Snowboarding at Cranmore

If you’ve been on these pages recently you will have gathered that I’ve caught the snowboarding bug. Big time. I go any chance I can. Thanks to awesome perks from work and a few friends I haven’t had to buy a lift ticket yet, which is really nice.

Last week I drove to New Hampshire to ride at Cranmore Mountain in North Conway. I had been to Attitash a week earlier and had a great time!

Cranmore is a relatively small mountain with few trails, and even fewer were open when I was there. That was okay, since the two runs I rode all day were a blast! I took the Skimobile Express lift, which is a quad, to the summit and rode down “Split Decision,” which, I realized later, is a black diamond trail. From there I took another black diamond, “Middle,” to the blue “North Slope.” It was a great run.

I loved these runs at Cranmore
I loved these runs at Cranmore

My second trip up the quad I came down the same trails, except went left after Middle to “South Slope,” a nice soft green with lots of powder and a steep enough slope that I could go fast. I loved this run so much I stayed on it all day. There was some ice on Middle, which is pretty steep, but after that difficult part I could pick up speed with confidence and practice the carving turns I had learned so much about watching YouTube “Learn to snowboard” videos.

Ready to ride
Skittle thug
At the summit, ready to ride
At the summit, ready to ride
Stoked to ride this
Stoked to ride this
Perfect snow
Perfect snow
Having a great time!
Having a great time!
Stickers, FTW!
Stickers, FTW!

Cranmore is a nice mountain that I would definitely visit again when more of the mountain is open.

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  1. […] Alex. We went to Sunday River, a resort I had been to the week prior with another coworker, Jeff. I had been snowboarding at Cranmore the day before and was sore but feeling anxious to ride as I felt like I was improving quickly. Doesn't this look […]

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