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Route 302
Bartlett, NH 03812
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Overview by Theodore Nusbaum

With a stirring view of Mount Washington (at 6,288 feet, it's the tallest peak in the Northeast) and located within a stone's throw of North Conway, Attitash Bear Peak is worth the trip. Attitash Mountain has 1,750 vertical feet, while Bear Peak boasts 1,450 feet of vertical rise and is swaddled with well-spaced glades of intermediate pitch (30 acres' worth), but with only 155 inches of annual snowfall, it's really just a big tease. Most runs are pounded with the man-made stuff and groomed by the cats, and with the constant flow of humanity down the slopes, eastern ice tends to rear its slippery head. While some locals dub the mountain "Atticrash," they also concede they spent little time on Bear Peak, which draws less of a crowd (yet the after-lunch rush can clog the lift lines).

Bear Peak blends spacious intermediate cruisers (Snow Dancer) with narrower runs (Cub's Cut and Pinball Alley). From the top of Flying Bear High-Speed Quad, Illusion is a rolling, twisting, downhill burner, fast and open and filled with enough jumps, rolls, and spines to plaster a perma-smile across your face for the afternoon.

Attitash, in operation since 1965, is more typical of the traditional New England trail system, with winding, narrow, scenic runs like Saco, which loops down alongside granite outcroppings and walls left over from the last ice age. However, as the snowboarding market grows exponentially, mountains change with the times. The Summit Triple hovers just above the 500-foot in-ground halfpipe, offering a bird's-eye view of snowboarders going for broke, while the "Family Fun Zone" provides novices and families with a relaxed atmosphere, easygoing terrain, and

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Average Snowfall
120 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
1750 feet
20% beginner, 47% intermediate, 33% advanced
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
November to April
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Weather for Attitash Bear Peak

Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy, 75 F
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 80 Low: 53
Mon - PM Showers. High: 78 Low: 60
Tue - AM Showers. High: 91 Low: 64
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 91 Low: 66
Thu - PM Thunderstorms. High: 86 Low: 61

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  • Surface Conditions:
    Packed Powder


  • Ski Lifts Open:
    4 of 11
  • Trails:
    12 of 67
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Last Updated: December 08 2014 05:58 PM

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