Attitash Mountain Resort Celebrates 35 Years of Summer Fun on Friday, July 1

By AlpineZone News |
Jun 24 2011 - 02:55 PM

Discount Tickets, Classic Car Event, and More Will Mark Date Alpine Slide First Opened in 1976

Bartlett, NH – Attitash Mountain Resort will celebrate 35 years of summer fun on Friday, July 1, with scheduled events marking the summer anniversary date including discount $35 day tickets and the first summer “Cruise Attitash” classic and vintage car showing hosted by the Mount Washington Valley Old Car Club. Drivers who come to show their classic antique and vintage cars will receive a free day ticket to Attitash valid for use any day this summer, reserved parking on pavement right in front of the summer base area, and a chance to be voted for and win the “Summer Fun Favorite Ride” award and prize package that day. Local radio stations WMWV 93.5fm & Magic 104/98.1fm will be broadcasting live from 12 – 4 p.m. and giving away ticket and t-shirt prize packages every hour. The day will also include outdoor grills on the back decks of the main base lodge offering fresh lunch items, summer BBQ favorites, and a special free cake cutting ceremony at 2 p.m.

On July 1, 1976, after 11 years of winter operations only, Attitash Mountain opened the summer Alpine Slides, an idea former General Manager Thad Thorne adopted from similar, but smaller, slides in Germany. Complementing the new Alpine Slides summer attraction back then were 11 small buildings in the front parking lot area known as “Craft Village” offering hand-crafted items from local leather craftsmen, jewelers, and clothing designers. A Bavarian-style outdoor restaurant named “The Alpine Garden” located on the back deck of the main base lodge offered food. Still the longest in North America to this day, the Alpine Slide offers two tracks that run side-by-side and are just over a mile long that persons ride on using toboggan-like sleds.

Since then, the original summer fun ski area in the Mount Washington Valley has continued to add to its available summer activities featuring the area’s longest, new, Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster as well as waterslides, playpool, scenic chair ride, climbing wall, Eurobungy trampoline, lift-serviced downhill and cross-country mountain biking, guided horseback tours, and pony rides. On Friday, July 1, Attitash Mountain Resort will offer $35 reduced day ticket rates that include unlimited access to attractions from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., weather permitting. The discount rate is available to persons 48″ and taller and the day ticket does not include guided horseback tours, pony rides, or bike rentals. The day ticket rate for persons under 48″ is only $15. For further information, please visit or call 1-800-223 SNOW.