On the Slopes: Bretton Woods
Superior snowmaking, beautiful views, terrain for all levels and a cozy snow lodge makes Bretton Woods an ideal mountain resort to visit. The views are extraordinary, but so are the 62 trails, 10 lifts, and the added glades.We spoke with the Assistant Director of Ski Operations at Bretton Woods, Alexa Bernotavicz, and this is what she had to say about Bretton Woods.
"We are New Hampshire's largest ski area. We have a total of 464 acres. What we don't have in vertical height, we have in horizontal height. We are spread across three different peaks. We have a variety of trails that range from wide open, beginner cruisers to steep mogul expert trails. We have a great selection of glade skiing. So skiing in the trees, it's for all abilities. What I like to tout about Bretton Woods is that we have something for everybody. So a family can ski together, all different ability levels and they can stay together the whole day. All lifts basically serve all types of terrain," Bernotavicz said.
There's a variety of ski trails for all levels of skills. If you're new to skiing and willing to learn, Bretton Woods ski school is a great program to learn.
"The ski school here is excellent. We are one of the top-ranked family programs in New Hampshire and the East. We have a variety of programs again for all abilities," said Alexa.
Choosing the right ski destination is key, with plenty of activities and a variety of ski trails. Choosing that mountain that works best for your ski level of expertise.
"It is our variety. I think that is a key factor for families who are trying to come here. If you have a Dad who's a higher level skiier and a Mom who may be an intermediate. You have kids coming up learning how to ski. They can spend the day together because each lift does encompass a variety of terrain," replied Alexa.
Bretton Woods has some great terrain, good snow, and incredible views of Mount Washington. Because Bretton Woods is north facing, the snow lasts a long time. That is why Bretton Woods is usually one of the first mountains to start the season and one of the last mountains to close for ski season in New Hampshire.