Bretton Woods NH was once known mainly as a good place for beginners, but new areas jazzed up that image with black-diamond runs. Trails total over 100, on over 400 skiable acres; there's a half-pipe and several terrain parks. Check Bretton Woods site for the latest.
Often mentioned in the same breath is the Mount Washington Hotel: a historic grand hotel and National Historic Landmark, that partnered with Bretton Woods a few years ago.
Driving times to Bretton Woods NH are: from Boston, 2 1/2 hours; NYC, 5 3/4 hours; Portland, Maine, 2 hours.
p.s. Bode Miller (ski star) is a big name in these parts.
Features for Families
- Long, wide, gentle slopes are perfect for new skiers and 'boarders (- advanced skiers will find fun too)
- night-skiing is offered on some runs
- cross-country skiing is major, with over 100 km of trails
- lodging includes the Mount Washington Hotel noted above, the Bretton Arms Country Inn, Lodge at Bretton Woods, and townhomes
- a free shuttle takes guests from lodgings to slopes
Bretton Woods Children's Ski & Snowboard School takes kids for full or half days, starting at age 4 for skiers, 6 for 'boarders.
For younger kids: Hobbits Ski & Snowplay Program is a full-day program for ages 3 to 5 that includes a fun introduction to skiing.
Meanwhile the Babes In The Woods Nursery, in the Family Center building, shows kids a good time indoors; for ages 2 months to 5 years.
Find out more about:
- See the Bretton Woods site
- check visitors' comments at TripAdvisor.com
This brief profile is meant to introduce this resort to family vacationers; please note that the writer has not visited in person.
Always check resort web sites for updates!