Bretton Woods Cross Country Ski

Cross-Country Skiing
DATE: Mar 24, 2019 Sunday
END DATE: Mar 24, 2019 Sunday

Trip/Event Location: Bretton Woods NH

Trip Leader(s)

Plymouth, NH United States

Meeting Time: 9:30 AM

Max # People: 10

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level:

Moderate to Strenuous

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Region: New England

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Join us for a day of cross country skiing at the Bretton Woods Nordic Center at the Mount Washington Resort.   The trails are beautiful and well groomed, with great views of Mount Washington and the presidential range on a clear day.  We will do a variety of trails, some hilly and some flat, and will pass a frozen waterfall, several viewpoints of Mount Washington, and we will have lunch at the AMC Highland Center, where you can buy lunch (soup, vegetarian chili, salad bar, sandwiches) or eat your own lunch.

 The total amount of skiing for the day will be close to 20 km.  Due to the planned length of the ski and the number of hills involved, this is not a good trip for beginner cross country skiers.  We therefore ask that participants be at least intermediate cross country skiers, including having adequate ability in going up and down hills and making turns when going down a hill.   We will be doing classical skiing as opposed to skating.   The trail fee is $21.  

Our plan is to start off on Perimeter, then Willey’s Way, B&M (stopping at Upper Falls), Abenaki Crossing (view of Mt Washington), and then Clinton.  We can make a brief stop at the cabin on Porcupine Lane if people would like a short break/snack/bathroom(outhouse) stop with another Mt Washington view.   We will then continue on Clinton, passing another great Mount Washington viewpoint, then Crawford Hollow, Lower Fairway, and Highland trails to the AMC Highland Center where we will have lunch.  Depending on our pace and number of stops, it should take 2.5-3 hours before we get to the Highland Center.   After lunch, we will take Clinton, Beech Hill, Peter's Path, Beaver Pond, Sebosis, Stump Walk, and B&M back to the Nordic Center, which should take 2 hours or less.  If necessary, based on posted trail conditions, there may be slight alterations.

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We will meet at the Bretton Woods NordicCenter at 9:30 am.  If you need to rent skis, please arrive 15 minutes earlier to take care of this. The Bretton Woods Nordic Center is on the property of the Mount Washington Resort right off of Rt 302 in Bretton Woods. We will meet inside the nordic center. 

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Plymouth, NH

United States

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

Plymouth, NH

United States
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