Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Wow! It snowed on the mountain last night. As I let Rumble out for his morning romp, he bounded chest deep into over a foot of fresh powder. Looking at the alpine glow on the mountain and the white peaks, I couldn't wait to get first tracks this morning with Lili.
Then I woke up. When one starts dreaming of snow at the end of July, I take it as an omen of the snowy winter to come.
Of course, we still have weeks of summer left and the beauty of fall to look forward to, but in only 92 days we will be prepared to make snow and are aiming for opening day at Lincoln Peak on the weekend before Thanksgiving.
In just a few weeks, we will be marketing 2012/13 season passes at our early-season rates (these rates are good until September 12th). This year, we are teaming up with Mad River Glen to offer a joint College Pass and offering a new feature on our For20s Pass that allows a For20s passholder to ski MRG on weekdays for an extra $80 plus tax. This partnership with our famed single-chair neighbor is a joint effort to get more people to understand the special nature of the Mad River Valley, and we hope to find other ways to work closely together in the future.
While it didn't really snow last night, I expect that many Win's Words in the coming months will indeed be talking about the freshies on the mountain.
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.