- The gorgeous surroundings of Bretton Woods includes being located at the base of 6,288-foot Mountain Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast; surrounded by the 18,000 White National Forest; ringed by the Presidential and Rosebrook Mountain Ranges; 16 miles northeast from the beautiful and recreation haven of Franconia Notch; and just 3 miles west of Crawford Notch. Downhill and cross-country skiing are the centers of winter recreation while summer activities evolve around a 27-hole championship golf course, 12 red clay tennis courts, horse trails, heated indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzis and saunas, nearby hiking with easy access to AMC trails, 11 miles of jogging paths, great fishing in the Ammonoosuc River, 100 km of marked mountain bike trails, racquetball, cog railroad, culinary demonstrations, live entertainment, daily recreation programs, children's programs geared for the 5-12 year old and more.
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Bretton Woods Mountain Resort
Recreation - The winter season is highlighted with Alpine and Nordic skiing, a winter carnival, apres ski parties and grand galas, culinary demonstrations, beverage samplings, lectures, sleigh rides, ice skating, tubing and daily live musical performances.
The main level of the Base Lodge is your one-stop information source for ski conditions, ski area programs and resort-wide information. This full-service facility offers nursery, ski and snowboard lessons, rentals, lounge and restaurants.
The summit elevation at Bretton Woods is 3,100 feet with a base elevation of 1,600 feet. The vertical drop is 1,500 feet with 31% beginner trails, 41% intermediate trails and 28% expert trails. Ninety-five percent of the trails are snowmaking with 100 km cross-country trails. There are two quads (1 express), 1 triple, 3 double, 1 tow-surface and 1 surface.
Climate - New Hampshire residents experience four distinct seasons. Winter can be cold with average temperatures ranging around 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temperatures humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Average summer temperatures range around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.
Bretton Woods Mountain Resort is nestled in the gorgeous White Mountains National Forest along US 302.