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For the lake in Amesbury and Merrimac, Massachusetts, see Lake Attitash.
A view of Attitash and Bear Peak
A view of Attitash and Bear Peak
Location Bartlett, New Hampshire, US
Nearest city North Conway
Coordinates 44°04′56″N 71°13′47″W / 44.08222°N 71.22972°W / 44.08222; -71.22972 (Attitash)
Vertical 1,750 ft (530 m)
Runs 75
Lift system 11 chairs: 2 High Speed Quads, 1 Quad, 3 Triples, 3 Double, 2 Surface Lifts
Snowmaking 98%
Skiing at Attitash

Attitash is a ski area located on U.S. Route 302 in Bartlett, New Hampshire near North Conway. It is operated by Peak Resorts. Located in the heart of the White Mountains, Attitash is home to two mountains, Attitash and Bear Peak. Attitash/Bear Peak has a total of 78 ski runs. It is a resort that appeals to all skill levels. Attitash means "blueberry" in the Abenaki Indian language.[1]

Mountain statistics[edit]

  • Vertical drop: 1,750 ft (530 m) (Attitash); 1,450 ft (440 m) (Bear Peak)
  • Base elevation: 600 ft (180 m) (Attitash); 600 ft (180 m) (Bear Peak)
  • Summit elevation: 2,350 ft (720 m) (Attitash); 2,050 ft (620 m) (Bear Peak)
  • Trails and glades: 67; most difficult 33%; more difficult 47%; easiest 20%
  • Total skiable area: 310 acres (1.3 km2)
  • Trail length: 23 miles (37 km)
  • Chairlifts: 11 - 3 quads, 2 high-speed detachable, 3 triples, 3 doubles, 2 surface lifts (including the Magic Carpet /Snowbelt Conveyor Lift)
  • Tree skiing: 30 acres (120,000 m2) of diverse terrain in 7 different glades on Bear Peak
  • Average annual snowfall: 155 inches (3,900 mm)
  • Typical season length: November through April (actual dates subject to change)
  • Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekends and holidays, EST; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. mid-week, EST; Times may vary early season: Nov to Dec - 3:30pm
  • Exposure: Northern (both peaks)
  • Uphill lift capacity: 14,385 people per hour
  • Tuning and repair: Complete ski and snowboard repair and tuning center in the Attitash Base Lodge


A view of the slopes of Attitash in summer

Attitash has two mountains, both of which offer a variety of terrain. Attitash consists of old New England-style trails. The more challenging terrain on this mountain are narrow trails with challenging fall lines. It also offers a learning center, featuring a Snowbelt, Learning Center chairlift and the Double Double chairlift, which provides access to longer greens trails and the terrain park. Bear Peak was developed by the American Ski Company and features wider trails and glades. Both mountains have high-speed quads, the Flying Bear at Bear Peak taking skiers straight to the summit, and the Flying Yankee at Attitash taking skiers halfway up the mountain. There is a lift to the top called the Summit Triple, which takes about 18 minutes one-way. Utilizing the new summer attractions Peak Resorts has been installing, they plan to eventually replace said lift with a high-speed as well.


Attitash also has summer activities, including a miniature water park, an alpine slide, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Peak Resorts has brought new attractions like the year-round mountain coaster (a faster, powered version of the alpine slide), a climbing wall, four Euro bungee trampolines, a giant air bag jump (also utilized for skiers in winter), and the newest attraction, the East Coast's longest single-span zip-line.[2] Peak Resorts has improved year-round operation in hopes for high enough profit to replace the summit triple with a high-speed quad.

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