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PK’s 5K’s OK

 Michael PK xcRockin’ Ron for Hugh. PK is Paul Kayhart, Smuggs Nordic Director. 5K is 3.something miles. OK is an American expression popular around the world. Anywho, this past Saturday the Nordic Center hosted PK’s 5K Ramble, a non-competitive jaunt on our cross country trails.This event was part of the Heritage WinterFest presented by the Smugglers’ Notch Area Chamber of Commerce. PK, like his predecessor Zeke Zucker, is passionate about cross country skiing. In an effort to introduce more people to the sport, PK convinced the Resort to offer FREE rentals and trail passes. Local dignitaries Mike Moser of the Cambridge Planning Commission and Lynn Saywer of the Cambridge Historical Society took advantage of the offer. Mike and PK (pictured) got out their wooden skis, wouldn’t ya know.

“Well OK then, that was a couple of days ago, what about today Rockin’?” you ask. Twas a bluebird beauty of a day and I skied like I had wings. I made my maiden flight of the season to Morse Highlands. I took the cut-over trail from Lower Morse Liftline right below where Sam’s Run enters (how come I never noticed that trail before?).Then I did my first fly-by of the season on Snow Snake. I never get tired of that trail. It has some nice pitches, rolls, and turns. That’s where I take my friends on Morse, before we migrate to Madonna and Sterling. I gotta migrate outta here… catch ya on the fly.

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Snowshoeing on the Wire Road

 

snowshoe blogI was skiing at the Morse Highlands area today. I wanted to see the Log Jam Terrain Park that just opened a few days ago. The Log Jam Terrain Park is designed for beginners with rollers and fun boxes that are low to the ground. I was skiing back to the Morse Highlands lift when I ran into Keith and Beth from Toronto, the couple pictured here. They were out snowshoeing on the Wire Road and were going to check out the Fox Trot Loop. We chatted for a while about how beautiful and peaceful it is to go snowshoeing through the snow covered woods. The Smugglers’ Notch Nordic Center has 30 km of cross country skiing trails and 24 km of snowshoeing trails. The Nordic Center has cross country, snowshoes, and ice skate rentals. They also give tours and cross country ski lessons. For more information go to smuggs.com or you can call them at 802 644 1173.