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Omni Mount Washington Resort
310 Mount Washington Hotel Road
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire 03575

Guided Winter Adventures


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 Skiing Adventures

Whether you are an alpine or Nordic skier, if you are looking for an adventure beyond the groomed trails, we have an adventure for you. From alpine bowls, to backcountry glades, to miles of backcountry Nordic trails, we have a great variety to choose from. We’ll plan a tour based on your ability and goals.  

Call Steve Nichipor at (603) 278-8938 or email to start planning your winter adventure.

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, basics 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 Gulf of Slides. Give us a call to discuss your goals and we can plan a program that will give you the skills and experience you’re looking for. Avalanche safety gear is provided. Alpine Touring or Telemark skis are available for rent.

Cost: $300 per person 

Cost: $185 per person 

Cost: $150 per person

Custom Ice & Winter Climbing Adventures

Whether you’ve only dreamed about climbing waterfalls or have some experience and are looking for someone to show you the next steps in learning the ropes, we can provide the adventure you’re looking for.

Call Steve at (603) 278-3335 or email to start planning your winter adventure.

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 Mt. Willard and Mt Webster. We'll choose routes that will be fun and challenging based on your experience and goals.

Cost: $300 per person 

Cost: $185 per person

Cost: $150 per person

Mt. Washington Winter Ascent

Join us for one of the most exciting adventures in the northeast. Climbing Mount Washington in the winter will test you physically and mentally and is likely to be an experience you'll remember for the rest of your life. The ascent averages around 5 hours, covering 4 miles and 4258' of elevation. The descent averages around 3 hours. En route you will likely encounter ice, snow, rocks, winds, cold temps, and possibly freezing fog and snow. Climbers should be in very good physical condition and must be properly equipped. Routes can be planned depending on snow conditions and guests' experience and ability. Mountaineering boots, crampons and ice axe are required but are available for rent from a local outfitter. Guests are required to provide their own clothing and backpack. We can also plan a climb of one of our other high peaks, including Mt. Lafayette or Mt. Adams.

Call Steve at (603) 278-3335 or email to start planning your winter adventure.

Private Tour (1 Guest, 1 Guide)
Cost: $350 per person  

Semi-Private Tour (2 Guests, 1 Guide)
Cost: $185 per person; maximum 3 guests

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 all-day so participants should be in good physical condition and health. 

Guided Snowshoe Expeditions are scheduled privately by advance reservation only. For more information or to reserve a session, please contact Steve Nichipor at 603-278-3335 or


  • Private (one guest, one guide): $300 for normal day, $350 and up for longer adventures
  • Semi-Private (2 guests, 1 guide): $185 per person
  • Semi-Private (3 guests, 1 guide): $150 per person
  • Snowshoe rentals are available; additional fees apply.


  • Reservations 48-hours in advance are recommended for these programs, please call (603) 278-3335.
  • Rental equipment is available thru the Bretton Woods Rental Shop.
  • Maximum groups size is 6 people.
  • A valid Bretton Woods trail pass or season pass is also required for most tours

Guest Favorites

at Omni Mount Washington Resort

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.