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Attitash Mountain Resort

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Nearest city  North Conway
Snowmaking  98%
Vertical  1,750 ft (530 m)
Attitash Mountain Resort
Location  Bartlett, New Hampshire, US
Runs  68 - 29% beginner - 44% intermediate - 27% advanced
Lift system  10 chairs: 2 High Speed Quads, 1 Quad, 3 Triples, 3 Double, 1 Surface Lift

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, Attitash is operated by Peak Resorts under a special-use permit with the White Mountain National Forest.

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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 Indian language.

Mountain statistics

  • 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%
  • Total skiable area: 311 acres (1.26 km2)
  • Trail length: 23 miles (37 km)
  • Chairlifts: 10
  • - 3 quads, 2 high-speed detachable, 3 triples, 3 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
  • The Abbenaki lift closes at 3:30 daily
  • 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

    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), 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). There is a lift to the top (1,659 vertical feet) called the Summit Triple, which takes about 15 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.

    Summer

    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. Peak Resorts has improved year-round operation in hopes for high enough profit to replace the summit triple with a high-speed quad.

    References

    Attitash Mountain Resort Wikipedia


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