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Perfect Ski Day at Attitash

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


Perfect Ski Day at Attitash
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When I chatted with local expert Corey Madden about his home mountain Attitash in Bartlett, New Hampshire, he mentioned that he’s a former cover model for Yankee Magazine.  I don’t hear that everyday! He said the shot ran on the January 2004 issue and showed him skiing powder.

Corey Madden, Cover Shot and Face Shot, Yankee Magazine 2004

Corey Madden grew up skiing in the Mount Washington Valley. He’s worked at Attitash for 18 years as a ski instructor, park ranger, Alpine Slide manager, and most recently— for the past six years—events director.

This is what he told me about his “Perfect Day” at Attitash. To read more insider tips about skiing in New Hampshire, check out  NH Ski and Snow Magazine.

Corey’s favorite first run of the day starts at the summit, with a quick warmup on blue square Upper Saco, followed by the black diamond Tim’s Trauma. On his next ride up the Top Notch Double, if he notices that Grandstand is bumped up, he’ll take a run there before he heads to Bear Peak. If the woods have snow, he takes the Abenaki Quad, then skis Kachina and ducks into the Fever Trees just under the lift.

Corey skiing Tim’s Trauma at Attitash (Photo Credit: Attitash Mountain Resort)

On Saturdays, Corey eats lunch in the afternoon so that he can listen to the live acoustic music series “The Den Sessions” from 2:00 to 4:00 at The Den at Bear Peak, which serves lunch daily and offers a full bar at Bear Peak Lodge.

View of Attitash from Wildcat (Photo Credit: Attitash Mountain Resort)

After some afternoon runs, he ends his ski day and starts his après rituals at Ptarmigan’s Pub ( on the third floor of Attitash’s base lodge.

Fortunately for Attitash and Corey, conditions are fantastic. The mountain is 100% open and their $40 Fridays in March & April discount lift ticket offer starts this week.

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Heather Atwell


Heather Atwell


Communications manager Heather Atwell manages the magazine’s public relations efforts. She also writes the blog Outdoor Adventures for

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