Bretton Woods Fires Up the Snow Guns for the Ski Season

By AlpineZone News |
Oct 31 2008 - 08:46 PM

BRETTON WOODS, New Hampshire — As of Wednesday afternoon, 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 plan to get folks out on the snow just as soon as we can. From here on in, we’ll be making snow at every opportunity and plan to open as soon as possible,” says Ellms. “If the cold weather cooperates, and especially if Mother Nature blesses us with a couple of inches of new snow, we will be able to open as early as November 8th — possibly even sooner!”

Bretton Woods, NH’s largest ski area, has a base elevation of 1,600 feet, and that typically translates into cooler temperatures, and traditionally allows for aggressive snowmaking and plentiful natural snowfall.

For information on day-to-day up-dates on snowmaking progress, as well as opening dates and times at Bretton Woods, please stay tuned to Mount Washington Resort’s web site at

For more information about Mount Washington Resort or to make lodging reservations, please call 877-873-0626 toll-free, (603) 278-1000 locally or visit