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It’s no secret that Bretton Woods offers some amazing skiing. We know we’re biased, but we think it’s the best skiing in the White Mountains. With nearly 100 runs of various difficulties, the Bretton Woods Ski Area provides a great place for families, experienced skiers, and everyone in between to have a fun day out on the slopes.

When you go skiing in the White Mountains, you’ll also want to fill your trip with other winter adventures, the best dining options, and more! Access our complimentary Bretton Woods Itinerary for day-by-day suggestions on how to spend your vacation based on your interests and the season.


Everything You Need to Know About Skiing in the White Mountains

Bretton Woods Ski Area

Bretton Woods Ski Area is known to be very family-friendly to ski. With 464 skiable acres, the space allows for more wide ski slopes with flat to moderate consistent pitch slopes. This makes the area a great place for beginners to learn especially with fast lifts taking as many as 14,000 skiers up the mountain per hour. Although Bretton Woods is a great place for beginners and kids, it also offers 46 black diamond and double black diamond runs for experienced skiers looking for a thrill. That’s 47% of their slopes. Beginner trails make up 24% of their runs, while intermediates make up 29%. Compared to Cannon Mountain, Bretton Woods actually offers more expert trails even though Cannon is known as the harder mountain to ski.

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Nordic Skiing

On the grounds of the historic Mount Washington Hotel and the White Mountain National Forest, the Bretton Woods Nordic Center is one of the largest cross country areas in the East. The 100-km trail network crosses open fields, meanders through woods of spruce and fir, passes beaver ponds and mountain streams, and traverses open hardwood stands. The trails are painstakingly prepared with state-of-the-art groomers for prime skiing conditions. Visit on-trail destinations like the warming yurt on Porcupine Trail and the lift-served Mount Skickney Cabin. Thirty-five of Bretton Woods Ski Area’s runs are glades. No matter where you go in Bretton Woods, you can be sure to enjoy some amazing skate skiing.

Stay Near the Slopes With Bretton Woods Vacations

Now that you’re ready to take on skiing in the White Mountain, it’s time to book your getaway! We offer the best and largest selection of vacation rentals in the White Mountains. Whether you’re looking for a ski-in/out property or one with stunning views, we’re sure to have the perfect rental for your every want and need.  We don’t only provide you with the best options in and around Bretton Woods; we also have the best customer service in the area. When you book with us, we promise you a stress-free experience from booking to check-out.  

Browse our properties and start packing for your mountain adventure today!

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