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Bretton Woods reopens Saturday 11/9, cheap

post #1 of 21
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Just saw a facebook post BW reopens tix Saturday under $20

 

Thought I would share for the bargain hunting bears among us.....

post #2 of 21

Very cool.  I'm not sure where it's coming from, but they are really pressing hard so far this season.  They were the first to open in NH, on Oct 30.  And it was free!  I certainly appreciated it.  And their offering this weekend might drag me up there again.  So their approach is working.  Great to see a new, solid contender in the early season game coming from NH.   

post #3 of 21
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Great terrain for first day out too....wish I could make it up.....:(

post #4 of 21

Looks like one trail, Rangeview, will be open with thin new cover.  

$19.73 lift ticket, celebrating 40 years of operation on snow.

post #5 of 21

I will be there along with half of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The place is going to be a zoo.

post #6 of 21

Maybe tame Rangeview will bump up with all that traffic, sending most of those folks to the bar.

 

Loon will also be open.

post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post
 

Maybe tame Rangeview will bump up with all that traffic, sending most of those folks to the bar.

 

Loon will also be open.


It will bump up at the very bottom where it narrows and gets a bit more pitch.

 

In terms of crowds, everyone will go to Bretton Woods if only because of the $19.73 vs $49 lift tickets. It won't matter than Loon will have more terrain. People will assume that Loon will be more crowded because it almost always is.

post #8 of 21

If there's only one way down, and it gets bumped up fast on that short pitch at the bottom, will most of those folks hit the bar by 11:00?  In other words, will they be the Bretton Woods regulars who like it smooth and mellow?

 

I'm trying to figure out whether it's worth going.  I'd like to feel snow under my skis again.

post #9 of 21

Not at this time of year. The Bretton Woods regulars are still golfing; it's the diehards out this early. You'll be getting refugees from Cannon and Wildcat.

post #10 of 21

Just like me.  May go anyway, to see if I know anyone and just to remember how to slide.

post #11 of 21

You'll need at least 18" of solid packed base to get bumps from that much traffic.  Otherwise it just scrapes down to dirt and rocks with a few little lumps in the middle of the bare patches.

post #12 of 21

If I go I'll report back.  It's stupid to go; Bretton Woods is very flat; that trail is the teaching trail and it's a green; there will be a crowd and a line for the lift.   My hunger is completely irrational.  

post #13 of 21

Actually Bretton Woods opened a week ago on Oct. 30 for one day only of free skiing.

post #14 of 21

Hello Bretton Woods skiers

 

Saw this post and decided to jump in-- I was at Bretton today for the $19 deal.  It was a beautiful day-- some sun in and out-- the snow was not mushy-- not mogully and not crowded.  No lift line!

 

Yes- only one top to bottom trail although they were making snow to several others that were closed.

The skiing was not bad--

 

I just bought new skis and boots so it was a must do- I have there Rossi soul 7 skis- a freeride/powder ski but did well on the hardpack and loose snow. The base was firm, no bare spots, no rocks.

 

Had a bunch of fun!

post #15 of 21

I was there too.  It was worth going just to dust the rust off my form.  Seasonal employees were there filling out their paperwork; for that reason the lunch line was ginormous, but not the lift line.  It was a gentle way to start the season.  Oh, and it didn't bump up -- it scraped off.  

post #16 of 21
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If I go I'll report back.  It's stupid to go; Bretton Woods is very flat; that trail is the teaching trail and it's a green; there will be a crowd and a line for the lift.   My hunger is completely irrational.  

 

Apparently it was totally rational after all!

post #17 of 21
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I was there too.  It was worth going just to dust the rust off my form.  Seasonal employees were there filling out their paperwork; for that reason the lunch line was ginormous, but not the lift line.  It was a gentle way to start the season.  Oh, and it didn't bump up -- it scraped off.  

 

Nice, I think you made a good call, I was surprised folks were saying it would be crowded....Friday nite HS football and other flatland activities still garner way too much attention in mid/early November for a green slope to fill up with skiers. I think day 1 on the BW bunny hill is actually a perfect way to start the season, especially with cheapness factored in......I might be in the minority but there it is. Great trail for big round turns and getting your fore/aft balance and timing in tune.

 

I'll probably be waiting for Wachusett as usual...... 

 

Glad you enjoyed it! Jealous I am....

post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post
 

I was there too.  It was worth going just to dust the rust off my form.  Seasonal employees were there filling out their paperwork; for that reason the lunch line was ginormous, but not the lift line.  It was a gentle way to start the season.  Oh, and it didn't bump up -- it scraped off.  

 

Nice, I think you made a good call, I was surprised folks were saying it would be crowded....Friday nite HS football and other flatland activities still garner way too much attention in mid/early November for a green slope to fill up with skiers. I think day 1 on the BW bunny hill is actually a perfect way to start the season, especially with cheapness factored in......I might be in the minority but there it is. Great trail for big round turns and getting your fore/aft balance and timing in tune.

 

I'll probably be waiting for Wachusett as usual...... 

 

Glad you enjoyed it! Jealous I am....

 

There were too many people filling up that trail going at different rates for much in the way of big round turns.  How about little bitty round turns along the side?  Those are still great for dialing in fore-aft.  

 

Also made a day of doing drills:  pivot slips, falling leafs, reverse pivot slips, flat 360s, RRtrax, traversing on LTE and staying on that foot around the corner, and every now and then when the crowd opened up where it was scraped off, a nice big round carved turn or two down the middle.  I resurrected my flaws, and rediscovered some of my solutions.  Not up to snuff yet, but getting there.  It was glorious for me, but admittedly not what most folks here would probably enjoy for a first day on snow.


When is WaWa hoping to open? 

post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by hrstrat57 View Post

 

I think day 1 on the BW bunny hill is actually a perfect way to start the season, especially with cheapness factored in......I might be in the minority but there it is. Great trail for big round turns and getting your fore/aft balance and timing in tune.

 

 

 

Quoted for truth. Couldn't agree more ... at least for my skiing. Worst thing I can do is go out of the gate too hot.

post #20 of 21

Wachusett is forecasting 11/23 opening.

post #21 of 21
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Couple more takes from our friends over at snowjournal....

 

http://www.snowjournal.com/page.php?cid=topic19809

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