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Bretton Woods Beach Party on March 25th

As the 2016-17 ski season in the Mount Washington Valley comes to an end, Bretton Woods welcomes you to their 30th Annual Beach Party on Saturday, March 25th. Wear your best beach attire, soak up the springtime sun, and hit the slopes at one of Mount Washington Valley’s premiere ski attractions!

There will be a variety of exciting activities for all ages and ability levels, including a Rubber Ducky Race, a Fujiwhara 4XDH Bike Race, Après Parties for children and adults, as well as the Annual Beach Party Slush Pool.

Event Schedule:

  • 8 am – 2 pm: On Snow Demo
  • 9 am – 1 pm: Registration Booth & Rubber Ducky Pick Up
  • 10 am – 2pm:  Fujiwhara 4XDH Bike Race:
  • 1 – 2 pm: Slush Pool Pre-Party Brought to you by Monster
  • 2 – 4 pm: Annual Beach Party Slush Pool
    Entertainment Provided by Magic 106.7
    Rubber Ducky Race (At the Conclusion of the Slush Pool)
  • 1 – 5 pm: Après Party with Jah Spirit
  • 3:30 – 5 pm: Kids’ Après Party: Kids Only Beach Party!

Lift tickets for the event are $30 per person and guests over 80 and children ages 4 and under are free.  For more information on the Annual Beach Party, please visit the event page at http://brettonwoods.com/beach_party or call  Bretton Woods Guest Services at (603) 278-3320.


Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon To Benefit the New England Ski Museum

Bretton Woods Nordic Center in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire welcomes skiers of all experience levels and ages to their Nordic Marathon on Saturday, March 11th. The marathon is to benefit non-profit organization the New England Ski Museum and their mission to “Preserve the Future of Skiing’s Past.” bretton-woods-and-new-england-ski-museum

The marathon welcomes both recreational and competitive skiers and provides timed and untimed racing options for a fun-filled event for people of all skiing interests. Race participants range in age from 11 to 83; with a two lap course and rest stations. The course layout provides a challenge to experienced racers while making use of terrain that is accessible and enjoyable for skiers of all abilities.

While early registration deadlines have passed, interested participants may still register by contacting the Bretton Woods Nordic Center or by visiting their SkiReg registration page here.  On-site registration is also available depending on whether the 400-participant limit has been reached. The marathon event fee includes entrance to the Apres-ski awards, meal and raffle held in the Mount Washington Hotel, a trail pass for March 10th, and feed stations. All proceeds benefit the New England Ski Museum. The first 300 skiers to register will receive a free SWIX hat as compliments of Audi Stratham and the first 100 entrants will receive a free pair of Darn Tough socks at bib pick-up.

Sorry, no refunds for any reason, however you may move yourself between distances and timed/untimed at no charge; and you may transfer to another individual within your fee category for $25.

About The History of the Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon

bwoodsStaged between the historic Mount Washington Hotel and majestic Mount Washington, the Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon at Omni Mount Washington Resort has quickly become a North Country winter tradition.  This 42-kilometer, classic format, cross country ski race showcases one of the largest Nordic systems in the northeast.  In the tracks of the famed 1982 US National Championships and such legends as Bill Koch and Tim Caldwell, this race is steeped in history and Nordic skiing tradition. Past winners include Olympians Justin Freeman (2010, 2011) and Dorcas Wonsavge (2009, 2010) and top collegiate racers. 

For more information about the event, including the event schedule and prices, please visit http://brettonwoods.com or by calling 603-278-3322.

Blast From the Past! 80’s Adult Après at Bretton Woods

80s-apresVisit the Slopeside Restaurant in the Bretton Woods Base Lodge on Saturday, March 4 from 3-5pm for an Adult Après that will have you feeling nostalgic for the “good old days”. Bretton Woods is going back in time to the 80s: when shoulder pads were in style and cell phones were the size of your head.

Reminisce while enjoying beverages and music from the best decade since the 60’s, courtesy of Mix 104.1. Play classic 80’s games, test our your memory in 80’s trivia, and compete in their I Love the 80’s Costume Contest. Bring a friend or bring a few and  don’t forget your best pair of acid washed jeans, and join Bretton Woods for this Blast From the Past Adult Ski Après. Prizes will be awarded for “Most Radical Air Guitar Solo”, “Most 80’s Outfit”, and “Biggest 80’s Hair.”

For more information on this event, please call the Bretton Woods Ski Area at (603) 278-3320 or by visiting their website at www.brettonwoods.com.

Bretton Woods Expands with Back Country, Glades and New Warming Cabin

Bretton Woods-12-12-12-newwarmingcabin on mt stickney -mmphotoIt’s back to the future for Bretton Woods which continues to add new features and expand the resort to meet the needs of family travelers. As ski resort General Manager, Chris Ellms, explains the newly expanded glades on Mount Stickney, complete with its own newly installed T-Bar and warming hut, is a way of introducing a new generation of skiers to the best of the past in skiing. “We’re so retro, we’re cool,” explained Ellms in a recent unveiling of the new facilities and ribbon cutting at the Mount Stickney cabin, which occurred at exactly 12:12pm on 12-12-12. “We’re going so far backward, we’re moving forward,” finished Ellms in explaining the value of the new multi-use backcountry facility and its appeal to all generations of skiers.

In an age of glitzy higher-speed lifts and gondolas, high-tech snowmaking and martini bars atop the bwoods_ribbon_cuttingmountain, Bretton Woods is intentionally going back to the best of what used to be by unveiling a good old reliable

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Doppelmayr T-bar lift.   It’s classic New England skiing at its best offering a little nostalgia for parents and grandparents and a thrill for younger skiers and riders, many of whom are intrigued by the idea of such a new and different lift. Named the Telegraph T-Bar after the pieces of old telegraph cables found during its installation that at one time linked to a neighboring hotel, the 2,000-foot surface lift takes skiers to a wooded natural snow area on Mount Stickney with gladed trails for all ability levels.

Knowing that the exhilaration of glade skiing has been reserved mostly for expert skiers, the resort intentionally opened some of the new trails to provide an easy intermediate option, giving less experienced skiers what Ellms describes as that “Outdoor Magazine cover” thrill.  There’s even an option for Nordic skiers to ride the lift, and access trails that wind around the mountain and back to the bottom.               Marti Mayne of Maynely Marketing Photo

Bretton Woods-12-12-12 013Near the summit of Mount Stickney a 600-square-foot warming cabin provides a rustic, solar-powered respite complete with indoor and outdoor fireplaces and seating. While there are no facilities or food service yet, future plans include the option for food service and toilet facilities.  One thing they do offer up here in large doses of great mountain views.

“From our standpoint, the new Mount Stickney expansion gives Bretton Woods Resort another avenue to enjoy four-season access to the outdoors,” explained Kevin Belknap, the Omni Mount Washington Resort’s Manager. “Now we can fill our guests’ days with relaxation, spas, skiing, high mountain adventure, and much more,” finished Belknap.ViewfromCabin-MarkButterfieldPhoto

While the cabin and lifts were produced elsewhere, the majority of the expanded facilities were assembled and built locally by Bretton Woods’s guides and staff doubling as Marti Mayne of Maynely Marketing Photo
carpenters, surveyors and general contractors.  The local, eco-friendly stamp is found in every nail, screw and newly opened view in the glade expansion and its facilities created with a strong nod toward low impact and high access to nature.

For more information on Bretton Woods, visit http://www.Brettonwoods.com.

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