We were all very excited to ski this weekend, after watching Cannon get over 20″ of snow this week.
Saturday was definitely a ‘top 10’ day. We got to experience a total cloud inversion, where the upper mountain was above all of the clouds. It was so unreal, like looking out at the ocean.
Tommy was in ski lessons all day, so the 4 of us got to ski together, which is very rare these days. We all did Lost Boys glade for the first time, which Eli was very excited about. Michele wasn’t a fan, and did a full somersault down one section. After a full day, we headed back to the lodge, enjoyed the hot tub, and a movie night.
Sunday was a totally different experience. There were extremely high winds (50+ MPH gusts??) along with freezing rain. They shut down the main lift around lunch time, at which point we decided we were done.
This weekend we had the Holman’s up. We rented a house with them all last season and really had a great time. This year they are renting a place up at Stowe so, unfortunately, we aren’t going to be seeing them as much.
Luckily, Bretton Wood’s opened up the season early, so we were able to go skiing this weekend! Only 3 trails were open, the bunny slope, Ben, and Range View. The place was pretty empty, no lift lines. Also, the average experience level was very high for this mountain. Most of the people were on ski teams, getting some early season practice in.
At first Tommy (now 4) forgot how to ski, but quickly picked it up about half way through his first run. Hard to believe this kid was doing black diamonds at Cannon at 3 years old! The other 2 boys were kicking butt. They’ve really turned into amazing skiers. They can fly down any trail at Bretton Woods with ease and good form.
On Sunday the weather took a turn for the worse and was pouring rain. The older kids went to do some indoor rock climbing.
I get to spend the rest of Sunday and most of Monday at the lodge by myself. It was great to accomplish some home improvement projects. I did some painting, organizing/storing the summer gear, and put up the Christmas Tree.