Nordic Marathon race event
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2020 Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon

Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon LogoSunday, March 8th, 2020

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.

  • The event is limited to 300 skiers; registration through
  • If the limit of 300 racers has not been reached by March 6th, a limited number of day-of-event entries will be accepted at a rate of $110 per racer ($70 for U23).
  • January 2nd - Feb 4th: $80
  • Feb 5th - 27th: $90
  • February 28th - March 6th: $95
  • U23 Rate: $35
  • U23 Rate After Mar. 2nd: $50
  • Non-Racer Banquet tickets: $20.00.


Saturday, March 7, 2020

1:00pm -6:00pm
Bib Pickup
Pick up your bib and receive a complimentary Nordic ticket for the afternoon.
Bretton Woods Nordic Center

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Waxing Station Opens
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

9:30am (racers be at the start area no later than 9:15 am)

Marathon Start!
Timed/untimed, full and half-marathons start behind the Mount Washington Hotel.
Finish Line near the “Stone Pillar”

Timing Ceases
Racers starting 2nd lap after 11:30am warned they may not appear in timed results.
Finish Line near the “Stone Pillar”

Buffet Opens 
Bib is racer meal ticket; all others must purchase ticket online or at the door.
Main Dining Room, Hotel

Awards are presented; unclaimed raffle prizes are distributed via on-site contests.
Main Dining Room, Hotel