BRETTON, WOODS, New Hampshire — Dalbello-Elan Sports and The Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods has announced an exclusive promotional partnership for the 2006/2007 ski season. Under the agreement Dalbello Ski boots and Elan Skis will be the official alpine ski equipment supplier to Bretton Woods. In turn the Dalbello and Elan brands will be included in several ski events and publications produced by The Mount Washington Hotel and Bretton Woods Ski Area.
“The Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods is the cream of the crop in New England”, notes Dalbello~Elan CEO Clint Lyon. “It is an honor to be directly associated with such a fine, service oriented resort. We are very excited to be working with Bretton Woods to help create the ultimate skiing experience for skiers coming to the beautiful White Mountains.”
The Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods is set at the base of the stunning 6,288-foot Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, and surrounded by 18,000 acres of the White Mountain National Forest. New Hampshire’s largest ski area and home to World Cup Champion Bode Miller offers a variety of terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Rated in the top 5 in North America for family programs and #1 in New Hampshire for overall satisfaction, lifts, service, on-mountain food, lodging, and dining and #1 in the East for weather by the readers of SKI Magazine, Bretton Woods is embarking on a bright new future under new ownership, starting with enhancing its award-winning family programs with an expanded Hobbits Family Center for the 06/07 season.
“By partnering with brand leaders such as Elan and Dalbello, Bretton Woods Mountain Resort will be able to better serve our guest’s needs offering a comprehensive line of product from these brands, thorough product knowledge and the ability to closely match our guest’s needs with the best product for them,” said Pat Corso, Resort President.
As part of this partnership, Bretton Woods will be one of the first in the country to have the 2007-08 Elan and Dalbello products for both demo and retail sales. This creates a one of a kind experience that can only be had at Bretton Woods. “Bretton Woods’ state of the art grooming and terrain is perfect for Elan and Dalbello to showcase their products to the industry’s retail buyers, as well as the public,” said Chris Ellms, Director of Ski Operations.
In June 2006, the Resort was sold to Celebration Associates and CNL Income Properties, Inc., and came under the management of new Resort President, Patrick Corso. Under the leadership of Corso, a grand vision created by the development and operating team is unfolding. “Our goal will be to build on the solid foundation that has been established by the previous owners of Bretton Woods and the Mount Washington Hotel,” says Corso.
A pedestrian village at the base of Bretton Woods Mountain Resort, complete with a variety of shopping, dining, lodging, and recreational options is also in the works. Surrounding the ski area, plans include the development of an additional 800 condominium units, offering first class slope side lodging for guests.