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2013/14 Guided Winter Adventures  |  Check out our Specials

Take a step toward a more adventurous winter with one of our Guided Winter Adventures. Whether you are looking for a way to get a good outdoor workout or learn new skills to help you explore the backcountry, we have a program for you. Drawing on his 20 years of leading adventures in the White Mountains, our director of guided programs, Steve Nichipor, has designed programs suitable for everyone, from beginner to expert. Let him and his expert staff take you on a winter adventure, right here at Bretton Woods.

Ski Tour

Get the most out of your day at Bretton Woods. We'll show you the best trails and glades for you ability and interests. You'll get more skiing with preferred lift line access. This tour is available for Alpine and Nordic skiers looking to get the most out of their day.

    Schedule
    • Daily at 10am and 1pm
    Cost
    • $35 per person

    Reservations 24-hours in advance are recommended for this program: 603-278-3335. Must have a valid lift ticket or season pass. Rental equipment is available. Maximum groups size is 6 people.

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Nordic Downhill Tour

Take full advantage of one of New Hampshire's most unique trails, Mountain Road. Learn skills that will help you feel more comfortable on the downhill and in the backcountry while on your Nordic skis. These tours last approximately two hours. Intermediate Nordic skiing ability is required.

    Schedule
    • Daily at 10am and 1pm
    Cost
    • $35 per person
    • Includes one-way lift ticket on the Bethlehem Express.

    Reservations 24-hours in advance are recommended for this program: 603-278-3335. Must have a valid Nordic trail pass or season pass. Rental equipment is available. Maximum groups size is 6 people.

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Snowshoe Expedition

Explore a nearby mountain and experience the wonders of the winter forest. This is a great way to get some exercise, get off the beaten path, and discover the wonders of winter. We'll pick a nearby hike based on conditions and group ability. You'll learn about winter backcountry safety and equipment and enjoy stunning mountain scenery. These tours last approximately two hours. Participants should be in good physical condition and health.

    Schedule
    • Daily at 10am and 1pm
    Cost
    • $55 per person
    • Includes snowshoe rental.

    Reservations 24-hours in advance are recommended for this program: 603-278-3335. Maximum groups size is 6 people.

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Custom Backcountry Adventure

Do you want more than our normal adventures provide? Our director of guided programs, Steve Nichipor, has been guiding climbers and backcountry skiers for over 15 years. He 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. Advanced reservations are required for these specialized trips in order to plan the best experience for you. Call Steve at 603-278-8938 to start planning your winter adventure.

Custom adventure ideas might include:

  • Beginner Ice Climbing
    Learn how to climb frozen waterfalls in this exciting class. You'll learn how to use ice axes, crampons, and a climbing rope to ascend frozen waterfalls. It's a lot of fun and you'll want to come back for more once you're "hooked." This adventure is suitable for anyone in average physical condition and good health. Technical equipment is provided. Boots and crampons are available for rent.

  • Guided Intermediate to Advanced Ice Climbing
    The White Mountains are home to some of the best ice climbing in the country. Crawford Notch hosts a wide variety of climbs, from short, steep climbs at Frankenstein Cliff to long alpine routes on Mt. Willard and Mt Webster. We'll choose routes that will fun and challenging based on your experience and goals.

  • Introduction to Backcountry Skiing
    Learn the basics to get out and enjoy the backcountry of the White Mountains and beyond. You'll learn about efficient uphill travel with climbing skins, basics of avalanche safety, and earn some great turns. There are many possibilities of locations based on your ability and current conditions, including Tuckerman Ravine, Mount Hale, and Little Deception Mountain. Give us a call to discuss your goals. Avalanche safety gear is provided. Alpine Touring or Telemark skis are available for rent.
    Cost
    • Private tour, $275 (individual)
    • Semi-Private tour, $185 per person

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Your guide, Steve Nichipor

Steve Nichipor, Climbing Programs Director has been guiding backcountry skiing in the White Mountains for 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. He is Level 3 Certified by the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) and Level 1 Professional Certified by the Canadian Avalanche Association. He is a Level 2 Course Leader for AIARE.

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These programs are subject to the current weather conditions - please see the Bugle or call the Activities Concierge at 603-278-8989 for the latest information.

 
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