On the White Mountains of Bartlett, New Hampshire, Attitash Mountain Ski Area has 68 ski runs spread across two peaks, Attitash and Bear Peak.
With 311 acres of varied skiable terrain and a 1,750-foot vertical drop, Attitash Mountain Ski Area is a great place to learn to ski, but it also has runs to challenge more experienced powder hounds.
For the first-timers, Attitash provides ski lessons for ages 3 and up. If you are more of an experienced rider, the resort holds private lessons for those looking to improve their skills. You can also practice your skills at one of the three Abenaki Terrain Parks at Attitash: Bear Mountain, Kachina and Myth Maker. Make sure to book your lift tickets online in advance, as you will likely find discounted rates.
Attitash usually opens for the season in early December and closes the first or second week of April. For most snowfall, you will want to visit Attitash during the months of January and March. December and April are the times that you will want to avoid as the mountain averages about four inches or less of snow.
The Attitash Mountain Village , a destination resort at the base of the slopes, has a variety of activities, from tennis courts to an indoor pool and lodging options ranging traditional hotel rooms to deluxe suites with fully equipped kitchens. Just a 20-minute drive from the ski area you will find The Glen House Hotel , a historic hotel with a modern interior offering ski-and-stay packages for your trip. With a complimentary breakfast bar, a steamy indoor hot tub and affordable rates, the Green Granite Inn & The Holiday Inn Express & Suites makes for a great place to stay.
Culinary delights are right at your fingertips at Attitash Mountain. For hot breakfast and American-style lunch options like burgers and hot dogs, as well as ice cream and snacks, visit Attitash Cafeteria, open daily in the main base lodge. Or, check out the Bear Peak Cafeteria in the Bear Peak Base Lounge for similar eats. If you fancy Mexican cuisine, stop by The Cantina in the Attitash Base Lodge for taco salad, nachos, and margaritas. For après-ski fun, stop by Ptarmrigans Pub and The Den for drinks, live music, and pizza and pub fare.
There are two airports located near Attitash Mountain. The closest airport is Mount Washington Airport, just 45 minutes from the resort while Portland International Jetport is about an hour’s drive to Attitash. You will need to rent a car to get from both airports to Attitash.
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