Originally Posted by linesout
So my work schedule is such that I can leave Fridays around noon. I'm thinking to use some of these to leave right from work in Boston and head up to a mountain for a half day. Do you think that it's doable to head up to some of the NH mountains like Loon, Cannon, Waterville Valley, Gunstock, etc, or should I just stick with some place close like Wachusett? Out of these mountains I've only skied before at Wachusett so I was hoping to check out some of the other ones this season - will probably do places like Cannon for a full day trip, too, but I was curious if it'd be worth it for Friday afternoon, just to break in the new boots and such :)
Any thoughts you have are welcome! Thanks!
You could go to Wachusett; they have night skiing. Otherwise, it's not worth it. Traffic will be slow on Friday afternoons, and even if it's not you'll still spend way more time in the car than on snow. It's just not worth the hassle.
Look up ski clubs in North Conway. Join one. Go up for weekends and ski two days each time you go up. Get your days-on-snow count up. Meet other people to ski with; have dinner with them on Friday and Saturday nights, share Sat and Sun breakfasts. Party with them on Saturdays. Become an every-weekend skier. It's a way of life, and many people from MA do it.
There are 20 or so ski clubs in North Conway, most of which have lodges and reasonable membership dues, plus there are discount lift tickets available to members. There's also a low-profile race league that you can ski in if you like, once you are a member. There's usually a come-meet-the-clubs weekend on Halloween weekend, during which you get hosted at 10 of the clubs. A bus takes you and all the other prospective members on the all-day Saturday tour.
If you'd like to come up and stay at my ski club, The Ski Wheelers, pm me and I'll get you a sponsor.
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