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   New Hampshire: Bretton Woods: Expansions
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West Mountain at Bretton Woods
West Mountain Details
West Mountain
Status:Open
First Season of Operation:1999-00
Lifts:1 chairlift
Terrain:Novice, intermediate, and expert terrain
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Located west of the original Bretton Woods development, Mt. Oscar is a 2,748' peak. To combat its "Medicare Mountain" image of gradual terrain, Bretton Woods expanded to the slightly steeper slopes of Mt. Oscar for the 1999-00 season, calling it West Mountain.

Initially served by a 1999 Garaventa CTEC fixed grip quad chairlift (3,752 feet long over 830 vertical feet), the slow line speed as compared to the adjacent high speed detachable chairlifts wasn't warmly received. Thus, a 2002 Doppelmayr/CTEC high speed detachable quad (3,802 feet long over 826 vertical feet) was later installed, running nearly 250% faster. In addition, the Zephyr Express Quad was added in 2000, as to help ease access to the new peak.

In addition to expert glades, novice and intermediate routes were cut to provide all abilities a way down from the top of the lift.


The 2001 West Mountain map, prior to the high speed quad installation
The 2001 West Mountain map, prior to the high speed quad installation

The West Mountain Express Quad (2004)
The West Mountain Express Quad (2004)

The West Mountain Express Quad (2004)
The West Mountain Express Quad (2004)

The 2012 West Mountain trail map
The 2012 West Mountain trail map

The West Mountain Express Quad (2013)
The West Mountain Express Quad (2013)

Bretton Woods Expansion History
Project NameSeasonStatus
Mt. Rosebrook2003-04Open
Mt. Stickney2010-11Open
West Mountain1999-00Open
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Last updated: June 13, 2014

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