Gigi Estes, head Nordic Silver Streak, reported on their Wednesday, April 6, ski gathering…
What a fine day for skiing! Last night it snowed again; two inches in Waterville Valley. When seven Nordics met at Depot parking lot we found the trails freshly groomed for us. The temperature hovered around freezing and a breeze made it feel colder. However, the sun was pouring down on us and after skiing up Lower Osceola we were so warm that we were shedding some clothing. The snow cover was perfect; amazing for this time of the year. A couple Nordics skied Moose Run and Wicked Easy, the others went up Osceola all the way to the top and down, some returning via John Deer. Even the steep section on John Deer showed no sign of deteriorating snow. On our way back we met Angel who joined us. We skied together to Bob’s Lookout for photos since today is Paul’s and my 48th anniversary and we wanted to record our celebration. Then off to Jugtown for sandwiches. We had brought along a big bottle of red wine and Karen invited us to have lunch in her apartment which Paul has named “Karen’s Kastle”. What a beautiful place with such great views. For dessert I had baked cookie bars for our celebration and Karen made coffee to go along with them. We had such a wonderful time. Thank you very much, Karen. While we were enjoying ourselves we didn’t notice that the sun had disappeared but all of a sudden we noticed that it was snowing again.
What a great ski season we have had. I will be working as a volunteer in the Mt. Washington Observatory for a week, starting next Wednesday and won’t be able to ski. However, if the conditions allow Paul may ski again with any of you who would like to continue. To all of you a great summer until we meet again.