I know it's been an amazing December vacation week at Bretton Woods when the kids clamor for skiing from first chair to end of day apres ski time.
With Mount Washington as our backdrop, we've cruised just about every open trail, and found some great quiet stashes on Crawford's Blaze and Water Tank, and and then some soft new snow when the patrollers dropped the ropes on Granny's Grit and Coos Caper.
The Mountain Hosts had steaming hot cider and a warm smile waiting for us when we went in for a break.
At the end of the day, we watched the groomers take to the hill to lay down some fresh corduroy for all the night skiers.
With the bongos and guitar of Cause and Effect livening things up in the Slopeside Pub, we weren't ready to let the day go, and decided to stay for an adult beverage.
Meanwhile, the kids headed upstairs for a supervised apres ski party of their own, where they celebrated the "Last Blast of 2013."
They had make your own party hats, coloring, and plenty of snacks to keep them topped off until dinnertime.