Attitash Mountain Activities in the Summer Including the Mountain Coaster and the Alpine Slide in NH
Disclosure: Although we paid for this latest visit at Attitash Mountain Resort, we did receive complimentary admission to Attitash Mountain Resort once in the past. This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and/or purchase through one of these links, we may receive a commission.
Now that I have two teenagers, our family vacations have changed. Instead of visiting the small regional theme parks that my kids used to love, they are now a lot more interested in family adventure vacations.
This year, when we wanted to have a fun long weekend, we decided to go to one of our favorite places – North Conway, NH. On the Saturday of our vacation, we enjoyed a full day at Attitash Mountain, in Bartlett, NH
Attitash is a popular ski resort, but in the summer months it turns into an adventure park for the whole family. This ski area, operated by Peak Resorts, is located in the Washington Valley. Attitash consists of two mountain peaks – Attitash and Bear Peak.
If you are looking for alpine slides in New Hampshire, you’ll definitely want to head to Attitash. The White Mountains area features lots of other great activities for families, so it’s a great place to visit with kids. Here are the Attitash Mountain Activities in the summer for the whole family to enjoy.
Attitash Activities in the Summer
Attitash Mountain Summer Tickets
We were most interested in trying out the Zip Tour, which takes about an hour and a half. There is limited space each day for the zip line tour, so you’ll definitely want to book your time slot in advance. You can also purchase tickets for the rest of the adventure park as part of your zip tour purchase.
If you don’t want to do the zip tour, you can purchase your tickets at the front entrance. Options include a single ride, half day, and full day. There are also mountain bike rentals available.
If you aren’t planning to spend the whole day, the half-day option can be a good idea. However, you can only use those tickets from 3pm-6pm. While single attraction tickets are also offered, chances are, you’ll want to do more than one activity.
We arrived first thing in the morning, which I definitely recommend. The weather is generally cooler in the morning, and the crowds are smaller. Even through I purchased my tickets in advance, we had to visit the kiosk to get our wristbands, zip tour tickets, check our weights, and sign the waivers. You can save time by filling out the waivers online.
Our zip tour was scheduled for 11am, so we first headed to the Attitash Nor-Easter Mountain Coaster. This is the most popular ride at Attitash, and the lines can be long – even over an hour. Definitely head to this one first thing in the morning.
Once you load into the ride, the coaster is pulled up to the top of the mountain at a relatively slow pace. It’s nice to see all of the White Mountain scenery as you relax in the cart. Once you are at the top, you then descend through loops at a speed controlled by you.
It takes a few seconds to figure out the right speed, but the cart is easy to control. It’s a beautiful, fun ride. I’d recommend doing it at least once.
Attitash is also home to alpine slides. To get to the top, you’ll take a ski lift. Because of that, you end up spending most of your line time at the bottom, before you go up. You aren’t allowed to bring anything up with you, so either leave bags in the car, or rent a locker for $1 in quarters.
These carts are also rider controlled, so you’ll decide how fast or slow you go. The lines do get long, but when we were there, the lines for the alpine slides were shorter than the mountain coaster.
My daughter and husband also took several turns on the airbag jump. For this attraction, you’ll walk up to the top of scaffolding to one of two levels. From there, you can jump off right into the airbag. My daughter loved it and tried both levels.
In addition to the activities mentioned, Attitash Mountain resort includes waterslides, a bungee trampoline, a rockwall, slacklines, chairlift rides, mountain biking, and a gondola ride ( at nearby Wildcat mountain).
ZipTour at Attitash Mountain
The highlight of our trip to Attitash Mountain was the hour and a half zip line tour. It was so much fun, and we just wished it was a little longer.
We arrived a few minutes early (per the recommendation), and headed to the adventure center. There, we were fitted for our equipment. Then, we went to the first zip line, which is a training line. We were taught the basic hand signals for going and stopping.
Once we finished the training line, we were shuttled over to Bear Peak to the start the trip up to the first zip line. We boarded a chair lift, and then walked over the first platform.
The first zip line was the longest, and was my favorite. Although I loved the trip down, I also enjoyed seeing the scenery.
Once we all arrived at the end of the first zip line, we walked over to the second zip line. That one was steeper, but shorter.
There are cubbies in the adventure center to hold your stuff, and small things like phones can be zipped into the backpacks that you’ll carry.
We loved the Attitash ZipTour – I would definitely recommend doing it with your adventurous family.
Visiting Attitash Mountain Resort
If you do stay all day, I’d recommend bringing a bathing suit, as there are some water slides. You can change in and out of the suits on site, so you won’t have to wear them there.
Bike rentals aren’t included in the all day ticket, so if you want to do the mountain biking, you’ll need to bring your own or rent them.
The summer activities at Attitash Mountain Resort are generally open from the middle of June through Labor Day, but check their website for more specific opening dates. They are also usually open Memorial Day weekend, if you want to get a jump start on your summer! They are also open on weekends only through part of the fall.
Hotels Near the Attitash Adventure Park
There are loads of White Mountain resorts and hotels located in the area, including the North Conway Grand, Red Jacket Resort, the Residence Inn, the Attitash Mountain Village, and the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel.
Attitash Mountain Resort
Bartlett, NH 03812