Within a short drive from any major city in the Northeast you’ll find some of Omni’s most prominent resorts. If you’re looking for a winter escape, plan your stay at one of these popular resorts conveniently located near ski areas.
Omni Ski Resorts in New Hampshire
Bretton Woods, the largest and most popular ski area in New Hampshire, consistently ranks as one of the best ski destinations in New England. Mount Washington and the neighboring White Mountain peaks benefit from hundreds of inches of snow each year. This means that you’ll have no trouble planning your ski vacation. New England skiing is known for rugged terrain and back-country runs, but Bretton Woods offers trails for all levels of skiers. Plus, you can also enjoy 100-km of exquisitely groomed cross-country trails through picturesque forests and ponds.
Take a ride on the Bretton Woods Skyway Gondola, New Hampshire’s first eight-passenger gondola that takes you to the top of the mountain in minutes. At the top you’ll find the newly completed Rosebrook Lodge. The panoramic views of Mount Washington leave visitors stunned and makes a great spot for a meal or special events. Menu options include wood-fired pizzas, burgers, European-inspired appetizers, bakery goods and hot beverages.
Bretton Woods ski area offers many types of accommodations from a cozy retreat at Omni Bretton Arms Inn, multi-bedroom townhomes ideal for families and groups to luxurious accommodations at Omni Mount Washington Resort, featuring 69 rooms in the expanded Presidential Wing available early 2021. Off the mountain, guests at any of the accommodations can enjoy the indoor pool and full-service and dining options.
A Ski Vacation in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania has a wide variety of ski trails for visitors of all experience levels. Most notably, Blue Knob All Season Resorts is a quick, 35-minute drive up the road from one of Omni’s most historic properties, Omni Bedford Springs Resorts. The ski area features the tallest mountain in the state, 34 ski trails and receives an average of 100 inches of snow a year. It’s easy to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and cross-country skiing all with exceptional views of the Allegheny Mountains.
After a busy day on the mountain, return to the resort to enjoy the après-ski activities. Omni Bedford Springs Resort’s historic indoor pool debuted in 1905 as one of the first in the country. Today, the fully restored pool makes a warm oasis away from the winter weather outside. Also, the award-winning Springs Eternal Spa offers treatments inspired by the area’s natural mineral springs. Your worn-out muscles will thank you after a soak in the mineral baths or a soothing massage. In the evening, round up the family around the fire pit for a cocktail or s’mores.
Skiing in Virginia
There’s a hidden gem in Hot Springs, Virginia at The Omni Homestead Resort. Known as, “The Birthplace of Southern Skiing”, the resort boasts 9 trails for beginner and intermediate skiers. If you’ve never tried skiing, the experienced ski and snowboarder instructors offer private lessons for skiing and snowboarding through the Sepp Kober Ski School and the Little Penguins Program. Additionally, the mountain is also the perfect place to partake in other snow activities like tubing and kid-friendly mini snowmobiles.
The Allegheny Mountains provide the ideal backdrop for a winter ski vacation. Complete your stay on the ice skating rink, in the heated pools or with a rejuvenating spa treatment.
There’s no better way to explore the natural beauty of the Northeast than on a pair of skis. And, with close proximity to some of the best peaks and luxurious amenities, Omni can help you make the most of your winter ski vacation.