Wildcat Mountain

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PO Box 817
Jackson, NH 03846

About Wildcat Mountain

For the most vertical value in the White Mountains, ski or ride Wildcat Mountain in Pinkham Notch NH, for breathtaking views of Mt. Washington from its 4,000 foot plus summit. Wildcat Mountain, unblemished by trailside development, offers visitors world class New Hampshire skiing, riding, and summer recreation on over 225 acres of White Mountain National Forest land.

Wildcat Mountain features a winning combination: better scenery, greater snow, faster summit lift, longer trails, and the greatest culture. Wildcat Mountain is not just another New Hampshire ski area; it is a legendary experience. This year, become part of the legend.

 

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Events

Kitty Litter Cardboard Box Race February 19, 2012
A fun, free, February Vacation tradition for kids. Build your own “vessel” out of cardboard boxes and go head-to-head in a series of heats held at the base of Wildcat.
Location: Wildcat

Nine Lives Lunch Tray Luge February 20, 2012
The one day a season we permit lunch tray luge at the mountain and another February Vacation tradition, test your speed on the “track” at the base of Wildcat in a series of head-to-head heats.
Location: Wildcat

AMC Guided Summit Tour & Hike September 22, 2012
For incredible foliage viewing at Wildcat Mountain, home to New Hampshire’s highest scenic gondola, 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 Saturday, September 22 & October 13. Reservations are not required and programs are geared for all ages. Meet at Guest Services in the Wildcat Mountain base lodge shortly before 10am. No cost to take part in the tour with the purchase of a scenic gondola ticket. 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 those that wish to partake in the optional guided hike down, a reduced rate for the one-way ride to the summit is available. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all persons should bring proper footwear and clothing. For more information, visit www.skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI-WILD.
Location: Wildcat Mountain

AMC Guided Summit Tour & Hike October 13, 2012
For incredible foliage viewing at Wildcat Mountain, home to New Hampshire’s highest scenic gondola, 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 Saturday, September 22 & October 13. Reservations are not required and programs are geared for all ages. Meet at Guest Services in the Wildcat Mountain base lodge shortly before 10am. No cost to take part in the tour with the purchase of a scenic gondola ticket. 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 those that wish to partake in the optional guided hike down, a reduced rate for the one-way ride to the summit is available. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and all persons should bring proper footwear and clothing. For more information, visit www.skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI-WILD.

Location: Wildcat Mountain

Cans or Cash at the Cat November 24, 2012
Snow/weather pending...we'll host a jib session at the base of Wildcat on the Saturday, Nov. 24 of Thanksgiving weekend. We’re asking for three canned goods or $3 donation going to the food pantry at St. Vincent de Paul in Berlin, NH. The ticket for the hike jib session will be separate from the ticket for lift-accessed terrain if we're open at that time. Visit skiwildcat.com
Location: Wildcat

10th Annual 100,000 Vertical Foot Challenge March 11, 2013
This is a charity event that supports Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire and challenges skiers/riders to log a total of 48 runs (maximum 50) on the Lynx Trail to achieve 100,000 vertical feet over the course of the day, non-stop.

Competitors are required to raise a minimum of $250 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampahire. Prizes are awarded for the top fundraisers. Refreshments and snacks will be provided to help keep challengers going throughout the day.

Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish, experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. For more information, please visit www.wish.org.

Event Rules and Regulations
This is not a race, it is a challenge. There is a 9-hour window, weather and conditions permitting, to complete the 100K, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (unless all participants still entered complete the 100K prior to 4:30 p.m..This equates to 11 minutes and 15 seconds per run. The lift can reach the summit in less than 7 minutes, which leaves almost 4.5 minutes to complete each run. This is plenty of time to ski down the mountain in a safe controlled manner, for the duration of the day, and reach the 100K mark. This is not an all day downhill type race and anyone deemed to be endangering themselves or others will be removed from the challenge at the discretion of our staff. Participants will be allowed to complete a maximum of 50 runs and will be required to stop for the day when that total is reached.

Pre-Registration & Event Day Check-In
Registration Fee: $70 ($40 for Season Passholders)

The field is limited to 40 contestants. On the day of the event, all pre-registered participants will be able to check in between 6- 6:45 a.m. on the day of the challenge. All challengers will be given a bib, sign a waiver and checked for a helmet.

Helmets are required for this event. If you do not have one, Wildcat will make every effort to provide you with one, but if none are available you cannot participate.

Lift Privileges
Entering the 100K Vertical Foot Challenge will provide you with a lift ticket for the day as well as a pass to the front of the line when you reach the bottom. This will help participants maximize their time spent on the hill going for the 100K.

Course
The course for this event will be Wildcat's legendary Lynx Trail. It takes a rather direct route down the mountain and covers 2,112 vertical feet. It will be closed to the general public at all points of entry, so only challengers will be on the trail.

