BRETTON WOODS AT THE OMNI MOUNT WASHINGTON RESORT PREPARES FOR WINTER SEASON WITH NEWLY EXPANDED SKI AREA
BRETTON WOODS, NH (July 17, 2012) – The acclaimed Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH, will welcome the 2012-2013 winter season with exciting new developments for guests. As part of a multi-phased $70 million transformation, the luxury, all-season resort will welcome additional terrain for backcountry adventures at the Bretton Woods ski area, as well as an onsite virtual Bogner ski shop at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel.
“The dedicated team at Bretton Woods is excited to welcome guests for the upcoming season with new and exciting programs that maintain the area’s reputation as one of the top ski destinations in New England,” said Larry Magor, Managing Director of the Omni Mount Washington Resort.
New Hampshire’s largest ski area continues to expand with the much anticipated addition of lift service to the Mount Stickney area. The resort will welcome adventurers and families with a step back to a traditional New England skiing experience. The Mount Stickney expansion, whose last addition included 30 acres of gladed tree skiing, is being completed with the addition of a T-Bar surface lift and warming cabin.
The new 2,000-foot Doppelmayr T-Bar will serve the Mount Stickney Glades. The gladed terrain is being expanded and enhanced to open up the steep drop offs and cliff area for those thrill-seeking skiers at Bretton Woods. For the less adventurous, many of the glades are being manicured in the Bretton Woods fashion so they will be skiable even in lean snow years and cater to all abilities and age groups. With the addition of the surface lift, skiers and riders can now spend hours doing laps in the trees without having to return to the main base area.
At the top of the new T-Bar near the summit of Mount Stickney, a new 600-square-foot log cabin is being constructed. The cabin will feature an exterior stone fireplace as well as a porch for catching rays on warmer days. Inside, a wood stove will warm skiers in between runs.
In addition, Bretton Woods is increasing its snowmaking abilities with the installation of 50 new snowguns on the popular Range View trail. The SV10 Impulse snowmaking technology will provide for a better and longer skiing experience for guests.
The next phase of the Mount Stickney expansion will be aimed at the Nordic skier and will take place for the 2013-2014 season. Additional Nordic terrain will be added to the already vast network of 100km. The new high altitude trails will provide Nordic skiers with early and late season terrain. The new trails will start at the Mount Stickney Cabin and connect into the existing Stickney trail system.
With the addition of the new T-Bar, log cabin, trails and enhanced snowmaking capabilities, Bretton Woods will have expanded across three summits, providing skiers and riders with a variety of terrain to match anyone’s desires. Long known for its family-oriented atmosphere, Bretton Woods continues to strive to provide an experience that family members can enjoy together for the entire day.
For stylish winter travelers, the resort will also offer the opportunity for skiers to suit up in the latest fashions from Bogner. The Munich-based company, known for its high-end sports fashions, will partner with the resort to establish a virtual clothing store at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel. At the store, guests will be able to select custom clothing, gear and accessories electronically, which will be mailed to their direct address.
You can track the resort’s expansion by friending Bretton Woods on Facebook. For more information or to make reservations at the Omni Mount Washington Resort, please call 1-800-The-Omni or visit omnimountwashingtonresort.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. Recent renovations unveiled a 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 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, guests can call 1-800-The-Omni or visit omnimountwashingtonresort.com.