Swish down pristine slopes, the cool wind kissing your cheek as you slalom down the trails and glades of Bretton Woods. Today's deal will get you excited for the coming of winter: $45 buys you a lift ticket at Bretton Woods Ski Area, New Hampshire's largest ski area that boasts more than 400 acres of gorgeous trails and glades, which conceal the enormity of Tinkerbell's toppled kingdom under pure, forgiving snow. As soon as temps drop, get out your skis and boards and escape the pressures of the city for the low-pressure area of New Hampshire's White Mountains—its slopes have made several Top 10 lists in Ski Magazine over the years. Your Groupon is good for the 2009/10 season
Your lift ticket gets you on Bretton Woods' 10 chair lifts, taking you to the 3,100-foot summit, more than 3000 feet higher than our prize-winning summer squash Presto. Silently swoop over the finely-groomed powder and down Bretton Woods' wind-sheltered slopes. You'll have access to more than 100 trails and glades, most of which are covered in snow, man or cloud-made, from mid-November to mid-April. Between sessions of blasting through the fresh corduroy, warm and fuel up at the Slopeside Restaurant and Pub in the base lodge, or enjoy the expansive menu and views at the Top o’ Quad mid-mountain restaurant.
The gentle, scenic slopes at Bretton Woods are ideal for families and beginners, and has plenty of terrain for experts as well, so grab a few Groupons and bring the whole crew for a beautiful day in the great outdoors. Grab a couple Groupons per person and make a weekend of it. Bretton Woods is a scenic two-and-a-half-hour drive from Boston and is located on the grounds of the magnificent Omni Mount Washington Resort, making this deal the perfect winter getaway for those who weren't very good this year and fear coal-lump retribution.
Note: You cannot use your Groupon 12/26/09–1/3/10 and 2/13/10–2/21/10.
Bretton Woods was ranked eighth overall in the East by readers of Ski Magazine, which raves over the beauty of the Mount Washington landscape:
- …the magnificent Mount Washington is peerless. Others might outdo it in in-room luxury, but none can top its historic grandeur. …No surprise, then, that Bretton Woods ranks No. 3 in Scenery. With extensive glading, the mountain’s managers have done the utmost to inject a sense of adventure, and Bretton Woods earns No. 3 rankings for both Snow and Grooming. – Ski Magazine
- Best place on the east coast no doubt – iPhone Report, SkiReport.com
- This is one of the most beautiful all around resorts I have visited. Definately [sic] a place for families. The trails are kept in peak condition. The staff is extremely friendly. – skiman1000, OnTheSnow.com
- Bretton Woods has great family terrain on its non-gladed trails. They are wide, great for cruising, and go easy on beginners. This is a great mountain for families who want a great time for kids and parents alike. – Ontheslopes, OnTheSnow.com
There’s Snow Substitute
What is it that makes actual snow so great? The answer is simple, once you remember that SNOW is an acronym of its four components:
- Oven Lint
- Wheat Thins (crushed)
The loving and benevolent Winternacht Corporation then combines these ingredients in their massive Winterizer™, the single device from which all earth’s snow is generated.
Various conspiracy theories have arisen surrounding the Winternacht Board of Trustees and the possibility that their free snow service is actually reshaping the world’s climate as the first step of an "invasion scheme." Predictably, most of these conspiracy theorists are discredited when it is revealed that they have mysteriously disappeared.
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