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Travel Blogs from North Conway
... to my mouth". Still blank. After all that she informs me they've sold out of beanies as it's been a long winter.
The drive to North Conway in the White Mountains continued and we arrived in enough time to explore the surrounding countryside. It's a snow skiing region with slopes everywhere. Sioux had heard of a place called Jackson about 15 miles away so off we went. I started to sing the song 'I'm Going Down to Jackson' but the words came out to the tune ...
... off the mountain! Now this requires a little bit of a back story. When you reach the age of 90 and you go skiing, there are a few perks -- one of them is you get to ski for free. With our program, one morning-only lift ticket is included, so we basically ski from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and you can upgrade your ticket to a full-day ticket for $15 per day. At Sunday River, most of the lift operators are pretty relaxed about checking tickets, and we skied until about ...
... in the single digits for the beginning part of the morning. From there, we spent the morning bombing down the long blue runs before we hit what is in my opinion the best glade at Sunday River.
Blind Ambition starts out with steep moguls with trees added into the mix. Once you make it down about a quarter of a mile this glade opens up to untouched powder, open terrain and the occasional cliff drop ...
People who don't ski or snowboard may see this program as tiring, dangerous, and/or too challenging. However, we all are here because we love every aspect of the sport and the thrill we get from the mountain.
I actually find it relaxing and therapeutic flying down the slopes with just a piece of wood between me and crushing defeat. There is no better way to spend a day in the winter.
This program has special ...
... there was another group further down from us whose route intercepted with the third pitch.
What did this mean for us? This meant we were waiting for like at least 2 hours before getting on the climb and it meant a slow go because there were 3 other groups ahead of us.
I honestly didn't keep an eye on the time, as I was busy trying to stay warm because the sun was moving behind the rock and we were left in the shadow which was quite cold! The wind was ...
Other places to stay in North Conway
Route 16 at Settlers' Green Outlet Village, North Conway | 3 star hotelfrom $97
- Great xmas feel
- Loving the hotel, but not the pool
- Thanks For The Memories
2251 White Mountain Highway, North Conway | 3 star hotelfrom $154
- Chlorine leak??
- Red Jacket in December
- Will come back on my next trip
1788 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway | 2 star hotelfrom $117
- Great place to stay
- Good for kids 12 & under
- Hotel was nice, but not really a "waterpark"
1515 White Mountain Highway, North Conway | 2 star hotelfrom $98
2001 White Mountain Hwy, Route 16, North Conway | 2 star hotelfrom $117
- Excellent for a Family
- Elegance in a hotel chain?
- Old Lady At Front Desk Needs to Smile & Retire
1801 White Mountain Highway, North Conway | 3 star hotelfrom $139
277 Artist Falls Road, North Conway | Hotel$55 average
3351 White Mountain Highway, North Conway | 3 star hotelfrom $169
- Love the Manor
- Being Fair
- Very disappointing!!!
1769 White Mountain Highway, North Conway | Hotelfrom $75
3245 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway | Hotelfrom $74