Omni Bretton Arms Inn at Mount Washington
173 Mount Washington Road
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire 03575

Guided Winter Adventures

Skier jumping

Take a step toward a more adventurous winter with one of our Guided Winter Adventures. Whether you are looking for a way to get a good outdoor workout or learn new skills to help you explore the backcountry, we have a program for you. Drawing on his 20 years of leading adventures in the White Mountains, our director of guided programs, Steve Nichipor, has designed programs suitable for everyone, from beginner to expert. Let him and his expert staff take you on a winter adventure, right here at Bretton Woods.

*Note: Maximum group size is six people for all tours. 

*Reservations 24 hours in advance are recommended. Please call the activities concierge at (603) 278-3335

Custom Backcountry Adventures

Do you want more than our normal adventures provide? Our director of guided programs, Steve Nichipor, has been guiding climbers and backcountry skiers for over 15 years. He can take you on a winter ascent of Mount Washington, backcountry skiing in Tuckerman Ravine or ice climbing on Frankenstein Cliff. The possibilities are endless. Advanced reservations are required for these specialized trips in order to plan the best experience for you. Call Steve at (603) 278-8938 to start planning your winter adventure.

Custom adventure ideas might include:

Beginner Ice Climbing

Learn how to climb frozen waterfalls in this exciting class. You'll learn how to use ice axes, crampons and a climbing rope to ascend frozen waterfalls. It's a lot of fun and you'll want to come back for more once you're "hooked." This adventure is suitable for anyone in average physical condition and good health. Technical equipment is provided. Boots and crampons are available for rent.

Guided Intermediate to Advanced Ice Climbing

The White Mountains are home to some of the best ice climbing in the country. Crawford Notch hosts a wide variety of climbs, from short, steep climbs at Frankenstein Cliff to long Alpine routes on Mount Willard and Mount Webster. We'll choose routes that will be fun and challenging based on your experience and goals.

Introduction to Backcountry Skiing

Learn the basics to get out and enjoy the backcountry of the White Mountains and beyond. You'll learn about efficient uphill travel with climbing skins and thebasics of avalanche safety, and earn some great turns. There are many possibilities of locations based on your ability and current conditions, including Tuckerman Ravine, Mount Hale, and Little Deception Mountain. Give us a call to discuss your goals. Avalanche safety gear is provided. Alpine Touring or Telemark skis are available for rent.

Cost: private tour $275 (individual); semi-private tour $185 (per person)


Nordic Downhill Tour

Take full advantage of one of New Hampshire's most unique trails, Mountain Road. Learn skills that will help you feel more comfortable on the downhill and in the backcountry while on your Nordic skis. These tours last approximately three hours. Intermediate Nordic skiing ability is required. Must have a valid Nordic Trail pass or season pass. Rental equipment is available.

Schedule: daily at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $35 per person; includes one-way lift ticket to the Bethlehem Express.

Ski Tour

Get the most out of your day at Bretton Woods. We'll show you the best trails and glades for your ability and interests. You'll get more skiing with preferred lift line access. This three-hour tour is available for Alpine and Nordic skiers looking to get the most out of their day.

Schedule: daily at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $35 per person

Snowshoe Expedition

Explore a nearby mountain and experience the wonders of the winter forest. This is a great way to get some exercise, get off the beaten path, and discover the wonders of winter. We'll pick a nearby hike based on conditions and group ability. You'll learn about winter backcountry safety and equipment and enjoy stunning mountain scenery. These tours last approximately three hours. Participants should be in good physical condition and health.

Schedule: daily at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $55 per person; includes snowshoe rental.

Guest Favorites

at Omni Mount Washington Resort

White Winter on the Zipline

Canopy Tour

An adventure not to be missed. Nature-lovers and thrill-seekers will enjoy our tree-top zipline tour.

Smiling ski family at Bretton Woods

Stay Here, Ski Free

Enjoy two complimentary ski lift tickets each day of your stay with us as well as two optional meal plan choices.

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White Mountains

This spectacular mountain region is home to legendary attractions, the Northeast’s highest peak and limitless outdoor recreation.