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Attitash Mountain Resort
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Bartlett
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Winter & Spring Attitash Mountain Resort is more than just a ski area; it is the essence of skiing, snowboarding, and winter lifestyle. Attitash Mountain Resort offers 67 trails across two big, connected mountains that combine traditional New England runs and challenging terrain with modern, wide-open cruisers suited for all abilities. There are also acres of glades and tree skiing and one of New Hampshire’s original progressive freestyle terrain parks. The Attitash Mountain Resort ski school is ready to teach fundamental techniques on accessible learning terrain or coach leading-edge tactics to help you or your family enjoy your active experience and winter passion. The Attitash Grand Summit Hotel is the only slopeside lodging available in the Mt. Washington Valley that offers upscale accommodations. Combine that with a popular apres scene, entertaining events and you’re enjoying winter among the White Mountains at Attitash Mountain Resort. Summer & Fall From summer thrills to breathtaking foliage views, Attitash Mountain Resort is a vacation destination for all seasons. We offer a variety of summer attractions, from North America’s longest Alpine Slide to the Nor’Easter Mountain Coaster, the longest in the Mt. Washington Valley. Summer reached a new level in 2014 as we opened the Attitash ZipTour which has the longest single-span zip line in the contiguous United States. Enjoy the spectacular fall foliage here in the heart of the White Mountains and visit us on Columbus Day Weekend for the two-day Oktoberfest celebration at Bear Peak.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 16 August 2013

It's a pricey day at $45 per for a family of 5. The staff is simply not customer focused and simply dont appreciate the business. A staff member and his supervisor preferred to refund our day because they dont allow family members to hold places in line for others (even if your going to the bathroom). If upper management focused more on the macro level of customer experience the likelihood is that we would come back and spend more money. We had a TERRIFIC experience at Mt Cranmore 2 days ago (while a smaller mountain--their employees genuinely cared about the consumer). I wouldn't go back to Attitash and certainly will tell all about how terrible they treat customers.

Thank Rolando L
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

We visited on a beautiful weekday in Mid August, with our two daughters 9yrs and 11yrs. Although the attractions looked fun, and we paid for an all-access pass up front, the only ride we went on was the Mountain Coaster. The lines were just too much to handle. The shortest line we saw was about 45 minutes for the trampolines, but both the Mountain Coaster and Alpine Slide were over an hour each. Attitash desperately needs some sort of "fast pass" system, or at the very least, something to entertain the kids who spend hours waiting throughout the day. They even have a "no reserving spots in line" policy, which meant we couldn't send the kids to run around and play while the adults waited. Overall a waste of money. If you really have your heart set on going, I would recommend this place ONLY if you get there well before it opens so you can be first in line.

Thank Mfs1008
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Family had a good time here. Alpine slide was the best! Coaster is fun as well but slide is better. Food options pretty limited in the summer though.

Thank KRBBoston
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

For the second year in a row we decided to celebrate our August anniversary by taking our young daughter to Attitash - home of North America's longest Alpine Slide. This year she was big enough to ride the slide herself, and absolutely loved it. After a chairlift to the top of the slide, you pick up a sled and get in line for the slide. The sled has a lever for speed control, and you can really get going so quickly that the sled can leave the track - I wouldn't recommend this ride for anyone with walking problems, not only in the event if your sled pops out of the slide, but also because the distance between the conveyor dispensing the sleds and the actual start of the slide is a little bit of a distance and the sleds are quite heavy - I found it somewhat challenging! But the ride is glorious on a sunny day - go a few times so that you can enjoy the speed and also the scenery around you as you slide down the mountain.

The Mountain Coaster is limited to people 9 years old and up, and is a fantastic fast twisty ride down the mountain. You ride the ( 2-person or solo) car up, up, up to the starting point, and then let 'er rip! My daughter had to ride with my husband because she was too young to go alone, and she was begging him to go all the way down without using the brake!! He's a pretty tough guy, but he couldn't do it! It's perfectly safe to race down without brakes, but heart-stoppingly fun! There is no walking involved, so perfectly accessible for everyone.

We also took the scenic chairlift to the top of the mountain, where there's an observation deck and a magnificent view of the Mt Washington Valley. We could only imagine how spectacular it would be during foliage season. This ride was 30 minutes up and 30 minutes down - so block out at least an hour for it. It's a good chance to get off your feet for a while, though, and just absorb how beautiful Mother Nature is. They allow you to bring a beverage for the ride, but there are are no bathroom facilities at the top.

Bring your bathing suits if you want to try any of the three water slides also - not very big but enough for cooling off. There's also a nice wading pool for small children.

There are limited shaded picnic tables available, and we saw people with coolers and dogs on leashes at them.

The drawback with the Slide and Coaster rides is that they are limited in capacity, so the wait time is sometimes an hour. The park is open at 10am-6pm, and to really justify the $45/person price, you should get there early. We got there at around 2 in the afternoon and lost an hour or so on the scenic trip to the top, so we had time for only two Slides and one Coaster. My daughter also did the Airbag Jump, a new high-dive into a stunt bag attraction, but ran out of time to do the rock climbing wall or the water slides, which was disappointing.

The line for the Coaster was made infinitely more enjoyable by the handy bar window on the deck - a blueberry sangria definitely makes the waiting easier! Not so with the Slide line, though - long, slow, and in the full sun.

All in all, we felt the $45/each well-spent. You just have to know that you'll be waiting in long lines, and make the best of it - on a hot, sunny summer day, there aren't many better places to be than in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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Reviewed 4 August 2013

We arrived when they opened and left after they closed! Our family was entertained the entire day! Scenic chair lift ride to the top is beautiful but does take 1hr to complete so if that bores you, then get right in line for the alpine slide. They bring you up on a chair lift and you slide down on a sled. You can control your speed on this ride and you should on corners as we witnessed a few fall off the track. My 7yr old could ride by himself and he didnt fall off. the lines were never long as the staff kept them flowing. The coaster ride had attached sleds to the track and you could also control the speed. The sled would automatically stop if you were too close to the person in front of you. this was great for safety but not so exciting for the person who wanted to go down the coaster at full speed (which was safe to do as you were you attached to the track) It seems the day we were there, they stopped this ride a few times to have their technician "tweak" a few things. The thing that impressed me about this was that a staff member walked through the line to explain to everyone what was causing the delay! Just very courteous. In addition to the big attractions you had a climing wall, a slack line, two water coasters and a jump off to an air matress. My kids felt like stuntmen! They had facilities, lockers and a restaurant. My kids cannot wait to go back! I would suggest getting there early and purchasing the all day pass for $45. otherwise you are buying each ride at $15.

Thank krisntrev
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