BRETTON WOODS SKI AREA AT THE OMNI MOUNT WASHINGTON RESORT OFFICIALLY OPENS FOR THE SEASON
BRETTON WOODS, NH (November 6, 2009) – Bretton Woods
, part of the Omni Mount Washington Resort
, will officially open for the skiing and snowboarding season at 9 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2009, offering the first skiing in the state of New Hampshire for the 2009-10 season.
“We have had a good stretch of cool weather for early season snowmaking,” said Chris Ellms, director of ski operations for the resort. “This is a great opportunity to go ahead get your skis and boards out and take some turns on the first day of what we hope to be a long, amazing season.”
For those ready to get their legs warmed up, the mountain will offer skiing and riding on one trail off the Learning Center Quad, with freshly groomed man-made packed powder. Some terrain park elements will be set up as well for early-season jibbing. Tickets are available this weekend on November 7 and 8 for a $10 donation which will benefit the Bretton Woods Adaptive Program and Bretton Woods Ski Team. Snowmaking will continue and more trails and lifts are planned to open as conditions allow. Ticket prices will be adjusted accordingly. Also open this weekend are the food court, rental shop, Red Carpet Ski School for private lessons, based on availability and current conditions, and TreeTop Sports with clothing and accessories. Season Passes also remain on sale at a reduced rate and available for pick up seven days a week, if purchased before November 30.
For adventure above the slopes and in the trees, the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour is open year-round and offers an exhilarating three-hour tour with zip lines, sky bridges and rappels. As space is limited, guests should call 603-278-4ZIP prior to their visit for information and reservations. The “Williwaw” dual racing zip will also be open this weekend.
Special ski and stay packages are now available, including the Stay Here, Ski Free
package starting at just $99 per person per night, based on double occupancy, which includes lodging at the Omni Mount Washington Hotelor Bretton Arms Inn
with lift tickets for skiing and riding at Bretton Woods.
Upcoming events include the Fall Food & Wine Festival
November 13-15; the Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration , including family traditions and a visit from old Saint Nick; and, Bretton Woods’ “Homecoming,” featuring Warren Miller’s latest film “Dynasty” at the Base Lodge on Friday, November 27.
For the latest conditions, guests should tune into the Snow Conditions on the website or call the Snow Phone at 603-278-3333. For more information about the resort, special packages, events or to make lodging reservations, guest should call 1-800-The-Omni or go to www.omnihotels.com
ABOUT THE OMNI MOUNT WASHINGTON RESORT
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 $50 million refurbishment and expansion in 2009, the resort unveiled the restored 18-hole Mount Washington Golf Course, a new 25,000-square-foot Spa, 20,000-square-foot Conference Center, 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
Omni Hotels creates compelling, memorable guest experiences at 45 luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each location features four-diamond services, including award-winning signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique fitness options. Omni’s mission for total customer service is further supported by its “Power of One” program that empowers associates to make on-the-spot decisions to meet or exceed guest expectations. Guests can locate hotels and book accommodations by visiting www.omnihotels.com
or by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI.