Crotched Mountain is a small, family oriented ski hill in New Hampshire that Lyn and I visited a while back. The day was cold, sunny and with no wind…perfect, in other words, for skiing! Kids love Crotched Mountain because there are several terrain parks where they can practice small jumps or sliding over flats or rails.. What’s more, there is also a big inflated air bag where they can safely practice their wild and crazy aerial tricks without having to worry about sticking the landing. However, catching that sort of action is hard because they move fast. I have about 10 pictures of just blue sky, 30 pictures of skis entering or just leaving the frame, and about 20 more where they are perfectly framed…of which one or two are somewhat in focus. Who said, Practice! Practice! Practice!? (Oh, yeah, right…that was me.)
Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. As always, special thanks to my dearest spouse Lyn, who does most of the hard part: the photos selection. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.
More future Olympic stars…
The obligatory selfie in the coolest ski goggles ever made!
It can get real crowded in some places and you have to be very careful of the newbies who may not be able to control themselves. And the arrogant, who just don’t care!
At the end of the day, some kids just like to do a bit of sliding on their shiny snow clothes!
And then it’s time…
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