Wildcat Mountain Announces Earliest Opening Ever

Pinkham Notch, NH – October 24, 2018 - Wildcat Mountain, recently named the home to the Best Scenery in the East by Ski Magazine, is pleased to announce that it will open for top-to-bottom skiing and riding at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday, October 27, 2018, marking the earliest opening in Wildcat’s 61-year history of lift-serviced operations.

“We always circle October 15th on the calendar as our official start date for snowmaking, but it’s up to Mother Nature to come through with the right temperatures. This year, she delivered and our team hit the mountain hard with snowmaking on Friday, October 19th, and just one week later, we are ready to ski Lynx.” said Brian Heon, general manager and vice president of Wildcat Mountain. “Not to mention the foot of fresh snow we received on Wednesday, that was really the icing on the cake!”

On Saturday, October 27, Wildcat Mountain will open with the most vertical skiing and riding in The East, with 2100 feet of summit-to-base skiing off the Wildcat Express for advanced skiers on the Lynx network of trails. Please note that there will be no beginner terrain available.

Wildcat Mountain’s sister resort Mount Snow, located in Southern Vermont, also announced they will open this Saturday with the most open terrain in The East, giving Peak Passholders two great options to use their season passes in October.

“We are extremely excited to open two of New England’s legendary resorts so early,” stated Jesse Boyd, Senior VP of Operations for Peak Resorts. “Both Wildcat and Mount Snow have strong, dedicated snowmaking teams which make these early openings possible.” 

Wildcat will begin operating weekends only, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with the Wildcat Express spinning, while inside, guests will find the cafeteria, retail shop, and the Wildcat Pub open for business. The mountain looks forward to welcoming guests seven days a week in the future at a date to be announced.

Skiers and riders are encouraged to visit skiwildcat.com/passes to purchase their Peak Passes before opening day to allow for seamless access to the slopes. Wildcat guest services will be open 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily leading up to opening for passholders looking to pick up their passes early and avoid the rush on Saturday.

Lift tickets will be available at ticket window for $55 for all ages, starting 30 minutes before lifts spin. Guests are encouraged to purchase lift tickets in advance and always find the best deals by visiting store.skiwildcat.com

More information at skiwildcat.com/snow-report.

For photos from October 24, 2018 10  – 12” of snow click here.  


About Wildcat Mountain

Wildcat Mountain is known for its high summit elevation of 4,062’, stunning views of Mount Washington, and the longest ski season in New Hampshire stretching into late April. Expert skiers and riders will find legendary steeps and glades, while intermediates have plenty of options, and beginners will be right at home on the longest novice trail in New Hampshire: Polecat. Wildcat Mountain has consistently been rated #1 in scenery by readers of SKI Magazine and most consistently finishes in the top ten for character, value, challenge and overall satisfaction. Wildcat and its nearby sister resort, Attitash Mountain Resort, offer the only interchangeable lift ticket in New Hampshire and season passes are good at ten eastern Peak Resorts mountains.

Media Contact:

Jack Fagone
Director of Marketing
Wildcat Mountain
Attitash Mountain Resort
jfagone@attitash.com | 603-374-2604