Monday, November 7, 2011

Getting Ready for Winter at the Boston Ski Show!

After a wonderful summer of hiking, biking, camping and paddling, Bretton Woods Outdoor Mom is back for the winter! Following the big October snowstorm, I'm dreaming of that first day back on the slopes at Bretton Woods: I'm envisioniong a warm-up on Bretton's Wood trail, with some big, arcing GS turns over some fresh corduroy, then perhaps some tighter turns and rolls on the classic New England trail, In Between.

Four-year old Bridget is looking forward to skiing as well; on the morning of the snowstorm a week ago, she told her Dad, "let's go wake up Mommy and Timmy so we can go skiing!" It's hard to explain to a four-year old that a freak snowstorm in October doesn't mean winter is here quite yet, but we assured her that ski season was right around the corner, and enjoyed some backyard sledding and snowman-making instead.

One of my favorite ways to pass the time until we can start skiing is a trip to the Boston Globe Ski & Snowboard Expo. If you haven't been before, it's a great way to check out all the new happenings in the snowsports world, with deals and giveaways from the resorts, great buys on ski gear, and live entertainment. This year, I'll be there with the Bretton Woods crew, sharing my tips on outdoor adventures with kids and seeing what other parents do that makes Bretton Woods family programs so special. We'll also be offering up a chance to win a FREE ski and stay package at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel and special pricing for Bretton Woods lift tickets just for ski show attendees! We'll have a kids area, with coloring and stickers to get the little ones excited too.

New this winter for the Bretton Woods Outdoor Mom, I've created a Facebook page and Twitter feed to make it even easier to keep in touch. I hope you'll follow me and share your trials and tribulations with your adventures as well.

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