Bretton Woods has been getting some high praise lately.
While Ski Magazine recently ranked the New Hampshire ski area ninth in its annual listing of the Top 20 resorts in the East, Bretton Woods received additional kudos from another publication. This time, on a much larger scale.
Condé Nast Traveler’s 32nd annual Readers’ Travel Awards ranked Bretton Woods an impressive twelfth on a list of the best ski resorts in the world, just behind Val Thorens, France and ahead of Sun Valley, Idaho.
It’s pretty heady company that includes the likes of Gstaad, Switzerland, Jackson Hole, and Zermatt, Switzerland.
According to Condé Nast, a record 600,000 registered voters weighed in on this year’s awards.
Staff writer Jen Murphy wrote: “Bretton Woods touts the largest ski area in New Hampshire with 464 acres of skiable terrain, including three terrain parks and a summit elevation of 3,100 feet, all surrounded by the woods of the White Mountain National Forest. While it’s not super steep, New Hampshire-native Bode Miller says he can even find challenges here. The addition this season of a new base-to-summit, eight-passenger gondola will provide killer views of the Presidential Range. Bonus points for Bretton come with night skiing on Fridays and Saturdays, a robust 62-mile Nordic ski trail network, and a new system of dedicated fat bike trails.”
Bretton Woods ranked sixth in the magazine’s readers’ picks for the best ski resorts in North America. Stowe Mountain Resort was the only other New England ski resort to finish in the top 30, finishing 28th.