Check out the summit at Stratton. Yes, that’s today, right now. October 17, 2019. I got a sweet boost of adrenaline just seeing the white stuff swirling around, gondola cars swinging on their cable in the background. The season of white is fast approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about gearing up for the
This coming weekend marks the closing date for final turns at many of the ski areas to our north. Not all, but most. Bromely is already closed, as are most if not all of the smaller, more southerly ski areas. Okemo, Stratton, Mount Snow, Loon, and Bretton Woods are all slated to stop operations this
I decided to make a run up to Stratton this morning. I’m glad I did. It was Strattonspheric. That means it was other-worldly good. Outta-this-world good. Sight Seeing? Look at the picture, taken from the summit near the top of the new Snow Bowl lift. I think that’s proof enough that my decision was a
This Sunday, March 24th, is the official last trip of the Avie’s Ski / Sports Ski & Ride Bus Trip season. And that final bus is going to Loon Mountain in New Hampshire. Right now, Friday morning, it is snowing at Loon. Snowing hard. In fact, they are expecting 5-8 inches of snow up there
47 skiers and riders embarked on a bus from Avie’s Ski / Sports on Sunday March 17th—St. Patrick’s Day. It was also Avie’s Customer Appreciation Day. The bus went to Okemo. Ted and all the Avie’s shop employees were onboard for this special trip. While there was no corned beef and cabbage, Ted had plenty
Thirty patrons of Avie’s Ski / Sports ventured forth to Killington ski resort yesterday, Wednesday March 13th, for a bit of skiing and riding. And it was quite a day! Upon arrival, 153 of 155 trails were open for skiers and riders. That’s an impressive amount of territory to play in. If you can’t find
Allison and I stopped in at Okemo on our way back south. The day before at Killington had been epic. Three to four inches of powder in the morning, following by dumping snow all afternoon that led to late day “fresh tracks.” How could Okemo beat that? We weren’t sure, but we were not disappointed.
I am up at Killington for my annual father-daughter ski and ride trip with my daughter Allison. We arrived late Sunday afternoon and by the time we were done with dinner, it was snowing. And it snowed all night leaving behind 3 or 4 inches of snow. The crowd factor was pretty typical for a
Went to bed Tuesday night and it was snowing hard. Woke up Wednesday morning to 5 or 6-inches of fresh white stuff on the ground. Fortunately, the bed was in Lincoln, NH. About 2 miles away from the lifts at Loon Mountain. I had the feeling it was going to be a pretty good day.
I am up here at Loon in New Hampshire. The slopes were amazing. Groomed loose granular and packed powder were the snow du jour. Temps started in single digits then topped out in the low 20s to make for a nice day overall. Crowds were thin. No lift lines. Most of my trips north to