Pinkham Notch, NH – In the summer of 1933, the depression era born Civilian Conservation Corps, armed with axes and cross-cut saws, started clearing the Wildcat Trail. It was one of the first ski racing trails built in the United States designed by Charley Proctor, the all-around ski champion of Canada in 1927, and was designated as a class “A” racing trail. To celebrate its history, Wildcat Mountain invites winter enthusiasts to visit the weekend of Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6 to enjoy skiing & riding, music, food, fun and more as it marks 80 years of the Wildcat Trail. “Wildcat Mountain is a very historical New England ski area, well known in the ski industry, and I feel fortunate to be here to take part in this celebration,” said General Manager Brian Heon. “Our spring celebration raises a toast to the 2013/14 ski season that has celebrated 80 years of the Wildcat Trail.”
Events on Saturday, April 5:
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Skiing/riding at Wildcat Mountain, the “King of Spring”. Purchase a special $80 2-day lift ticket valid for consecutive day use, Saturday, April 5 & Sunday, April 6 only.
11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. – 1st Annual Cat Scratch Fever! Come shred in this inaugural spring mogul event taking place in The Chutes at the base of Wildcat Mountain. Come cheer on competitors and sway the judges scores from easy vantage points located at the Bobcat Base Lodge or from the decks of the Main Base Lodge. No matter where you are, a party atmosphere will surround you.
11:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Grills will be fired up on the deck of the main base lodge offering BBQ items available for purchase. Beer and wine also available.
2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – The Ross Livermore Band will be playing the outdoor snow stage in the Wildcat base area weather/conditions permitting. If weather doesn’t allow, the band will move inside to the Wildcat Pub.
Events on Sunday, April 6:
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Season Passholder Meet & Greet. All current Wildcat/Attitash season passholders are invited to attend a meet & greet with Wildcat Senior Management in the Wildcat Pub Sunday morning. There will be an opportunity for passholders to take part in an open question and answer period and, after, can enjoy the Sunday Blues & Brunch and receive 50% off the Brunch Buffet price (regularly $14.95 per person*).
Blues & Brunch – 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – The buffet is $14.95 per person* and includes brunch items and omelet station prepared by our culinary team and of course our bartenders will be ready to prepare a savory or sweet morning elixir to go with your meal.*Price includes food only. Beverage and gratuity separate.
10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. – As part of the Blues & Brunch, Erik Ray is the featured blues act performing live.
Wildcat Mountain is home to New Hampshire’s most powerful quad summit chair lift and is renowned for its high summit elevation over 4,000 feet and greater than 2,100 vertical feet of skiing and riding. The original Wildcat Trail celebrates 80 years this season from the time it was first cut in the summer of 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corp. Wildcat’s elevation and proximity to Mt. Washington contributes up to 200 inches of snow and a long winter/spring season annually and has consistently been rated #1 scenery and top ten in the East for snow, terrain variety, and value by readers of SKI Magazine. For further information, please visit skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI WILD.