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Bretton Woods

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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

The Mount Washington Hotel


This beautiful hotel has 200 luxury guest rooms and suites, restaurants, spa and many more amenities. 

Extra person charges may apply 

$199 and up 

Bretton Woods Arms Inn 


Historic inn with 34 guest rooms and suites with full use of the amenities at The Mount Washington Resort.

Extra person charges may apply 

$159 and up 

The Lodge


The Lodge is part of the legendary Mount Washington Resort and guest enjoy all of the resorts amenities include complimentary shuttle to the ski resort.

Extra person charges may apply

$99 and up 

The Townhomes 




Fully furnished condominiums with access to all resort amenities including the Rosebrook Recreation Center, which has an indoor pool, jacuzzi, steam room, racquetball courts, exercise and weight rooms.


Extra person charges may apply



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  • Ski packages available.


Fabyan's Station Restaurant
Top o' Quad Restaurant
The Mount Washington Hotel Dining Room
The Bretton Arms Dining Room
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Bretton Woods

Bretton Woods Mountain Resort is located on Route 302 in Bretton Woods, NH, in the middle of the beautiful White Mountains. The terrain on the mountain has a decided beginner and intermediate style to it but advanced skiers and riders have some excellent glades from which to choose. Bretton Woods also offers one of the top cross country areas in the eastern United States. Over 100 kilometers of trails stretch through wooded areas and across wide open golf course terrain. For a complete winter playground with chutes, bumps, bowls, steeps, glades and plenty of wide-open cruising terrain, Bretton Woods is the choice for a fun and diverse alpine experience. A complete four-season resort, Bretton Woods offers lodging, restaurants, children's programs, sleigh rides, tubing, ice skating, night skiing, and cross country skiing and snowshoeing on a 100km groomed trail network - all surrounding the resort's crown jewel, The Mount Washington Hotel. The Mt. Washington Hotel, adjacent to the cross country center and across the street from the alpine area, is a luxurious throwback to hotels at the turn of the century. The Hotel is opened for winter operations, offering skiers and snowboarders a unique opportunity to ski and stay in one of New England's grandest hotels.

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Pros: Great weather, snow when others have ice or rain, short lift lines

Cons: Not the most challenging slopes

Bretton Woods is where my family began skiing together.  It is a great place to learn and  to practice things.  Others have mentioned the glades.  I'm not much for hurtling around in the trees but even I've been in the glades a little bit in BW.  We've been there quite a few times and have never had bad conditions or stood in lift lines for more than 5 or 6 minutes, and mostly not at all.  Unfortunately is has been a few years since we've managed to get up there so I haven't seen the expansion.  They have, or had, a very good adaptive program for which we did the fundraising event a couple times.  It was a hoot!


The place is very friendly and draws an oddly international gang.  We've met may people from England there.  No idea why other than that they find it more friendly than European skiing. 


Finding nice and affordable lodging is easy - tons of rentals in the area if you don't mind staying 20 or 30 minutes away from the mountain.  The area is a VERY popular summer sports area (and winter ski area). 


Pros: GLADES!, high Speed Lifts, Mt. Rosebrook, glades again, great beginner terrain

Cons: too much beginner terrain, too busy at the bottom

Bretten Woods is one of the more controversial mountains in the East. At a glance it's big with High Speed Lifts and so on, but upon a closer look there is a lot of green. That's okay though because Bretton Woods has some of the best terrain in the East. 90% of which is the gladed terrain. I ski the Woods for the glades.  I could run the intermediate glades of Mt. Rosebrook all day!


Many complain about the beginner terrain, but that is only because they don't know how to navigate the mountain! By the beginner terrain there's horrible lines and so on. All of this can be avoided. SImply do this- Ski Rosebrook and West Peak and while everyone is at lunch drop by the Zephyr to get some great intermediates/experts to the right!


Located out of N. Conway, I try to go to the Woods at least once mid season. It's well worth the drive up! A great mid-late season resort. MAKE SURE THE GLADES ARE OPEN BEFORE YOU GET UP THERE and you will absolutely love it!


Pros: Glades, Acreage, Lifts, Weather

Cons: Cost, Vertical, Challenge

I personally like Bretton Woods. I think it gets slammed a lot because of avid skiers fascination with steep skiing. I like a lot of vertical and steep terrain, but a flat mountain is not a bad mountain. I have learned many valuable skills skiing at Bretton Woods. Their glade system is terrific for learning to ski trees. They continue to expand that with their expansions on Mt. Stickney this year. 


Bretton Woods also has a great lift system. Both main lifts are High Speed and access to the two peaks are also HSQs. Bretton Woods is also spread out enough to somewhat avoid crowds. I was there on what they claim was the busiest day they ever had (Christmas 2007 I believe) and it still was not horrible (other than finding room in the lodge). The terrain is not the steepest or longest. There are some nice steep areas on Rosebrook Summit and the views are among the best in the East. 


The base lodge has great amenities as well. The lodge is well maintained and is laid out nice for non-skiing members of the family to enjoy as well. Their ski school and family programs are terrific as well. The Mount Washington hotel is right across the street for those who like spas and all the bells and whistles and there is nice accommodations in Littleton a short drive away. 


Bretton Woods also has an extensive snow making network. They will blast on trails and open up large swaths of terrain in a manner of days. They also have weird weather patterns where they will get significantly more snow than the forecast for the surrounding areas. Overall a fun mountain to ski.


Pros: Great staff. Awesome snow.

Cons: Not much variety in trails

Great mountain for Beginner/Intermediate. Not many Black or Double Black trails for us expert types. But I had a ton of fun in the spacious and numerous glades. The snow quality was amazing, with lots of powder and barely (no pun intended) any ice. It might have been the cold weather but we had absolutely no lines, so we had our fill of runs. This is a great mountain to learn to ski as the trails are pretty wide and not very steep. Restaurant at top of mountain is a huge perk, try their hot chocolate and mint baileys!!! Overall a fun time and I would definitely go again, although I might buy a mask next time.




Pros: nice place, freindly staff, great views, snow

Cons: price, far, not that steep

Bretton woods is a nice family place with great views of mount washington.  They never get affected by wind and usually have good snow.  The staff is always very friendly and they groom very well.  However, if your looking for really challenging terrain, Rosebrook Canyon is it.  It's also pretty far if your not coming up I-93. This season I paid $78 for a weekend ticket! but they have good deals for locals and good pass deals