Bretton Woods – 1/10/19

Full on winter at Bretton today. They got a good dump from the storm, so there was deep powder everywhere. The place was practically deserted too, so it was an all you can eat kind of day. The glades were particularly prime. I got to ski some glades I never had a chance to ski before.

The powder was kind of medium density, so not super fluffy, but not heavy either. Temps were about perfect in the low 20’s, and were slowly dropping during the day, so by closing time it was getting rather brisk. Had some wind too, but mostly only up high on the lifts. Tomorrow looks savagely cold, so that’s why I opted to go today.

They opened Waumbek today and it was basically untouched. My skis floated pretty good in the deep powder, but I should have put powder baskets on my poles. I was blasting down Waumbek and was surprised by an unmarked water bar with a stream running though it. I couldn’t stop so tried to ski over it, but should have jumped it since one of my skis came off and I landed pretty hard on my shoulder and tweaked it a little.


Bretton wasn’t shy about opening trails that had interesting conditions. Here’s what Darby’s Drop looked like.


One new glade I tried today was the Boundary Line Glade. It was really wild and it has a cool ledge you can drop off.

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I ended up skiing bell to bell since you don’t get conditions like this very often. My legs were screaming for mercy by the end, but it was worth it. This was one of my best days of the season so far.

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