Cranmore and Bretton Woods School Ski Safari

Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, inspireski

Perfect for the Novice, Intermediate or Expert Skier

Bretton Woods

Bretton Woods has become the biggest ski resort in the whole of New Hampshire through a well thought out development programme. To further compliment the skiing at Bretton Woods, you have the opportunity to ski in nearby resorts such as Wildcat, Attitash, Loon and Canon.

Outstanding views across Mount Washington and the Presidential Range is not the only treat you get from riding one of the resort’s ten lifts. Bretton Woods won an award from Ski Magazine for snow and grooming in 2015.

There are 3 peaks in total which form a wonderful ski area no matter the level of your students. Approximately a quarter of the resort’s trails are designed with beginners in mind, while intermediates will have plenty of challenges to keep them busy. Advanced and expert skiers can enjoy over 40% of Bretton Wood’s black diamond and double diamond runs with a vertical drop of 1,500 feet.

Cranmore

One of the USA’s oldest ski areas, Cranmore offers over 200 acres of varied terrain, from gentle trails and long cruisers to expert runs and steep glades. Yet has some of the very best facilities…the mountain is easily accessible with the express quad which takes you to the top in just 4½ minutes.

Cranmore Mountain Resort was voted ‘Best in New Hampshire for Ski Lessons’ so our groups can be assured of the highest level of instruction, as well as a variety of terrain for all abilities…with all trails returning to one base lodge, and with beginner trails leading down from the very summit the resort is both safe and provides a great experience for beginners.

With its’ state of the art learning centre for ski and snowboard lessons, Cranmore is an exciting, fun-packed mountain that continues to improve and expand its trail network with something to offer everyone which makes it so popular with our groups.

Bretton Woods Resort Facts

Resort Height  1600ft
Vertical Drop  1500ft
Highest Lift  3100ft
No. of Lifts  10
No. of Trails 101
Easy Runs  29%
Medium Runs 39%
Difficult Runs  32%
Acres of Piste 434
Longest Run  2 miles
Snowmaking  97%
Average Snowfall  200 inches

Flight time  7hrs
Transfer times 2.5hrs from Boston, 6hrs from NY

Cranmore Resort Facts

Resort Height  1900ft
Vertical Drop  1200ft
Highest Lift  4080ft
No. of Lifts  9
No. of Trails 52
Easy Runs  24%
Medium Runs 46%
Difficult Runs  16%
Acres of Piste 200
Longest Run  1 miles
Snowmaking  100%
Average Snowfall  160 inches
Flight time  7hrs
Transfer times  2.5hrs from Boston, 6hrs from NY

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Pick up from School, in an Executive coach and driven to the airport
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Your dedicated 24/7 inspireski representative will meet you upon arrival at the airport to assist with check in and remain with you for the duration of the trip
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Check into your flight from UK airport to Boston/New York
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After collecting your bags and passing through customs, meet your coach driver for the transfer to the resort
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Arrive in resort and check into your hotel
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Delicious Evening Meal served in the hotel (depending on arrival time)
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Welcome drink and meeting with Tour Representative to go through the itinerary

Day 2

Early morning rise and stock up at Breakfast with hot and cold buffet options in the hotel (American style pancakes!!)
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Your rep will take you to the ski hire shop where we will commence the ski and boot fit session with careful attention being paid to everyone comfort and ski ability.
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Head on over to the ski school meeting point for your ski school ability assessment and the first of the weeks lessons (instructor ratio usually 1:10 depending on group size)
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Time for Lunch which is taken either back at the hotel on at the Mountain base lodge
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Begin your afternoon ski lessons putting into practice what you’ve been shown that morning
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Transfer back to hotel to freshen up and for some R&R after a hard day on the snow
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Dinner time! Buffet or plated hot meal served in the hotel or local restaurant
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A fun-filled bespoke apres ski programme will be put in place before you arrive in resort so that the children and staff alike. We will make sure the enjoyment continues off the slopes and help ease the burden on staff to find things for the students to do. All resorts/hotels have different offerings/activities so we’ll discuss the options at the planning stage and ensure we put together the most suitable programme for your group.

