A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Back Country Skiing

Skiing Beaver Creek in Colorado

February 23, 2020
Emilie Phillips

We started our vacation with a day of lift serve skiing at Beaver Creek Resort. We thought it prudent, before skiing up to our backcountry hut, to spend a day at lower elevation. We stayed the night in Avon at 7,400′. In the morning, it was pouring buckets of snow. The locals complained the snow […]

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First lift serve of the year

December 19, 2020
Emilie Phillips

The first thing we saw when we arrived at Crotched was a line of people from the base of the mountain to halfway across the parking lot. We almost turned around and went home then. It’s early season, so we usually spend some time at a lift serve ski area practicing technique and protecting our […]

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(Too) Early Season Run Down the Sherburne

December 6, 2020
Tyson Sawyer

We were feeling in need of a first of the season ski fix and the forecast was calling for 10-20 inches in the Pinkham Notch area. The alarm went off at 5AM and the family loaded into the car. As we drove through the Franconia Notch area and then north and west through Carol and […]

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Skiing Castle Ravine

April 5, 2020
Emilie Phillips

It is spring skiing time, but the popular ravines on Mt Washington have been shut due to overcrowding and COVID-19. We decided to explore Castle Ravine which looked promising when we hiked by it in the summer. Searching online for ski reports, I only found one video and a couple tracks on Strava heat map. […]

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Family Ski to Greeley Ponds

March 14, 2020
Emilie Phillips

Our attempt at a family ski series for the AMC has had mixed success. This trip, the last cross country ski trip, turned out really well. The two days preceding the trip had rained and slushed, and then overnight it froze cold. A lot of people didn’t bother signing up for the trip because all […]

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Post-vacation catch up

Emilie Phillips

I am working on processing photos from our trip to Colorado last week. In the meanwhile, here is the last day of skiing at Yellowstone in 2016 when three year old Isaac impressed us with his cross country skiing. Photos posted so far from Colorado flight out first day acclimatizing at Beaver Creek Resort second […]

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Black Sand Basin

January 30, 2016
Emilie Phillips

[This post was written four years later. Read about the other four days of skiing Yellowstone.] Tyson was feeling enough better to come out for an easy ski. Black Sand Basin was two miles away along level trails. Along the route, we would pass by several eratic geysers. Maybe one of them would erupt? Tyson […]

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We didn’t do anything outside the house this weekend. The various bugs going around school finally caught Isaac. So instead I wrote my long overdue post about our exciting ski trip down the Spring Creek Trail in Yellowstone. Spoiler: we didn’t drop Isaac or the pulk in the stream.

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The winter is a wonderful time to get out in the woods. We enjoy untracked snow in New England on cross country and Telemark skis.

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