THE OMNI MOUNT WASHINGTON RESORT USHERS IN SKI SEASON 2010-2011 WITH NEW DEVELOPMENTS FROM BASE TO PEAK

BRETTON WOODS, N.H. (November 29, 2010) – The Omni Mount Washington Resort 

in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, is kicking off ski season 2010-2011 with new developments on the slopes, new renovations at the resort, special savings and a host of seasonal activities across every elevation. Home to New Hampshire’s largest ski area – with views of the Northeast’s highest peak – the Omni Mount Washington Resort will be warming the hearts of winter adventurers and family travelers alike. 

New Gladed Acres: Skiers and snowboarders will be delighted to find the Bretton Woods ski area is bigger and better than ever with the recent addition of 30 gladed acres on Mt. Stickney. The first development in a long-awaited expansion of Mt. Stickney, the new glades offer a classic New England “back-country experience,” with a long traverse off the “Two Miles Home” ski trail. The glades access a variety of terrain riddled with secret powder stashes, sharp tree chutes and the classic manicured glade skiing for which Bretton Woods has long been renowned. With the 30 additional acres, the Bretton Woods ski area now adds up to 464 skiable acres, with 102 trails and glades dressed with 200+ inches of annual snowfall on average.

A Wealth of Winter Activities: Travelers can look forward to numerous winter activities in the snow-covered expanse surrounding the Omni Mount Washington Resort. Try skiing and snowshoeing over 100 kilometers of trails amid three distinct, interconnected trail systems, with rentals available at the Bretton Woods Nordic Center. Nordic trails also include 11 km of dog friendly terrain for skiers and their dogs to enjoy.

The enormously popular Bretton Woods Canopy Tour

 runs year-round, with ten zip lines soaring through the trees and a descent of more than 1,100 feet of elevation. Resort guests and the public alike can take advantage of the attractive “Zip and Ski” ticket which includes a full day of Bretton Woods skiing and a Canopy Tour pass from just $129. Other new combo offers this year include the “Ski & Spa” for $129 including a half day ski ticket and 50-minute spa treatment, and the “Zip & Spa” including a Canopy Tour and 50-minute spa treatment for $140.

The faint and not-so-faint of heart can sample everything from ice skating onsite; ice climbing with experienced guides from the International Mountain Climbing School; snow tubing over hills of packed powder; dog sledding through the wilderness; sleigh and carriage rides and more. 

New Resort Renovations: Whatever their experience on the mountains, guests will find a warm welcome at the historic property that is heading into winter fresh from the latest phase of a comprehensive, $60 million expansion and renovation. All guest rooms, suites and corridors of the Omni Mount Washington Hotel have been spruced up with new color schemes, wall coverings and artwork. Several casual dining venues have been re-conceived, including The Cave – an original Prohibition Era speakeasy, now dressed up in a classic English style – and Stickneys, a newly designed pub-style steakhouse appealing to the American sportsman in all of us. Family-style diners will enjoy Fabyan’s Station set in a former train station arrayed with vintage railroad art and faux-train track flooring. The 1,400-square-foot Family Suite, complete with a living room, fireplace and two separate children’s rooms, was also renovated.

The resort’s reputation as a cold weather hotspot is well-established, with recognition including placement among the “Top 50 Ski Hotels” for the Omni Mount Washington Hotel from Condé Nast Traveler (‘04, ’05, ’07, ’09); one of the “Top 5 in the East” for weather, grooming, snow, service, scenery and family programs from SKI Magazine (’06-’09); and an Editor’s Choice for the “Best Zipline Experience” for the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour from Yankee Magazine in 2010.

Enjoy a winter getaway with the Stay Here, Ski Free Package at the Omni Mount Washington Resort and enjoy a savings of more than $130 per night. Package includes: Luxury resort accommodations and two ski lift tickets at the famed Bretton Woods ski area. Rates start from $199 per night based on double occupancy through April 15, 2011. Meal plans may also be added, and additional lift tickets are available upon arrival at the resort guest discount price. 

For more information or to make reservations at the Omni Mount Washington Resort, guest can call 1-800-The-Omni or visit the omnimountwashingtonresort.com.

About the Omni Mount Washington Resort 

The Omni Mount Washington Resort is part of the Omni Hotels family, which creates compelling, memorable guest experiences by tempting the senses in innovative ways, surrounding them with a balanced blend of scents, sounds, sights, textures and tastes. The Omni Mount Washington Resort is an all-season resort destination in New Hampshire located at the base of Mount Washington and surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest. In September 2009, Omni Hotels began management of the property, which is now home to the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, site of the International Monetary Conference of 1944, and Bretton Woods, New Hampshire’s largest ski area. With the completion of a $60 million refurbishment and expansion completed in 2010, the resort unveiled the restored 18-hole Mount Washington Golf Course, a new 25,000-square-foot Spa, 20,000-square-foot Conference Center, 1,400-square-foot Family Suite, outdoor pool complex and renovated guestrooms, lobby and public spaces. The new Bretton Woods Canopy Tour was also added to the resort’s list of amenities, which includes top-rated Alpine and Nordic skiing, 27 holes of championship golf and a full slate of additional seasonal activities. A variety of lodging, dining and activities is offered year-round, along with many traditional and cultural events. For more information, visit the omnimountwashingtonresort.com  or call 1-800-The-Omni.

ABOUT OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS 

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