Gates open at 5 p.m. for free Family Fun Zone games, ala carte cookout (fee) and cash bar, and live music with Rust & Ruin, followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Free admission with $5 per car donation for local charity requested. www.brettonwoods.com/july
Annual Homecoming Brew Tasting
Enjoy our annual Homecoming Brew Tasting — 2 to 5 p.m. featuring a few of our favorite Northern New England breweries. You must be 21 years old or older to participate. Fees apply.
Slopeside Pub, Base Lodge
Earlier in the day:
12:00pm – 2:30pm
Homecoming “Welcome Back” Barbeque
Enjoy the views off the Slopeside deck, as you enjoy our annual Homecoming “Welcome Back” Barbeque. Don’t forget to stick around for the live entertainment and annual Homecoming Brew Tasting! Take this opportunity to learn about our exciting High Performance Rental program, parking privileges, seasonal programs and what this season has in store for you! Fees Apply.
Slopeside Deck – Base Lodge
2:00 pm – 4:00pm
Complimentary Climbing – Season Pass Holders ONLY
Take advantage of a free 10-minute climbing session for our 2017-2018 season pass holders. Try out our Slopeside Climbing Wall, located on the Slopeside level of the Base Lodge. Test your rock climbing skills on the 24’ tall artificial rock wall. Climbing shoes are available to rent. Participants must fit safely in the harness.
Slopeside Climbing Wall – Base Lodge
Warren Miller Pre-Show Party and Bonfire
Join us in the Gazebo in front of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge for a Warren Miller Pre-Show Party. Get your tickets for Warren Miller’s 68th annual feature film “Line of Descent” (cash only), enjoy some hot cocoa and get amped for the start of the movie. We will also be handing out information on the film and other special offers so bundle up and come on down!
Gazebo, Bretton Woods Ski Area
Come early to this year’s Warren Miller movie to pick out the perfect seat. Will call tickets will be available at 6:00pm at the Guest Services Desk on the Main Floor of the Bretton Woods Ski Area Base Lodge. Tickets are available for purchase the evening of the event. The Slopeside Pub will be open with a full bar along with a select menu of delicious eats.
Bretton Woods Ski Area Base Lodge
Warren Miller’s 68th Annual Feature Film: “Line of Descent”
For 68 years, ski families have cheered on the official kickoff to winter with the ski film company that started it all and this year is no different. As the family grows, the traditions grow richer, as Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Line of Descent. Ride along on a cinematic journey as we travel near and far, descending some of the world’s deepest lines in Jackson Hole, Silverton, the French Alps, Montana, New Zealand, British Columbia and beyond. Visit BrettonWoods.com for more information or check out the official Warren Miller website.
Slopeside Pub, Base Lodge
Don’t forget about all the great prizes from our sponsor; Treetop Sports, up for grabs! Tickets will be available for purchase at the Guest Services Desk in the Bretton Woods Base Lodge and at the Warren Miller Pre-Show Party (cash only). Tickets are $15 for ages 13 and up, $10 for Resort Guests, $5 for children aged 4-12. Each ticket purchased receives one raffle ticket for prizes to be awarded during the screening. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased; 3 tickets for $5.00 or an arm length for $10.00.
With each movie ticket purchase, guests will receive a complimentary midweek/ non-holiday Bretton Woods lift ticket good throughout the 2017/18 season! Complimentary ski tickets will be issued at Warren Miller event registration desk on November 24th, 2017 ONLY.*
* Complimentary ski tickets issued ONLY with ticket purchase and movie entry November 24. NO exceptions. Movie ‘no shows’ are NOT eligible receive complimentary ski ticket. Other restrictions apply.
The Bretton Woods Adventure Center at the Omni Mount Washington Resort invites you to the 1st ever Fell Into October! Autumn Festival. Taking place on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, this celebration of all things New England really will have you “falling” in love with autumn in the mountains!
