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Bretton Woods Ski Resort

Bretton Woods Ski Resort

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

164

Rank in
Region

18

Rank in
State

3

Best time for snow at
Bretton Woods Ski Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Bretton Woods Ski Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Tuesday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 200" per year
Snow Quality Rank

168

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

116

Bretton Woods Ski Resort is ranked No. 116 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

8.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

1.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

40.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

116

Bretton Woods Ski Resort is ranked No. 116 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

168

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Bretton Woods Ski Resort

Core Strengths
Snow Volume
rank
116
score
47.9
Expert
rank
125
score
31.7
Overall
rank
164
score
45.9

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1500 ft

3100 ft
Base Elevation: 1600 ft

Slope Aspects

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A Few Words On The Snow

If you're waiting for a powder day at Bretton Woods Ski Resort, then you might have a long wait. Only 8.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall, which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Bretton Woods Ski Resort to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.

Skiing at Bretton Woods Ski Resort is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can. It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska. With only 1.0% of months at Bretton Woods Ski Resort getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to set up your powderhound shack.

Drought Potential

The snow at Bretton Woods Ski Resort can disappear often enough that you may want to pack extra snow beads when taking a trip here. A good number of months, 40.0% to be exact, see less than 30 inches of snow. If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Bretton Woods Ski Resort, you should temper your expectations. This is a place where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 40.0% of the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.

Getting to Bretton Woods Ski Resort, if you're flying in

If you're okay with spending more than two hours in the car, then the trip from the Portland, ME airport to the slopes, which takes 132 minutes, shouldn't bother you. If you're trying to be super efficient, look elsewhere.