Bill had Alex's camera during our trip so he could take pictures from the various summits at Sunday River. Alex has a little Nikon point and shoot, which fits better in an inner pocket of a ski jacket than my camera does. And the resolution is better than Bill's cell phone.
So here we go. Here are some of the gorgeous views you get when you go all the way up. (Some are taken from various points along the way up, some were taken near some of the lifts – and I am not labeling them because I don't know where Bill was for each of these, and he's busy painting the repaired wall upstairs, and I don't want to interrupt that.)
One of the cool things about staying on the mountain, besides not having to get up super early to get the kids to their classes on tome, was that you could roll out of bed, get dressed, eat your fill of breakfast, get your skiis from the ski check room, and practically ski right out the door to the nearest lift.
Bill did this with Alex both Wednesday and Thursday mornings – they rode lifts up and skiied down various trails, working their way across various mountain faces until they got to the main camp where the classes are. Pretty cool. Then at the end of the day on Wednesday, Bill and Alex also skiied back to our hotel. Nice father-son ski time. At one point, when they were at one of the summits, Bill had Alex just stop moving and take a few minutes to look at the view. Alex agreed it was pretty cool.
On Thursday morning, our last part of the day there, Bill took Julia along, too, and they hit a bunch of the green trails together. Bill took a few pictures while they were out, and I'll share them in another post.