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THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, March 27, 2014




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Yours truly on the summit of Black Mountain in Jackson, NH. The summit’s big vista includes Mount Washington and many other beautiful mountains in the White Mountain National Forest. Skiing is fun and affordable at Black Mountain, adult lift tickets are still under fifty dollars! Visit BlackMt.com for more details. Mother Nature was kind and generous to her skier and snowboarding friends in March! All this nice snow should keep us on the slopes well into April! We arrived early at Black Mountain in Jackson and snagged a parking space near the lodge. But it didn’t matter that we didn’t make the first lift ride because every trail was open and there was more than enough snow for everyone to make fresh tracks all morning. The Summit double chairlift rides were enjoyable. The sun wasn’t exactly bright but the surrounding mountains were all visible and the vista was grand. As the lift nears the top, Mount Washington can be seen right straight ahead— it is the only lift in the state that affords this view without having to turn your head 180 degrees! To the southwest even a

mountain newbie can pick out Stairs Mountain since it clearly looks like a set of stairs. I jumped into the Carter Notch Glades and the Maple Slalom Chute and survived the tight quarters and the occasional rock that somehow managed not to be covered with snow. The glades were great fun and the bumps

were soft. The groomers down Big Dipper and Roller Coaster were smooth and charming to cruise the ski area’s 1,100’ vertical drop. Their 40 trails were never crowded and we were able to let our skis run. Black has plenty of ski history; it is the oldest lift served ski area in New See patenaude on 14

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