Gigi Estes, the effervescent leader of Waterville Valley’s Nordic Silver Streaks, reports on the group’s March 7th gathering:
Cloudy, 27°F. Finally we were able to offer our skate-ski clinic. Kari took off with five Nordics. The perfect place turned out to be the soccer field adjacent to the Pond Loop, which had just enough soft snow for good skiing. “Great instructor.” “Giving us specific feedback.” “She is the greatest.” “Wonderful instructor.” “Helpful hints on how to improve.” These are some of the comments by the enthusiastic skiers. Thank you, Kari.
“The trails are terribly icy,” was the message of a Nordic. On the spur of the moment twelve skiers changed to snowshoes, compliments of the Nordic Center. We stopped at some of the interpretive signs along the trails and learned interesting facts about the geology of the Valley. We found the conditions much better in the slightly higher elevation, watching skiers whizzing by us. Back at the Center one more Nordic joined us for lunch, for a total number of eighteen. Lisa had brought a delicious dessert called Bischofsbrot, a specialty of the Old Country, dating back to medieval times. Thank you, Lisa. All in all, we had a great day. Though no sun in the sky, sunshine emanated from all of us.
Gigi shared the following photos. If you’re interested in learning more about the Silver Streaks – the oldest senior skiing program in the U.S. – click here.