March 17th, 2012
This past weekend a group of friends, my girlfriend and I took a weekend ski trip to the North Conway area of New Hampshire. Here’s how the trip went down.
We had 4 couples all together and since one was coming from out of town, we only had 3 cars. With so little space, and intentions to go skiing and snowshoeing, we were struggling to find room for gear, people and luggage and eventually had to split the gear among the three cars to fit.
We scouted out tickets to Wildcat Mountain on Liftopia and although the tickets were cheaper, we decided to wait until we were up there since we had a bad experience with weather a prior year when the wind had shut down the mountain we had tickets to.
We’ve been for a couple years now and love to stay at a Bed and Breakfast in Fryeburg, Maine, just outside of North Conway called the Oxford House Inn. They have 4 great rooms, a full restaurant and bar, and the food is out of this world. On the night we arrive we head up to a world renown beer pub, Ebenezer’s Pub, about 15 minutes up the street.
While getting our gear ready, one of our group members found a surprise within his boot. He noticed something inside and dumped out 2 – now blind – mice on the floor. Sounds like we have another customer for Gear Freedom who isn’t interested in purchasing expensive equipment to store in his basement for 4 years between uses…
The skiing was just alright as the snowfall has been lacking lately. The conditions were a packed powder, that seemed to be more packed into mogul-like mounds scattered throughout the mountain. If I could rewind time, I would have rented some super short agile skis to get around these for the day. Just one more benefit of being to rent your gear from somewhere like Gear Freedom. You’ll be able to customize your gear to best suit the needs of the day.
On the way out of town, be sure to hit up the outlets in North Conway for some good deals. Be sure to get back to me with some other weekend getaway examples if you have them!