Monday, February 7, 2011
Is the glass half-full or half-empty or are we not yet at halftime?
Were we to close the mountain as scheduled on Sunday, April 17th, we would now be halfway through our 143-day season. So you could say, "I can't believe we are already halfway through" or you could think, "We still have half the winter to go." Or if you are an optimist like me, you could say, "We already have had more snow than last year and February is historically our snowiest month followed by March."
If we get those historical averages, we could be seeing some great spring skiing through the end of April and even into May.
So I want to remind everyone that the best skiing here is usually in the second half of the season. March and April can be awesome. Unfortunately, too many people forget about skiing in April and we have empty slopes when the skies are blue, the temperatures are pleasant and the snow is soft. So don't forget!
Last week really was one to be out on the mountain. The 21 inches that we had midweek followed by the 10 inches we got on Saturday night have set-up everything beautifully. We are looking at more snow Monday night into Tuesday and another potential snowfall later in the week.
It is going to be another week that you want to be out skiing and riding here at Sugarbush.
So what would you expect a former Executive Vice President of Merrill Lynch to do when he retires? Lay low in the islands? Nope. He moves north and works seven days a week right here at Sugarbush. Check out what he's been thinking.