Anyone got the cash to throw down and buy Attitash for NS for a day? Check it out.
NEW HAMPSHIRE SKI AREA OFFERS APRIL 4, 2005 UP FOR AUCTION ON EBAY
Highest bidder will enjoy Attitash as their private ski area with an
invite list of up to 1000 people
BARTLETT, NH (Feb. 21, 2005) - Attitash Resort in the Mount Washington
Valley of New Hampshire is auctioning April 4, 2005 to the highest
bidder. The auction winner will receive what amounts to a private ski
area for the day for themselves and 1000 friends, co-workers or whomever
they see fit.
The online auction is occurring at www.ebay.com and interested parties
can enter keyword 'Attitash' once on the website.
'I can't think of a better family reunion or staff party,' said John
Urdi, vice president of brand management. 'I'm not sure if this has been
tried before, but I can guarantee that whomever ends up with their own
private ski area for the day will have something to boast about.'
The auction opens Monday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. and will continue for ten
days concluding on March 3. There is a 'buy it now' price listed at $50,000
for those who may want to forgo the auction process and guarantee their
April 4, 2005 is the day following the closing of the area to the public.
Just over 50 percent of the ski area will be available to the highest
bidder weather and conditions permitting. The side that is being offered
is the eastern half of Attitash and it features 37 trails and a
vertical drop 1,750 feet.
'Ebay has sold some unique items. We're not sure how much this is going
to fetch but there's more in it for the buyer than an old grilled cheese
sandwich or some guy's forehead,' said Urdi.
Attitash is currently 100 percent open after successful snowmaking
operations and significant February snows. The resort is celebrating its
40th anniversary with the 40 Days and 40 Nights of Attitash. A complete
schedule of events is available at www.attitash.com.
Attitash is part of American Skiing Company (OTC: AESK), one of the
largest four-season mountain resort operators in the United States. The
resorts include The Canyons, UT; Killington and Mount Snow, VT;
Steamboat, CO; and Sugarloaf/USA and Sunday River, ME. More information
is available on the company's website, www.attitash.com.
'Skiing is so sick... I don't even understand how cool it is.'
- Luke Waldo, after watching WSKI106