This event includes the 6th Annual Fell Race at Bretton Woods, a race featuring a combination of mountain racing and orienteering that takes racers through off-road terrain with challenging elevation changes and will be sure to be a blast for spectators of all ages!
We are also introducing our first ever Bretton Woods Mountain Bike Fondo. This tour of the Bretton Woods Cross Country Trail System, in the heart of the White Mountains National Forest, features course levels with varied terrain for riders of every ability, so whether you are pedaling for leisure or for a cause, there is an adventure waiting for you!
There will be family friendly activities all afternoon on Saturday. You do not want to miss this event which will be sure to please! For more information on the Fell Into October! Autumn Festival, please call (603) 278-3320.
There is no limit to the different ways you can spend this amazing weekend in the White Mountains! Our Grand Adventures range from one-hour rides to three-hour excursions and beyond. All Grand Adventures require reservations which can be made by calling (603) 278-3335.
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Colorful Foliage & Outstanding Attractions Are A Winning Combination
Visitors arrive from all over the world to view New Hampshire’s brilliant fall foliage. In the northern part of the Granite State peak foliage, the point at which the color of the leaves is the brightest, generally happens between mid-September and mid-October, from north to south.
“The fall months are some of our prettiest, as the landscape changes hues right before our eyes in a kaleidoscope of reds, golds and oranges,” says Katelyn White, Marketing Manager for New Hampshire Grand. “The cooler days of autumn encourage visitors to spend time outdoors, and the crisp fall nights are perfect for snuggling up at your hotel, motel or inn under a warm blanket with a cup of hot cocoa near at hand. And while many fall visitors are here to see the spectacular foliage display, we have plenty of other appealing attractions that suit a variety of tastes, from the active adventurer to the couple on a romantic getaway to families travelling with children. You’ll find dining and lodging options, along with dozens of suggested activities and itineraries on our website at www.nhgrand.com. For those joining us over the next few weeks, we’ve put together some suggested ideas featuring several of our most outstanding attractions to help you see the best and brightest colors the region will be showing off.”
An invigorating fall hike along any trail in the White Mountains will put you in touch with nature and reveal ever more gorgeous views as you climb to the top, where you’ll be rewarded with amazing views of a landscape overflowing with spectacular autumn color. Check in with the staff at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center in Bretton Woods for everything you need to plan a day hike or overnight trek. The knowledgeable staff can advise you on hikes for varying abilities, the types of gear needed and how the weather forecast will impact your plans. Comfortable lodging and home-cooked meals are available at the Highland Center, or plan to spend a night or more at one of the AMC’s High Huts, which are situated a day’s hike apart across the White Mountains. Several offer full service through October 21, while several others are self-service through the end of the year.
America’s Oldest Manmade Tourist Attraction — the Mount Washington Auto Road — and the world’s first Mountain Climbing Cog Railway — the Mount Washington Cog Railway — are located on opposite sides of Mount Washington, the Northeast’s highest peak at 6,288 feet. Expect plenty of jaw-dropping beauty during your excursion up the mountain and a panoramic view that stretches for miles and miles once you reach the mountain’s summit.
The Mount Washington Auto Road offers guided tours in comfortable vans with experienced drivers who entertain passengers with the history and lore of the mountain. Visitors may also drive their own cars or hike to the summit. The Mt. Washington Auto Road is open daily until late October. The Auto Road also ferries passengers to tree line during winter months aboard a specially outfitted Snow Coach.
As you board The Mount Washington Cog Railway you step back in history — the first passengers made the trip in 1869. During the spectacular climb up a three-mile-long raised track to the summit, the brakemen provide lively commentary about the many points of interest, the incredible history of the railway, and the various climate zones you travel through on your journey to the summit. Choose to ride in an old fashioned steam-powered train or one of the new, environmentally friendly bio-diesel trains.
Once you reach the summit by Auto Road or Cog Railway, check out the Mount Washington Weather Observatory’s Extreme Mount Washington exhibit with hands-on displays to help you understand why the mountain is known as the home of the “world’s worst weather.”
