Bretton Woods Opens For Season; First In Granite State
New Hampshire’s Bretton Woods opened Wednesday, Nov.18 as the state’s first mountain to offer runs for the season. The snowmaking team worked around the clock after a long-awaited snap of cold weather this week to prepare for a sneak preview of things to come this season at New Hampshire’s largest ski area.
The Zephyr Express High-Speed Quad brought happy skiers and riders to the top of the Range View trail for free opening day with the donation of a non-perishable food item for the local food bank. Guests who brought an additional food item also received complimentary access to the indoor Slopeside Climbing Wall.
Although there have been small windows of opportunity to make snow this fall, the weather is finally starting to cooperate with snowmaking temperatures.
“We thank our skiing family for their generosity today. We collected well over 500 pounds of food at the ski area to be donated to the local food pantry,” Bretton Woods' Craig Clemmer told SnoCountry.com.
The resort plans to reopen Sunday (weather permitting), but be sure check SnoCountry.com reports first. Clemmer added they plans to have 50 acres of skiing and three lifts running by Thanksgiving.
Next week at Bretton Woods the Bretton Brewskis Homecoming Brew Tasting Saturday, Nov. 28 will welcome back skiers and riders with a sampling of local favorites such as Tuckerman’s, Moat Mountain, Woodstock Station, Peak Organic and more. There will also be showings of Warren Miller’s latest flick, Chasing Shadows, Friday and Saturday nights.
Photos: Top -- Bretton Woods Ski Team Coach Miki Fera tore down the mountain for some early season runs at Bretton Woods’ opening day. (Martha Wilson); Left -- Bretton Woods collected well over 500 ponds of food items to donate to the local food bank. L to R: Chris Ellms, director of ski operations; Craig Clemmer, marketing director; Alexa Bernotavicz, assistant director of ski operations. (Jess Lynch/Bretton Woods); Below -- A snow-capped Mount Washington set the backdrop for some bluebird skiing on Bretton Woods’ first day of the season. (Jess Lynch/Bretton Woods)