Bretton Woods Travel Guide

The largest of New Hampshire's ski resorts, Bretton Woods is located in the White Mountains and consistently ranked among the top East Coast resorts. A very popular choice among skiiers nationwide, Bretton Woods is visited time and time again and is a local favourite. Offering visitors lots to see and do, apart from the obvious skiing, Bretton Woods is a great ski resort for people of all ages and skill levels.


The 464-acre park of Bretton Woods has a total of 102 trails with nine lifts, making it an incredibly large resort capable of satisfying visitors' skiing needs. The trails are fairly evenly mixed for all skill levels, with great facilities for beginning skiers.


Bretton Woods' shops cater to visitors' every need. Whether it's golfing gear, snowboarding or skiing apparel that's been forgotten and needs purchasing or just memorabilia, it's not hard to find at the resort. TreeTop Sports has everything any sports man or woman may need when out on the slopes, and much more. There are shops for essential items too.


There are a variety of dining options for those visiting the resort. Restaurants such as the Latitude 44 Restaurant, the Slopeside Restaurant and Pub, and Lucy Crawford's Food Court are all popular choices as they are located in the Bretton Woods Ski Area. Further out at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel is Stickney's Restaurant, which is a great place to enjoy a meal after a day of activity. Booking at Stickney's is essential.


As there is no real town in Bretton Woods, there are limited apres ski offerings and those available are focused in the hotels, particularly the iconic Mount Washington Hotel, which is nearby and hosts events and activities for all ages.

Holiday activities

Other activities on offer at Bretton Woods include dogsledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, and a year-round zip line Canopy Tour. There is a golf course for anyone keen on the green, and a spa for those wanting to unwind after a day on the slopes. There are also activities on offer exclusively aimed at children, which is great for families travelling with little ones.

Any negatives?

There are limited apres ski offerings at Bretton Woods, which may be a disappointment for those looking for entertainment throughout the evenings.