Attitash Mountain Winter 2023/24 Tip Sheet
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Located in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, just outside the historic village of North Conway, Attitash offers 68 trails across two mountain peaks. Attitash is known for steep and winding trails that deliver beautiful views of Mount Washington and the neighboring Presidential Mountain Range. Other amenities include 60+ acres of hand-cleared tree skiing, progressive skiing and terrain parks, and a vibrant and active ski racing culture.
New for 2023/24
This year, and every year, big things are coming when you hit the slopes at our resorts! New chairlifts, new lift-served terrain and exciting guest experiences have been introduced at our resorts over the past two seasons, and even more is in store for the 2023/24 season! This season, five more of our resorts will see new chairlifts, alongside new lift-served terrain and exciting guest experiences – all designed to help you make the most out of every minute on the mountain. These projects will reduce lift line wait times, giving you more time to learn new skills, explore new terrain, and discover new peaks.
This year, Attitash will debut the Mountaineer, a brand-new high-speed quad replacing the Summit Triple. Named to honor the historic railway that travels through the Mount Washington Valley, The Mountaineer is a high-speed 4-passenger Leitner-Poma chairlift that will reduce ride time to the Attitash summit by more than half, increase uphill capacity and improve the flow of the Attitash base area.
In the past two years, nine resorts in our East region have received or will receive a total of 16 Epic Lift Upgrades: Hunter, Stowe, Okemo, Mount Snow, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Boston Mills and Brandywine – and two back-to-back upgrades at Attitash over the past two seasons with the replacement of the old 1974, Borvig Double-Double in the 2021/22 season.
Capacity = 2400 pph
Vertical Rise = 1656 ft (about the height of the Empire State Building)
Length = 6023 ft
HP = 845 hp
Line Speed = 1000 fpm
Bottom Drive & Tensioning
In addition to the exciting Epic Lift Upgrade, the snowmaking on Spillway has been reconnected and replaced to help provide a more consistent base.
Your Pass, now on your phone with the new My Epic app
New this season, the My Epic app with Mobile Pass and Mobile Lift Tickets is now available to download, allowing guests to use their phone as their ticket to the slopes.
Mobile Pass and Mobile Lift Tickets is a hands-free option for skiers and riders to use at all 36 of Vail Resorts’ owned and operated U.S. resorts for the 2023/24 season, with availability at Whistler Blackcomb to follow in future seasons. It allows guests to buy their pass or lift ticket online, activate it in the new My Epic app, put their phone in their pocket, and get scanned, hands free in the lift line using Bluetooth® technology designed for low energy usage to minimize the impact on a phone’s battery life. This season, to ensure a smooth transition, the company will continue to provide physical cards for passes and lift tickets to all guests. For guests choosing to use Mobile Pass this season, watch this video for some tips
The My Epic app also offers a range of guest-favorite features, including interactive trail maps with GPS location tracking, and mountain and resort alerts, including operational information like grooming updates, terrain status, snow reports and conditions.
Get Your Epic Pass Today Before They Go Off Sale!
Guests planning to visit this winter – whether one day or all season long – are encouraged to purchase their lift access online in advance to save big. The Epic Local Pass allows for Northeast guests to ski or ride all season long at nearly all the company’s resorts across the East Coast, and take a trip out West with unlimited access at Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte, plus 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek or Whistler Blackcomb.
The Northeast Value Pass offers incredible value to those who only plan to ski or ride out East, with access to many of the same destinations, including to 21 resorts across the Northeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic – such as Stowe, Hunter, Mount Snow, Okemo, Wildcat and Seven Springs.
Vail Resorts also continues to offer the Epic Day Pass, which allows guests access to world-class resorts at pre-season pricing for up to 65 percent off when compared to a lift ticket. The Epic Day Pass is perfect for those who plan to ski and ride from 1-7 days throughout the winter season. In effect, skiers and riders can build their own pass and also choose Epic Flex Pay as a convenient payment option. Compare all Epic Pass offerings on the Epic Pass website. And keep in mind – Epic Passes make it easier than ever for those new or revisiting the sport, with Epic Mountain Rewards for 20 percent off food, lodging, group ski and ride school lessons, equipment rentals and more.
