Patrick spent all summer and fall working on widening the trails in order to make them FIS homologated or certified to hold big races. I greatly enjoyed checking out all of his hard work and skiing on the very wide and much more smooth trails. The man made loop here was in excellent condition every day with perfect tracks, but there was also enough snow to venture around some of the other loops without hitting too many rocks. After a week of racing it was so fun to just get out and ski and not think about too much!
|Patrick enjoying the fresh snow|
|Installing solar panels were another big project Patrick helped with|
|The new snow guns with a large pile that has been slowly moved to the trails.|
|Patrick has made a friend "Mo" who is not scared of anything, not even the chain saw|
|Mo loves to follow patrick around|
|Fresh groomed tracks right out the front door.|
|Gathering wood for the newly installed wood stove.|
In the meantime, Patrick and I took a full tour of New England, spending a night with my Grandparents in NH and a night with Patrick's parents in Putney, VT before heading back to Craftsbury to get some last good skiing in before heading to Minneapolis tomorrow! Saturday marks the start of a 5 day tour that will take place of the next 10 days in the twin cities. Check back for a report on that! Hopefully I can scare this cold right out of me!