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Man made snow

December 26, 2023
Emilie Phillips

The only skiing anywhere near us is on man made snow. On Sunday, Tyson, Isaac, and I acquired skate skis. This is the first set for Tyson and Isaac, and an upgrade for me. We tried them out on Jackson’s 1 kilometer of man made snow. Ticket price vs snow quality was pretty good. Tyson […]

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Telemark ski clinic

December 16, 2023
Emilie Phillips

The NH AMC put on another telemark clinic for the ski leaders. These really are a great way to take the rust off at the beginning of the season. We had Keith Rodney as an instructor for a second time. He gave a different perspective than we’ve had previous years with Jim Tasse. I think […]

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Icy cross country ski day

February 18, 2023
Emilie Phillips

This winter, being a terrible winter, it poured rain Friday and then dropped to 5F overnight. With a forecast like that, I expected solid ice. You can’t ski on ice with most cross country skis, so Sarah moved our AMC trip from Sugar Hill to a groomed cross country ski center. The one registered family […]

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Bear Notch Ski Touring Center

January 22, 2023
Emilie Phillips

It is late January, and it finally snowed in New Hampshire. Tyson and I were both still feeling listless from covid, so we were trying to motivate ourselves for a short local ski. Then Sarah and Mike invited us north to better snow and to come try the Bear Notch Ski Touring Center for the […]

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Alternatives to a ski weekend

April 4, 2021
Emilie Phillips

We rented a hotel room in Gorham for the first weekend in April. From 4 days out, it looked like the weekend might be great. But as the weather forecast came closer and closer into view, Saturday’s forecast stayed below freezing. And Sunday, the mountain forecast got above freezing but with 50mph winds in the […]

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AMC Family ski trip to Bretton Woods

March 13, 2021
Emilie Phillips

I was scheduled to co-lead an AMC trip with Erik. Normally that would mean lots of organization and some coaching. But Erik did all the screening. And the folks who actually came were all regulars. So this turned into just a fun ski together. We had planned to ski the White Mountain National Forest Beaver […]

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Vacation day 2 – Jackson

February 24, 2021
Emilie Phillips

For the second day of our mini-vacation, we met up with Cheri at Jackson. Isaac and Cheri both like skate skiing, but I figured a whole day of skate skiing would be too much for him. So we did half the day classic and half the day skating. The previous day, we had cross country […]

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Mom and Isaac mini winter vacation

February 23, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Isaac had school vacation at the end of February as usual. Unlike usual, though, we couldn’t spend the week on an epic ski adventure with the grandparents. So, instead, I took two days off work and met up with friends in the Whites for cross country skiing. We actually brought our Telemark skis too, but […]

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