A strange spring weekend: Saturday, I planted seeds for my garden and rode the Harley 150 miles -Sunday, I went skiing. As my first year of skiing comes to a close, I’m surprised by my yard being free of snow, revealing leftover yard work I didn’t get to last fall, while the mountains still have enough snow to support my obsession of “trying to master moguls”. A group of us headed to Bethel for a bluebird day of skiing at Sunday River, as they hosted L.L.Bean Day – a chance for employees to ski free; always a nice welcome perk.
I learned what people have always referred to as “Spring Skiing”. Some lunatics were in shorts, carving through the cascades, while others were dressed head-to-toe in waterproof down. The snow conditions were new to me, and as only an amateur could describe it: “a little mealy… sometimes slightly slushy and easy to make turns in”. An impressive trail and lift system made the day enjoyable and sometimes confusing on how to plan a run from Point A to Point B and actually get there, a lack of trail signs and maps didn’t help. Overall, a beautiful Maine weekend (and finally, melting snow!)
Sunday River plans to have snow for a little longer. Here are some events you can still catch:
Apr 12 – Pond Skimming Music, costumes and face plants as skiers attempt to cross open water
Apr 18-20 – Easter Egg Hunt Bring the little ones and enjoy a weekend of family festivities
Apr 21 – FREE Skiing Celebrate the last day of the season with FREE lift tickets