Category Archives Skiing

I haven't been in such a long time. I have had the same skis since high school along with the same x-country ski boots that were so tattered from wear and age that I just threw them out. Went out and purchased some new boots and skis. Bought the boots off of a website and the skis I picked up gently used on eBay of all places. I love scouring eBay for deals on gently used items. The poles came from REI. It was time to finally use them - which of course I'm doing this at the end of the season, but hit the local rail trail! Rail trail with just enough snow to ski on New skis and…

The skiing season is quickly coming to a close.  Most of the lower mountain resorts shut their doors this prior weekend.  One of our local favorites for a small mountain - Crotched Mountain - is closed.  While snow is still on the trails, they just don't have the people or possibly insurance to cover staying open.  That and of course you need the skiers to show up to make it worth while to stay open.  Eventually a resort will have negative returns if not enough people are there.  My daughter and I spend the day mid-week last week at Crotched.  We pretty much had the lift and one of the trails to ourselves.  Which made for some classic goofing off…

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