New Hampshire

Nor Eastah: A New Hampshire Trifecta

A medium regular coffee ordered at Dunkin’ Donuts comes with three creams and three sugars. It’s a novelty item probably not worth the public bathroom visit when you land at Logan Airport. But I did it anyway. It’s just one of those things you do when headed to New Hampshire.

It was the middle of March, a time when New Hampshire’s finer mountains (and humans) host an unrelated series of events that make for a wild weekend and true representation of the snowboard scene in the Live Free or Die state. The plan was to travel from the NH coast to Waterville Valley for the Mike Baker Banked Slalom, then to Gunstock Mountain for the annual Tyler Davis Hip Jam. I’d finish the trip at Loon Mountain for New Hampshire’s premier snowboard event, Eastern Boarder’s Last Call.

Having grown up riding the East Coast, I’d completed this lap for a dozen years. I landed with couches for the weekend already secured, and pointed it for Waterville…


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