MARCH DELIVERS OVER 46 INCHES NEW SNOW IN JUST 14 DAYS AT WILDCAT
March has always had a reputation for big snow storms, and this year that is proving to be true. In the first two weeks of March, Wildcat Mountain in Pinkham Notch has seen over 46 inches of new snow. The majority of this new snow has fallen in two large Nor’Easter storms with one totaling 18 inches, and the second at 24 inches, just one week apart. To date, that accounts for one third of their seasonal snowfall total, which is currently at 160 inches for the season with over a month and a half to go. Wildcat will try to remain open until May. They are currently 100% open.
WILDCAT MOUNTAIN TO CELEBRATE 60 YEARS OF LIFT-SERVICED SKIING JANUARY 25 – 28
Wildcat Mountain has always been an iconic name in the ski industry, and for good reason. Incredible views of the Presidential Range, tremendous annual snowfall, high elevation, and northwestern exposure assuring a long ski season are all factors that have led to Wildcat’s long continued success over the years. It was on January 25, 1958, that the mountain would be changed forever when it opened the country’s first gondola.
This week, Wildcat Mountain is celebrating their rich history with lift ticket specials, events, and activities, from January 25 – January 28. Activities include a “lift-opening” ceremony with one of Wildcat’s original vice president’s and gm’s, Stan Judge, plus birthday cake, a historical memorabilia display, après entertainment with radio boston.com, a huge fireworks display, and more.
WILDCAT MUG CLUB RAISES OVER $5000 IN DONATIONS TO ADAPTIVE & SKI TEAM PROGRAMS
The Wildcat Pub at Wildcat Mountain is home to a highly sought-after Mug Club. Like most, the mug club membership is limited and the waiting list to join is long. Members receive a handmade mug and enjoy various membership perks. At the end of each year, members are offered the chance to renew their membership for an annual fee. Members who do not renew forfeit their mug, which is then available to a potential new member.
This year, with only a few open spaces and extremely high-demand, Wildcat decided to get creative and support two great organizations while filling the remaining spaces. On November 24, Wildcat announced that they would be accepting the highest bids for the remaining spaces, with one caveat. Every dollar over $55 (the Mug Club renewal rate) per bid would be donated to AbilityPlus Adaptive Sports and the Wildcat Ski Team. After two weeks of bidding, Wildcat collected a total of 116 bids. 28 lucky bidders won with the lowest bid at $160, and the highest bids at $500. Due to the success & generosity of bidders Wildcat Mountain will donate just under $3000 to each organization.
WILDCAT OPENS EARLY FOR 60TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
NEW DECK, NEW PROGRAMS, AND SNOWMAKING UPGRADES HIGHLIGHT START
NOVEMBER 11, 2017 | PINKHAM NOTCH, NH
Pinkham Notch, NH – Today Wildcat Mountain opened for skiing and riding making this one of its earliest openings ever. Sixty years ago, this January, Wildcat Mountain offered lift-serviced skiing for the first time with the East’s first gondola. Much has changed since then but at Wildcat much has also stayed the same which for many people is why they continue to visit.
Today Wildcat opened with one run consisting of 5 trails commonly referred to as the Lynx Trails on over 2100’ of vertical offering up the most vertical in East. Wildcat will operate weekends from 9am – 3:30pm until Thanksgiving and then will switch to daily operations moving forward.
WILDCAT AND MOUNT SNOW TO OPEN EARLY FOR 2017-2018 SKI SEASON
BOTH MOUNTAINS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF LOW TEMPERATURES TO MAKE EARLY SEASON SNOW AND OPEN TERRAIN
Pinkham Notch, NH – Wildcat Mountain and Mount Snow are pleased to announce early opening dates for the 2017-18 skiing and riding season. Both resorts will be opening for skiing and riding this Saturday, November 11, 2017, marking one of the earliest openings for Wildcat in the past decade, and one of the earliest opening dates on record for Mount Snow.
NEW SNOW, SNOWMAKING & TON OF EVENTS HIGHLIGHT MLK WEEKEND AT ATTITASH & WILDCAT
Bartlett & Pinkham Notch, NH
– Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain have been and continue to make snow around the clock with the focus on expanding terrain for the long MLK holiday weekend. Mother Nature has also assisted with a significant snow fall Tuesday
night with Wildcat Mountain picking up eight inches of snow and Attitash receiving six inches and significant additional snow is forecasted for the weekend.
Wildcat Mountain has taken advantage of every opportunity to be making snow since early November opening on November 25 and have been operating daily since then with multiple summit-to-base trails and routes open. Wildcat is currently making snow on the Wild Kitten trail for the weekend. It is a favorite among all abilities, but an especially inviting cruiser for novice skiers and snowboarders. It is over a mile in length. Wildcat expects to have half its total acreage open for skiing and riding this weekend.
Attitash Mountain Resort has recently opened up all connecting trails between its two mountains. The snowmaking and grooming teams will be pushing hard through the week to open many additional trails. Snowmaking is underway on Upper and Lower Cathedral, Lower Saco, Chicken’s Pitch and Ammonoosuc on the Attitash side. At Bear Peak, snowmakers have completed Trillium, Moonbeam and Reckoning and are firing up Wandering Skis. Snowmaking continues on Lower Myth Maker. Attitash expects to have over 50% of its 68 trails available and over 60% of its acreage. Attitash will also be adding a terrain park on Bear Peak for the weekend.
Attitash & Wildcat offer the only reciprocal ticket & pass program in New Hampshire. Lift tickets and season passes are valid for use at both areas. The ski areas are located a short 20-minute drive from one another and will offer a combined 50 trails, over 268 acres, and terrain park features for skiing & riding this upcoming holiday weekend.
For on-snow events, Attitash has a Rail Jam slated for this Saturday that will kick-off of the three-event Attitash Freeride Series. Snowmaking has been underway all this week on the Lower Myth Maker trail and the terrain park build has begun for Saturday’s Rail Jam.
Both ski areas offer great après entertainment all season long. The Wildcat Pub features musician Ryan St. Onge on Friday and DJ Mike for this Saturday. Attitash will feature musician Scott Baer performing in The Den at Bear Peak while the popular local band Livin’ The Dream perform in Ptarmigan’s Pub Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4 pm. A Patriots Playoffs Viewing Party beginning at4:30 p.m. will include food & drink specials and prize giveaways throughout the game including a grand prize, a “Fat Tire” mountain bike.