Enjoy Nordic skiing in Bretton Woods, NH
Across the grounds of the historic Mount Washington Resort and the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, the Bretton Woods Nordic Center is one of the largest cross country ski areas on the East Coast. The 100 kilometer trail network crosses open fields, meanders through woods of spruce and fir, passes beaver ponds and mountain streams, and traverses open hardwood stands.
Come for classical and skate skiing as well as snowshoeing on trails prepared with our state-of-the-art grooming tools. Visit on-trail destinations including a new warming cabin on Porcupine Trail and the lift-served Mount Stickney Cabin, and check out our center’s upcoming races and events, including the annual Geschmossel, Mount Washington Cup and Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon!
The Bretton Woods Nordic Center is closed for the 2021/2022 season. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to seeing you next season.
Ride the Bethlehem Express detachable quad lift to the Mountain Road, a five-mile Nordic trail (located at the Bretton Woods alpine ski area), enjoy unlimited T-bar rides and high elevation groomed Nordic trails at the Mount Stickney Cabin.
Nordic Ski School
Private and semi-private lessons up to six people for ages 6 and up. Learn More
Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Rentals
Located at the Nordic Center, the Bretton Woods Nordic Shop can outfit skiers with classic and skate skis, pulks (pull sleds for pre-skiers) and snowshoes.
Trail System Stats
Hours of Operation: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Total Kilometers: 100 km (95 km tracked and skate groomed)
Trails: 45 (34% Novice, 45% Intermediate, 21% Expert)
Base Elevation: 1,600 Feet
Peak Elevation: 2,800 Feet
Total Acreage: 1,770 Acres
Annual Snowfall: 200+ inches
Season Length: Mid-November to Mid-March