Friday, January 17, 2014

Bretton Woods Flurries Bring Us Back to the Business of Winter

Are you ready to get back to winter?  A short January thaw gave us some respite from New Year's
"polar vortex," but now its time to get back to business for the Winter Carnival Weekend coming up.

According to weatherman Matt Noyes, it looks like we are in for some of the famous Bretton Woods Flurries this weekend. "It may not be a "storm," but Northern New England mountains to see nearly half a foot of snow this weekend."  

You can take advantage of some of that new snow on the Nordic trails this weekend.  From 7:00 pm  8:00 pm on Saturday night is the Nordic Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe TourSnow and a full moon accentuate the breathtaking beauty of Mount Washington Resort’s Nordic and snowshoe terrain. Join the Nordic Center staff on this hour-long excursion along the moonlit cross-country trails of the Resort. If the views and experience are not hot enough, hot chocolate and a roaring fire will warm you following the adventure. Complimentary for resort guests. Reservations are required. Please contact Nordic Center at (603) 278-3322.

On Monday morning, join in or cheer on one of the oldest citizens’ Nordic races in New England, the Geschmossel Classic Ski Race, from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm.This 15 km classical style ski race takes place on the Ammonoosuc trail network at Bretton Woods Nordic Center. The Outdoor Mom family had quite a day at the Geschmossel last year!

Après Ski Parties for adults and kids are planned for Saturday and Sunday.  For the kids, there's a Angry Birds Indoor Tournament on Saturday, with a life-size indoor version of Angry Birds where kids can roll or toss the ball and watch the walls come tumbling down, setting those little green pigs free.  On Sunday, kids can decorate their own fun winter cupcake create a pretzel creature. With fun indoor games and crafts as well, this event is sure to be a sweet treat for all!  Reservations are not required for this complimentary activity. The Kids' Apres Ski Parties start at 3:30 in the Mount Washington View Room upstairs in the base lodge and are appropriate for children ages 4-12 years old.

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