After two years of walking past the Bretton Woods Slopeside Climbing Wall on the third floor of the base lodge, my five-year-old daughter was finally big enough to try on a harness and rock shoes and give the climb a try.
One of the best kept secrets in skiing and riding is the relative emptiness of the slopes on Super Bowl Sunday. What are you waiting for?
Preparing for Bretton Woods' 40th Annual Geschmossel Classic Ski Race seemed to take a lot longer than the actual racing itself. As any ski mom or
dad knows, whether downhill or cross-country skiing, getting the gang ready for a ski day can be quite a production. There are lunches to pack, mittens to find, and skis to load into the car. And if you're headed to a Nordic race, you've got to wax your skis as well.
For a family that loves outdoor activities, Nordic skiing is an essential part of our quiver of winter fun choices. Introductory cross-country ski programs for kids provide a fun way to get outside and enjoy playing in the snow.
What a relief to be getting in to the groove of winter! After a month of relying on our trusted snowmakers for our white fix, we got the one thing we really wanted for Christmas: a big fat snowstorm, followed by several days of the beloved Bretton Woods flurries. Now that more and more terrain was opening and the winter habits of gathering our gear and heading to the hill were becoming routine, we decided it was time to try to bust out of one habit: it was time to get Bridget into a lesson and work on getting her out of the wedge and into some parallel turns.
As any parent knows, expectations run high this time of year for young and old alike. With so many tasks to juggle, I'm hoping this list of tips will help make your ski vacation be just that: a true vacation from the everyday, with time to truly cherish some family moments.
With the countdown underway to the start of the new ski and ride season, at least several New Hampshire resorts are still in fall mode around the Northeast.