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Attitash Bear Peak

Attitash Bear Peak Ski Resort Guide

Attitash Bear Peak, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift700m
Resort Height180m
 Nearest AirportsPortland and Manchester-Boston
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Attitash Bear Peak

Go ahead resort incorporating arguably the world's most advanced lift ticketing system and the excellent Perfect Turn tuition method - giving tuition virtually on demand and at whatever time or number of lessons suits you - to your required skiing level.

Summary

The American ski resort of Attitash Bear Peak is at an altitude of 180m.

Attitash Bear Peak has direct access to 40 marked pistes, served by a total of 12 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Attitash Bear Peak?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Attitash Bear Peak.

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Ski Area Stats

Attitash Bear Peak Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
33
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
47
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
20
Cross Country
Total Length
60km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
12

Altitudes

Attitash Bear Peak Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift700m
Lowest Piste180m
Resort Altitude (Attitash Bear Peak)180m
Max Vertical520m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Attitash Bear Peak
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Attitash Bear Peak Overview

Attitash is a go ahead resort that has spent big and doubled in size in recent years, thanks to the attitude and investment of The American Skiing Company, owners of half a dozen ski areas in New England, plus Steamboat in Colorado and The Canyons in Utah. Although this remains primarily a ski centre with little or no resort of its own to talk of beyond the base lodges and the impressive Grand Summit slopeside hotel;

Attitash is located within the busy Mount Washington Valley which has a great range of independent shops, bars and restaurants as well as other ski areas, so it's a good base for a varied US holiday with a wide choice of on and off slope activities.

Attitash means blueberry in Abenaki Indian. The resort holds a world record for the world's larges on-snow human flag. 314 participants wearing red, white and blue ponchos gathered to form the famous Stars and Stripes at Attitash in December 2001.

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Avenger'.

Skiing

Attitash's slopes are spread across two north facing slopes with almost 100 per cent snow making and all within thickly forested slopes. The mixed terrain has runs for all abilities, the toughest arguably the Avenger double black diamond run that runs for a mile beneath chair 8 and Bear Peak. For something longer and usually smoother take Wandering Skis instead a blue that also departs from the top of Chair 8.

Attitash's ski school teaches with the Perfect Turn tuition method - giving tuition virtually on demand and at whatever time or number of lessons suits you - to your required skiing level from beginner to expert, so it's a great place to take a lesson without any hassles. Attitash is also a big destination for boarders, with two terrain parks and New Hampshire's longest superpipe.

The closest thing to off piste here is tree or glade skiing. Head to the Bear Peak sector for 30 acres of diverse terrain in seven different glades. Attitash has also played a pivotal role in the development of freestyle skiing. The resort hosted the Ski Master's Competition in 1966. It was the first competitive ski event to recognize and reward style and grace over speed and stamina.

Attitash Bear Peak offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding

Attitash is a cool destination for boarders with hits scattered all over the mountain and an in-ground pipe.

The resort purchased a new 17 Halfpipe Grinder for the 04-05 season enabling it to shape the Longest Superpipe in New Hampshire, a 500 foot monster of a pipe located on Lower Ptarmigan at Attitash.

The resort's terrain park is rated as one of the biggest and best in the Mount Washington Valley. The Terrrain Park on Thad's Choice is over 1700' of ramps, table tops, huge air hits and jibs. There are 10 rails including flat rails, trapeziod, kink down, flat down flat, boxes and more.

Location and Map

Where is Attitash Bear Peak?

This ski resort is in Carroll, New Hampshire, United States.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Attitash Bear Peak is Portland, 101 minutes drive away.

Manchester-Boston, Nashua (Boire Field) and Burlington airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts are able to uplift 15,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 500 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Attitash Bear Peak open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Attitash Bear Peak, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Attitash Bear Peak Tourist Office for the latest.

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Aprés Ski

Ptarmigan's Pub in the base lodge or Crawford's in the Grand Summit Hotel are the two main slopeside choices for a bit of post-snow cheer immediately after the lifts close. After that head out in to the surrounding Mount Washington Valley for hundreds (literally) of places to spend an evening. Most will want to visit North Conway seven miles (11km) distant which has over 200 Factory outlet shops - a good place to stock up on your Timberlands.

Attitash Bear Peak