Attitash to salute the troops with free lift tickets on January 23 and 24

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 13, 2010 10:01 am

We can never do enough to thank the brave men and women who give their lives to fight for our country overseas.  However, Attittash Ski Resort is doing its part to help honor our military personnel by offering free lift tickets for active, veteran, and retired service men and women as well as discounted lift tickets for active duty family members on January 23 and 24.  All people applying for the tickets must have a valid ID, and the Grand Summit Hotel is offering a 15% discount on lodging as well to these families and personnel.  The entire weekend will be filled with activities to honor our troops, and see the information below from Attitash on all the events that will be going on:

Saturday’s activities will include a downhill Flag Parade which starts on Attitash at approximately 1:30 PM, and culminates with a color guard, guest speaker and the National Anthem in the base area. The parade is open to all and participants are welcome to bring their own US flag or use one of ours (limited quantities). Music during the outdoor parade and ceremony will be provided by the impressive US Air Force Colonial Brass Band. In addition, the US Air Force’s amazing rock band, Afterburner, will perform from 3 pm to 6 pm in Ptarmigan’s Pub on Saturday and again from 1 pm to 4 pm on Sunday.

Also on Sunday at 11:00 AM, “The Battle of the Branches,” a NEW fun race event to test the mettle (and competitive spirit) between branches is planned, with racers (including kids!) selecting which branch they are racing to represent. The $5 entry fee will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. In addition, we will have the popular Attitash “on snow” obstacle course returning to test your skills on Sunday, too.

Guests are encouraged to learn about soldiers’ personal stories through displays in the base lodge and will be able to write notes of appreciation to those service personnel.

Come enjoy the snow, the activities, the camaraderie and say thank you to our nation’s defenders who have given us so much!