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Turn Turn Turn - Sugarbush Stoke Exchange

Thursday, January 30, 2014

We've had a bittersweet week at Sugarbush, with some fresh snow early and then back into the freezer for the last few days. This pattern seems to be changing though, and the weekend promises comfortable temps and some accumulating snow. Don't look too closely at next week yet, unless you want to get really excited. 

Good day!
Good day!

The turns have been great throughout this current winter phase, thanks mainly to our groomers and snowmakers. We are hoping Mother Nature will start to work a little harder, Castlerock and the off-piste are desperate for some company. 

Groovy groomers this week.
Groovy groomers this week.

The weather and snow weren't the only things that were bittersweet. Unfortunately, we lost two members of greater Mad River Valley community this week, too.

Not many people know that Pete Seeger was a skier or that he occasionally showed up at our neighbor's doorstep for some runs. With songs like "Turn Turn Turn" and "Snow, Snow", it may seem obvious in retrospect. Thankfully, he leaves a legacy that will likely last a long time.  

Nice turns, Pete!
Nice turns, Pete!

We also said goodbye to Greg Polanski, a long time Sugarbush skier with a heart of gold. He was a firefighter in Meridien, CT, who came up with his family and friends nearly every weekend. Be sure to make a turn turn turn for both of these amazing people. If the snow starts to dump in earnest now, you know who to thank, too.  

Sugarbush skier Greg Polanski back in the day.
Sugarbush skier Greg Polanski back in the day. 

Women's Ski Discovery is this weekend!
Women's Ski Discovery Camp is this weekend!

2013 FAT Ski-A-Thon from HighFivesFoundation.

Start getting pledges now for the 2014 High Fives Fat Ski-A-Thon on March 2nd. Raise funds and fun for a great cause!    

Join us for a very special beer dinner at the Castlerock Pub!
Join us for a very special beer dinner at the Castlerock Pub!

Fresh Tracks Film Camp!
Fresh Tracks Film Camp continues.

Snow last weekend, snow this weekend. More snow next week. Yeah!
Snow last weekend and this weekend. More next week. Yeah!

Egan on Murphy's.
Egan carving on Murphy's. 

Snowball has been a ball.
Snowball has been a ball.

Tentative explorations.
Tentative explorations.


Ready to ride.
Ready to ride.

Join us for a great weekend!
Join us for a great weekend.

The temps are tempering, the snow is moving towards us and the fun is all but guaranteed. See you on the mountain! 

John Atkinson
Chairman, Sugarbush Stoke Exchange
Staff PhotographerSnow ReporterCoach 

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Thanks John Atkinson, for the always interesting Stoke Exchange. A special thanks for mentioning our friend Greg Polanski. RIP Greg.

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 16:00 by Jeffrey Ginnis

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