Currently, the largest ski resort in New Hampshire, Bretton Woods is about a 3 ¼ hour drive from Montreal, with the majority of the drive via autoroute to Magog and then South to the U.S. border where you will continue on Interstates 91 and 93 into New Hampshire. The mountain is located just a few minutes past the village of Twin Mountain on Route 302. At Bretton Woods you will find 62 trails with 35 glades for your enjoyment served by 10 lifts, 4 High Speed Quad Chairlifts, 1 fixed grip Quad in the Learning Zone along with 2 Wonder Carpets, 1 Triple Chair, Gondola, and T-Bar. Snowmaking covers 92% of the available terrain on a 1500 foot vertical. 5 trails and 2 lifts are open for night skiing on most Fridays, Saturdays, and Holiday Period during the season. There is also a variety of other winter activities here such as Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, dog sledding, skating just to name a few. There is lodging on-site at the Bretton Arms Inn, the Lodge, the Town Homes at Bretton Woods, or at the luxurious Mount Washington Hotel a few minutes away.
The Mountain and the Ski Trails
The views at Bretton Woods are just breathtaking from just about anywhere on the mountain. On a clear day, you can see Mount Washington Observatory at the summit of the mountain. In the valley below is the view of the luxurious Mount Washington hotel. There are many activities here other than just skiing. The area is a 4-season resort with many options for the family to enjoy. Across the highway from the mountain is Fabyan's Railway Station, which is the end of the line for the Conway Scenic Railroad that runs from North Conway through the Crawford Notch in the summer months. Nearby is the Mount Washington Cog Railway that will take you from the valley to the summit of Mount Washington on an old-style cog railway system. At the summit of the Zephyr Quad is Chutters on the Mountain, a candy shop should you have a craving for some sweets while skiing.
Why visit Bretton Woods?
There is a wide variety of activities offered at or nearby the mountain for everyone to enjoy winter or summer. The scenery here is extraordinary from any location on the mountain. If you are looking for easy cruiser trails or a challenge with some steeps and glades, Bretton Woods has what you are looking for. Also, Bretton Woods has been voted Number 1 in the East for grooming and has held the top 2 spots in the East for snow and grooming in the past 5 years.