All Aboard the Snow Train to Attitash Mountain
Get ready to adventure to Attitash Mountain on the Conway Scenic Railroad Snow Train. This unique adventure through the White Mountains allows skiers and riders – and anyone who is interested in taking a scenic train ride - to travel from North Conway Village to Attitash Mountain on the historic Snow Train!
Terrain for all skiers can be found across the mountain at Attitash. From classic, winding New England trails, to steeps and glades that are not for the faint of heart. No matter what type of skier you are, the world class instructors at Attitash will help you level up your skiing game. The majority of skiers and riders join our sport as kids. As a company we have the largest youth access program in the industry – last season we served over 11,000 youth and provided over $9 million in donated lessons, lift tickets, gear, and more. At Attitash and Wildcat we support Eastern Slopes Ski Club is a junior ski program which provides skiing and snowboarding opportunities for over 1,500 elementary school children in the Mount Washington Valley.
Attitash Mountain proudly partners with and is home to Mount Washington Valley Adaptive Sports to offer an adaptive ski program to families and individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. Mount Washington Valley Adaptive Sports (MWVAS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of program participants, their families, friends and a community of volunteers who work to provide year 'round adaptive sports and recreation for individuals with all manner of disabilities.
Epic for Everyone- Youth Access and Growing the Sport
The future of winter sports is inclusion. Through investments and partnerships, Vail Resorts is committed to ensuring that all feel welcome, invited, and included. Our Epic for Everyone youth access programs serve thousands of youth annually who may not have had access to the sport. Our programs provide free on-snow sessions including lessons, meals, rentals, mentorship, an introduction to careers in snowsports, and more. This winter, several of our Eastern region resorts will be hosting non-profit organizations for a series of visits.
Slope Days: An After School Ski School
This year, bring your school or youth group to the slopes to learn to ski and ride or enhance your skills! Our new program is designed to welcome new kids into the sport, by giving students the experience of a lifetime in a three or five-week program. This is an all-inclusive program that includes a day-specific lift ticket, rental package, and an hour-long lesson, all at a value rate. Learn more about this program here.
Commitment to Community
Being a strong partner in all of our resort communities across is fundamental to our identity and crucial to our success. In every resort we operate in, we provide financial and in-kind support to local organizations, work collaboratively to address issues like housing and infrastructure, support our resort leaders and employees who serve in the local community, and remain committed to helping our communities solve their toughest problems. Last season at Attitash we held community races including the U Go Girl race series to support Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation, Mount Washington Valley Adaptive Sports, and Eastern Slopes Ski Club.
Signature Events at Attitash
- All Aboard the Mountaineer Chairlift: Coming this December, the Mountaineer will start loading passengers to head to the summit of Attitash. This brand new, 4-person high-speed lift will cut the ride time to the summit by more than half, improve the flow of the base area, and increase uphill capacity.
- Charity Race Series: U Go Girl Race supports Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation, a local charity that helps families in need. Jen’s Friends provides supplemental financial assistance and other resources to cancer patients and their families in the Mount Washington Valley, allowing them to focus on battling cancer without worrying about the indirect financial burdens that often arise. The Mount Washington Valley Adaptive Race series is another fan-favorite event. Both of these events are staples within the Mount Washington Valley, help support the local community, and anyone can participate.
