The second weekend my parents visited, the forecast was a little bit worse than the first weekend. There was a rain system moving in from the west, and it didn’t look like it was going to be merciful and snow up north.
We decided to take Friday off work to get a day in before the storm. Dad had just gotten some new skis from the big city. So we went up to Bretton Woods for a day of lift serve skiing. We skied almost every run with trees on them. Bretton Woods has even opened up some glades on the far edge that you have to ski up hill to get to. We only did that once. It was a good day. I worked on technique some and just had fun at other times. I even got the hang of some of the black runs though the trees. We got there practically as the lifts were opening and stayed the entire day. By the end my muscles were beat, and I was stiff from all the falls.
Saturday we got an early start to beat the rain. I was terribly stiff and sore, but luckily we were only going to do a nice easy back country ski where you ski up hill and down hill, not this hard lift serve stuff. We skied Tuckerman ravine trail and the Sherburne, a classic route on Mt Washington that I’m quite familiar with by now. We had decent snow and not too much company. We got back to the bottom at noon as the snow transitioned to rain.
During the week, I, unfortunately, didn’t get to do much with my parents because I was busy working. Mom did bake me my favorite birthday cake for my birthday. And my parents put up a few more bits of the house that needed work.