Bretton Woods Ski Resort

Bretton Woods Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of New Hampshire in USA. The resort is in the town of Bretton Woods, NH. We recently ranked all of New Hampshire's ski resorts, so you can see where Bretton Woods stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Bretton Woods is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Bretton Woods Ski Resort.

Bretton Woods Lodging:

Bretton Woods Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Bretton Woods has a total of 98 ski trails, which are serviced by 10 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 464 acres, Bretton Woods Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 188 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.

Bretton Woods's slopes see on average 200 inches (79 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
464(2 km2)
Annual Snowfall
200"(79 cm)

Bretton Woods Ski Resort Elevation

Bretton Woods Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,100 feet, or 945 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,600 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,500 feet (457 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Bretton Woods's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
3,100'(945 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,500'(457 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,600'(488 m)

Bretton Woods Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
52.4out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Bretton Woods can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Bretton Woods has 464 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Bretton Woods is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
25%(116 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
29%(135 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
46%(213 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Bretton Woods Ski Resort good for beginners?

Bretton Woods can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Bretton Woods Ski Resort Location

Bretton Woods Ski Resort is located in the state of New Hampshire, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Bretton Woods, NH.

Bretton Woods, NH 03575 USA
View on Google Maps


GPS Coordinates:
44.26000, -71.45000

Getting to Bretton Woods Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Bretton Woods Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.26000, -71.45000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Bretton Woods, NH to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Bretton Woods Ski Resort.

Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME71 mi
Logan International AirportBOSBoston, MA133 mi
Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC140 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Bretton Woods.

Lebanon Municipal AirportLEBLebanon, NH61 mi
Augusta State AirportAUGAugusta, ME82 mi
Burlington International AirportBTVBurlington, VT85 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Bretton Woods Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Bretton Woods Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%12 mi
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%14 mi
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%15 mi
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%17 mi
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%21 mi
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%22 mi
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%31 mi
Shawnee PeakBridgton, ME1,700 ft42%35 mi
Sunday RiverBethel, ME3,140 ft55%35 mi
Mt. AbramGreenwood, ME2,001 ft38%37 mi
Loon MountainFreedom, NH3,050 ft50%38 mi
WhalebackEnfield, NH1,800 ft38%43 mi
Ragged MountainAndover, NH2,250 ft42%58 mi
Lost ValleyAuburn, ME495 ft39%59 mi
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%59 mi
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%59 mi
Titcomb MountainFarmington, ME750 ft32%69 mi
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%69 mi
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%69 mi
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%70 mi
Mount SunapeeNewbury, NH2,743 ft44%70 mi
Owl's HeadMansonville, QC2,480 ft46%70 mi
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%70 mi
Dartmouth SkiwayConcord, NH1,943 ft39%73 mi
Pats PeakHenniker, NH1,400 ft32%73 mi
Black MountainRumford, ME2,150 ft44%74 mi
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%76 mi
Mont Hatley (Montjoye), QC0 ft0%76 mi
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%76 mi
KillingtonKillington, VT4,241 ft68%78 mi
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%80 mi
Mont Bellevue, QC1,089 ft11%81 mi
Mont OrfordOrford, QC2,800 ft40%82 mi
Okemo MountainLudlow, VT3,344 ft52%86 mi
Crotched MountainBennington, NH2,066 ft41%90 mi
BromontBromont, QC1,693 ft41%93 mi
GunstockKingston, NH2,300 ft47%95 mi
Baie-des-SablesMarston, QC1,509 ft28%95 mi
New HermonSouth China, ME450 ft31%96 mi
Magic MountainLondonderry, VT2,850 ft52%98 mi

Bretton Woods Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation3,100 ft
Base Elevation1,600 ft
Vertical Drop1,500 ft
(25% Beginner,  29% Intermediate,  46% Expert)
Skiable Acres464
Avg. Annual Snowfall200 inches
Bretton Woods Ski Resort Mountain Stats