I'll be skiing Mt. Washington's summit snowfields with middle grandson Patrick. He is 7, about to turn 8. We'll be using the auto road which we fervently hope will be open to the top.http://www.mountwashingtonautoroad.com/BlogEntriesInCategory-2.html
Patrick has a very sweet disposition and often does not stand up to his brothers for his rights. When his older brother was 7 I took him on the same trip. So I offered this trip with just Grandpa and Patrick which he happily accepted. The summit snowfields are not scary like Tuckerman or the Great Gulf but they are plenty steep enough to have fun; comparable to the Back Bowls at Vail. The views are spectacular. The Great Gulf, which is longer and comparably steep to Tucks, is also easily accessible from the auto rd.
Last Sat. after a week of business in Denver,I skied Loveland Pass (again) 4 laps hitching rides. On Sun. I skied Arapahoe Basin with a Colo friend. It was the last day for Palavichini with perfect spring corn and huge bumps. The rest of the mtn. will be open until June 8.
I owe you guys some pictures when I get the time and get my act together.