Nordic Marathon race event
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2019 Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon

Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon LogoSunday, March 3rd, 2019

To Benefit the New England Ski Museum

The Bretton Woods Nordic Center at the Omni Mount Washington Resort is home to classic Nordic skiing events such as the Mount Washington Cup and the Geschmossel, the longest running citizen’s Nordic race in New Hampshire. This year we invite all Nordic skiers to participate in the Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon ... come be part of this epic, classic-format Nordic ski event that benefits the New England Ski Museum.

Staged between the historic Mount Washington Hotel and majestic Mount Washington, the New England Ski Museum’s Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon at Omni Mount Washington Resort has quickly become a North Country winter tradition. This 42-kilometer, classic-format, cross-country ski race showcases one of the largest Nordic systems in the northeast. In the tracks of the famed 1982 US National Championships and such legends as Bill Koch and Tim Caldwell, this race is steeped in history and Nordic skiing tradition. The course layout provides a challenge to experienced racers while making use of terrain that is accessible and enjoyable for skiers of all abilities.
Past winners include Olympians Justin Freeman (2010, 2011) and Dorcas Wonsavge (2009, 2010) and top collegiate racers. Participants range in age from 11 to 83; with a two lap course and rest stations. The Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon is a great event for recreational and competitive skiers alike; there is also an option to ski on an untimed basis. The Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon is part of two different New England Nordic Ski Association race series; the 42K marathon is part of the Marathon Series and the 21K half-marathon is part of the ZAK Cup.

Please call the Bretton Woods Nordic Center at 603-278-3322 for more information.


The event is limited to 300 skiers; please register online through

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 Registration Fees:
 By December 26th  $70
 By January 29th  $80
 By February 21st  $95
 By March 1st  $95
 U23 Rate by Feb. 21st  $35
 U23 Rate by March 1st  $50
  • The 1st 50 registrants pay only $50.00 if registered by November 30th, 2018.
  • If the limit of 300 racers has not been reached by March 3rd, a limited number of day-of-event entries will be accepted at a rate of $110 per racer ($70 for U23).
  • Banquet tickets for those who are not racing are $20.00.


Saturday, March 2, 2019

1:00pm - 6:00pm
Bib Pickup

Pickup your bib and receive a complimentary course preview during normal operation hours.  Day-of-Race registrations accepted on a space available basis.
Bretton Woods Nordic Center

2:30pm - 6:00pm 
Swix Retail Blow Out Sale & Wax Demo
Get first dibs on SWIX late-season deals and get up-to-the-minute wax recommendations.
Bretton Woods Nordic Center

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Waxing Station

For your convenience, the Nordic Grille’s Patio has been cleared for waxing stations.
Grille Patio, Bretton Woods Nordic Center

7:00am - 9:00am
Last Minute Bib Pickup

“Day-of-race” entries accepted on a space-available basis.
Bretton Woods Nordic Center

7:00am - 1:00pm  
Swix Retail Blow Out Sale & Wax Demo
Get first dibs on SWIX late-season deals and get up-to-the-minute wax recommendations. 
Bretton Woods Nordic Center

Marathon Start 
Racers gather at the start no later than 9:15am. Timed/untimed, full and half-marathons start behind the Mount Washington Hotel.

Flower Ceremonies
Cheer on your friends and family as they cross the finish line. Finish times are posted inside sponsor tents. Flower Ceremonies for 21K and 42K occur as soon as first male and female finishers cross the line in each race.
Finish Line near the “Stone Pillar” at Nordic Center

Timing Ceases

Racers starting 2nd lap after 11:30am are warned they may not appear in timed results.

12:00pm - 3:00pm
Awards Ceremony

Join us in the Presidential Ballroom of the historic Mount Washington Hotel for the Nordic Marathon Awards Ceremony.
  • 12:00pm: Refreshments available
  • 1:00pm: Buffet Opens - racers bring meal ticket to buffet. Non-racer tickets must be purchased in advance through and can be picked up at the door.
  • 2:00pm: Awards are presented

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