Follow the Code
You are responsible for knowing and adhering to the Skier Responsibility Code. Challengers deemed to be skiing in a reckless manner will be removed from the challenge.

Volunteers
We do need help staffing this event. Anyone who volunteers for this event will receive two complimentary vouchers good any day for the rest of the season. To volunteer for this event, please email us.

Fundraising
The top prizes will be awarded to the challengers who raise the most money for Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire

Dinner and Awards
After the Challenge is over, all participants and volunteers are invited to the awards party dinner. There will be a pasta dinner, cash bar and prizes.
Location: Wildcat

Wildcat Wildfire Pentathalon April 20, 2013
This recreational pentathlon follows the same format as the Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon, but finishes at Wildcat Mountain with stunning views of Tuckerman Ravine. Race legs include a 6-mile run, 6-mile kayak, 16-mile bike, 2-mile hike/snowshoe up the Polecat Trail at Wildcat and a 1.5-mile downhill ski.
Location: Wildcat

Opening Day at Wildcat May 24, 2014
Join us for Opening Day on May 24! We'll be running 10 a.m to 5 p.m. weekends (plus Memorial Day) only until June 8. Daily summer operations will begin on June 14! Take a trip on the Wildcat Express Scenic Gondola, soar over the trees and Peabody River on the ZipRider. Due to spring/early summer on-mountain projects there will be a delayed summer opening for Alpine Disc Golf.
Location: Wildcat Mountain

Wildcat Season Pass Price Increase June 1, 2014
2014/15 Season Passes On Sale Now! Three Mountains, One Pass...All season passes are valid at Attitash Mountain Resort, Wildcat Mountain, and now Crotched Mountain too! Nor’Easter passes also include additional mountains in the Peak Resorts family. Passes can be purchased online or call the Wildcat Guest Services at 888-SKI-WILD to purchase a season pass over the phone. Price increase will occur on June 1, 2014

Visit the Wildcat Season Pass Page to purchase yours online now!
Location: Wildcat Mountain

Wildcat Daily Operations June 14, 2014
Daily summer operations at Wildcat will kick off on Saturday, June 14 and we'll run all the way through until Labor Day, Monday, September 1. After that our fall operations will continue weekends only through Columbus Day weekend.
Location: Wildcat Mountain

Wildcat Father's Day Free Gondola Ride June 15, 2014
On Father's Day, Sunday, June 15, all dads can enjoy the Wildcat Express scenic gondola for free when one or more other family members purchase an adult or junior gondola ride. The only one of its kind in North America, the Wildcat Express transforms from New Hampshire’s arguably fastest and most powerful summit quad chairlift during the winter and spring skiing and riding season to the state’s highest summer and fall scenic gondola. The enclosed 4-person scenic gondolas offer a unique guest experience and opportunity to view Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range from atop the over 4,000 foot summit. The Wildcat Express scenic gondola is the best way for the entire family, including well-behaved dogs on leash, to enjoy the legendary views and scenery that have been consistently voted #1 in the East.
Location: Wildcat Mountain

WMAEF Wildcat Mountain Trail Race June 29, 2014
Hosted by and benefit for the Wildcat Mountain Alpine Education Foundation, the first annual Wildcat Mountain Trail Race is a tough "up and over" mountain run using the Wildcat Mountain ski trails. There will be two races run (hik​ed) simultaneously, the 5K course cuts across, mid-mountain along the rolling Cat Walk trail while the 5 mile course keeps climbing to Wildcat's 4,062 ft summit before heading back down on the Upper Catapult - both courses finishing along the Wild Kitten trail.

It's a non-certified trail run with chip timing from New England Timing and there will be awards for the kid's division and men and women's divisions by age.

For more information and to register, visit http://wildcatmountaintrailrace.com/
Location: Wildcat Mountain

Mountainside Music Series Jonathan Sarty Band August 30, 2014
Originally from Maine, Jonathan has performed throughout the country. His style is a blend of classic American roots, country, and folk rock, often referred to as Americana. Jonathan has produced multiple projects and fronted several bands in many forms over the years. His voice is resonant and powerful with excellent pitch and an outstanding range. His style is all his own and his unique guitar arrangements lend themselves to the rock band format and the great players he has worked with.