Open weekends this fall through October 8, and then again on October 21 and 28 for its spooky, silly Halloween extravaganza, Santa’s Village is everyone’s favorite Christmas theme park. Take a break from leaf peeping and treat the kids to a day at this outstanding park. Kids love to visit with Santa and his elves, feed the reindeer, and enjoy unlimited rides on amusements like the Skyway Sleigh monorail, Rudy’s Rapid Transit Rollercoaster, and the Reindeer Carousel. If the day is hot, cool off at the Ho, Ho, H2O Water Park. Santa’s Village is also specially decorated and open select days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The historic Mount Washington Resort has innumerable activities, plus extravagant views of the mountains and their amazing foliage display. Begin your day with an exhilarating flight through the treetops on the three-hour Bretton Woods Canopy Tour , which takes visitors across zip lines, sky bridges, and sturdy platforms for a truly amazing tree top adventure that includes incomparable views of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains. Or choose from one of the Bretton Woods Adventure Center’s many other activities like the Williwaw Racing Zip, mountain biking, indoor rock climbing, disc golf, a kids’ ATV park, archery, and guided tours. The Donald Ross-designed 18-hole golf course, horseback riding, and an award-winning spa are also favorites of visitors to the resort, which offers luxury accommodations and fine and casual dining.
Tarry Ho Campground, Cabins & Ice Cream on Route 302 in Twin Mountain, ticks off all the boxes for visitors looking for a close-to-nature experience with terrific amenities. Whether you are tenting, looking forward to sleeping in a cabin, or bringing your own RV, you’ll appreciate the friendly staff, fresh mountain air, beautiful views, and the campground’s location on the Ammonoosuc River.
Come for the night, enjoy a weekend away, relax during your vacation, or book a site for the season. The campground is open May-November. Choose from six cabins, tent sites with or without amenities, and RV sites with water, sewer and electricity (30 amp or 50 amp). The small family campground features both wooded and grassy campsites, some located at high and dry spots along the river. All sites have a picnic table and fire ring.
In addition to its central location, close to all of the popular White Mountain attractions — the Mt. Washington Cog Railway, Omni Mt. Washington Resort, Bretton Woods Adventure Center, Santa’s Village, Franconia Notch, Storyland and outlet shopping in North Conway, and outstanding hiking, biking and fishing opportunities — the campground boasts clean restrooms, FREE hot showers, and FREE campground-wide Wi-Fi.
Kids will enjoy the playground and the whole family can cool off in the pool or gather round for board games, pool or foosball in the Rec Hall or a rousing game of basketball, volleyball or horseshoes outdoors.
The campground is pet-friendly, so bring along your favorite pooch to enjoy the camping experience with you. Fifteen flavors of delicious creamy ice cream are served up at the on-site Ice Cream Shack, and it’s open to the public, too. The campground store is stocked with everything you need to make your visit enjoyable, from firewood to toiletries to snacks, along with maps and brochures. Just across the street, the 302 Grille a tasty selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites.
Tarry Ho offers discounts to surrounding courses: Mt. Washington Resort, Maplewood in Bethlehem, Waumbek in Jefferson, Wentworth in Jackson, and Androscoggin Valley in Shelburne. The campground also has 20% off specials to the Bretton Wood Adventure Center, with its zip line/canopy tour for adults, and a playground for kids with a mini zip line they can ride for free, biking, mini-ATVing and more.
Camping is one of life’s simple pleasures. So the next time you want a chance to fall asleep in a tent under a canopy of sparkling stars, sit around a roaring campfire singing songs or telling scary stories, toast marshmallows on a stick, awaken to bird song, watch a moose walk through your campsite, and cook your meals over an open fire, book your spot at Tarry Ho Campground, Cabins & Ice Cream. Best of all, enjoy your time away from the hustle and bustle and stresses of daily life in the company of treasured family and friends.