When the crisp sunny days of late winter, with their impossibly blue skies and fresh deep powder, entice you to come out and play, one of the best places to do that is the Bretton Woods Ski Area, New Hampshire’s largest ski resort and nationally recognized for its superior snow conditions.
Ranked #1 in the East for Snow Quality by Ski Magazine, Bretton Woods offers an expansive 464 acres of skiing and snowboarding on 62 trails and 35 glades across three terrain parks. The mountain is served by 10 lifts, including four high-speed quads. Snowmaking covers 92% of its trails. Ski all day and into the night, as Bretton Woods offers night skiing and riding, too!
In addition to the Hobbit Children’s Ski & Snowboard programs, the ski area’s Kids’ Snowmobile Park, for youngsters ages 4-13, provides kids with the thrill and excitement of trail riding. Other kid-friendly activities include the snow tubing carousel, a mini zip line, playground set and other interactive toys in the nearby Kinderwoods Playground.
Cross country skiers and snowshoers will want to spend the day on the Bretton Woods Nordic Ski Center’s 100 km’s of groomed trails that meander through field and forest, and — with the Mount Washington range and the Omni Mount Washington Hotel as a backdrop — boast stunning scenery! Recognized as one of the largest cross-country ski venues on the East Coast, the Bretton Woods Nordic Center grooms for both classic and skate skiing and has trails for every skill level. Visitors new to cross-country skiing or snowshoeing can rent equipment at the Nordic Center and take a lesson, too!
The three-hour Bretton Woods Canopy Tour will give you an entirely different perspective on winter activities. The tree-top zip lines traverse a series of platforms high in the hemlock forest, a breathtaking experience any time of year, but especially so in winter when the air is crisp and the snow- and ice-covered trees sparkle in the sunlight.
From its unique base lodge and its spectacular mountain-top restaurant to the uncrowded and exceptionally groomed trails, the Bretton Woods Ski Area delivers a special mountain experience.
For Alpine Snow Conditions dial (603) 278-3333; for Nordic Snow Conditions dial (603) 278-4414. To learn more about all of the activities offered at the Bretton Woods Ski Area visit www.brettonwoods.com.