Admission is free to all dates in the Mountainside Music Series. Bands are scheduled to perform from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In case of inclement weather, Wildcat Mountain will make the judgment call on the day of the event if it will be held outdoors on the stage or upstairs in the Wildcat Pub. We plan to never cancel entertainment. Stay tuned to our website, facebook and twitter pages for event details, or give us a call at 1-888-SKI-WILD to find out what's going on.
Location: Wildcat Mountain

Fall Operations End October 13th October 13, 2014
Join us for the awesome fall season in Pinkham Notch. Our daily summer operations wrap up on September 1 with the fall schedule picking up on September 6. We'll be running weekends only, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until October 13. This is the perfect time to enjoy a ride on the Scenic Gondola taking you to breath-taking views of the fall foliage. Ride the ZipRider over a burning sea of color and soak in the autumn glow while playing a round of disc golf.
Location: Wildcat Mountain

Wednesdays at Wildcat Outdoor Tours July 1, 2015
Wednesdays at Wildcat provide 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.

Program Descriptions
Pond Full of Fun
Join us for a couple of hours of "mucking around" for frogs, toads, and insect life. A Tin Mountain Conservation Center naturalist will have nets, bug boxes, hand lenses, identification cards and all the things you need to explore the beautiful pond at the base of Wildcat Mountain. The pond lets us view the world within a world as we learn about the wonderful creatures in the pond environment.

Alpine Discovery / Gondola Skyride to the Summit
Explore the incredible natural features at the summit of Wildcat Mountain. Led by a naturalist from Tin Mountain Conservation Center, this program is ideal for the entire family. From your Gondola, enjoy a bird's eye view of the wonderful array of forest communities and search for a deer or a black bear eating berries down below! Examine mountain wildflowers, ancient schist rocks, and the stunted boreal Spruce/Fir forest at elevations above 4,000'.

The Way of the Wildcat Trail to Thompson Brook Falls
Join us for an informative hike along the Way of the Wildcat Trail and discover the spectacular Thompson Brook Falls within the White Mountain National Forest. Cool, moist mosses abound, colorful wildflowers capture the essence of the forest, and the waterfall soothes the spirit on this 1 mile in and 1-mile out exploration.

Program Dates
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 10 a.m. 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.*Program requires a scenic gondola ticket purchase.

July 1: Wednesdays at Wildcat
Alpine Discovery / Gondola Skyride to the Summit *

July 8: Wednesdays at Wildcat
The Way of the Wildcat Trail to Thompson Brook Falls

July 15: Wednesdays at Wildcat
Pond Full of Fun

July 22: Wednesdays at Wildcat
Alpine Discovery / Gondola Skyride to the Summit *

July 29: Wednesdays at Wildcat
The Way of the Wildcat Trail to Thompson Brook Falls

August 5: Wednesdays at Wildcat
Pond Full of Fun

August 12: Wednesdays at Wildcat
Alpine Discovery / Gondola Skyride to the Summit *

August 19: Wednesdays at Wildcat
The Way of the Wildcat Trail to Thompson Brook Falls

August 26: Wednesdays at Wildcat
Alpine Discovery / Gondola Skyride to the Summit *
Location: Wildcat Mountain

AMC Monthly Guided Summit Tour & Hike July 18, 2015
Join a naturalist from our neighboring Appalachian Mountain Club Pinkham Notch Visitor Center on a ride up our scenic gondola for an environmentally educational summit tour and optional guided hike down Wildcat Mountain. The program is free with the purchase of a Wildcat Express Scenic Gondola ticket.

Tour Dates
Saturdays at 10 a.m.
July 18, August 22, September 19 and October 10

Reservations are not required and programs are geared for all ages. Tours departs from Guest Services in the Wildcat Mountain Base Lodge promptly at 10 a.m. 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 slideshows and interactive displays.
Location: Wildcat Mountain

27th Annual Wildman Biathlon August 8, 2015
It's time for the 27th annual Wildman Biathlon, scheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 8:00 a.m., rain or shine. So here is the call for all runners and bicyclists to shift their training schedules into high gear and register for this amazing event!

The Wildman Biathlon is a three-part (duathlon) event for teams and individuals. Athletes from all over the United States, Canada and some years even other countries, come to New Hampshire’s White Mountains to compete as an individual or as teams in the Wildman. For decades athletes have been challenging their endurance amid some of the most spectacular scenery in the Northeast. The Wildman Biathlon consists of a 10-K run in the picturesque town of Shelburne, a 22.3 mile bicycle trek through Gorham towards a 3-mile hill climb up the Polecat ski trail to the finish line at the summit of Wildcat Mountain, a presenting sponsor, located in Pinkham Notch.

T-shirts are offered to all participants with trophies awarded to overall and category winners along with numerous prizes given away through random drawing.

Each Registrant will also receive 1 meal ticket good for an "après race" pasta meal at Wildcat. Additional meal tickets may be purchased for $7.00. There are a few picnic tables available at the finish. An observation deck is located at the summit of Wildcat Mountain "D." Complete details will be sent with your confirmation packet. Helmets are required of all bicyclists competing.

Additional details at http://wildmanbiathlon.com/index.html
Location: Wildcat Mountain

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