Attitash Mountain Resort

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Attitash Mountain Resort
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
Vertical 1,750 ft (530 m)
Runs 68
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg - 29% beginner
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg - 44% intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg - 27% advanced
Lift system 10 chairs: 2 High Speed Quads, 1 Quad, 3 Triples, 3 Double, 1 Surface Lift
Snowmaking 98%
Website www.attitash.com
Skiing at Attitash

Attitash Mountain Resort is a ski area located on U.S. Route 302 in Bartlett, New Hampshire, near North Conway. Constructed in 1938 by the Works Progress Administration,[1] Attitash is operated by Peak Resorts under a special-use permit with the White Mountain National Forest.[2]

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 68 ski runs. It is a resort that appeals to all skill levels.

Attitash means "blueberry" in the Abenaki language.[3]

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: 68; most difficult 27%; more difficult 44%; easiest 29%[4]
  • Total skiable area: 311 acres (1.26 km2)
  • Trail length: 23 miles (37 km)
  • Chairlifts: 10 — 1 fixed grip quad, 2 high-speed quads, 3 fixed grip triples, 3 fixed grip doubles, 1 surface lift (Snowbelt Conveyor Lift)
  • Tree skiing: 60 acres (240,000 m2) of diverse terrain in different glades across Attitash and Bear Peak
  • Average annual snowfall: 120 inches (3,000 mm)
  • Typical season length: November through April (actual dates subject to change)
  • Hours of operation: 8:30 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 - 3:30 PM
  • 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

Terrain[edit]

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 (627 vertical feet in 11 minutes),[5] 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 (1,462 vertical feet in 8 minutes), and the Flying Yankee at Attitash taking skiers halfway up the mountain (860 vertical feet in 6 minutes).[6] The Summit Triple (1,659 vertical feet) takes about 11.5 minutes to get to the top.[7]

Summer[edit]

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, and the newest attraction, the East Coast's longest single-span zip-line.[8] Peak Resorts has improved year-round operation in hopes for high enough profit to replace the summit triple with a high-speed quad.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Attitash Mountain Resort". The Living New Deal. Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved 2016-06-23. 
  2. ^ "Attitash Mountain Resort". Peak Resorts. Retrieved 2016-06-23. 
  3. ^ "About the Wonderful NH Seasons". 
  4. ^ "Mountain Stats". Attitash Mountain Resort. Retrieved 2016-06-24. 
  5. ^ http://www.epicski.com/a/attitash-unofficial-guide
  6. ^ http://www.epicski.com/a/attitash-unofficial-guide
  7. ^ http://www.epicski.com/a/attitash-unofficial-guide
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-09. Retrieved 2015-02-08.