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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Despite being easily observed, gravity remains the least understood of the four forces that help govern the universe. It is also the weakest of these forces, but according to Astronomy Cafe, "space and time are qualities of the gravitational field of the cosmos that have no independent existence."

In other words, space, time and gravity are essentially three sides of the same coin. Wait, a coin only has two sides, right? They have an edge too, gravity is the thing that holds it all together.

Darian Boyle playing with gravity at Castlerock
Outside TV star and Bush Pilot coach Darian Boyle playing with gravity on Castlerock Run last Saturday.

What does this have to do with skiing and snowboarding? Everything. Gravity is our favorite force, Sugarbush our favorite space and what better time than right now?

An uplifting message from Egan and some carve-elicious turns at Lincoln Peak yesterday.

The snow has continued to fall this week and with some really cold temps, our snowmakers have been maximizing their contributions too. New terrain is opening daily and with a bit more natural, we might see a reopening of Castlerock. After last week's unexpected storm, one guest remarked, "I've had worse days heli-skiing than what we skied Thursday and Friday at Castlerock."

Castlerock hiking was awesome!
Just a few of the people who hiked to Castlerock last week.

This Saturday, Sugarbush is hosting the Flyin Ryan Foundation in the Wunderbar at 3pm, followed by a Full Moon Party.

Tour De Moon!

Meanwhile, at Mount Ellen, we have our first-of-the-season Dynafit Tour De Moon, an evening hike up to the Glen House for dinner and beverages, followed by an exhilarating headlamp or lune-lit slide back to the base. There will be limited free Dynafit demos or you can rent alpine touring/tele set-ups locally at Vermont North, Alpine Options or Clearwater Sports

Time lapse snowmaking for the big terrain park at Sunny D.

One of our local forecasters, Josh Fox is calling for up to a foot of snow on Sunday, so it might be a good time to start laying groundwork with the boss for a powder flu Monday. Wow, my throat is really feeling scratchy.

Looking further ahead, the MLK weekend is just around the corner and we have a full schedule of fun for everyone. Keep snow dancing, the AO has finally shifted and we might be in for more serious winter conditions very soon. Better be here!

John Atkinson
Director of Strategic Programs and Partnerships
802-583-6534 | jatkinson@sugarbush.com 

Spotty alpenglow on Mount Ellen this week.

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