Pinkham Notch, NH – Wildcat Mountain opens for summer beginning Saturday, May 24 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. Located in the White Mountain National Forest, Wildcat Mountain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities to enjoy views and scenery in Pinkham Notch.
Wildcat Mountain’s ZipRider offers a unique flying experience and is the only attraction of its kind in New Hampshire. Different from the canopy zip-line tours familiar to most, at Wildcat Mountain, 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.
Also unique to Wildcat Mountain, 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. The 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. Wildcat Mountain also accommodates group trips, offering special rates, and a truly memorable location for weddings, whether couples want to tie the knot at 4,000 feet after a scenic gondola ride or host their ceremony and reception at the base of the mountain.
The ZipRider & scenic gondola will operate 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as weather permits for weekends only (including the Memorial Day Monday) beginning Saturday, May 24 and then will begin to operate daily Saturday, June 14 through Labor Day and will then return to weekend only operations from September 6 to October 13. Wildcat Mountain also offers hiking, a 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. The base lodge café serves a lunch menu and “Lunch & Ride” packages that include a deli-style, made-to-order picnic lunch are available for individuals, families, or groups. All rates and information can be found online at skiwildcat.com or by calling 1-888-SKI-WILD.