Bretton Woods

Bretton Woods

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Why you should visit Bretton Woods

Made up of 464 acres of skiable terrain, 62 trails and three terrain parks, Bretton Woods is proudly New Hampshire’s largest ski area.

With 10 lifts, an eight-passenger gondola and four high-speed quads, Bretton Woods can accommodate a large number of skiers and boarders each day without heavy lines.

Newbies can sign up for a variety of lessons at the Bretton Woods Ski & Snowboard School, where professionals can help develop the skills necessary for a good time on the slopes. For those looking to ski at night, Bretton Woods even offers night skiing on Fridays and Saturdays. Take on a challenge at Bretton Woods and experience an adventure unlike any other on a guided backcountry skiing tour up Mt. Washington.

You will find ski lifts to open during mid-November and then close operation around the end of March. The best time to visit Bretton Woods is between mid-February to mid-March when the powder is the deepest. A good portion of the 200 inches of annual snow that the resort receives is likely to fall during those months.

Statistics
  • Summit Elevation3,100 ft
  • Base Elevation1,600 ft
  • Vertical Drop1,500 ft
  • Skiable Area464 ac
  • Average Snowfall200 in
Trail Information
  • Number of trails102
  • Easy25%
  • Intermediate29%
  • Expert46%
  • Snowmaking92 %
Lift Details
  • Number of Lifts10
  • High Speed Quads4
  • Fixed Grip Quads1
  • Triples1
  • Doubles1
  • Surface Lifts/other3
Tonight
2020-10-27
24°
Low / Slight Chance Snow Showers then Patchy Fog

Where to stay

There are no ski-in/ski-out hotels at Bretton Woods, but there are plenty of options for those who want to stay near the slopes. There are multiple Omni properties on the mountain, each providing a complimentary shuttle service to the ski area. The luxurious Omni Mount Washington Resort houses a golf course and a signature spa, while the Omni Bretton Arms Inn has a more intimate ambiance and a beautiful perennial garden. For more space, plan to stay in one of the fully furnished Townhomes at Bretton Woods .

Where to eat

There are various dining options on the mountain. Start or end your day at Lucy Crawford’s Food Court , which serves breakfast, lunch, and après-night-ski hot chocolate. For sandwiches and burgers, visit the mid-mountain restaurant, Latitude 44 ° while soaking up the sweeping views of Mt.Washington. When lunchtime rolls around, make your way to Slopeside Pub & Restaurant for pulled pork sandwiches, quinoa salad, and an après-ski beverage. Or, fuel up at The Grille at The Bretton Woods Golf Course as you enjoy fish sandwiches and chicken Caesar wraps.  Check out Fabyan’s Restaurant , an old converted train station serving pub fare like bison burgers and chicken wings. Look out for Mount Stickney Cabin for snacks and soup nestled atop Telegraph T-Bar on Mount Stickney. Just a few minutes from the resort is the Omni Mount Washington Resort where you will find various restaurants like the Bretton Arms Dining Room serving farm-to-table cuisine of scallops and Maine lobster.

How to get there

There are three major airports located near Bretton Woods Ski Area. Manchester Airport is an hour and a half from the resort, while Portland International Jetport in Maine and Logan International Airport outside Boston, Massachusetts, are both about two hours away. You will either want to rent a car or use a Rideshare like UBER and Lyft during your stay to get you to and around the ski area.

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