Attitash Mountain Resort’s 2020-21 season was disastrous. Some lifts, like the Kachina Triple, didn’t even operate at all last season. Mechanical breakdowns on their chairlifts were frequent, leading to massive lift lines. Due to an immense amount of pushback from locals, Attitash is trying to be more transparent. They announced a few weeks ago that they will not open their summer attractions this year, and would instead focus on maintenance projects to make sure the next ski season goes better than the 2021-22 season.
Attitash released a video last Friday that discussed their summer operations plans for the future, and their maintenance projects for this summer. General Manager Brandon Swartz claimed they have no plans to discontinue summer operations in the future, meaning they will likely have the alpine slide, mountain biking, and other attractions open for the Summer of 2023.
A message from General Manager Brandon Swartz about summer at Attitash Mountain Resort pic.twitter.com/GSJ6L8u2fr
— Attitash Mountain (@AttitashResort) May 13, 2022
The major casualty of Attitash’s summer operations in the future though is the removal of their waterslides. The GM of Attitash announced that they are currently working on dismantling the slides. The use of waterslides was always an odd fit based on them not having an actual water park at the ski resort, but it’s still a bummer to see a classic part of their summer experience go.
This summer’s main project is the replacement of the East-West Double with a fixed-grip quad. Named the Progression Quad, the lift will serve as a hub for beginners who are looking to make their next strides in learning the sports of skiing and snowboarding. As the pictures show from last Friday via Fall Line Construction, they are filling in the base terminal foundation for the lift. They will also be doing maintenance work on the Kachina Triple in order to have it operational for next season.
Image/Video Credits: Attitash Mountain Resort, Fall Line Construction