Wildcat Mountain Begins Summer Operations On Long Memorial Day Weekend

By AlpineZone News |
May 31 2011 - 01:54 PM

Experience the ZipRider, New Hampshire’s Highest Scenic Gondola, & More At Legendary Mountain

Pinkham Notch, NH – Wildcat Mountain opens for summer & fall operations beginning Saturday, May 28th 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. As a year-round destination located 100% within the White Mountain National Forest, Wildcat Mountain provides both exhilarating and one-of-a-kind opportunities to enjoy views and scenery that have consistently been voted #1 in the East.

Wildcat Mountain’s ZipRider combines a safe, one-of-a-kind, flying experience with beautiful scenery. With four cable lines that affectively allow for maximum rider capacity, the ZipRider is the only attraction of its kind in New Hampshire and is different than the canopy zip-line tours familiar to most. 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 before the ZipRider’s automatic braking and a spring stopping system receive the rider comfortably at the landing platform located a short distance from the Main Base Lodge.

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. Comfortable, 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.

The ZipRider & scenic gondola will be open as weather permits for weekends only beginning Saturday, May 28th and then will begin to operate daily Saturday, June 11th through the spectacular fall foliage in mid-October. Wildcat Mountain also offers hiking, fishing, 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. Food, beer, & wine is offered in the base lodge with fresh “Lunch & Ride” packages available for individuals, families, or groups. All rates and information can be found online at skiwildcat.com or by calling 1-888-SKI-WILD.

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