Wildcat Mountain Offers Free Guided Tours with Tin Mountain Conservation Center & Appalachian Mountain Club Naturalists This Summer & Fall
June 18, 2012
Every week in July and August, “Tin Mountain Tuesdays” and “Wednesdays at Wildcat” provides opportunities to explore Wildcat Mountain with a Tin Mountain Conservation Center naturalist learning about the diverse ecology of Pinkham Notch in the White Mountain National Forest. Program topics change weekly and include learning about the flora and fauna of the forest; discovering what lives within and contributes to the health of a fresh-water pond ecosystem; the high-alpine, summit environment; and the geology of the surrounding mountains and Presidential Range. Tin Mountain Conservation Center programs at Wildcat Mountain are scheduled every Tuesday & Wednesday beginning July 3 through August 29 and rotate weekly.
Also once a month at Wildcat this summer & fall, an Appalachian Mountain Club naturalist will lead an interactive and educational summit tour followed by a guided hike down. Scheduled dates for the “AMC Guided Summit Tour & Hike” are Saturdays - July 14, August 11, September 22, & October 13.
Reservations are not required and programs are geared for all ages. For all programs, meet at Guest Services in the Wildcat Mountain base lodge shortly before 10am. Admission is free, except for Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) summit tour dates that require a trip on the Wildcat Express scenic gondola. Round-trip scenic gondola tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12, $13 for seniors ages 65+, and ages 5 and under ride for free (For AMC dates, those that wish to partake in the optional guided hike down can pay a reduced rate for the one-way ride to the summit). Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all persons should bring proper footwear and clothing as well as pre-applied personal sun protection and bug repellent if desired. In case of inclement weather, the program may be held indoors using slide shows and interactive displays.
Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing education programs that foster greater awareness and understanding of the natural environment for school children, adults, and families. Since it was founded in 1980, the Center has offered hands-on programs in the schools, at summer camps, and within communities throughout northern New Hampshire and western Maine. For More information, visit online at tinmountain.org or call (603) 447-6991.
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is America’s oldest conservation and recreation organization. With more than 100,000 members, advocates, and supporters in the Northeast and beyond, the nonprofit AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. More information is available at outdoors.org.
Wildcat Mountain, a year-round destination located 100% within the White Mountain National Forest, provides both exhilarating and one-of-a-kind opportunities to enjoy views and scenery that have been consistently voted #1 in North America. In addition to New Hampshire’s only ZipRider zip-line cable ride and the state’s highest scenic gondola, Wildcat Mountain offers lift-serviced disc golf, hiking, weekly guided tours and outdoor interpretive programs with the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Appalachian Mountain Club. All rates and information can be found at skiwildcat.com or by calling 1-888-SKI-WILD.
June 17, 2013 - Peak Resorts, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is pleased to announce the promotions of three individuals from within the company; Josh Boyd, John Lowell and Brian Heon.
May 31, 2013 - On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, all dads can enjoy a free Scenic Gondola ride at Wildcat Mountain and a half-price general admission to the attractions at Attitash Mountain Resort.
May 22, 2013 - This year's "Kids Free Fishing Day" event scheduled for Saturday, June 1 will be a great way for children to learn about fish, their ecology, and skills associated with fishing. Representatives and volunteers from the U.S. Forest Service and Appalachian Mountain Club will provide experience and knowledge to help the beginning angler get started.
May 16, 2013 - Wildcat Mountain opens for summer beginning Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. offering two major state attractions for the long Memorial Day Weekend including New Hampshire's only ZipRider zip-line cable ride and the highest scenic gondola in the state, the Wildcat Express. Located in the White Mountain National Forest, Wildcat Mountain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities to enjoy views and scenery in Pinkham Notch.
May 07, 2013 - Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain believe that giving to the community is an essential part of its success and supports hundreds of organizations and events each year. Asked frequently to support charities of all types, Attitash and Wildcat Mountain annually support the local community and region by providing charitable contributions. Annually, they review hundreds of requests and donate accordingly with emphasis on local education and public health organizations.
May 06, 2013 - (Note...The press release below was originally released July 25, 2011 and the intent had been to remove the building during the spring of 2012. Because of weather/conditions that season, delays occurred and full removal was rescheduled for spring 2013) After considering all reasonable options, and working with U.S. Forest Service to understand codes and requirements to renovate the existing summit building that once served as the top-station for the original Wildcat Mountain gondola, Peak Resorts has determined that the capital expense is not feasible and instead budget the costs and expense to dismantle, remove, and restore a small, but noticeable, portion of the natural summit.
April 18, 2013 - Wildcat Mountain looks to uphold its reputation as the King of Spring in New Hampshire when it will reopen this Friday, April 19 and operate for the weekend, weather and conditions permitting. Reopening, Wildcat Mountain is once again the last ski area in New Hampshire to be offering lift-serviced skiing, the state’s official sport, for a sixth season in a row.
March 11, 2013 - A total of 42 skiers and riders registered and accepted the challenge to conquer over 100,000 vertical feet in a single day on Monday, March 11th to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation® of New Hampshire. Weather for the event was ideal for the field of male & female, young & old, and ski & snowboard participants to push themselves to complete the marathon alpine event. This year’s participants were able to collectively raise over $133,000 in pledge donations to set a new event record high donation amount.
December 26, 2012 - Attitash Mountain Resort & Wildcat Mountain have been introducing winter enthusiasts to outdoor fun on the slopes since they began offering lift-serviced skiing and riding. This year, as a special offer to support the snow sport industries January Learn a Snow Sports Month promotion, both mountains invite “never-evers” to sign up for a free Learn2 first day three hour clinic, rental equipment and novice lift ticket package at either Attitash Mountain Resort or Wildcat Mountain during the week of January 12 – 18, 2013.
November 02, 2012 - Once again, both Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain will be among the many ski resorts attending the upcoming annual Boston Globe Ski & Snowboard Expo. Skiers and riders all over New England will gather in Boston to get excited for winter and to see or buy the latest gear, plan ski vacations, find one-of-a-kind lift ticket deals, and hear what’s new from attending resorts.
August 31, 2012 - Attitash Mountain Resort & Wildcat Mountain announced today that for the entire month of September they will be selling midweek lift tickets for the 2012/13 season at the low pre-purchase rate of $30.
August 16, 2012 - Summer attraction operations remain in full swing at both Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain, but major improvements & initiatives for the 2012/2013 winter season are taking place at both ski areas as fall approaches.
June 18, 2012 - Every week in July and August, “Tin Mountain Tuesdays” and “Wednesdays at Wildcat” provides opportunities to explore Wildcat Mountain with a Tin Mountain Conservation Center naturalist learning about the diverse ecology of Pinkham Notch in the White Mountain National Forest. Also once a month at Wildcat this summer & fall, an Appalachian Mountain Club naturalist will lead an interactive and educational summit tour followed by a guided hike down.