A Lovely Guest Experience with our Sit Ski

Dear Howie,

Thank you for having a sit ski at Great Glen. I’ve been alpine skiing for decades and started to slow down recently because it takes a toll on my one and only leg. My husband loves to cross country ski and I’ve wanted to join him. I was surprised and delighted with the staff, equipment, your trails and my ability.

Most of all I want you to know that Dan, Eli and Steven are terrific. I asked Dan when we arrived if he knew of any adaptive equipment for cross country, he was knowledgeable and encouragingly sent me to Eli. Eli got the sit ski out, set me up in it with poles and carried it outside. He shared what he knew about the equipment and made great suggestions about the trails. He, too, was encouraging. When I had worn myself out, I pulled over to one of the little buildings by the gate and waved down Steven in the van. He happily loaded me and the equipment in the van, made his designated rounds back to the lodge and kindly retrieved my crutches from the equipment room and returned the sit ski for me.

These men and their friendly, knowledgeable, and positive responses to my special needs made a new, somewhat anxiety provoking, experience a can-do adventure and opened lots of possibilities for more winter fun.

Gratefully,
Kim Cox

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Why Aren’t You Guys Here?

Hi Everyone, Steven here, Group Sales and Assistant Events Director.

It’s an amazing day here at the Mt. Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. New snow from yesterday, the sun shining and my meeting today is with Mother Nature and a pair of snowshoes.

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The northern Presidentials- (l to r) Mt. Jefferson, Adams, & Madison.

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Mt Adams and Mt. Madison

 

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It’s only my first week here and can I say what a lucky guy I am. Amazing co-workers, beautiful conditions and views, this is why I live and work in the best place on earth.

Hope to see all of you soon, have a great day. :)

Steven explored the Aqueduct Loop on snowshoes the day after the storm. It is a gorgeous 3 mile loop on the South side of Rt 16 behind the lodge with incredible views.

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One of the Many Reasons We Love Working at Great Glen!

Hi, Regina here. Office Manager at Great Glen Trails and The Mt Washington Auto Road. I don’t get to go out skiing as often as most of the staff. Early morning snow reports, accounting deadlines and help managing our beautiful base lodge and operations limits my time. But…. I do get out a lot and want to thank Howie, our General Manager for allowing us that opportunity. In fact the company supports and encourages those of us working here to enjoy and experience who we are and all that we offer. In winter that means we get to ski, tube and ride the SnowCoach. This is a very healthy work environment with a fun experienced staff.

So on my day off this past Saturday I came back to Great Glen to check out Demo Day. All the Reps from all the top brands in Nordic skiing were here for folks to demo their best skis, boots, poles and snowshoes. Salomon, Rossignol, Fischer, Atomic, Swix and Tubbs. Our friendly Great Glen staff were readily available to share their knowledge of those products and to chat about a sport we love. With the purchase of a trail pass folks could use free equipment all day long. It was good to see so many people out skiing and talking with the reps at their tents. It was a great opportunity for families to try before they buy. I myself went out and tested three different skis, three different boots and three different poles. I not only educated myself on the many choices of skis but I had a wonderful relaxing day out on snow.

DSCN3646This week with a cooperating schedule you will probably see this Office Manager out there again, maybe even on skate skis.

 

 

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