We've had a lot of late-Winter snowstorms this year, and most of them have been big in the New Hampshire snow belt as well. So when we scheduled a ski trip (at last, first one this year!) for Sunday the 10th we decided to try Cannon, which is an intriguing mountain but has been icy and raw every time I've gone there.
Dave was home for vacation and he, Marnie, and I headed North on the first morning of daylight savings ... quite an early start. It was a beautiful, sunny day and we were a little dismayed that as we started gaining elevation North of Concord there seemed to be no more snow by the sides of the road than in Massachusetts ... less in fact. We considered bailing and opting for Waterville, but we continued to Cannon and it turned out to be a good decision, the snow there was fantastic and the crowd was not bad at all.
One of the highlights of the day actually, was stopping for lunch. We were just getting off the tram at 11:30 or so and decided to take our pre-lunch-crowd break in the cafeteria at the tram-head, where none of us had ever been before. As it turns out we got a great table in their beautiful bar/lounge with wrap-around windows (it was such bright, sunny day that Mt. Washington could be seen clearly), the beer was cold, the paninis were not really outrageously expensive, and the bartender was playing Grateful Dead!