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Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center 

 

143 room hotel offering standard hotel rooms, suites and 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units with ski in/ski out access, complimentary Internet access, outdoor heated pool and hot tubs, fitness center, spa, restaurants and more. 

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$119 and up 

 

 

 

     
       
       
       

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Attitash
Description:

Attitash Resort was built by Phil Robertson, a local developer from North Conway, New Hampshire. The ski area first opened in 1965, with 41 skiable acres, one chairlift and two t-bars but today, Attitash Bear Peak is a full-service resort with skiing and riding on two mountains. Attitash offers classic New England style trails with narrow curves and challenging pitches, including a challenging 46 degrees on the Ptarmigan trail. Bear Peak, first developed in 1994, offers more wide open terrain but also has plenty of challenge for more advanced skiers and riders.

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Posted

Pros: no lines, great groomers, many STEEP trails, great snowmaking, Bear Peak, near N. Conway

Cons: Very cold long Triple to Top (should be a gondola), dont run warm double enough, Overgroomed, not enough natural trains, not enough snowfall,often icy

Attitash is one of my favorites. It has some of the best rails out there. You CAN NOT beat a run down freshly groomed Illusion. No doubt best groomer in the east! Snow dancer is great too. Bear Peak is very modern and well laid out and when Stoney Brook Bypass is open traversing is not bad. You essentially get two separate mountains which connect. Each has their own personality.

 

Both mountains have very steep groomers. This is not a beginners mountain or a mogul mountain. It is the ultimate carvers mountain. 

 

The Summit triple must go. They built the liftilne in the coldest spot possible and just to torment skiers we pass over a HSQ that goes half way up Attitash. For that liftline they need a Gondola, or get a HSQ in another spot. When run the double is nice and warm. :)

 

I love Attitash- It has its flaws but for a carver, this mountain is absolutely brilliant!

Posted

Pros: snowmaking coverage, lots of trails, grooming

Cons: slooooow summit triple, gets skied off, lots of novices

Attitash is where we go when Wildcat is closed due to wind (which happens a lot). It operates a single resort along with Wildcat.

 

There are plenty of trails and they are well groomed. The one thing that drives me nuts about the main Attitash side is the main summit triple is painfully slow. They are very late to start snowmaking as they don't even turn the guns on until December. Once they start, they do a good job of covering the mountain.

 

Recently they changed all the trail ratings to make the resort appear more "family friendly". As a result a lot of the blacks are now blue. Illusion specifically is now getting scraped clean as it is full of novices who are overwhelmed.

 

They also moved the terrain park over to Bear Peak and ruined my favorite part of the mountain. Both of the above changes were an effort to attract more families over the Bear Peak. Unfortunately this has worked and there are now lines at Bear Peak by mid-morning. Your better off to spend early morning and late afternoon at Bear Peak and head to the Attitash side as soon as lines pick up around mid-morning.

Posted

Pros: Snow Making, Terrain Variety

Cons: Weather

I skied at Attitash this winter and they were in the midst of a snow drought. 15 miles away they had received over four feet of snow in the preceding weeks, but Attitash had no natural snow on the ground and what they had received in the preceding weeks had melted. I was not very optimistic, but had a free ticket voucher--I was pleasantly surprised. I was actually happier with the conditions there than the conditions at Cannon nearby which had four feet of snow. 

 

The staff there did a phenomenal job making and grooming the snow. They have nice terrain options across two peaks. The only issue I ran into was going between peaks. There was no mid or upper mountain traverses, only very flat lower mountain ones. Going between mountains is a bit of a chore with a lot of poling along, in some cases slightly up hill. Bear Peak is less accessed because of this and has some nice top to bottom runs that are enjoyable to go down. Here is video of me skiing down their premiere run on Bear Peak--Illusion.  

Posted

Pros: nice terrain, fun area

Cons: less accessible than Watervill, Loon or Cannon from Boston

My 2nd favorite area in NH. Much more fun than Cranmore for an expert. Nice terrain park, good assortment of trails, and better than Wildcat for an advanced skier. 

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I love Attitash plain and simple.  Best snow in NH, two peaks and plenty of terrain.  I never get bored skiing here and its 5 times better midweek when theres absolutely no crowds.  Itsa great mountain everyone needs to ski it atleast once.