HIKES & EVENTS
BRETTON WOODS NORDIC CENTER XC SKI
DATE: Feb 26, 2022
END DATE: Feb 26, 2022
Hike/Event Location: Bretton Woods NH
Thornton, NH United States,
Manchester, NH United States
Meeting Time: 10:30 AM
Max # People: 10
Hike Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
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Bretton Woods Nordic Ski Touring Center next to the Mt. Washington Hotel in one of the largest cross country ski areas on the East Coast! The 100 kilometer trail network crosses open fields, meanders through woods of spruce and fir, passes beaver ponds and mountain streams, and traverses open hardwood stands. There is something for every skier, from beginner to expert. The trails are wide beautiful and well groomed, with great views of Mount Washington and the presidential range on a clear day.
Bretton Woods Nordic Ski Touring Center is also exceptionally well situated in its “own snow belt.” The staff and owners work hard to provide the most welcoming beautiful groomed trails anywhere. We’ll spend the morning on the beginner trails along the scenic Ammonoosuc, either have lunch in the warming cabin or back in the Main Lodge and then spend the afternoon exploring the intermediate trails.
If you need to rent XC Ski equipment please arrive a half hour early so by the time we arrive at the main lodge for 10:30 AM, you are ready to GO! If this is your first time cross-country skiing, we highly recommend you sign up for a beginner class and we’ll then pick you up at the main lodge once you are finished.
Don't forget to wear warm layers [NO COTTON OR BLUE JEANS], gloves, warm hat, rain/wind shell, water, lunch, snacks, pack and anything else you would bring for a cross-country ski adventure. We will be having lunch on the trail.
The trail fee is $22. Contact us if you have any questions.
Après Hiking Dinner: Everyone is welcome to join us back at our house in Waterville Valley if you provide us proof of vaccination to relax beside our fireplace with views of the Sandwich Mountain/Mad River [BYOB and bring snacks] followed by one of Jon's delicious dinners. We ask $10 per person to help pay for our food costs. Showers are available so bring a change of clothing to make your visit with us more comfortable. Please note that our house is a 90 minute drive from Jackson.
Lodging Option: Bunk beds are available at our house [with Wi Fi] near Waterville Valley, NH for Friday and/or Saturday night if you provide us proof of vaccination. It’s $25 for Friday night and $35 for Saturday that includes dinner [$60 for the weekend]. Coffee/bagels each morning and linen/blankets/towels are provided. Space is limited so email ASAP to reserve a bunk! Please note that our house is a 90 minute drive from Jackson.
Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot
We’ll be meeting at the ticket office at the main lodge and will be wearing GO hats.