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  1. We passed on Cannon this weekend because of the wind on Saturday, but also because we assumed it would be an ice rink after the thaw/rain/freeze. We headed to BW with low expectations because it had been such a rough week, but we were very pleasantly surprised! Granted, I have young kids, and the 5-year-old loves BW because he can feel like a rockstar there, but we skied all weekend and never saw boilerplate. By the end of the day there were some icy spots, but you could just ski over them. On Saturday the lifts were running slow, but they were all running and surprisingly, the lift lines weren’t too bad. Sunday the conditions were even better. Yes, the terrain is a bit dull, especially when the trees are not in play, but my family and I managed to have a great time there this weekend, and I doubt we could have had a better time at any other mountain in the area after the weather last week! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. For a limited time, purchase early season tickets for just $22 and save up to $71.* Tickets VALID ANY ONE DAY from opening day of the 2018-19 season through December 14, 2018.* But this offer won't last - learn more and buy today!
  3. Took a ride up to Bretton Woods on Sunday with @MadRussian and a quiver of skis. Conditions were pretty frozen in the morning, but some decently soft corn in the afternoon. He brought 4 pairs of skis for us to put through the paces on the hill. We started with the two narrower offerings he brought where the snow was pretty stiff in the morning. We skied the MR87 and the MR95 for a few hours in the morning. The MR95 was probably my favorite ski of the day. Super stiff, held an edge on anything, super responsive. The Porsche of the MR collection (They like to go FAST). Interested to try it out again on a day with some softer snow. It is very interesting, because the profile doesn't have any camber, it is rocker - flat - rocker (I believe)... But it carves like any cambered ski I have ever been on. One of those skis that you push, and then say 'I can push it some more'... and you do... and that feeling doesn't go away. There is no metal in the ski, but lots of carbon fiber strips laid out at 45 degrees across the skis in both directions, giving incredible torsional rigidity while still being super light. The MR87 was the second ski I tried. Not quite as stiff as the 95, took me a few runs to get my confidence on it. Still railed pretty well, but did get it to skid on ice a few times, but I think anything short of a pair of hockey skates would have slid out on that surface. Not quite as edge happy as the 95. As the snow began to soften, I went back to the car and swapped out the two narrower skis for the wider ones. The MR110 was the first of the wider skis I got to try out. The first thing I noticed was the distinctive sound they made... Unlike any other ski I have ever skied not a bad sound, but you notice it from the first time you pick up some speed. MR110 was probably the softest of the four skis. Very playful, fun ski that I would like to try in some soft snow next year. The crazy thing about this ski is that I found myself aiming for anything that I could get some air off of. I normally do everything I can to keep both feet firmly planted on the snow. The MR102 was the last one of the day. This ski is Mishka's go to pow day ski. I chased him around while we were skiing some pow at Pico back in February. This ski is pretty amazing. Mishka built it with some serious rise in the tip to help float over anything you might run into in the woods... This is one of the most easy turning skis I've ever been on. I found myself seeking out anything that resembled a bump line to try to find how quickly I could turn them. There weren't a ton of bumps around, but everything I found, they could easily handle. I can't wait to see what these feel like in the trees in some fresh snow. With the huge early rise, there were a couple times that I was wishing for a little more running length, thanks to me being 6'4" and 240lbs... I'm sure if you aren't as big as I am, it wouldn't be an issue at all. The best part of all of these skis is that they are all constructed pretty much bomb proof. The way he builds skis gives a super durable, long lasting piece of equipment that you can throw at anything, and it will come back for more. The MR87 and the MR110 had graphics top sheets, whereas the MR95 and MR102 have a wood look that would be my preference when it comes time to design my own MR skis... The brand they most remind me of in comparison to other skis I've tried is ON3P. Very similar construction philosophy and sturdiness... But for me, the MR skis were much better as actual skis. I demoed the ON3P Wrenegade and the Magnus last year, and they just didn't suit my skiing at all. They are the only skis I've ever ridden that felt too stiff... The MRs actually had some flex when I wanted them to flex. I'm already thinking about what I would want in a pair of MR skis... I think next season I'll be working to spend some time on fresh snow on the MR lineup to figure out what I want. In short, if you have a chance to ski with Mishka and try out his skis, DO IT. DO NOT HESITATE. -w
  4. Time for a Bretton Woods thread for the season. I went last week on Friday Nov. 10 for opening day. Conditions on the lower third of Range View were quite thin. Tomorrow they reopen for the weekend. They have the learning center plus Range View and that's all. I am surprised that is all they have managed to open so far. I expected them to have at least Big Ben in the mix.
  5. Hat tip to @xwhaler for pointing this out. Bretton Woods is planning to build a new gondola and summit lodge.
  6. I've organized a demo day for Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Bretton Woods. I've organized this as part of the EICSL season kick-off event, and discount tickets will be offered to guests of EICSL clubs. The demo day will put on Sport Thoma. Adam Greenier of Gravity Jones Orthotics will also be participating in the demo day. Remember that I've put up a lift ticket giveaway for the event that closes at noon on Friday. So who will be there?
  7. My husband and 7-year-old will be at home on Saturday due to non-skiing obligations. That means I'll have the 4- and 9-year-old by myself. As you can imagine, the skiing level/speed/ability is vastly different between the 2. I was planning to spend the day at BW because at least there the 4-year-old can ski on all the trails, and I can let the 9-year-old lap us at his own pace, provided he can prove to me he can use the lift by himself (reach the bar to pull it down and have enough strength to lift it up). That way I'll be on the same trail as him (if something were to happen), but the little guy isn't slowing him down and driving him crazy. It seemed like a perfect plan until I realized it was (1) Demo Day, and (2) Ski Team open house. Do you think it will be super busy there? Am I going to regret going there over Cannon, where we'd all likely be stuck on the Eagle and Peabody lifts? Thanks for the advice!
  8. View this giveaway Bretton Woods early season We have the season kick-off gathering and demo day at Bretton Woods on Saturday, December 9. To celebrate this event we're giving away eight free lift tickets. The tickets are valid until December 15, but hopefully you'll choose to use them to join us at the gathering. Entries for the give-away will be accepted until noon on Friday, December 1. To be elligible for this giveaway, you must have a minimum of 10 posts. Submitter Weatherman Expiration Date 1 minute and 51 seconds Submitted 11/26/2017 Category Skiing and Snowboarding Giveaways  
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    Save the Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017 will be our first annual demo day. We'll be trying out the latest 2017-18 gear at Bretton Woods. The gear will be provided by Sport Thoma. Discount tickets for $25 will be available via EICSL who is cosponsoring the demo. More details to follow.
  10. There is a 3-day flash sale of early season tickets to Bretton Woods. $22 valid any day through December 15, 2017. This is a price increase from $20 last year. Typically they offer this special at the ski expo in Boston too.

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