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Nordic Silver Streaks Yurt Party

March 17, 2012

The Nordic Silver Streaks held their annual yurt party on Wednesday, March 14.  Head Nordic Streak, Gigi Estes, reported on the festivities…

After the “summer” day yesterday, what would be left to ski on today?  Fourteen Nordics were optimistic that it would be another fun day. How nice that Shirley and Walt joined us. It was warm (30°F) and cloudy when we met at the Nordic Center. It was our annual yurt party and we loaded a pulk with victuals and libations and headed to the North End. Thank you, Paul, for pulling the load to the yurt. Other than some icy conditions at first, the skiing was quite good, especially Moose Run. Two more Nordics, Heidi and John, joined us and Kay skied up for a short time, too, which brought our number to 17 today.  When we gathered at the yurt – wow – a nice spread was laid out. And just at that time, miracle of miracles, the clouds parted and the sun came out; time to take off some layers. Not quite bikini weather, but definitely shorts and short-sleeve shirt. Paul and Bob popped the champagne bottles. Bob’s cork really took off; it flew a distance of almost 9 ski poles! After our feast it was awards time. There was an award for Joyce, the Come-Back Kid after her accident last year, She received the Spring Chicken Award. And we had two Nordics who shared the award for best attendance: Karen and Bob. Both have come every week, for the 11th time today. And Paul and I thank you all wholeheartedly for the gifts you presented to us. I am especially honored that I received a Silver Streaks hat that has quite a history. It was Lou Baker’s hat who I understand was instrumental with starting the Silver Streaks. The hat had been given to Bob Slagle by Nancy Baker and Bob presented it to me today. Thank you, Bob, I will wear it proudly.

Let’s plan to meet again next week, if not for skiing then for some hiking. I will let you know.


Although the Nordic ski season will end soon, learn how you can participate in the alpine or Nordic Silver Streaks at Waterville Valley by clicking here.

Photo courtesy Gigi Estes

Photo courtesy Gigi Estes

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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