Wildcat Trail 80th Anniversary CelebrationAugust 24, 2013
In the summer of 1933, the depression era born Civilian Conservation Corps, armed with axes and cross-cut saws, started clearing the Wildcat Trail. It was one of the first ski racing trails built in the United States designed by Charley Proctor, the all-around ski champion of Canada in 1927, and was designated as a class "A" racing trail.
Join us for a day of guided hikes, tours, presentations, BBQ, music, and more as we celebrate 80 years of the Wildcat Trail.
Additional details to come, but scheduled events include:
10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Scenic gondola ride up and guided summit tour and hike down the Wildcat Trail. Appropriate footwear, clothing, and physical fitness and ability to negotiate uneven, steeper terrain is required to hike down the upper portion of the Wildcat Trail. Water and hiking poles recommended. Hosted by the Appalachian Mountain Club (scenic gondola ticket purchase required and one-way ticket from base to summit available for $7.50, all ages).
12 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Historical displays and presentations from New England Ski Museum and Museum of the White Mountains highlighting the Civilian Conservation Corps, their tools, history of the Wildcat Trail, as well as information on today's U.S. Forest Service volunteer trail maintenance programs.
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Grills will be fired up on the deck of the main base lodge offering BBQ items for your afternoon lunch needs.
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Tuckerman Brewing Co. sampling their local brews.
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Free, live music performed by Mo' Blues on the "lawn" at Wildcat Mountain.
Join us for Opening Day on May 24! We'll be running 10 a.m to 5 p.m. weekends only until June 8. Daily summer operations will begin on June 14!
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.
Hosted by and benefit for the Wildcat Mountain Alpine Education Foundation, the first annual Wildcat Mountain Trail Race is tough "up and over" mountain run using the Wildcat Mountain ski trails.
Every Wednesday in July and August, explore Wildcat Mountain with a Tin Mountain Conservation Center naturalist learning about the diverse ecology of Pinkham Notch in the White Mountain National Forest.
With the purchase of a scenic gondola ticket, join us on a free monthly tour at Wildcat this summer & fall. An Appalachian Mountain Club naturalist will lead an interactive and educational summit tour followed by a guided hike down.
The Wildman Biathlon is a three-part running, bike, uphill run event for teams and individuals. This event is organized by Tri-County Community Action Proram, Inc. and funds raised from this event benefit the Coos County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.