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.
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 .
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.
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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