Bartlett & Pinkham Notch, NH – Following Monday’s post-Irene period of damage assessment and cleaning up, Wildcat Mountain will re-open today, Tuesday August 30 and Attitash Mountain Resort will re-open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 31.
Route 16 through Pinkham Notch is open again and Wildcat Mountain will re-open New Hampshire’s highest scenic gondola and the state’s only ZipRider zip-line cable ride today at 10 a.m. for regular operations. The “Tin Mountain Tuesday” naturalist tour was cancelled, however Wildcat Mountain will host this summer’s final “Wednesday at Wildcat” guided summit naturalist tour with the Tin Mountain Conservation Center on Wednesday. Wildcat Mountain will operate daily, weather permitting, until Sunday, October 16. Visit www.skiwildcat.com or call 1 (888) 754-9453 for up-to-date information.
Attitash Mountain Resort’s new Mountain Coaster will remain closed until necessary grading around the base area can be completed and structural track supports can be secured again and inspected for operation. It is not known at this time when the Mountain Coaster will be ready to re-open, but initial expectations are that it could be more than a few weeks. Other summer attractions, including the Alpine Slides, scenic chair, waterslides, Buddy Bear’s Playpool, climbing wall, and Eurobungy trampoline jump will be available and a reduced ticket rate of $35 for persons over 48″ tall and $15 for persons under 48″ tall will go in to effect this week and for the Labor Day weekend. As a result of flooding and wash-out, Mountain biking and guided horseback tours & pony rides will not be available Wednesday and clean up work will continue to try and have available for the Labor Day weekend. Please note that some preferred routes to Attitash Mountain, including the Kancamagus, Bear Notch Pass, and Route 302 through Crawford Notch remain closed at the time of this press release and the best access to the resort is via Routes 16 & 302 from North Conway. This season, Attitash Mountain Resort will continue to operate the Alpine Slides and scenic chair weekends only at a reduced rate and hopes to have the Mountain Coaster operating again before the final Columbus Day weekend at which time the mountain will also host the annual Oktoberfest event at Bear Peak. For further information, visit www.attitash.com or call 1 (800) 223-7669 for up-to-date information.
Wildcat Mountain, a year-round destination located 100% within the White Mountain National Forest in Pinkham Notch, is renowned for its proximity to Mt. Washington. In addition to New Hampshire’s only ZipRider zip-line cable ride and the state’s highest scenic gondola in the summer and fall, Wildcat Mountain offers lift-serviced disc golf, hiking, weekly guided tours and outdoor interpretive programs with the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Appalachian Mountain Club. For further information, please visit www.skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI WILD.
Attitash Mountain Resort, located in the Mount Washington Valley, has been ranked amongst the East’s top ten ski resorts for snow, grooming, weather, dining, apres ski, off-hill activities and family programs by readers of SKI Magazine. Offering two distinct mountains, Attitash and Bear Peak, and one of New England’s most advanced snow making systems, Attitash is known for its signature terrain parks, ski school and children’s programs, open-glade terrain, apres entertainment, family value, and quality slopeside accommodations featuring the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel. This summer, Attitash Mountain Resort celebrates 35 years of summer fun in the Mount Washington Valley. For further information, please visit www.attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.