Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Spring Skiing


We had a relaxing weekend in New Hampshire and enjoyed what might be our last ski weekend of the season.  In spite of very little snow in the last few weeks we found excellent XC ski conditions at Prospect Farm thanks to the groomers at Jackson XC.  Prospect Farm has several trails which are dog-friendly so Kokee was able to ski with us.  We skied in the morning to a favorite spot which affords views of Mt Washington.  Views into Tuckerman Ravine show pretty thin coverage but still there was more snow than in January!  After a break for lunch we skied the Boggy Brook Trail and caught glimpses of Crawford Notch as we skied along.  We have plans in the next few weeks to visit the Carter Notch Hut for a night so it was fun to see the notch from a distance.

On Sunday we did had a relaxed start to the day and after lunch went to Black Mountain with our snowboards.  Black Mountain is a small ski hill in Jackson, literally a few miles down the road from the chalet. It was only partially open with one 3-person chair lift running.  With warm sunny weather the conditions were soft and fun for carving.   We shared the runs with a few others and were able to ride straight onto the lift.

We wrapped our weekend with dinner at the Shovel Handle Pub which sits at the base of Black Mountain.  It was one of the rare occasions when the Shovel Handle was relatively quiet.  We enjoyed some live  music and a nice dinner.  We are looking forward to spring and more adventures on the trails.

 Elevenses on the trail

On the trail at Prospect Farm

 Tuckerman Ravine and Mt Washington

Carrot cake from Vintage Baking Co. for dessert on  Saturday

Riding at Black Mountain

 Bruno enjoying the afternoon sun at Black Mountain

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