Making the most of lunch break!

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I don’t know about you, but after a pitiful winter last year, and a slow-to-start winter this year, I’ve been itching for some snow. Mother Nature heard our pleas last week and it FINALLY snowed here in southern NH!

So, today a group of us were inspired to spend our lunch break cross-country skiing in the woods behind BaseCamp. What a great idea! Some of us had skied before, some were brand new to the sport, but everyone enjoyed the hour outdoors!

Smiling happy people! I’m happy to say, everyone was smiling at the end too. What’s cool about these lunchtime outings is that we end up with a group from a range of departments – it’s always fun to get to know people you don’t get to work with often!

Isla the wonder dog!

Owen, our Visual Coordinator, aka today’s Intrepid Leader.

Sure, there were some falls, some crashes, some bushwhacking, some “where did the trail go” moments. But there were even more laughter, conversation, and “wow, this is awesome!” moments. What an awesome lunch break!

Never tried and want to? I highly suggest it! Not only do you get really good exercise, but it’s a great way to enjoy the scenery, breathe fresh air, and hang out with friends.

If you’re close to southern NH, stop by Windblown Ski Area on January 12 – we’re hosting a FREE ski and snowshoe demo! Details are on the  Peterborough store Facebook page or call the store at 603-924-7231.

Not near here? A number of our stores offer rental gear - call your local store to find out what they carry and if they’ve got any demos scheduled.

See you on the trails!

Beth Marchand


Beth's love of skiing and summer camp led her to a career in the outdoors. After spending 13 summers at Girl Scout camp on Lake Winnipesaukee, obtaining degrees in wildlife & environmental education, and working 4 years with NH Project Learning Tree, Beth joined Eastern Mountain Sports. As marketing manager, she handles media & advertising, events & sponsorships, new store openings, conservation projects, and more. On the weekends, Beth and her husband, daughter, and dog can be found roaming the mountains, waters, and woods of Northern New England.