New trails at Bretton Woods mean only one thing to Boston skiers: Take Friday off.Stepping inside the Mount Washington Hotel's massive turn-of-the-century lobby, it's difficult to know where to look first: Tiffany-glass transoms, cast-plaster moldings, solid-brass fixtures, ornate Corinthian capitals. In front of the enormous fireplace, skiers relax after a day on the slopes of New Hampshire's Bretton Woods Mountain Resort, kicking back on timeworn antique furniture. A stately grandfather clock marks the time nearby.
Austrian Rainer Schoenfelder tore through the first run Sunday and held off Frenchman Pierrick Bourgeat to win the first slalom of the World Cup season. Chip Knight registered the best result of his career, finishing seventh.
Hometown favorite Erik Schlopy was almost as hot as the unseasonal weather Friday producing the third-fastest second run and finishing fifth in the Chevy Truck America's Opening. Swiss great Michael Von Gruenigen won his third Park City GS.