Mountain Stats & Safety

stats, facts, safety and policy.  it's all here. 

Mountain Facts

  • Vertical Drop: 1750' (Attitash), 1450' (Bear Peak)
  • Base Elevation: 600' (Attitash and Bear Peak)
  • Summit Elevation: 2350' (Attitash), 2050' (Bear Peak)
  • 68 Trails: 27% most difficult, 44% intermediate and 29% novice
  • 10 lifts: 3 quads (2 high speed detachable), 3 triples, 3 doubles and 1 surface lifts
  • Terrain Parks: The Abenaki Terrain Parks located on Bear Peak and located on Lower Myth Maker, Lower Kachina and the Bear Peak Base Area. 
  • Tree Skiing: 60+ acres of terrain located on both Attitash Mountain and Bear Peak
  • Total Skiable Acres: 311+
  • Trail Mileage: 23 miles

Snow Facts

Snowmaking:  Attitash is home to one of the state's most advanced snowmaking systems and is capable of covering 98% of our terrain and trails.

  • Average Annual Snowfall: 120 inches
  • Average Season Length: Early December to Early April
  • Mountain Exposure: Northern (Attitash and Bear Peak)
  • Uphill Lift Capacity: 14,385 pph

Ski Boundary & Tree Skiing Policy

  • Trees and backcountry areas beyond Ski Area Boundary are not maintained or patrolled by Attitash Mountain Resort.
  • Trees may contain hazards that will not be marked.
  • Trees are recommended for EXPERTS ONLY.
  • When you pass beyond the Ski Area Boundary, you leave the area of Ski Patrol Services. You are responsible for your own actions, your own rescue and the cost of your rescue.

Your Responsibility Code

NH law states that each participant in the sport of skiing and snowboarding "accepts as a matter of law, the dangers inherent in the sport, and to that extent may not maintain an action against the operator for any injuries which result from such inherent risks, dangers or hazards," et al. Please refer to NH Statutes Section 225-A:24. Common sense, awareness, respect for others, respect for the natural environment, and respect for the ski area operation go a long way toward reducing your risk while out on the hill. Please practice Your Responsibility Code, and promptly report any irresponsible behavior you see to Attitash personnel.

  •     Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  •     People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  •     You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  •     Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  •     Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  •     Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  •     Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

(Note: This is a partial list. The Code is endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association) For more information visit NSAA Responsibility Code

Uphill Hiking & Skiing

Uphill access on Attitash Mountain Resort during, before or after hours is prohibited.  Our sister resort Wildcat Mountain offers uphill hiking, skinning and skiing. Click here for more  about Uphill Access at Wildcat.

Special Use Permit with the US Forest Service

  • The lifts and trails are designed for use by the skiing guest using alpine skis, nordic skis, snowboards or mono-skis, snowblades, affixed to their feet by a range of binding systems. The use of certain disabled skier skiing devices are permitted on many lifts. Refer to the Ski School manual for operational guidelines and certification requirements.
  • Each ski or board shall have in operation a strap or other device capable of stopping the ski, should it become detached from the skier.
  • Bulky and carried items such as large backpacks, snowplay items, hang gliders, para gliders, ski bobs, etc. will not be allowed on the lifts.
  • Sledding is not allowed within the ski area boundary. 
  • Snowmobile operators (Attitash employees only) must complete the Attitash snowmobiles operators training course, display a functional headlight, and a 6-foot orange triangle flag.
  • Dogs must be leashed while within the ski area boundary.
  • Attitash does not allow “skinners”, hikers, snowshoers, or sledders. 
  • Camping is not allowed.
  • Uphill access to Attitash is given only after a lift ticket, or skyride ticket has been purchased for the day or with a seasonal pass.  The tickets carry the Attitash liability waiver. 
  • Access to the mountain is prohibited before and after operating seasons and before and after operating hours.
  • Due to safety and privacy concerns, Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain prohibit the operation or use on or above Resort property of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public.  See below. 

Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain Drone Use Policy

Due to safety and privacy concerns, Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain prohibit the operation or use on or above Resort property of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public—including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the area boundaries. This prohibition extends to any devices launched or operated from Resort property, as well as any launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries.

Please contact John D. Lowell, President of Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain at 603-374-2603 or by email at if you have any questions. Any authorized operation of drones on or above Resort property will be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, and U.S. Forest Service rules, as well as those policies separately established by Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.  Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your access privileges to the Resorts, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any prohibited equipment, and may subject violators to any liability for damages, including, but not limited to, damages for trespass, violations of privacy, and physical injuries to persons and/or property, as well as legal fees.