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  1. #11
    Good to hear the hotel did well. By all accounts it's been a great summer tourist season, so I guess I was wrong that that property was underutilized during the summer months. Maybe I'm just looking at it from my own personal preferences, but summer or winter, I think I'd prefer staying across the street in AMV. They basically have the same onsite amenities regarding pools and what not, but have the benefit of being right across the street from the mountain activities as well as having the Saco at the back of the property to go and explore. Summit is ski in and out though, which would be better for families during winter.



    Do they offer a free shuttle from the hotel to Attitash proper in the summer?

  2. #12
    They do have a shuttle on the weekends I believe. Been a while since I've stayed there as I too would rather stay across the street. AMV is more bang for the buck, plus my week timeshare is at AMV so I'm partial
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    We stayed at the Attitash grand a couple times since the kids were born. It is an excellent option for young families, the combination of the pool, breakfast buffet and north conway. In fact, we rented a cottage on Conway Lake in August, wife said she would prefer to go to the Grand next year for the pool.

    We never found the rooms to be dated or the walls thin; also good that nobody hassles you for having a few cocktails in the pool. Biggest complaint is location, there is no midweek beginner terrain on the bear peak side, you end up driving to the Attitash side which defeats the purpose of staying slopeside.

    I just generally dislike Attitash, probably my least favorite 1000+ vertical mountain in northern new england. I have never hit the place with the trees open and the only interesting terrain is off the triple, you spend the better part of an hour getting from the hotel to anything you actually want to ski. Actually prefer to ski Crotched.

    May try the Grand at Mt Snow for vacation next year but concerned there will not be enough non-skiing activities for the family, should probably start another thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigo View Post
    We stayed at the Attitash grand a couple times since the kids were born. It is an excellent option for young families, the combination of the pool, breakfast buffet and north conway. In fact, we rented a cottage on Conway Lake in August, wife said she would prefer to go to the Grand next year for the pool.

    We never found the rooms to be dated or the walls thin; also good that nobody hassles you for having a few cocktails in the pool. Biggest complaint is location, there is no midweek beginner terrain on the bear peak side, you end up driving to the Attitash side which defeats the purpose of staying slopeside.

    I just generally dislike Attitash, probably my least favorite 1000+ vertical mountain in northern new england. I have never hit the place with the trees open and the only interesting terrain is off the triple, you spend the better part of an hour getting from the hotel to anything you actually want to ski. Actually prefer to ski Crotched.

    May try the Grand at Mt Snow for vacation next year but concerned there will not be enough non-skiing activities for the family, should probably start another thread.
    I think the best terrain is on the Bear side. They have a couple of good marked and unmarked tree runs and some good long cruisers. Yes there is no real beginner slopes on that side midweek. I try to avoid the main side if I can. Lines and lifts are slow (except the quad which only goes 1/2 way up.)
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  5. #15
    Said it many times, but if they replaced the Triple and groomed less terrain, I'd spend much more time at Attitash. I think Ptarmigan, Tight Rope, Tim's and Idiots are all great advanced runs off the top, it's just unfortunate they groom all of them and it requires the awful Triple to access them.

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Gforce View Post
    What a cat fight this is turning into.

    Peak Resorts LTD has been screwing over the Condo owners for years,
    1) Taking the lion share of rental income, now 60/40 “split”
    2) Mismanaging the Hotel with a revolving door of GM’s, Three in 3 years
    3) Shoddy maintenance.. epitomized by not winterizing of the water tower creating severe flood damage
    4) Scare tactic emails threatening to close the Restaurant, Pool, Gym and other key features of the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel
    5) Diminishing perks for owners like drastic reduction in lift ticket vouchers etc..
    6) Covertly attempting to purchase 16 low priced units while not providing transparency on Hotel financials

    The acrimonious relationship has spilled over and has been on display during the last several BOD and Owners meetings.

    Peaks Resorts LTD is taking a risky gamble and alienating a large swath of their Attitash/WC Season Pass customer base, many of whom also drop huge $$$ on food and beverage over the course of the ski season. It is surprising this public company is taking this position against their “customers” and “business partners”. Lets see what the outcome is, stay tuned...

    Peaks and their wholly owned management company running the Grand Summit appear to be trying to take control of the hotel/condo by driving the property value down running the property into the ground. Peaks trying to circumvent the agreement with owners and purchase sixteen (16!!) units with no disclosure.....sneaky corporate development people.

    Speculation is Peaks intention is a major redevelop of the entire Bartlett property similar to whats going down at Mt Snow. litigation ongoing and adjacent private property owners have been approached about their interest in selling.

    Be aware, Winter Reservations for non owners and '18 spring and summer functions/weddings at risk. Owners pulling their units out of rental pool so Attitash may not have access to units post December 1..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gforce View Post
    Peaks and their wholly owned management company running the Grand Summit appear to be trying to take control of the hotel/condo by driving the property value down running the property into the ground. Peaks trying to circumvent the agreement with owners and purchase sixteen (16!!) units with no disclosure.....sneaky corporate development people.

    Speculation is Peaks intention is a major redevelop of the entire Bartlett property similar to whats going down at Mt Snow. litigation ongoing and adjacent private property owners have been approached about their interest in selling.

    Be aware, Winter Reservations for non owners and '18 spring and summer functions/weddings at risk. Owners pulling their units out of rental pool so Attitash may not have access to units post December 1..
    My wife stayed there for a conference and was not impressed at all. It was during the real warm stretch the week before Halloween and the air conditioning had been turned off for the season. she was told to use a fan. Food was weak as well she said.
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  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    The reality is that the hotel was ill conceived in the first place. I bet the occupancy rates of the facility are horrendous outside of peak ski weekends. Maybe they do okay in the summer, but it's not located in a great location compared with some of the other valley properties.
    Isn't that the case at most mountains/resorts though?
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  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    Isn't that the case at most mountains/resorts though?
    Oftentimes, but the Attitash Grand Summit is an especially unfortunate situation though. North Conway is a huge bed base and great 4 season location. The Grand is located 20 minutes outside the town with NOTHING around it. It literally is only useful as a slopeside location to Attitash. If you're in the region for anything else, there's thousands of beds nearby that are way better so unless you're skiing Attitash, you won't look there - it won't even show up on most searches!

    In contrast, at like, Loon, the resort is located in Lincoln, another good 4 season location. Any lodging built by Loon there would be able to compete for Lincoln's year round traffic while the Grand at Attitash cannot compete for Conway year round guests.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Jully View Post
    Oftentimes, but the Attitash Grand Summit is an especially unfortunate situation though. North Conway is a huge bed base and great 4 season location. The Grand is located 20 minutes outside the town with NOTHING around it. It literally is only useful as a slopeside location to Attitash. If you're in the region for anything else, there's thousands of beds nearby that are way better so unless you're skiing Attitash, you won't look there - it won't even show up on most searches!

    In contrast, at like, Loon, the resort is located in Lincoln, another good 4 season location. Any lodging built by Loon there would be able to compete for Lincoln's year round traffic while the Grand at Attitash cannot compete for Conway year round guests.
    That is a good point. I'm thinking of places like Killington or Mount Snow which don't really have anything around them for people to do outside of using the mountain.
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