Wildcat Mountain Starts Snowmaking Operations – Pushing for Top to Bottom Opening Soon
October 19, 2015 – Pinkham Notch, NH – Wildcat Mountain took advantage of the cold snap over the weekend to start up it’s snowmaking for the upcoming season. With temperatures in the 20s during the daylight hours and teens overnight snowmakers were able to create a healthy amount of snow on the summit and midway down the mountain on Upper & Middle Lynx trails.
Wildcat Mountain opened on November 9th last season and is determined to open with top to bottom skiing and riding on day 1 says Brian Heon, General Manager of Wildcat Mountain.
“We feel that our guests deserve a quality product from day one. While we don’t know what day we’ll open this year, the cold temps this weekend helped us get a head start on our snowmaking efforts. It is our full intention to offer top to bottom skiing and riding on all 2000 vertical feet of our mountain.”
In the summer of 2014 Wildcat Mountain underwent the largest snowmaking upgrade in it’s history by replacing over 10 miles of snowmaking pipe, upgrading to a new arsenal of energy efficient snowmaking guns, and building a new pump house to help boost pressure across the system.
The result helped create the longest season in New Hampshire as Wildcat Mountain was the first to open and the last to close on May 4th. Mr. Heon hopes that he and the staff can repeat the glorious season of 2014/2015 with a repeat this season.
“Last year was the longest season I’ve ever been apart of and I can’t wait to try to beat last year’s record setting season.”
Combined with sister resort Attitash Mountain, located 20 minutes away where lift tickets, season passes, and other season programs are also valid, Wildcat Mountain guests can enjoy over 500 acres of terrain between the two ski areas in the Mount Washington Valley.