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Guided Winter Adventures in Bretton Woods

Take a step toward a more adventurous winter with one of our Guided Winter Adventures. Our Director of Guided Programs, Steve Nichipor, can take you on a winter ascent of Mount Washington, backcountry skiing in Tuckerman Ravine or ice climbing on Frankenstein Cliff. The possibilities are endless and we have programs for everyone, from beginner to expert.  Advanced reservations are required for these specialized trips in order to plan the best experience for you.


Steve Nichipor, Climbing and Guided Programs Director has been guiding backcountry skiing and climbing in the White Mountains for over 20 years. He has backcountry skied and studied avalanche safety all over North America. He has taught avalanche safety classes on Mt. Washington for over 10 years and has also taught in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He is a Certified Avalanche Course Leader by the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE).  As an experience guide and backcountry adventurer, Steve is familiar with local trails and wonderful adventures near Bretton Woods, including ice climbing, backcountry alpine and Nordic skiing, hiking and mountaineering.

Please note: Bretton Woods will not be offering Guided Winter Adventures for the 2020-21 winter season. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Mount Washington Winter Ascent 

Join us for one of the most exciting adventures in the northeast. Climbing Mount Washington in the winter will test you physically and mentally and is likely to be an experience you'll remember for the rest of your life. The ascent averages around 5 hours, covering 4 miles and 4258' of elevation. The descent averages around 3 hours. En route you will likely encounter ice, snow, rocks, winds, cold temps, and possibly freezing fog and snow. Climbers should be in very good physical condition and must be properly equipped. Routes can be planned depending on snow conditions and guests' experience and ability. Mountaineering boots, crampons and ice axe are required but are available for rent from a local outfitter. Guests are required to provide their own clothing and backpack. We can also plan a climb of one of our other high peaks, including Mt. Lafayette or Mt. Adams.

Call Steve at (603) 278-3335 or email to start planning your winter adventure.

Private Tour (1 Guest, 1 Guide)
$350 per person  

Semi-Private Tour (2 Guests, 1 Guide)
$185 per person; maximum 3 guests  

Guided Winter Adventures Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 48 hours in advance.
  • All outdoor programs are weather dependent and at the discretion of the Bretton Woods Adventure Center Staff. The Bretton Woods Adventure Center Staff reserves the right to turn anyone away for health and/or equipment concerns.