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Bretton Woods Mountain Resort
Bretton Woods Mountain Resort in December 2011
Bretton Woods Mountain Resort in December 2011
Bretton Woods Mountain Resort is located in New Hampshire
Bretton Woods Mountain Resort
Bretton Woods Mountain Resort
Location in New Hampshire
Location Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA
Nearest city Berlin, New Hampshire
Coordinates 44°15′35″N 71°27′44″W / 44.25972°N 71.46222°W / 44.25972; -71.46222
Vertical 1,500 feet (460 m)
Top elevation 3,100 feet (940 m)
Base elevation 1,600 feet (490 m)
Skiable area 464 acres
Runs 102
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg 25% Beginner
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg 29% Intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg 46% Expert
Lift system 10 total:
- 1 gondola
- 4 high speed quad chairs
- 1 quad chair
- 1 triple chair
- 1 rope tow
- 2 wonder carpets
Lift capacity 14,000 skiers/hour
Terrain parks 4
Snowfall 200 inches (5.1 m)
Snowmaking 92%
Night skiing yes

Bretton Woods Mountain Resort is a ski area located in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, across from the Mount Washington Hotel, which owns it.

Location and terrain

The resort is located on U.S. Route 302 in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The terrain occupies 464 acres (1.88 km2) adjacent to the White Mountain National Forest. 92% of the trails have snowmaking. There are 102 trails currently, and the resort receives an average of over 200 inches (5,100 mm) of snow per year. The resort includes 10 lifts, four of which are high speed quads. They run at a capacity of 14,000 people per hour.

Ski lifts

  • Skyway Gondola
  • Rosebrook Summit Express Quad
  • Zephyr Express Quad
  • Bethlehem Express Quad
  • West Mountain Express Quad
  • Learning Center Quad
  • Fabyan's Express Triple
  • Telegraph T-Bar
  • Red Carpet
  • Wonder Carpet

On-mountain food

Eateries around the ski area include the Top O' Quad Restaurant, Maple Leaf BBQ, West Mountain BBQ, the Food Court, and the Sugar Shack.


In the 2013/2014 SKI Magazine Reader's Poll, Bretton Woods was named #1 in the East for snow, grooming, service, and weather. Also, Bretton Woods was chosen as the #12 ski resort in the world and the #6 ski resort in the U.S. and Canada by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Bretton Woods was named #1 in New Hampshire for lifts, lodging, and dining, and overall ski resort. Bretton Woods was also named Top 5 in the East for family programs and scenery and Top 10 in the East for on mountain food.

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