Monday, April 29, 2013
My ski season came to a close Saturday on a picture perfect spring day. I logged 130 days and Lili had 58 days this winter. However, since Saturday was the 162nd day that Sugarbush was open this season I realize that somehow I missed over one month of skiing!
Saturday was really glorious. I can't ever remember skiing on April 27th when Murphy's was in such good shape. A freshly groomed Ripcord featured soft turns and the moguls on Upper Organgrinder and Stein's were exactly why I love spring skiing.
And so our winter season ended as Lili and I boarded a plane early Sunday morning for Palm Springs, where the National Ski Areas Association is having its Board of Directors meeting and annual convention. Unfortunately, we will not get back in time to enjoy a final two days of skiing and riding next weekend. I will be thinking about those of you who turn out for the grand finale. The forecast all week is for warm, sunny days. That means we will likely lose quite a lot of terrain, but Stein's for sure will be great and hopefully a number of other trails as well.
Next weekend skiing is FREE both days. In lieu of a ticket, I would just ask everyone to consider a gift of any amount to the Vermont Land Trust to help them complete the conservation of Bragg Farm. We have donated $10,000 toward this effort but there is still much more money to raise. Your support would be greatly appreciated. To learn more, click here.
I hope you will enjoy our final Kentucky Derby/Cinco de Mayo Celebration on the mountain next weekend.