grand Summit Road
Bartlett, NH 03812
Come and enjoy…
Appetizers
Refreshments
Networking
50/50 Raffle
Door Prizes

and More!

This Month’s Featured non-profit is: 

Starting Point

Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence is a private non-profit agency providing services to victims of domestic violence in Carroll County, NH since 1981.

They offer 24 Hour Crisis Hotline, Emergency Shelter, Support Groups, Court Advocacy, Hospital Advocacy, Resource Center. Be sure to learn more about Starting Point by joining them at their signature event, Boots N’ Bling, being held at the Attitash Grand Summit on June 7th at 6pm.
 

Wildcat Mountain

Is a 4 season family-fun destination. With skiing, gondola rides, zip lines, average yearly natural snowfall of 200 inches access to hiking trails it’s no wonder Wildcat Mountain IS NH’s best kept secret. Voted #1 Scenery & Top 10 for Terrain & Challenge (SKI Magazine!)

Attitash Mountain

In the Winter, Attitash Mountain Resort is more than just a ski area; it is the essence of skiing, snowboarding, and winter lifestyle. Two, big, connected mountains that combine traditional New England runs with modern, wide-open cruisers suited for all abilities. Summer brings the Mount Washington Valley’s longest year-round Mountain Coaster, North America’s longest Alpine Slides, flip on the Eurobungy Trampoline, conquer a 23′ climbing wall, mountain biking trails, horseback riding, waterslides and more.

Call 800-223-7669 OR 888-SKI-WILD for more information on everything Wildcat and Attitash offer for outdoor adventure!

THANK YOU TO OUR AFTER HOURS SPONSORS!

 

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.

New Snow

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 Begins Summer Operations Memorial Day Weekend

Wildcat Mountain opens for summer beginning Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. offering two major state attractions for the long Memorial Day Weekend including New Hampshire’s only ZipRider zip-line cable ride and the highest scenic gondola in the state, the Wildcat Express. Located in the White Mountain National Forest, Wildcat Mountain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities to enjoy views and scenery in Pinkham Notch.

Wildcat Mountain’s ZipRider offers a unique flying experience and is the only attraction of its kind in New Hampshire. Different from wildcat mountain nhthe canopy zip-line tours familiar to most, at Wildcat Mountain, for just the cost of a $20 ticket and meeting minimum and maximum weight/height requirements, riders will descend just under a half-mile over trails, tree-tops, and the Peabody River at heights of up to 70 feet and speeds that can reach 45 miles per hour.

Also unique to Wildcat Mountain, and the only one of its kind in North America, the Wildcat Express has once again transformed from New Hampshire’s fastest and most powerful summit quad chairlift during the winter and spring skiing and riding season to the state’s highest summer and fall scenic gondola. The enclosed 4-person scenic gondola cabins transport guests to the 4,000 foot-plus summit of Wildcat Mountain offering ideal views of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range. The scenic gondola is the best way for the entire family, including well-behaved canine members on a leash, to enjoy incredible views and scenery. Gondolas run continuously, so you don’t wait in any lines.

This summer also marks 80 years from when the Civilian Conservation Corps, armed with axes and cross-cut saws, started clearing the Wildcat Trail in 1933. It was one of the first ski racing trails built in the United States designed by Charley Proctor, the all-around ski champion of Canada in 1927, and was designated as a class “A” racing trail. Wildcat Mountain is planning to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Wildcat Trail on Saturday, August 24 with a day of guided hikes, tours, presentations, BBQ, music, and more.

The ZipRider & scenic gondola will be open as weather permits for weekends only (including the Memorial Day Monday) beginning Saturday, May 25 and then will begin to operate daily Saturday, June 15 through Labor Day and will the return to weekend only operations from September 7 to October 14. Wildcat Mountain offers hiking, a fishing pond, a lift-serviced 9-hole alpine disc golf course, and weekly guided tours and outdoor interpretive programs with the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Appalachian Mountain Club. The base lodge café serves a lunch menu and picnic-style “Lunch & Ride” packages are available for individuals, families, or groups. All rates and information can be found online at skiwildcat.com or by calling 1-888-SKI-WILD.