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First snow of the season on the Presidentials! Oct 08, 2020
First snow of the season on the Presidentials!
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Ski Bretton Woods - New Hampshire's Largest Ski Area

Think Snow, and Plan Ahead
To all our valued Skiers & Riders, we hope you are well and that you’ve found your way forward during these challenging times. We’ve all learned a lot over the past several months and we are happy to announce that there WILL be skiing & riding at Bretton Woods for the 2020-21 winter season! 

There will be some necessary changes in the way the resort will operate this season. Our policies and operating plans are being developed in accordance with the guidelines put forth by the State of New Hampshire’s Governor’s Economic Reopening Taskforce, and will be reevaluated frequently. Be sure to check the latest guidelines prior to each visit.

Our current plan is to fire up our award-winning snowmaking in early November with the goal of opening the Alpine ski area for Thanksgiving. As we know, the Nordic Center is less predictable, and we will get the trail system open as soon as Mother Nature allows. When we do open, our Alpine and Nordic snow reports will be your go-to resource for open terrain and lifts, and any last minute operational changes.

To ensure compliance with policies and to optimize safety measures, we will be limiting the number of guests on the slopes and in our lodges on a daily basis this season. We will not be grouping people on lifts to maximize capacity and you will only ride with those that you choose to ride with. Season pass holders will NOT be limited in the use of their pass nor will they be required to make a reservation for the days they want to visit. If you do not plan to purchase a season pass, we strongly recommend that you purchase your lift tickets online BEFORE visiting the resort to ensure you are able to ski or ride on your preferred days. Online ticket purchases will be available soon.

Staff and guests will be required to wear a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth when on the premises of the ski resort unless they are skiing on a trail, physically distanced 6 feet or more, or eating or drinking. This includes loading, riding and unloading lifts. By visiting Bretton Woods, you voluntarily assume the risks related to possible exposure to COVID-19. Personal responsibility will be the key to making this ski season successful. Please respect your fellow skiers and riders and the employees of Bretton Woods by following the guidelines we have put forth. We are all in this together and need your help to ensure we can enjoy the sport we love for the entirety of the season. 

Certain facilities, services and programs will be limited or not available this season. To better plan your visit please click the link below for full details on our policies, available facilities & services and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.  

Daily Lift Schedule*

  • Opening Day through December 17th, 2020: Daily 9:00am - 3:30pm

  • December 18th, 2020 - March 14th, 2021
    • Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Weekends (Fri - Sun): 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Christmas Day: 10:00am - 4:00pm

  • March 15th, 2021 through Closing Day
    • Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Weekends & Holidays (Fri - Sun): 8:00am - 4:00pm
      Note: Weekend/Holiday = Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, plus December 26, 2020 - January 3, 2020; January 18, 2021; February 15 - 19, 2021
  • *Subject to Change

Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation: 3,100 feet

Vertical Drop: 1,500 feet

Base Elevation: 1,600 feet

Trails and Glades: 98

Skiable Acreage: 464 acres

Snowmaking: 92% of Trails

Average Annual Snowfall: 200+ inches

Season Length: Early-November to Mid-April

Exposure: North/Northeast

Lifts: 10

Uphill Lift Capacity: 14,000 skiers per hour