Nordic Skiing at Bretton Woods
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. Enjoy classical and skate skiing or snowshoeing on trails painstakingly prepared with our state of the art groomers. Visit the on-trail destinations: the warming yurt on Porcupine Trail and the lift-served Mount Skickney Cabin. And check out the latest Bretton Woods Nordic Center races and events, including the annual Geschmossel, Mount Washington Cup and Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon!
Ride the Bethlehem Express detachable quad lift to the Mountain Road, five-mile nordic trail (located at the Bretton Woods alpine ski area) and enjoy unlimited T-bar rides and high elevation groomed Nordic Trails at the Mount Stickney Cabin.
Nordic Ski School
Group, private and family lessons and tours for ages 4 and up.
Babes in the Woods Nursery
Located in the Kids' Alpine Club, adjacent to the Bretton Woods alpine area Base Lodge the Babes in the Woods Nursery (children 2 months to 5 years old) is open 8am to 5pm. Advanced reservations required.
Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Rentals
Located at the Nordic Center, the Bretton Woods Nordic Shop can outfit skiers with classic and skate skis, pulks (pull sleds for pre-skiers), and snowshoes.
Trail System Stats
Hours of Operation: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Total Kilometers: 100 km (95 km tracked and skate groomed)
Trails: 45 (34% Novice, 45% Intermediate, 21% Expert)
Base Elevation: 1,600 Feet
Peak Elevation: 2,800 Feet
Total Acreage: 1,770 Acres
Annual Snowfall: 200+ inches
Season Length: Mid-November to Early-April