Bretton Woods Fires Up The Snow Guns For The Season

By AlpineZone News |
Oct 29 2007 - 01:51 PM

BRETTON WOODS, New Hampshire — As of this morning, Bretton Woods, part of Mountain Washington Resort, has fired up its snowmaking guns and is busy laying down a good base for the approaching ski season. There is already over a foot of snow at the Top o’Quad Restaurant, according to Chris Ellms, Director of Ski Operations for the Resort.

“We want to get folks out on the snow just as soon as we can, so we intend to take full advantage of our high elevation,” says Ellms. Bretton Woods has a base elevation of 1,600 feet, and that typically translates into cooler temperatures, and allows aggressive snowmaking. “You can have the most powerful snowmaking system on the planet, but you can’t use it unless you have cold enough temperatures,” remarks Ellms.

Bretton Woods will open as soon as the combined efforts of Mother Nature and the Bretton Woods snowmaking team allow. The plan is to spin the lifts at the first opportunity, which is expected to be once snowmaking is able to go around-the-clock, producing adequate snow cover. For information on opening dates and times at Bretton Woods, please stay tuned to Mount Washington Resort’s new web site at

For more information about the Resort or to make reservations, please call 877-873-0626 toll-free, (603) 278-8820 local or visit

Bretton Woods kicks off their 2007-08 Snowmaking Season
(Photo: Mount Washington Resort)