Bartlett, NH – Attitash Mountain Resort has long been recognized as New England’s original summer fun ski area. The Alpine Slide, still the longest in North America, first opened to the public in 1976. Since then Attitash Mountain Resort has added many more summer attractions including the Mount Washington Valley’s longest mountain coaster. This season, Attitash will introduce two more attractions, a freefall Airbag Jump and Slacklines.
“We are thrilled to be adding new attractions this year including New Hampshire’s first freefall Airbag Jump and Slacklines, which have become a very popular activity. These added attractions will keep Attitash high on the to-do list for families vacationing in the region this spring, summer and fall,” said General Manager John Lowell.
The new Airbag Jump will provide a soft landing for thrill seekers. Similar to what you may have seen used for movie stunts, visitors this season will be able to make a freefall jump from as high as a three-story building into the giant airbag. Slacklines are the latest dynamic sport and freestyle activity to be gaining popularity. Balancing a few feet off the ground on a 2” wide ribbon of nylon stretched tight a length of 30 feet will be the challenge. Tricks like walking backwards, turning, dropping a knee or bounce walking will be fun to try.
Also unique to Attitash Mountain Resort, lift-serviced downhill mountain biking opens Memorial Day Weekend on a network of 27 designated trails that Attitash has continued to develop and maintain for summer & fall mountain bike use. Also new this year, the Dirt Trax bike shop has added new, high-end downhill demo bikes to its available rental fleet of mountain bikes. Attitash has over 20 miles of mountain bike trails including the more difficult and technically challenging lift-serviced downhill trails and 8 cross-country trails more suited to all abilities including those just beginning to discover mountain biking as a recreational activity.
The Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster, Alpine Slide, Mountain Biking, Eurobungy Trampoline, 24-foot Climbing Wall, Airbag Jump, and Slacklines are all scheduled to open, as weather permits, for weekends only (including the Memorial Day Monday) at reduced admission rates beginning Saturday, May 25. Daily operations start Saturday, June 15 at regular admission rates, when the Waterslides, Buddy Bear’s Playpool, Scenic Chair Sky Ride, Horseback Riding and hand-led Pony Rides along the Saco River become available. Summer season passes are now on sale and begin as low as $100 for children under 48” or for the mountain biking only pass. Mountainside lodging is available at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel featuring quality accommodations, year-round heated outdoor pool and spas, fitness center and casual dining at Crawford’s Pub and Grill. All rates and information can be found online at attitash.com or by calling 1-800-223-7669.