Attitash Mountain Resort will follow in the footsteps of its sister resort and will undergo a snowmaking makeover this summer. Attitash, located in Bartlett, NH has begun working on a new off-season capital investment project that includes new snowmaking pipe, pump and motor reconstruction, as well as 100 new high efficiency snow guns to add to their arsenal. The venture, which will be completed for the beginning of the 2014-15 season, follows on the heels of last year’s $1.3 million dollar improvement of the resort’s main water resource. Executives anticipate that the project will improve snowmaking efficiency and in turn create higher quality snow at the ski area. Learn more in the press release from Attitash below.
Press Release, Attitash Mountain Resort:
Following recent news that it is constructing and will open a new ZipTour attraction this summer, Attitash Mountain Resort has also begun an off-season capital investment project to further improve the efficiency of its snowmaking system for the coming 2014/15 winter season. A majority of the improvements will take place on Bear Peak, including Morning Star, Snowdancer, and Mythmaker trails, as well as the Abenaki Terrain Park.
“The quality of our winter product is a priority,” said John Lowell, President of Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain. “Investing in the snowmaking infrastructure at our ski areas and utilizing newer snow gun technology continues to put us in a position to produce ideal base depths and conditions for skiers and riders early in the winter season that will last until spring.”
The project includes new snowmaking pipe, scheduled pump and motor rebuilds, and a combination of 100 new, high efficiency, low-energy HKD and Snow Logic brand snow guns that will further improve the ability to produce greater amounts of snow while increasing the efficiency of the snowmaking system. These guns produce more snow in both marginal and ideal cold temperatures using less energy and are easier to operate than older snow gun technology. This summer’s improvements follow up the previous year’s 1.3 million dollar Thorne Pond rejuvenation project, a major snowmaking water resource for Attitash.
Attitash Mountain Resort, located in the Mount Washington Valley, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary during the 2014/15 ski season having first opened for skiing in January 26, 1965. Offering two distinct mountains, Attitash and Bear Peak, it is known for its signature terrain parks, ski school and children’s programs, open-glade terrain, après entertainment, family value, and quality slope side accommodations featuring the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel.