The Omni Mount Washington Resort is a high-end 4-season resort located at the base of New Hampshire’s 6,000 foot tall Mount Washington in the midst of the White Mountain National Forest and the Mt. Washington Valley. This area is one of our favorite family vacation destinations at any time of year. Since Omni Hotels began managing this historic property in 2009 there have been an ongoing series of major updates to the hotel, the golf course, and the adjacent Bretton Woods ski area.
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire’s largest ski area with 434 acres of skiing and snowboarding, including 101 trails and glades and four terrain parks is always a family favorite with lots of options for all ability levels. Off slope activities include sleigh rides, a winter canopy tour, ice skating, nordic skiing, snow tubing, dog sledding, an indoor pool, game room and spa.
New this winter, the Resort launched a snowmobile park specifically designed for kids and tweens ages 4 to 13 (and under 135 pounds). The resort partnered with with FB Spaulding and Polaris to offer state of the art equipment and a well maintained course complete with banked turns, straight stretches and wooded runs. They provide full-face helmets and supervision before and during the ride including training on how to safely operate and shut-off the machine.
The Resort has one of the most extensive programs we have seen for kids and tweens – including day and evening kids club activities through age 12, spa manicure and pedicure packages for kids and tweens and ski school options that include the Hobbits Ski & Snowboard School with skiing for ages 4-12 and snowboarding for ages 6-12. Private lessons are always available as well. For the most part, teens ages 13 and up are treated more as adults in terms of activities and lessons.
Check the Resort’s web site for the lastest deals and family discounts including free lift tickets with many overnight stays and the Family Interchangeable Ticket that lets Mom and Dad each go skiing for the price of one. This option lets Mom and Dad purchase two identical tickets at the single-ticket price. Only one may be used at any given time. Regular full-day daily ticket pricing applies. This is great option if one parent wants to stay with kids or tweens off the slopes.
Photos courtesy of the Omni Mt. Washington Resort