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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.


44TH Geschmossel Classic Nordic Ski Race at Bretton Woods

The 44th Annual Geschmossel Classic Nordic Ski Race will take place on the Ammonoosuc trail network at the Bretton Woods Nordic Center on Monday, January 16th, 2017. The race, originally staged in the winter of 1972-73, is one of New England’s oldest citizens’ races. Originally a 6-kilometer race on terrain groomed by a homemade track sled pulled by a rope from a grooming machine, the Geschmossel Race is currently a 15-kilometer classical style Nordic ski race and is part of the ZAK Cup Series.

The schedule for the race is as follows:

Monday, January 16, 2017

  • 8:00am – 10:00am
    Bretton Woods Nordic Center
  • 10:00am – 11:00am
    Bill Koch League (BKL) Fun Event Registration
    Bretton Woods Nordic Center
  • 11:00am
    Mass Start
    Bretton Woods Nordic Ski Area
  • 12:00pm
    Bill Koch League (BKL) Fun Event Start
    Bretton Woods Nordic Ski Area
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Awards Ceremony
    Bretton Woods Nordic Center

Registration costs are $20 per person under the age of 23 and $30 per person over the age of 23 if you register before 5:00pm on January 15, 2017. Those who wish to register after this time can expect to pay $35 per person under the age of 23 and $50 per person over the age of 23. In addition to event entry, the registration fee includes:

  • Trail Pass for the day of the event
  • Awards celebration following the race
  • Pre-registered skiers may ski at the Bretton Woods Nordic Center for $15 a day from Jan. 2 – Jan. 15

Please call the Bretton Woods Nordic Center at 603.278.3322 for more information. To register online, please visit this page by January 15th, 2017. Day-of registration is available but at a higher cost.

The Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce wishes you luck in the race, but with winter fun in the Mt. Washington Valley, we’re all winners! For more information on winter fun in the Mt. Washington Valley, visit the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce website or call Visitor Services at 800-367-3364.


Bretton Woods, New Hampshire’s largest ski area, is celebrating 40 years of snowsports on BrettonWoodsSaturday, December 14 with special events and activities, speakers and $40 lift tickets.  Dress up in 70’s attire, post your photo on our Facebook Photo Contest (brettonwoodsnh) on or after December 14 for the chance to win the end of the season grand prize of a 2014-15 season pass.  Visit brettonwoods.com/anniversary for the day’s full schedule of events.

On December 14, 1973, organized winter recreation was introduced to the valley beneath the western slope of Mount Washington. Four decades later, the number of trails has soared from eight to 62 plus 35 acres of gladed terrain. Two double (two-person) chairlifts and a T-bar have evolved into ten lifts, four of which are state-of-the-art high-speed detachable quad chairlifts. The total ski terrain of 98.1 acres in 1973, was comprised of eight beginner and intermediate trails that are still favorites today: Coos Caper, Granny’s Grit, Range View, Crawford’s Blaze, Big Ben, Bretton’s Wood, Sawyer’s Swoop and Rosebrook Meadow.  Today, skiers and riders enjoy 464 acres of award-winning terrain – Bretton Woods was voted #1 in the East this year for Snow, Grooming, Service and Weather, plus New Hampshire’s #1 overall ski area by readers of SKI magazine.

Season-long anniversary specials include the $40 “Next Day Ticket” – upgrade daily Sunday-Thursday non-holiday tickets by 4pm to include the next day for just $40. Get full details and other specials at brettonwoods.com/specials.

Now through March 1, 2014, guests who sign up for the resort’s eClub newsletter will be automatically entered for the chance to win a stay at The Lodge at Bretton Woods with 39 of their closest friends over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.  Learn more and sign up at brettonwoods.com/eclub.

For more information, please call 603-278-3320 or visit brettonwoods.com.

Black Mountain Announces New England Winter Wild 2014

This winter, there’s only one way to find guaranteed snow and the opportunity to take on Black_Logo_Color 96 [the best runs on the mountain before the lifts even open to the public. New England Winter Wild is back! For 2014, Team AMP has partnered with Wachusett Mountain, Sunday River, Suicide Six, Black Mountain, Pat’s Peak, Mount Sunapee, and Bretton Woods to bring you an expanded series of 8 New England Winter Wild events.

NE Winter Wild is “uphilling” with a twist. In classic uphilling, participants ascend a ski slope using equipment of their choice, which might include snowshoes, skis with climbing “skins,” running shoes equipped with spikes, cross-country skis, or just plain running shoes. But in NE Winter Wild events, the race doesn’t end at the top. Instead, participants crest the top of the mountain and then race down to a finish line at the lodge.  Whatever equipment they wear or carry up, they can use to descend, which means it might be worth it to carry that snowboard up the hill.

There are four categories of competition:

1) open  (Micro-spikes, Yaktrax, running shoes, snowshoes, etc.)

2) track skis (lightweight skating/diagonal gear)

3) telemark (metal-edged skis with a 3-pin or cable binding)

4) heavy metal (alpine skis, randonee bindings, plastic boots).

Prizes are given to the top three age group finishers in each category. Every participant also gets a raffle ticket with a chance to win prizes that range from Peanut M&Ms to new skis!

But the biggest winner at NE Winter Wild will be determined by students. They’ll have a chance to earn their school district PTO $5,000, courtesy of The Children’s Fund of the Upper Valley and Lake Sunapee Bank, as part of the Let’s Move initiative. Registration is FREE for school-age racers and they are welcome to compete in any of the NE Winter Wild categories. At the end of the season, the district with the highest percentage of participation will win $5,000 for a project of its choice. And even the students whose school doesn’t win the big prize will still earn participation prizes, raffle entries—and, of course, the chance to have a blast taking on some of New England’s best ski trails.

New Hampshire resident Kate Robbins wasn’t sure about getting up early to run up and down a mountain, but after a few races, she was hooked. “It was exhilarating, exhausting, beautiful, and great fun with super people,” she said. Her 16-year-old daughter Liesel agreed. “How often do you get to say you conquered a mountain and still have a whole day before you,” she said. “What a way to start your day!”

Series registration is now available online and race-day registration will be available for all of the following events:

January 4, 2014 Wachusett Mountain, MA

January 11, 2014 Suicide Six, VT

January 25, 2014 Sunday River, ME

February 1, 2014 Ragged Mountain, NH

February 15, 2014 Pats Peak, NH

March 1, 2014 Mount Sunapee, NH

March 8, 2014  Black Mountain, NH

March 15, 2014 Bretton Woods, NH (Series Championship)

Additional details on events, rules, and Let’s Move program can be found on the New England Winter Wild website: newinterwild.com.

Fun pics from Bretton Woods

Our friends at Bretton Woods sent us these great shots!!  The skiing is great!