Bretton Woods Welcomes Bode Miller with Bodefest Ski & Golf Challenge

By AlpineZone News |
Mar 31 2005 - 10:18 AM

BRETTON WOODS, New Hampshire ??” Bretton Woods Director of Skiing, two-time Olympic Silver medallist and 2005 FIS World Cup Champion Bode Miller has returned home to New Hampshire after a long and record-breaking winter season on the World Cup Tour. To mark the transition of winter to spring and to celebrate its own local hero, Bretton Woods and The Mount Washington Resort are hosting BodeFest 2005, presented by Barilla Pasta and Harpoon Brewery. This ski and golf event, slated for April 29-May 1, will challenge four-person teams in two of Bode??™s favorite sports: skiing and golf ??“ all in the same day. Bode Miller will be in attendance and all proceeds raised will benefit the Bretton Woods Adaptive Program.

The anticipation will build the night prior to the competition with a Welcome Reception and Harpoon Brewery Brew Tasting at the Slopeside Pub. Guests will have a chance to mingle with Bode Miller and his friends with live music by Bode??в„ўs favorite local band, Dirty Joke, presented by Harpoon Brewery. The action goes big at 6:30 pm as Jumpin??в„ў Jack Sports presents a freestyle trampoline aerial show, a big air display with snowboarders, skiers, New-Schoolers and the highest flying action you??в„ўll ever see on snow. Bode will also host his weekly Sirius Satellite Radio show live from Bretton Woods that evening. On The Bode Show, Miller will take listeners along as he, his friends and other racers talk about their experiences on and off the Alpine circuit.

Bodefest Ski & Golf Challenge: April 29-May 1

Saturday, April 30, the festivities start with team check-in and a Continental breakfast on the Slopeside level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge. Bode will be on hand for last minute pre-race pointers. Starting at 8:30 a.m., an exciting modified giant slalom course will test the metal of four-person teams for the fastest time of the day. Following a tasty barbecue on the lodge??в„ўs outdoor deck, competitors will trade in their goggles for golf balls and head to the fairways of The Mount Washington Resort for opening day of the 2005 golf season. A nine-hole scramble will decide the world champions of BodeFest 2005. Immediately following the competition, the Barilla Pasta awards dinner, with live music by Last Kid Picked presented by Harpoon Brewery, will take place in the Mount Washington Hotel Ballroom. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams, and to the fastest skier and closest ball to the pin in male and female categories. Prizes will be provided by Barilla Pasta and Sirius Satellite Radio. A silent auction to benefit the Bretton Woods Adaptive Program will feature a chance to bid on a priceless spot to join Bode for a round of golf at The Mount Washington Resort on Sunday, May 1!

Event fees include Welcome Reception, Aerial Show, Breakfast, Ski & Golf competition, BBQ, and Apr??s Ski/Golf festivities.

Competition Packages*
Ski/Golf-Team of Four: Ages 13+ – $150 pp, Ages 5-12** – N/A
Ski/Golf-Individual: Ages 13+ – $175 pp, Ages 5-12** – N/A
Ski Only-Team of Four: Ages 13+ – $130 pp, Ages 5-12** – $100 pp
Ski Only-Individual: Ages 13+ – $145 pp, Ages 5-12** – $110 pp

Social Packages*
Full Social: Ages 13+ – $100 pp, Ages 5-12** – $40 pp
Friday PM: Ages 13+ – $25 pp $10 pp
Saturday PM: Ages 13+ – $75 pp $35 pp

Lodging Options***
The Mount Washington Hotel: From $129/Room
The Lodge at Bretton Woods: From $69/Room
The Townhomes at Bretton Woods: From $149/Condo

*Competition and Social rates are per person and do not include lodging. Social packages do not include Skiing or Golf.
**Packages for ages 5-12 do not include golf.
***Valid April 29-30, 2005. Meals not included. Rates subject to 8% NH Rooms and Meals Tax and subject to availability. Not available for groups. Please call for more information.

For more information, or to register a team, please call the Bretton Woods Operations Office at 603-278-3320. For more information about Bretton Woods or The Mount Washington Hotel, please visit