Attitash is located in the White Mountains near Bartlett, New Hampshire and is a ski resort that spreads across two mountains. Base elevation is located at 600 feet and the highest lift serviced elevation is 2350 feet on top of Mount Attitash. This gives the resort an impressive vertical drop of 1750 feet. Skiable in bounds terrain adds up to a little over 311 acres across both peaks. Annual snowfall for Attitash averages out to just a little over 120 inches (3.1 meters) per year. Snowmaking coverage provides when Mother Nature does not with coverage over roughly 98 percent of all marked trails.
There are 68 named runs and 5 terrain parks across both peaks with a difficulty mix of 26 percent novice, 46 percent intermediate, and 28 percent advanced. The lift system has eleven total lifts that move 14,385 skiers and boarders up mountain every hour.
Bear Peak joined Attitash in the mid-90’s. Bear Peak Lodge is located just off 302 and hosts seven advanced named trails along with seven groomed glades. Additionally, there are eleven novice rated trails and eleven intermediates. There are three chairs and one surface lift on Bear Peak as well as three terrain parks. One of the best steeps at Attitash is here, the aptly named Avenger, which takes a thrilling drop from the peak all the way to the base.
On the Attitash side, there are some expert steeps but primarily a lot of classic groomed cruisers. Six chairs and one surface lift provide movement up mountain. The Learning Center is based here, near the Adventure Center and novices will find none of the terrain around here overly challenging. From the peak, the intermediate cruiser, Saco heads down mountain, and splits into an expert trail named Tim’s Trauma or the subtly named intermediate Chicken’s Option. The Ptarmigan set of experts are wide-open bumpy expert steeps and is one of Attitash’s favored runs.
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The Base Lodge is home to one of the coolest apres-ski events on mountain, with live music in the afternoons as skiers start to wean themselves from the lifts. For some great company, drinks, and great food, hit the Ptarmigan’s Pub or Kitty Cat’s. When you want to take a break from skiing, check out the new mountain coaster for a different view of the mountain. For the best results and to avoid the crowds, hit Bear in the morning and Attitash in the afternoon.