Wednesdays are "Wild" at Wildcat Mountain All Year Long

By AlpineZone News |
Jun 21 2005 - 03:03 PM

PINKHAM NOTCH, New Hampshire ??” Wildcat Mountain set the standard for the ski industry back when the mountain first introduced its Wednesday “Two-Fer” tickets during the winter ski season of 1966. Wildcat’s “Two-Fer” Wednesday tradition, where adults can ski and ride half-price on Wednesdays, is still solidly in place after nearly forty years.

Now, for the fifth year in a row, Wildcat Mountain and Tin Mountain Conservation Center are teaming up to continue another “Wildcat Wednesday” tradition during the summer, combining family fun and education for free at Wildcat Mountain.

Every Wednesday throughout July and August, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, Wildcat will host interpretive outdoor programs led by a teacher/naturalist from Tin Mountain Conservation Center. Located 100% in the White Mountain National Forest, and offering easy access to the summit via the NH’s highest 4-person Gondola Skyride, Wildcat is the perfect forum for families of all ages to explore and learn about the diverse ecology of the region. Program topics change weekly and range from the flora and fauna of the forest and fresh water ecosystems to those of the higher alpine environment. The mysteries of the wilderness will be unveiled —from wildflowers, mosses, waterfalls, frogs, and moose to the geology of these ancient mountains, carved over the ages by the elements.

All are welcome every Wednesday from 10 am ??“ 12 noon, from July 6th through August 31st. Meet at the Wildcat Base Lodge. Admission is FREE, unless the tour requires a trip to the Summit. Round-trip Gondola Skyride fares are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 6-12, $9.00 for seniors ages 65+, and ages 5 and under ride for FREE. Picnic lunches are available for purchase, including the Family Fun Pack which gets 2 adults and 2 children a skyride and lunch for less than $12.50 per person.