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Bretton Woods Reviews

Knucklehead

Where my family got the ski bug

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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...
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SilverLakeRR

Best Glades in The East!

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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...
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tylrwnzl

An Under Rated Mountain

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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)...
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Edchenko

Glades Galore

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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.  
moranej

bretton woods

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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