It’s been an up and down winter season in the northeast this year with weather ranging from all-time highs to frigid lows, rain, wind, snow, and everything in between. Our Let’s Hear it For the Girls event at Crotched Mountain in Southern New Hampshire brought spring conditions to the mountain, and we made the most of the beautiful bluebird day we had outdoors.
The day started with a ski and snowboard turning demo, where the participants ranging in ages from 13 on, learned tuning basics, techniques, and tools. The introduction was a great jumping off point for those of us who had never attempted tuning and also included tips for those who have been tuning and waxing for years. Everything from files, to stones, to scrapers, to wax was covered as well as basic base repair and edge work.
Groups broke out into three levels, beginner to advanced, and were treated to some personalized on-snow education from two Crotched Mountain volunteers and the Crotched Mountain snow sports team. We had women skiing their first black diamond, learning to use touring set ups and skins for the first time, and seasoned skiers and snowboarders supporting the group in a social and confidence-building environment.
A very big thank you to Crotched Mountain for hosting us and being incredibly accommodating – they offer some of the most fun skiing in southern New Hampshire.