Thanks for all the info! It helped a lot. After much research, it turned out that the bike shops up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire were very helpful too. One shop is Red Jersey Cyclery and the other is Joe Jones. We found out that for lift assisted riding, Attitash and Highland Mountain Bike Park are both pretty extreme. They recommended only downhill specific bikes with full body armor and full face helmets. Attitash has no beginner or intermediate runs. They have a few advanced/ intermediate, and mostly expert runs. For those of us without all of that gear (and those hoping to stay in one piece) who still want to do lift assisted riding, they recommended Bretton Wood, in New Hampshire and Sunday River in Maine. We will be riding both places this summer and let you know how they are. We will also be doing some shuttle runs at Attitash, but not the expert lift assisted runs. Just thought I would share the info in case other SWAMPers aer headed that way this summer.