Nordic (km)
2" at higher elevations


Somewhere between seasons, a beautiful view today from the hotel veranda Oct 27, 2016
Somewhere between seasons, a beautiful view today from the hotel veranda
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Enjoy Nordic skiing in Bretton Woods, NH


210 Mount Washington Hotel Road, Bretton Woods, NH 03575

Make the most of winter by purchasing a 2016-2017 Bretton Woods Nordic Season Pass. The earlier you buy, the bigger savings you’ll find. See dates and rates to obtain an excursion pass.

Across the grounds of the historic Mount Washington Resort and the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, the Bretton Woods Nordic Center is one of the largest cross country ski areas on the East Coast. The 100 kilometer trail network crosses open fields, meanders through woods of spruce and fir, passes beaver ponds and mountain streams, and traverses open hardwood stands.

Come for classical and skate skiing as well as snowshoeing on trails prepared with our state-of-the-art grooming tools. Visit on-trail destinations including the warming yurt on Porcupine Trail and the lift-served Mount Stickney Cabin, and check out our center’s upcoming races and events, including the annual Geschmossel, Mount Washington Cup and Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon!

Guest Services

Lift-Served Terrain
Ride the Bethlehem Express detachable quad lift to the Mountain Road, a five-mile nordic trail (located at the Bretton Woods alpine ski area), 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.  Learn More
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