- Motor Booty Affair: Attitash Mountain’s annual 70's weekend has been rocking Attitash for over two decades. Grab your grooviest bell bottoms and platforms shoes and join us on the dance floor with Motor Booty Affair on April 30th, from 2:00pm-5:00pm in Ptarmigans! All participants are invited to dress up in costumes best representing the 70's theme. Motor Booty Affair has been lighting up stages across America with their 70's extravaganza for several years, continually improving on the show that has been dubbed "The Ultimate Disco Party Band". The music is infectious - the most danceable songs of all time. The show is spectacular - from the afros, bell bottoms, platform shoes, polyester and dance moves, to the highest quality sound and light show this side of 1975! Make sure you bring your boogie shoes because no matter how big the dance floor is - it's always packed from the first song to the last. RIGHT ON!
Attitash Mountain Fast Facts
Base Elevation: 600' (Attitash and Bear Peak)
Summit Elevation: 2350' (Attitash), 2050' (Bear Peak)
Vertical Drop: 1750' (Attitash), 1450' (Bear Peak)
68 Trails: 27% advance, 44% intermediate and 29% beginner
8 lifts: 5 quads (3 detachable), 2 triples and 1 surface lift
Tree Skiing: 60+ acres of terrain located on both Attitash Mountain and Bear Peak
Total Skiable Acres: 311+ acres
Trail Mileage: 23 miles
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 120 inches
Avg. Season Length: December to April
Food & Beverage Outlets
Whether you are taking the Snow Train from North Conway Village to check out a band in Ptarmigans, or taking a break from the slopes, there are options for everyone at Attitash. The Attitash Cafeteria in the Attitash Base Lodge, Frostbites in the Adventure Center and Bear Peak Cafeteria at Bear Peak offer classic cuisine and are open for early morning fuel through an afternoon recharge. Ptarmigans Pub in the Attitash Base Lodge is known for the lively après scene with live music every Saturday and delicious signature cocktails and dishes. The Den at Bear Peak is a local favorite where you can relax on the back patio and enjoy some delicious food and libations. Looking for a quick bite with a bit of a flare? The Cantina in Attitash Base Lodge or Brat’s & Brew’s in the Adventure Center are two unique spots to spice up your taste buds.
- Attitash Mountain first opened in December 1965.
- Attitash was known as the "Red Carpet Ski Area" for its customer service.
- In the mid-1990s, Attitash dramatically increased the available skiing & riding acreage by developing the Bear Peak area that included the installation of a high-speed summit quad chairlift as well as adding open glades, wider intermediate terrain, some of the state's most sought-after alpine race trails including the homologated Illusion.
- Pete Seibert, one of the founders of Vail, grew up skiing on a small ski hill just up the street from Attitash.
Attitash Mountain originally opened in January of 1965 with only a handful of the trails that are there today. Attitash has seen many improvements and expansions over the years, but the soul of the mountain has remained the same...classic New England cruisers. In the mid-1990s Bear Peak came into the picture. Bear Peak dramatically increased the available skiing & riding acreage along with the installation of a high-speed summit quad chairlift. Offering a different blend of terrain from the Attitash side, you can find wider intermediate trails, open glades and quality race slopes.
Getting Here and Parking
If you are driving to Attitash prepare to be awed by the White Mountains. Whether you take a scenic byway through the White Mountain National Forest or a stop by one of the surrounding small towns, you're guaranteed to enjoy the ride. Attitash is easily accessible by car, or via the Conway Scenic Railroad Snow Train, and right off of scenic Route 302 and is 85 miles from Portsmouth, NH, 130 miles from Boston, MA, and 325 miles from New York, NY.
Attitash offers free parking at both the Attitash and Bear Peak base areas with a complimentary shuttle between the lots and base areas. Attitash also offers a premier paid parking lot exclusively for Seasonal Parking Pass holders. Should the base area lots fill, Lot 2 accommodates overflow parking. To learn more, visit the My Epic app or visit www.attitash.com/explore-the-resort/about-the-resort/getting-here.aspx.
Stay Connected with Attitash Mountain
Download the new My Epic app or attitash.com for terrain updates, snow reports, local lodging & and dining, event details, and the lowest-priced lift tickets guaranteed. Stay connected socially at facebook.com/AttitashMountain and follow @attitashmountainresort on Instagram.