Day 3-5

Similar day to the previous days i.e.
Breakfast
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Morning ski lessons
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Lunch
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Afternoon ski lessons
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Dinner
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Organised Apres ski activities (e.g Quiz Night, Swimming, bowling, Karaoke etc)

Day 6

Breakfast and get ready for your final day skiing
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Morning ski lessons
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Lunch
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Afternoon ski lesson perhaps a mini race or slalom competition
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Return ski equipment
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Ski School Presentation with certificates to the students (we can also arrange medals if you would like). It’s wonderful to see at this point the new sense of confidence and happiness displayed by the students. Don’t forget the final team photo on the slopes!!
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Dinner back at the hotel
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Pack ready to head off in the morning

Day 7

Breakfast in the hotel
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Check out of the hotel and say our goodbyes!
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Transfer by Coach to your City Stop Over destination (Boston/New York) – possibly via one of the many outlet shopping malls and make the most of the bargain only available across the pond!
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Arrive into New York and check into your Manhattan hotel and take in the sights and sounds of this amazing city
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Optional activities and excursions such as visit to the Empire state building, tour of central park, Statue of Liberty cruise etc.
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Transfer to Hard Rock Café / Planet Hollywood in Times Square for your evening meal and enjoy some typically American cuisine
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Transfer back to hotel

Day 8

Enjoy Breakfast in the hotel or local American café
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Check out of the hotel and spend the rest of the day visiting the famous landmarks of this incredible city
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Transfer to Boston/New York airport for your overnight flight home

Day 9

Arrive back in the UK in the morning
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Collect your bags and meet your Coach driver for your transfer back to school

Indian Head
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Offering a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere in the heart of Lincoln surrounded by New Hampshire’s scenic White Mountains, this resort offers many on-site activities along with easy access to surrounding area attractions. Voted the 2009 Best Family-Friendly Resort in New Hampshire, the Indian Head Resort features live nightly entertainment at the on-site lounge, seasonal supervised children’s programmes and a large gift shop. The resort also features an indoor and outdoor swimming pool as well as an on-site lake, offering fishing and boating.

Loon Mountain is 8.6 miles from Indian Head Resort and Ski New Hampshire is 4.5 miles away. Alpine Adventures is 3.7 miles away and White Mountains Visitor Centre is 3.5 miles away. Flume Gorge is 3.5 miles away.

Facilities

  • Evening entertainment
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Free Wifi
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Sauna and Gym
  • Gift shop
  • Restaurant

Kancamgus Lodge
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Only 1 miles from Loon Mountain Ski Resort, this family-owned and operated hotel is at the entrance to the Kancamagus Highway. It offers an indoor pool, 2 restaurants and free Wi-Fi.

The basic guest rooms at Kancamagus Lodge feature a fridge and TV. Some offer a 32-inch flat-screen TV or a balcony.

Open for breakfast and dinner, Brittany’s Restaurant serves homemade dishes out the patio overlooking the mountains or in the dining room. Guests can also enjoy snacks and sandwiches in CJ’s Penalty Box sports bar.

Additional recreational activities at the Kancamagus include 2 firepits, a grill area with picnic tables and a children’s play area. Laundry facilities, DVD rentals and book exchange opportunities are also available.

Facilities

  • Games room
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming pool outdoor
  • Swimming pool indoor

North Conway Grand
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Located in the White Mountains of North Conway, New Hampshire, this hotel features an indoor pool and a year-round outdoor pool. The hotel offers 2 saunas, and the Mountainside Restaurant. Guest rooms at the North Conway Grand Hotel provide free Wi-Fi and a refrigerator and microwave. The rooms include a CD/DVD player and an iPod docking station. The Grand North Conway Hotel offers a movie room and free DVD library. The hotel includes a fitness center and offers winter ice skating and snowmobile rentals.

Facilities

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Games Room
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre
  • Ski Storage
  • Tennis Courts

Apres Ski

Make sure you speak to your Regional Sales Manager to include the apres ski activities you want in your quote!

Our popular Après ski activities…

Also Available..

Last Blast Tubing
Swimming: In hotels
Bowling: Berlin
Shops/Cafés: Berlin / North Conway
Tax-free shopping: Tilton / North Conway
Cinema: Berlin / North Conway
Ice hockey match (to watch): Berlin
Basketball game (to watch): Gorham / Berlin

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